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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 03 - Apr 25   Gallery Exhibition - Art On Record
This exhibition features over thirty five pieces of artwork created by more than ten artists from all over the country. Each piece is unique in that the artists have created their artwork directly onto a vinyl record. Using the record as a canvas and main source of material, each artist has put their spin on these old records transforming them into something new and exciting. Along with records, some pieces incorporate the record cover, altering it in one way or another. Painting, collage, and sculptural wall pieces are just a few examples of creative ways that these records have been given new life for this exhibition. For more information visit our Facebook or website pages. 
Date:   April 3, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Website:   http://facrag.weebly.com/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
Resident Artists Gallery (Gallery #101)

1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN
Email:   fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 3-25, 2015

Opening Reception
April 3, 2015
5 - 8 pm
Apr 03 - Apr 25   Gallery Exhibition - Contemporary Prints
Our Contemporary Prints exhibition, focus on artwork created by printmakers that explores the overall presentation and imagery as much as the technique of the printmaking art form, while blending these traditional forms into new contemporary pieces. Whether it be the artwork of Kristen Bartel, whose large scale lithography prints of shopping carts, or the abstract monotype prints by Larry Cwik, each piece in the exhibition brings new light to the traditional printing process with the imagery, display, or various materials used within the piece. In this exhibition you will find a selection of prints consisting of lithography, block prints, monotype, and screenprints. This exhibition includes the artwork of nine artists from all over the country. For more information visit our Facebook or website pages.
Date:   April 3, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Website:   http://facrag.weebly.com/contact.html
Location:   The New Bohemian Gallery (Gallery #226)
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN
Email:   fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 3-25, 2015

Opening Reception
April 3, 2015
5 - 8 pm
Apr 17 - Apr 18   Living Local Expo 2015
LIVING LOCAL EXPO Featuring: - Beautiful Baby Contest - Wine Tasting - Entertainment - Presenters - Special Interest Breakout Sessions - People's Choice Booth Contest - Attendees will be voting on best-dressed booth - All types of businesses, arts, crafts and home-based businesses are welcome. - No flea market items are allowed. - Something for Everyone.
Date:   April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015
Website:   http://www.livinglocalevents.com
Location:   Hallett Center of Crosby
470 8th St. NE
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Nannette Tuthill, 218-820-0729 Jill Decent, 218-821-2352 Seth Jackson, 218-546-5302
Email:   tuthill_n@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 17
3 - 7 pm

Saturday, April 18
10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   No cost for public admission

Vendors costs:
For-Profit Businesses - $50
Non-Profit Businesses - $35
Electric (limited spaces) - $5
Tables - $10 ea.
Newspaper Ad - $40
Radio Ad and Live Remotes available (please call) Make checks payable to: Living Local Expo Mail to: MMFCU / Attn: Barb Habighorst 117 W. Main St. Crosby, MN 56441
Apr 17 - May 01   Gallery Exhibition - Celebrate The Young At Art
A spring youth art exhibit titled “Celebrating the Young at Art” affirms artistic talent and efforts. Selected youth art is professionally framed and publicly displayed at the Brainerd YMCA. Each year, a $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who is pursuing arts in a post-secondary school. Flipside reviews and responds to other organizations.
Date:   April 17, 2015 - May 1, 2015
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org/pages/Flipside/
Location:   Brainerd Family YMCA
602 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   April 17-May 1, 2015

April 17, 2015
3:30 - 6 pm
Opening Reception at The Crossing Arts Alliance Gallery
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
 
Apr 18 - Apr 19   Northern Lights Casino presents Golden Glove Boxing
Since the first Golden Gloves tournament in 1923, the Golden Gloves of America, Inc. and its member franchises have provided an opportunity and environment for young athletes to develop lifetime skills. Hundreds of dedicated administrators, coaches, trainers and counselors have unselfishly spent countless time and effort to assist young people in the development of personal character and athletic skills. The Golden Gloves program has led the way in promoting amateur boxing in the United States and has produced the majority of competitors for America's boxing teams in the Pan-Am and Olympic Games.
Date:   April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road NW
Walker, MN  56484
Contact:   (800) 252-7529
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 18 at 7 pm
Sunday, April 19 at 1 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Tickets $25/$30/$35 
ONE TICKET GOOD FOR SAT. APRIL 18TH 7PM & SUN APRIL 19TH 1PM.
Apr 18   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:   April 18, 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
Apr 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:   April 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).
Apr 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:   April 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.
Apr 18   Brainerd Sports Booster's Beer Tasting - Tapped & Corked
Craft beer and wine tastings, food and games.   Music by Dale Dahmen and the Beats. 
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdsportsboosters.org/tapped-event.html
Location:   The NP Event Space
210 Blacksmith Circle
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Sports Boosters, (218) 828-3205
Email:   brainerdsportsboosters@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 18, 2015
4 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Advanced Tickets - $25
At the Door - $35
Apr 18   GLAPA Presents "Looney Lutherans"
The "Looney Lutheran" Comedians will be tickling your funny bone as part of the Great Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) season.

 
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Theatre
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Call (218)568-9200 for tickets or more information
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 18, 2015 
7:30 - 10 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Adult  - $12
Seniors (60+) - $10
Youth(18 & Under) - $8
Apr 18   Barstool Open
Want a fun way to spend the day in Crosslake? Join the Bar Stool Open on Saturday, April 18, 2015!
 
Participants shuttle to local bars to play their "mini golf" hole.
Top 3 winners receive cash prizes.

Games begin at noon - register at your favorite establishment at 11:30 a.m.
$20 per person includes shuttle
The Cedar Chest
Maucieri's Italian Bistro
Riverside Inn
Andy's Bar & Grill
Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion
Zorbaz - Crosslake
Moonlit Bay
The Wharf
Mahattan's
The Bourbon Room
 

All proceeds are donated to the Crosslake Food Shelf

 
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   11:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   All around Crosslake
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 18, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   An entry fee of $20 per person includes shuttle service to all participating locations and a donation to our local area food shelf. Must be 21 or older to participate.
Apr 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:   April 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.
Apr 20   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 20, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 21   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 21, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 21   Grief Support Group at Lakewood Health System

Lakewood Health System will offer weekly Grief Support Group meetings to be held every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28 from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Fireside conference room on the lower level of Lakewood’s main campus. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, child or any other loss is welcome to attend one or all meetings.
 

Grief support can alleviate pain associated with illness and death. Join others for discussions centering on various aspects of the grieving process: shock and denial, anger, depression, guilt, hope, renewal and acceptance. The group is facilitated by Chaplain Daryl Jacobson.

With grief support, sharing experiences after the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of pets, possessions and even your sense of family and faith can help lift the heavy burden of grief and bereavement.

To register for the Grief Support Group, please call 218-894-8623, and for more information regarding these sessions, contact Chaplain Daryl Jacobson at 218-894-8093.
Date:   April 21, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   Lakewood's main campus
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN

 
Contact:   Chaplain Daryl Jacobson, 218-894-8093.
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28, 2015
5 - 6:30 pm
Apr 21   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 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
Apr 22   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:   April 22, 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
Apr 22   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 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 through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 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:   April 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:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Apr 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:   April 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.
Apr 23   Fabulous Armadillos - Stadium Rock - Tornstrom Auditorium
Featuring the music of rock icons that filled stadiums across the world!  Be blown away by the music of such rockers as The Who, Cheap Trick, Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Styx, Night Ranger, REO, Kansas, Boston, Queen, Aerosmith, Heart, Deep Purple, and many many others!

The Fabulous Armadillos came out of their shell in 2006 and have since established a large and loyal following in Central Minnesota with their spot on recreations of songs from many genres of music from Country to Motown to Heavy Metal to 70's Soft Rock and do them just like you remember. Close your eyes and you are listening to all those vinyl records again or your AM/FM radio.
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Education Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Tickets $25.00
Apr 24 - Apr 25   Brainerd Jaycees Run For The Lakes

The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes has grown tremendously since the first event in 2008. The run now draws more than 1500 runners who wind their way through remarkable north wood scenery. 

The Run for the Lakes is organized from start to finish by volunteers of the Brainerd Jaycees and carried out with the support of over one hundred community members and several local businesses. All proceeds from the run are donated to various non-profit organizations.

Date:   April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Website:   http://runforthelakes.com/
Location:   The races are held in Nisswa, MN in the heart of the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area. It's roughly 130  miles from Fargo, Duluth, and Minneapolis. As a vacation desitination of the midwest, the Brainerd Lakes Area's lodging options are nearly endless.
Contact:   General Questions: info@runforthelakes.com Registration Questions: registration@runforthelakes.com To Volunteer: volunteers@runforthelakes.com
Email:   info@runforthelakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 24, 2014
~Health Expo
~Kids 1K
~5K Fun Run

Saturday, April 25, 2015
~10K
~Half Marathon
~Full Marathon
~Relay Marathon
Fees/Admission:   Race fees are non-refundable; bib numbers are non-transferable.
Online Registration closes on April 21st at 11:59 pm. Registration available at the Health Expo on April 24th.
Apr 24 - Apr 26   YMCA Lifeguard Training (LGT) Class

The Brainerd Family YMCA is holding a Red Cross Lifeguard Training class. Detailed informational flyer is online at brainerdlakesymca.org or stop in YMCA. Participants must be 15 years of age by the first class. Upon completion of the course, participants will have gained general knowledge of lifeguarding and will be qualified to lifeguard at most facilities. Course includes CPR for Lifeguards, First Aid and AED Training.

Register soon, class size is limited. Registration deadline is April 8, 2015. Register online at
brainerdlakesymca.org, call in with credit card (218-829-4767) or stop in the YMCA at 602 Oak St., Brainerd, MN.

Date:   April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdlakesymca.org
Location:   Brainerd Family YMCA
602 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jane, 218-829-4767
Email:   jhansen@blymca.org
Date/Time Details:   April 24, 25 and 26, 2015
May 2 and 3, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Cost including instructor manual is $225.
Apr 24   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:   April 24, 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
Apr 24   Arbor Day Celebration
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department hosts an Arbor Day celebration each year at Lum Park. Area elementary schools participate in educational stations designed to teach children the importance of trees. We include several hands on learning and demonstration stations. Anyone is welcome to come join in the activities.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_arborday.htm
Location:   Lum Park    
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   April 24
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event. Open to the public.
Apr 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:   April 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
Apr 24   9th Annual Fine Wine & Craft Beer Sampling Event

CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY AT THE NORTHLAND ARBORETUM! Enjoy fine wine and craft beer sampling paired with different foods at our Northland Arboretum Arbor Day Fundraiser.

Attendees will also enjoy:

  • COMMEMORATIVE WINE OR BEER GLASS TO TAKE HOME

  • SEEDLING TREE TO TAKE HOME

  • SILENT AUCTION

  • DOOR PRIZES

  • AND MORE...........

Each Silent Auction item and basket is valued at $100 and over. 
Check our facebook page to see some items on our silent auction!
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/369
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56425
Contact:   218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 24, 2015
6 pm - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE
$40 AT THE DOOR
Apr 24   Arbor Day Fine Wine & Craft Beer Sampling

CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY AT THE NORTHLAND ARBORETUM

Enjoy fine wine and craft beer sampling paired with different foods at our Northland Arboretum Arbor Day Fundraiser.

Attendees will also enjoy:

  • COMMEMORATIVE WINE OR BEER GLASS TO TAKE HOME
  • SEEDLING TREE TO TAKE HOME
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • DOOR PRIZES
  • AND MORE...........
All proceeds benefit Northland Arboretum.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 24, 2015
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE
$40 AT THE DOOR

Tickets are available at Northland Arboretum.
Apr 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:   April 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.
Apr 25   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:   April 25, 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
Apr 25   Lakes Area Women's Expo
The Lakes Area Women's Expo is dedicated to providing information on companies and services that benefit women in the Brainerd Lakes area. This Expo will provide women with a wealth of information on business opportunities, education, healthcare issues and other interests designed to pamper their bodies and spirit and enhance their minds.
Date:   April 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaWomensExpo.com
Location:   Cragun's Resort-Sport Centre
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Women's Expo, 320-654-6775
Email:   Melissa@anconvention.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 25, 2015
10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00
Apr 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:   April 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).
Apr 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:   April 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.
Apr 25   Legacy Chorale presents Song on the Water Performance
The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota made up of ordinary people giving extraordinary performance presents Songs on the Water. Conductor is Sarah Aamot and accompanist is Laura Raedeke.

Tickets are available at the following sites through April 21:  Brainerd Dispatch, Lakes Printing, Lutheran Church of the Cross (Nisswa).  Tickets available at the door.
Date:   April 25, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.legacychorale.org
Location:   Lutheran Church of the Cross
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218-270-8020
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 25 at
7:30 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:  Adults & Seniors  $12.00
18 and under Free
Apr 25 - Apr 26   13th Annual Beach Party at Moonlite Bay
It's the 13th Annual Beach Party at Moonlite Bay! 
The dance floor is covered with sand, and it's a party on the beach!
"We bring the sand, you bring the speedo"
Date:   April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Time:   10:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Website:   http://www.moonlitebay.com/
Location:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar 218-692-3575
Email:   info@moonlitebay.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 25, 2015
10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
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
Apr 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   April 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
Apr 26   The Stars Are Out Tonight
Come join us for an evening of entertainment at "The Stars Are Out Tonight Show," brought to you by the BLCC. The Evening will feature a raffle, with top prize of $5,000 cash. There will also be live entertainment, a live auction, a silent auction and food and beverages.
Date:   April 26, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM
Location:   Forestview Middle School 
12149 Knollwood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218)-822-4040
Date/Time Details:  
Sunday April 26, 2015
Doors Open at 3 pm
Raffle Starts at 3:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Raffle tickets are $20
Advanced entrance tickets are $5.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
For ticket purchases or any other questions, please contact Elizabeth Bonau at: (218)-822-4040


 
Apr 26   Legacy Chorale presents Song on the Water Performance
The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota made up of ordinary people giving extraordinary performance presents Songs on the Water. Conductor is Sarah Aamot and accompanist is Laura Raedeke.

Tickets are available at the following sites through April 21:  Brainerd Dispatch, Lakes Printing, Lutheran Church of the Cross (Nisswa).  Tickets available at the door.
Date:   April 26, 2015
Time:   03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.legacychorale.org.
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-270-8020
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, April 26, 2015
3:30 - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:  Adults & Seniors  $12.00
18 and under Free
Apr 27   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 27   Grassroots Concert Series presents Sparky and Rhonda Rucker
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker's concert performance is a humor filled journey through 400 years of African-American cultural and folk history, encompassing old-time blues, Appalachian music, slave songs, Civil War music, spirituals, work songs, ballads, Civil Rights music, and Sparky's own original compositions.

Grassroots welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations for the local food shelf.
Date:   April 27, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   Livewell Nightclub and Coffee Bar at Journey Church
5459 Co Rd 18
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218-829-4092
Date/Time Details:   April 27, 2015
7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Fees/Admission:   $10 for adults
$5 for children
Apr 28   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 28, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 28   Grief Support Group at Lakewood Health System

Lakewood Health System will offer weekly Grief Support Group meetings to be held every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28 from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Fireside conference room on the lower level of Lakewood’s main campus. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, child or any other loss is welcome to attend one or all meetings.
 

Grief support can alleviate pain associated with illness and death. Join others for discussions centering on various aspects of the grieving process: shock and denial, anger, depression, guilt, hope, renewal and acceptance. The group is facilitated by Chaplain Daryl Jacobson.

With grief support, sharing experiences after the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of pets, possessions and even your sense of family and faith can help lift the heavy burden of grief and bereavement.

To register for the Grief Support Group, please call 218-894-8623, and for more information regarding these sessions, contact Chaplain Daryl Jacobson at 218-894-8093.
Date:   April 28, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   Lakewood's main campus
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN

 
Contact:   Chaplain Daryl Jacobson, 218-894-8093.
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28, 2015
5 - 6:30 pm
Apr 28   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 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
Apr 29   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:   April 29, 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
Apr 29   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 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 through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 30   Tourism Road Trip 2015
In partnership with Grand View Lodge, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, Crosslake Chamber and Pequot Lakes Chamber invite you to a special preview of the 2015 summer tourism season.  We are excited to welcome the top two tourism leaders in the state, Explore Minnesota Director John Edman and Hospitality Minnesota President Dan McElroy, to the Lakes Area.  Whether you’re a lodging property, campground, restaurant or attraction, our goal is to steer you through the cutting-edge information that will help you be more successful this summer and beyond.  
 
  • 2015 tourism outlook for Minnesota and the Brainerd Lakes Area
  • Overview of tourism trends that you should know
  • Summary of Explore Minnesota market research and campaigns that you can take advantage of
  • Legislative updates on hospitality issues that may impact your business
  • “Pass the mic” opportunity for you to announce what’s new with your business or event

Don’t miss your chance to ride shotgun at this valuable event, which is geared for both business leaders and staff.  Hope to see you there!



Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Gull Lake Center
Grand View Lodge
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   April 30, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

11:30     Lunch & Networking
12:00     John Edman, Explore Minnesota Tourism
12:30     Dan McElroy, Hospitality Minnesota
1:00        Q&A and Attendee Updates
 
Fees/Admission:   Member Discount Price: $15 per person
Regular Price: $20 per person
*Registration includes lunch
 
Apr 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:   April 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.
Apr 30   Annual Live Well Kids Expo at Lakewood
Lakewood Health System invites you and your children to  help celebrate health and wellness with a special expo. The event will include crafts, games, gardening and snacks, health and wellness tips for the family and an opportunity to meet Lakewood pediatrician Dr. Neil Bratney.
Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   Lakewood Health System
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN
Lower level of Lakewood's main campus
Contact:   218-894-8623
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 30, 2015 
4 - 6 pm
Apr 30   MN Adult & Teen Challenge Banquet & Silent Auction
Join us for our Annual Brainerd Banquet featuring a Silent Auction, Dinner, and Program including The MN Adult & Teen Challenge Choir and Special Guest Speakers Larry and Janice Brown, parents of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator, Adam Brown.

Saved by Christ from a life of destructive drug use and imprisonment, Adam Brown was a true warrior who died in the mountains of Afghanistan. He served God, his family, and his country with passion and devotion. He attended Teen Challenge prior to becoming a Navy SEAL. New York Times best-selling author Eric Blehm captures Adam's story in Fearless.
Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mntc.org
Location:   Cragun's Resort-Legacy Courses
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-833-8749
Email:   mntc.org/brainerdbanquet
Date/Time Details:   April 30, 2015
5:30 pm - Event begins
6:45 pm - Dinner & Program
Fees/Admission:   $40 per person
Apr 30 - May 02   Servant of Two Masters - Chalberg Theatre
Hilarity abounds in this madcap Italian comedy of lovers, lawyers, servants, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Betrothed couple Silvio and Clarice are devastated when a previous fiancé reappears, back-from-the-dead. In this wild farce things, and people, are not what they seem – disguises, traps, and tricks produce a whirlwind of mass confusion. At the center of this mirth is Truffaldino, the scheming – and perpetually hungry – servant who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. This commedia dell’arte masterpiece promises laugh-out-loud mayhem that shouldn’t be missed!
Date:   April 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   April 30, May 1 & 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM
May 7, 8, & 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
$7.00 - Youth,  $11.00 - Adults
May 01 - May 02   Downtown Brainerd Zombie Crawl
Our list of events for the evening of May 1st, 2015:
Our newest business participating in this event is Mills Indoor Shooting and Archery Range!
SHOOT ZOMBIE TARGETS:
Go have an awesome time and participate by shooting at zombie targets in the this all new event, it will be from 3-8 pm at the Mills Indoor Shooting & Archery Range. There will be a cost for this event and guidelines that will need to be followed.

ZOMBIE PAINTBALL:
Also, this year we have NOC Paintball involved in an action packed Zombie shooting event, aboard the zombie extermination trailer as you ride through the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds shooting glow in the dark paintballs at live Zombie actors! Come help contain the zombies in that zone at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds on Friday May 1st 2015 from 7-10 pm!

ZOMBIE VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT:
Come and compete in a Zombie Videogame Tournament at the Shop Youth Center which is sponsored by Play-n-Trade in Baxter! Time of this event will be from 4pm until finish!

Events for May 2nd are soon to come, we will have more information soon on each individual event later on as well!

We would like to thank everyone who is participating in this years Zombie Crawl who are helping support the community and are allowing our event to happen!

Stay in touch by texting ZOMBIE to 41411 for event updates and our random giveaways!
Date:   May 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/dtbzombiecrawl
Location:   May 1, 2015
3 - 8 pm - Shoot Zombie Targets at Mills Indoor Shooting Range
4 pm - finished - Zombie Video Game Tournament at Play-N-Trade in Baxter
7 - 10 pm - Zombie Paintball at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds

Featured Extablishments:
O'neary's Irish Pub
T.J's Log Cabin
9th Street Bar
The Pit Stop
Shep's on 6th
V.F.W Post 1647
American Legion Post 255
Cornerstone Liquor
Yesterday's Gone
Last Turn Saloon
Liquor Pigz
The Iron Rail
Date/Time Details:   May 1-2, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Fees will be applied to some of the events.
May 01   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 1, 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 01   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 1, 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 01   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 1, 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 01   Grassroots Concert Series presents Mark Kroos
Mark Kroos plays two guitar necks at the same time in a style characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, and incredible tapping technique. His musical madness is as entertaining to watch as to listen to.  

Grassroots welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations for the local food shelf.
Date:   May 1, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   Livewell Nightclub and Coffee Bar at Journey Church
5459 Co Rd 18
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218-829-4092
Date/Time Details:   May 1, 2015
7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Fees/Admission:   $10 for adults
$5 for children
May 02   Walk MS: Brainerd Walk

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. This community event raises critical funds to support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. It is an experience unlike any other — a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections. Join friends, family and your community and walk to create a world free of MS. For more information and to register, visit myMSwalk.org.

Date:   May 2, 2015
Website:   http://www.myMSwalk.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservative Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Walk MS Team, National MS Society, 800-582-5296
Email:   specialevents@MSSociety.org
Date/Time Details:   May 2, 2015
Check-in begins at 9 am
May 02 - May 03   BIR - World Racing Leqgue
The World Racing League is back at BIR for a pair of endurance races during the Intercomp Speed Festival. Teams of drivers will compete in 9- and 7-hour endurance races Saturday and Sunday, respectively, on BIR’s road course. It’s entertaining racing for spectators and a chance for drivers to try their hand at endurance road racing. Put a team together, find a car (just about any will do) and hit the track!
Date:   May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 2 - 3, 2015
May 02 - May 03   YMCA Lifeguard Training (LGT) Class

The Brainerd Family YMCA is holding a Red Cross Lifeguard Training class. The course will meet Saturday,  May 2  and Sunday, May 3. Detailed informational flyer is online at brainerdlakesymca.org or stop in YMCA. Participants must be 15 years of age by the first class. Upon completion of the course, participants will have gained general knowledge of lifeguarding and will be qualified to lifeguard at most facilities. Course includes CPR for Lifeguards, First Aid and AED Training. Register soon, class size is limited. Registration deadline is April 8, 2015. Register online at brainerdlakesymca.org, call in with credit card (218-829-4767) or stop in the YMCA at 602 Oak St., Brainerd, MN.

Date:   May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdlakesymca.org
Location:   Brainerd Family YMCA
602 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jane, 218-829-4767
Email:   jhansen@blymca.org
Date/Time Details:   May 2 and 3, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Cost including instructor manual is $225.
May 02 - May 03   Rock, Gem & Mineral Show

Open to the Public.

Vendors, Crafts, Jewelry, Art, Exhibits, Displays, Flint Knapping Demonstrations, Kids Corner Activities, Door Prizes, Rock Cutting, The Wizard of Rocks, Free Prizes for Kids, Rocks Minerals and Crystals.

Date:   May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 S. E. 13th Street
Brainerd MN  56401
Contact:   Sharon Smith, 218-829-4992
Email:   sharon@agatesrock.com
Date/Time Details:   May 2  & 3, 2015
May 02   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 2, 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 02   Annual Community Clean Up in Pequot Lakes

Annual Community Cleanup!
Saturday, May 2
8am - Noon

It's time for the Annual Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Cleanup! On Saturday, May 2 from 8 am to Noon, the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club will once again be assisting you in getting your house/garage/attic/yard/etc. ready for summer!

The Community Clean Up will be located at the Pequot Lakes Middle School parking lot and you can bring tires, mattresses, appliances, furniture, scrap metal, demolition debris, fluorescent bulbs, computers, and electronics. (Sorry, we cannot take hazardous waste.)

For more information, call the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club at (218) 821-2496 and ask for Denise or email info@plbplionsclub.com. Fees will be charged for items on a per item or load basis. Proceeds benefit the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club, which means that all proceeds will stay to help our community!

Date:   May 2, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Website:   http://www.plbplionsclub.com/event.htm
Location:  
Pequot Lakes MIddle School Parking Lot
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club, (218) 821-2496
Email:   info@plbplionsclub.com
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, May 2, 2015
8 am - 12 pm
Fees/Admission:  
This is NOT a FREE service.  Fees will be charged for items on a per item or load basis.  Proceeds benefit the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club

 
May 02   Walk to Make a Difference 2015 March of Dimes - March for Babies Walk
When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.3 billion to benefit all babies.
Date:   May 2, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/lakewoodhealthsystem
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12148 Knollwood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Emily Waldahl, 218-894-8579 for more info or to register
Email:   emilywaldahl@lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday May 2, 2015  
Registration begins at 9 am
Fees/Admission:   Minimal donation is suggested. Checks should be made out to March of Dimes and can be dropped off with Lakewood Health Systems marketing Department or brought to the May 2nd event.

The money you raise in March for Babies funds important research and programs that help babies begin healthy lives.
May 02   Geritol Frolics Auditions

The Geritol Frolics is a musical variety show presented in vaudeville fashion by talented performers over age 55 from around the Brainerd Lakes area. The Frolics will conduct auditions for singers and dancers age 55 or older. There will be two audition sessions.

The first will be March 24, 2 3:00 PM and from 10-11:30 AM on March 28.

The second will be from 10-11:30 AM on May 2 and from 2-3:30 PM on May 5. 
No formal training ro on-stage experience is required.  Singers may bring a prepared piece if they wish.  Danceers will be asked to perform some basic dance steps and demonstrate a since of rhythm.

Date:   May 2, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.geritolfrolics.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 825-3777
Email:   edy@charter.net
Date/Time Details:   May 2  10-11:30 am
May 5  2-3:30 pm
May 02   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 2, 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 02   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 2, 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 03 - May 04   Good Samaritan Bowl XII
Good Samaritan's biggest FRIENDraiser of the year!  Hundreds of bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and a chance to win hundred of door prizes.  We're bowling for fun...not scores! Plus there is a community silent auction, bowling pin art display, dining and a chance to win a big screen television.

Highlights:
  1. Former Baxter Mayor Darrel Olson elected 2015 Community Ambassador.
  2. "Sharing Our Blessings" Silent Auction showcases 20 community non-profit partners...just one more way were are giving back.
  3. Forestview Builders Club bowling pin art project promotes local businesses and is sponsored by Brainerd Elks #615.
  4. Proceeds designated for Music Therapy program on Bethany, Woodland, Pine campuses, plus Good Sam Hospice.
How to get involved:
  • Organize a team
  • Make a pledge
  • contribute a prize
  • sponsor a bowler
  • donate to Silent Auction
  • Make a tax-deductible donation.
Date:   May 3, 2015 - May 4, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Samaritan-Bowl/199023870112502
Location:   Jack's House
300 Minnesota 25
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Liz Csanda, 218-825-2505
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 3, 2015  2 pm, 4 pm
Monday May 4, 2015  9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and a chance to win hundred of door prizes.
May 03   Afternoon Tea for Hope
Join us for Sips, Sisterhood, & Savories at the Afternoon Tea for Hope on Sunday, May 3rd at 3pm located at Lutheran Church of the Cross. Enjoy afternoon tea, savory treats, & delectable desserts. Music will be performed by local talent, with flowers & decor by Bloom Designs, a silent auction, and a photo booth. Hats & gloves encouraged!
Date:   May 3, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.bridgesofhopemn.org
Location:   Lutheran Church of the Cross
5064 County Road 13
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Jana Shogren
Email:   jana@bridgesofhopemn.org
Date/Time Details:   May 3, 2015 
3-5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $40 per person or a table of 8 for $280. Proceeds will benefit Bridges of Hope's Side by Side Mentoring Program.
May 04   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto 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 4, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 4, 2015
May 04   Retirement & Estate Strategies - Thrivent Financial
Join special guest speaker Benjamin D Weerts, lead financial consultant with Thrivent Financial.
Benjamin will share strategies on:
How to accumulate and distribute money for retirement.
How to pass on money to heirs or charities in a tax-wise manner.
Increasing the probability of investment success.
Multigenerational IRA planning...and more!

This event is hosted buy Thrivent Financial and local representative , Charlie Banks Jr, FIC.
Refreshments and coffee will be served.
Register today for your choice of three sessions in either Crosby or Crosslake.
Date:   May 4, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:  

1 p.m.
Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library
101 1st St SE
Crosby, MN  56441

3:30p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Whitfish Lodge & Suites
14150 Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN  56442

Contact:   To register call Dawn @ 218-326-0668 or email crossingsgroup@thrivent.com
Email:   crossingsgroup@thrivent.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, May 4, 2015
1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.
 
May 04   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:   May 4, 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
May 04   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:   May 4, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://EssentialHealth.org/BeinServices
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7583
Date/Time Details:   Monday, May 4, 2015
3 - 6 pm
May 05   Geritol Frolics Auditions

The Geritol Frolics is a musical variety show presented in vaudeville fashion by talented performers over age 55 from around the Brainerd Lakes area. The Frolics will conduct auditions for singers and dancers age 55 or older. There will be two audition sessions.

The first will be March 24, 2 3:00 PM and from 10-11:30 AM on March 28.

The second will be from 10-11:30 AM on May 2 and from 2-3:30 PM on May 5. 
No formal training ro on-stage experience is required.  Singers may bring a prepared piece if they wish.  Danceers will be asked to perform some basic dance steps and demonstrate a since of rhythm.

Date:   May 5, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.geritolfrolics.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 825-3777
Email:   edy@charter.net
Date/Time Details:   May 5  2-3:30 pm
May 05   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 5, 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 06   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 6, 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 06   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

2011 Meeting Dates:
Feb. 2            Lunch get together / Dockside
March 2         Lunch get together / Billy's at Breezy Point
April 6            Landsburg Nursery "Container Gardening" / Marina II
May 4             Visit Kendall Candles following lunch at the Tiki Room
June 1           Anne Levig "Going Green with Fashion" / Breezy City Hall
July 6             Officer Josef Garcia "Drug Abuse Awareness" / Breezy City Hall
August 3        David Slipy "Restorative Justice"  / Breezy City Hall
September 7 Tour of Central Lakes College / Lunch at CLC
October 5       Karen Struve "Beautiful Jewels" / Breezy City Hall
November 2   Craft for care centers / Breezy City Hall
December 7   Annual Christmas party / Prime Time

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
May 06   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on 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:   May 6, 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:   May 6, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
May 06   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   May 6, 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 through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
May 07   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 7, 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 07   Walking Club

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! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   May 7, 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 07 - May 09   Servant of Two Masters - Chalberg Theatre
Hilarity abounds in this madcap Italian comedy of lovers, lawyers, servants, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Betrothed couple Silvio and Clarice are devastated when a previous fiancé reappears, back-from-the-dead. In this wild farce things, and people, are not what they seem – disguises, traps, and tricks produce a whirlwind of mass confusion. At the center of this mirth is Truffaldino, the scheming – and perpetually hungry – servant who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. This commedia dell’arte masterpiece promises laugh-out-loud mayhem that shouldn’t be missed!

 
Date:   May 7, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   May 7, 8, & 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
$7.00 - Youth,  $11.00 - Adults
May 08 - May 10   BIR Bracket Drag Racing Series & CRA Superbike Racing
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while high-flying Superbike racing takes on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. It’s the first of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends, which features 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. Superbike racing comes to BIR courtesy of the Central Roadracing Association, which provides three full days of thrilling racing. 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 8, 2015 - May 10, 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:   May 8 - 10, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
May 08   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 8, 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 08   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 8, 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 08   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 8, 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 09   Walleye and Northern Pike Opener
Date:   May 9, 2015
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
May 09   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 9, 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 09   Sporting Goods Exchange
Bring your sports equipment to the camp from 7 - 9 am - price it - we help sell it. You receive asking price less 10%. You may also donate your gently used equipment for the benefit of Camp Vanasek or Brainerd Community Action.
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Vanasek-Inc/164193883609128
Location:   Camp Vanasek near Wipple Lake
14307 Oakwood Dr
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
9 am to noon
May 09   Spring Arts and Craft Festival
Spring Arts and Craft Festival featuring 150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education.
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://isd181.org, click on the Community Education tab
Location:   Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Mary T. Miller, 218-454-6926
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
9:30 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
May 09   Crossing Arts Flipside Kids
Watercolor flowers with Michelle Pfeiffer. Just in time for Mother's Day, kids will practice their watercolor skills while making a garden full of beautiful flowers on paper.
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
Cafeteria, Lower Level
1001 Kingwood St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
10 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child
$5 per family
Materials donation requested. No child will be turned away due to need.
May 09 - May 10   Foothills Alpaca Farm Tour

Foothills Alpaca Farm is having an open farm tour! You can visit with the alpacas on the farm and check out their fleece. Also there will be a spinning demonstration. You can also register to win a 10" teddy bear. Be sure to check out the farm store too!

Date:   May 9, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://foothillsalpacafarm.com
Location:   190 68th Ave SW
Backus, MN 56435
Contact:   218-947-3291
Email:   lelmore@usfamily.net
Date/Time Details:   May 9 - 10
10 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   no fees
May 09   Flipside Second Saturdays Art Fun
Flipside offers art events on the second Saturday of each month for children of all ages. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome. 
             May 9 - "Floral Watercolors " Michelle Pfeifer
Events are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Franklin Arts Center at the FAC former cafeteria or Teaching Space on the 1st floor. Signs will be posted. No registration required;  "$3 per child/ $5 per family requested material donation, but no child will be turned away due to need"
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center  #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center 218.833.0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of each month
January 10 - May 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child $5 per family.  No child turned away due to need
May 09   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 9, 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 09   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 9, 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 11   Driver Improvement Program (55+)
Driver Improvement Program gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and dhanges to laws and safer decisions.
Date:   May 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Monday May 11, 2015  
8 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Initial Course $24. Call to reserve your seat.
May 11   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:   May 11, 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
May 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 11, 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.
May 12   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 12, 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 13   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   May 13, 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
May 13   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 13, 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 13   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   May 13, 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 through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
May 14   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 14, 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:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 14   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 14, 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 14   Walking Club

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! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   May 14, 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 15   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 15, 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 15   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 15, 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 15   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 15, 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 16   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 16, 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 16 - May 17   Northern Lights Casino pressents Ron White

Comedian Ron White is best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon. But with two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 Million units, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right. Over the past 5 years he has been one of the top 3 grossing comedians on tour in the United States.

Date:   May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road NW
Walker, MN  56484
Contact:   (800) 252-7529
Date/Time Details:   May 16, 2015 at 7 pm
May 17, 2015 at 4 pm
Fees/Admission:  

Tickets:  $39/$48/$56

May 16   2015 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
The Whitefish Area Lions will host monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures in the heart of Crosslake!  May 16, June 16, July 18, August 15 and Sept 19
Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   May 16, 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, May 16, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
May 16   2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis
The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds to fight and cure the nation's #1 cause of disability. The Walk to Cure Arthritis - Northern Lakes will take place at the Paul Bunyan Trailhead in Baxter and features a one or three-mile walk route. The walk offers activities for the entire family, including a Kid's Zone, a Health Fair, music, prizes and much more!

Get Involved With:
  • Team Participation - there are no requirements for team sizes and you may sign up as many people as you want.
  • Sponsorship - increase your credibility, image and prestige for a competitive advantage. Benefits can include prominent logo exposure, media recognition, onsite activation opportunities and more!
  • Corporate Honoree - the Corporate Honoree is an esteemed leadership position for high-level executives, giving the Honoree and his/her company opportunities for positive exposure, publicity and recognition.
  • Volunteer - there are numerous opportunities for employees to get involved by voluntering. Many business leaders find that purpose-driven work through cause is linked to boosted morale and productivity.
Date:   May 16, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.walktocurearthritis.org
Location:   Paul Bunyan Trailhead
14250 Conservation Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Jennifer Hagerman, 651-229-5373
Email:   jhagerman@arthritis.org
Date/Time Details:   May 16, 2015
Registration opens at 9 a.m.
Walk starts at 10 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   This event is free.
May 16   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 16, 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 16   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 16, 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 16   Kujava Family Benefit
Our friend Macy and her 4-year-old daughter, Sophia, were both critically injured in a head-on collision north of Brainerd on January 15, 2015. After being airlifted to the Twin Cities, they are being treated at two different hospitals.

The road to recovery will be lengthy and extremely expensive with their medical expenses plus the expenses for their family members. We are attempting to help alleviate this financial strain.

Casey Kujava is the parts manager at Tanner Motors and Macy Kujava is a MNCare Enrollment Representative for the state of Minnesota, an AFSCME Local 2181 Steward, as well as an avid bowler and softball player.

The Evening will consist of :
A Spaghetti Dinner starting at 5 pm
Adults (ages 13 and up) $8.00
Children ages 4-12 $5.00
Under 3 years of age is free

A Silent Auction will run until 7 pm along with Raffles and Door Prizes thru 8 pm! Live Music is set to begin at 8 pm.
There will be a cash bar as well!

We hope to see all of you there, come for the dinner, stay for the auctions and prizes and top off the evening with music.

For additional information or to make a donation of any kind: including to the Silent Auction, the raffle and or door prize, please email: KujavaFamilyBenefit@yahoo.com
Date:   May 16, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd National Guard Armory
1115 Wright Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-513-9872
Email:   kujavafamilybenefit@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   May 16, 2015
5 - 11 pm
Fees/Admission:   A Spaghetti Dinner starting at 5 pm
Adults (ages 13 and up) $8.00
Children ages 4-12 $5.00
Under 3 years of age is free
May 17   Annual Audubon Big Bird Counting Day
Come join the fun! It’s the annual Birding Big Day. Join in the fun with amateurs and experts alike to identify and count birds. We will form into teams and then head out on the trails to see how many bird species we can find from 8-noon. This is a fun event and open to anyone.
Date:   May 17, 2015
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:   Sunday, May 17, 2015
All Day
May 17   '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:   May 17, 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.
May 18   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 18, 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 18, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees
May 18   Driver Improvement Refresher Course (55+)
Driver Improvement Program Refresher Course gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and changes to laws and safer decisions.
Date:   May 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   May 18, 2015 
8 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Refresher Course $20. Call to reserve your seat.
May 18   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:   May 18, 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
May 19   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 19, 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 20 - May 22   BIR Competition Racing License School
Complete this three-day school and you'll receive a full SCCA Regional Level Competition Racing License. This license allows you to enter any SCCA regional or Vintage Racing event. The school combines classroom instruction with on-track driving. Sign up today!
 
Date:   May 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 20 - 22, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
May 20   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 20, 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 20   BusinessNOW at Commander Restaurant & Bar
Join Commander Restaurant & Bar as they host a BusinessNOW on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 12 to 1 pm at their location in Breezy.

Enjoy a lunch of learning more about Commander Restaurant & Bar and all of the exciting services that they offer.

Chamber members and guests are invited to register and attend this delicious lunch, 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) 568-8911.
Date:   May 20, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Commander Restaurant & Bar
30279 Airport Road
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday May 20, 2015
12 to 1 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 pre-registered
$7 at the door
May 20   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:   May 20, 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:   May 20, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
May 21   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 21, 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 21   Driver Improvment (55+) Refresher Course
Driver Improvement Program gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and changes to laws and safer decisions.
 
Date:   May 21, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Thursday May 21, 2015
4 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   Refresher Course $20. Call to reserve your seat.
May 21   Walking Club

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! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   May 21, 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 22 - May 24   BIR 7th Annual Street Car Showdown
Brainerd International Raceway's 2015 Muscle Car Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the 7th Annual Street Car Showdown, a display of raw speed and power on the quarter-mile drag strip. The Showdown is the first race in the three-race series, featuring the seven Heads-Up Classes, with cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. They have the kind of horsepower that yanks their front end off the ground when they launch from the starting line. The event also includes the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. It features great wheel-to-wheel racing action. Two exciting events for the price of a single ticket! Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
 
Date:   May 22, 2015 - May 24, 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:   May 22 - 24, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Admission is $25
Kids 12 and under are FREE
May 22   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 22, 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 22   Pequot Lakes Revolutions Dance Team Garage & Bake sale
The Pequot Lakes Revolution Dance Team is hosting a Garage & Bake Sale to raise funds for their dance team.
Sale includes: camping, hunting/fishing, home goods and more!
Date:   May 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:  

Keep it Here Storage
30449 hwy 371 S

Pequot Lakes
 

Contact:   Jess Johnson
Email:   jamm9801@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
May 22   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 22, 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 22   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 22, 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 23 - May 24   The Olde Depot JUNKtion
The Northern Pacific Event Center Campus will soon be filled with Antique Vendors from across the Nation. They will be making a stop with a huge selection of treasured vintage finds at the natural stone depot built in the early 1900’s. Everything you could dream of finding will be displayed for this incredible weekend event! Whether your style is rustic, shabby, farmhouse, chic, industrial or you are just looking for junk gems…You won’t want to miss this TRAIN!
Date:   May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Website:   http://www.theoldedepotjunktion.com/
Location:   The Northern Pacific Event Center
1511 Northern Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   PJ Overvold, 218-340-6172 Brad Johnson, 612-328-0031 Amy Johnson, 612-363-3204
Email:   http://www.theoldedepotjunktion.com/contact.html
Date/Time Details:   May 23-24, 2015
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   $8.00 per day. Doors open at 10 am. General admission at door. Cash & Check. Children under 11 get in FREE! NO Pets!

Catch the Early Train: Saturday from 8-10 am $20.00 Be the first to shop   the fabulous finds 2 hours prior to the General Admission! Your early train ticket is good for free admission Sunday also!
May 23   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 23, 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 23   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:   May 23, 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:   Saturday, May 23, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
May 23   Memorial Day Weekend Vendor Fair at The Crossfire
Come browse our many vendors during the holiday weekend! See what we are all about and have some fun with games and prizes!
Date:   May 23, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66 (across from Zorbaz)
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday May 23, 2015 
10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE! Bring some spending cash for buying some cool stuff and a smoothie!
May 23   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 23, 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 23   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 23, 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 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 24, 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
May 24   Community Memorial Day Observance - Crosslake
Crosslake Lutheran Church welcomes you to the Outdoor Worship Service on Sunday, May 24, 2015 for a community observance of Memorial Day.

The celebration will feature a guest speaker and an aerial fly-over(weather permitting) and recognition of all veterans and military personnel in attendance.  The American Legion Honor Guard will provide appropriate honors to the colors and to the dead, including a bugler playing "TAPS".
 
Date:   May 24, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church Outdoor Service
14019 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 24, 2015
10 a.m.
May 24   Race for Grace 5 K Family Run/Walk
5K Family Run/Walk
Date:   May 24, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://raceforgracemn.com
Location:   Forestview Middle School 12149 Knollwood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   @raceforgrace@live.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday May 24, 2015 10:00 am  Registration starts at 8:30 am Preregister online
May 25   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:   May 25, 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
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   "Ace the IRA Market"
CE course (1 Credit) for Attorneys and CPA's.
Lunch will be provided.
Date:   May 27, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber
CTC Meeting Room
224 West Washington
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Atesha Barnes Nelson, 218-568-5002
Email:   atesha.barnesnelson@prudential.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Noon - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   No fee to attend.
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:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
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

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! 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 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   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://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218.824.7223
Date/Time Details:   May 29 - 31, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
May 29   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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   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.
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   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   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   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

2011 Meeting Dates:
Feb. 2            Lunch get together / Dockside
March 2         Lunch get together / Billy's at Breezy Point
April 6            Landsburg Nursery "Container Gardening" / Marina II
May 4             Visit Kendall Candles following lunch at the Tiki Room
June 1           Anne Levig "Going Green with Fashion" / Breezy City Hall
July 6             Officer Josef Garcia "Drug Abuse Awareness" / Breezy City Hall
August 3        David Slipy "Restorative Justice"  / Breezy City Hall
September 7 Tour of Central Lakes College / Lunch at CLC
October 5       Karen Struve "Beautiful Jewels" / Breezy City Hall
November 2   Craft for care centers / Breezy City Hall
December 7   Annual Christmas party / Prime Time

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   June 3, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
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 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

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! 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 - 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   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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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.
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   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 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   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   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   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 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:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
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

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! 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 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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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 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   2015 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
The Whitefish Area Lions will host monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures in the heart of Crosslake!   June 16, July 18, August 15 and Sept 19
Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   June 16, 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 16, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
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   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 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   Walking Club

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! 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   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
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 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   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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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 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   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   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   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 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   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 - Coming Soon
  • Sponsorship contract
  • Registration form
  • Event flyer

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   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 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 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:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
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   Walking Club

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! 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 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   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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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   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 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   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   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   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

2011 Meeting Dates:
Feb. 2            Lunch get together / Dockside
March 2         Lunch get together / Billy's at Breezy Point
April 6            Landsburg Nursery "Container Gardening" / Marina II
May 4             Visit Kendall Candles following lunch at the Tiki Room
June 1           Anne Levig "Going Green with Fashion" / Breezy City Hall
July 6             Officer Josef Garcia "Drug Abuse Awareness" / Breezy City Hall
August 3        David Slipy "Restorative Justice"  / Breezy City Hall
September 7 Tour of Central Lakes College / Lunch at CLC
October 5       Karen Struve "Beautiful Jewels" / Breezy City Hall
November 2   Craft for care centers / Breezy City Hall
December 7   Annual Christmas party / Prime Time

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   July 1, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
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 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

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! 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 - 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   
 Food Booth 
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
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   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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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   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 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   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   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 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:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
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

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! 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 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   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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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 - 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 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
Pequot Lakes
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   Business After Hours - Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf

Join Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf 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 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   Walking Club

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! 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   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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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 Whitefish Area Lions will host monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures in the heart of Crosslake!   July 18, August 15 and Sept 19
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   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   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 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:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
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

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! 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   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
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   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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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 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 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   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 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

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! 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   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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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 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   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   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

2011 Meeting Dates:
Feb. 2            Lunch get together / Dockside
March 2         Lunch get together / Billy's at Breezy Point
April 6            Landsburg Nursery "Container Gardening" / Marina II
May 4             Visit Kendall Candles following lunch at the Tiki Room
June 1           Anne Levig "Going Green with Fashion" / Breezy City Hall
July 6             Officer Josef Garcia "Drug Abuse Awareness" / Breezy City Hall
August 3        David Slipy "Restorative Justice"  / Breezy City Hall
September 7 Tour of Central Lakes College / Lunch at CLC
October 5       Karen Struve "Beautiful Jewels" / Breezy City Hall
November 2   Craft for care centers / Breezy City Hall
December 7   Annual Christmas party / Prime Time

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
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 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

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! 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 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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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   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 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   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   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 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:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
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

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! 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   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   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
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 Whitefish Area Lions will host monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures in the heart of Crosslake! August 15 and Sept 19
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 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   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 20 - Aug 23   NHRA Nationals
The NHRA features the world’s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans and an experience like no other.

Everyone has heard stories about BIR during the NHRA Nationals but you have to experience it yourself because there’s nothing that compares. Gates open Aug. 17 for Superweek campers.

At center stage is four days of ground-pounding, lightning-fast, blow-your-mind drag racing. Every household name in drag racing competes at the NHRA Nationals on BIR’s world-renown track – the fastest drag strip in the country. Names like John Force, Tony Schumacher, Larry Dixon, Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Brandon Bernstein, Cruz and Tony Pedregon, and Minnesotans Greg Anderson and Jason Line push themselves and their cars to the limits as they compete for a world championship in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. And this year’s race features the return of Pro Stock Motorcycle, always a fan favorite at BIR!

This kind of racing isn’t for the faint of heart. The Top Fuel Dragsters get down the quarter-mile track in less than 4 seconds at speeds over 300 mph. They crank out 10,000 horsepower along the way. Blink at the wrong time and they’re long gone.

There’s just as much to see off the track. Every ticket comes with a pit pass, so fans can watch teams tear down their race cars and rebuild them between races. You can stand within feet of the crews as they crank up the car, sending the smell and burn of nitro fuel into the crowd. You can’t get that anywhere else. Bring a pen and paper because drivers are readily available for autographs.

On the Nitro Alley midway, manufacturers and sponsors create a carnival atmosphere, with interactive displays, simulated competitions, merchandise, food and freebies.

Date:   August 20, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 20-23, 2015
Fees/Admission:  

Advance tickets for the 34th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Aug. 20-23, are ON SALE NOW. They’re available online by clicking here or by calling BIR’s Ticket Office at 1-866-444-4455.

Reserved seats are NOT included in any admission packages. To view the races from anywhere in the grandstands, a reserved seat must be purchased. NOTE: Admission for kids 12 and under is FREE! Admission prices below are for everyone 13 and older.

Aug 20   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 20, 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 20   Walking Club

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! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   August 20, 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 20   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:   August 20, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
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, 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.
Aug 21   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Aug 21   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 21, 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 21   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 21, 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 22   Kaleidoscope 5K Fun Run
The Second Annual Kaleidoscope 5K Fun Run and Walk for Hope involves people of all ages having fun and raising funds for MN Adult & Teen Challenge.

Well over 500 people of all ages came out to enjoy the weather and great fun at the 5K Kaleidoscope Fun Run & Walk for Hope. Starting south of the Heritage Assembly Church in Baxter, there were featured colored stations along the route where runners were "doused" with safe Corn Starch based colored power and ended the run covered in COLOR! The Walk/Run benefited the Central MN Adult & Teen Challenge in Brainerd and took place on the Baxter trail system. 

The Run/Walk had options of 1½ miles and 3.1 miles.  Following the event, runners/walkers experienced a program and performance by the MnTC Choir. 

This year, the event will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2015.


Finish Line:  Prizes and refreshments
Performance by the MN Adult & Teen Challenge Choir
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Website:   http://www.mntc.org
Location:   Berrywood Drive between Hwy 48 and College Road (South of Heritage Assembly Church)
Contact:   218-833-8749
Email:   centralcampus@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 22, 2015
8:00 AM Registration and Fund Collection Opens
9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
9:30 AM Walk/Run Begins
Fees/Admission:   Registration is $25 per person; kids 5 and under are free. We encourage each participant to try to raise $200 to help support the mission of Teen Challenge.
Aug 22   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 22, 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 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 23, 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
Aug 25   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 25, 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 27 - Aug 30   Lakes Bluegrass Festival

Now in our Tenth  year, the Lakes Bluegrass Festival consistently receives rave reviews. This is a family-friendly event so bring the kids and come for a day, an evening or camp all weekend.

Located in the beautiful Brained Lakes Area of Pine River, MN, this festival features the best in national touring and Minnesota bluegrass bands, along with professional Emcees, a top-notch sound system, a beautiful stage and a big tent for shade and rain protection (bring your lawn chairs). There are over 40 professional bluegrass shows in all over the 4-day weekend. Plus, learn to play or brush up your skills at one of our FREE bluegrass workshops on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, dobro and harmony singing.


And that’s not all! Stroll the grounds and listen to the impromptu jam sessions, sample the tasty food at one of our food vendors, take a short walk into the friendly town of Pine River, or just relax and visit with friends. You’ll find that bluegrass fans are the friendliest around!

 

And make sure to catch the FREE old time and country dance on Wednesday Night!

Don’t miss this event! Come and see what everyone is talking about!
 

MAIN STAGE

Thursday, August 27

Time Band
5:00 PM Sarah Mae and the Birkeland Boys
5:50 PM The Sawtooth Brothers
6:40 PM Tommy Brown and County Line Grass
7:30 PM The Lonesome Tradition
8:20 PM Shaffers Lost 40
9:10 PM Tommy Brown and County Line Gass
10:00 PM Sawtooth
 

Friday, August 28

Time Band
11:00 AM The Lonesome Tradition
11:50 AM Sarah Mae and the Birkeland Boys

12:40 PM

The Sawtooth Brothers
1:30 PM BREAK
1:40 PM Nightflyer
2:30 PM The Special Consensus
3:20 PM Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
4:10 PM Shaffers Lost 40
5:00 PM

SUPPER BREAK

6:00 PM Sarah Mae and the Birkeland Boys
6:50 PM The Sawtooth Brothers
7:40 PM The Special Consensus
8:30 PM Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
9:20 PM Nightflyer
10:10 PM Shaffers Lost 40
   
 

Saturday, August 29

Time Band
11:00 AM Porcupine Creek
11:50 AM The Lonesome Tradition

12:40 PM

The Platte Valley Boys
1:30 PM BREAK
1:40 PM Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
2:30 PM The Special Consensus
3:20 PM Nightflyer
4:10 PM Becky Buller
5:00 PM

SUPPER BREAK

6:00 PM Porcupine Creek
6:50 PM The Special Consensus
7:40 PM Nightflyer
8:30 PM Becky Buller
9:20 PM Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
10:10 PM The Platte Valley Boys
 

Sunday, August 24

Time Band
10:00 AM Porcupine Creek

10:40 AM

The Berge Family
11:30 AM The Lonesome Tradition
12:20 PM The Platte Valley Boys
1:10 PM The Berge Family
2:00 PM Shows Over!
Date:   August 27, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Website:   http://www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com/
Location:   525 First St N
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   Tim Roggenkamp, 218-568-5559
Email:   rogge@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   August 27 - 30, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
Entire week end    $49
3 days                   $39
2 days                   $29
Any single day      $19
Aug 27   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 27, 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:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 27   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 27, 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 27   Walking Club

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! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   August 27, 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 28 - Aug 30   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:   August 28, 2015 - August 30, 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 28 - 30, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
Aug 28   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Aug 28   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 28, 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 28   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 28, 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 29   Lum Park Disc Golf Tournament
36 hole tournament. 6 divisions. Players will draw for partners in their division in the first round. Bring your own discs.
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_discgolf.htm
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 29, 2015
9 am - 3 pm
9 am - Registration at the Lum Park Office
10 am - Start time
Fees/Admission:   $10 to play $5 extra for a shirt
Winners receive a new Disc and "Free Entry" for next years tournament.
Aug 29   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 29, 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 31   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 31, 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 31, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Sep 01   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 1, 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
Sep 02   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

2011 Meeting Dates:
Feb. 2            Lunch get together / Dockside
March 2         Lunch get together / Billy's at Breezy Point
April 6            Landsburg Nursery "Container Gardening" / Marina II
May 4             Visit Kendall Candles following lunch at the Tiki Room
June 1           Anne Levig "Going Green with Fashion" / Breezy City Hall
July 6             Officer Josef Garcia "Drug Abuse Awareness" / Breezy City Hall
August 3        David Slipy "Restorative Justice"  / Breezy City Hall
September 7 Tour of Central Lakes College / Lunch at CLC
October 5       Karen Struve "Beautiful Jewels" / Breezy City Hall
November 2   Craft for care centers / Breezy City Hall
December 7   Annual Christmas party / Prime Time

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Sep 02   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. Gates open at 4 pm.
 
Date:   September 2, 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:   September 2, 2015
Gates open at 4 pm. Racing starts at 5 pm and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Sep 03   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:   September 3, 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.
Sep 03   Walking Club

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! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   September 3, 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
Sep 04 - Sep 06   27th Annual GSTA Muscle Csr Shootout
The 27th Annual Muscle Car Shootout Labor Day weekend is an excellent way to cap off your summer, with wild drag racing and an incredible road racing lineup. It's the third and final drag race in the Muscle Car Series, featuring drag cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. This race will determine series champions, so the intensity level will be red-lining. The 2.5-mile Competition Road Course will be busy with the SCCA Jack Pine Sprints. Off track, fans will be treated to a classic car show, live music and a unique fireworks club shoot by Northern Lighters Pyrotechnics. On-site camping available. One ticket gets you these great events and every ticket includes a pit pass. On-site camping is available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   September 4, 2015 - September 6, 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:   September 4-6, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Sep 04   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Sep 04   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 4, 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
Sep 04   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:   September 4, 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.
Sep 05   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:   September 5, 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:   Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Sep 05   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:   September 5, 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.
Sep 08   Business After Hours - Great River Eye Clinic

Join Great River Eye Clinic as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm at their Baxter Clinic.

Enjoy an evening of learning more about Great River Eye Clinic (formerly Crosby Eye Clinic) and the changes they have made. After a short presentation, you can visit with the staff while enjoying refreshments.

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:   September 8, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://crosbyeyeclinic.com/
Location:   Great River Eye Clinic
7636 Design Road
Baxter, MN
56425
Contact:   Patty Hartman, 218-825-1976
Email:   patty@crosbyeyeclinic.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, September 8, 2015
4:30-6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Sep 08   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 8, 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
Sep 09   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:   September 9, 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
Sep 10   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:   September 10, 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:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 10   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:   September 10, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentialHealth.org/BeinServices
Location:   Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
6967 Lake Forest Rd
Baxter, MN 56425



 
Contact:   218-828-7583
Date/Time Details:   September 10, 2015
9 - 11 am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 10   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:   September 10, 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.
Sep 10   Walking Club

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! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   September 10, 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
Sep 11 - Sep 13   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:   September 11, 2015 - September 13, 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:   September 11-13, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Every ticket includes a pit pass
Sep 11   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Sep 11   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 11, 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
Sep 11   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:   September 11, 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.
Sep 12   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:   September 12, 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.
Sep 14   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto 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:   September 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:   September 14, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Sep 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   September 14, 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.
Sep 15   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 15, 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
Sep 17   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:   September 17, 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.
Sep 17   Walking Club

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! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   September 17, 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
Sep 18   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time: