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Special Events - June 26

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 or email at info@jaquesa...

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 or email at info@jaquesart.com .

BAXTER

Book-signing

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Author Midge Bubany, reading and signing copies of her debut novel "The Equalizer," from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Book World.

Book-signing

Author Marlene Chabot of "Death At The Bar X Ranch," to appear 12-2 p.m. July 2, Book World; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 at Pequot Lakes Stars and Stripes event.

BRAINERD

Brown Bag Lunch

Brown Bag Lunch Summer Author Series, every Monday at noon through Aug. 4, Brainerd Public Library; free. Author Julie Kramer of "Delivering Death" this Monday.

Bandstand concerts

Music in Gregory Park summer series, every Thursday: Daybreak, central Minnesota band playing hits from the 40s through today's top classics, 7 p.m. today. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rainout site in The Center on Kingwood Street.

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Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands, 4-11 p.m. July 3, senior parking lot at Brainerd High School. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door and available at Coco Moon and Bridge of Harmony.

Fourth of July band

Pop Rocks, a high energy live music show, 6:45 p.m. July 4, Brainerd High School.

Northern Plaid Festival

Northern Plaid Festival, July 26, Northland Arboretum.

CROSSLAKE

Concerts in the Park

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Daybreak, 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.

Band in the Parkin Norm's Bait and Tackle Choir, 7 p.m. Saturday.

CROSBY

Music in the Park

Ripple River String Fiddlers, 6-9 p.m. today; Lakes Area Music Festival directors Scott Lykins and John Taylor, July 3, both at Crosby Memorial Park.

LITTLE FALLS

Singing opportunities

The St. Francis Community Chorale meets 7 p.m. Thursdays; Women's group meets at 5:30 p.m. Sundays; Men's group meets 6:30 p.m. Mondays; More information call the St. Francis Music Center at 320-632-0637.

NISSWA

Lakes Organ Summer Series

The next concert will be July 23. TBA.

PEQUOT LAKES

Theater production

Pequot Lakes Community Theater production: "Mom's Gift," 8 p.m. July 10-12 and 15-17, Pequot Lakes High School theater. Tickets call community education at 218-568-9200 or go to www.glapa.info .

Band in the Park

Norm's Bait and Tackle Choir, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Market in the Park

Market in the Park, every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Aug. 21, Trailside Park.

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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