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May 21 - May 25   The Center Weekly Activities
Monday 21
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8:30-4 p.m. - Prayer Quilters
9:30-3 - Legal Aide
9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks
9 a.m. - Zumba
9:30 a.m. - Mahjong Lessons
10:30a.m. - Reminisce Group
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Gift Shop
11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Diner: honey mustard chicken, sweet pot, mixed veg, bread, cake, milk
1:15 p.m. - Cribbage


Tuesday 22
8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - Toymakers
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
9 a.m. - Zumba
9a.m. Pickle Ball
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Diner: liver or pepper steak, buttered boiled pot, peas, bread, apricots, milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500 /Pinochle
12:00 p.m. - Model Railroad Group 
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Oil/Acrylic Painting
2 p.m. - Mahjong
5 p.m. - Dominos
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge
6:30 p.m. - Wood Carving

Wednesday 23
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8:30 a.m. - Energized
9 a.m. - Zumba
9a.m. Tennis
9 a.m. - Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Mahjong
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Knitting
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Diner: chef salad, muffin, brownie, milk
12:30 p.m. - Bingo

Thursday 24
8 a.m.-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Prayer Quilters
9 a.m. - Zumba
9:30 a.m. - Wood Carvers
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Diner: roast beef, mashed pot, carrots, dinner roll, pudding dessert, milk
11:30a.m. Music & Dancing
12:00 p.m. - Watercolor
12:00 - 4 p.m. - AARP Smart Drivers
1:00 p.m. Scrabble

Friday 25
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
9 a.m. - Zumba
10 a.m. - Whist
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m. - Creative Coloring
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Diner: swedish meatballs, paprika pot, creamed spinach, bread, ice cream, milk
12:00 - Lunch & Learn
12:30 - Mahjong
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee “Avengers”
Date:   May 21, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Times vary by day
May 21   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto Brainerd International Raceway's road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
Date:   May 21, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Toll-Free: 1-866-511-7606 Local: 1-218-824-7606
Email:   info@birperformance.com
Date/Time Details:   May 21, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for more details.
May 21   SpaQuest Grand Opening
Lisa Cassman is relocating her spa from Beauty Works Salon to SpaQuest in the FitQuest complex. You're invited to the Grand Opening! Come see us and sign up for giveaways. 15% off any service booked at the event. 
Date:   May 21, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.spaquestmn.com
Location:   SpaQuest
15840 Audobon Way
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lisa Cassman 218-252-0233
Email:   spaquestmn@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, May 21
1:00PM - 6:00PM
May 21   Blue Ox Success Series: Four Pillars of Customer Service




















Success Series: May 21, 2018 

The Four Pillars of Customer Service

Who Should Attend:

 

  • All Employees
  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Department Managers & Employees


About This Session:

Register all of your employees to attend our Blue Ox Academy Success Series: The 4 Pillars of Customer Service with Ted Schick. Filled with stories and examples, this presentation is a fun practical look at customer service as we examine the 4 pillars of exceptional customer service - the Experience, Relationships, Reputation and Problem Solving / Solutions. In addition, we list and describe the 10 Basic Customer Service behaviors - from our attitude to how we are with each other (the internal customer). Thought provoking and entertaining, we can put this customer service knowledge to work for us today!
 

Customer Service Stats:
 

  • 78% of consumers have bailed on a transaction because of a poor service experience
  • It takes 12 positive experiences to make up for one unresolved negative experience
  • News of bad customer service reaches more than twice as many ears vs praise for a good service experience
  • Loyal customers are worth up to 10 times as much as their first purchase
  • 60-70% more likely to sell to an existing customer
  • It's 6-7 times more expensive to acquire a new customer than it is to keep a current one




About The Speaker:

Residing in Duluth, MN, Ted is a corporate trainer, professional speaker and consultant with his own business, Schick Corporate Learning. A retired naval officer who rose up from the enlisted ranks, Ted has over 30 years experience leading people.


With over 20 years in teaching, Ted holds a BA Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a teaching certificate from Bemidji State University, and Master of Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


Ted is a member and past president of the Lake Superior Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development located in Duluth, MN.


Ted is active in his community with 13 years on the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol and volunteering with local animal humane societies such as Animal Allies in Duluth and Friends of Animals in Cloquet.  Ted is also part of the Cloquet Rotary and Mentor Duluth.  In his “spare” time, he has been a stand-up comedian, teaches Boot Camp fitness classes in the Twin Ports and is an accomplished triathlete.


About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   May 21, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   CTC Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, May 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $55.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
May 21   Pre-Summer Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals BEFORE SUMMER!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Online via FB, your own weigh ins or stop in for weekly weigh ins
Call for details!
Date:   May 21, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of May 7 and runs through June 22, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $20 entrance fee
Requires being on a meal plan (extra cost)
Schedule your FREE Wellness profile
 
May 22   2018 Industry Leadership Breakfast
Good morning, manufacturing! Join us for this special Lakes Area Manufacturing Alliance event that will inspire you to think differently about leading people. Utilizing a globally renowned curriculum delivered by the Anderson Center, we will explore “The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership.”
  • Inspire trust and build credibility
  • Create a vision that is clear and compelling
  • Execute the strategy in a way that delivers results
  • Coach the potential, talents and energy of a winning team
A panel of local industry leaders will wrap up the event with a discussion focused on triumphs and challenges in manufacturing leadership. This dynamic, fast-paced and interactive session is not just for manufacturers. It features relevant content for executives, managers and supervisors in all business sectors.

Industry Leader Panelists
  • Matt Kilian, Brainerd Lakes Chamber President – Moderator
  • Debby Hoel, Human Resources Manager - Pequot Tool & Manufacturing
  • Jim Haakonson, CPA, Principal - CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Mike Dillon, President - Lexington Manufacturing
  • Tom Innis, President - Avantech
About the Speaker
Kevin Ennis, Anderson Center Discussion Leader, is a certified facilitator with over 20 years of US-based and international experience as a leader and consultant. Throughout his career, Kevin has served in a variety of positions including the Director of Strategic Learning & Development at UnitedHealth Group, Director of Organizational Effectiveness at Carlson Hotels Worldwide, and Director of People Development for Radisson Edwardian Hotels, London UK. Kevin is a retired US Navy officer with 20-years of service. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Political Science/History and went on to study International HR and Management at the University of St. Thomas.

 
Haven’t yet joined the Lakes Area Manufacturing Alliance?
Unite with area manufacturers and help drive our economy forward! Join today for just $150 per year for manufacturing companies, or $50 per year for supporting businesses and organizations. Learn more here and email mgottsch@explorebrainerdlakes.com to get signed up.
Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   07:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:  
Central Lakes College
501 W College Drive
BrainerdMN 56401
Business & Industry Center, Room E203
Contact:   Mary Gottsch | 218-822-7117 MGottsch@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Email:   MGottsch@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:15 - 10:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 Per Person
Breakfast Provided
May 22   STAR-Lite: Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience
For more information please email: Tony.Oltmann@lssmn.org
Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   https://starlitebrainerd.eventbrite.com
Location:   Heritage Church
13242 Berrywood Dr
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   Tony.Oltmann@lssmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday May 22nd
8:00am - 4:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Please register online
May 22   Blue Ox Success Series: Four Pillars of Customer Service



















Success Series: May 22, 2018 

The Four Pillars of Customer Service

Who Should Attend:

 

  • All Employees
  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Department Managers & Employees


About This Session:

Register all of your employees to attend our Blue Ox Academy Success Series: The 4 Pillars of Customer Service with Ted Schick.Filled with stories and examples, this presentation is a fun practical look at customer service as we examine the 4 pillars of exceptional customer service - the Experience, Relationships, Reputation and Problem Solving / Solutions. In addition, we list and describe the 10 Basic Customer Service behaviors - from our attitude to how we are with each other (the internal customer). Thought provoking and entertaining, we can put this customer service knowledge to work for us today!


Customer Service Stats:

  • 78% of consumers have bailed on a transaction because of a poor service experience
     
  • It takes 12 positive experiences to make up for one unresolved negative experience
     
  • News of bad customer service reaches more than twice as many ears vs praise for a good service experience
     
  • Loyal customers are worth up to 10 times as much as their first purchase
     
  • 60-70% more likely to sell to an existing customer
     
  • It's 6-7 times more expensive to acquire a new customer than it is to keep a current one


About The Speaker:

Residing in Duluth, MN, Ted is a corporate trainer, professional speaker and consultant with his own business, Schick Corporate Learning. A retired naval officer who rose up from the enlisted ranks, Ted has over 30 years experience leading people.


With over 20 years in teaching, Ted holds a BA Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a teaching certificate from Bemidji State University, and Master of Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


Ted is a member and past president of the Lake Superior Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development located in Duluth, MN.


Ted is active in his community with 13 years on the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol and volunteering with local animal humane societies such as Animal Allies in Duluth and Friends of Animals in Cloquet.  Ted is also part of the Cloquet Rotary and Mentor Duluth.  In his “spare” time, he has been a stand-up comedian, teaches Boot Camp fitness classes in the Twin Ports and is an accomplished triathlete.


About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   Pelican Room (2nd Floor, Convention Center)
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 22, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $35.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$25.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
May 22   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
May 22   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 22   The Woods A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour
Join us for A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour Specials in May!
4:00 - 6:00 PM Tuesday - Thursday
$1.00 off All Domestic Beers and Rail Drinks
Calamari for $5.00
2 Pork Belly Sliders for $5.00
Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewoodsmn.com
Location:   The Woods
19624 County Road 3
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   info@thewoodsmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday - Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May 22   Business After Hours - Deerwood Bank

Join Deerwood Bank as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. Enjoy Jerk Chicken Skewers, Pesto Turkey Sliders and BBQ Meatballs paired with Beer, Wine and Water provided by Prairie Bay while learning about Deerwood Bank's Nice & Simple platform plus more! Attendees will have a chance to win gift baskets worth $100 and $50 from Deerwood Bank plus a variety of other door prizes from Chamber members. Must be present to win.

Since establishment in 1910 in the small town of Deerwood, Minnesota Deerwood Bank has been an integral part of the communities it serves. Their staff are on various local community boards, coaches of local youth sports teams, mentors to students, partners in business development, and more. Deerwood Bank is committed to the values most important to you!

 Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online button above or call (218) 829-2838.

Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Deerwood Bank
14986 Lynwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 22, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
May 22   2018 Crosslake Historical Society Fundraiser Dinner
Crosslake Historical Society Fundraiser Dinner
Enjoy a social hour followed by a gourmet meal and bid in both a silent and live auction of many donated items.
Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Whitefish Lodge and Suites
14150 Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Mary Dischinger 218-692-3188 Joan Calender 218-692-3482 Denny Dischinger 218-251-2500
Email:   marycat@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 22, 2018
6:00 p.m. Social and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Live Auction
Fees/Admission:   $25 per person
May 22   Bingo at The Woods
Join us for Bingo starting at 6:30 every Tuesday!!! Bingo specials include a 12 oz. domestic beer for $2.00, a Bingo Burger for $3.00, with fries is $5.00 and additional toppings are extra!
 
We will be doing 10 games, the first 9 games are $1.00 and the 10th game is a progressive coverall and that game will be $2.00.
Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thewoodsmn.com
Location:  

The Woods
19624 Cty Rd 3
Brainerd, MN 56401

Email:   info@thewoodsmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays at 6:30
May 23   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 23, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 23   Lunch & Learn - Make it OK
Special Speaker will be Tony Oltmann from Lutheran Social Service.
Date:   May 23, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://crowwingenergized.org/events/lunch-learn-make-it-ok/
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber
224 West Washington St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday May 23rd
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public - Register online
Please bring your own lunch and an open mind
May 23   The Woods A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour
Join us for A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour Specials in May!
4:00 - 6:00 PM Tuesday - Thursday
$1.00 off All Domestic Beers and Rail Drinks
Calamari for $5.00
2 Pork Belly Sliders for $5.00
Date:   May 23, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewoodsmn.com
Location:   The Woods
19624 County Road 3
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   info@thewoodsmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday - Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May 23   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on Brainerd International Raceway's world-class drag strip or try their hand at drifting, where drivers use controlled skids to maneuver through a course. Experienced drifters will be on hand to answer questions. Drifters and drag racers can make as many runs as time allows. Drag racers use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.  Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Seven Wednesdays are on the 2018 schedule. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Date:   May 23, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   May 23 - Gates open at 4 p.m.
Racing starts at 5 p.m. and continues until dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
May 23   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 23, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 24   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 24, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
May 24   Spring Bird Hikes
Want to get out in the spring, learn more about birds and have a morning hike on the trails of the Arboretum? The Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and the Northland Arboretum will be sponsoring short, morning birding hikes this spring. Join an experienced birding guide on Thursday and Saturday mornings in May and early June, and learn more about the many birds that inhabit or migrate though out area. 
Date:   May 24, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr 
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays in May from 7-8am
Fees/Admission:   Free 
May 24   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 24, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 24   The Woods A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour
Join us for A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour Specials in May!
4:00 - 6:00 PM Tuesday - Thursday
$1.00 off All Domestic Beers and Rail Drinks
Calamari for $5.00
2 Pork Belly Sliders for $5.00
Date:   May 24, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewoodsmn.com
Location:   The Woods
19624 County Road 3
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   info@thewoodsmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday - Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May 24   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   May 24, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
May 24   Zumba Classes
Zumba Classes
Have fun and get fit at the same time!
Date:   May 24, 2018
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays through May 31, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
May 25 - May 27   10th Annual Street Car Showdown
Brainerd International Raceway's 2018 Muscle Car Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend during the 10th Annual Street Car Showdown, a display of serious speed and power on the quarter-mile drag strip. The Showdown is the first race in the three-race series, featuring cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. They have the kind of horsepower that yanks their front end off the ground when launching from the starting line. The event also includes the SCCA Harvey West Classic on BIR’s Competition Road Course. The SCCA brings great wheel-to-wheel racing action to the road course on Saturday and Sunday. Two exciting events for the price of a single ticket! Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping.
Date:   May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  
May 25-27
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:  

Kids 12 and under are FREE! Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate

Thu-Sun – $85
Fri-Sun – $70
Sat-Sun – $45
Single Day admission – $25

Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing.  Anyone remaining after ticket expiration will be fined or prosecuted.

** Multi Event Weekend - Don’t forget that your ticket gets you in to see two great events this weekend – the Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the Competition Road Course.

Camping – Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased. Full-service sites in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $40 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up.

Condos – Stay at BIR in style. We have 12 on-site deluxe condominiums that are two-bedroom and two-bath with full kitchen, spacious living room, fireplace and deck. Cost is $250 per night. Call for availability and reservations.

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

May 25   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 25, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 26 - May 27   Zo-Chic Traveling Boutique
Zo-Chic Traveling Boutique
 
Date:   May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   May 26 and 27, 2018
May 26   Historical Log Village in Crosslake Opens
During the summer and fall seasons, volunteers from the Crosslake Historical Society staff this village of historic building taken from the surrounding area and run occasional interactive history days, highlighting important period skills, including weaving and blacksmithing.
Date:   May 26, 2018
Location:  
35404 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Crosslake Historical Society, 218-692-5400
Date/Time Details:  
Saturdays & Sundays through Labor Day
11am-4pm
May 26   Spring Bird Hikes
Want to get out in the spring, learn more about birds and have a morning hike on the trails of the Arboretum? The Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and the Northland Arboretum will be sponsoring short, morning birding hikes this spring. Join an experienced birding guide on Thursday and Saturday mornings in May and early June, and learn more about the many birds that inhabit or migrate though out area. 
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr 
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays in May from 8-9am
Fees/Admission:   Free 
May 26   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9582, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 12 and held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month from 9 a.m. to  Noon.
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9582
Date/Time Details:   May 12 to September 22, 2018
2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
9 a.m. to Noon
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
May 26   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market-2018



Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ideal Green Market Co-Op Store Hours (ALL SHOPPERS ARE WELCOME)
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-6 pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.

Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 29 - Sept 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
May 26   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Hosts Pancake Breakfast

The Board of the Ideal Green Market Cooperative is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday May 26, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 AM.  The breakfast will be held at the Ideal Green Market Cooperative parking lot in conjunction with Saturday’s Farmer’s Market

For five dollars, you can have blueberry buckwheat pancakes, real maple syrup, Fox Farm Sausage, juice and coffee.  A Gluten free option will be available as well.
 
Bring your families, your grocery list, visit with our local growers at our farmer’s market and have a wonderful breakfast.
 
In case of rain, the breakfast will be held next door at the Old Milwaukee Club.


 

Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

Saturday May 26, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 AM

Fees/Admission:   $5
May 26   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Pancake Breakfast
Ideal Green Market Cooperative Memorial Day Weekend Pancake Breakfast - enjoy buckwheat blueberry pancakes, Fox Farm Sausage, juice, coffee and a GF option all for $5.00!  In case of rain breakfast will be served next door at the Old Milwaukee Club.   Farmer's Market selling locally grown products (NO ecoli Romaine).  
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Next to the Old Milwaukee Club in beautiful Ideal Corners.
Contact:   Bonnie Coffey, board president 612 940 3407 bjcoffey@me.com
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 26
9:00 AM -11:00 AM 
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per person
May 26   Ideal Farmers' Market
Ideal Farmers' Market
 
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   In the parking lot of Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday until September 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
May 26   Ideal Green Market Pancake Breakfast
Ideal Green Market Pancake Breakfast
Buckwheat pancakes, real maple syrup, Fox Farm sausage, juice and coffee. A Gluten-free option will be available as well.
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   $5
May 26   Plant Sale
Perennials, Annuals, Natives, Shrubs, Red Wiggler Worms and Garden Treasures

Get your gardening questions answered!

Sponsored by the Brainerd Garden Club, Arboretum Garden Volunteers and the U of M Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
Outside Lower Level of the Visitor Center
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, Mn 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 26
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 26   2018 Crosslake Original Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103.
Held three times each year, Memorial Weekend, 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekends.
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 26, 2018
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
May 26   Kicks Adult Painting with Kathi Mann
Kicks on Route 66 offers a "Eat, Sleep, Fish" painting class with Kathi Mann. All supplies are included for this acrylic painting on a 14"x23" wood pallet. Bring your friends, your own food and drink, and spend a few hours with us. You will leave with a completed piece of art. Please RSVP at least three days in advance to insure your seat, or call by 4PM one day prior, to see if space is available.
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://Kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Rd. 66
Crosslake, MN. 56442
Contact:   218-692-5425
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10AM to 2PM
Fees/Admission:   $89 per person includes all supplies.
May 26   Free Range Day!

Bill's Gun Shop & Range has partnered with The Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army to give you a FREE Range Day. With a food or money donation to The Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army you will receive a FREE firearm rental and FREE range lane. Bring your friends and family and come out to our FREE Range Day!

Follow our Facebook event page! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/205118096886647/
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Website:   https://www.billsgs.com/events
Location:   Bill's Gun Shop & Range - Baxter, MN 
7609 Excelsior Rd
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   218.822.2804
Email:   ksmith@bjamco.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 26th 
10AM-8PM 
Fees/Admission:   Free with a food or money donation to The Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army
May 26   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
May 26, 2018
June 9 and 23, 2018
July 14 and 28, 2018
August 11, and 25, 2018


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 26   Grand View Lodge Fairway Pines Model Open House
Join us for the Fairway Pines Open House!

We are building 20 craftsman-style two-, three-, or four-bedroom vacation homes to be purchased as a vacation rental ownership. These homes will have panoramic views of The Lakes Nine at The Pines Golf Course. We have a model built and would love to show you the style of these homes. 

Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Or call 218-963-8797 for a private tour.

The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)

For questions and more information contact us at 218-963-8797.
Date:   May 26, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)
Contact:   218-963-8797
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm
May 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 27, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
May 27   Memorial Service in Crosslake
Memorial Day Service in Crosslake

The annual Memorial Day service in Crosslake will be held Sunday, May 27th at Crosslake Lutheran Church.  A traditional worship service will be at 8:30 am.  At 10 am a community-wide observance will be held at the Outdoor Worship Center on Daggett Pine Road across from the Crosslake Community Center baseball field.

This latter service will feature the National Anthem sung by John Carlson; Tuck Nolop playing TAPS; a contingent of American Legion veterans led by Bob McPherson firing an honorary salute to the dead; and an aerial fly-over by the North Star Squadron, a group of four fixed wing aircraft flown by experienced pilots who participate in air shows throughout the Midwest.  The leader of this squadron is Steve Knight, who has been an advisor to the Civil Air Patrol and now lives in Mission Hill, South Dakota.

Veterans from World War II to the present will be honored.  The theme of the day is “our continuing search for peace and good will among all people”.  

Those attending the ceremony may stay in their cars and listen to the service over the radio or sit outside on benches and chairs provided by the Outdoor Worship Center. Participants can bring lawn chairs and blankets as well

The guest speaker is LTC Sara Lokstad, MD

LTC  Sara Lokstad’s nearly 20 year military career began as a newly appointed Army MD on active duty primarily at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  She served as Deputy Commander for Clinic Services, as a member of the Medical Evaluation Board, and as Physician for the Warrior Transition Unit for wounded soldiers.  While there she deployed to Iraq, serving with the 115th Combat Support Hospital.  She later joined the Army Reserves and was deployed to Kuwait while a staff MD in the 452nd Combat Support Hospital, Milwaukee, WI.  She will be deployed again this summer. 

Sara grew up on a small farm near Newfolden, MN in a large family where her grandfather, father and brothers all served in the military.  Her undergraduate degree is from the College of St. Scholastica, in Duluth with a BA in Biology. She attended Medical School at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and Minneapolis with a Doctorate in Medicine. Her Internship and Residency was done at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA.  Dr. Lokstad currently serves as Family Practice Provider at the Crosslake Essentia Clinic.  She is married to Mike, and they have two children, Sam and Madeline. 
Date:   May 27, 2018
Time:   08:30 AM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 27th
​8:30 AM
May 27   26th Annual Garrison Art Show & Sale
Presented by The Mille Lacs Art Council

Featuring 40 local and regional artists displaying a variety of media including watercolor and oil painting, fiber art, pottery, sculpture, woodworking, jewelry, photography, paper art, and more!

Food, baked goods, and beverages
Live music by Jim Olson & Friends
Supporting artists and local non-profit organizations
Date:   May 27, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Garrison VFW Grounds & Pavilion
27234 Monroe St
Garrison, MN 56450
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 27th
9:30am - 4:30pm
May 27   2018 Memorial Day Service - Crosslake Lutheran Church
Crosslake Lutheran Church Memorial Day Service
Crosslake Lutheran Church will  host a community observance of Memorial Day at 10 am on Sunday, May 27th, at the Outdoor Worship Center.
The celebration will feature music and a guest speaker and will include recognition of all veterans and military personnel in attendance. An American Legion Honor guard will provide appropriate honors to the colors and to the dead, including a bugler playing “TAPS.” Please join us and honor your troops, veterans, and your Country.
The Outdoor Worship Center is located at 14019 Daggett Pine Rd, across from Crosslake Community Center.

 
Date:   May 27, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church - Outdoor Location
14019 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church (218) 692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 27th, 2018
10 a.m.
May 27   Family Sundae Funday 2018
Come one, come all for the festivities that includes: walking tacos, ice cream sundaes and more; tours and activities such as face painting, minnow races and lawn games to mention a few.

Annually Camp Knutson provides summer camping opportunities for about 1,200 campers with identified needs. This includes children and adults with heart disease, skin conditions, autism, Down syndrome, HIV/AIDS, mental health needs, youth experiencing homelessness and burn survivors.
Date:   May 27, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lssmn.org/MS-CampK/content2col.aspx?pageid=2793&id=15043
Location:   Camp Knutson
11148 Manhattan Pt Blvd
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-543-4232
Email:   jared.griffin@lssmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday May 27th
11:00am - 2:00pm
Fees/Admission:   This is a free community event
May 28   2018 Crosslake Memorial Day Color Guard Flag Ceremony
Crosslake Memorial Day featuring the Color Guard Flag Ceremony by the Crosslake American Legion Post #500.
Date:   May 28, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://post500.com/
Location:   Pinewood Cemetery
13874 County Road 36
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Crosslake American Legion Post #500 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   May 28, 2018
10 a.m.
May 28   Memorial Day Free Picnic
Free picnic for veterans and families from 11-1 Memorial Day.  All are welcome with a free will donation.  Hosted by the Brainerd Elks and the Brainerd American Legion.
Date:   May 28, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   708 Front Street 
Brainerd, Mn 56401
 
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 219-829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 28th 2018
Fees/Admission:   Free to veterans and their families
 
May 28   Pre-Summer Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals BEFORE SUMMER!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Online via FB, your own weigh ins or stop in for weekly weigh ins
Call for details!
Date:   May 28, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of May 7 and runs through June 22, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $20 entrance fee
Requires being on a meal plan (extra cost)
Schedule your FREE Wellness profile
 
May 29   Nisswa Women's Club 35th Annual Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show & Luncheon
Nisswa Women's Club 35th Annual Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show and Luncheon
"Minnesota In Full Bloom"

2018 Grand Raffle Prizes - Tickets are $5.00 each
-One week at Superior Shores in Two Harbors, MN (sleeps four) 
     October 21-27, 2018 (donated by Rosemary Goff and Bob Toborg)
-Two $500 Cash Prizes, donated by the Nisswa Women's Club
-Two nights' lodging for two, Breezy Inn King Leisure, with unlimited golf (w/cart) 
     at the Traditional and Whitebirch courses at Breezy Point Resort
-Guided fishing trip, half-day for two with Jon Stolski of the Nisswa Guides League
-Two rounds of golf at Grand View's Pines or Preserve courses with $50 dining credit
-Dinner Cruise for four aboard Destiny Cruises "Northstar"  yacht on Gull Lake
-$200  Schaefer's Foods gift certificate
-$200 spa Gift Certificate for Panache Salon & Spa 
     (donated by Panache & Spa and Nisswa Women's Club)
-$150 Gift Certificate to Fine Line Salon and Spa

Raffle tickets can be purchased from any member of the NWC or by contacting Ann Swanson at orangeswan@me.com. 
Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at a later date at various locations in the area. List of locations coming soon.
Date:   May 29, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswawomensclub.org/events.html
Location:   Madden's Town Hall at Madden's Resort on Gull Lake
Contact:   2182517754
Email:   vacation@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday May 29, 2018

Social Hour: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM 
Luncheon: 12:00 PM
Fashion Show: 1:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Luncheon-$45
Raffle Tickets-$5
May 29   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   May 29, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
May 29   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 29, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 29   The Woods A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour
Join us for A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour Specials in May!
4:00 - 6:00 PM Tuesday - Thursday
$1.00 off All Domestic Beers and Rail Drinks
Calamari for $5.00
2 Pork Belly Sliders for $5.00
Date:   May 29, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewoodsmn.com
Location:   The Woods
19624 County Road 3
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   info@thewoodsmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday - Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May 29   Bingo at The Woods
Join us for Bingo starting at 6:30 every Tuesday!!! Bingo specials include a 12 oz. domestic beer for $2.00, a Bingo Burger for $3.00, with fries is $5.00 and additional toppings are extra!
 
We will be doing 10 games, the first 9 games are $1.00 and the 10th game is a progressive coverall and that game will be $2.00.
Date:   May 29, 2018
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thewoodsmn.com
Location:  

The Woods
19624 Cty Rd 3
Brainerd, MN 56401

Email:   info@thewoodsmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays at 6:30
May 30   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 30, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 30   The Woods A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour
Join us for A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour Specials in May!
4:00 - 6:00 PM Tuesday - Thursday
$1.00 off All Domestic Beers and Rail Drinks
Calamari for $5.00
2 Pork Belly Sliders for $5.00
Date:   May 30, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewoodsmn.com
Location:   The Woods
19624 County Road 3
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   info@thewoodsmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday - Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May 30   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   May 30, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Date/Time Details:   5:00 P.M.
May 30   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 30, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 31   Spring Bird Hikes
Want to get out in the spring, learn more about birds and have a morning hike on the trails of the Arboretum? The Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and the Northland Arboretum will be sponsoring short, morning birding hikes this spring. Join an experienced birding guide on Thursday and Saturday mornings in May and early June, and learn more about the many birds that inhabit or migrate though out area. 
Date:   May 31, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr 
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays in May from 7-8am
Fees/Admission:   Free 
May 31   AAA Senior Driving Course
AAA Senior Driving Refresher Course
Date:   May 31, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   May 31, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
May 31   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 31, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 31   The Woods A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour
Join us for A-MAY-ZING Happy Hour Specials in May!
4:00 - 6:00 PM Tuesday - Thursday
$1.00 off All Domestic Beers and Rail Drinks
Calamari for $5.00
2 Pork Belly Sliders for $5.00
Date:   May 31, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewoodsmn.com
Location:   The Woods
19624 County Road 3
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   info@thewoodsmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday - Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May 31   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   May 31, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
May 31   "Let's Make it OK" Mental Health Discussion
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In Crow Wing County, over 1 in 4, or 28.2 percent, of residents have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Yet stigma continues, preventing people from sharing their struggles, and from reaching out for help.
 
The community is invited to an intimate discussion as community leaders Hara Charlier, president of Central Lakes College, Matt Kilian, president of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, and Adam Rees, president, Essentia Health-Central, along with Brainerd High School student Caroline Benson, share their personal mental health journeys. Joining the discussion will be Brian Nystrom, president of Nystrom & Associates, and psychiatrist Dr. Peter Neifert.

The event is presented by Essentia Health, the Brainerd Dispatch and the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
Date:   May 31, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Lakewood Evangelical Free Church
6284 Fairview Road N.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Kathy Sell, Marketing Manager Essentia Health Kathy.Sell@EssentiaHealth.org 218-828-7565
Date/Time Details:   Doors open at 5:30
Program at 6:00
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend, but online registrations or tickets are required. Paper tickets may be picked up at the Brainerd Dispatch, Brainerd Lakes Chamber, or Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center's Gift Shop.
May 31   Zumba Classes
Zumba Classes
Have fun and get fit at the same time!
Date:   May 31, 2018
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays through May 31, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jun 01 - Jun 03   Bracket Drag Racing Series & BMW Car Club
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series takes on the quarter-mile drag strip for the third of eight weekends this season. The BMW Car Club of America is on the road course all weekend for a club event. Bracket Drag Racing features 250-plus drivers competing in 11 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. Friday is a Test & Tune day, followed by eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, with winners crowned each day. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available. One ticket gets you into both events! Daily admission is $25 – Sunday is only $10. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Date:   June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 1-3
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Single-day tickets
Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing. Anyone remaining and found by security will be asked to leave for the remainder of the evening and will not be allowed to purchase a next-day ticket until the following morning.

Camping
Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased.
Full-service RV sites in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $35 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up
20 amp plug-in:  $30/weekend

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Jun 01   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 1, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 01 - Jun 02   2018 Crosslake Area Library Book Sale
Crosslake Area Community Library Book Sale
Date:   June 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center Library
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 1, 2018
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jun 02   Pequot Lakes Historical Society- Former DNR Forester
Come to the Pequot Lakes Historical Society Saturdays in June at 2:00 and hear captivating stories from volunteer guests, each of whom played a role in the history of Pequot Lakes. Join the discussion in a Q&A session after each presentation and learn about the history of our community. The Historical Society is housed in the Cole Memorial Building.

This weeks Guest Volunteer is Keith Simar, a former Pequot Lakes Fire Warden (DNR Forester) 1970-1980.
Date:   June 2, 2018
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
4285 Tower Square
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   June, 2nd, 2018
2 PM- UNTIL
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 02   Christmas Point Annual Tent sale
Join is at Christmas Point for our annual Tent sale. Look for the large white tent located in our back parking lot at our Baxter location. ONE DAY only.
Date:   June 2, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Tent will be located in our back parking lot at our Baxter location.
14803 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Robin Herron 218.828.0603
Email:   sjg@christmaspoint.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday June 2nd 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Store will be open from 8:00am-6:00pm.
Fees/Admission:   Free of charge. Get there early enjoy free house brewed coffee while you wait for tent to open.
Jun 02   Spring Bird Hikes
Want to get out in the spring, learn more about birds and have a morning hike on the trails of the Arboretum? The Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and the Northland Arboretum will be sponsoring short, morning birding hikes this spring. Join an experienced birding guide on Thursday and Saturday mornings in May and early June, and learn more about the many birds that inhabit or migrate though out area. 
Date:   June 2, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr 
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays in May from 8-9am
Fees/Admission:   Free 
Jun 02   Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
The Cuyuna Range Farmers Market is located at the Main Street Plaza on Main Street in Crosby next to Iron Range Eatery. The market is open every Saturday from June 2 to October 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is the intention of the Cuyuna Range Farmers Market to partner with a number of local businesses to promote healthy nutritious alternatives and selections of local products. As these relationships develop, they are hopeful that a broader segment of the community will benefit from the market and their partner relationships.
Date:   June 2, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Main Street Plaza
Corner of W Main Street and Cross Ave S
Crosby, MN 56441
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays June 2 - October 13
9:00am - 12:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 02   Ideal Farmers' Market
Ideal Farmers' Market
 
Date:   June 2, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   In the parking lot of Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday until September 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Jun 02   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market-2018



Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ideal Green Market Co-Op Store Hours (ALL SHOPPERS ARE WELCOME)
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-6 pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.

Date:   June 2, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 29 - Sept 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jun 02   11th Annual Cherry Car Show
Located in Pequot Lakes in beautiful Trailside Park. The very successful and fun Cherry Car Show is entering its 11th year and you want to be part of it! Early registration is recommended to get the best spot — first come, first serve.

The City of Pequot Lakes is the located in the center of the Brainerd Lakes area where fun is easy to find. A large craft fair is happening on the same day so there will be something for everyone! 
Date:   June 2, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Corner of Patriot Avenue and Co. Rd.11
Pequot Lakes, MN
 
Contact:   Denise Simpson, 218-568-5800
Email:   carshow@plbplionsclub.com
Date/Time Details:  


June 4, 2018

Registration is at 7 am
Show runs 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Fees/Admission:   Cost to register a car is $10
Free to spectators
Jun 02   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   June 2, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays (except third Saturday of the month)
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jun 02   Kicks Adult Painting with Kathi Mann
Kicks on Route 66 offers a painting class with Kathi Mann. All supplies are included for this acrylic on canvas, 16"x20", of a Chromatic Bear. Bring your friends,your own refreshments and spend a few hours with us. Please RSVP 3 days in advance to insure your seat, or call by 4pm one day prior to see if space is available.
Date:   June 2, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://Kicks66crosslake.com
Location:    Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN, 56442
Contact:   218-692-5425
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $49 per person includes all supplies.
Jun 02   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   June 2, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jun 02   Grand View Lodge Fairway Pines Model Open House
Join us for the Fairway Pines Open House!

We are building 20 craftsman-style two-, three-, or four-bedroom vacation homes to be purchased as a vacation rental ownership. These homes will have panoramic views of The Lakes Nine at The Pines Golf Course. We have a model built and would love to show you the style of these homes. 

Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Or call 218-963-8797 for a private tour.

The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)

For questions and more information contact us at 218-963-8797.
Date:   June 2, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)
Contact:   218-963-8797
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jun 04   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto Brainerd International Raceway's road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
Date:   June 4, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Toll-Free: 1-866-511-7606 Local: 1-218-824-7606
Email:   info@birperformance.com
Date/Time Details:   June 4th
8am - 5pm
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for more details.
Jun 04   Pre-Summer Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals BEFORE SUMMER!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Online via FB, your own weigh ins or stop in for weekly weigh ins
Call for details!
Date:   June 4, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of May 7 and runs through June 22, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $20 entrance fee
Requires being on a meal plan (extra cost)
Schedule your FREE Wellness profile
 
Jun 05   Active Health Aging - Advance Care Planning

In this two hour presentation, you will learn and better understand the importance of having a Health Care Directive on file with your primary care physician

  • Engage in meaningful conversation about advanced care planning decisions in a supportive environment
  • Learn how to confidently complete your Health Care Directive with the assistance of trained Honoring Choices facilitators
  • Learn about the process of getting your Health Care Directive on file with a primary care provider
Register online at http://crowwingenergized.org/events/active-healthy-aging-advance-care-planning-brainerd-library/
Date:   June 5, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://crowwingenergized.org/events/active-healthy-aging-advance-care-planning-brainerd-library/
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 S 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Natalie Brown 218-546-3462
Email:   natalie.brown@hcr-manorcare.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 5
7:00am - 9:00am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 05   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   June 5, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jun 05   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   June 5, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Jun 05   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 5, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 06   Youth Gardening 101
Youth Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register. For ages 8-15

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 9:30am-11:30am.
Date:   June 6, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   $25- members
$30- non members 
Jun 06   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 6, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 06   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   June 6, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jun 06   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on Brainerd International Raceway's world-class drag strip or try their hand at autocross, which is a timed event through a cone-lined course. Experienced drivers will be on hand to answer questions. Autocrossers and drag racers can make as many runs as time allows. Drag racers use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.  Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Seven Wednesdays are on the 2018 schedule. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Date:   June 6, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6 - Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and continues until dusk
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jun 06   Adult Gardening 101
Adult Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register.

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Date:   June 6, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
5:30pm-7:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   $40 
Jun 06   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   June 6, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jun 07   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting 2018
Join us for at the monthly Explore Crosslake Business meeting of business owners, managers and key staff. Network with others, learn more about events, activities and organizations in Crosslake and share information about your business!   The event is Chamber facilitated, and all businesses are invited regardless of membership.
Always the first Thursday monthly, beginning at 7:30 for coffee and networking, and the meeting runs from 8-9 a.m.  The location varies and we encourage you to pick a month to host! 

Thurs. June 7 we will be meeting at The Cottage Place for a meeting and tour of the art school. 
Date:   June 7, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.ccom
Location:   The Cottage Place
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake Chamber of Commerce 218-692-4027
Email:   cindy@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Thurs. June 7, 2018
7:30 coffee and networking
8 - 9  a.m. - Meeting and tour of the art school
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend or host!
Jun 07   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 7, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 07   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   June 7, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
Jun 07   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   June 7, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays 
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jun 08 - Jun 10   MAP Proving Grounds
Import cars and sport compacts take over Brainerd International Raceway for a wild weekend of drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping, car shows, burnout contests and much more. The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds features turbo-charged imports and sport compacts. The Proving Grounds has quickly become one of the biggest events at BIR, so don't miss it! On-site camping available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Every ticket includes a pit pass.
Date:   June 8, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8-10
Events start at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:  

ADVANCED PRICES
Thursday – Sunday – $60

GATE PRICESAvailable at the Front Gate

Thursday – Sunday – $70
Friday-Sunday – $60
Saturday-Sunday – $45
Single Day – $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Single-day tickets
Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing. Anyone remaining and found by security will be asked to leave for the remainder of the evening and will not be allowed to purchase a next-day ticket until the following morning.

Camping
Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased.
Full-service RV camping in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $35 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up
20 amp plug-in are available in some locations:  $30/weekend per plug

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Jun 08   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 8, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 08   Aquatic Invasive Species Research Update
There is HOPE. We can be successful in our efforts to prevent the further spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) both into Minnesota and within Minnesota. We do not have to accept a future for our children and grandchildren defined by unchecked AIS spread such as Starry Stonewort, Eurasian Water Milfoil, and Zebra Mussels.
Researchers with MAISRC are working quickly towards developing science-based solutions to reduce the impacts of AIS in Minnesota waters.  A coalition of Becker, Hubbard, and Otter Tail County organizations have invited the researchers from MAISRC to give our northern lake region an update on zebra mussels, starry stonewort, AIS impacts on Mille Lacs lake walleye populations, modeling and carp viruses.
 
After the research update, we are planning an opportunity for lawmakers and candidates to hear from their constituents (local governments, businesses, and organizations) regarding ongoing financial support for research and local AIS programs. The “Listening Forum” will be held in mid-afternoon. We appreciate the support the MN Legislature has provided for the “fight” against AIS. 

*Lunch will be served - Free will offering*
Date:   June 8, 2018
Time:   09:15 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.maisrc.umn.edu/
Location:   M-State Detroit Lakes Campus
Large Conference Room (C101)
900 HWY 34 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Contact:   218-846-0436
Email:   prwdinfo@arvig.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 8th
9:15am - 3:00pm
Fees/Admission:   There is no fee for this event, however, we would like you to register for planning purposes by calling or emailing.
Jun 08   National Loon Center Feasibility Study Presentation
National Loon Center Feasibility Study Presentation
The results of a University of Minnesota study to determine whether establishing a National Loon Center in Crosslake is feasible will be discussed. 
Date:   June 8, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 8, 2018
5:30 p.m.
 
Jun 08   1st Annual Sweet Grapes 5K Self Timed Walk and Kids Races
We have created the "Sweet Grapes Event" on Friday, June 8th, to facilitate more family participation we have also moved the traditional kid races from Saturday morning to Friday afternoon. 

Registration
For online registration, go to https://www.signmeup.com/reg/form/123994/registration. For a paper form go to  www.sourgrapesrun.com, click on Register and download the form. Forms can be picked up at the Arboretum also. Mailed registrations must be received at the arboretum by Thursday, June 7th. Online Early Registration closes at 10:00PM, Thursday, June 7th. Note that registrations are limited to the first 500 adult registrants. Late registration will be available at  the Arboretum on Friday, June 8th  and on race day.  Please see www.sourgrapesrun.com for times.

Timing
The 5K walk will be self timed,  and the kids races will be timed by the committee.

Course Description
The 5K walk course will traverse the beautiful, but challenging terrain on the Arboretum trails. The course will be a loop, finishing at the stat point. The terrain course will includes some uneven ground, sandy soil and moderately challenging hills. There will be water stops along the way.
This walk is intended to get you off the couch and enjoy the beautiful trails at the Arboretum with your friends.  Come on out and support the Arboretum. Bring the family and join in on the fun, food and camaraderie of a great bunch of outdoor enthusiasts.

Kids Races
The traditional  1/2 M and 1 M kid's courses similar to the previous Sour Grapes Kids Races. 

Awards 
All participants will receive a unique finisher token. T-shirts are included for all who register by June 1 and  as available for those who register after June 1. Appropriate awards will be given for the 5K and the kids races. You must be present to receive your award or have someone pick it up for you. Awards will not be mailed
Date:   June 8, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sourgrapesrun.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   sourgrapes.half@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday June 8th
6-9pm
Fees/Admission:   Walkers: $25 if registered by June 1st, $30 after June 1st 
Kids: $15 if registreed by June 1st, $20 after June 1st 
Jun 08   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
Outdoor Movie at the Crosslake Campground - Despicable Me
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer!  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. 

Water Safety program begins at 8:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 9:30 p.m.

There is no charge to attend and water & popcorn will be provided too!  All donations are appreciated and will be matched dollar for dollar by the Crosslake Ideal Lions.  100% of the proceeds will be used to enhance the Christmas lights on the Dam and US Army Corps properties.




 
Date:   June 8, 2018
Time:   09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela - US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 8, 2018
Water Safety Program at 8:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.  Donation proceeds used for Christmas lights at the Dam.
Jun 09   2018 Crosslake-Ideal Lions Fishing Tournament
Crosslake Ideal Lions Fishing Tournament
The 30th annual Crosslake-Ideal Lions Fishing Tournament features prize money. A rules and regulations meeting will be held the day before at Moonlight Bay
Date:   June 9, 2018
Location:   Moonlight Bay
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 9, 2018
Registration and Rules Meeting
Friday, June 8, 2018
4:00 p.m.  Moonlite Bay
Jun 09   17th Annual Sour Grapes Half & Half Trail Run
The Sour Grapes half & half trail run first started in 2001. A group of runners were unable to secure a spot in the Grandma's Marathon for that year. As a result, they decided to organize a run that would be fun, challenging and a means to enjoy the company of other enthusiastic runners; hence, the birth of Sour Grapes half & half.

Registration
For online registration, go to https://www.signmeup.com/reg/form/123994/registration. For a paper form go to  www.sourgrapesrun.com , click on Register and download the form.  Forms can be picked up at the Arboretum also.  Mailed registrations must be received at the arboretum by Thursday, June 7th. Online Early Registration closes at 10:00PM, Thursday, June 7th. Note that registrations are limited to the first 500 adult registrants. Late registration will be available at  the Arboretum on Friday, June 8th  and on race day.  Please see www.sourgrapesrun.com for times.

Chip Timing
The Half Marathon Run and the 10.55 K Run/Walk will be chip timed by Pickle Events.

Course Description
The half marathon and 10.55K run courses traverse the beautiful, but challenging terrain of central Minnesota. The race course is a 10.55K loop. The half marathoners will complete the loop twice. The terrain includes some uneven ground, sandy soil and moderately challenging hills. Half marathoners will pass water stops 9 times. Those running or walking the 10.55 K will pass water stops 4 times.
Walkers
Even if you are not a dedicated runner, you can still come walk the 10K and support the Arboretum.  Bring the family and join in on the fun, food and camaraderie of a great bunch of outdoor enthusiasts. We also have a special Sweet  Grapes  Community 5K self timed walk this year on Friday, June 8th at 7:00 PM. See www.sourgrapesrun.com  or www.northlandarb.org for more details.

Awards
All participants will receive a unique finisher token. T-shirts are included for all who register by June 1 and as available for those who register after June 1. Adult awards as soon as available, approximately 9:00 am for the 10.55K and 10:30 am for the half marathon.. You must be present to receive your award or have someone pick it up for you. Awards will not be mailed. 

Packet Pickup
Friday, June 8, 2018
Race Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
12 - 8 p.m. Packets can be picked up at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. 
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Race Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration
6:30 - 7:00a.m. Packets can be picked up at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

 
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Website:   http://www.sourgrapesrun.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   sourgrapes.half@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday June 9th 
7:30am 
Fees/Admission:   Register by May 1, 2018 to get adult early bird special price of $40 adults
$50 after May1st
$60 after June 1st
Jun 09   Crosslake Area Garden Club Plant Sale
The Crosslake Area Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
 
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 9, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Jun 09   Ideal Farmers' Market
Ideal Farmers' Market
 
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   In the parking lot of Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday until September 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Jun 09   Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
The Cuyuna Range Farmers Market is located at the Main Street Plaza on Main Street in Crosby next to Iron Range Eatery. The market is open every Saturday from June 2 to October 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is the intention of the Cuyuna Range Farmers Market to partner with a number of local businesses to promote healthy nutritious alternatives and selections of local products. As these relationships develop, they are hopeful that a broader segment of the community will benefit from the market and their partner relationships.
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Main Street Plaza
Corner of W Main Street and Cross Ave S
Crosby, MN 56441
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays June 2 - October 13
9:00am - 12:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 09   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9582, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 12 and held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month from 9 a.m. to  Noon.
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9582
Date/Time Details:   May 12 to September 22, 2018
2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
9 a.m. to Noon
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
Jun 09   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market-2018



Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ideal Green Market Co-Op Store Hours (ALL SHOPPERS ARE WELCOME)
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-6 pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.

Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 29 - Sept 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jun 09   Kicks Adult Painting with Kathi Mann
Kicks on Route 66 offers a painting class with Kathi Mann. All supplies are included for this water mixable oil, 16"x20",  painting of a nest with eggs, and the words "Bless Our Nest". Bring your friends, your own refreshments, and spend a few hours with us. Please RSVP 3 days in advance to insure your seat, or call by 4pm one day prior to see if space is available.
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-5425
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 9, 2018 -9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $59 per person includes all supplies.
Jun 09   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays (except third Saturday of the month)
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jun 09   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jun 09   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
May 26, 2018
June 9 and 23, 2018
July 14 and 28, 2018
August 11, and 25, 2018


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 09   Grand View Lodge Fairway Pines Model Open House
Join us for the Fairway Pines Open House!

We are building 20 craftsman-style two-, three-, or four-bedroom vacation homes to be purchased as a vacation rental ownership. These homes will have panoramic views of The Lakes Nine at The Pines Golf Course. We have a model built and would love to show you the style of these homes. 

Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Or call 218-963-8797 for a private tour.

The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)

For questions and more information contact us at 218-963-8797.
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)
Contact:   218-963-8797
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jun 09   The Most Magical Bird in the World: The Common Loon
"The Most Magical Bird in the World: The Common Loon"
National Audubon Vice President Mark Anderson and Dr. Jon Wefald will discuss this wonderful bird. Vocalist Melanie Underbrink will perform.
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 9, 2018
11:00 a.m.
 
Jun 09   Pequot Lakes Historical Society- Last 1 Room School Teacher
Come to the Pequot Lakes Historical Society Saturdays in June at 2:00 and hear captivating stories from volunteer guests, each of whom played a role in the history of Pequot Lakes. Join the discussion in a Q&A session after each presentation and learn about the history of our community. The Historical Society is housed in the Cole Memorial Building.

This weeks Guest Volunteer is Dorothy Bahma-Allen the last teacher from Ideal to teach in a one room school.
Date:   June 9, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
4285 Tower Square
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   June, 9th, 2018
2 PM- UNTIL
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 11 - Jun 14   Outdoor Education Camp
Science
Technology
Engineering
Art
Math

Open to ages 10-13
A snack will be provided each day.
Students should bring their own lunch, water, and bug spray.
Lunch will be provided on the last day.
We will be outside most of the time.
Please wear long pants and proper shoes.

 
Date:   June 11, 2018 - June 14, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:  

Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday June 11th - Thursday June 14th
8:00 am - 3:00 pm each day
Fees/Admission:   $185 for members
$195 for non-members

Call or stop by the Arboretum to sign up
Jun 11   Pre-Summer Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals BEFORE SUMMER!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Online via FB, your own weigh ins or stop in for weekly weigh ins
Call for details!
Date:   June 11, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of May 7 and runs through June 22, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $20 entrance fee
Requires being on a meal plan (extra cost)
Schedule your FREE Wellness profile
 
Jun 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 11, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jun 12   Free Technology Seminar
Free Technology Seminar
Learn all about the ins and outs of Windows 10 and why the operating system is a big upgrade from Windows 7 and 8.
Date:   June 12, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Communications
35910 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 12, 2018
10 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
 
Jun 12   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   June 12, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jun 12   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   June 12, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Jun 12   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 12, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 12   Business After Hours - Irma's Kitchen at Cragun's Resort

Join Irma's Kitchen at Cragun's Resort as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Cragun's Resort. Enter your business card for a chance to win a $100 or $50 gift cards to use at Irma's Kitchen!

Irma’s Kitchen, Gull Lake’s freshest new restaurant is located in the former home of the Hungry Gull Restaurant the building dates back to 1926. All food items are made in house using many of Irma’s recipes and the freshest local ingredients. Irma's Kitchen will showcase local products and ingredients and will serve dishes like Artisanal Cheese & Charcuterie and Irma's pot roast.
 
Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online button above or call (218) 829-2838.

Date:   June 12, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Irma's Kitchen
Cragun's Resort
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,June 12, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jun 13   2017 Free Youth Boating Safety Classes
The Whitefish Chain Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth boating safety classes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youths ages 12-17.
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wcwc.info.com
Location:   Zorbaz on Crozz Lake
36414 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Kim at C&C Boat Works 219-692-3570
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2018
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jun 13   2018 Free Youth Boating Safety Classes
The Whitefish Chain Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth boating safety classes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youths ages 12-17.
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wcwc.info.com
Location:   Zorbaz on Crozz Lake
36414 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Kim at C&C Boat Works 219-692-3570
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2018
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jun 13   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jun 13   Youth Gardening 101
Youth Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register. For ages 8-15

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 9:30am-11:30am.
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   $25- members
$30- non members 
Jun 13   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 13   Child Care Summit
In partnership with First Children's Finance, the Initiative Foundation invites you to attend a FREE summit and partner with us to address the region's child care crisis.
 
Central Minnesota lacks more than 13,000 needed child care slots?a situation that affects family economics, keeps potential workers sidelined and places a burden on business and industry as they work to fill available job positions.
 
As part of its effort to address the problem, First Children's Finance is expanding its services in Central Minnesota. The summit provides an opportunity for you to learn about First Children's Finance and the innovative work they do to address child care needs throughout the state. The summit also will explore roles and resources for local units of government, employers, and economic development partners to improve child care access.
 
This summit is open to anyone in the 14-county region interested in potential solutions to alleviate the child care crisis in Central Minnesota.
 
Since 1991, First Children?s Finance has worked with communities and individual child care businesses to increase supply and support the sustainability of high-quality care and education.

Register online at: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-care-summit-with-first-childrens-finance-registration-45912700122
 
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://www.ifound.org/
Location:   Initiative Foundation
405 1st St SE
Little Falls, MN 56345
Contact:   Initiative Foundation 877-632-9255
Email:   info@ifound.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, June 13
11:00am - 1:00pm
Fees/Admission:   There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. Lunch is included. 
Jun 13   Picnic at Ameriprise Financial
Picnic at Ameriprise Financial
Enjoy games, food & fun!
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.pearo?cid=IP_local_google
Location:   Ameriprise Financial
30968 S Washington Ave
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Please RSVP Julie Mohs (218)829-4131 by Friday, June 8th
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 14
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jun 13   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jun 13   Adult Gardening 101
Adult Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register.

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
5:30pm-7:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   $40 
Jun 13   Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner - June 13, 2018 - Madden's Resort
Every Hand...Every Dollar...Every Smile

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, our supporters, volunteers, donors and employees will gather in thanks, gratitude and fellowship at Madden's Resort to support building homes in the Lakes area.

You are key to our shared commitment to providing families strength and stability, day after day. This is what unites us: through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world in which everyone has a decent place to live.

This is a year for growth at Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity. Not only are we moving to Madden's to accommodate more guests to the Annual Dinner, we've selected 7 families to serve in 2018. Therefore, our annual fundraising efforts impact the Brainerd Lakes Area more significantly this year. Every dollar raised will go to construction of a new home for our selected families.

Join us as we celebrate LAHFH and raise money to help build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. This year's goal is $110,000. 

Please consider becoming a sponsor.
Sponsorship Levels

Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareahabitat.org/
Location:   Maddens Resort on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Ruth Ann Veith
Email:   devdir@lakesareahabitat.org
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2018
6:00pm-7:00pm     Social Hour
7:00pm                   Dinner        
Fees/Admission:   Individual Dinner tickets     $75
Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at http://www.lakesareahabitat.org/
Jun 13   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jun 13   Baby Face: A True Brainerd Crime
A notorious Chicago gangster vacations at a local resort. Did he come to relax or to mastermind Brainerd?s crime of the century? Baby Face, the true story of the 1933 armed bank robbery that put Brainerd on the map and made Baby Face Nelson the FBI?s most wanted fugitive. This world premier includes machine guns, authentic Depression-era music, and lots of dancing.
 
June 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm
and June 16 at 2:00 pm
 
An original production written by Roger Nieboer

To purchase tickets by phone or for group ticket information, please call 218-232-6810
Purchase tickets online at  www.stagenorththeater.com
Tickets also available at the A2Z Yarn Shop in the Franklin Arts Center.
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Theater
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-232-6810
Email:   gary@stagenorththeater.com
Date/Time Details:  

June 13, 14, 15 
7:30pm
June 16
2pm and 7:30pm 

Fees/Admission:   General Admission: $10
Senior (62+): $9
Child (6-12): $8
Jun 14   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Jun 14   Blue Ox Success Series: Maximizing Your Sales Potential
































Success Series: June 14, 2018 in Brainerd at 9:00 a.m.

Maximizing Your Sales Potential

Who Should Attend:

 

  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Department Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Employees


About This Session:
We’ve yet to meet the business owner who has complained that he or she has too much business or that record sales are a problem. All businesses large or small depend on sales to survive. And the key to boosting sales is having employees who understand sales principles and use that knowledge to improve the bottom line.
 
That’s where “Maximizing Your Sales Potential” with Jim Elsberry comes in.
 

Elsberry will draw upon his decades of real world experience to share tips on how employees and employers can create a culture of sales within their businesses which will result in increased sales and profits.
 
This seminar is for anyone who interacts with customers and the people who hire and supervise them. Elsberry will show participants how to develop a cohesive sales organization where everyone is on the same page with shared values and objectives.

 
Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover at the seminar:
 

  • How to develop a plan to maximize your company’s sales;
  • What tools your staff needs to execute your plan and
  • How to establish a successful culture of sales from top to bottom in your company.
     

 

About The Speaker:

Jim Elsberry is a recognized speaker on management, marketing, and sales training and has addressed private and industry groups across America. He began his career in newspaper advertising departments where he had the opportunity to meet and work with the businesses of Main Street America.  He used that knowledge to help propel local businesses to new levels of sales success and in so doing helped his newspapers shatter previous sales records.  As a publisher, and group executive his papers went on to earn countless awards and recognition for excellence and growth. He is also a former Executive Professor for the Monfort College of Business of the University of Northern Colorado and today owns Elsberry Consulting; a firm that specializes in helping businesses of all sizes achieve their sales and growth goals.  He can and will help you take your business to the next level.



About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   CTC Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $55.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
Jun 14   Blue Ox Success Series: Maximizing Your Sales Potential
































Success Series: June 14, 2018 held in Crosslake at 2 p.m.

Maximizing Your Sales Potential

Who Should Attend:

 

  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Department Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Employees


About This Session:
We’ve yet to meet the business owner who has complained that he or she has too much business or that record sales are a problem. All businesses large or small depend on sales to survive. And the key to boosting sales is having employees who understand sales principles and use that knowledge to improve the bottom line.
 
That’s where “Maximizing Your Sales Potential” with Jim Elsberry comes in.
 

Elsberry will draw upon his decades of real world experience to share tips on how employees and employers can create a culture of sales within their businesses which will result in increased sales and profits.
 
This seminar is for anyone who interacts with customers and the people who hire and supervise them. Elsberry will show participants how to develop a cohesive sales organization where everyone is on the same page with shared values and objectives.

 
Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover at the seminar:
 

  • How to develop a plan to maximize your company’s sales;
  • What tools your staff needs to execute your plan and
  • How to establish a successful culture of sales from top to bottom in your company.

 

About The Speaker:
Jim Elsberry is a recognized speaker on management, marketing, and sales training and has addressed private and industry groups across America. He began his career in newspaper advertising departments where he had the opportunity to meet and work with the businesses of Main Street America.  He used that knowledge to help propel local businesses to new levels of sales success and in so doing helped his newspapers shatter previous sales records.  As a publisher, and group executive his papers went on to earn countless awards and recognition for excellence and growth. He is also a former Executive Professor for the Monfort College of Business of the University of Northern Colorado and today owns Elsberry Consulting; a firm that specializes in helping businesses of all sizes achieve their sales and growth goals.  He can and will help you take your business to the next level.



About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Boyd Lodge
36539 Silver Peak Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 14, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$35.00 - Chamber Member
 
Jun 14   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 14   Flag Day, 2018
In 1949, President Harry Truman signed legislation designating June 14th of each year as national Flag Day. Though Flag Day is not a federal holiday, the U.S. Government encourages its citizens to display old glory outside of their homes and businesses. Join your Brainerd Elks Lodge #615 for the traditional Flag Day Ceremony at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, June 14th on the west lawn of the Historic Crow Wing County Court House.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and witness the history of the flag of the United States, through the presentation of the colors by a military color guard and an explanation of the significance and tradition of our flags through the years. The ceremony begins at 4pm and there will be a casual social following the ceremony at the Brainerd Elks Lodge at 215 South 9th Street, Brainerd. Burger Night starts at 5:30 and a cash bar will be available.

The Flag Day ceremony is an event presented by your local Elks Lodge #615. For more information please feel free to contact the Brainerd Elks Lodge. 218-829-2643. www.brainerdelks.org
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   On the West lawn of the Historic Crow Wing County Court House.
213 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Bill Satre, 218-820-4558
Email:   bill.satre@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 14, 2018
4-4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 14   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
Jun 14   Brainerd Community Action's Happy Hour for a Cause
Every month Prairie Bay picks a different nonprofit group to invite their supporters in for a wine and appetizer social.  They provide a variety of light Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Wise of Baxter provides a wide variety of samples.

For $15 tax deductible donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about Brainerd Community Action.  100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by Brainerd Community Action to be used towards the community 4th of July celebration.

You're invited to bring a guest for a good cause.
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdcommunityaction.org/
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 829-5278
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   June 14, 2018
5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $15/per person
Jun 14   2018 Crosslake Community School- An Evening For Educatioon
Crosslake Community School-An Evening For Education
Come for a great meal and help support the Crosslake Community Charter School
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Moonlite Bay
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 14, 2018
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.  
Jun 14   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

2nd Thursday, Happy Hour for a Cause. One of our favorite ways to give back.  Supporting our community, by helping non profits thrive, is in our mission statement. Using our business and motivating our customer base to support local non profits is an important responsibility. Our way to help is by providing a place for non-profits raise funds. The 2nd Thursday program has become one of our most consistent ways to do that in the restaurant.      

Every month we pick a different nonprofit group to invite their supporters in for a wine and appetizer social. We provide a variety of light Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Wise of Baxter provides a wide variety of samples. For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.

Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jun 14   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays 
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jun 14   Baby Face: A True Brainerd Crime
A notorious Chicago gangster vacations at a local resort. Did he come to relax or to mastermind Brainerd?s crime of the century? Baby Face, the true story of the 1933 armed bank robbery that put Brainerd on the map and made Baby Face Nelson the FBI?s most wanted fugitive. This world premier includes machine guns, authentic Depression-era music, and lots of dancing.
 
June 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm
and June 16 at 2:00 pm
 
An original production written by Roger Nieboer

To purchase tickets by phone or for group ticket information, please call 218-232-6810
Purchase tickets online at  www.stagenorththeater.com
Tickets also available at the A2Z Yarn Shop in the Franklin Arts Center.
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Theater
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-232-6810
Email:   gary@stagenorththeater.com
Date/Time Details:  

June 13, 14, 15 
7:30pm
June 16
2pm and 7:30pm 

Fees/Admission:   General Admission: $10
Senior (62+): $9
Child (6-12): $8
Jun 15 - Jun 17   Wet & Wild Weekend
Brainerd International Raceway’s Wet & Wild Weekend is a racing trifecta that brings together drag racing, Superbike racing and watercross, where snowmobiles race on open water! The International Watercross Association is on Lake BIR for drag racing and oval racing, where snowmobiles defy gravity by skipping across the water. Meanwhile, Central Roadracing Association brings thrilling Superbike racing to BIR's Competition Road Course, and the drag strip hosts the fourth weekend of the Bracket Drag Racing Series. There’s something for everyone! Three great racing events for one ticket! Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping is available.
Date:   June 15, 2018 - June 17, 2018
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 15-17
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Single-day tickets
Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing. Anyone remaining and found by security will be asked to leave for the remainder of the evening and will not be allowed to purchase a next-day ticket until the following morning.

Camping
Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased.
Full-service RV sites in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $35 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up
20 amp plug-in:  $30/weekend

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Jun 15   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 15, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 15   Baby Face: A True Brainerd Crime
A notorious Chicago gangster vacations at a local resort. Did he come to relax or to mastermind Brainerd?s crime of the century? Baby Face, the true story of the 1933 armed bank robbery that put Brainerd on the map and made Baby Face Nelson the FBI?s most wanted fugitive. This world premier includes machine guns, authentic Depression-era music, and lots of dancing.
 
June 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm
and June 16 at 2:00 pm
 
An original production written by Roger Nieboer

To purchase tickets by phone or for group ticket information, please call 218-232-6810
Purchase tickets online at  www.stagenorththeater.com
Tickets also available at the A2Z Yarn Shop in the Franklin Arts Center.
Date:   June 15, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Theater
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-232-6810
Email:   gary@stagenorththeater.com
Date/Time Details:  

June 13, 14, 15 
7:30pm
June 16
2pm and 7:30pm 

Fees/Admission:   General Admission: $10
Senior (62+): $9
Child (6-12): $8
Jun 16   Pequot Lakes Historical Society-Ice Harvester & Cutter
Come to the Pequot Lakes Historical Society Saturdays in June at 2:00 and hear captivating stories from volunteer guests, each of whom played a role in the history of Pequot Lakes. Join the discussion in a Q&A session after each presentation and learn about the history of our community. The Historical Society is housed in the Cole Memorial Building.

This weeks Guest Volunteer is Calvin Wallin, former ice harvester and cutter. Ask him about the saw-dust ice houses!
Date:   June 16, 2018
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
4285 Tower Square
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   June, 16th, 2018
2 PM- UNTIL
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 16   30th Annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous

It all started in 1988....

This tradition started out more than twenty-five years ago as a simple gathering of twelve or less owners/skippers who share a love for these antique and classic boats. Over the years this gathering of boat lovers has grown to become a special community event in this the little Minnesota town of Crosslake. These days more than 50 antique boats with values as high as $1 million participate in our annual show. Some of the countries most affluent wood boat collectors make their homes here in the lakes area and bring out some amazing boats every year. The craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into these works of art is enough to leave you in awe.
Date:   June 16, 2018
Website:   http://www.whitefishchainboatshow.com/
Location:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, Minnesota
Contact:   Bill Terry, 763-257-5757
Email:   Terryworld@comcast.net
Date/Time Details:   June 16, 2018
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 16   2018 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
Crosslake Ideal Lions Club Flea Market
You'll find all kinds of treasures at the summer Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market!  Held the 3rd Saturday monthly from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  More than 30 vendors offer something for everyone!
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Town Square
Crosslake MN  56442
 
Contact:   Laura Billman 218-251-4820
Email:   ly679@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays June 16, July 21, August 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept, 29, 2018
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jun 16   Ideal Farmers' Market
Ideal Farmers' Market
 
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   In the parking lot of Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday until September 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Jun 16   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market-2018



Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ideal Green Market Co-Op Store Hours (ALL SHOPPERS ARE WELCOME)
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-6 pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.

Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 29 - Sept 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jun 16   Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
The Cuyuna Range Farmers Market is located at the Main Street Plaza on Main Street in Crosby next to Iron Range Eatery. The market is open every Saturday from June 2 to October 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is the intention of the Cuyuna Range Farmers Market to partner with a number of local businesses to promote healthy nutritious alternatives and selections of local products. As these relationships develop, they are hopeful that a broader segment of the community will benefit from the market and their partner relationships.
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Main Street Plaza
Corner of W Main Street and Cross Ave S
Crosby, MN 56441
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays June 2 - October 13
9:00am - 12:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 16   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jun 16   9th Annual Pequot Lakes Pet Parade and Pageant
The 9th Annual Pequot Lakes Pet Parade and Pageant, a free event for people and their pets is June 16.

Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building in the parking lot adjacent to Bobber Park and the parade starts a 11 a.m.  There will be trophies for: Best of Show, Most Unusual Pet, Pet & Owner Look-a-Like, Best Costume and Best Trick. There will be food, vendors, games, and photos with people and their pets.
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://communityactionpequotlakes.org/
Location:   Cole Memorial Building - Parking Lot Adjacent to Bobber Park
4285 Tower Square
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Barb Merritt (218) 568-4695
Date/Time Details:   June 16, 2018
10:30 a.m. - Registration starts
11 a.m. - Parade starts
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Jun 16   Grand View Lodge Fairway Pines Model Open House
Join us for the Fairway Pines Open House!

We are building 20 craftsman-style two-, three-, or four-bedroom vacation homes to be purchased as a vacation rental ownership. These homes will have panoramic views of The Lakes Nine at The Pines Golf Course. We have a model built and would love to show you the style of these homes. 

Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Or call 218-963-8797 for a private tour.

The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)

For questions and more information contact us at 218-963-8797.
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)
Contact:   218-963-8797
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jun 16   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Jun 16   Baby Face: A True Brainerd Crime
A notorious Chicago gangster vacations at a local resort. Did he come to relax or to mastermind Brainerd’s crime of the century? Baby Face, the true story of the 1933 armed bank robbery that put Brainerd on the map and made Baby Face Nelson the FBI’s most wanted fugitive. This world premier includes machine guns, authentic Depression-era music, and lots of dancing.
 
June 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm
and June 16 at 2:00 pm
 
An original production written by Roger Nieboer

To purchase tickets by phone or for group ticket information, please call 218-232-6810
Purchase tickets online at  www.stagenorththeater.com
Tickets also available at the A2Z Yarn Shop in the Franklin Arts Center.
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Theater
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-232-6810
Email:   gary@stagenorththeater.com
Date/Time Details:  

June 13, 14, 15 
7:30pm
June 16
2pm and 7:30pm 

Fees/Admission:   General Admission: $10
Senior (62+): $9
Child (6-12): $8
Jun 16   2018 Summer Bands in the Park
Bring your friends and family and a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

For a list of bands playing please visit http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov

In case of bad weather, the location of the bands will be moved to Grace Methodist Church (29432 Patriot Ave).

Please call the Pequot Lakes City Hall with any band suggestions or if you have a band that would be interested in playing for the summer of 2018.  218-568-5222
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov
Location:   City of Pequot Lakes
in Trailside Park
Contact:   City Hall 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays beginning June 16th
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jun 16   Steele River Band Concert
An outdoor concert on the beautiful shores of Bay Lake. Steele River Band is a high-energy, crowd-participation country band. This is a 2018 Ruttger's Summer Concert Series event AND part of Beer and Bacon Bonanza. 

Tickets are $5. Free for resort guests.
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com
Location:   Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Rd.
Deerwood, MN   56444
Contact:   (218) 678-2885
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   June 16, 2018
7 - 9 PM
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Ruttger's Guests Free
Jun 16   Baby Face: A True Brainerd Crime
A notorious Chicago gangster vacations at a local resort. Did he come to relax or to mastermind Brainerd?s crime of the century? Baby Face, the true story of the 1933 armed bank robbery that put Brainerd on the map and made Baby Face Nelson the FBI?s most wanted fugitive. This world premier includes machine guns, authentic Depression-era music, and lots of dancing.
 
June 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm
and June 16 at 2:00 pm
 
An original production written by Roger Nieboer

To purchase tickets by phone or for group ticket information, please call 218-232-6810
Purchase tickets online at  www.stagenorththeater.com
Tickets also available at the A2Z Yarn Shop in the Franklin Arts Center.
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Theater
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-232-6810
Email:   gary@stagenorththeater.com
Date/Time Details:  

June 13, 14, 15 
7:30pm
June 16
2pm and 7:30pm 

Fees/Admission:   General Admission: $10
Senior (62+): $9
Child (6-12): $8
Jun 18   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto Brainerd International Raceway's road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
Date:   June 18, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Toll-Free: 1-866-511-7606 Local: 1-218-824-7606
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 18
8 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Contact BIR for more information. 
Jun 18   Pre-Summer Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals BEFORE SUMMER!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Online via FB, your own weigh ins or stop in for weekly weigh ins
Call for details!
Date:   June 18, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of May 7 and runs through June 22, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $20 entrance fee
Requires being on a meal plan (extra cost)
Schedule your FREE Wellness profile
 
Jun 19   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide teens with the skills, tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roads. They learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway’s Performance Driving School.
Date:   June 19, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Toll-Free: 1-866-511-7606 Local: 1-218-824-7606
Email:   info@birperformance.com
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for more details.
Jun 19   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   June 19, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jun 19   2018 11th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling
Take aim at the 11th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 19 and join other Chamber members for this networking and fun event at Rice Creek Hunting & Recreation located south of Brainerd. Sponsor and Team/Individual Registration Forms.



















NETWORK

Network with other members in a relaxed setting by signing up as an individual and being placed randomly with four other shooters or reward your employees and clients by forming a pre-determined team of five. Shooting Station sponsors will provide water, snacks and entertainment along the route.

FLURRY
The last shooting station for the event will be a team flurry! All participants will have the opportunity to shoot 40 clays to earn points. Who will be our Team Flurry winner this year?


Show your Lakes Proud support by shooting the Lakes Proud birds during the flurry. If you shoot the Lakes Proud birds, 5 points will be added to your team score! The team with the highest score wins the flurry!!

 


NEW FOR 2018!
After you've warmed up have fun at the NEW Split the Pot Station! For $10 a shooter will use 10 shells to try and hit 10 targets, but don't hit the poison bird! Each hit will grant you 1 raffle ticket in the Split the Pot (50/50) drawing!

PARTICIPANTS WILL ENJOY

  • 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Warm up station
  • 12:45 p.m. Welcome, Safety Meeting and presentation of the Colors by TBD
  • 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
  • 3:30 p.m. Team flurry 
  • 4:15 p.m. Food 
  • Grand Prize-
  • Hunting Prizes-  
  • Traveling Tophies awarded for Team, Flurry, Hen (female), and Rooster (male) Best scores!
  • Variety of Door Prizes
  • Great networking all afternoon
COST
Individual: $75
Team: $350 / 5 per team
Registration Form


SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsor Contract

Premier (SOLD) -
  • CTC
    
Major (SOLD) -
  • Cub Foods
  • Digital Horizons
   
Shooting Station ($100 / 11 Available) -
  • Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
  • Benefit Innovations
  • Brainerd High School Trapshooting Team
  • Hanneken Insurance Agency
  • Morey's Seafood Market
   
Flurry Station (SOLD) -
  • Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union

Warm Up Station (SOLD) -
  • Lakes Printing

TEAMS REGISTERED TO DATE (21 AVAILABLE)-  
  • AmeriPride Linen and Apparel Services
  • Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
  • Cub Foods
  • Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
  • Digital Horizons
  • Dondelinger Chevrolet, Cadillac, Hyundai
  • Graphic Packaging
  • Hy-Tec Construction
  • Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union
  • Morey's Seafood Market
  • Pequot Lakes High School Trap Shooting Team
 
Date:   June 19, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:  
Rice Creek Hunting & Recreation
16543 Game Farm Road
Little Falls, MN 56345

 
Contact:   Sue Galligan, Brainerd Lakes Chamber, (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 19, 2018
12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Shooters are in five-person teams; sign up as a team or individual. 

Cost:
$75 Individual Registration*
$350 Team Registration (5 shooters)*
Registration Form
 
*Bring your own shotgun and anticipate shooting up to 100 shells.
Registration Deadline June 6, 2018

 
Jun 19   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   June 19, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Jun 19   2018 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesday
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   June 19, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays  through August 14, 2018
1 - 3 pm
Jun 19   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 19, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 20 - Jun 24   2018 Lakes Jam
Lakes Jam is a annual event that unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them together in the Brainerd Lakes area!

 

Located in lakes country on the grounds of Brainerd International Raceway, the area boasts beautiful scenery and allows Lakes Jam to offer optimal camping and weekend fun.  Founded in 2012, Lakes Jam intends to deliver a line-up from an array of excellent live performing artists every year. Each year will be different, fresh and exciting!

Date:   June 20, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Website:   https://www.lakesjam.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvtmDxqL02gIVVJ7ACh3E-wasEAAYASAAEgJ6xfD_BwE
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd,  MN  56401
 
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, June 20th - Sunday, June 24th
See website for complete schedule
Fees/Admission:   Tickets may be purchased online
Jun 20   Youth Gardening 101
Youth Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register. For ages 8-15

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 9:30am-11:30am.
Date:   June 20, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   $25- members
$30- non members 
Jun 20   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 20, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 20   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   June 20, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jun 20   Adult Gardening 101
Adult Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register.

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Date:   June 20, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
5:30pm-7:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   $40 
Jun 20   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   June 20, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jun 21   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   June 21, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Jun 21   Nisswa Women?s Club Monthly Meeting
The Nisswa Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 21 at The Woods Event Center in Merrifield.  Social time will begin at 11:30 A.M. followed by lunch served at noon.  Cost is $17.

The program will be “How to Recognize Dangerous People and Stay Safe” presented by Chris Kellett, personal safety instructor and owner of Minnesota Personal Safety Training.

For more information, or to make a luncheon reservation, please call Arlene Brodeur at 218-963-6063.  For additional club information, please visit our website at nisswawomensclub.org and like us on Facebook.
Date:   June 21, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM
Website:   http://nisswawomensclub.org
Location:   The Woods Event Center 
19624 Co Rd 3
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Arlene Brodeur 218-963-6063
Date/Time Details:   June 21st
11:30am
 
Fees/Admission:   $17
Jun 21   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 21, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 21   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   June 21, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
Jun 21   Kicks Adult Painting with Kathi Mann
Kicks on Route 66 offers a painting class with Kathi Mann. All supplies are included for this acrylic on wood, 15"x14", of a wonderful sign that says "Summer is Sitting on the Porch". Bring your friends and your own refreshments and spend a few hours with us. Please RSVP 3 days in advance to insure your seat, or call by 4pm one day prior to see if space is available.
Date:   June 21, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-5425
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 21, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees/Admission:   $59 per person includes all supplies.
Jun 21   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   June 21, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
6 - 8 pm
Jun 21   Summer Solstice at Northland Arboretum
Join us at the Northland Arboretum on June 21 to help celebrate the official start of Summer. Don't miss out of this fabulous evening of entertainment and family fun. There will be outdoor live drumming by a spiritual synergy drumming group, food, crafts, and a bonfire.

$5 gate fee per family for non-members
Crafts and food extra 
Date:   June 21, 2018
Time:   06:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr 
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   June 21
6:30pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 gate fee per family 
Jun 22   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 22, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 22   2018 Women at the Helm
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring Women at the Helm, a boating class designed for women. Women will learn the basics of boating and dealing with emergency situations.
Date:   June 22, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Bertha Boat Works
6846 County Road 16
Pequot Lakes, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   June 22, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jun 23   Pequot Lakes Historical Society- Alpaca Spinning & Weaving
Come to the Pequot Lakes Historical Society Saturdays in June at 2:00 and hear captivating stories from volunteer guests, each of whom played a role in the history of Pequot Lakes. Join the discussion in a Q&A session after each presentation and learn about the history of our community. The Historical Society is housed in the Cole Memorial Building.

This weeks Guest Volunteer is Esther Endicott know for spinning and weaving on her alpaca farm.
Date:   June 23, 2018
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
4285 Tower Square
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   June, 23rd, 2018
2 PM- UNTIL
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 23   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market-2018



Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ideal Green Market Co-Op Store Hours (ALL SHOPPERS ARE WELCOME)
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-6 pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.

Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 29 - Sept 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jun 23   Ideal Farmers' Market
Ideal Farmers' Market
 
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   In the parking lot of Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday until September 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Jun 23   Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
The Cuyuna Range Farmers Market is located at the Main Street Plaza on Main Street in Crosby next to Iron Range Eatery. The market is open every Saturday from June 2 to October 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is the intention of the Cuyuna Range Farmers Market to partner with a number of local businesses to promote healthy nutritious alternatives and selections of local products. As these relationships develop, they are hopeful that a broader segment of the community will benefit from the market and their partner relationships.
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Main Street Plaza
Corner of W Main Street and Cross Ave S
Crosby, MN 56441
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays June 2 - October 13
9:00am - 12:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 23   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9582, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 12 and held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month from 9 a.m. to  Noon.
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9582
Date/Time Details:   May 12 to September 22, 2018
2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
9 a.m. to Noon
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
Jun 23   Kicks Adult Painting with Kathi Mann
Kicks on Route 66 offers a painting class with Kathi Mann. All supplies are included for this acrylic on canvas, 16"x20" of a Chromatic Bear. Bring your friends, your refreshments, and spend a few hours with us. Please RSVP 3 days in advance to insure your seat, or call by 4pm one day prior to see if space is available.
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN, 56442
Contact:   218-692-5425
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 23, 2018- 9:30am to 12:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $49 per person includes all supplies.
Jun 23   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays (except third Saturday of the month)
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jun 23   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jun 23   Lakes Area Women's Expo
At Home Creations Presents. The 1st Annual Lakes Area Women's Expo. Come shop some of your local crafters, and vendors. This event will be on the last day of the Lakes Jam. So stop on by for a bit of shopping before you head over for the final day of Lakes Jam.

Interested in being a vendor? Fill out our google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12vkjvMDLT8fsZD3zFzQ3DGpS15ACqcn0r_pLlYGZ-Mk/edit

Confirmed Vendors 5/1/18
BBQ
LLR
Scentsy 
lipsense
Color Street
lipsense
Pure Romance
Usbourne Books
Agnes & Dora
Tupperware
LLR
That Crafty Lady
Northen MN Boutique
Xyngular
Paparazzi
Rodan & Fields
Arbonne
...
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.athomecreationsllc.com
Location:   Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes 
6967 Lake Forest Rd
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Kelli Seidenkranz 651-587-6631
Email:   showinfo@athomecreationsllc.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 23rd
10:00am - 3:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 23   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
May 26, 2018
June 9 and 23, 2018
July 14 and 28, 2018
August 11, and 25, 2018


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 23   Grand View Lodge Fairway Pines Model Open House
Join us for the Fairway Pines Open House!

We are building 20 craftsman-style two-, three-, or four-bedroom vacation homes to be purchased as a vacation rental ownership. These homes will have panoramic views of The Lakes Nine at The Pines Golf Course. We have a model built and would love to show you the style of these homes. 

Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Or call 218-963-8797 for a private tour.

The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)

For questions and more information contact us at 218-963-8797.
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)
Contact:   218-963-8797
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jun 23   2018 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Outdoor Music Series - Tim Mahoney
Sponsored by Gourmet Parlor Pizza

Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Tim Mahoney got his start with the pop/rock band the Blue Meenies and went on to release a series of solo CDs. Getting interest from a major label, he decided to splurge on his next album and hired members of John Mellencamp's band. Returning to basics, he began playing solo acoustic shows. He was made part of Target's Emerging Artist Program on the basis of his next album of original material, Stay/Leave, which appeared in February 2007, making him the first unsigned artist to have his CD sold in Target stores. His composition "Theme Song" won the Ray-Ban Never Hide music contest over thousands of other entries, and this enabled him to appear at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Rolling Stone magazine in September 2007 and to be featured in the issue of the magazine published on November 15, 2007.


Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us at Crosslake Town Square for free music this summer. 

 
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 23, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Jun 23   2018 Summer Bands in the Park
Bring your friends and family and a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

For a list of bands playing please visit http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov

In case of bad weather, the location of the bands will be moved to Grace Methodist Church (29432 Patriot Ave).

Please call the Pequot Lakes City Hall with any band suggestions or if you have a band that would be interested in playing for the summer of 2018.  218-568-5222
Date:   June 23, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov
Location:   City of Pequot Lakes
in Trailside Park
Contact:   City Hall 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays beginning June 16th
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jun 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 24, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jun 26   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   June 26, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jun 26   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   June 26, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Jun 26   2018 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesday
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   June 26, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays  through August 14, 2018
1 - 3 pm
Jun 26   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 26, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 26   Business After Hours - Randall State Bank

Join Randall State Bank, Blum Capital Management and Baxter Insurance Group as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. 

Randall State Bank is a community bank that is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you.

When you choose Blum Capital Management, you're choosing to work with people who care about your needs and always put them first.

Baxter Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency providing auto, home, business, work comp, and health insurance as well as bonds. Baxter Insurance Group. Think BIG.

 
Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online button above or call (218) 829-2838.

Date:   June 26, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Randall State Bank
724 W. Washington Street
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,June 26, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jun 27   Youth Gardening 101
Youth Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register. For ages 8-15

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 9:30am-11:30am.
Date:   June 27, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   $25- members
$30- non members 
Jun 27   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 27, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 27   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   June 27, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jun 27   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on Brainerd International Raceway's world-class drag strip or try their hand at drifting, where drivers use controlled skids to maneuver through a course. Experienced drifters will be on hand to answer questions. Drifters and drag racers can make as many runs as time allows. Drag racers use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.  Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Seven Wednesdays are on the 2018 schedule. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Date:   June 27, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27 - Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and continues until dusk
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jun 27   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   June 27, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Date/Time Details:   5:00 P.M.
Jun 27   Adult Gardening 101
Adult Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register.

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Date:   June 27, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
5:30pm-7:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   $40 
Jun 27   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   June 27, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jun 28   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 28, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Jun 28   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 28, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 28   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   June 28, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
Jun 28   Kicks Adult Painting with Kathi Mann
Kicks on Route 66 offers a painting class with Kathi Mann. All supplies are included for this water mixable oil painting, 12"x12", of an Eagle. Perfect timing for the 4th of July! Bring your friends, you own refreshments, and spend a few hours with us. Please RSVP 3 days in advance to insure your seat, or call by 4pm one day prior to see if space is available. 
Date:   June 28, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN, 56442
Contact:   218-692-5425
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 28, 2018- 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $49 per person includes all supplies.
Jun 28   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   June 28, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays 
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jun 29 - Jul 01   32nd Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go
The 32nd Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go is a great Fourth of July tradition, offering race fans a chance to see ridiculous head-to-head drag racing action, wide-open wheel-to-wheel road racing, fireworks, a classic car show, live music and much more. On the drag strip, the second race in the three-race Muscle Car Series features more than 300 cars, some of which can run over 200 mph! On the road course, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will be on the track Saturday and Sunday for competitive road racing. Two great racing events for the price of a single ticket! Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping and RV sites available.
Date:   June 29, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 29-July 1
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission
Thurs-Sun – $75 (Ticket increases to $85 after June 21)
Fri-Sun – $70
Sat-Sun – $45
Single Day admission – $25

Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing.  Anyone remaining after ticket expiration will be fined or prosecuted.

Camping – Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased. Full-service RV sites are an additional $40 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up.

 Condos – Stay at BIR in style. We have 12 on-site deluxe condominiums that are two-bedroom and two-bath with full kitchen, spacious living room, fireplace and deck. Cost is $250 per night plus tax. Call for availability and reservations.

** Multi Event Weekend - Don’t forget that your ticket gets you in to see the Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and Trans Am Series and SCCA road racing on the Competition Road Course – plus fireworks, live music, classic car show and more, all for the price of a single ticket.

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Jun 29   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 29, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 30   Pequot Lakes Library Book Sale
Date:   June 30, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes Library
31117 Rasmussen Road,
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   June, 30
8am-5pm
Jun 30   Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
The Cuyuna Range Farmers Market is located at the Main Street Plaza on Main Street in Crosby next to Iron Range Eatery. The market is open every Saturday from June 2 to October 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is the intention of the Cuyuna Range Farmers Market to partner with a number of local businesses to promote healthy nutritious alternatives and selections of local products. As these relationships develop, they are hopeful that a broader segment of the community will benefit from the market and their partner relationships.
Date:   June 30, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Main Street Plaza
Corner of W Main Street and Cross Ave S
Crosby, MN 56441
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays June 2 - October 13
9:00am - 12:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 30   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market-2018



Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ideal Green Market Co-Op Store Hours (ALL SHOPPERS ARE WELCOME)
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-6 pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.

Date:   June 30, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 29 - Sept 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jun 30   Ideal Farmers' Market
Ideal Farmers' Market
 
Date:   June 30, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   In the parking lot of Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday until September 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Jun 30   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   June 30, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays (except third Saturday of the month)
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jun 30   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   June 30, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jun 30   Grand View Lodge Fairway Pines Model Open House
Join us for the Fairway Pines Open House!

We are building 20 craftsman-style two-, three-, or four-bedroom vacation homes to be purchased as a vacation rental ownership. These homes will have panoramic views of The Lakes Nine at The Pines Golf Course. We have a model built and would love to show you the style of these homes. 

Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Or call 218-963-8797 for a private tour.

The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)

For questions and more information contact us at 218-963-8797.
Date:   June 30, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)
Contact:   218-963-8797
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jun 30   2018 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Outdoor Music Series - Lisa Wenger

Lisa Wenger performed as a beloved staple of the Minneapolis/St. Paul music scene, delighting audiences with her sweet, yet gritty vocals and captivating mix of North Dakota roots paired with an affinity for the soulful sound of the Deep South. She has also brought her stripped-down, wall-shaking blend of blues-based American roots music to audiences across the nation. Her appeal on the blues circuit is broad enough to entertain a variety of crowds, and she wins them all over, be it at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the famous Surf Ballroom, the Bitter End in New York City the Hard Rock in Las Vegas or BB Kings in Orlando.


Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us at Crosslake Town Square for free music this summer. 

 
Date:   June 30, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 30. 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Jun 30   2018 Summer Bands in the Park
Bring your friends and family and a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

For a list of bands playing please visit http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov

In case of bad weather, the location of the bands will be moved to Grace Methodist Church (29432 Patriot Ave).

Please call the Pequot Lakes City Hall with any band suggestions or if you have a band that would be interested in playing for the summer of 2018.  218-568-5222
Date:   June 30, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov
Location:   City of Pequot Lakes
in Trailside Park
Contact:   City Hall 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays beginning June 16th
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jul 01   Pequot Lakes Library Book Sale
Date:   July 1, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes Library
31117 Rasmussen Road,
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   July 1
8am-4pm
Jul 03 - Jul 04   2018 Stars & Stripes Days
Fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with all sorts of activities July 3 and 4 in Pequot Lakes. This two-day event is loaded with family-friendly events!

For information on sponsoring this event
Click Here for the Crafter & Flea Market Booth Application
Click Here for the Food Vendor Application

July 3rd Schedule of Events
  • 5:00 p.m. - Food Vendors
  • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes
  • 6:00 p.m. Bean Bag Toss Tournament ($10 per Team / 2 players)
    • Single elimination tournament bracket play. Each player must throw from behind the front of the box. First team of 2 players to 21 or over, need to win by 2 points with cancelation scoring. Bags are allowed to bounce on the ground onto the board (walking the dog is approved). Boards will be placed 24 ft. apart. Each team is responsible for its own score. Teams playing for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th will be playing best out of three.
  • 6:30 p.m. - Band Performance by SOLO
  • After Dusk - Fireworks 
July 4th Schedule of Events
  • 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Firemen's Pancake Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Flea Market, Craft Fair, Food Vendors @ Trailside Park
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Bungee Trampoline & Kids Climb, Trailside Park South
  • 10 a.m. - Money in the Haystack, and Golden Bobber Hunt, Trailside Park North
  • 10:30 - Kiddie Parade & Bed Races (5 per team) Registration,  Band Shell
  • 11:00 - Kiddie Parade, Veterans Memorial Walking Path; Bed Races, Paul Bunyan Trail (Trailside Park North)
  • 12 p.m. -  Stars & Stripes Parade Click here to download the entry form  








 
Date:   July 3, 2018 - July 4, 2018
Location:  

Trailside Park and East Side of Downtown
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce 218-568-8911
Email:   Chris@pequotlakes.com
Fees/Admission:  

Free

 

Jul 03   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   July 3, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jul 03   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   July 3, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Jul 03   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 3, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jul 04   Youth Gardening 101
Youth Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register. For ages 8-15

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 9:30am-11:30am.
Date:   July 4, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   $25- members
$30- non members 
Jul 04   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   July 4, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 04   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   July 4, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jul 04   Adult Gardening 101
Adult Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register.

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Date:   July 4, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
5:30pm-7:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   $40 
Jul 04   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   July 4, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jul 05   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 5, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jul 05   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   July 5, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
Jul 05   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   July 5, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays 
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jul 06 - Jul 08   Bracket Drag Racing Series & Slowpokes Car Club & Road Closed Bikes
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip for the fifth of eight racing weekends, along with the Slowpokes Car Club and an open track day for bikes on the road course. The Bracket Drag Racing Series features exciting amateur drag racing, with 250+ drivers competing in 11 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. Friday is a Test & Tune day, followed by eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, with winners crowned each day. The Slowpokes are on the Competition Road Course Friday for a club event, and Road Closed Promotions takes over the road course Saturday and Sunday for an open track day for motorcycle riders. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. Daily admission is $25 – Sunday is only $10! Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping is available, including full-service RV sites.
Date:   July 6, 2018 - July 8, 2018
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 6-8
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Single-day tickets
Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing. Anyone remaining and found by security will be asked to leave for the remainder of the evening and will not be allowed to purchase a next-day ticket until the following morning.

Camping
Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased.
Full-service RV sites in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $35 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up
20 amp plug-in:  $30/weekend

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Jul 06   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 6, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 06 - Jul 07   2018 Crosslake Area Library Book Sale
Crosslake Area Community Library Book Sale
Date:   July 6, 2018 - July 7, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center Library
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 6, 2018
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Jul 07   2018 Grandpa's Run For The Walleye 2018

Grandpa's Run for the Walleye
Join the 21st annual community-wide effort to restore the Whitefish Area's Walleye population. Established in memory of Grandpa Boots Buthman, this Crosslake tradition offers events for all ages and abilities.  Run, walk or dash for the fun and for the fish!

Looking for a bigger challenge? Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye also features a certified 10K course!

Participants will have the option of selecting either a short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt! This option is only available to those who pre-register.

The run provides all participants with professional chip timing and results on a certified race course.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, July 6: 
4 - 6:00 p.m.: Early Packet Pick Up at the Community Center. Registration will also be available at this time.

Saturday, July 7:
 7 - 8:15 a.m.: Race Day Registration
 8:15 a.m.: 10K Race
 8:30 a.m: 5k Race
 9:30 a.m.: 5K / 10K Awards Ceremony
 9:45 a.m.: Kids Sunfish Dash

PRIZES
T-shirts for all entrants who pre-register and for race day registrants while supplies last. Awards to top runners in each age group plus a raffle drawing for all entrants. Winner's ribbons and a prize for all Sunfish Dash finishers.

EVENT COURSES

Family 5K and 10K Run
Easy 5k Run/Walk or 10k Run along a flat scenic route through beautiful Crosslake. Water stop and post-race refreshments available at the Crosslake Community Center.
Kids Sunfish Dash
Kid-friendly, age-appropriate course at the Crosslake Community Center for ages: 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10.



  

 
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://minnesotawaters.org/whitefishareapropertyowners/
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-831-2721
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 7, 2018
7- 8:15 a.m. - Check in and same day registration
8:15 a.m. - 10K Run
8:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
9:30 a.m. - 5K / 10K Awards Ceremony
9:45 a.m. - Kids Sunfish Dash Race
 
Fees/Admission:   Registration link coming soon.
5K Run/Walk and 10K Run

$25 - Before June 25
$35 - June 25 thru race day
Kids Sunfish Dash
$7 - thru race day
Jul 07   2018 Crosslake Original Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103.
Held three times each year, Memorial Weekend, 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekends.
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 7, 2018
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Jul 07   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9582, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 12 and held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month from 9 a.m. to  Noon.
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9582
Date/Time Details:   May 12 to September 22, 2018
2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
9 a.m. to Noon
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
Jul 07   Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
The Cuyuna Range Farmers Market is located at the Main Street Plaza on Main Street in Crosby next to Iron Range Eatery. The market is open every Saturday from June 2 to October 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is the intention of the Cuyuna Range Farmers Market to partner with a number of local businesses to promote healthy nutritious alternatives and selections of local products. As these relationships develop, they are hopeful that a broader segment of the community will benefit from the market and their partner relationships.
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Main Street Plaza
Corner of W Main Street and Cross Ave S
Crosby, MN 56441
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays June 2 - October 13
9:00am - 12:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 07   Ideal Farmers' Market
Ideal Farmers' Market
 
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   In the parking lot of Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday until September 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Jul 07   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market-2018



Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ideal Green Market Co-Op Store Hours (ALL SHOPPERS ARE WELCOME)
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-6 pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.

Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 29 - Sept 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jul 07   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays (except third Saturday of the month)
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jul 07   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jul 07   Grand View Lodge Fairway Pines Model Open House
Join us for the Fairway Pines Open House!

We are building 20 craftsman-style two-, three-, or four-bedroom vacation homes to be purchased as a vacation rental ownership. These homes will have panoramic views of The Lakes Nine at The Pines Golf Course. We have a model built and would love to show you the style of these homes. 

Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Or call 218-963-8797 for a private tour.

The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)

For questions and more information contact us at 218-963-8797.
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)
Contact:   218-963-8797
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jul 07   2018 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Outdoor Music Series - Fathom Lane
Having released three critically acclaimed albums, and featuring the Northland Press' own Paul Boblett on bass, Fathom Lane has been getting international attention for their wonderful indefinable sound. Group member Michael Ferrier’s songs are at once accessible and memorable, but are also sneaky with their quietly innovative touches. Ferrier cites classic giants such as the Velvet Underground, Tom Petty, Gram Parsons and the Laurel Canyon songwriters as influences, but even so, Fathom Lane manages a contemporary sound.

Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us at Crosslake Town Square for free music this summer. 

 
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 7. 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Jul 07   2018 Summer Bands in the Park
Bring your friends and family and a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

For a list of bands playing please visit http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov

In case of bad weather, the location of the bands will be moved to Grace Methodist Church (29432 Patriot Ave).

Please call the Pequot Lakes City Hall with any band suggestions or if you have a band that would be interested in playing for the summer of 2018.  218-568-5222
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov
Location:   City of Pequot Lakes
in Trailside Park
Contact:   City Hall 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays beginning June 16th
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jul 07   2018 Celebrate America - Crosslake's 48th Annual Fireworks Display
2018 marks the 48th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas' freedom with a fantastic fireworks display.

Join us on Saturday, July 7, 2018 on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk.

Please contribute to the cause. Put your extra change in specially marked donation cans at Crosslake merchants. Tax deductible contributions can be mailed to:
Fireworks - The PAL Foundation
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Make your lodging reservations now!


 
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   View the fireworks from the water and shores of Cross Lake
Fireworks launch from Sand Island on the south end of the lake
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto, 218-692-4027
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 7, 2018
at dusk (10:00 p.m.)
Fees/Admission:   Please contribute to the cause. Put your extra change in specially marked donation cans at Crosslake merchants. Tax deductible contributions can be mailed to:
Fireworks - The PAL Foundation
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Jul 08   SKI LOON Show Dates
Ski Show Dates for 2018 at Lum Park
  • July 8th at 5:00 pm
  • August 5th at 5:00 pm
  • August 12th at 5:00 pm 
  • August 15th at 6:30 pm
Open to the public! Free will offering.
Come enjoy a family friendly evening of entertainment! 
Date:   July 8, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.skiloons.com/
Location:   Lum Park and Campground
1619 NE Washington Street
 Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-831-3290
Email:   brainerdskiloons@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:  
  • July 8th at 5:00 pm
  • August 5th at 5:00 pm
  • August 12th at 5:00 pm 
  • August 15th at 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Open to the public! Free will offering.
 
Jul 09   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto Brainerd International Raceway's road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
Date:   July 9, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Toll-Free: 1-866-511-7606 Local: 1-218-824-7606
Email:   info@birperformance.com
Date/Time Details:   July 9th
8am - 5pm
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for more details.
Jul 09   2018 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 9, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://WCYC.info
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   July 9-13
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 9, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 10 - Jul 11   2018 Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes
Come and celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes July 10-11, 2018! The huge cast iron kettles of beans are buried on Tuesday, July 10 so they can cook overnight and be served free of charge on Wednesday, July 11 at noon.

For information on sponsoring this event
Click Here to download the Crafter Application

Click Here to download the Food Vendor Application


It's time to dig out Thor, Big Bertha, Ole, Sven, Lena and Baby Olga for the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days celebration. Since 1938, this tradition brings thousands together as they share a free lunch of baked beans, dinner roll, and beverage. 

The fun begins with the Paddle Hunt - your first clue will be released at 9 a.m. July 10. Tuesday evening the baked beans are buried in the ground to cook overnight and then the huge kettles of beans are unearthed mid-morning on Wednesday. The celebration culminates with the raising of the beans, a Queen and King Bean Coronation, an arts and crafts fair, food market, children's games, and of course, lunch!  


 
Date:   July 10, 2018 - July 11, 2018
Location:   31095 Government Drive
(South Trailside Park on Patriot Avenue and Main Street)
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Chris Monroe (218) 822-7119
Email:   Chris@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 10, 2018
5 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 10   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide teens with the skills, tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roads. They learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway’s Performance Driving School.
Date:   July 10, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Toll-Free: 1-866-511-7606 Local: 1-218-824-7606
Email:   info@birperformance.com
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for more details.
Jul 10   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   July 10, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jul 10   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   July 10, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Jul 10   2018 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesday
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 10, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays  through August 14, 2018
1 - 3 pm
Jul 10   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 10, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jul 10   Business After Hours - Hubbard Radio Brainerd

Join Hubbard Radio as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. 

Hubbard Radio is home of WJJY (106.7)-adult contemporary, outstanding air personalities, news. B93.3-Country, with Vikings Football. Cool 103.5- The Lakes Greatest Hits. 107.5 The Power Loon Classic Rock, 1380AM - KLIZ The Fan, 13 and KVBR 1340AM - Brainerd Business Radio. Serving the Brainerd Lakes Area everyday and half the Twin Cities on Weekends!

 Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online button above or call (218) 829-2838.

Date:   July 10, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Hubbard Radio
13225 Dogwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,July 10, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jul 11   2018 Free Youth Boating Safety Classes
The Whitefish Chain Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth boating safety classes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youths ages 12-17.
Date:   July 11, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wcwc.info.com
Location:   Zorbaz on Crozz Lake
36414 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Kim at C&C Boat Works 219-692-3570
Date/Time Details:   July 11, 2018
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jul 11   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   July 11, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jul 11   Youth Gardening 101
Youth Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register. For ages 8-15

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 9:30am-11:30am.
Date:   July 11, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   $25- members
$30- non members 
Jul 11   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   July 11, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 11   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   July 11, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jul 11   Adult Gardening 101
Adult Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register.

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Date:   July 11, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
5:30pm-7:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   $40 
Jul 11   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   July 11, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jul 11   Bus Stop

A howling snowstorm has halted a bus at a diner west of Kansas City, and the odd-assorted passengers, including a nightclub singer and the naive cowboy who has gone crazy for her, are forced to wait out the storm until the roads are cleared. Several varieties of romance and self-discovery fill this hilarious heartwarming play.

Date:   July 11, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   July 11-13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
July 17-19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Jul 12   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   July 12, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Jul 12   Blue Ox Success Series: Implementing Change Successfully

Success Series: July 12, 2018 
Implementing Change Successfully

Who Should Attend:

 

  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Department Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Employees


About This Session:

An old Navy saying is, “When the elephants dance, the grass must pay.” Too often change is something that people on the frontlines must bear. What can we do as leaders to change this mindset? How can we effectively implement change that increases its chances of success? With so many organizations grappling with change, we examine why people too often resist change and how to overcome with the 11 Steps to Effective Change Leadership resulting in a smooth transition no matter the size of organizational change. 
 

About The Speaker:

Residing in Duluth, MN, Ted is a corporate trainer, professional speaker and consultant with his own business, Schick Corporate Learning. A retired naval officer who rose up from the enlisted ranks, Ted has over 30 years experience leading people.


With over 20 years in teaching, Ted holds a BA Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a teaching certificate from Bemidji State University, and Master of Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


Ted is a member and past president of the Lake Superior Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development located in Duluth, MN.


Ted is active in his community with 13 years on the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol and volunteering with local animal humane societies such as Animal Allies in Duluth and Friends of Animals in Cloquet.  Ted is also part of the Cloquet Rotary and Mentor Duluth.  In his “spare” time, he has been a stand-up comedian, teaches Boot Camp fitness classes in the Twin Ports and is an accomplished triathlete.


About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   July 12, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   CTC Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, July 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $55.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
Jul 12   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 12, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jul 12   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   July 12, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
Jul 12   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

2nd Thursday, Happy Hour for a Cause. One of our favorite ways to give back.  Supporting our community, by helping non profits thrive, is in our mission statement. Using our business and motivating our customer base to support local non profits is an important responsibility. Our way to help is by providing a place for non-profits raise funds. The 2nd Thursday program has become one of our most consistent ways to do that in the restaurant.      

Every month we pick a different nonprofit group to invite their supporters in for a wine and appetizer social. We provide a variety of light Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Wise of Baxter provides a wide variety of samples. For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.

Date:   July 12, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jul 12   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   July 12, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays 
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jul 12   Ladies' Make-up Class
Ladies' Make-up Class
Hosted by Lillie Pearo, Ameriprise Financial
Date:   July 12, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.pearo?cid=IP_local_google
Location:   Bliss Salon
4430 Main St
​Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Julie Mohs 218-829-4131
Date/Time Details:   July 12
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Jul 12 - Jul 14   Bus Stop

A howling snowstorm has halted a bus at a diner west of Kansas City, and the odd-assorted passengers, including a nightclub singer and the naive cowboy who has gone crazy for her, are forced to wait out the storm until the roads are cleared. Several varieties of romance and self-discovery fill this hilarious heartwarming play.

Date:   July 12, 2018 - July 14, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   July 11-13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
July 17-19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Jul 13 - Jul 15   ChumpCar World Series & Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience
The ChumpCar World Series, featuring lovable $500 junkers, will be on Brainerd International Raceway’s road course for The Brainerd Challenge, a pair of eight-hour endurance races. Teams of drivers will see which one can complete the most laps during the eight-hour time limit. Racing is Saturday and Sunday. Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience will be in the drag strip Friday and Saturday, giving fans a chance to experience what it’s like to fly down the track at 160 mph in a dragster. Several different ride-along packages are available. On-site camping is available, including full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Date:   July 13, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and younger are free.
Jul 13   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 13, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 13   2018 Women at the Helm
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring Women at the Helm, a boating class designed for women. Women will learn the basics of boating and dealing with emergency situations.
Date:   July 13, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Bertha Boat Works
6846 County Road 16
Pequot Lakes, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   July 13, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jul 13 - Jul 15   Bus Stop

A howling snowstorm has halted a bus at a diner west of Kansas City, and the odd-assorted passengers, including a nightclub singer and the naive cowboy who has gone crazy for her, are forced to wait out the storm until the roads are cleared. Several varieties of romance and self-discovery fill this hilarious heartwarming play.

Date:   July 13, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   July 11-13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
July 17-19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Jul 13   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
Outdoor Movie at the Crosslake Campground - Coco
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer!  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. 

Water Safety program begins at 8:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 9:30 p.m.

There is no charge to attend and water & popcorn will be provided too!  All donations are appreciated and will be matched dollar for dollar by the Crosslake Ideal Lions.  100% of the proceeds will be used to enhance the Christmas lights on the Dam and US Army Corps properties.




 
Date:   July 13, 2018
Time:   09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela - US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 13, 2018
Water Safety Program at 8:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.   Donation proceeds used for Christmas lights at the Dam.
Jul 14   Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
The Cuyuna Range Farmers Market is located at the Main Street Plaza on Main Street in Crosby next to Iron Range Eatery. The market is open every Saturday from June 2 to October 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is the intention of the Cuyuna Range Farmers Market to partner with a number of local businesses to promote healthy nutritious alternatives and selections of local products. As these relationships develop, they are hopeful that a broader segment of the community will benefit from the market and their partner relationships.
Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Main Street Plaza
Corner of W Main Street and Cross Ave S
Crosby, MN 56441
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays June 2 - October 13
9:00am - 12:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 14   Ideal Farmers' Market
Ideal Farmers' Market
 
Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   In the parking lot of Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday until September 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Jul 14   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market-2018



Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ideal Green Market Co-Op Store Hours (ALL SHOPPERS ARE WELCOME)
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-6 pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.

Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 29 - Sept 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jul 14   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays (except third Saturday of the month)
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jul 14   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jul 14   Fasttrax Spring Open House
  • Free car washes
  • Free food
  • Free beverages
  • Live music from 3 bands including Elvis
  • 15 cars on display from Classics to Vintage to Muscle & Slammers and the 1992 Honda Civic Supercar with it's 650 hp k24 turbo and the 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder!
  • Check out our brand new Auto Service Garage run by none other than Tommy "the touch" Olson... engine builders to the stars!
Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://fasttraxauto.net/open-house.html
Location:   7792 Joshua Lane
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-454-0701
Email:   davidtraxler2005@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Fasttrax Auto & Storage
Saturday July 14th
10:00am - 6:00pm
Jul 14   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
May 26, 2018
June 9 and 23, 2018
July 14 and 28, 2018
August 11, and 25, 2018


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 14   Grand View Lodge Fairway Pines Model Open House
Join us for the Fairway Pines Open House!

We are building 20 craftsman-style two-, three-, or four-bedroom vacation homes to be purchased as a vacation rental ownership. These homes will have panoramic views of The Lakes Nine at The Pines Golf Course. We have a model built and would love to show you the style of these homes. 

Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Or call 218-963-8797 for a private tour.

The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)

For questions and more information contact us at 218-963-8797.
Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)
Contact:   218-963-8797
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jul 14   2018 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Outdoor Music Series - Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboys
This group is a phenomenal country music group that plays genuine classic country music. Expect to hear everything country from George Jones and Merle Haggard to songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle and many others!

Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us at Crosslake Town Square for free music this summer. 

 
Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 14. 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Jul 14   2018 Summer Bands in the Park
Bring your friends and family and a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

For a list of bands playing please visit http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov

In case of bad weather, the location of the bands will be moved to Grace Methodist Church (29432 Patriot Ave).

Please call the Pequot Lakes City Hall with any band suggestions or if you have a band that would be interested in playing for the summer of 2018.  218-568-5222
Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov
Location:   City of Pequot Lakes
in Trailside Park
Contact:   City Hall 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays beginning June 16th
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jul 14   2018 Prelude Series
Our annual Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season and allows us to extend our mission throughout the region. Each program features small ensembles of Festival musicians performing chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup. Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations appreciated.
Date:   July 14, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/prelude-series/
Location:   Aitkin Opera House - Butler Building
301 Minnesota Ave N
Aitkin, MN 56431
Contact:   218-275-5263
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 14th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
Donations appreciated
Jul 15 - Jul 17   2018 American Barnstormers Tour
2018 American Barnstormers Tour
Be ready to travel back in time with the 2018 American Barnstormers Tour.
More details to come.
Date:   July 15, 2018 - July 17, 2018
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/542580482753932/
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
16384 Airport Road
Brainerd MN 56401
 
Contact:   Mike Petersen, Tour Organizer
Email:   Winter701@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   July 15 - 17, 2018
More details to come.
Jul 15   2018 Prelude Series
Our annual Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season and allows us to extend our mission throughout the region. Each program features small ensembles of Festival musicians performing chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup. Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations appreciated.
Date:   July 15, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/prelude-series/
Location:   Trinity Lutheran Church
1420 South 6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-275-5263
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 15th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
Donations appreciated
Jul 15   2018 Prelude Series
Our annual Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season and allows us to extend our mission throughout the region. Each program features small ensembles of Festival musicians performing chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup. Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations appreciated.
Date:   July 15, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/prelude-series/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-275-5263
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 15th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Donations appreciated
Jul 16   2018 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 16, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 16-20
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 17   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   July 17, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jul 17   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   July 17, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Jul 17   2018 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesday
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 17, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays  through August 14, 2018
1 - 3 pm
Jul 17   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 17, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jul 18   Youth Gardening 101
Youth Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register. For ages 8-15

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 9:30am-11:30am.
Date:   July 18, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   $25- members
$30- non members 
Jul 18   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   July 18, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 18   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   July 18, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jul 18   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on Brainerd International Raceway's world-class drag strip or try their hand at autocross, which is a timed event through a cone-lined course. Experienced drivers will be on hand to answer questions. Autocrossers and drag racers can make as many runs as time allows. Drag racers use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.  Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Seven Wednesdays are on the 2018 schedule. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Date:   July 18, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jul 18   Adult Gardening 101
Adult Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register.

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Date:   July 18, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
5:30pm-7:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   $40 
Jul 18   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   July 18, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jul 19   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   July 19, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Jul 19   Nisswa Women?s Club Monthly Meeting
The Nisswa Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 19 at the Quarterdeck Boathouse Event Center.  Social time will begin at 11:30 A.M. followed by lunch served at noon.  Cost is $17.

The program will be “From Friendship to Romance: Women’s Lives as Literary Inspiration” presented by Donna Salli, Author, Poet, and Teacher at Central Lakes College.

For more information, or to make a luncheon reservation, please call Arlene Brodeur at 218-963-6063.  For additional club information, please visit our website at nisswawomensclub.org and like us on Facebook.
Date:   July 19, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM
Website:   http://nisswawomensclub.org
Location:   Quarterdeck Boathouse Event Center
9820 Birch Bay Dr SW
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Arlene Brodeur 218-963-6063
Date/Time Details:   July 19th
11:30am
Fees/Admission:   $17
Jul 19   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 19, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jul 19   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   July 19, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
Jul 19   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   July 19, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays 
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jul 19   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   July 19, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
6 - 8 pm
Jul 20 - Jul 22   Bracket Drag Racing Series & CRA Superbike Racing
The Bracket Drag Racing Series is on Brainerd International Raceway's drag strip for big-horsepower drag racing, while the Central Roadracing Association is on the BIR’s Competition Road Course for high-flying Superbike Racing. It’s a big weekend for the Bracket Drag Racing Series. In addition to two days of eliminations, Saturday includes the annual King of the Track race, where the racers at the top of the point standings face off to determine the best of the best. The CRA has three days of practice, qualifying and racing on the schedule. Watch as riders fly around the 13-turn track on two wheels and a knee. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $25 – Sunday is only $10. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Date:   July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Single-day tickets
Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing. Anyone remaining and found by security will be asked to leave for the remainder of the evening and will not be allowed to purchase a next-day ticket until the following morning.

Camping
Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased.
Full-service RV sites in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $35 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up
20 amp plug-in:  $30/weekend

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Jul 20   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 20, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 21   2018 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
Crosslake Ideal Lions Club Flea Market
You'll find all kinds of treasures at the summer Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market!  Held the 3rd Saturday monthly from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  More than 30 vendors offer something for everyone!
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Town Square
Crosslake MN  56442
 
Contact:   Laura Billman 218-251-4820
Email:   ly679@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays July 21, August 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept, 29, 2018
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jul 21   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9582, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 12 and held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month from 9 a.m. to  Noon.
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9582
Date/Time Details:   May 12 to September 22, 2018
2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
9 a.m. to Noon
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
Jul 21   Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
The Cuyuna Range Farmers Market is located at the Main Street Plaza on Main Street in Crosby next to Iron Range Eatery. The market is open every Saturday from June 2 to October 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is the intention of the Cuyuna Range Farmers Market to partner with a number of local businesses to promote healthy nutritious alternatives and selections of local products. As these relationships develop, they are hopeful that a broader segment of the community will benefit from the market and their partner relationships.
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Main Street Plaza
Corner of W Main Street and Cross Ave S
Crosby, MN 56441
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays June 2 - October 13
9:00am - 12:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 21   Ideal Farmers' Market
Ideal Farmers' Market
 
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   In the parking lot of Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday until September 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Jul 21   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market-2018



Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ideal Green Market Co-Op Store Hours (ALL SHOPPERS ARE WELCOME)
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-6 pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.

Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 29 - Sept 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jul 21   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jul 21   Grand View Lodge Fairway Pines Model Open House
Join us for the Fairway Pines Open House!

We are building 20 craftsman-style two-, three-, or four-bedroom vacation homes to be purchased as a vacation rental ownership. These homes will have panoramic views of The Lakes Nine at The Pines Golf Course. We have a model built and would love to show you the style of these homes. 

Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Or call 218-963-8797 for a private tour.

The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)

For questions and more information contact us at 218-963-8797.
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)
Contact:   218-963-8797
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jul 21   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Jul 21   2018 15th Annual Night Under the Stars
The 15th Annual Night Under the Stars event at Camp Knutson is a fun-filled evening featuring a wine bar, silent auction, gourmet dinner, live auction and program.
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://CampFriends.com
Location:   Camp Knutson
11169 Whitefish Avenue
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Sharon Elmquist 218-692-1142
Email:   elms@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 21
4:30 p.m. 
Jul 21   2018 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Outdoor Music Series - Church of Cash
Whether you are an old timer that grew up listening to Johnny Cash on your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring back his music, with style and energy. What the Church of Cash has that no one else can match is their loyalty to the songs and the message that Johnny left to all of us. The band merely keeps his words alive with a youthful, entertaining spirit.
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us at Crosslake Town Square for free music this summer. 


 
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 21. 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Jul 21   2018 Summer Bands in the Park
Bring your friends and family and a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

For a list of bands playing please visit http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov

In case of bad weather, the location of the bands will be moved to Grace Methodist Church (29432 Patriot Ave).

Please call the Pequot Lakes City Hall with any band suggestions or if you have a band that would be interested in playing for the summer of 2018.  218-568-5222
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov
Location:   City of Pequot Lakes
in Trailside Park
Contact:   City Hall 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays beginning June 16th
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jul 21   2018 Prelude Series
Our annual Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season and allows us to extend our mission throughout the region. Each program features small ensembles of Festival musicians performing chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup. Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations appreciated.
Date:   July 21, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/prelude-series/
Location:   Motley United Methodist Church
847 Third Avenue S
Motley, MN 56466
Contact:   218-275-5263
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 21st
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
Donations appreciated
Jul 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 22, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jul 22   2018 Prelude Series
Our annual Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season and allows us to extend our mission throughout the region. Each program features small ensembles of Festival musicians performing chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup. Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations appreciated.
Date:   July 22, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/prelude-series/
Location:  

Salem Lutheran Church
21276 Archibald Road
Deerwood, MN 56444

Contact:   218-275-5263
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 22nd
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
Donations appreciated
Jul 22   2018 Prelude Series
Our annual Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season and allows us to extend our mission throughout the region. Each program features small ensembles of Festival musicians performing chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup. Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations appreciated.
Date:   July 22, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/prelude-series/
Location:   Lutheran Church of the Cross
5064 County Road 13
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   218-275-5263
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 22nd
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
Donations appreciated
Jul 23   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto Brainerd International Raceway's road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
Date:   July 23, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Toll-Free: 1-866-511-7606 Local: 1-218-824-7606
Email:   info@birperformance.com
Date/Time Details:   July 23rd
8am - 5pm
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for more details.
Jul 23 - Jul 27   2018 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 23-27
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 24   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide teens with the skills, tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roads. They learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway’s Performance Driving School.
Date:   July 24, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Toll-Free: 1-866-511-7606 Local: 1-218-824-7606
Email:   info@birperformance.com
Date/Time Details:   July 24th
8am - 5pm
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for more details.
Jul 24   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   July 24, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jul 24   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   July 24, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Jul 24   2018 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesday
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 24, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays  through August 14, 2018
1 - 3 pm
Jul 24   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 24, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jul 24   Business After Hours - Kicks on Route 66

Join Hubbard Radio as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. 

Kicks on Route 66 is a collaboration of retail, artistry, and events. We showcase the work of amazing artists which includes photography, paingint of canvases for all ages, painting repurposed furniture, pottery, handblown glass, knitting, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind gifts. We will also host eents, classes, pop-up galleries and trunk shows.

Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online button above or call (218) 829-2838.

Date:   July 24, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 CR 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,July 24, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jul 25   Youth Gardening 101
Youth Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register. For ages 8-15

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 9:30am-11:30am.
Date:   July 25, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   $25- members
$30- non members 
Jul 25   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   July 25, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 25   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   July 25, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jul 25   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   July 25, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Date/Time Details:   5:00 P.M.
Jul 25   Adult Gardening 101
Adult Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register.

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Date:   July 25, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
5:30pm-7:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   $40 
Jul 25   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   July 25, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jul 26   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   July 26, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Jul 26   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 26, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jul 26   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   July 26, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
Jul 26   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   July 26, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays 
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jul 26   Herbs - Garden to Table
Presented by U of M Master Gardener JoAnn Weaver

Herbs are plants with leaves, seeds, and flowers that can be used for many things including flavoring, food, fragrance, and/or medicine. They're relatively easy to grow and can enhance a garden with lots of color, texture, and form. This presentation will cover selection, cultivation, and culinary uses.
Date:   July 26, 2018
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   July 26th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person for members
$20 per person for non-members

Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so register early by contacting Northland Arboretum.
Jul 27   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 27, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 27   Paddle to the Moon and Back
Paddle to the Moon and Back
Paddle any floatable craft you can find from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds to Moonlite Bay and back
Date:   July 27, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Launch at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds Recreation Area
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   To register contact Jim at Wind, Water & Wheels 612-581-2144
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 27, 2018
Arrive by 6:00 p.m.
Launch at 7:00 p.m.
Kids under 18 must have parental permission
Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Whitefish Chain Yacht Club to provide support boats
 
Fees/Admission:   $25 per person fee includes a guided tour and a meal. Proceeds benefit the Lakes Area Kids Enrichment (LAKE) Foundation
Jul 28   Pine River Summerfest
Pine River's annual Summerfest Parade 
Theme is "Skol Pine River!"
Line-up beings at 12:30 p.m. at the Pine River/Backus School parking lot.




 
Date:   July 28, 2018
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-728-6926 or 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 28, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Jul 28   Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
The Cuyuna Range Farmers Market is located at the Main Street Plaza on Main Street in Crosby next to Iron Range Eatery. The market is open every Saturday from June 2 to October 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is the intention of the Cuyuna Range Farmers Market to partner with a number of local businesses to promote healthy nutritious alternatives and selections of local products. As these relationships develop, they are hopeful that a broader segment of the community will benefit from the market and their partner relationships.
Date:   July 28, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Main Street Plaza
Corner of W Main Street and Cross Ave S
Crosby, MN 56441
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays June 2 - October 13
9:00am - 12:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 28   Ideal Farmers' Market
Ideal Farmers' Market
 
Date:   July 28, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   In the parking lot of Ideal Green Market Co-op
34988 County Road 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday until September 29
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Jul 28   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market-2018



Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ideal Green Market Co-Op Store Hours (ALL SHOPPERS ARE WELCOME)
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-6 pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.

Date:   July 28, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.idealgreenmarket.com
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 29 - Sept 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jul 28   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   July 28, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays (except third Saturday of the month)
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jul 28   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   July 28, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jul 28   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   July 28, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
May 26, 2018
June 9 and 23, 2018
July 14 and 28, 2018
August 11, and 25, 2018


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 28   Grand View Lodge Fairway Pines Model Open House
Join us for the Fairway Pines Open House!

We are building 20 craftsman-style two-, three-, or four-bedroom vacation homes to be purchased as a vacation rental ownership. These homes will have panoramic views of The Lakes Nine at The Pines Golf Course. We have a model built and would love to show you the style of these homes. 

Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Or call 218-963-8797 for a private tour.

The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)

For questions and more information contact us at 218-963-8797.
Date:   July 28, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Fairway Pines are located on Golf Villa Circle off of Lower Roy Lake Road. (Watch for directional signage.)
Contact:   218-963-8797
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jul 28   2018 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Outdoor Music Series - Faith Boblett
Faith Boblett is the product of her upbringing. Surrounded by music, and raised by parents that actually met each other in a band, Faith started singing at a very young age. After her family moved to a small town in rural Minnesota, Faith began playing guitar and writing her own songs at thirteen.
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us at Crosslake Town Square for free music this summer. 

 
Date:   July 28, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 28. 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Jul 28   2018 Summer Bands in the Park
Bring your friends and family and a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

For a list of bands playing please visit http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov

In case of bad weather, the location of the bands will be moved to Grace Methodist Church (29432 Patriot Ave).

Please call the Pequot Lakes City Hall with any band suggestions or if you have a band that would be interested in playing for the summer of 2018.  218-568-5222
Date:   July 28, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov
Location:   City of Pequot Lakes
in Trailside Park
Contact:   City Hall 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays beginning June 16th
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jul 29   Community Showcase
Since our first season, the Lakes Area Music Festival has been the product of a united community, enabled through volunteerism, financial support, and an extraordinary appreciation for the Arts. Each year we also celebrate the tremendous talents of our local musicians, and this year’s Community Showcase will again feature many of the individuals and ensembles which keep the music alive year round in the Lakes Area!



Musicians and repertoire will be available in early summer.
Date:   July 29, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2018-season/
Location:   Tornstrum Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-275-5263
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 29th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fees/Admission:   No tickets required
Jul 31   2018 All Ages Painting Classes
All Ages Painting Classes
 
Date:   July 31, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Kicks of Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays and Saturdays
Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 
Jul 31   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters- Pequot Lakes 2018

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

Do you want to become a confident public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."

YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME! 
Date:   July 31, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes Public Library
31069 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Jul 31   2018 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesday
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 31, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays  through August 14, 2018
1 - 3 pm
Jul 31   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 31, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Aug 01   Youth Gardening 101
Youth Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register. For ages 8-15

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 9:30am-11:30am.
Date:   August 1, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   $25- members
$30- non members 
Aug 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   August 1, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 01   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   August 1, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Aug 01   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on Brainerd International Raceway's world-class drag strip or try their hand at drifting, where drivers use controlled skids to maneuver through a course. Experienced drifters will be on hand to answer questions. Drifters and drag racers can make as many runs as time allows. Drag racers use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.  Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Seven Wednesdays are on the 2018 schedule. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Date:   August 1, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Local: 218-824-RACE (7223) Toll-Free: 1-866-444-4455 Fax: 218-824-7240
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Aug 01   Adult Gardening 101
Adult Gardening 101 presented by Master Gardeners

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you! You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden. 

Registration form required by first class. Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to register.

This class will be held every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29, and goes from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Date:   August 1, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday from June 6 through August 29
5:30pm-7:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   $40 
Aug 01   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   August 1, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Aug 02   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting 2018
Join us for at the monthly Explore Crosslake Business meeting of business owners, managers and key staff. Network with others, learn more about events, activities and organizations in Crosslake and share information about your business!   The event is Chamber facilitated, and all businesses are invited regardless of membership.
Always the first Thursday monthly, beginning at 7:30 for coffee and networking, and the meeting runs from 8-9 a.m.  The location varies and we encourage you to pick a month to host! 

 
Date:   August 2, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.ccom
Location:   Crosslake Bikes
36037 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake Chamber of Commerce 218-692-4027
Email:   cindy@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Thurs. August 2, 2018
7:30 coffee and networking
8 - 9  a.m. - Meeting
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend or host!
Aug 02   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   August 2, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Aug 02   Bike Club
Come join us for a FUN Bike Ride around Crosslake!
We meet up at the Crosslake Community Center at 4:15 Thursdays
You get a YUMMY Post drink after the 1/2 hour ride
 
Date:   August 2, 2018
Time:   04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays at 4:15
Fees/Admission:   $6.00 for the Class and Shake
 
Aug 02   Adult Painting Classes
Adult Painting Classes
Date:   August 2, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Linda Randall @ 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays 
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Aug 03 - Aug 05   Powercruise
Powercruise, the premier modified car event in the country, returns to Brainerd International Raceway this year. It's known as the place where you can do everything with your car that you’re not allowed to do anywhere else. Powercruise allows YOU to drive YOUR car on BIR's race track along with other like-minded petrol heads in the cruising sessions, where you can cruise next to the toughest modified street machines, hot rods, imports and drag cars, whether they're turbo charged, supercharged, nitrous injected…all with your family and friends in the car with you! The weekend includes events like powerskids (longest rolling burnouts), off-street drags (old-style street flag drop), drifting, burnouts Aussie-style, Dyno comps, Show & Shine, Miss Powercruise stage shows and heaps more fun stuff. On-site camping is available.
Date:   August 3, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   1-866-444-4455
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   Aug. 3-5
Events start at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Call for details.
Aug 03   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   August 3, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Aug 03 - Aug 04   2018 Crosslake Area Library Book Sale
Crosslake Area Community Library Book Sale
Date:   August 3, 2018 - August 4, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center Library
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Friday, August 3, 2018
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Aug 03   Golf Lessons
Golf Lessons
Hosted by Lillie Pearo, Ameriprise Financial
Date:   August 3, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.pearo?cid=IP_local_google
Location:   Pitch & Putt
Ideal Township
Contact:   Julie Mohs 218-829-4131
Date/Time Details:   Friday, August 3
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Aug 04   11th Annual Chokecherry Festival

11th Annual Chokecherry Festival

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2018! PEQUOT LAKES

 

The first Saturday in August marks the 11th Annual Chokecherry Festival in Pequot Lakes and it’s scheduled for August 4th, 2018.
From the Chokecherry culinary contest, pit spitting contest, back-seat driver game, to the children's activities, crafters, and food vendors (including the almost famous shish-ka-bobbers!), the day and evening is packed with opportunities for food and fun! The Pequot Lakes Fire Department's live music starts at 6:00pm. Food vendors, beer garden, dancing, and fun for everyone! 
We hope you join us and experience the hospitality of Pequot Lakes. Don't leave until you've tried all of the food, enjoyed the entertainment, bought all you can carry, and competed in the pit spitting contest!

 

Enter for your chance to win the Chokecherry Culinary Contest. The only rule is that chokecherries MUST be included in the recipe. You may enter in more than one category.

Kid's arcade area on the north side of Trailside Park. A variety of reasonably-priced kid's games, something for all sizes including Plinko, Bean Bag Toss, tugboats, fishpond, and more with prizes for the kids to win! 

There's an Arts Festival all day featuring artisans to satisfy the most prudent shopper. Enjoy perusing a variety of one-of-a-kind items and local artists. Food vendors will be available to take care of that hunger craving at any time throughout the day including the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club’s almost famous Shish-ka-Bobbers. If you haven't tried them yet, you're missing out!

Another family favorite is the Back Seat Driver game. The perfect game for that guy/gal that loves to drive the tractor around the yard - slightly more challenging due the the fact that they're blindfolded. He/she will have you to guide them through the challenge course though - fastest time with the fewest mistakes takes the prize. Many have tried, few have succeeded...

Or maybe you'd like to try pit-spitting? A tricky contest because you first have to get to the pit. Amazing results in year's past, I think the record is 34 feet - Can you beat that?

There's going to be new amazing food at the Festival this year as well as some of your returning favorites. Don't forget to get your almost famous Shish-ka-bobbers! 

We will again have Chokecherry T-shirts available for purchase! Even if I do say so myself, they look awesome!

Did you know that Pequot Lakes is  the “Official” Chokecherry Capital of Minnesota? The City filed the proclamation on June 1st, 2010 and that makes it “Official!” (You can go to http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/ to see a copy.

Can't wait to see you there!

Date:   August 4, 2018
Website:   http://plbplionsclub.com/index.cfm/chokecherry-festival
Location:   Trailside Park
31203 North Oak Street
Pequot Lakes
Contact:   Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Molly 218-838-8002
Email:   info@PLBPLionsClub.com
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2018

 
Aug 04   2018 3rd Annual Whitefish Warrior Adventure Run
The 3rd Annual Whitefish Warrior Adventure Run raises money to support the Crosslake parks and library. It includes a trail run, archery, kayaking, mud crawl and more.
Date:   August 4, 2018
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 4, 2018
Fees/Admission:   Register at thewhitefishwarrior.itsyourrace.com
 
Aug 04   Kids Fishing Derby - Crosslake


The Crosslake Recreation Area will host a free youth fishing derby for kids age 14 and under. Participants must be at the main office by 8:30 a.m. to register. There will be educational programs at 9:00 a.m. followed by fishing at 10:00 a.m. The children must be present for the duration of the educational programs and have an adult present to participate. All fishing must be done from shore and within park boundaries. Participants need to bring their own bait, sunscreen and fishing pole. Local merchants will provide the prizes and soda pop. The fishing derby will be held rain or shine.
 
Date:   August 4, 2018
Time:   08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:  
US Army Corp Corp of Engineers Crosslake Campground
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   651-290-5793
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 4, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Aug 04   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9582, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 12 and held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month from 9 a.m. to  Noon.
Date:   August 4, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9582
Date/Time Details:   May 12 to September 22, 2018
2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
9 a.m. to Noon
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free