Cultural Thursday

Cultural Thursday presents its next event at noon Thursday, Oct. 7, at Central Lakes College. The program will be about the people of the U.S. and Mexico borderlands. The presentation will be delivered live through Zoom and people may watch the program in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus or watch remotely. People are asked to pre-register for the Zoom webinar at and the link will be emailed.

Heartland Poets to meet

Heartland Poets, an area chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, will meet 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9 for its regular monthly meeting in the large room of the Brainerd Public Library.

Rock Camp fundraiser

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The Mark Munson Rock Music Camp-Jam Fundraiser is scheduled 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Green Lantern Bar and Grill. For more information contact The Crossing Arts Alliance at 218-833-0416 or

Writers conference

The Lakes Area Writers Alliance presents its 2021 annual conference set Oct. 30 at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. The conference is titled “Book Writing Master Class: Become a Better Writer in One Day.”

Space is limited and registration is at

Lions event

The Garrison Bay Lake Area Lions presents its Minnesota Wild Rice Hot Dish Cook Off, craft, bake and fudge sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Deerwood Auditorium .For more information about the Minnesota Wild Rice Hot Dish Cook Off or vendor participation, contact Cathe Picek at or call 218-330-7804.