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Special Events - July 5

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.

BAXTER

Music in the Park

Lakes Area Music Festival directors Scott Lykins and John Taylor Ward will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. July 9 in the Music in the Park at Oscar Kristofferson Park pavilion.

BRAINERD

Gregory Park Bandstand

Diane Saumer and Friends will perform, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, Gregory Park Bandstand; free.

Workshops at TCAA

Artist Diane Runberg will teach silk scarf dyeing from 10 a.m. to noon July 7, The Crossing Arts Alliance.

Wet felting for kids with Lisa Jordan will be 10:30 a.m. to noon July 11.

Fabric dyeing with Carolyn Abbott will be 10 a.m to noon July 28. For more information or to enroll, contact TCAA at 218-833-0416 or info@crossingarts.org.

Author event

Author Tom Rademacher of "It Won't Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching," will appear noon Monday, July 9, Brainerd Public Library.

Def Leggend

Def Leggend, a tribute back to Def Leppard with the Wyld Ryce Band, 6 p.m. July 14, Mills Field; free. This is part of the 40th annual Hopper Softball Tourney.

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams concerts are set at St. Mathias Farm. Them Coulee Boys with Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors will perform July 7. Dead Larry with Jill and Tony and Zachary Strong will perform Aug. 11. Doors open at 5 p.m. with music beginning at 7 p.m. Suggested $10 donation at the gate. For more information, visit www.thefarmonstmathias.com.

Mic Event

Youth on Stage Open Mic event, 6:30-8:30 p.m. most every fourth Monday of the month, Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615. Sign up at www.YouthOnStageMn.org.

Writing workshops

Free writing workshops, "Writing Believable Characters in Fiction," July 18, led by author Beth Hautala. Registration is requested by calling the library at 218-829-5574 or online at www.tinyurl.com/brainerd-library-calendar.

DEERWOOD

Ruttger's events

"Moonlight Movie Night" featuring "Forrest Gump," 9 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Tickets are $5 at the gate only.

LITTLE FALLS

Book party

Minnesota author Judy Jeub will celebrate the release of her book, "The Memorial of Jesus," with a party, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 8, Heijeu Books & Art Studio.

MERRIFIELD

Park Fest

Merrifield Lions Park-Fest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 14, Lion's Park

NISSWA

Book event

Author Lissa (Waller) Carlino of "Woman Enough," will host a book signing, 1 p.m. July 15, Stonehouse Coffee.

Wine and Words

New Wine and Words brunch event, Aug. 10, Grand View Lodge. Social hour and silent auction starting at 10:30 a.m.; a sit-down brunch and presentations starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the event are sold individually or by tables. Brunch tickets are $35 for individuals and can be purchased at the Brainerd Public Library or online at www.wineandwordsandfriends.com.