Special Events - Oct. 1

AITKIN Art events Kaleidoscope, the first Saturday of the month, except for when conflicting with a holiday, Jaques Art Center. More information online at or 218-927-2363. BAXTER Book event Author Sarah Beth Lindberg of "Wisdom ...


Art events

Kaleidoscope, the first Saturday of the month, except for when conflicting with a holiday, Jaques Art Center. More information online at or 218-927-2363.


Book event


Author Sarah Beth Lindberg of "Wisdom for Life," "Joyful Living," "Praying through the Gospels" and "Victorious Mindset," book signing, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Oct. 1, Bethany Book and Gift. Lindberg also will speak Oct. 8 at a chapel service at Lake Region Christian School and have a radio interview with KTIG on at 8:10 a.m. Friday.


Children's Theatre workshops

Workshops, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Home from School," final performance, Nov. 12.

Brainerd college auditions

Auditions for the Brainerd Community Theatre production of "The Seafarer," 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College. Contact Patrick Spradlin, at or 218-855-8255 for more information.

First Fridays At Franklin

First Fridays At Franklin, held the first Friday of the month. Go to for more information.


Book sale

Friends of the Brainerd Public Library's Fall Used Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Brainerd Public Library

Book launch

Brainerd author Theresa M. Jarvela of "Bring Home the Murder," the third book in her "Tales of a Tenacious Housesitter" cozy mystery series, to appear from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11, Barnes and Noble in St. Cloud.

CLC Community Band

Central Lakes College Community Band rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, rehearsal hall, with fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Chalberg Theater: Contact Steve Anderson at 218-855-8215 or for more information.

Auditions set for production

The Stage North Theatre Company's auditions for "It's a Wonderful Life," 7 p.m. Oct. 9 and at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 10, Franklin Arts Center.



Author Talk

Minnesota born Michael Wellner of "Echoes from the Heartland-Essays, folklore and Other True Stories," 6:30 p.m. today, Oct. 1, Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library.

Unlimited Learning events

Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch photographer, will show images and narrate his trip to Kaktovik in Alaska," 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Heartwood Senior Living Community. Cost for those who are not Unlimited Learning members is $5.


Night of FIne Dining

A Night of Fine Dining, 6 p.m. Oct. 30, Ruby's Dining Room at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. Cost is $40 for members of Unlimited Learning and $45 for non-members. Checks can be sent for reservations to Unlimited Learning, P.O. Box 455, Deerwood, MN 56444. To reserve a table for eight, put all checks in one envelope. Deadline is Oct. 25. Dox will meet any special dietary needs, which can be indicated when sending checks. Questions call Paul or Kristy Tesdahl at 218-546-5036.


Open Mic Night

Open Mic Nights, first Thursdays of the month through December, Great River Arts Gallery. Sign up at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Go to for more information or call 320-632-0960.

Chorale rehearsals

The St. Francis Community Chorale meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, which began Sept. 24, in St. Francis Hall on the campus of the Franciscan Sisters.


Disney play

Pequot Lakes Community Theatre's production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Nov. 13-22.


Women's Chorus

Staples Area Women's Chorus practices from 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Staples Motley High School choir room.

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