Special Events — Sept. 28

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Gather On 3 Event Center at The Woods to host The Jazz Authority, wine tasting, dinner

BRAINERD — There will be a wine-tasting reception from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Gather On 3 Event Center at The Woods, followed by a multicourse dinner at 7:15 p.m. by Chef Matt Annand and a live concert from 7:45-9:30 p.m. by The Jazz Authority.

The cost is $75 per person for the Farm-to-Fork Harvest Wine Dinner, with wine pairings by sommelier Scott Lindman, who will be on-site pouring and talking all things wine.

Reservations are required for the event at 19624 Crow Wing County Road 3 in Brainerd. Purchase tickets online at .

Mount Ski Gull to host 60th-anniversary celebration with fundraiser


NISSWA — Paul Bunyan’s Oktoberfest Picnic will take place from 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Mount Ski Gull in Nisswa.

The event will consist of a catered meal, live music, sunset chairlift rides and pictures, yard games, an online silent auction and the third annual Babe’s Great Pumpkin Race.

Mount Ski Gull celebrates its 60th year providing healthy lifestyle programs for the community. Funding from this event helps Mount Ski Gull create and nurture new skiers and riders with youth teams and programs, and scholarship opportunities for families.

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 .

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