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Special Events - Oct. 8

AITKIN Art events Kaleidoscope, the first Saturday of the month, except for when conflicting with a holiday, Jaques Art Center. More information online at www.jaquesart.com or 218-927-2363. BRAINERD Auditions set for production The Stage North Th...

AITKIN

Art events

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

BRAINERD

Auditions set for production

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

Heartland Poets to meet

Heartland Poets to meet, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Brainerd Public Library. Meeting open to all.

'Minnesota Lost Towns'

Minnesota Regional author Rhonda Fochs will provide a historical presentation and an overview on "Minnesota's Lost Towns," noon Monday, Brainerd Public Library.

Blank slate theatre

Interfaith Children's Advocacy Network and an all-youth cast of blank slate theatre to perform original play on sex trafficking, 7 p.m. Friday, Tornstrom Auditorium. Free.

Children's Theatre workshops

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

First Fridays At Franklin

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

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 SAnderson@clcmn.edu for more information.

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. Sunday, Barnes and Noble in St. Cloud.

CROSBY

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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. Tuesday. Heartwood Senior Living Community. Cost for those who are not Unlimited Learning members is $5.

American Girl Doll Tea

American Girl Doll Tea, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15, Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library. Preregister by calling the library at 218-546-8005 to reserve a spot. Go to www.hallettlibrary.org or e-mail the library at hallett@hallettlibrary.com with any questions.

DEERWOOD

Oktoberfest 2015

Oktoberfest, Oct. 16-18, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. Go to www.ruttgers.com/activities/upcoming-events/ for more information.

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 8, 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.

LITTLE FALLS

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 www.greatart.org for more information or call 320-632-0960.

Chorale rehearsals

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

PEQUOT LAKES

Disney play

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

STAPLES

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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