‘Twin’ docks in Palisade

Canadian Hypno-Folk act TWIN and friends, led by Minnesota-born David Fort, is bringing the River Armada Concert series to the Mississippi River and planning a stop in Palisade Sept. 4.

The group will perform at several other locations along the Mississippi River and finish the tour in Wisconsin.

TWIN has now traversed the Mississippi, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Assiniboine Rivers by canoe. Performances happen in major centers, small towns, festivals, native reservations, parks and farms.

TWIN has been creating river tour concerts for the last three years in Manitoba and California, including the Assiniboine River and Los Angeles River Music Armada.

The free concert is 5 p.m. next to the Palisade Cafe.

Storyhill Fest Saturday, Sunday

Storyhill, the Red House Records acoustic duo made up of Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson, announced the line-up for Storyhill Fest 2013.

John Gorka and Raina Rose will be joining Storyhill as the headline artists for the two-day festival held at the Clearwater Forest Camp in Deerwood Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

The festival’s lineup includes 10 artists. Other artists to showcase include Justin Roth, Amy Speace, Connor Garvey, The Sea, Robby Hecht, Sweet Talk Radio, Cary Cooper, and the Roe Family Singers.

Storyhill Fest is a music and camping experience with multiple offerings and activities for all ages and interests, including guided kayak trips, nature hikes, and unforgettable campfires.

For more information about Storyhill Fest, visit www.

Libray expansion fundraiser to be KKIN radiothon

In response to Aitkin Public Library supporters, a radiothon to raise funds for the library expansion will be held on KKIN radio station 94.3FM from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 29.

Paul Bailey, former Aitkin County commissioner, will be manning the mic and hosting guest speakers. There will be time for call-in questions and comments. Listeners are encouraged to call in donations for this community project.

Minnesota authors showcased at library

Recently each of East Central Regional Library’s 14 branches put up displays about the Minnesota Book Awards with books by Minnesota authors. People may also stop and pick up a Minnesota writer’s map. In partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Book Awards put together a map called Minnesota Writers on the Map. It includes many Minnesota authors who have made a significant impact on the state. There are such notables as Sinclair Lewis, Robert Bly, Sigurd Olson, Frederick Manfred and Maud Hart Lovelace. The placement of the authors on one side of the map represents their birthplace, the place with which the writer was associated, or the location where he or she spent a majority of his writing life in the state. The backside of the map lists authors by region and includes their name, birthdate and birthplace, date they died (if applicable), plus a list of some of their more notable works.

The Minnesota Book Awards was created in 1988 by The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and other libraries as part of the Festival of the Book.

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Up North Whimsey - The Art of Art Carr is now open. Art’s humorous characters have appeared on 108 front covers of the Mille Lacs Messenger for years and have graced the cover of the Fun Guide. Bring the kids.

Harvest Dinner - German Style will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the 40 Club Convention Center. Tickets are now available for $45 at the Jaques or call with a credit card number, 218-927-2363. Donations for the bake sale and the silent auction are appreciated.

Kaleidoscope - Sept. 7 - Back to school book covers. Instructor: Sue Benson. Learn to make and decorate book covers. Bring a book to cover. Call to register at the JAC.

Register now for a Pastel Painting Workshop, 9-4, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 29 - 30. Cost is $150. Instructor: Award-winning pastel painter, Cynthia Kath. Class size is limited. Kath teaches pastel painting at the Edina Art Center and has painted in the Plein Air-Aitkin! competition. Call the Jaques Art Center to register; 218-927-2363.

Audubon Exhibit - Register now for the Tuesday, Oct. 8 - bus trip to the Bell Museum to see Audubon and the Art of Birds; $50, lunch included. Bus leaves from the Jaques Art Center at 9 a.m. back at 4 p.m.

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