by Travis Ryder
Thursday, June 21
Brainerd Public Library presents Café Accordion Orchestra at noon. The 5 member group combines swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas, rumbas and cumbias.
The Edge of the Wilderness Almanac, directed by Master Puppeteer Theresa Linnihan, showcases northern Itasca County life using giant puppets, original music and poetry, among other things. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7, Sunday at 2, at the Edge Center Theater.
Sunshine Boys is the new production this week at the Chief Theater. The Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents the Neil Simon show tonight through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2.
Friday, June 22
Artists on Deck at Gull Lake Yacht Club, Friday, June 22, 11am - 8pm.
The public is invited to join art lovers and meet artists at the beautiful Gull Lake Yacht Club in the Brainerd Lakes area. Artists include Carolyn Abbott, Roy Abbott, Bob Carls, Jeff Kreitz, Diane Runberg, Greg Souther, and Diane Whiting. Art, music, food and drinks.
Saturday, June 23
Lady Slipper Festival celebrates the great habitat for our state’s official flower around Blackduck. The festivat gets under way there in the early afternoon.
The Woodpicks in concert at 7:30, at the Roxy Theater in Clearbrook. Co-hosted by the Clearbrook Depot Committee and the Clearwater Co. Historical Society, all donations received will support the Depot Restoration Project in Clearbrook and County-wide Historical Society projects.
Thurs., June 28th and Sat., June 30
Loon Opera presents Madama Butterfly, BHS Auditorium. High-level operatic talent must have a summertime break, because director Abe Hunter has attracted some to be part of the show along with great local performers.
Minnesota History Datebook
June 22, 1861 The First Minnesota Regiment departs Fort Snelling for Washington, D.C., eventually finding both glory and death in the Civil War.
June 21, 1973 The United States Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Eveleth, the capital of American hockey.
June 22, 1973 Hail 7 inches deep stops traffic on Highway 169 in Grand Rapids.
June 23, 1927 Captain Gerhard Folgero and his 42-foot Viking ship Leif Erickson sail into Duluth, completing a voyage from Norway. The ship is now displayed in a Duluth park.