Mud River Music Fest scheduled in Aitkin
AITKIN - The annual Mud River Music Fest will be Saturday and Sunday at Aitkin City Park.
Adult admission is $5 in advance at $7 at the gate. Ages 16 and younger are admitted free. Advance button sales are available through Friday at the Aitkin Chamber of Commerce. Call (218) 927-2326 or (800) 526-8342 or visit www.aitkin.com/fest.
The festival will include bluegrass, old-time and traditional Canadian, Celtic and Scandinavian performances by artists from around the country and the area.
Two stages will be featured. The schedule is as follows.
10 a.m. - John Pribyl (main stage), Pow Wow (camp stage).
11 a.m. - Skal Musik, Wild Rice Hulling Demo.
Noon - O'Neil Family, Rendell & Miller.
1 p.m. - Perrine & Butler, John Pribyl.
Ninety to the Dozen will perform traditional Irish and Quebecois music at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mud River Music Fest in Aitkin.
2 p.m. - Dance, Skal Musik.
3 p.m. - Rendell & Miller, Perrine & Butler.
4 p.m. - Gibson, Martin & I; Pow Wow.
11 a.m. - Casey Aro, Pow Wow.
Noon - O'Neil Family, Allen Family.
1 p.m. - Gibson, Martin & I, Ninety to the Dozen.
2 p.m. - Allen Family, Casey Aro.
3 p.m. - Ninety to the Dozen, Pow Wow.
The event is part of the Festival of Adventures, which features living-history interpreters, pow wow demonstrations, children's activities and an acoustic open stage.
Legacy Chorale silent auction to run two days
The silent auction for the Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota's annual fundraiser, "Autumn in New York: Standards from the Big Apple," will be from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. It will continue at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa and run through the dinner and performance, which begins at 7 p.m.
To view the auction items, visit www.legacychorale.org.
The music program will include five acts of vocal standards from Broadway musicals and opera pieces sung by members of the Legacy Chorale and guest singers from around Minnesota. Broadway selections will include "Night and Day," "Guys and Dolls," "Sisters," "Broadway Baby," "My Way" and the theme from "New York, New York."
Other selections will include "Libiamo" with guest singer Pete Pellinen (Virginia); "Questo Amor," sung by the Legacy Chorale's Mike Lundin; and "They Call the Wind Maria" from "Paint Your Wagon," featuring the men of the ensemble. Bryan Johnson will accompany on piano.
The gourmet meal will be designed by Michael Manders of Grand View.
Tickets are $60 and must be purchased by Oct. 10 by contacting Bob Nelson, chorale manager, at (888) 899-6034 or (218) 820-6034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACT to present 'Borderline Crazies' in October
AITKIN - Aitkin Community Theater will stage the Leo Sears comedy "Borderline Crazies" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-25 in the Aitkin High School auditorium.
Tickets, priced at $7, will go on sale Oct. 1 at the Aitkin Independent Age.
Bryan Johnson will direct. The cast will include Chuck Petterson (as Stu Thomas), Connie Pettersen (as Ellen Thomas), Jon Hegman (as Ira Black), Jan Hegman (as Monica Black), Jane Nolan (as Officer) and Mark Richardson (as Ax Murderer).
The story begins when Ellen hopes to put some spark into her marriage to Stu, an efficiency author. She plans a weekend of skiing at Lake Tahoe and books them into a rustic cabin owned by Stu's publisher. Stu and Ellen are startled when a horror author and his sexy wife also arrive at the apparently double-booked cabin.
For more information, call Johnson at (218) 927-3953.
Military memoir 'Dear Sergeant Honey' available
PILLAGER - "Dear Sergeant Honey," edited by Ceil Stetson of Pillager, is available for $19.95 from Infinity Publishing. It can be purchased at www.dearsergeanthoney.com and www.bbotw.com.
The book is a compilation of writings by Hildegarde Molnar, Stetson's late mother who was a member of the Women's Army Corps in the United States Air Force during World War II. It is the first book from Stetson, a member of the Military Writers Society of America.
Area writers honored at Hackensack book fair
HACKENSACK - Doris Bergstrom, Pine River; Maxine Kaiser Russell, Brainerd; and Doris Stengel, Brainerd, were honored as featured poets at the 13th annual Northwoods Art Festival & Book Fair Aug. 23 in Hackensack.
The honorees were introduced and read several of their favorite poems to the audience.
Also at the festival, Work of Merit awards went to Bergstrom; Candace Simar, Pequot Lakes; Penelope Swan, Hackensack; Luke Anderson, Battle Lake; Louise Bottrell, Walker; and Joanne Morn, Hackensack.
Popular Choice awards went to Simar; Patricia Conner, Cass Lake; Bottrell; Sharon Harris, Menahga; Marion C. Holtey, Nevis; and Morn.
Photography exhibit in CLC Gallery
"Portraits of Life," photographs by Linda Schlecht-Domek of St. Cloud, will be on display through Wednesday in the Central Lakes College Gallery on the Brainerd campus.
Schlecht-Domek has been a fine arts photographer and teacher for more than 20 years. She develops photography and art projects for youth from inner cities. Her extensive travel has allowed her to explore diverse populations through intimate portraits.
Berglund's art to be featured Friday
NISSWA - Work by area artist Rica Berglund will be featured from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the Path Less Traveled gallery in downtown Nisswa.
Berglund mainly does chalk on canvas but also works with watercolor and ink. She also makes jewelry out of magnetic hematite, lamp-work beads and Swarovski crystal.
For more information, call Claudia Allene at 820-9354.
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