AITKIN

Art events

Kaleidoscope, 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturday of the month, Jaques Art Center. More information available at www.jaquesart.com or 218-927-2363.

BRAINERD

Writers' group meeting

Writers' group to meet, 11 a.m. May 21, The Center. Those interested in being a part of this group should contact Sue Sterling at 218-454-5055 or online at Vista@thebrainerdcenter.com.

Grant writing workshop

The Minnesota State Arts Board is hosting a grant writing best practices workshop from 5-7 p.m. May 23 at the Brainerd Public Library for the Artist Initiative grant program; free. To register for the workshop or to learn more, visit the arts board website at www.arts.state.mn.us.

Author event

Author Lorna Landvik of "Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes)," noon June 3, Brainerd Public Library.

Summer Theater workshops

Two summer theater workshops geared for students entering first through fourth grade (June 10-14) and fifth through ninth grade (June 17-21), taught by Mary Aalgaard. Workshops are $55 per person, which is non-refundable. To register for a workshop, call Jean at 218-855-8253.

LITTLE FALLS

Jewelry-making workshop

Jewelry making workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 5. Details and registration may be found online at www.greatart.org/adult-opportunities or by calling GRA at 320-632-0960.

Comedy/music show

"Small Town, Big Dreams," a show of comedy, storytelling and music by Jason Schommer and Michael Shynes, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, May 16-17, Great River Arts Center. Tickets are $18 and all seating is general admission with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 320-632-0960, online at www.greatart.org, at the GRA office during business hours, or at the door.

NISSWA

Happy Hour for a Cause

Happy Hour for a Cause, 5-7 p.m. June 5, Sherwood Forest. A fully-deductible donation of $15 is accepted at the door, with all of the proceeds benefiting the Grassroots Concerts. RSVP by calling 218-829-4092.