Special Events — Nov. 23

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Free ‘Gathering of Waters’ outreach concert in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS — The Central Lakes Wind Symphony will join forces with the St. Cloud Municipal Band for a free community concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Charles D. Martin Auditorium in Little Falls.

The 86-piece Central Lakes group will perform music from movies, Mozart, the French impressionist style and a piece dedicated to local veterans. “American Veteran” tells the true story of a World War II veteran from Minnesota through music, narration and the use of other sound effects.

Both groups are semi-professional bands.

Kringle Market returns to The Crossing Arts Alliance


BRAINERD — The Kringle Market, an annual art and fine craft market from member artists, is ongoing through Dec. 30 at The Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd.

The market is open to the public. Items include pottery, blown and fused glass, books, paintings, knitted goods, unique jewelry, ornaments, stickers, woodworking and more.

The Crossing Arts Alliance is located at 711 Laurel St. and business hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 218-833-0416, email or visit .

Christmas Marketplace open for the holidays at Jaques Art Center

AITKIN — The Christmas Marketplace is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays until Dec. 23 at the Jaques Art Center at 121 Second St. NW in Aitkin.

More than 50 artisan vendors have put together their shops at the marketplace. Gift wrapping is provided.

The Jaques Art Center will be serving donuts and cider after the annual Aitkin fish house parade on Friday, Nov. 25. All are welcome.


For more information, call 218-927-2363, email or visit .

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