Brainerd author completes series
"Merrick's Eleventh Hour," the latest romantic suspense novel by Brainerd author Wendy Rosnau, is available.
The 213-page paperback is priced at $4.99 and available at CatTales in downtown Brainerd and other bookstores.
The book is Rosnau's 14th and the seventh and final entry in her Spy Games series from Silhouette Books. The book earned 4 1/2 stars and a top pick from Romantic Times.
"Merrick's Eleventh Hour" is the latest romantic suspense offering by Brainerd author Wendy Rosnau.
Chabot signs second book
Area author Marlene Chabot, a member of Brainerd Writers Alliance and Sisters in Crime, will sign copies of her second mystery novel, "North Dakota Neighbor," which was published by iUniverse earlier this year. Her second book continues with private eye, Matt Malone, solving more cases revolving around the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
Signed copies are available from now until Dec. 24 at Peoples National Bank at 601 W. Washington St. in Brainerd. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the bank's annual hat and mitten drive. The book is also available online through various book retailers.
Library to host a series of literary events
The Brainerd Public Library is beginning a new series of literary events beginning Dec. 19 that will provide a forum for exchange of ideas.
The events will be at 6 p.m. in the large meeting room at the library every other Friday.
The first event will be the Glass Bead Game from Herman Hesse's Magister Ludi novel. The game includes several modern implementations of the game, one of which will be presented by Lance James. The game is played on a board similar to a concept map by making connections among ideas, musical, mathematical, philosophical or literary.
Subsequent events include open microphone, where residents can tell jokes, poems, short stories or anecdotes; a poetry slam, where residents read their own poems; and performance pieces by residents.
The library is hosting these events to give residents a casual place to do performances. The library asks that people, who attend these events, bring their own ideas.
Author plans book signing in Pillager
Book signing for the nonfiction book, "Dear Sergeant Honey," edited by Ceil Stetson, of Pillager, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Shante in Pillager.
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.
BHS graduates in 'U' band concert
MINNEAPOLIS - Jennifer Dens and Kevin Mortensen, graduates of Brainerd High School, participated in the University of Minnesota's 47th Annual Indoor Marching Band Concert last month at Northrop Auditorium.
Brainerd student in Jamestown band
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Jamestown College student Courtney Jindra of Brainerd participated last month in the college's Concert Band Fall Tour.
Three from area with Concordia band
MOORHEAD - Ryan Fellman, son of Richard and Blanca Fellman, Brainerd; Krystle Radtke, daughter of Daniel and Charlene Radtke, Brainerd; and Crystal Wright, daughter of John and Jeanne Wright, Baxter, toured last month in the Seattle area with the Concordia (Moorhead) College Band.
Wright is a junior and Fellman and Radtke are freshmen.
BHS graduate Boland honored
DECORAH, Iowa - Luther College junior Maggie Boland of Brainerd earned an honorable mention at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Auditions Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
Boland, the daughter of Bruce and Kathy Boland of Brainerd, is a 2006 graduate of Brainerd High School. She is majoring in music.
Choirs to perform in Staples
Central Minnesota's newest choral group, the Colla Voce Girl's Choir will join the Central Minnesota Boy's Choir, the Staples Area Men's Chorus and the Staples Area Women's Chorus to present a Community Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Staples.
For ticket information, contact the Centennial Auditorium Box Office at (218) 894-5416 or (800) 213-6877.
Music planned in Holiday Village
Brainerd Community Action presents Bemidji State University choir, Katie Ziegler, Carol Hudson-harp quartet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Holiday Village in the Westgate Mall.
C-I choirs to present holiday concerts
The Crosby-Ironton Seventh Grade Choir, Concert Choir, Girls' Triple Trio, Boys' Quartet, Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir under the direction of Wayne Ellingsen will present their annual Christmas concerts at 1 p.m. Sunday for seventh-nighth grade choir members families plus all others whose last names start with A-L and at 3:30 p.m. for all 10-12th grade choir members families plus all others whose last names start with M-Z. The concerts will be in the Mayberry Auditorium and are accompanied on piano by Bryan Johnson. Admission is by a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Opening the concert will be the 78-voice Seventh Grade Choir singing "A Festive Holiday."
The 54-member Concert Choir will follow the Seventh Grade Choir with their opening number "Heaven Antiphonal Deck the Hall."
The Boys' Quartet, Girls' Triple Trio and Chamber Singers take the stage following the Concert Choir.
At 2:30, the A Cappella Choir will host a reception in the commons, including cookies, coffee and hot apple cider. In addition, yearbook and choir pictures will be taken immediately following the first concert.
Kidder directs 'A Klingon Christmas Carol'
ST. PAUL - "A Klingon Christmas Carol" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center in St. Paul.
Tickets are $20 and are available through www.brownpapertickets.com or (800) 838-3006.
A silent auction and other entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The presentation is a production of Commedia Beauregard. Christopher O. Kidder, formerly of Brainerd, is the Commedia Beauregard artistic director.
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