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Jan 01 - Dec 31   2015 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

2015 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

The Pequot Lakes Chamber is a host to many different festivals throughout the year. These festivals bring in thousands of people that generate buzz for our community. Our Brainerd Lakes Chamber members have first priority when processing applications and we are always looking to add new vendors to our festivals and events.

Please click on the following links for a printable detail information and or application:

Crafter Vendor:
Booth Space and Fees:
Market in the Park: 10x10=$15 - 10x20=$30
June 18
June 25
July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20

Stars & Stripes: July 4, 10x10 = $30 - 10x20 = $50
Bean Hole Days: July 15, 10x10 = $75 - 10x20 = $150
Crosslake Days: September 26, 10x10 = $60 - 10x20 = $100
Ice Fest: January 10, 2015
8x10 = $75 Chamber Member
8x10 = $100 Non-Chamber Member

Brainerd Lakes Chamber members will receive one booth per event free of charge. All booths must be paid for in full by June 1, 2015 for Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days, and August 1, 2015 for Crosslake Days.

CANCELATION: Submission of an application indicates a commitment to participate. It is your responsibility to notify us if you cannot attend so people on a waiting list can be contacted.

REFUNDS: Your application fee minus a $25.00 administrative fee, are refundable prior to June 6, 2015 for Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days, and August 7, 2015 for Crosslake Days. No application fee will be refunded after the above dates.

ELIGIBILITY: These shows are open to all artists and crafts people interested in selling and displaying their fine art and handicrafts. For all JURIED Events, all work must be 100% original in design and final product. Emphasis is placed on originality, craftsmanship, a consistency in the work and a command of the medium. No imports, commercial jewelry, kits, molded ceramics, or manufactured objects will be accepted.
 
Do not bring merchandise made by others or purchased ?buy-sell? items. Only the work of the Event Committees? screening will be accepted.

BOOTHS: Spaces will be assigned at the discretion of the Event Committee. Booth spaces are 10x10. Artists are responsible for providing their own tent, tables, and chairs. All spaces are outside. Tents must be adaptable for grass and blacktop. SPACE REQUEST WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
 

Food Vendors:
If you are a food vendor: Our festivals are by invitation only. If you would like to be considered for any of our festivals please send a detailed PDF of your mobile business that includes types of food served, trailer measurements, and contact information to: Jenna Crawford (jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com) or mail to: PO Box 208, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.

All food vendors must follow Minnesota State Health regulations and have a current food handing certification with the Minnesota Department of Health. Vendors are responsible for collecting and reporting Minnesota State Sales tax. You may register by phone: 651-296-6181 for a sales tax permit.

Our 2015 Food Vendor fees are as follows:
Chamber Member

Stars & Stripes - $75 (July 4, a two-day event
Bean Hole Days - $50


Non Profit Chamber Member
Stars & Stripes - $45 (July 3 & 4, a two-day event)
Bean Hole Days - $25


Future Member
Stars & Stripes - $250 (July 3 & 4, a two-day event)
Bean Hole Days - $175


Non Profit Future Member
Stars & Stripes - $100 (July 3 & 4, a two-day event)
Bean Hole Days - $50

 

Date:   January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes.com
Contact:   Jenna Crawford
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Apr 26 - May 31   Gallery Exhibition - The Warrior Way: The Long Blue Line
An exhibition of photographs, by John Erickson, of the 2014 Brainerd warrior football season.
Date:   April 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Art Center
Art Matters Studio And Gallery (Gallery #225)
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   April 26-May 31, 2015

Opening Reception
April 26, 2015
1:30 - 4 pm
May 26   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   May 26, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
May 26   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 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. 
Date:   May 27, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 27   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   May 27, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
May 28   Bird Hikes Every Thursday and Saturday
Take a bird hike with Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society members.
 
Every Thursday of May - 7:00 to 8:00 AM
Every Saturday of May - 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Explore a variety of birds at the Northland Arboretum.
Date:   May 28, 2015
Website:   https://www.audubon.org/location/brainerd-lakes-area-audubon-society
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 
Contact:   1-800-274-4201
Email:   audubon@emailcustomerservice.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays - May 7, 14, 21, 28 - 7 - 8 AM
Saturdays - May 9, 16, 23, 30 - 8 - 9 AM
May 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:   May 28, 2015
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:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and Fourth Thursdays 
7 to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 28   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
May 28   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
May 28   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
May 28   Open House at The Crossfire
Come to our open house! Fun, food, prize drawings!
 
Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday May 28, 2015 
6:30-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
May 29   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar 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 BIR’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 29, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 29, 2015
May 29 - May 31   Bracket Drag Racing Series & Slowpokes Car Club
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip with the Slowpokes Car Club on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course Sunday. It’s the second of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends, which feature 250-plus drivers competing in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. The Slowpokes will be on the road course Sunday only. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. One ticket gets you into both events! Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
 
Date:   May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 29 - 31, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
May 29   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 29, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 29   Active Lifestyle Challenge

Want to get more active? Want to lose a few pounds? This is for YOU! Have some fun and get your buddies involved with you!

Date:   May 29, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire - no location needed, call for details
Contact:   Brenda Steidler, (218) 830-9475 call or text
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Signup by Monday, April 27, 2015. This event will be ongoing for 5 weeks.
Fees/Admission:   FREE! Minimal cost for optional 3 Day Smoothie Program
May 29   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
May 29   HealthSource of Baxter American Red Cross Blood Drive!
Do you want to save a life? We are closing our office for the day and hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, May 29, 2015. Call our office at 218-454-9355 or stop by to sign up or hop onto the American Red Cross Website to reserve your time.

Please spread the word and support our community.
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://HealthSourceofBaxter.com
Location:   HelathSource of Baxter
7656 Design Road
Suite 100
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Healthsource of Baxter, 218-454-9355
Email:   healthsourceofbaxter@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 29, 2015
12 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
May 29   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
May 29   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
May 29   Brainerd Public Schools - Blue Ribbon Carnival
K-4th graders and their families are invited to this FREE event.  
The Blue Ribbon Carnival will be held on May 29, 2015 from 5-8pm at Forestview Middle School. Rain or Shine! Live music, bouncy houses, games, concessions for sale, entertainment, fire trucks, police cars and large vehicles to explore! All are invited. Shuttles will be available from BHS to Forestview. More information can be found at www.isd181.org.  

Event is FREE and is being organized by the six Blue Ribbon Elementary School communities, families, and educators to celebrate these 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools! Baxter, Riverside, Harrison, Garfield, Lowell and Nisswa! 
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.isd181.org
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools, (218) 454-6900
Date/Time Details:   May 29 5-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   Event is FREE
May 29   Blue Ribbon Carnival

A Blue Ribbon Carnival is scheduled for May 29 from 5-8 pm at Forestview Middle School. This event is free, designed for K-4th graders and their families, and will take place rain or shine. Highlights include live music by Solo (student musicians), dozens of bounce houses, DJ music, a magician, face painting, photo booth, minnow races, petting zoo, and an explorative display with a helicopter, fire engine, ambulance, and police cars. Concessions will be available for sale with all proceeds benefiting the elementary schools.

 

All six of the Brainerd Public Schools elementary schools were honored last fall as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools.  The six elementary schools are Baxter Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Harrison Elementary, Lowell Elementary, Nisswa Elementary and Riverside Elementary.

Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http:// www.isd181.org
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Community Education, 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   May 29, 2015
5 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   This event is free, designed for K-4th graders and their families, and will take place rain or shine.
May 29   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 30   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 30, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 30   Bird Hikes Every Thursday and Saturday
Take a bird hike with Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society members.
 
Every Thursday of May - 7:00 to 8:00 AM
Every Saturday of May - 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Explore a variety of birds at the Northland Arboretum.
Date:   May 30, 2015
Website:   https://www.audubon.org/location/brainerd-lakes-area-audubon-society
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 
Contact:   1-800-274-4201
Email:   audubon@emailcustomerservice.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays - May 7, 14, 21, 28 - 7 - 8 AM
Saturdays - May 9, 16, 23, 30 - 8 - 9 AM
May 30   2015 Minnesota Fishing Challenge

Al Lindner- Fishing Challenge Host
Steve Pennaz- Honorary Tournament Director
Teams fish for one or as many species as desired • Maximum of 150 teams
Proceeds Benefit Mn Adult & Teen Challenge • Donations & Fees are Tax Deductible • Great Prizes, Fun, Fishing & New Friends 

Fish for: Bass, Walleye, Pike, Panfish or Mixed Bag

Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://mntc.org/fishingchallenge
Location:   Cragun's Resort
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 
Contact:   218-833-8777
Date/Time Details:  

Friday, May 29 at Heritage Assembly of God church (2 miles east of Hwy 371 on College in Baxter) 
4 - 6 pm: Registration
Turn in funds raised & raffle ticket stubs; meet old and new friends; view displays; talk with reps; learn a few secret fishing spots 
 
6 pm: Dinner Served
Register and enjoy a complimentary meal provided by our friends at Bay and Bay Transfer
 
6:15 pm - Rules Meeting
*Keynote Speakers: Al Lindner, Tournament Host and Steve Pennaz, Honorary Tournament Director
*Drawing for 5 Mathews bows & other prizes (for young anglers); courtesy of Nystrom & Associates and Flatline Outdoors
*Drawing for AquaVu Early Bird prizes
*MN Adult & Teen Challenge choir
*Recognition of top fund-raising teams
 
Saturday, May 30 at Cragun’s Resort Beach
 7 am - Teams are at their hotspots and begin fishing
 1 pm - Scales open (early weigh-ins appreciated)
 3 pm - All teams must be at beach 
 4:30 pm - Awards ceremonies & prize distribution plus special major prize drawings

Fees/Admission:   $100 Team Entry Fee
May 30   Free Fishing Clinic
Come join a free fishing clinic at Lum Park. There will be prizes as well as lots of learning and fun! Bring your own pole for the fishing contest. Lunch included. Ages 5-16.
Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us
Location:   Lum Park Pavilion (nearest to Lum Park Beach)
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   May 30, 2015
9:30 am-1:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event
May 30   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
May 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 30   Summer Lantern Bash at The Green Lantern
The Kick Off Summer Bash includes an outdoor concert on May 30, 2015 at Green Lantern. Country Music and BBQ Competition.

Line Up:
4 pm - Gates open
5 pm - October Son
7 pm - Copperhead Creek
9 pm - Kate Armiger

Bonfire after the concert. October Son will also play inside the Green Lantern after outside concert.

Outdoor concert - General Admission - rain or shine
Lawn Chairs Welcome - Bonfire after event.
Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.huff-entertainment.com. or Facebook - Summer Lantern Bash
Location:   Green Lantern
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Erik or Carolyn Huff, 218-764-2151
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Gates open at 4 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:  Music and BBQ - Advance $15 & Gate $20
Music only - Advance $10 & Gate $15
Advance ticket outlet - Green Lantern
All advance tickets include buy one get one drink coupon
Music and BBQ tickets include all you can eat BBQ from 5-7 pm
Jun 01   Express Weight Loss Challenge May - June
Ready for that swimsuit? Want to have some great coaching on how to lose those extra pounds? Are you a little competitive? Or not, no worries! Want to win cash and product prizes?

Top 3 "Losers of weight" get the jackpot money and top Inches Lost gets a prize too! We have a super cool party at the end with lots of great food and drawings! Registration required along with a weekly weigh in scheduled with a coach (weigh ins are at your convenience).
Date:   June 1, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Suite 211
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda Steidler, Cell (218) 830-9475 call or text Crossfire phone (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   The Weight Loss Challenge starts week of May 11, 2015. Schedule a weigh in time during the week with a coach, at your convenience. Challenge runs through June 15, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   $20 fee that goes into the pot for cash prizes (NOTE: No coaches or anyone else are paid for this event, all volunteer)
Jun 01   Grief Support Group Meets
Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 p.m. May 4 through June 15 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
 
Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:
- Understand the grief process
- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping behavior
- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group
- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)
- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings

- Be able to access on-going spiritual and pastoral grief resources
 
The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
 
For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session please call (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531.
 
 
Date:   June 1, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER
Location:   Essentia Health St. Joseph Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7442 or 218-828-7531
Date/Time Details:   Monday afternoons through June 15, 2015
3 - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 02   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   June 2, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 02   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 03   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   June 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jun 03   Real Estate CE Course

Kaplan Professional Schools is hosting a Real Estate Investment Course Entitled: Investing in Real Estate Utilizing Self-Directed Retirement Accounts
 
It may be of interest if you:
- Are a real estate agent (continuing education credit eligible)
- Are a real estate investor or landlord
- Are interested in learning more about investment real estate strategies
- Are nearing retirement and desire an alternative fixed income investment through owning rental real estate within your retirement account
- Are looking to avoid the volatility associated with Wall Street based investments or simply diversify your portfolio
 
In the course you will learn:
- How to sell more investment real estate by using the accounts (if you are a real estate agent)
- What the accounts are and how they work
- What the IRS rules are regarding the accounts
- How to open a self-directed retirement account
- Various real estate investment strategies with these accounts
- How to complete a real estate transaction with an account from start to finish
- How to obtain non-recourse financing for real estate owned within the account

To Register please visit: http://www.kapre.com/real-estate-courses/minnesota/continuing-education/salesperson/scheduler/110114
 Space is limited, so please register early.

Date:   June 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.kapre.com/real-estate-courses/minnesota/continuing-education/salesperson/scheduler/110114
Location:   Whitefish Golf Club
7883 County Road 16
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Josh Manier, 952-345-3445
Email:   joshmanier@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 3, 2015
Jun 03   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. 
Date:   June 3, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 03   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 BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   June 3, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 3, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
Jun 03   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   June 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jun 04   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   June 4, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 04   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 4, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 04   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   June 4, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jun 05   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 05 - Jun 07   BIR Thunder at the Lakes
Brainerd International Raceway hosts some of the top Sportsman drag racers in the country this weekend during Thunder at the Lakes, an NHRA Division 5 race. It’s one of BIR's most exciting races of the year and features many racers who compete during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in August. The BMW Car Club of America will be on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course all weekend. Every ticket includes a pit pass. On-site camping. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   June 5, 2015 - June 7, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 5-7, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jun 05   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 05   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jun 05   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jun 05   First Friday At Franklin
This event will be an afternoon/evening event that will have a different theme each month, and have activities to fit that theme, along with music and other performances, food and drink, and as many open studios and galleries as possible. We are excited to continue this event and are already getting things ready for June 5, when our theme will be "Space Walk".
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.artspace.org/properties/franklinlofts/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Email:   franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of the month
5 - 9 pm
Jun 05   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 06   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 06   Pequot Lakes Breezy Point Lions Club Cherry Car Show
Located in Pequot Lakes in beautiful Trailside Park. The very successful and fun Cherry Car Show is entering its 8th 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 and food vendors is happening on the same day so there will be something for everyone!
Date:   June 6, 2015
Website:   http://plbplionsclub.com/index.cfm/pageid/20
Location:   Trailside Park
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Contact:   1-218-838-8002
Email:   info@plbplionsclub.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6, 2015
7 am - Registration
9 am - 4 pm - Car Show
Fees/Admission:   Fee is $10.00
FREE to spectators!
Jun 06   26th Annual Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride
Experience the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area as you ride past lakes and forests on low traffic rolling to flat terrain. An occasional hill can be found as well. Our tour promises an abundance of beautiful scenery, fresh air, terrific rest stops and a different route each year. The "Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride" is a one day recreational ride for cyclists of all abilities. IT IS NOT A RACE.

The "Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride" is a not for-profit bicycle tour hosted by the Paul Bunyan Cyclists Bicycle Club. Any surplus revenues are used to promote safe cycling in our community. The ride is held rain or shine.
Date:   June 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.paulbunyancyclists.com/tour-of-lakes.html
Location:   Crow Wing County Fair Grounds
2000 SE 13th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Email:   bodie@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 6, 2015
8 am
Fees/Admission:   Cycling 35 miles per individual  $30
Cycling 70 miles per individual  $60
Advance Registration required - limit of 1,200 riders
Registration deadline May 1.
 
Jun 06   Fleet Farm 4K Run/Walk
6th Annual Fleet Farm Fraternal 4H 4K Run/Walk event! Door prize drawings, family friendly event, strollers welcome!
Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.zapevent.com/ListActivities.aspx?eventid=6810
Location:   Mills Ford
14858 Dellwood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Jessica Waytashek, Mills Health & Wellness Coordinator 218-829-3521 ext. 5594
Email:   Jessica.waytashek@millsfleetfarm.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6, 2015
Race starts at 9 am
Fees/Admission:   $20 through May 31, 2015
$30 after May 31, 2015
Youth 12 and under are FREE
Jun 06   Essentia Health Hosts Bike Rodeo
Children are invited with their parents, to the Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at the Brainerd High School’s lower parking lot. And don’t forget to bring your bike and helmet!
 
Bicycling is a favorite past time for all ages, but understanding safety first is the key to staying safe and having fun! Children and their bike will visit various stations for a review of bicycle safety rules, a bicycle safety check, and be checked for a properly fitted helmet. Then they will put the knowledge they gained to the test by riding a mock course. Once complete, they will be awarded with a certificate of completion.
 
If a child does not have a bike helmet or the one they have does not fit properly, they will receive one from Essentia Health. “We are excited to bring this event to our community,” said Naomi Mowers, Trauma Coordinator at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center. “Learning bicycling safety at a young age will stick with someone for life, just like riding a bike.”
 
The Bike Rodeo is open to riders of all ages free of charge. The event will be held rain or shine and is brought to you by: Essentia Health, Crow Wing County Passenger Safety Coalition, Baxter Police Department, Brainerd Parks & Recreation, Brainerd School District 181, Brainerd Lion’s Club, Easy Riders Bicycle and Sport Shop, Dairy Queen, and Trailblazer Bikes.
 
“This (Bike Rodeo) is an opportunity for us to provide the community with injury prevention,” said Mowers. “It’s a way to actively engage kids and inform them of some of the things that they can do to prevent injuries while riding a bike.”
 
Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd High School lower parking lot
 
Contact:   (218) 828-7564
Date/Time Details:   June 6, 2015
10 AM - 12 PM
Jun 06   Brainerd Lakes Area Outdoor Youth Expo
Duck and Goose calling Blue Bird/Wood Duck house building. A day for youth (18 and younger) to come and enjoy spending time with family and friends and an opportunity to try many outdoor activities for free, such as trap shooting, Archery, fishing stations, .22 and black powder shooting, BB gun gallery, DNR and youth programs, fire extinguisher training, and much more! Lunch is available for purchase.
Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://lakeshoregunclub.com/
Location:   Lakeshore Conservation Club 
9911 County Road 77 SW
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Amy Odegard, 218-820-9215
Email:   amyodegardcom@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 6, 2015
10 am - 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE TO PUBLIC!
Jun 06   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jun 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 06   Crosslake Presbyterian Church Open House
You're invited to an Open House at Crosslake Presbyterian Church on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Live music provided by Glenda Meech.  We welcome you to visit with us, tour our church and join us for light refreshments as we celebrate the completion of our Friendship Hall.
Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakepresbyterian.org/
Location:   Crosslake Presbyterian Church
1444 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-4769
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 6, 2015
4 - 7 p.m.
Jun 08   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar 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 BIR’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 8, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees
Jun 08   Express Weight Loss Challenge May - June
Ready for that swimsuit? Want to have some great coaching on how to lose those extra pounds? Are you a little competitive? Or not, no worries! Want to win cash and product prizes?

Top 3 "Losers of weight" get the jackpot money and top Inches Lost gets a prize too! We have a super cool party at the end with lots of great food and drawings! Registration required along with a weekly weigh in scheduled with a coach (weigh ins are at your convenience).
Date:   June 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Suite 211
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda Steidler, Cell (218) 830-9475 call or text Crossfire phone (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   The Weight Loss Challenge starts week of May 11, 2015. Schedule a weigh in time during the week with a coach, at your convenience. Challenge runs through June 15, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   $20 fee that goes into the pot for cash prizes (NOTE: No coaches or anyone else are paid for this event, all volunteer)
Jun 08 - Jun 12   Kids Outdoor Education Camp

The camp is open to those ages 10-13. The camp will provide learning experiences in pond ecology, kayaking, master gardening, compass orienteering, outdoor survival, creating wildlife habitats, wildlife studies, team building and more.

Let your kids have a great time, enjoying nature in a fun learning environment!

Register at or before June 5th.

Date:   June 8, 2015 - June 12, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401


 
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   June 8 through June 12, 2015
  • Monday, June 8 - 8 am to 3 pm
  • Tuesday, June 9 - 8 am to noon
  • Wednesday, June 10 - 8 am to noon
  • Thursday, June 11 - 8 am to noon
  • Friday, June 12 - 8 am to 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   $105 per student
Jun 08   Grief Support Group Meets
Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 p.m. May 4 through June 15 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
 
Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:
- Understand the grief process
- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping behavior
- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group
- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)
- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings

- Be able to access on-going spiritual and pastoral grief resources
 
The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
 
For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session please call (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531.
 
 
Date:   June 8, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER
Location:   Essentia Health St. Joseph Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7442 or 218-828-7531
Date/Time Details:   Monday afternoons through June 15, 2015
3 - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 8, 2015
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 09   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   June 9, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for Details
Jun 09   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   June 9, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 09   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
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, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   June 9, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jun 09   Business After Hours - Destiny Cruises
Join Destiny Cruises as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm aboard their magnificent luxury yacht, the North Star, that sails the Gull Lake Chain.

Relax and unwind while learning more about this popular Brainerd Lakes Area attraction and enjoy fine cuisine, two full bars and an unmatched view of Gull Lake. The capacity for the vessel is 120, so make sure to register early to reserve your spot.

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, click on the "Register Now" button above or call (218) 822-7119.
Date:   June 9, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.destinycruisesllc.com/index.html
Location:   Destiny Cruises Dock
Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Kathryn Hagan, 952-467-8563
Email:   kathryn@destinycruisesllc.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 9, 2015
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to Chamber members
Jun 09   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 10   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   June 10, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jun 10   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 10, 2015
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 10   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. 
Date:   June 10, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 10   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   June 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jun 11   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 11, 2015
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:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 11   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   June 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 11   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 11, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 11   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   June 11, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jun 11   Music In The Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber marks the 2015 summer concert as the ninth year of bringing local talent to the Crosby Memorial Park.
Date:   June 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 12 - Jun 13   Nisswa Stamman Scandinavian Festival
Nisswa-stämman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival, June 12 & 13, 2015, features 150 folk musicians performing on 3 stages, day-long dancing opportunities on two dance floors, dance instruction, a cultural children's activity tent, and great Scandinavian food...all under the shade of the majestic Norway pines of the Nisswa Pioneer Village in Nisswa, Minnesota.

We are going into the 16th year of the festival, and yet another special line up of award winning musicians from Scandinavia is headlining. They include: Harald Haugaard, Denmark & Antti Järvelä, Finland - one of Denmark’s most accomplished fiddlers teams up with one of Finland’s finest folk musicians; Sindre Fotland & Kristoffer Kleiveland, Norway - buttonbox players extraordinaire, winner of several national Norwegian awards in accordion performance; Josefina Paulson & Jonas Åkerlund, Sweden - Swedish gold medal winner on nyckelharpa and multi-instrumental accompanist combine to make truly inspirational folk music; VikesKalles Kapell, Sweden - four traditional fiddlers from Rattvik, Sweden. USA groups and individuals appearing include the Stoney Brook Fiddlers, Ole Olssons Oldtime Orkestra, Skål Klubben Spelmanslag, Ivares Pojkarna, Skålmusik, the American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag, the Twin Cities Hardingfelelag, Hutenanny, Finn Hall Band, the Footnotes, the Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag, Nordic Bees, Ross Sutter and many, many others!
Date:   June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswastamman.org/
Location:   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Nisswa, Minnesota
Contact:   Paul Wilson, 218 764 2994
Email:   nisswastamman@nisswastamman.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday June 12
10 am - 3 pm - Scandinavian music and dancing workshops, Nisswa area, open to public. There is a fee involved. Email Janet Hill for information at:  Janet Hill

7 pm - Gala Opening Sampler concert, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under. All tickets available only at the door. Doors open at 6 pm.

9:30 pm - 1 am - old time dance featuring several festival bands. Nisswa American Legion Club, Nisswa, Mn.


Saturday June 13
10 am. to 5 pm - Nisswa-stämman Festival (Nisswa Pioneer Village) $12 - adults/ $3 - children 15 and under. All tickets available only at the gate.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 pm - Smörgåsbord $18 (Nisswa American Legion, Nisswa) - Tickets available on Friday night and Saturday at the events.

7 pm  - 1 am - Old time dance featuring even more bands than Friday night. Nisswa American Legion Club, Nisswa, MN.
Jun 12 - Jun 14   Bracket Drag Racing, CRA Superbike Racing & IWA Snowmobile Watercross
The Central Roadracing Association brings exciting Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, while fans are treated to wet and wild racing on Lake BIR, courtesy of the International Watercross Association. And on the drag strip is the third weekend for the Bracket Drag Racing Series. Something for everyone! On the road course, Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. On Lake BIR, watch as snowmobile racers compete in drag racing and oval racing on open water! And drag racers have eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, with winners crowned each day. Three great racing events for one ticket! On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:  
June 12 - 14, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jun 12   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 12   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 12   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jun 12   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jun 12   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 13   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 13   Sour Grapes Half and Half Trail Run
Join us for the fourteenth annual Sour Grapes Races held in the beautiful 540 acre Northland Arboretum. The course is challenging, but beautiful. Your hard work will be rewarded with a T-shirt, finisher token and post race refreshments. Our unique setting makes this a family favorite. All proceeds are donated to the Northland Arboretum. Race includes a half marathon, 10K run or walk, Kids 1 M and Kids 1/2 M. The race will be chip timed and there will be race day registration. Is it the lure of the beautiful Northwood's setting or the "Minnesota Friendly" attitude that sets our race apart from others? Decide for yourself as you plan to attend our thirteenth annual race in the 540 acres of Green Space at the Brainerd Arboretum. The half marathon course and 10K run/walk course covers the beautiful, but challenging, terrain of wooded trails. The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Northland Arboretum, a non-profit organization. All participants will be given a t-shirt, a finisher token, and will be treated to post race refreshments at the awards ceremony. Bring the family and join in on the fun, food and camaraderie of a great bunch of running enthusiasts. Each year our number of runners/walkers grow as well as our donations. Thanks for making this a great event!!
Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   07:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sourgrapesrun.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Louis Anderson, 218-829-8770
Email:   sourgrapes.half@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2015
7:30 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $40 Adult (Varies with date)
$15 Under 12 (For Kids Race)
Jun 13   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jun 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 13   Savorfest
SavorFest (Verb, to give oneself to the enjoyment of: to savor the vest in life.)

Join the fun at the 2nd Annual SavorFest! Sample 75 beers and wines and enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres and small plates from Ruttger’s restaurants. Keep calm and savor on! 

Tickets: $20 per person. Must be at least 21 years old to attend.

SIP:
          Taste over 75 wines & beer
SAVOR:     Sample food from the Ruttger's Restaurants, Ruby's, Zig's & 
                   Bear ine Bar
SPA:         Complimentary Chair Massage by The Fine Line Spa
SOUND:     Live music in the Bear Pine Bar 9 - 11 PM

Please call to make reservations.

 
Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN 56444
Contact:   To purchase tickets call 1-800-450-4545 or 218-678-2885 or stop by Ruttger's front desk.
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2015
7 - 9 pm
 
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person (must be 21+ years of age to attend)
Jun 14 - Jun 15   Jon Hassler Festival 2015

The Man:
Jon Hassler was a teacher, painter and of course, a nationally acclaimed author.  He wrote over 15 novels including "Staggerford", "Grand Opening", "Rookery Blues", "The "Love Hunter" and "Green Journey" which was made into a television movie starring Angela Lansbury. He took on the role of Writer-in-Residence at Saint John's University in 1980 and later became a Regent's Professor. He retired from there in 1997. Jon received many literary recognitions including, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and the Saint John's Colman Barry Award for Distinguished Contributions to Religion and Society.  For more information on Jon, please check out the Official Jon Hassler Website at http://www.jonhassler.net/

The Place:
Central Lakes College, formerly Brainerd Community College, is where Jon spent 12 years as an English instructor.   This is where his writing career really took off and where he worked at the time his first book was published. The college renamed the library the Jon Hassler Library in 2008 and on May 16th, the Jon Hassler Library received the designation as a National Literary Landmark. The Jon Hassler Library is home to some of Jon's artifacts and copies of early writings.

The Audience: 
This exciting opportunity is designed for those in education as well as for those who just want to learn more about this famous Minnesota celebrity and his heart-felt writings.  Watch for more information to come here about possible CEU and/or graduate credit for those looking at getting documentation for their professional development.

The Activities: 
This two-day Festival, June 14-15, 2015 includes a keynote speaker, featured presentations throughout both days, a panel on teaching Hassler, a Reader's Theatre presentation of "Grand Opening", a gallery walk of Jon's artwork and CLC library's Hassler artifact collection, and a special dinner celebration at Prairie Bay Restaurant with after glow reception featuring special readings and musical entertainment.  Please click the following link to see the tentative schedule at a glance.  Descriptions of the specific sessions will be made available shortly.

The Cost, How to Register and the Deadline:
The price for participating in the Hassler Festival is $100 which includes activities on both days as well as some meals.  Please see the TENTATIVE ITINERARY for more information. There are two ways in which you may register for this event: online, or by mail. The registration deadline is May 31, 2015.

Date:   June 14, 2015 - June 15, 2015
Website:   http://hasslerfest.weebly.com
Location:   Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-831-6480
Date/Time Details:   June 14 - 15, 2015
Begins at 8 am each day
Fees/Admission:   $100 for both days
Jun 14 - Jun 21   Brainerd History Week
-Calendar of Events-
Sun., June 14: Car show at the N.P. Center at 1:00 pm.  Tours of the old RR Shops  at 12, 1, 2, 3, 4:00 PM.  Refreshments after each tour in the Event Center.

Mon., June 15: Veteran’s Day, gather on the historic courthouse grounds.  Memorial at 10 AM.  Color guard and salute at 11 PM.  County ourthouse meeting room for a Bataan remembrance,  2-4 PM.  The D.A.R. will have a War History at the Crow Wing County Historical Society’s museum.  At 7-9 PM, Bob Brekken and Bill Wroolie will make a Vietnam War presentation at the college.


Tues., June 16: New 2015 Evergreen Cemetery History Walk highlighting the prominent builders or owners of the historic homes featured in the Northside Brainerd History Walk conducted later that day.  Tour begins at 10:30 AM.  Later in the day, the new Northside Brainerd History Walk; guided tours at 1, 4, 7:00 PM. Transportation available; meet in Sawmill Inn parking  for transportation.  Please sign up for tour and time.  Sign-up sheets at City Hall , CWCHS County Museum, and the Brainerd  Public Brainerd library.  From 1-3 PM, the Northside churches will be open for tours, and also information about them will be provided.  From 3-5 PM pie and coffee will be served at St. Francis Church.

Wed., June 17: Teddy Bear Parade in downtown Brainerd 10:30 AM.  All children 10 and younger welcome.  A puppet show in downtown Brainerd early PM, more details to come.  7-10  PM a chicken dance!  There is no wrong way to do the chicken dance.  Old-time dance at Yesterday's Gone.  All kinds of old time music.  Come and enjoy!  Everyone join in!

Thurs., June 18:  Tours and events at the new Brainerd Industrial Center (the former Potlatch/Wausau Paper Co. Paper Mill site), 6-8  PM.  This is a Paul Bunyanland Cultural-Historical Society presentation.

Fri., June 19:  Community Day  with our Native American  neighbors.  Discussion of tribal government at Central Lakes College, 10 AM-12 PM.  Possible other events.

June 20:  Children's Day in Gregory Park.  Games, booths by Youth As Resources, 11 AM.

Sun., June 21:  Non-denominational church service in Gregory Park at 1 PM.
(All times and events are yet flexible.  Brainerd History Week Committee.  -5/21/2015,)
 
Date:   June 14, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/docs/Newsletter2015Q2.pdf
Location:   Throughout the City of Brainerd
Contact:   Mary Koep: 218-829-9793 Andrew Hook: 218-546-2822
Email:   marywaltk@icloud.com
Date/Time Details:   June 15 - 21, 2015
Jun 15   Express Weight Loss Challenge May - June
Ready for that swimsuit? Want to have some great coaching on how to lose those extra pounds? Are you a little competitive? Or not, no worries! Want to win cash and product prizes?

Top 3 "Losers of weight" get the jackpot money and top Inches Lost gets a prize too! We have a super cool party at the end with lots of great food and drawings! Registration required along with a weekly weigh in scheduled with a coach (weigh ins are at your convenience).
Date:   June 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Suite 211
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda Steidler, Cell (218) 830-9475 call or text Crossfire phone (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   The Weight Loss Challenge starts week of May 11, 2015. Schedule a weigh in time during the week with a coach, at your convenience. Challenge runs through June 15, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   $20 fee that goes into the pot for cash prizes (NOTE: No coaches or anyone else are paid for this event, all volunteer)
Jun 15   Grief Support Group Meets
Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 p.m. May 4 through June 15 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
 
Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:
- Understand the grief process
- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping behavior
- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group
- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)
- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings

- Be able to access on-going spiritual and pastoral grief resources
 
The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
 
For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session please call (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531.
 
 
Date:   June 15, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER
Location:   Essentia Health St. Joseph Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7442 or 218-828-7531
Date/Time Details:   Monday afternoons through June 15, 2015
3 - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 16   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   June 16, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 16   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • 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 16, 2015
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 June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jun 16   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 16, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 17   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   June 17, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jun 17   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. 
Date:   June 17, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 17   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 BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   June 17, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 17, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
Jun 17   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   June 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jun 18   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 18   Free Community Educational Seminar & Vein Screening

Painful veins in your legs can be a symptom of serious health problems. Yet many people defer treatment, thinking that varicose veins are merely cosmetic, and they don’t want to appear vain. Others grow accustomed to the swelling and pain because their condition progresses slowly, creating a “new normal.”

 

Learn more about vein conditions and treatment options from Dr. Ross Bengtson and have an initial screening during a complimentary educational seminar. Space is limited, so please register by calling 218-828-7583 or online at EssentiaHealth.org/VeinServices.

 

“Vein conditions are not solely a cosmetic problem,” according to Dr. James Dehen, a general surgeon who sees patients at the Essentia Health clinics in Pine River and Brainerd. Swollen or discolored veins can be symptoms of other medical conditions that need to be treated to avoid serious complications, he explains.

 

“If your legs are swollen, fatigue easy, or have unsightly or painful leg veins, you should talk to your primary care physician or a surgeon experienced with treating veins.”

 

Venous diseases are caused by poorly functioning valves within veins. This inefficiency causes spider veins – red or blue web-like veins on the skin’s surface. Untreated, they can grow into varicose veins, which appear as bulges on the leg’s surface. The disease can progress to include swelling, pain, clotting, ulceration and skin inflammation.

Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentialHealth.org/BeinServices
Location:   Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd
Deerwood, MN 56444


 
Contact:   218-828-7583
Date/Time Details:   June 18, 2015
9 - 11 am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 18   2015 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2015 Crafter & Flea Market Application

Get Fit in the Park

9 am - 9:45        Get Fit in the Park! Fun exercises and activities for all ages- everyone is                             welcome! Sponsored and hosted by Lakes Area Wellness Coaches!                

9 am - 4 pm     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 am - 12 pm Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!



Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/about-brainerd-lakes/communities/pequot-lakes-breezy-point-jenkins/
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 18 - August 20, 2015
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Jun 18   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 18   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 18, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jun 18   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jun 18   Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos
Dave & Ted of Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos defy all expectations of a dueling piano show and lead the way to an unforgettable experience. For a pair of self-taught pianists from Minnesota, Dave Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld have mastered the sophisticated nuances of burlesque’s best ribald and bawdy traditions, which made Las Vegas and Paris famous. Offering a Las Vegas-style show of comedy and extensive audience participation featuring an unlikely and surprising mix of music and parodies that range from classic rock and county to rap and show tunes, Dave & Ted of Deuces Wild will take center stage at our annual fundraising event on June 18, 2015 at Cragun’s Centre.
www.wildpianos.com

Social with Appetizers 6:30 p.m.
Show 7:30 p.m. (No intermission)
Cash bar. Raffle. Loads of laughs. Be ready to be entertained!
Proceeds benefit youth theatre opportunities at the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center at CLC

Cragun's The Hungry Gull is be offering a special dinner prior to show.  Call (800) 272-4867 for information on dinner special.
Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wildpianos.com
Location:   Cragun's Sports Center
11000 Craguns Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   For Tickets, 218-855-8199 For dinner information, 1-800-272-4867
Date/Time Details:   June 18, 2015
6:30 PM social
7:30 PM Show Time
Fees/Admission:   General admission seating. Tickets $35 (Includes appetizers).
Purchase by calling the CLC Theatre Box Office: 218-855-8199
Jun 18   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
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.  Movies like The Lorax, Ice Age, A Christmas Story and The Great Outdoors are all on the schedule (subject to change). 

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.

Movie dates are Thursday, June 18 ,Thursday, July 23, Thursday, Aug 20, Friday, Sept. 25 and begin at dusk.
Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   08:30 PM - 11:00 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:   Miranda Peters US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.  Donations appreciated and matched by the Crosslake Ideal Lions with proceeds used for Christmas lights at the Dam.
Jun 19 - Jun 20   2015 Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Show
Win a beautiful queen-sized "Home Sweet Quilted Home" made from Kaffe Fasset stripes and Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric. Tickets are $1.00 and available by calling 218-851-2543 or at the show. Drawing held at 4 pm on June 20, 2015.  Need not be present to win.

See over 200 quilts for just $2 admission. Boutique/vendors, silent auction, refreshments, and challenge quilts.

Pam Dinndorf of Aardvark Quilts will teach a class on Friday. She will present a program and trunk show of her work Friday evening (nominal fee).  Call 218-821-9389 to register.
Date:   June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Website:   http://communityed.isd181.org/
Location:   Brainerd High School
702 South Fifth Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Sponsored by Brainerd Community Education, 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 19, 2015
10 am - 6 pm

Saturday, June 20, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   See over 200 quilts for just $2 admission. Tickets for the quilt drawing are $1.
Jun 19 - Jun 21   BIR MAP Proving Gounds
Import cars and sport compacts invade BIR. Drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping, car shows and much more await fans. The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds will feature front-, all- and rear-wheel-drive, turbo-charged imports and sport compacts. Don't miss this one!

On-site camping available.
Date:   June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 19 - 21, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Every ticket includes a pit pass.
Jun 19   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 19, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 19   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 19   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jun 19   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jun 19   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jun 19   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 19 - Jun 20   The Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival
The renowned drummer Josh Duffee and his Big Band will perform hot jazz favorites from the 1920's, 30's and 40's. For music fans of all ages. Refreshments available to purchase.
Date:   June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.northwoodsartscouncil.org
Location:   Hackensack Community Center
110 3rd St S.
Hackensack, MN 56452
Contact:   Sue Ready, 612-240-2818
Email:   suready@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 19-20, 2015
7:30 - 10:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10.00
Jun 19 - Jun 20   Internationally Acclaimed Pop Pianist & Vocalist Phil Thompson at Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor Supper Club is hosting a special weekend performance with internationally acclaimed pop pianist & vocalist Phil Thompson as part of their summer music series. Phil, who is an official Kawai endorsed touring artist and Twin Cities native, has performed across the globe at venues including Mandalay Bay and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand in Macau China (which lead to a featured article in Cosmopolitan Magazine - Hong Kong), and the Sofitel Bora Bora as well as many of the globe's top sporting events including the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York for 3 years in a row, the Shanghai Rolex Masters and China Open in Beijing, the Rogers Cup in Toronto, as well as the Wendy's 3 Tour Challenge in Las Vegas. As Phil's Love Themes from the Silver Screen album continues to chart on iTunes in the "Top 20" Love Themes albums, he has also served as an opening act for artists including David Foster, Brian McKnight, The Canadian Tenors, Charice, and Clay Aiken just to name a few. Additionally, Phil continues to headline several cruise events each year having partnered with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and most recently Princess Cruises for 5 of their 2015 Winter Escapes. "We're beyond excited to have Phil joining us this summer" said Bar Harbor Supper Club General Manager and Executive Chef P.J. Severson. "We're always striving to have the best food and drinks in the area and this summer we'll have the best music too!" For more information on Phil, please visit his official website & facebook pages: www.philthompson.com www.facebook.com/philthompsonfanpage

All of Phil's upcoming performances at Bar Harbor Supper Club are free and open to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged. For Reservations, please call Bar Harbor Supper Club at: 218-963-2568 http://www.barharborsupperclub.com/
Date:   June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.barharborsupperclub.com/
Location:   Bar Harbor Supper Club
8164 Interlachen Rd
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Contact:   Bar Harbor, (218) 963-2568
Email:   pjsbrd76@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 19, 2015
7:30 - 10:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   All of Phil's upcoming performances at Bar Harbor Supper Club are free and open to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Jun 20   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 20, 2015
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 20, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 20 - Jun 21   Nisswa Majestic Pine Arts Fair
Established in 1974, downtown Nisswa serves as home to the Nisswa Majestic Pine Arts Fair. New in 2015, Fine Crafts have been added to the show!  Artists from all around the Midwest come to this show to display and sell their works.

Free for public to attend!  Walk through Pioneer Village and browse/shop at some of the finest artists around the Midwest.
Date:   June 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Website:   http:// http://www.nisswa.com
Location:   Downtown Nisswa at the Pioneer Village
Contact:   218-963-2620 or 1-800-950-9610
Date/Time Details:   June 20, 2015
9 am - 5 pm

June 21, 2015 
9 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jun 20   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 20, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 20   2nd Annual Rotary Ride for Clean Water
Family-friendly fun ride through The Lakes Area benefiting Rotary Water and Sanitation Projects. Choose from four routes all starting and finishing in Pequot Lakes, MN. Routes, schedule and registration material available online and by mail. Routes are 7, 16, 30 or 50 miles. This ride is presented by Central Lakes and Brainerd Lakes Sunrise Rotary Clubs.
Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   06:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.rotaryrideforcleanwater.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Central Rotary, (218) 568-6027
Email:   rotarycleanwater@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 20, 2015
Check-in starts at 6:30 am
Rides begin starting at 7 am
 
Fees/Admission:   Individual Rider:  $40.00
Family of Riders (2-5 riders) $80.00
Fee includes t-shirt, snacks & beverage along ride.
Pre-registration ends June 7.
Jun 20   2015 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
The Crosslake Ideal Lions will host monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures in the heart of Crosslake!   June 20, July 18, August 15 and Sept 26
Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Route 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Doreen Gallaway 218-838-8219
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 20, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
Jun 20   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jun 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 20   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jun 20   The Johnny Holm Band
Leader and front man of the most widely known and traveled band in America, Johnny Holm is the most entertaining entertainer performing today. The show is dedicated to the fans, and they do most of the entertaining. Mostly impromptu, the show moves with the speed of lightning and changes direction as soon as "the pied piper" notices a lag.

Start the evening off with the sounds of YNOTT.  Hear the Johnny Holm Band from 7:30 to Midnight.
Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.johnnyholm.com
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
Mills Stage
2000 13th Street SE
Brainerd, MN  56401
Email:   WWW.JOHNNYHOLM@CHARTER.NET
Date/Time Details:   June 20, 2015
7:30 pm - Midnight
Fees/Admission:   The funds raised will be used for building maintenance. This will include replacing old shingles and updating siding on exhibit buildings.
Jun 21   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   June 21, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Jun 22   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar 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 BIR’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 22, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 22, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees.
Jun 23   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   June 23, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 23, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees.
Jun 23   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   June 23, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 23   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
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, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   June 23, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jun 23   8th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling
Take aim at the 8th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 23 and join other Chamber members for this networking opportunity at Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation in Little Falls.
 

NETWORK

Network with other members in a relaxed setting by signing up as an individual and being placed randomly with three other shooters or reward your employees and clients by forming a pre-determined team of four.
 

PARTICIPANTS WILL ENJOY

  • Warm up station  (12:15 to 1:15 p.m.)
  • Shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.
  • Team flurry event (3:30 p.m.)
  • Grand prize random drawing
  • Wild game hors d'oeuvres and prizes awarded (4:30 p.m.)
  • Great networking all afternoon
*Please remember to have lunch before traveling to Little Falls.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


For more information, contact Aeli at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce at (218) 822-7119 or awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com.

    
Date:   June 23, 2015
Time:   12:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:  
Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation, Inc.
16543 Game Farm Road
Little Falls, MN
Contact:   Aeli Wiebolt, Brainerd Lakes Chamber, (218) 822-7119
Email:   awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 23, 2015
12:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Shooters are in four-person teams; sign up as a team or individual. 

Cost:
$60 Individual Registration*
$225 Team Registration*
 
*Bring your own shotgun and anticipate shooting up to 100 shells.
(Rental guns are available with advance request.)
Jun 23   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • 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 23, 2015
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 June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jun 23   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 23   Traveling Art Pub at The Crossfire
Come try your talent in this popular class. Get a Delicious Smoothie while you paint! Limited space so reserve your spot today. First come, first serve with payment.
Date:   June 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or text me on my cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 23, 2015 
6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $40
Jun 24   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   June 24, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jun 24   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. 
Date:   June 24, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 24   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   June 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jun 25 - Jun 27   Lakes Jam
Lakes Jam is an annual event that unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them to the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area. Located in lakes country, 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 25, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.lakesjam.com/
Location:  

Lakes Jam is held on the grounds of Brainerd International Raceway.
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN

From Brainerd: Go 5 miles north on Hwy 371 from the Hwy 210 & Hwy 371 intersection. Lakes Jam will be on the right.

From Nisswa: Heading south on Hwy 371, go 8 miles from Nisswa. Lakes Jam will be on your left.

From the Twin Cities: Go west on I-94 to the Clearwater exit. Head North on County Rd. 24 to Hwy 10. West on Hwy 10 to Little Falls. Take Hwy 371 north at Little Falls and stay on the Baxter 4-lane bypass. Lakes Jam is 5 miles past Brainerd/Baxter on your right.

Contact:   218-821-4575
Email:   info@lakesjam.com
Date/Time Details:   Gates open for Camping at 8 am on Thursday, June 25.
Concert Bowl Opens: 4 pm on Thursday, June 25 and at Noon on both Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27.
Fees/Admission:   Purchase tickets
Jun 25   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 25, 2015
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:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and Fourth Thursdays 
7 to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 25   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 25   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 25   Little Miss & Mr. 4th of July Pageant

The 16th Annual Little Miss & Mister 4th of July Pageant will be held in the Center Court of the Westgate Mall in Brainerd on June 25, 2015 at 1 pm.

Ages : 4 – 8

ENTRY DEADLINE: All entries must be received at the Brainerd Community Action Office, 213 South 5th Street, Brainerd, MN 56401 by 5 pm June 22, 2015.

Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdcommunityaction.org/little_miss_mr.html
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:  

June 25, 2015
Registration begins at noon
Contest - 1 - 3 pm

Fees/Admission:   No entry fee. All participants are given prizes at the pageant. First, second, and third place prizes as well as door prizes are provided by area businesses.
Jun 25   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jun 25   Music In The Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber marks the 2015 summer concert as the ninth year of bringing local talent to the Crosby Memorial Park.
Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 26   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 26, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 26   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 26   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jun 26   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jun 26   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jun 26   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 27   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 27   Race For A Cure

The Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure® is an annual 1K and 5K fundraising walk/run event held at Forestview Middle School in Baxter, MN. It is a co-ed Race and great fun for the entire family. 

The goal of this event is to raise funds, heighten awareness and educate people about breast health as well as to recognize and celebrate breast cancer survivorship.

Date:   June 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.komenminnesota.org/Komen_Race_for_the_Cure_/Brainerd_Lakes_Race_for_the_Cure_/Brainerd_Lakes_Race_for_the_Cure-_Registration.htm
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Affiliate and Race Office, 952-746-1760
Email:   info@komenminnesota.org
Date/Time Details:  

Friday, June 26
2 – 6 pm
Pre-registration & Packet Pick-Up
Shop for the Cure

Saturday, June 27
7 am - Same Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up
Sponsor tents & Shop for the Cure open
8 am - Survivor Photo followed by Survivor Recognition Ceremony
8:35 am - Dove release (see details below)

8:45 am - 5K (3.1 miles) Race (USA T&F MN-06039-RR)
8:47 am - 5K & 1 Mile Walks
9:45 am- Kids for the Cure Races (for ages 2-10)
10:15 am - Awards Ceremony & Door Prizes

Fees/Admission:   Click here for online registration info.
Jun 27   9th annual CAM's Ride "Cruis'n for Autism in Minnesota"
As always, the ride will start out from The Junction gas station, just north of Garrison on Hwy 169. Raffles, Auctions, Food and Fun. Public welcome to join us all day and at our final stop to partake in the festivities. Bikes, Cars, Hotrods. All are welcome to follow the ride.
Date:   June 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.bikerornot.com/Event/117319/Print
Location:   The Junction Gas Station
22856 U.S. 169
Aitkin, MN 56431
Contact:   218-678-2338
Email:   info@camsride.com
Date/Time Details:   Registration open at 9:30 am
Ride leaves at noon
Fees/Admission:   $20 for drivers
$15 for passengers
Jun 27   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   June 27, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jun 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 27, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 27   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   June 27, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jun 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 28, 2015
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 30   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   June 30, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 30   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
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, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   June 30, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jun 30   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • 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 30, 2015
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 June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jun 30   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 30, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 01   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   July 1, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jul 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. 
Date:   July 1, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 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 BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   July 1, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 1, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
Jul 01   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   July 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jul 02   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   July 2, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 02   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 2, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 02   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   July 2, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jul 03   Show & Shine
Show n' Shine is a classic car show with over 200 cars and trucks.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdcommunityaction.org/sponsored_events.html
Location:   The Bodyworks
14742 Dellwood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:   During the 4th of July celebration.
Jul 03   Freedom Days Celebtation and Parade
Join the city of Nisswa at their annual Nisswa Freedom Days Celebration!  Family fun all day long. Eats and treats throughout town. Turtle races, crafters, music, kids fun. Amazing parade at 7 pm in downtown Nisswa.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com
Location:   All around Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 3, 2015 
10 am- Midnight
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jul 03 - Jul 04   2015 Stars & Stripes Days

Fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3-4 in Pequot Lakes.  July 4 highlights include the annual parade! This two-day event is loaded with family fun events.


July 3

After Dusk Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks at the International- High School Ball Fields

July 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Flea Market, Craft Fair & Food Vendors - Trailside Park
10:30 a.m. - Kiddie Parade Registration-Chamber Building Parking Lot
11 a.m. - Kiddie Parade-Chamber Building Parking Lot
12 p.m. - Stars & Stripes Parade


 

All parade entries must be pre-registered by July 1, 2015 - Get the Entry Form


Stay for more than a day! Take in all the happenings with this event and more by extending your stay in the Brainerd Lakes Area. No other vacation destination in Minnesota offers the variety of lodging accommodations to fit every size, price, location, and style.

Date:   July 3, 2015 - July 4, 2015
Location:  

Pequot Lakes: In Trailside Park and East Side of Downtown
 

Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

July 3, 2015
6 p.m. - Midnight
Fireworks at Dusk

July 4, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Parade at Noon.
 

Fees/Admission:  

Free to attend.

 

Jul 03 - Jul 05   29th Annual PleasureLand and RV Show & Go
The 29th Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go is a great Fourth of July tradition at BIR, offering fans a chance to see ridiculous head-to-head drag racing action as well as wide-open wheel-to-wheel racing on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. On the drag strip, the second race in the three-race Muscle Car Series features cars that can run over 200 mph! The road course will be busy all weekend with the Trans Am Series, NASA road racing and the Slowpokes Car Club. The event includes a classic car show, fireworks and live music.

On-site camping and RV sites available.
Date:   July 3, 2015 - July 5, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/napa-auto-parts-show-and-go/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 3 - 5, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Four great racing events for the price of a single ticket!
Jul 03   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 03   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.
Date:   July 3, 2015
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:   Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Jul 03   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 03   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jul 03   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jul 03   First Friday At Franklin
This event will be an afternoon/evening event that will have a different theme each month, and have activities to fit that theme, along with music and other performances, food and drink, and as many open studios and galleries as possible.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.artspace.org/properties/franklinlofts/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Email:   franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of the month
5 - 9 pm
Jul 03   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 03   2015 Celebrate America - Crosslake's 45th Annual Fireworks Display
2015 marks the 45th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas' freedom with a fantastic fireworks display.

Join us on Friday, July 3, 2015 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 3, 2015
Time:   10:00 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, 218692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 3, 2015
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 04   The American Celebration
The American Celebration:

Noon       Corn on the cob feed - Brainerd Eagles Club           
4 pm       American Celebration Parade  
6:30 pm      Entertainment Pop Rocks - Brainerd High School South 5th St. parking lot
10 pm      Presentation of Fla and singing of The National Anthem - Brainerd High School South  5th St. parking lot               
10:15 pm     World Class Fireworks - Brainerd High School South 5th St. parking lot                    
Date:   July 4, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdcommunityaction.org/4th_of_july.html
Location:   Brainerd High School
702 S 5th St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
South 5th Street Parking Lot
Contact:   Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:   4th of July Events begin at Noon
Fireworks at 10:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   The fundraising efforts for the Brainerd/Baxter Fourth of July Celebration is well underway. With your help, Community Action will be able to make this year the best we ever had! Thank you in advance!
Jul 04   Grandpa's Run For The Walleye 2015 Crosslake
The 39th Annual Grandpa's Run for the Walleye benefits the Boots Buthman Memorial Walleye project.
July 3, 2015 10 a.m.. - noon - Early Packet Pickup
July 4, 2015 - Race day registration and packet pickup  7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
                       Kids Sunfish Dash start: 8:30 a.m.
                       5K race start: 9 a.m.
This event is sponsored by the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association and Lakeside Lawn and Landscape.

This is the first of three races in the Crosslake Road Race Series
Grandpa's Run for the Walleye 5K - July 4, 2015
Crosslake Dam Run 5K and 10K  - August 1, 2015 
Crosslake Monster Dash 5K - October 24, 2015
The series is a great way for local runners to test themselves and see each other regularly. 
Proceeds will be reinvested in the Crosslake community. 
Runners who run all three races will receive a technical race shirt and medal.       
  

 
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   07:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Website:   http://minnesotawaters.org/whitefishareapropertyowners/run-walleye/
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-831-2721
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 4, 2015
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Check in and same day registration
8:30 a.m. - Kids Sunfish Dash
9 a.m. - Grandpa's Run 5K
 
Jul 04   Nisswa Firecracker 5K & 10K Run
The Nisswa Firecracker 5K, 10K and Kidz Run is THE Lake Country Classic! Known for its laid back atmosphere, super comfy event shirts, amazing crawfish boil, ice cold Pabst, and the Red, White and Blue Snow party with a Slip 'N Slide finish line... The whole family is sure to make this a great tradition on your 4th of July weekend!
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.runnisswa.com
Location:   Downtown Nisswa
Contact:   1-855-RECESS1
Email:   info@recessfactory.com
Date/Time Details:   July 4th, 2015
10K starts at 8 am
5K starts at 8:05 am
Kidz Run starts aprox 9:45 am
Fees/Admission:   10K:
$35 Early Bird: until June 1st
$40 Regular: June 2 - June 25
$43 Gettin Close!: June 26 - July 2
$45 July 3 & 4 (July 4th on-site only)

5K:
$30 Early Bird: until June 1st
$35 Regular: June 2 - June 25
$38 Gettin Close!: June 26 - July 2
$40 Jule 3 & 4 (July 4th on-site only)

Kidz Run Free! Children 10 and under only please. Parent/guardian must be entered in the 5K or 10K Kidz Pack -- $15. Kiddos don't receive a free Firecracker shirt in the Kidz Run, so we offer a Kid Pack option! They'll each receive an authentic youth Zorbaz Nisswa Firecracker shirt, bib number and other free gear from the locals! Participation in the Kidz Run not necessary. Only 150 available!
Jul 04   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jul 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 04   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 04   Garrison Bay Fireworks
Enjoy the fireworks display at Garrison Bay.
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://garrisonmncom.fatcow.com/?page_id=14
Location:   Garrison Bay
Garrison, MN 56450
Contact:   320-692-4270
Date/Time Details:   July 4, 2015
Dusk
Jul 05   Arts In The Park
Widely known and respected as one of central Minnesota's finest arts presentations. You will find some new art elements, as well as some of your old favorites. Whether it is a favorite artist, entertainer or even your favorite snack offered by our food vendors, Arts in the Park has something for you. We invite you to stroll through the park and enjoy the art booths, entertainment, and food offered for all ages.
Date:   July 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdcommunityaction.org/arts_in_the_park.html
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:   July 5, 2015
10 am - 4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 07   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 07   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
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, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 07   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • 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 7, 2015
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 June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jul 07   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 08   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   July 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jul 08   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 8, 2015
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 08   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. 
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 08   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jul 09   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 9, 2015
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:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 09   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 09   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 09   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jul 09   Music In The Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber marks the 2015 summer concert as the ninth year of bringing local talent to the Crosby Memorial Park.
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 10   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar 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 BIR’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 10, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 10, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fee details.
Jul 10   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 10   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 10   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jul 10   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jul 10 - Jul 11   Iconic Music Fest
Iconic Music Fest features Iconic artists from the 1970-1990's-outdoor-lineup will be a mix of country, southern rock and classic rock.
Friday, July 10, 2015:
7 pm - Freeband
9 - 10:30 pm - The Kentucky Headhunters

Saturday, July 11, 2015:
5 pm - Mark Andrew
7 pm - Walkin' with Cash (Johnny Cash Tribute)
9 pm - Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon
Date:   July 10, 2015 - July 11, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.iconicfest.com
Location:   Green Lantern
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN
9 miles east of Brainerd on Hwy 18
Contact:   Erik or Carolyn Huff, 218-764-2131
Email:   huff@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 10 & 11, 2015
Friday music starts at 7 pm
Saturday music starts at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
Friday - $15
Saturday - $15
Weekend - $25
VIP passes available - $60
 
Jul 10   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 11   Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K
The Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K is a friends and family event designed to promote a healthy, physical and mental lifestyle. Our course is made to challenge people of all ages and abilities. The 5K, or 3.2 mile course, will be filled with 16 obstacles from mud pits to swings, mother nature to man made, and fitness to fear! You can register as an individual or team. This years event will be held Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Mount Ski Gull. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Mount Ski Gull in order to promote and support the wonderful facility and all they do for the community!
Date:   July 11, 2015
Website:   http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com/services-view/event-info/
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 Cty Rd 77 SW
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com/contacts/
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 11, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Individuals/Teams
*(Age 10-17, and adults) A parent or guardian must sign release forms if you are under 18.
$55 Before May 2nd  (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$60 Before June 27th (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$65 Before July 8th  (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$70 Race Day – Does not include FREE t-shirt!
Jul 11   Cruise Into Nisswa Three Lakes Car Show

This is the 4th year for Cruise Into Nisswa Three Lakes Car Show. The Nisswa Chamber showcases a beautiful city park and community center, which provides the perfect backdrop for classic cars and motorcycles. Partnering with the Nisswa Chamber is the Nisswa Fire Department-you'll catch our Nisswa Firemen/women cooking up great food for the concession stand. Each car that registers get 2 meals included in the price of registration. The Nisswa Lions are also with the Nisswa Chamber at the event (they funded the community center building). There is a car corral, and car swap vendors are welcome to set up a booth.

Date:   July 11, 2015
Website:   http://nisswa.com/
Location:   Nisswa Community Center
25628 Main Street
Nisswa, MN 56468

 
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:  

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul 11 - Jul 12   Bracket Drag Racing Series
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Great family fun, and the pits are always open.

On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. 

 
 
Date:   July 11, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 12, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jul 11   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jul 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 11   2015 Golf Challenge
Join us for MnTC’s 4th Annual Golf Challenge at Grand View Lodge on the award winning Pines Golf Course. Come as an individual or as part of a foursome and spend a day on the greens with other golfers enjoying camaraderie, the beauty of the Lords creation on picturesque scenery while supporting the work of MnTC! This is a great day of fun and fellowship all the while supporting MnTC and the Brainerd Lakes area community.
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mntc.org
Location:   The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   To Register call Brooke Devine, 218-822-8749
Email:   centralcampus@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 11, 2015
2 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Call 218-822-8749 for fee information
Jul 11   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 13, 2015
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 14 - Jul 15   2015 Bean Hole Days and Arts & Crafts Fair - Pequot Lakes Brainerd Lakes Chamber

It's time to dig out Thor, Big Bertha, Ole, Sven, Lena and Baby Olga for the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days celebration July 14-15. It's a time for thousands to gather as they share a free lunch of baked beans, a dinner roll, and a beverage. The fun begins with the Paddle Hunt - your first clue will be released at 9 a.m. July 13. On Tuesday night, the baked beans are buried in the ground. And 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!  

July 14:
6 pm:  Burying of the Beans Ceremony
The beans, prepared from Paul Bunyan's secret recipe behind locked doors, are buried in five huge cast iron kettles and cooked over a wood fire during the night. Join us for this special ceremony! The largest kettle, THOR, is on display by the Pequot Lakes Chamber building.

July 15:
9 am-4 pm: Craft Fair  and Concessions along the Paul Bunyan Trail
11:15 am: Coronation Ceremony - Who will be this year's Queen or King Bean?
11:30 am: Raising of the beans
12 pm: Serving of the Beans - The incredibly friendly volunteers serve a free and delicious bowl of baked beans, dinner roll, and beverage to thousands of attendees.

Commemorative T-Shirts and Bowls will be sold July 7 - 9 as supplies last at the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center in Trailside Park.

 Thank you to our volunteer committee members for helping organize a wonderful event!

Stay for more than a day! 
Take in all the happenings with this event and more by extending your stay in the Brainerd Lakes Area.  No other vacation destination in Minnesota offers the variety of lodging accommodations to fit every size, price, location, and style.

Date:   July 14, 2015 - July 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/community/neighborhoods/pequotlakesjenkins/
Location:  
Trailside Park
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
July 13
9 am - Paddle Hunt - Clues released

July 14
6 pm - Lowering of the Beans Ceremony

July 15
9 am- 4 pm - Events throughout the day.
Fees/Admission:  
Free to attend!
EVENT SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. Please contact the Pequot Lakes Chamber office for more info.
Vendor & Crafters: Juried Event. CLICK HERE for printable application.
Jul 14   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 14   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
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, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 14   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • 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 14, 2015
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 June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jul 14   Business After Hours - Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf

Join Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf, with sponsors Deerwood Bank and Deerwood Technologies, as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm at Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf in Deerwood.

Enjoy an evening of learning more about Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf and all of the exciting things that they offer.

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Attendees are also invited 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 14, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunarollinghillsgolf.com/
Location:   Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf
24410 State Highway 210
Deerwood, MN 56444
Contact:   Terry Thompson
Email:   terry251@live.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 14, 2015
4:30-6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jul 14   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 15   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   July 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jul 15   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   July 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jul 16   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 16   Free Community Educational Seminar & Vein Screening

Painful veins in your legs can be a symptom of serious health problems. Yet many people defer treatment, thinking that varicose veins are merely cosmetic, and they don’t want to appear vain. Others grow accustomed to the swelling and pain because their condition progresses slowly, creating a “new normal.”

 

Learn more about vein conditions and treatment options from Dr. Ross Bengtson and have an initial screening during a complimentary educational seminar. Space is limited, so please register by calling 218-828-7583 or online at EssentiaHealth.org/VeinServices.

 

“Vein conditions are not solely a cosmetic problem,” according to Dr. James Dehen, a general surgeon who sees patients at the Essentia Health clinics in Pine River and Brainerd. Swollen or discolored veins can be symptoms of other medical conditions that need to be treated to avoid serious complications, he explains.

 

“If your legs are swollen, fatigue easy, or have unsightly or painful leg veins, you should talk to your primary care physician or a surgeon experienced with treating veins.”

 

Venous diseases are caused by poorly functioning valves within veins. This inefficiency causes spider veins – red or blue web-like veins on the skin’s surface. Untreated, they can grow into varicose veins, which appear as bulges on the leg’s surface. The disease can progress to include swelling, pain, clotting, ulceration and skin inflammation.

Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentialHealth.org/BeinServices
Location:   AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Pequot Lakes
32912 Paul Bunyan Trail Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472




 
Contact:   218-828-7583
Date/Time Details:   July 16, 2015
9 - 11 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 16   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 16   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 16, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jul 16   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jul 17 - Jul 19   CRA Superbike Racing
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Date:   July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 17 - 19, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Jul 17   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 17   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 17   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jul 17   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jul 17   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 18   2015 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
The Crosslake Ideal Lions will host monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures in the heart of Crosslake!   July 18, August 15 and Sept 26
Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Route 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Doreen Gallaway 218-838-8219
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 18, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
Jul 18   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jul 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
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 BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 15, 2015
Doors open at 4:00 PM  Race at 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators
Jul 18   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 18   31st Annual Lower Hay Lake Fireworks
Don’t miss some of the best fireworks of the year! Held over Hay Lake of the Whitefish Chain. See by boat or by car. The fireworks are set off from the public access on the south shore and are visible from Lower Hay Lake, most of Upper Whitefish Lake, Upper Hay Lake, Nelson Lake, Bertha Lake and others. There are also many good viewing points from land as well.
 
 
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.friendsoflowerhay.org/
Location:   Lower Hay Lake (west end of Whitefish Chain of Lakes)
Contact:   Friends of Lower Hay Lake http://www.friendsoflowerhay.org/friends_of_lower_hay_014.htm
Email:   folh.web@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 18, 2015 at dusk
Jul 19   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   July 19, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Jul 20   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar 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 BIR’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 20, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 20, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Jul 21   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   July 21, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 21, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for Details
Jul 21   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   July 21, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 21   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
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, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   July 21, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 21   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • 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 21, 2015
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 June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jul 21   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 22   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   July 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jul 22   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   July 22, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jul 23   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 23, 2015
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:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and Fourth Thursdays 
7 to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 23   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 23   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 23   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jul 23   Music In The Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber marks the 2015 summer concert as the ninth year of bringing local talent to the Crosby Memorial Park.
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 23   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
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.  Movies like The Lorax, Ice Age, A Christmas Story and The Great Outdoors are all on the schedule (subject to change). 

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.

Movie dates are Thursday, June 18 ,Thursday, July 23, Thursday, Aug 20, Friday, Sept. 25 and begin at dusk.
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 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:   Miranda Peters US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.  Donations appreciated and matched by the Crosslake Ideal Lions with proceeds used for Christmas lights at the Dam.
Jul 24 - Jul 26   Garrison Play Days Festival
Friday Night
Pig and Turkey Roast Competition
Co-ed Softball Tourney
Meat Raffle
Live Band 8 – midnight – VFW parking lot – Mr. Bones
 
Saturday
Co-ed Softball and Volleyball Tourney
Grand Parade
Horseshoe Tourney
Kid’s Coin Hunt
Kid’s Games
Kid’s Pinata
Kid’s Entertainment – Twirley Sue and Crew
Craft Fair
Home Run Derby
Decked out Golf Cart Parade
Propane Burn
Live Band – VFW Parking Lot – Eagle River Band 8 – midnight
 
Sunday
Church service under the tent
Car and Bike Show
Leader Area Pig Races
Craft Fair
Cribbage
Co- ed Softball and Volleyball Tourney
Kid’s Pedal Pull Competition
Kid’s Ice Cream eating contest
Texas Hold’em
Raffle Drawings
 
Medallion Hunt begins Saturday at noon and ends Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 5 pm if not found earlier.
 
Raffle tickets sold with cash prizes ranging from $2,000 – $100. $2.00 each
 
Beer Garden Friday 5 – Midnight, Saturday Noon – Midnight, Sunday Noon – 6 pm
Date:   July 24, 2015 - July 26, 2015
Website:   http://garrisonmn.com
Location:   Garrison, MN
Contact:   Festival Questions, Kathy or Myron, 218-839-6042 or 218-851-2389 Softball Tournament Questions, Mark, 320-692-4330 Volleyball Questions, Tara, 218-851-8890
Date/Time Details:   July 24-26, 2015
Jul 24   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 24   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 24   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jul 24   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jul 24   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 24 - Jul 25   Internationally Acclaimed Pop Pianist & Vocalist Phil Thompson at Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is hosting a special weekend performance with internationally acclaimed pop pianist & vocalist Phil Thompson as part of their summer music series. Phil, who is an official Kawai endorsed touring artist and Twin Cities native, has performed across the globe at venues including Mandalay Bay and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand in Macau China (which lead to a featured article in Cosmopolitan Magazine - Hong Kong), and the Sofitel Bora Bora as well as many of the globe's top sporting events including the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York for 3 years in a row, the Shanghai Rolex Masters and China Open in Beijing, the Rogers Cup in Toronto, as well as the Wendy's 3 Tour Challenge in Las Vegas. As Phil?s Love Themes from the Silver Screen album continues to chart on iTunes in the ?Top 20? Love Themes albums, he has also served as an opening act for artists including David Foster, Brian McKnight, The Canadian Tenors, Charice, and Clay Aiken just to name a few. Additionally, Phil continues to headline several cruise events each year having partnered with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and most recently Princess Cruises for 5 of their 2015 Winter Escapes. ?We?re beyond excited to have Phil joining us this summer? said Bar Harbor Supper Club General Manager and Executive Chef P.J. Severson. ?We?re always striving to have the best food and drinks in the area and this summer we?ll have the best music too!?. For more information on Phil, please visit his official website & facebook pages: www.philthompson.com www.facebook.com/philthompsonfanpage All of Phil?s upcoming performances at Bar Harbor Supper Club are free and open to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged. For Reservations, please call Bar Harbor Supper Club at: 218-963-2568
Date:   July 24, 2015 - July 25, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://barharborsupperclub.com
Location:   Bar Harbor
8164 Interlachen Rd
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Contact:   Bar Harbor, (218) 963-2568
Email:   pjsbrd76@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   July 24 & 25, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   All of Phil's upcoming performances at Bar Harbor Supper Club are free and open to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Jul 25   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jul 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 25   Northern Lights Casino presnets Kickin It Old Skool
Classic hip hop
Starting at 4:30pm
TONE LOC & NAUGHTY BY NATURE
At 7pm
SIR MIX-A-LOT & SALT N PEPA
Closing out the event at 10pn
MORRIS DAY & THE TIME
MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ATTEND.
General admission is standing room only.
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road NW
Walker, MN  56484
 
Contact:   (800) 252-7529
Date/Time Details:   July 25, 2015
Starting at 4:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $54/$64/$44
Jul 25   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 26, 2015
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 28   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 28   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
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, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 28   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • 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 28, 2015
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 June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jul 28   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 29   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   July 29, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jul 29   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   July 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jul 30   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 30 - Aug 01   Crosslake Library Annual Book Sale 2015
Thousands of books are available for purchase at the Crosslake Annual Book Sale.  All proceeds are used to support the library. 
Date:   July 30, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Rd
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-4271
Date/Time Details:   July 30 - August 1, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
Jul 30   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 30   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jul 31 - Aug 02   BIR Powercruise
Powercruise, the premier modified car event in the country, returns to BIR 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:   July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218.824.7223
Date/Time Details:   July 31 - August 2, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Jul 31   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 31   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 31   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jul 31   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jul 31   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 31   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 01   34th Annual Crosslake Dam Run 5K & 10K
Join the 34th Annual Crosslake Dam Run. Both the 5K and 10K are USATF certified  and chip timed. Both races start at 8 a.m. and start and end at the same location. The starting and registration areas are located just north of the Crosslake business district a the Town Square, on Swann Drive. There will be ample parking and toilet facilities available. All participants receive a T-shirt, refreshments and an opportunity for door prizes.

This is the second of three races in the Crosslake Road Race Series
Grandpa's Run for the Walleye 5K - July 4, 2015
Crosslake Dam Run 5K and 10K  - August 1, 2015 
Crosslake Monster Dash 5K - October 24, 2015
The series is a great way for local runners to test themselves and see each other regularly. 
Proceeds will be reinvested in the Crosslake community. 
Runners who run all three races will receive a technical race shirt and medal.       
   
 
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35770 Allen Ave.
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Jenny Max
Email:   jmax692@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 1, 2015
8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Registration information coming soon
Aug 01   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Aug 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 01   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 03   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar 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 BIR’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:   August 3, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 3, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Aug 04   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   August 4, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for Details
Aug 04 - Aug 08   Crow Wing County Fair
The fair began as an agricultural event for the purpose of providing a place for county residents to exhibit their products. Youth projects such as 4-H and FFA were able to enter and compete for prizes. While many aspects of the fair have changed over the years, the main philosophy remains the same, to provide opportunity for our patronage to touch base with the agricultural heritage of Crow Wing County.

The Crow Wing County Fair is now among the five largest fairs in Minnesota, with annual exhibits numbering over 6,000 and annual attendance estimated at 100,000. The fair is now an educational non-profit organization.
Date:   August 4, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Website:   http://crowwingcountyfair.com/
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 Southeast 13th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-6680
Email:   cwcfair@brainerd.com
Date/Time Details:   August 4-8, 2015
Aug 04   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 04   2015 Northern Minnesota Strategic HR conference

Traditional ideas about leadership and talent management are becoming less and less effective at driving success in the modern workplace. Organizations are changing at an incredibly rapid pace and in order to lead change we must change how we lead.

This program will present new and progressive methods in which you can assist your management team to become true coaches. We will discuss innovative techniques to drive high levels of engagement and accountability in your organization. All of which will lend to an improved work culture and increased business results.
In order for HR to become a true strategic partner we need to play an active role in leading the leaders and coaching the coaches in our organizations. At this conference you will explore…

•the evolving role of Strategic HR in the modern workplace.

new methodologies that quantify the impact of HR by analyzing the return on your organization’s human capital investments.

further developing a company culture that fosters high levels of employee engagement and personal accountability.

progressive performance management tools and leadership development techniques that translate directly to organizational growth, efficiency, improved quality and customer service.

 

Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ideation-consulting.com
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
CTC Room
224 W Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Sara Christiansen
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 4, 2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  

$239/person for LAHRA members

$239/person for Chamber members

$289/person for Non-members

Register Online

Aug 04   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
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, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 04   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • 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:   August 4, 2015
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 June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Aug 04   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 05   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   August 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Aug 05   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 BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 5, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators
Aug 05   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Aug 06   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 06   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 06   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Aug 06   Music In The Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber marks the 2015 summer concert as the ninth year of bringing local talent to the Crosby Memorial Park.
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 07 - Aug 08   This Old Farm Pioneer Days
Paul Bunyan Land presents "This Old Farm Annual Pioneer Days." Come join us for our 36th annual two day event when This Old Farm Pioneer Village comes to life. Watch a daily parade of antique tractors, cars and steam engines. Witness steam engines work, a fully operating sawmill, black powder demonstrations, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to relive the good 'ole days!
Date:   August 7, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.paulbunyandland.com
Location:   This Old Farm/Paul Bunyan Land
17553 State Highway 18
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Paul Bunyan Land and This Old Farm Pioneer Village, (218) 764-2524
Email:   info@paulbunyanland.com
Date/Time Details:   August 8 & 9, 2015
 
Aug 07   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 07   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Aug 07   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Aug 07   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Aug 07   First Friday At Franklin
This event will be an afternoon/evening event that will have a different theme each month, and have activities to fit that theme, along with music and other performances, food and drink, and as many open studios and galleries as possible.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.artspace.org/properties/franklinlofts/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Email:   franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of the month
5 - 9 pm
Aug 07   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 08 - Aug 09   BIR Bracket Drag Racing Series
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
Date:   August 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 8 - 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 08   Big Bill's Lil' Rubber Duckie Race - Brainerd Jaycees
The Brainerd Jaycees will be dropping Rubber Duckies off the Laurel Street Bridge (by the Brainerd Fire Station) at 1 pm. The duckies will swim down the Mississippi River to Kiwanis Park where the race ends and the first 35 duckies will win prizes. Must be 18 to purchase a ticket. The race will be held rain or shine but in the event of severe weather please check our website to see if the race will be delayed or canceled.
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdjaycees.com
Location:   The Mississippi River off the Laurel Street Bridge.
The finish line is near Kiwanis Park.
Contact:   Gretchen Nelson, 218-829-9084
Date/Time Details:   August 8, 2015
1 pm - race begins.
9 am - 12:30 pm - Tickets sold at duckie launch location.
Fees/Admission:   Anyone over age 18 is eligible to adopt one of the $5.00 duckies. Tickets can be purchased at Pine and College Square, from LAYSA members and from the Brainerd Jaycees.
Aug 08   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Aug 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 08   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   August 10, 2015
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.
Aug 11   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 11   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
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, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 11   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • 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:   August 11, 2015
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 June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Aug 11   Business After Hours - Edgewood Vista Senior Living

Join Edgewood Vista Senior Living as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm at their in Brainerd.

Enjoy an evening of learning more about Edgewood Vista and all of the exciting things that they offer.

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Attendees are also invited 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:   August 11, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://edgewoodseniorliving.com/community/edgewood-vista-in-brainerd-mn
Location:   Edgewood Vista Senior Living
14890 Beaver Dam Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Billie Linstad
Email:   LynetteL@Edgewoodvista.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 11, 2015
4:30-6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Aug 11   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 12   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   August 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Aug 12   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:   August 12, 2015
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
Aug 12   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO! Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Aug 13   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:   August 13, 2015
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:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 13   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 13   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 13   Lake Country Crafts & Cones Ice Cream Eating Contest
For more than 10 years Lake Country Crafts & Cones has been hosting an annual ice cream eating contest!  With categories for all ages, it's not just the kids who dive into the bowls to compete.
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones
36084 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones 218-692-4411
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 13, 2015
3 p.m.
Aug 13   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Aug 14   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 14   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Aug 14   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Aug 14   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Aug 14   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 15   BIR ChumpCar Series
The ChumpCar World Series, featuring $500 junkers, will be at BIR for the Donnybrooke 12 Hour Classic. Teams of four drivers will race for 12 straight hours in a marathon endure on BIR’s original 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course. It’s entertaining racing for the whole family and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   August 15, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 15, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 15   2015 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
The Crosslake Ideal Lions will host monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures in the heart of Crosslake! August 15 and Sept 26
Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Route 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Doreen Gallaway 218-838-8219
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 15, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
Aug 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 15   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 16   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   August 16, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Aug 18   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 18   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
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, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 18   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 19   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   August 19, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Aug 19   26th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to participate in the 26th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at The Pines at Grand View Lodge, sponsored by Grand Casino Mille Lacs.

This is a great day of networking and fun!

Included With Your 18 Hole Registration...

  • Full buffet breakfast (7:30  - 9 a.m.)
  • Full use of nine-hole putting green and driving range
  • Shotgun start at 9 a.m. -- 18 holes of golf with two carts per five-person team
  • Delicious "hot off the grill" lunch on the course sponsored by Grand Casino Mille Lacs
  • Entry ticket for an opportunity to win prizes
  • Great networking


Additional activities include a putting contest at the end of the day, hole contests including hole-in-one challenges, and drawings for fabulous prizes -- plus a grand prize (supported by Grand Casino Mille Lacs).

All funds raised support the Chamber's mission to serve our members. Thanks for your support!


For more information, contact Aeli Wiebolt at (218) 822-7119 or by email.

Thank you to our generous major sponsor, Grand Casino Mille Lacs!
 


 

Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   07:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:  
The Pines at Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Aeli Wiebolt, (218) 822-7119
Email:   awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SCHEDULE
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. -  Registration
7:30 - 9 a.m. -  Buffet Breakfast
9 a.m. - Shotgun start
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
2 p.m. - Chipping Contest/Appetizer s