Special Events — July 6

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CLC Performing Arts Center presents ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’

The Central Lakes College Performing Arts Center will present the 1971 Gene Wilder classic “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” at dusk Friday, July 8, on the south lawn of the Brainerd campus.

“A poor little boy wins a ticket to visit the inside of a mysterious and magical chocolate factory in his town. When he experiences the wonders inside the factory, the boy discovers that the entire visit is a test of his character, with a marvelous reward if he passes muster,” a synopsis reads.

The cost is $5 for a family ticket (maximum of four persons per ticket). For more information, call the box office at 218-855-8199 or email .

‘Big Fun Tuesdays’ every week in Crosslake


Stop in every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. until 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 .

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