FORT RIPLEY - The St. Mathias County Music Jamboree is scheduled Saturday at the St. Mathias Bar and Grill in Fort Ripley.
Gates open at noon and admission is $5 for adults and free for those age 16 and younger. Bands playing will be Henry Stockert, from 2-4 p.m.; Crazy Clint Jacobs, 4-6 p.m.; Montana Sky, 6-9:30 p.m.; and Jacobs, 9:30 to close.
Festivities throughout the day include mechanical bull riding, pie-eating contest, horseshoes, tug-of-war, dunk tank, arts and crafts, food, other games and prizes.
Forblad to close out Organ Summer Series
Grace Forblad will perform in the Summer Organ Series at noon Wednesday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Brainerd, the final performance of the summer season. Admission is free.
Forblad has served as organist at the Brainerd church since 1993. She received her bachelor's of science degree in nursing from Augustana College, where she studied organ with professor David K. Blanchar. She has served as a substitute organist at congregations in rural Benson, Lake Crystal, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Norwich, Vt.
Burrito Deluxe to perform Aug. 28
Burrito Deluxe, a country music group, will perform Aug. 28 at Madden's on Gull Lake.
The concert is open to the public and tickets are $39.95, which includes dinner.
Burrito Deluxe, a country music group, will perform Aug. 28 at Madden's on Gull Lake. The concert is open to the public and tickets are $39.95, which includes dinner.
Carlton Moody and Walter Egan combine their musical and vocal talents to create the sound at the heart of Burrito Deluxe.
Moody, of the multiple-Grammy-nominated Moody Brothers, is featured on guitar, mandolin and lead vocals. He has performed at the White House and the Grand Ole Opry.
Egan, best known for the 1978 million-selling single "Magnet and Steel," shares the electric guitar work and adds lead and harmony vocals. He has performed with Jackson Browne, Spirit, Wanda Jackson and Linda Ronstadt.
Burrito Deluxe was founded in 2000 by Moody and "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, pedal steel guitar legend. The group has a long history of featuring legendary musicians in the band, including Garth Hudson, the keyboard genius from The Band, and Richard Bell, who worked with Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, The Band, Bonnie Raitt and Ronnie Hawkins.
Moody and Egan hand-pick musicians and vocalists to join the band in the studio and in concert, including, "Supe" Granda, one of the founders of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, on bass guitar and vocals; Joy Lynn White, vocals; and Marty Grebb, on keyboards and vocals, who has worked with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Nicks.
For ticket information, call Madden's at 829-2811.
Ballroom dancing at Madden's Resort
Madden's Resort on Gull Lake will feature ballroom dancing Sept. 4-6 with Jerry O'Hagan and his 14-piece orchestra. There will be dancing lessons and performances by professionals from The Dancers Studio. People can learn the basics, try new things or just enjoy the scene and listen to great swing music.
The weekend event will end with a dinner show at 8 p.m. Sept. 6, a dress-up affair with coats and ties that is open to the public. There also will be a stiletto heels contest. Tickets are $10.
Panama topic of Cultural Thursday
Gary Payne, a sociology instructor at Central Lakes College, will present a free, 50-minute program on Panama Sept. 3 in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. The event begins at noon.
Payne and his son, Sayer, were in Panama in March. They drove 1,500 kilometers through the tiny nation to learn as much as possible in the seven-day trip. They delved into the history, environment and culture of Panama and spent two months researching before they traveled.
Noble-Bugle Indian children danced in the annual festival at Tole, a remote American-Indian settlement in the mountains of Panama, one of the images that will accompany the Sept. 3 Cultural Thursday program at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
This father-son team has often worked together to tell the story of a nation through computer-projected digital photographs. Their past presentations at CLC have included Cuba, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and Colombia.
The photo presentation includes shots of the terrain, wildlife and architecture in the older part of Panama City and American-Indian communities. There also will be a special series of photos of a traditional dance at the Indian village of Tole in western Panama.
Cultural Thursday is sponsored by the Resource Center for Cultures and Languages of the Americas at CLC. Coordinator is Jan Kurtz, who can be reached at 855-8183 or email@example.com.
Book signing event Sept. 12 in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS - Author Matt Goldman will be at a book-signing event Sept. 12 at Bookin' It in Little Falls.
Goldman, author of "Dingeltrot and the People of the Mill," will sign books from 12-4 p.m. Goldman has written for several television shows, including "Seinfeld."
Dingeltrot, Goldman's first novel, is the story of a 12-year-old boy who stands 14 inches tall. Among his friends and family, that makes him a freak and a weirdo - not because he's the shortest, but because he's the tallest; small people live in secret colonies scattered across the globe.
Auditions being sought for 'Curtains'
PEQUOT LAKES - Auditions for the Pequot Lakes Community Theatre's fall production of "Curtains" will be from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14-15 in the Pequot Lakes High School Choir Room.
Numerous leading men and ladies are needed, as well as a large chorus, ages 16 and older.
"Curtains," a Tony Award-nominated comedy/murder/mystery/musical, will be performed Nov. 13-15 and 20-22 in the high school auditorium.
For more information, call Pequot Lakes Community Education at (218) 568-9200.
Portraits of Home II exhibit at Q Gallery
The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, in cooperation with Heading Home Minnesota and MAC-V, is making Portraits of Home II: Veterans in Search of Stable Housing in Greater Minnesota, available to communities in greater Minnesota.
The photographs are aimed at touching the hearts and minds of policy-makers, local leaders and residents to help inform stockholders of specific actions to alleviate the housing challenges faced by many Minnesotans.
The exhibition is being co-hosted in Brainerd by ArtSpace, Franklin Arts Center, the Q Gallery and The Crossing Arts Alliance and is scheduled Sept. 8-30 at the Q Gallery, No. 222 at the Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Sept. 12.
To view the exhibit, go to www.gmhf.com/ portraits/poh2/ photography/index.html.
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