Special Events - July 26

? Performing arts BRAINERD Concerts in the Park The Kingery Family, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the bandstand at Gregory Park; free. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. The rain out site is the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St....

■ Performing arts


Concerts in the Park

The Kingery Family, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the bandstand at Gregory Park; free. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. The rain out site is the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St.

Lakes Area Music Festival


Lakes Area Music Festival: community concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Tornstrom Auditorium; and Music for Four concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 1, Tornstrom, with a 6:30 p.m. pre-concert lecture. Free, but donations accepted. For more information visit


Decade 7

Decade 7, Thursday, July 26 in Crosby Music in the Park; Aug. 18 at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes; and Sept. 1 at Crosslake Town Square.


Outdoor Music Series

Jacob Martin Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.



GRAA Arts in the Park

Upper Mississippi Rhythm and Soul Revue, 7-10p.m. Aug. 4, at Maple Island Park. The concert is part of the Great River Arts Association (GRAA) Arts in the Park event. For more information about Arts in the Park, call (320) 632-0960 or visit .


Summer Music in the Park

Mathison Family Fiddlers, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park. For more information on the Music in the Park: . In case of rain, concerts will be moved to Centennial Auditorium in Staples.

■ Visual arts


Jaques Art Center


121 Second St. NW

Haitian Art exhibit, Aug. 4.

Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

“The Book As Art” exhibit, runs through Aug. 12, with artist reception from 2-4 p.m. Saturday; Karen Lohn, author of “Peace Fibres: Stitching a Soulful World” will sign copies of her book at 2 p.m. Sunday.


Brainerd Public Library

416 S. Fifth St.


Artist Kathy Kovala work on display through August.

City Hall

501 Laurel St.

Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.

Crow Wing County

Historical Society

320 Laurel St.

Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268, .


Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery

712 Washington St.

Artist Jerry Albert exhibit “Creation Wonders,” ends Tuesday; Artist John Wgeishofski’s exhibit “Nuances of Art,” on display Aug. 1-25, with reception 1-3 p.m. Aug. 11. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Crow Wing County

Community Services

204 Laurel St.

Artwork by Helen Smith, Barbara Worms and Virginia MacArthur on display through Sept. 30.



Sioux Line Depot Museum

101 First St. N.E.

A traveling exhibit entitled Lake Roosevelt Artifact Exhibit and Interpretive Project will be on display during regular business hours. To schedule the exhibit for a group, school or organization, contact the Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network office at (218) 545-1166 or Kay at (218) 546-5996.


Community Center and Library

14126 Daggett Pine Road

Paintings by Crosslake Art Club members, ongoing; Crosslake Art Club Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9-11, free.


Morrison County Government

Center Gallery

213 First Ave. S.E.

Local artists, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, ongoing.

Weyerhaeuser Museum

2151 S. Lindbergh Drive

Various Morrison County historical exhibits, ongoing, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, free, (320) 632-4007, .


Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School

(Commons area) 301 Fourth St.

Leech Lake Art League annual art show, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Aug. 4.

■ Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Larry Fontaine, 8-10 p.m., Friday, the Beanery Cafe.

Art events

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


Lakes Area Summer Organ Series

Gayle Mortensen, noon, Wednesday, Prince of Peach Lutheran Church; free-will offering.

Book signing

Children’s author Bob Fulton to appear from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Book World.

Reading Room series

Speaking of Books series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay. More information by calling 824-6444.


Brown Bag Lunch series

Brown Bag Lunch Summer Authors’ Series to host Alice Palace, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Brainerd Public Library; free and participants may bring a bag lunch.

CLC production

Central Lakes College Theatre to host “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, John Chalberg Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors age 60 or older and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from the CLC Theatre Box Office at 855-8199, or online at


‘Out West’

Action Entertainment production, “Out West” to be performed from 4-10 p.m. every other Saturday during the summer, with the next one Aug. 4 at Billy’s. All shows are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For a complete schedule go to .


Rehearsals scheduled

Fishermen’s Community Theatre’s “Mysterious Ways,” Thursday-Friday and Aug. 2-3, The Old Fire Hall. Information, contact Stanley Mikles at 820-5365.


Lone Eagle exhibit

Lone Eagle exhibit enhancement to debut this spring at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.


Two Rivers Music Fest

Two Rivers Music Fest and Craft Fair, Friday-Sunday, Fairgrounds.


Cookbook signing

BBQ cookbook author Ardie Davis will appear from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Turtle Town Books & Gifts.

‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Action Entertainment’s “Little Red Riding Hood,” production will be held every Thursday in the Nisswa Pioneer Village. All shows are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For more information call Action Entertainment at 839-2514.


‘Taste of Broadway IV’

“Taste of Broadway IV,” Aug. 20, Northern Lights Hotel Event Center, with rehearsals at 7 p.m. Monday. If interested in joining the chorale for this year’s show contact Joanna Aamodt at (218) 224-3562. Reservations are $50 per person for the inner show and are available by calling (218) 547-2865.

If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail Jennifer at , call 855-5851, fax 829-0211 or mail to Jennifer Stockinger, Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401. Please include time, date, place, admission price and contact information. Deadline is Monday for Thursday publication.

I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with numerous job titles since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently as Digital Editor. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work these 30+ years. I was present and worked on the our web page when our original website first went live on April 26, 1994.
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