Special Events — Aug. 10
This calendar lists book or author events, auditions for theatrical productions, art, craft or food fairs and other unique entertainment events.
Free water ski show at Lum Park in Brainerd
Join the Brainerd Ski Loons Water Ski Show Team at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Lum Park at 1619 Washington St. NE in Brainerd as the team hits the water to show off their skills.
Join Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby Doo as they look for clues about the missing star of the show. Will they be able to reunite the team in time for the final pyramid? Find out at the free show and enjoy synchronized ballet lines and high-flying stunts off the ski jump.
The Brainerd Ski Loons Water Ski Show Team is a local community based nonprofit organization providing opportunities for personal development, teamwork and community involvement through water sports.
Bluegrass music at Central Lakes College
Enjoy a live performance by Monroe Crossing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College in the west parking lot where chairs will be provided at the outdoor concert.
Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals, according to a new release, and their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites.
For online tickets, visit www.clcperformingarts.com/events .
Billboard-charting folk duo presents Storyhill Fest in Deerwood
Storyhill hosts their annual songwriter festival Friday, Aug. 12, through Sunday at the Clearwater Forest Camp at 16595 Crooked Lake Road in Deerwood.
The family-friendly Storyhill Fest will include workshops, outdoor activities and performances by some of the band's favorite folk/Americana artists like Colorado songwriter Edie Carey and New York indie/folk duo The Sea The Sea along with Minnesota favorites like Romantica's Ben Kyle, veteran songwriter Peter Mayer and rising folk stars Bad Posture Club and J.E. Sunde.
In addition to tent and cabin camping, and single-day pass options, this year's festival also includes a VIP hotel option at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort.
Attendees can enjoy 10 performances by the country's top folk and Americana singer/songwriters, workshops, free use of kayaks/canoes/water bikes, nature hikes, food vendors, biking trails, beachfront fun, campfires and more during the three-day event.
VIP guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning, and attend a private catered dinner and special VIP concert on Thursday night.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.storyhillfest.com .
‘Big Fun Tuesdays’ every week in Crosslake
Stop by from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, and enjoy an event put on by Crosslake Town Square Association and the Crosslake Community School.
This event is packed with all the fun of past years and so much more, according to organizers, including outdoor games, mini-inflatables, face painting, crafts and more.
There will be special appearances by the Wondertrek Children's Museum at the event on certain dates at Crosslake Town Square at 35770 Allen Ave.
‘No Break From Nature’ summer nature camp at Northland Arboretum
The Northland Arboretum’s "No Break from Nature" summer series camp runs 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until Aug. 18. Topics are different each week. Participants will learn about Minnesota habitats, insects, wildlife and plants.
Campers must be going into second- through sixth-grade to register. The cost is $25 per day for Arb members or $30 a day for non-members. To register a child in the camp series, visit bit.ly/3xqV5xJ .
Pequot Lakes Community Theatre to hold auditions
Auditions for the next production by Pequot Lakes Community Theatre — the Pulitzer Prize- and Oscar-winning comedy "You Can’t Take it With You” — will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Thursday in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. The play, set in 1936, concerns the Sycamore family, a large and loving group of eccentrics who follow their own impulses and march to very different drummers.
The director is Michael Sander. For more information, email him at email@example.com ,
Deerwood Civic & Commerce to host benefit concert
Deerwood Civic & Commerce will host a benefit concert featuring Minnesota’s largest Chicago tribute band, Duluth Transit Authority, from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Deerwood Auditorium.
The 12-piece band will bring you back to the glory days of one of the longest running and most successful rock groups in history, blending virtuosic guitar solos with power horn arrangements and mighty vocals.
Besides the favorites like “Make Me Smile,” “Saturday in the Park,” Does Anybody Know What Time It Is” and “25 or 6 to 4,” DTA sprinkles in hits from other bands in that era, too, like Blood Sweat and Tears, Steely Dan and Ides of March.
Proceeds from the concert go to a city of Deerwood community sign project, sponsored by Deerwood Civic & Commerce and partially funded with a matching grant from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.
General admission tickets are $35 and premium seating tickets are $45 and available for purchase online at www.deerwoodsummerfest.org/tickets .
CLC Performing Arts Center presents outdoor showing of ‘Frozen’
Enjoy the animated musical comedy Disney’s “Frozen” at an outdoor, nighttime showing on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College at dusk (or about 8:30 p.m.) Friday, Aug. 12.
“After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell,” according to a synopsis of the family-friendly blockbuster.
There is a maximum of four admitted per $5 family ticket available for purchase online at www.clcperformingarts.com/events . (Bring your own chair or blanket for the outdoor showing of the movie on the south lawn of the campus.)
Yoga and live music to come to Brainerd High School field
Classical music, meditation and fitness come together in one of the Lakes Area Music Festival’s most popular summer activities.
An hourlong, outdoor yoga class will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. at Don Adamson Field on the Brainerd High School campus, accompanied by a live, professional string quartet.
The class will be led by Jennifer Smith of Nisswa Yoga, with demonstrations and adjustments by teachers from various local studios.
Open to all members of the community without charge or previous yoga experience necessary; donations to support the outreach programs of the Brainerd-based festival will be accepted.
The 2022 season of the nonprofit brought more than 200 artists from around the world to participate in chamber music, symphonic repertoire, opera, outreach and education.
For information about this year’s season, visit www.lakesareamusic.org .