Entertainment Briefs - March 16

11th annual Music in the Park series set CROSBY--The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber announced the dates for the 11th Music in the Park series. Music in the Park begins June 8 and continues the second and fourth Thursday evenings June through August from 5-8 p.

11th annual Music in the Park series set

CROSBY-The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber announced the dates for the 11th Music in the Park series.

Music in the Park begins June 8 and continues the second and fourth Thursday evenings June through August from 5-8 p.m. at the Crosby Park.

The chamber is looking for musicians, sponsors and vendors. To be invited to play, a sample of music, a biography, a photo and a signed contract by April 21 is required.

For those interested in sponsoring Music in the Park, playing a tune or being a vendor, contact Jessica Holmvig at or 218-546-8131.


Calligraphy and pressed flower arrangement workshop planned

LITTLE FALLS-Central Minnesota watercolor artist Anita Hendrickx will share her knowledge and expertise during a four-hour workshop exploring the art of calligraphy and pressed flower arrangement from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25.

Great River Arts will be hosting the class. There will be a break for lunch. All of the materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Hendrickx will teach the basics of the calligraphy script Copperplate and apply it to a decorated surface. Decorations used include paint and real cvpressed flowers. Each student is asked to bring a quote selection so the final product is meaningful to them. This class is perfect for beginners or for students interested in developing a better understanding of calligraphy and is best for students over the age of 15.

The class fee is $40 for GRA members and $50 for non-members. Register by calling 320-632-0960, online at , or in person at

Great River Arts, 122 SE First St., Little Falls.

Vocal jazz concert set Tuesday

The Brainerd High School Windfall Jazz Choir will host a visiting group, Harmonic Convergence, from Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa, in a free shared concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd in the Koinonia room. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Harmonic Convergence is a vocal jazz group of six singers and a combo, directed by Lucas Mattson. They have garnered praise from all corners of the vocal jazz world and will share a number of tunes arranged by their director.

"I'm excited to host this group in our community-they will be doing a workshop with Brainerd singers in the afternoon prior and I know they will really have some great music to share," said Brian Stubbs, Windfall director.

BHS music showcase concert planned April 4

The Brainerd High School music department will have its annual showcase concert 7 p.m. April 4 at Tornstrom Auditorium.

Three BHS groups-A Cappella Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Wind Symphony Band-will perform literature they prepared for the Central Lakes Conference Music festival.

This concert is the only event where the top band, choir and orchestra share the stage at Tornstrom. Each group will perform about 25 minutes of music, ranging across many genres and historic periods.

Tickets are $4 student and $6 adults. Student passes and senior discounts are accepted. Tickets are available at the doors, which open at 6:30 p.m.

Darlings, Divas and Desserts concert set Monday


STAPLES-Darlings, Divas and Desserts, a concert featuring Colla Voce and Staples Area Women's Chorus for the Staples Area and Motley Food Shelves, will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at Staples Alliance Church, 1512 Eighth St., Staples.

The concert will include featured selections from each chorus and several numbers together. Admission for this event is monetary and non-perishable items for the Food Shelf. Refreshments served.

For more information, call Janet Anderson at 218-330-3478.

Raising the Bar for the Arts exhibition announced

Stage North Theatre Company will present Raising the Bar for the Arts, an exhibition of select photographs from the 2016 theatre season with a closing reception from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at Art Matters Studio and Gallery, 225 Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd.

All proceeds of sales benefit Stage North Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

For more information, call 218-330-1780 or email .

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