Kaleidoscope at Jaques Art Center - First Saturday of the month - Workshops for kids. Registration is encourged by calling 218-927-2363.
Ripple River Quilter's Guild meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the 40 Club Convention Center at 1:00 p.m.. New members welcome. For more information call 218-927-3940.
Lakes Area Shutter Junkies Camera Club is seeking members who enjoy photography at all levels of experience and want to share and develop that interest. The group will meet the last Wednesday of each month at McGregor City Hall. For more information, contact Gina at 218-838-9354.
March 12 - Perennials for Shade Gardening - Master Gardeners Library Series- Tuesday 6:00 p.m. @ Aitkin Library - Jan Hasselius.
March 14 - Perennials for Shade Gardening - Master Gardeners Library Series- Thursday 5:30 p.m. @ McGregor Library - Jan Hasselius.
April 2 - Global Bucket Gardening - Master Gardeners Library Series- Tuesday 6:00 p.m. @ Aitkin Library- Ron Ritter.
April 9 - Vegetable Gardening/Compost - Master Gardeners Library Series- Tuesday 6:00 p.m. @ Aitkin Library- Ron Ritter & Jim Ravis.
April 11 - Vegetable Gardening/Compost - Master Gardeners Library Series- Thursday 5:30 p.m.@ McGregor Library-Ron Ritter & Jim Ravis.
April 12 - May 25 -Jaques Art Center ‘The Art of Linda Causton’ Enjoy old farms, churches, landscapes, lighthouses and wildlife from near and far. Linda Causton, new to the Aitkin area, presents her paintings in this lovely and eclectic exhibit.
April 13 - Bridal & Event Expo - Saturday -12:00-4:00 pm.@ Butler Building Opera House, 301 Minnesota Ave N. Enjoy, light refreshments and visit florists, caterers, photgraphers, event planners, bridal consultants and rental providers. For more information call Sylvia Allen 218-678-2441 or Lynne Jacobs at 218-820-8790.
April 16 - Native Woodland Wildflowers - Master Gardeners Library Series- Tuesday 6:00 p.m. @ Aitkin Library- Jim Ravis.
April 18 - Native Woodland Wildflowers - Master Gardeners Library Series- Thursday 5:30 p.m. @ McGregor Library - Jim Ravis.
May 24 - Women of Today's Memorial Day Bake Sale @ Office Shop.
May 31 - July 13 - ‘Jaques Art Center Everyday Wonders: Minnesota Landscape Paintings’ by Richard Krogstad“Using oil paint, bristle brushes and canvas, I make landscape paintings depicting the skies, fields, rivers, lakes and woods of rural Minnesota. I travel many back roads, looking for places that grab my attention. …I see my art vocation’s highest goal as connecting with this wonder and sharing it by creating the best landscape paintings I can.”
June 20 - Ladies Nite Out, Special sales, events and music @ Downtown Aitkin.
June 30- Aitkin Annual Fly-In/Classic Car Show, 7:00 am-3:00 pm. Wild rice pancake breakfast 7:00-11:00 am. Brat/Burger Luncheon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Aitkin Municpal Airport.
July 4 - The 4th of July Community Celebration
July 10–13 - 2013 Aitkin County Fair
July 14 - Hospice Golf Tournament Event
July 14-20 - Habitat for Humanity 500 Bike Ride, Pedaling to build a cycle of hope. Raising money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. New Route: http://www.habitat500.org/Habitat500/Route.html
July 16 - August 10 - Jaques Art Center Plein Air Competition and Exhibition. The competition and display of work by talented painters who paint outdoors on location in the ‘open air’. Competition Dates are July 16th - 19th.
July 20- St. James Catholic Church Gala - This years theme is Country Western Hoedown. Band: Wayne Renn. Time: 6:00 p.m @ 40 Club Convention Center.
July 19-20 - Crazy Days. Sidewalk shopping loaded with bargain sales and people @ Downtown Aitkin.
July 26- Relay for Life
August 2-3 - Aitkin County Historical Society Annual Garage Sale @ Aitkin County Fairgrounds, Aitkin.
August - 2-4 - Aitkin Riverboat Days. Crafters, food vendors, games.
August 2-18 - Quilt Minnesota 2013 @ Aitkin Quilts & Fabric, Kelly Simons, 217 Minnesota Ave North.
August 9-10 - Deerwood Summerfest, Mainstreet crafters, vendors, games and music.
August 16th - September 21 - Jaques Art Center “Up North Whimsy” - The Art of Art Carr, Local artist Art Carr is featured in this amusing display of characters who depict life in our neck of the woods. This is fun and entertaining art with a flavor of ‘up north whimsy is sure the make you smile. Bring the kids!
August 30 - Moonlight Madness, Moonlight merchant markdowns, street activities and farmers market.
September 7- The 10th Annual Tour of Cuyuna Bicycle Ride. Check for details at www.cuyunalakestrail.org
September 27- November 2 - Jaques Art Center, Up Close & Personal with Nature - by Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens. The beauty of natural surroundings is her inspiration. Enjoy Minnesota wildflowers, waterfalls, landscapes and gardens painted in oil and alkyd by this Two Harbors native.
October 13 - Women of Today's Pumpkin Patch/Bake Sale @ City Park.
October 17 - Ladies Nite Out, Special sales, events and music.
October 17 - Women of Today's Coats for Kids @ City Hall.
October 18-20 - Oktoberfest @ Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, 28th Annual Oktoberfest. Arts & crafts fair Only on Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:00am-4:00pm. Fun for the whole family! Entire Oktoberfest event October 18-20, 2013. German musical entertainment, Narren, kids' activities, 11:00am-3:30pm. Dinner shows and family polka dance. Call 800.450.4545 for resort lodging and Art Show information. 6,000 attendees expected.
November - Lights of Love Tree Lighting @ Riverwood Health Care Center.
November 8 - December 21 - Jaques Art Center, Christmas Marketplace. Gallery Gifts expands during the holiday season for all of your shopping needs. Come and browse for one of a kind gifts that are sure to please your friends and family.
November 29 - World Famous Fish House Parade Friday after Thanksgiving Celebrate Minnesota Ice Fishing! Food, Laughs, Crafts, and Music!
December 7 - Annual Aitkin County Historical Society Annual Open House & Cookie Walk & Raffle @ Depot Museum in Aitkin.
December 7 - Women of Today's Drop & Shop/Bake Sale
December - Christmas on the Mississippi.
January 3-4 Kiss it Good Buy, offering an exciting shopping sale event.