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Special Events - April 23

AITKIN Art events Kaleidoscope, 10 a.m. first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up, Jaques Art Center; Art classes, 1-4 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. More information/registration call the center at 218-927-2363. BRAINERD Hairball Hairbal...

AITKIN

Art events

Kaleidoscope, 10 a.m. first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up, Jaques Art Center; Art classes, 1-4 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. More information/registration call the center at 218-927-2363.

BRAINERD

Hairball

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Hairball with special guests Mallrats Band, May 2, Essentia Health Sports Center; Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with 7:15 p.m. music start. Event for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Cashwise Liquor in Brainerd and Baxter, Sheps on Sixth and Hockey House. Online only at www.tempotickets.com/event/lGlnYJ people may pay $35 for reserved seating or $100 for VIP. Proceeds benefit the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association and the Brainerd Basketball Association.

Geritol Frolics

Geritol Frolics auditions, 10-11:30 a.m. May 2 and 2-3:30 p.m. May 5, Franklin Arts Center. For more information: www.geritolfrolics.com or call 825-3777.

First Fridays

First Fridays At Franklin, a monthly event for all ages: First event is a Garden Party, 5-9 p.m. May 1, Franklin Arts Center. The Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will present three classes: The Art of the Kitchen Garden at 5:30 p.m., The Bee-Friendly Garden at 6:30 p.m. and The Victory Garden at 7:30 p.m. More information by contacting franklinactioncommittee@gmail.com .

Arbor Day fundraiser

Arbor Day Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Northland Arboretum. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For tickets stop by the arboretum or call them at 829-8770.

Celebrations of Nations

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Celebration of Nations, 5:45 p.m. Friday, Central Lakes College. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and free to children 12 years of age or under and are available at the door. For more information, contact Lori-Beth Larson at 855-8237 or llarsen@clcmn.edu .

Children's workshop

Play Off the Page and Central Lakes College Theatre Department will host a children's theatre workshop for grades one through eight in Dryden Theatre. Classes are Thursdays through April 30.

Flipside

Flipside for Kids, second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, cafeteria at Franklin Arts Center. Cost is $3 per child or $5 per family. The Crossing Arts Alliance sponsors the events. Next one is on "Watercolor Flowers" with Michelle Pfeiffer, May 9.

LITTLE FALLS

St. Francis Music Center

St. Francis Community Chorale meets Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m.; Brothers in Harmony. Teen and adult men, every Monday at 7 p.m.; Kids Sing, for children ages 5-12, meets Mondays from 6-6:45 p.m. More information at 320-632-0637 or www.sfmusiccenter.org .

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Auditions planned

Cream of the Crop Theater Company's auditions for its upcoming production "The Cemetery Club," 6:30 p.m. May 8 and 11 a.m. May 9, upstairs of The Old Creamery Quilt and Coffee Shop. Rehearsals begin May 18. Production dates are July 10-12 and July 17-19.

STAPLES

Chorus rehearsals

Staples Area Women's Chorus rehearsals, 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Staples Motley High School Choir Room.

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