NOVEMBER

1 Pink Tie Party, 6-9 p.m., Cragun's Resort

1 Central Lakes Community Performing Arts: "Champagne Confetti," by vocalist Aby Wolf, 7:30 p.m., Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, Brainerd

3 Firearms deer season opens

3 Backus Lions holiday craft and bake sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Backus City Hall

3 Fix-It Clinic, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus, Pine River

3 Clothing Swap, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus, Pine River

3 Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center: The Fabulous Armadillos perform "What's Going On? - The Music of the Vietnam War Era," Central Lakes College, Brainerd

4 Lakes Area Music Festival: Beethoven + Brahms, 2 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa

7 Verse Like Water: Poet Peter Balakian, noon, Central Lakes College, Brainerd

8 Rosenmeier forum: Tom Hanson speaking on foreign affairs, noon and 7 p.m., Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, Brainerd