Entertainment Briefs – 26 Oct – Brainerd Dispatch

Downtown Brained is hosting a spooktacular event

BRAINERD – Celebrate the spooky season in downtown Brainerd from 11am to 8pm Saturday 29th October.

Enjoy a day of family fun and activities on South Seventh Street. Enjoy live music by Bruce Archer from 11:00am to 2:00pm. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., visit downtown shops for trick-or-treating. Continue the fun into the night at Ya Sure Kombucha with live music and a costume contest for all ages.

Crosslake throws a spooktacular Halloween party

CROSSLAKE – Bring all kids ages 9-9 to a spooktacular Halloween party from 12pm-2pm on Saturday, October 29th at the Crosslake Community Center.

The event at 14126 Daggett Pine Road will feature activities, games, treats and fun for all. Costumes are desired. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Haunted Hidden Hallows back in Paul Bunyan Land

BRAINERD — For more than two decades, Paul Bunyan Land has offered a spooky Halloween attraction, and it will be running again Friday, October 28 and Saturday from 7-10pm.

According to the website, the Brainerd Lakes Area attraction’s “Scream Team” consists of “more than 100 people with severe dementia”.

The maze, haunted house and entrance paths are redesigned annually so the experience will never be the same. Available discounts include hot chocolate, cider, hot dogs, nachos, pop, and cotton candy.

Last tickets are sold at 10pm. The cost of the 3-story haunted house is $14, the 14-acre corn maze is $18, and both are $28.

Paul Bunyan Land is located at 17553 Highway 18, just east of downtown Brainerd.

For more information, call 218-764-2524, email [email protected] or visit www.paulbunyanland.com.

Safari North Wildlife Park offers a Haunted Trail

BRAINERD – Have a wild time on Safari North Wildlife Park’s Haunted Trail from 6pm to 10pm on Friday 28th October and Saturday in Brainerd.

However, no animals will be on display or used at the Halloween event, but activities include the haunted trail, pumpkin sales, fire pits and s’more kits, cider, hot chocolate, caramel apples, mini donuts. Cotton candy and more and a Hayride shuttle

Tickets are $15 per person, $1 off entry with a canned food delivered into the park at 8493 Highway 371.

For more information, call 218-454-1662 or visit www.safarinorth.com.

Northland Arb offers Halloween Trunk or Treat

BAXTER – Enjoy a path without fear and trunk or treat on Saturday, October 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Northland Arboretum in Baxter from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Get haunted thrills at the outdoor event with Alice in Wonderland, Underwater World, Jurassic Park, The Nightmare Before Christmas and more.

The cost is $5 per person.

For more information call 218-829-8770, email [email protected] or visit www.northlandarb.org.

Sarah Morris performs at grassroots concerts

NISSWA – Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Sarah Morris arrives for the Grassroots concerts in Nisswa on Friday, October 28th.

The 90 minute concert begins at 7:30pm at Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar at Journey Church. Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar is located at 5459 Lakers Lane in Nisswa.

Her endearingly honest, expertly written songs encourage audiences to detach from the big picture and engage in the magic of escaping into stories that are simultaneously hauntingly familiar and uniquely their own, according to a press release.

In 2016, Morris was a Top 4 finalist in the NewSong Music Contest at Lincoln Center in New York City, a runner-up winner in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at MerleFest in North Carolina, and an Americana semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.

Whether solo, backed by her longtime band The Sometimes Guys, as one half of the duo The Home Fires with Vicky Emerson, or live presenting local and traveling musicians online, her playful presence is captivating and infectious, according to the press release.

Admission for general seating is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12. (Masks are required for all spectators and volunteers; N-95 masks will be provided for those who need one, according to the press release.)

At each concert, non-perishable groceries or cash donations are welcome and go to a local grocery store.

For more information about Morris, visit www.sarahmorrismusic.com. For more information about the nonprofit Grassroots concerts, visit www.grassrootsconcerts.org or call 218-838-4266.

Crow Wing County Sheriff to offer proboscis or treat

BRAINERD — Join his Trunk or Treat event on Monday, October 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

Trick-or-treating can enjoy demonstrations by the Recreation Department, Tactical Team, Mounted Patrol, K9 Team, Bomb Team, Patrol Cars and Drone Team of the Sheriff’s Office.

This is a free family event held at the Crow Wing County public parking lot at the corner of Laurel Street and South Fourth Street in Brainerd.

Reporter speaks about Congdon murders in library

BRAINERD — Reporter and best-selling author Joe Kimball has covered the infamous Congdon murders since the day the bodies were discovered in 1977. He will be at the Brainerd Public Library at 416 S. Fifth St. on November 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“Secrets of the Congdon Mansion” is a first-hand account of Minnesota’s most notorious murder case, in which one of the state’s wealthiest women was suffocated in her 39-room Duluth mansion and her night nurse was bludgeoned to death on the stairs.

An adopted daughter has been accused of planning the crime to hasten her inheritance. In addition to two murder trials, the aftermath includes bigamy, arson, and other murders. The mansion, known as Glensheen, has become a popular getaway spot on the shores of Lake Superior.

40 years later, Minnesotans are still fascinated by the story of the mansion, the money and the murders. Kimball’s account was an inspiration for the popular play Glensheen: The Musical.

In his library speeches, Kimball discusses covering the story from start to finish as a reporter for the Star Tribune, and provides inside details on the victims, investigators, and perpetrators to help bring the story to life.

This free legacy program is funded in part or in full by funds raised from the 2008 vote by the people of Minnesota, which provided funds for the preservation of Minnesota’s artistic and cultural heritage.

Halloween fun at the New York Mills Cultural Center

NEW YORK MILLS – There’s plenty of Halloween fun to be had at New York Mills this year.

The community is invited to enjoy a children’s party at the Cultural Center and bowling at Mills Lanes on Saturday 29th October and a suitcase or a treat in the town center West Car Park on Monday.

All children under the age of 10 are invited to the annual Halloween party at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There are games, crafts and treats for everyone. (Children under 8 must bring an adult.) Costumes are encouraged.

This event is family friendly, entry is free and everyone is welcome. Call the cultural center with questions at 218-385-3339.

Later on Saturday from 4pm to 6pm, kids of all ages are invited to Mills Lanes & Lucky Strike Grill. (Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). Enjoy $2 worth of games, free shoe rentals and $2 off large pizzas. For more information, call the bowling alley at 218-385-3691.

On Halloween Day, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the 11th Annual Trunk or Treat event will be held outside of the City Center building at 118 N. Main Ave. in the west parking lot. All are welcome for family fun and sweets.

For more information, contact Josh Hoaby at 218-457-0830.

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra at the NYM Cultural Center

NEW YORK MILLS — The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Fall Concert Series continues Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. with the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra in an intimate auditorium-style gallery space for an up-close and personal experience with the Minneapolis-based band .

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra was formed in 2009 by founding member/bassist John Wright. The band was born out of a desire to play technically challenging music drawn from his influences such as Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Dixie Dregs and King Crimson to name a few.

Wright enlisted the help of guitarist Dan Neale, who brought many deep jazz influences to the table in his progressive playing and compositional style. Along with the band’s first drummer, Mark O’Day, the beginnings of the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra were formed.

Soon after, the violinist Wright’s wife, Lisi, joined the band with her aggressive “electric guitar player plays violin” style and engaging stage presence to complete the band’s sound and look, according to a press release.

Adult tickets are $10 in advance (buy online at https://bit.ly/3gEl0gW, come by, or call 218-385-3339) or $12 at the box office; Students are always $5 (can be paid at the door). Cash bar and light refreshments are available.

For more information about the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, visit www.galacticcowboyorchestra.com. Call the cultural center with questions at 218-385-3339.


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