CROSBY -- The Serpent Lake Festival of Fine Art and Craft will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 20 at Crosby Memorial Park in conjunction with Crosby-Ironton's annual Heritage Days festivities.
The park also will host children's art activities sponsored by the Girl Scouts. Food and concessions will be available all day. Entertainment at the band shell begins at noon with a variety of entertainers.
Original artwork will be available for sale from the artists, including pottery and paintings, wildlife art, porcelain painting, sandblasted rock art, wool and felted items, and natural soaps and lotions.
Margaret Olson Webster of Tamarack will sign her new book, "Are All the Heroes Gone? Kalevala Stories for Today." Webster will present "Ancient and Contemporary Bear Stories" for all ages 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of her booth at the art festival.
For more information, contact Serpent Lake Festival of Fine Art and Craft, c/o Homespun, P.O. Box 271, Ironton, MN 56455.
O'Brien to headline bluegrass festival
RICHMOND -- The Tim O'Brien Band will headline the 26th annual Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival. The festival is scheduled Aug. 11-14 at El Rancho Maana Campground near Richmond, with O'Brien's band scheduled to perform Aug. 13.
Other groups scheduled at the festival include Red Mountain (a.k.a. Sweet Bama), the Rarely Herd, Pine Mountain Railroad, Cherryholmes, Uncle Earl, Jawbone (with Bruce Molsky and Tony Trischka), Ivory Bridge, Duck For the Oyster, Jack Norton & the Mullet River Boys, the New Riverside Ramblers, Blue Wolf, Backroads Junction, Dick Kimmel & Co., the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers (with their guests Firestone from Great Britain), the Boot Draggers, the Nob Hill Boys and Bob Bovee & Gail Heil.
Advance tickets range from $17 for any single day to $58 for all four days, including unimproved camping. For more information or to order tickets, call 800-635-3037 or visit www.minnesotabluegrass.org.
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