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Author to read from new book Friday in NYM

Kathryn Daugherty will read from and sign copies of her debut novel Friday in New York Mills. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Passionate romance, a tense courtroom battle, and catastrophic family drama provide something for every reader in Kathryn (Erickson) Daugherty’s debut novel, “A Case of Hearts.”

Published by the Write Place in August 2013, the book follows Carol Matthews and Donovan Delaney as they fight to help Carol retain custody of her nephew, four-year-old Jeff.

Daugherty will give a reading and sign copies of her novel (copies will be available for sale the night of the event) on Friday, March 14 at the Cultural Center in New York Mills at 7 p.m.

There is no charge for admission.

Other upcoming events at the Cultural Center include:

  • A Raised Bed Gardening Class this Thursday, March 13 at 6 p.m. Join instructor Kathy Connell of  Redfern Gardens to learn more about how to garden using raised beds. There is no charge to attend.
  • Delve into the wonders of mysticism in a series of three sessions at The Creamery starting this Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. These sessions will focus on guided discussion rather than formal instruction. There is no cost to attend. Minimum class size is 5, maximum is 10.
  • Learn to Spin this Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m. Master spinner and  weaver Bruce Engebretson will help students discover the joys of turning wool into yarn. Bring your spinning wheel if you have one, or borrow one at the class.  If you have wool cards, bring them too! Call 218-385-3339 for more information on cost, and to register for the session.
  • A performance by the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra on Friday, March 21. Tickets are  $12 advance reservation (call 218-385-3339) or $15 at the door. Student admission is always $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30.
  • A cheesemaking class will be held Saturday, March 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to make queso fresco and cottage cheese as well as a tomme cheese. One variety of tomme cheese is gruyere. The class will be held at the Creamery. The $25 fee for this class includes all materials.
  • The Minnesota State High School League (Region 6A North) will sponsor the annual high school show and art festival in April. Workshops in a variety of art media will be held and several regional artists will be judging the work and teaching the workshops on April 3.  If you save oatmeal boxes, paper towel tubes, and toilet paper tubes, please call the Center to let us know. Students can use these for a sculpture workshop that will be taught by New York Mills sculptor Tim Cassidy.

The Cultural Center is located at 24 Main Avenue North in New York Mills. Call 218-385-3339 for information on upcoming shows and Continental Folk School classes, or visit the website at