Special Events — Sept. 30

This calendar lists book or author events, auditions for theatrical productions, art, craft or food fairs and other unique entertaining events.

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Outdoor Concert Series

Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3; and George Maurer Quartet, 2 p.m. Oct. 10. The show is part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s Fall Outdoor Concert Series. For more information on these events, including ticketing and access, visit the Performing Arts Center’s website at or by phone at 218-855-8199.

Cultural Thursday

Central Lakes College’s Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Cultural Thursdays Program will host a free Zoom webinar with Kevin Belin, a Navajo language teacher at the International Baccalaureate Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico. The webinar will be noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. People are asked to register at for access information to this webinar.


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Brown Bag Lunch

Brainerd area author Janet Kurtz will discuss her recently released memoir “Northern Shores, Southern Borders” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday in a live virtual event. Kurtz’ presentation is part of the Brown Bag Lunch author visit that are presented as live virtual events on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook page.


Outdoor event

Comedian Jason Schommer and singer-songwriter Michael Shynes will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday for a special outdoor performance at Linden Hill. Tickets are $20 plus fees and are available on Eventbrite at .


Book Launch

Author Frank Weber of “Lying Close,” 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Roundhouse Brewery.



Fred Keller, who plays the mandolin, will be a featured guest and will perform Oct. 13 via Zoom as part of the Wadena County Historical Society annual meeting. To receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting email .

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