Minnesota author visit

Minnesota novelist Kathleen West will discuss her new book “Are We There Yet?” virtually from noon to 1 p.m. July 26, as a live event on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook page at facebook.com/Friendsofthebrainerdpubliclibrary.

Youth on Stage Open Mic

Youth on Stage Open Mic event is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, at the Brainerd Eagles Club.

‘Parade of Decades’

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The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative to present a special Riverboat Days Parade Aug. 7 to celebrate Aitkin’s sesquicentennial, with a parade at 3 p.m. For details on the Riverboat Days Parade and how to register your float, visit aitkin.com.

Storyhill to perform

Storyhill and other musicians to perform Aug. 20-21 at the Clearwater Forest Camp in Deerwood. For tickets go to tinyurl.com/2t8ksykv.

Auditions set

Stage North Theatre Co. auditions for “Paul Bunyan: The Man, The Myth, The Musical” are set for 7 p.m. Aug. 20 and at 3 p.m Aug. 21 at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. A large cast is needed to fill the 20-plus roles, including actors, chorus and dance members. For more information, email gary@stagenorththeater.com.

Performance dates are set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16 and 2 p.m. Oct. 10 and 17. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 by calling 218-232-6810.

Auditions set for Brainerd theater company set

Brainerd Community Theatre to host its auditions for its entire 2021-22 season at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and 6 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug, 7 in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. Auditioners are encouraged but not required to sign up in advance for an audition time. A sign-up form and additional information about the auditions is available on the company’s website at clcperformingarts.com.

Further information may be obtained by emailing the directors at: patrick.spradlin@clcmn.edu; Chaput.travis@gmail.com; and bethselinger@gmail.com.

Author event

Author Jim Mans of "Twiddle Yer Toes" will make his debut from noon to 2 p.m. July 31 at CatTale’s Books and Gifts in downtown Brainerd.

Harvest Brew Fest

The seventh annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest will be 3-6 p.m. Sept. 11 in downtown Aitkin. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite at tinyurl.com/wdd3vkhm. For more information email glaciallakesbrewers@gmail.com or visit GlacialLakesBrewers.org or facebook.com/harvestmoonbrewfest.