Entertainment Briefs — Aug. 24

A round-up of upcoming entertainment events, such as concerts, plays, music in the park, author events in the Brainerd lakes area.

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Performances in the Park continues in Gregory Park

Performances in the Park concludes with Michael Hoover at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in Gregory Park in Brainerd.

Hoover is an established musician that plays classic rock ‘n’ roll, today’s top hits in contemporary, pop, country and western. He has performed throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana for many years.

Performances in the Park is a collaboration between the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department and The Center. Those attending should bring a blanket or lawn chair. The rain site during inclement weather is The Center at 803 Kingwood St.

Get acquainted with spiders at Northland Arb

Spiders are a common member of our ecosystem, but despite this status, are not well known. Join Larry Weber as he debunks the myth of the spider and learn basic spider biology in the exciting and entertaining course from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Northland Arboretum.

Weber was a natural science teacher for more than four decades before retiring. He also wrote the books “Spiders of the North Woods” and “Web-Watching: A Guide to Webs and the Spiders that Make Them.”


The cost is free for Arb members, $5 for non-members. Advance registration is required, and space is limited to 30 participants at the Arb at 14250 Conservation Drive.

Call the Arb at 218-829-8770 to reserve your spot.

Classic boat show at Bar Harbor Supper Club

The 12th annual classic boat show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Bar Harbor Supper Club in Lakeshore.

From the docks of Bar Harbor Supper Club, come and see a collection of the worlds most rare and legendary antique wood boats. This year, the Marquee Class features legends from the lakes of Canada.

Texas bluegrass band to perform in Motley

Texas bluegrass or gospel band The Purple Hulls, will perform at Motley United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

Identical twin sisters Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark of the band partner with vocal harmonies and play guitar, mandolin and banjo. Joining them in Motley will be an acoustic bass player.

The sisters took their band's name from the Texas purple hull pea farm where they were raised. They perform high-energy bluegrass, country and gospel-style music, both original and covers.

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The sisters have worked on their craft in Nashville, writing for Sony and doing session work. They’ve toured with the Quebe Sisters, a notable western swing band, toured in Europe, and opened for Grammy-winning country music band Asleep at the Wheel.


A free will offering will be taken at their concert at Motley United Methodist Church at 847 Third Ave. S.

For more information, call 218-352-6466 or visit the church’s website at .

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