Special Events — Oct. 5

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Central Lakes College presents Cultural Thursday event about Native Americans

BRAINERD — The community is invited to Central Lakes College’s Cultural Thursday event “Tales of Laughing Fox: Anishinaabe Culture and History through Storytelling and Native American Flute Performance.”

The free event takes place at noon on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Chalberg Theatre of the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.

The speaker is Michael Laughing Fox Charette, a Native American storyteller, poet and member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, located in Northern Wisconsin. As a self- taught Native flute player, he enhances his stories with his flute and storytelling performance.

Michael Laughing Fox Charette playing the flute
Michael Laughing Fox Charette
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“Growing up surrounded by the beauty of Lake Superior and the woods led him to dedicate his gifts as an artist to gently teaching about indigenous history, culture and spirituality,” according to a news release.


His work as both a visual and performance artist is varied and tied together by the traditional wisdom of the Anishinaabe people, which is respectfully incorporated into his work.

“Charette captivates audiences with his authentic, relaxed style. His presentation will consist of stories, culture, history and music of the Anishinaabe peoples. He has over 20 flutes in his collection each with their own story, voice and song,” according to the news release

Charette weaves traditional storytelling with his own experiences whose presentation consists of stories, culture, history and music of the Anishinaabe peoples.

For more information about Cultural Thursdays, contact Jason Edens at .

Gull Lake Oktoberfest celebrates Germany with pub crawl

The Gull Lake Oktoberfest Pub Crawl will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at various Brainerd lakes locations. Participants will be shuttled to several locations.

The cost of the ticket includes a punch card and a 4-ounce sample of Oktoberfest beer at each location, German food specials, contests and more. Completing your punch card by traveling to all locations and getting it stamped will get you an entry into the contest for prizes.

The entire proceeds from the event will benefit Confidence Learning Center, the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen, the Lakes Area Food Shelf. Tickets are $50 and are available for purchase online at .

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