Special Events — Aug. 17

This calendar lists book or author events, auditions for theatrical productions, art, craft or food fairs and other unique entertainment events.

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Free water ski show at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort in Deerwood

Join the Brainerd Ski Loons Water Ski Show Team at 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort in Deerwood as the team hits the water to show off their skills.

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.

Crosby library to hold fundraising book sale

The Jessie F. Hallett Friends Foundation will have its annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Hallett Library in Crosby.


Book sale proceeds fund materials and programs for the library. Call 218-546-8005, check out the library on Facebook or visit for more information.

‘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 .

Stage North Theatre Co. to hold auditions for ‘The Crucible’

The Stage North Theatre Co. will have auditions for “The Crucible,” a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay colony during 1692-93.

Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, and 3 p.m. Saturday with performances from Oct. 21 and 22, and Oct. 28 and 29 at the Franklin Arts Center on Kingwood Street in Brainerd.

For more information, call 218-232-6810 or visit .


Central Lakes College invites the public to join music ensembles

The community is invited to join one of Central Lakes College’s 11 musical ensembles. Ensembles meet at different times throughout the day and evening hours, and are open to musicians of all levels, from beginner to expert.

There will be an audition and meet-and-greet with Director of Instrumental Music Jonathan Laflamme from 4:30-6 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. The audition will be for chair placement and will include a two-octave scale and piece of music of your choice.

Email him at for more information.

All musicians, involved in any ensemble, will be invited (but not required) to tour Spain, France and Italy at the conclusion of the academic year. For more information, visit .

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