Kaleidoscope, first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up at 10 a.m., Jaques Art Center; Painting classes, first Wednesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., cost is $18 and class will be taught by Rochelle Bertram. More information or to register call the center at (218) 927-2363 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Room series
Author Joe Plut to host literary series from 4:30-6 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Prairie Bay through October. More information by calling 824-6444.
Flipside children’s event, 10 a.m. to noon second Saturday of the month; $3 suggested donation or $5 per family. More information contact Paulette Buck at 828-8062.
Composer to speak
Composer Rick Sowash of Heartland Symphony Orchestra will speak, 6:30 p.m. April 10, Brainerd Public Library.
Central Lakes College Cultural Thursday, 12-12:50 p.m. April 5, Chalberg Theatre, free. Nuresh Chanara of India will be the presenter.
Celebration of Nations
Central Lakes College to host Celebration of Nations, 4-9 p.m. April 20, gymnasium. Cost is $5.
Author Julie Cadalbert, to appear for book-signing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14, Good Book & Gifts.
‘Bye Bye Birdie’
Aitkin High School Concert Choir to perform “Bye Bye Birdie,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, high school auditorium. Advance tickets for reserved seating is $8 or $6 for wing seats; At the door are $10 and $8 for wing seats. Tickets available at the school district office.
Great River Strings
Great River Strings to perform two spring concerts: 7:30 p.m. April 21, Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; 2 p.m. April 22 at First Lutheran Church, Aitkin. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and $20 for families. Children under age 6 are free. For more information call Lynn at (218) 678-3034.
Lakes Area Concert
Solo Accordionist Alexander Sevastian, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tornstrom Auditorium, tickets by calling Betty Alderman at 829-3379. Next concert in series is Redhead Express Walker Family, April 28.
CLIMB Theatre to present “A Deeper Look,” noon Wednesday, Central Lakes College.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s final concert in the 2011-12 season: “Sounds from the Heartland,” 2 p.m. April 15, Tornstrom Auditorium. For tickets or more information call the HSO office at (800) 826-1997, email requests to email@example.com or online at www.heartlandsymphony.org.
LITTLE FALLS Heartland Symphony Orchestra
Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s final concert in the 2011-12 season: “Sounds from the Heartland,” 7:30 p.m. April 14, Charles D. Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School. For tickets or more information call the HSO office at (800) 826-1997, email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.heartlandsymphony.org.
PEQUOT LAKES ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’
Pequot Lakes Community Theatre to present “Arsenic and Old Lace,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Pequot Lakes High School. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and older and $8 for youths 18 and younger. Tickets may be reserved by calling (218) 568-9200. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each performance.
Sign Stage on Tour to present “Stuart Little,” 7 p.m. April 13, Pequot Lakes. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (age 60 and over) and $8 for youth (age 18 and under). Ticket will be sold at the door starting one hour before the show or reserve your ticket by calling Pequot Lakes Community Education at (218) 568-9200.
If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail Jennifer at email@example.com, call 855-5851, fax 829-0211 or mail to Jennifer Stockinger, Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401. Please include time, date, place, admission price and contact information. Deadline is Monday for Thursday publication.