Special Events - Oct. 11
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.
Happy Hour for a Cause, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Prairie Bay. A tax-deductible minimum donation of $15 will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Central Lakes College Performing Arts.
Writers conference and book fair
Brainerd Writers Alliance will host its annual writers conference and book fair, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Rumbly Hall, 707 Laurel St. Cost for the conference is $25 and includes a buffet lunch. Book Fair vendors add $5 to reserve table space. Purchase tickets until Oct. 20 at https://brainerdwriters.com/writing-contest-and-book-fair/.
'A Christmas Carol'
Auditions for Stage North Theatre Company's holiday production of "A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Fridayand at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Franklin Arts Center.
Author Frank Weber of "The I-94 Murders" book launch event, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, with an author presentation at 5:30 p.m., The Crossing Arts Alliance; free.
Zorongo will perform a children's puppet show titled "Tra Ti Ti Tran Tran Toro," 6 p.m. Oct. 29, Brainerd Public Library; free.
The Uff Da players from The Center in Brainerd will perform a comedy titled "Pretty Good Cafe," 5 p.m. Monday, Kicks on Route 66. Organizers are asking for a $15 donation for admission. Make a reservation by calling 218-692-5425.
"The Haunted Hallows of Crosslake where things went horribly, horribly wrong," 6 p.m. and then will be repeated every 30 minutes until 9:30 p.m., Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 26- 27, Crosslake Historic Log Village. Gate admission is $12. Tickets for children 10 years and younger is $7.
5K Insane Brain Terror Run, Oct. 27, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge; Live music from St. Cloud based funk band, The Arcanes, 4 p.m. For more information go to ruttgers.com/zombie-apocalypse.
Susan Wardell, author of a children's picture book called, "My Grandma's Hands" will sign books from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Turtle Town Books and Gifts.
A Booyah, Beer and Bluegrass event, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Minnesota Hockey Camp with music is by Hans Blix & the Weapon Inspectors. Tickets will be available at the door: $10 per person or $30 for a family.
Business meeting/book talk
Wadena County Historical Society's annual business meeting where Adam Regn Arvidson will talk about his new book, "Wild and Rare: Tracking Endangered Species in the Upper Midwest," 6 p.m. Oct. 19, Maasconi's Char and Bar in Verndale. Before the meeting at 5:30 p.m., there will be an opportunity to purchase dinner off the menu. Dinner reservations are required by calling the Historical Society at 218 631-9079 or email email@example.com.