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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 = $15 - 10x20 = $30
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
Aug 28 - Sep 12   Martin Nelson Solo Exhibit
Martin Nelson Solo Exhibit at Franklin Art Center
Date:   August 28, 2015 - September 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.mnartists.org/martinnelson
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Date/Time Details:   August 28-September 12
Sep 04 - Sep 05   Nimrod Labor Day Bull Bash
Enjoy the last of summer with a Bash! Nimrod Bull Riding along with Nimrod days gives families a chance to enjoy the last of summer! Two days of fun with a performance starting Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 5pm. Including live bull riding action along with muttin bustin for the kids! Followed by live music in the barn Friday. Free camping is available right at the ranch.
Date:   September 4, 2015 - September 5, 2015
Website:   http://meechbuckingbulls.com
Location:   Nimrod, MN
Contact:   Heidi, 218-639-3673
Email:   hhodgden@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   August 7, 2015 - 7pm
August 8, 2015 - 5pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $15
Kids - $11
Sep 04 - Sep 06   27th Annual GSTA Muscle Car 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   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 04   Costco Company Day
Come for breakfast or lunch while browsing the COSTCO table!

Come and check out COSTCO's healthy products and see what they are all about!

They will also have membership packets and information available and answer any questions you may have.



 
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County Rd 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday Sept. 3 and Friday Sept. 4, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE event, meals available for purchase. COSTCO Employees receive a free meal with designated coupon.
Sep 04   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 04   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 04   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Sep 04   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Sep 04   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:   September 4, 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
Sep 04   First Friday at Franklin!
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. This family-friendly evening consists of a children's art exhibit (submissions accepted prior to the event), open artist studios, multiple gallery openings, open mic nights, food and drinks, art projects, and much more! 

The July 3rd event includes three gallery openings: Fabulous Fibers in The Crossing Arts Gallery, Le Carnivale in the New Bohemian Gallery, and Car Show/Cat Show in the Resident Artists Gallery.  To celebrate the latter, there will be a car show in the Franklin parking lot!

First Fridays at Franklin - it's the place to be!
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of each month.
5 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
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   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   September 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
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 - Sep 06   8th Annual Arts Off 84 Crawl
Please join us for a fun family friendly event over Labor Day weekend along Highway 84 between Pine River and Longville.

Art's Off 84 mission is to promote works of local artists and provide an art presence to the Pine River, Longville and surrounding areas.  This juried event features high end art forms as well as quality handcrafted items.

Watch for the Art Crawl signs the days of the event to guide you to the artist locations.
Date:   September 5, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.artsoff84.com
Location:   Pine River, Longville and surrounding areas
Contact:   Jan Sadtherr, Chairman
Email:   artsoff84@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, September 5  9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, September 6  10 AM - 4 PM
 
Sep 05   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
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 05   St. Mathias- Field of Dreams
The Farm on St. Mathias is hosting Part 2 of a multi-part concert series called Field of Dreams, featuring Dedric Clark and The Social Animals. https://www.facebook.com/events/452448971583090/ http://dcsocialanimals.com/

"Roots Music Concert Series – The Social Animals, Saturday, September 5, 2015

BRAINERD, Minn. --Foxfire Festivals, a 501c3 nonprofit division of The Farm on St. Mathias, announces the final concert in a series of Roots Music Concert Series for 2015. 

On Saturday, September 5, 2015, Foxfire Festivals and Shrinkrap Productions present the final concert of the season at The Farm on St. Mathias, featuring The Social Animals as part of their fall Midwest Tour. 

As a teenager in the sleepy northern Minnesota town of Cloquet, singer/guitarist Dedric Clark began fine-tuning his songs and putting them out into the world by way of basement-recorded demos and warmly shot videos of the band performing in an old renovated church. One of those videos caught the attention of Ben Fowler (a Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer known for his work with Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd), who invited Clark down to Nashville to talk about recording an album. Just a few months later, Clark returned to Nashville to team up with Fowler on what would become the magnetic full-length debut from The Social Animals.

To further sharpen their focus on making music, the Social Animals relocated to Portland, Oregon. “The main reason we moved was to free ourselves from the distractions of home, even if some of them are good distractions,” Clark says. “We wanted to be in a place where we only concentrate on the band, and we can play constantly.” Despite that intensified sense of purpose, The Social Animals remain committed to a certain free and easy spirit, especially when it comes to their live performances. “We keep it fun for the crowd,” Clark says. “We want them to feel connected to what we’re singing about, but also to get up and move around if they’re feeling it. Playful with an edge of seriousness is what we aim for.”

This concert series is sponsored by The Farm on St. Mathias.  All proceeds will benefit Foxfire Festivals’ mission to “foster and promote arts and crafts through the use of traditional and roots music, storytelling, dance, artisans and agriculture” and to further support the upcoming 2016 Roots Music Concert Series. 

The cost is $10.00.  Gates open at 5:00 PM with the performance scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM. Farm fresh food, beer, cocktails and free camping will be available. Bring chairs!

For more information, visit
www.thefarmonstmathias.com and follow The Farm on St. Mathias on  Facebook."

 
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thefarmonstmathias.com/event-calendar/current-events-2/
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Matt Taylor, 218-330-9435
Email:   matt.cfx@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 5th.
Gates open at 5:00 PM 
Performance scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.
Fees/Admission:   $10/ ticket.
Sep 05   End of Summer Bash
End of Summer Bash features High Energy, live rock music - outdoor on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.

7 pm - Junk FM
10 - 11:30 pm - Bed of Roses (Bon Jovi Tribute)

All advance tickets include buy one get one free drink coupon.
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.huff-entainment.com
Location:   Green Lantern
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Erik or Carolyn Huff, 218-764-2151
Email:   huff@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 5, 2015
Music starts at 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   See www.huff-entertainment.com
Sep 05   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Decade 7 - Steely Dan to Chevy Van. Playing music created after Woodstock and before MTV. Simply, the sound of the '70's will fill town square this evening. Always a favorite!

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Sep 06   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   September 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Sep 06   Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Enjoy Live Music on the Patio every Sunday at 1 pm while sipping on our Sunday Funday $3 Tap of the Day and $3 Drink of the Day!  

Following is a list of all our performers throughout the Summer:
June 7: Reed Nelson
June 14: Seth Doud
June 21: Shane Martin
June 28: Bryan Barber
July 5: Seth Doud
July 12: Dave Hudson
July 19: Shane Martin
July 26: Bryan Barber
August 2: Dave Hudson
August 9: Reed Nelson
August 16: TBD
August 23: Shane Martin
August 30: Bryan Barber
September 6: Seth Doud 

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   September 6, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 08   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 08   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 08   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
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 clinic location in Baxter. Gain knowledge about the array of services offered at Great River Eye Clinic while touring the medical facility. Meet the doctors who recently joined the practice and help them celebrate 40 years in the eye care business.

Don't forget your business cards while networking and use them to enter your name in the grand prize drawing for a pair of designer sunglasses of your choice, valued up to $250! Be sure to bring your old eyeglasses, no longer being used, to this event which will be donated to the Lions Club. Your name will be entered an additional time for each pair donated.

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   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! Light refreshments served.
Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingartpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday evenings:
July 21, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 6, October 20
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
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 09   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 09   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 09   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 09   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Sep 09   American Health & Safety Institute (ASHI) CPR
The Brainerd Family YMCA will be offering an American Health and Safety Institute CPR for the community and the work place. Participants will learn to recognize and respond to the signals of heart attack, cardiac arrest and stroke as well as other medical emergencies for adults, children and infants including obstructed airway (choking), allergic reactions and drowning. Participants will earn a 2-year certification card. This class is taught by Dianna Jenkins, a certified instructor with the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI). 

Register now, class sizes are limited. Classes must be paid for at time of registration. Online registration is available at brainerdlakesymca.org.
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   06:15 PM - 09:15 PM
Website:   http:// brainerdlakesymca.org
Location:   Brainerd Family YMCA
602 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Jane at the YMCA at (218) 829-4767
Date/Time Details:   Class will meet Tuesday, September 9, 2015
6:15 – 9:15 pm at the YMCA. 

 
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $52 for YMCA Members and $57 for Community Members.
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:   Colleen Dols 218-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrianerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 10   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
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   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 10   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 10   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
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 - Sep 13   Fall Lakes Area Home Tour
The Lakes Area Home Tour is an annual open-house tour throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area, held in the spring and fall, hosted by the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association (MMBA).

The free event allows the public to tour the beautiful homes and learn more about the latest products and technology available in new home construction. The self-guided tour allows for you to visit any of the homes in any order.
Date:   September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.midmnba.org
Location:   Throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area.
Home Tour addresses:
34493 County Road 39, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
7726 White Overlook Drive, Breezy Point, MN  56472
7280 Fairway Lane, Breezy Point, MN  56472
1840 Hidden Loon Trail SW, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
8376 Gullwood Drive, Lake Shore, MN  56468
21416 Paradise Drive, Nisswa, MN 56468
492 Blue Jay Court, Brainerd, MN 56401
 

 
Contact:   Mid-Minnesota Builders Association, 218-829-4982
Email:   mmba@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 11-13, 2015
Friday & Saturday, 12 - 6 pm
Sunday, 12 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free, self-guided tour.
Sep 11   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 11   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 11   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 11   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Sep 11   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
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   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   September 12, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Sep 12 - Sep 13   Minnesota Fishing Museum's Antique and Collectibles Show
Over the years generous supporters have donated a variety of collectible items, some fishing related and some not. We have a surplus of these items and will make them available to interested buyers at this event.
Date:   September 12, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.mnfishingmuseum.com
Location:   LeBourget Park
Hwy 27 & Paul Larson Memorial Drive
Little Falls, MN
Contact:   Minnesota Fishing Museum, 320-616-2011
Email:   mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com
Date/Time Details:   September 12 & 13, 2015
Fees/Admission:   FREE to attend.
Sep 12   21st Annual Pequot Lakes Arts & Crafts Fair

There is nothing better than enjoying a beautiful fall day and celebrating the end of a busy summer. Enjoy strolling through the Trailside Park in the heart of Pequot Lakes and observing the bountiful array of hand-made crafts, vendor booths, food wagons, and kids activities.

Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:  
Trailside Park (east of Highway 371 and County Road 11)
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce (218) 568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
September 12, 2015
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free community event





 
Sep 12   Bill Grange Featured Artist
Bill Grange will be the featured member artist at The Crossing Arts Alliance through September. As part of TCAA’s 2nd Saturday events, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Bill will be on-hand in the Crossing Arts Gift Shop with a selection of his contemporary wall plates, domestic pottery, and enchanting paintings. Visitors are encouraged to stop in and meet the artist.  As a special treat, Bill will be giving away a limited number of free, signed prints during the event.  Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Also in the gallery for 2nd Saturday, Nebraska-based metalsmith and painter Lynn Bowes will display and sell her oil paintings inspired by her prairie landscape, as well as her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Lynn will be teaching a ‘Basics of Torch-Fired Enamel’ class on Friday Sep. 11 in which students will learn to use a torch and powdered enamels on copper to create a pair of earrings or a pendant. Class fee of $40 for TCAA members or $45 for non-members includes all materials and instruction. See crossingarts.org for details.
 
Artist Abra Fisk will be leading the 2nd Saturday Flipside Kids arts class, Finger Knitting, and spinner Susan Stark will demonstrate how yarn is made. Kids will learn to knit using only their fingers and yarn. This class is $3 per child/$5 per family. No child is turned away due to need. No pre-registration is needed.
 
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/
Location:   The Crossing Arts Alliance Gift Shop at Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, Mn 56401
Contact:   218.833.0416
Date/Time Details:   September 12
10 am - 2 pm
Sep 12   Jes Lee Shimek Photography- Visiting Artist
Jes Lee Shimek Photography- Visiting Artist
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/
Location:   The Crossing Arts Gallery
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218.833.0416
Date/Time Details:   September 12
10 am - 2 pm
Sep 12   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Hours of operation:
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train.  Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village.  This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century.  Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/nisswa-pioneer-village-11233
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218.963.3570
Date/Time Details:  
September only - Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 12   Flipside Kids 2nd Saturdays at Franklin Arts Center
Join Flipside Kids on the second Saturdays for fun-filled opportunities for creative expression.

This session will include Flipside finger knitting!!!
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2015
July 11, 2015
August, 2015
September 12, 2015
10 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Suggested material fee donation: $3/child or $5/family
No child will be turned away because of financial need.
Sep 12   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 12   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 6 and 20, 2015
July 4 and 18, 2015
August 1, 15 and 29, 2015
September 12

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 12   Third Annual Walk & Wheel Event
To promote the Brainerd City Council walkable and bikeable neighborhood strategic initiative, the 3rd Annual Walk and Wheel Event is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015.  The event will take place from 11am to 2pm on Laurel Street between South 5th Street and South 6th Street. 
 
Please join the Walkable Bikeable City Committee to celebrate the City of Brainerd’s commitment to walkable and bikeable neighborhoods and making a better city place to live, work and play. The event will have guided walking and biking tours that will begin at approximately 11:15 am.  A bike rodeo to learn about helmet fitting, bike safety, maintenance, safety gear, road safety and more at free “minute clinics.”  There will be exhibits by area merchants and event sponsors, healthy snacks, face painting, and music by Hans Blix and the Weapon Inspectors!  
 
Wear your walking shoes or ride your bike, bring your water bottle (free refills at the water station),  and lawn chair or blanket for the program. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Brainerd Food Shelf.
 

To keep up to date on the Walk and Wheel Event and the City of Brainerd Walkable Bikeable Community Committee like us on Facebook.
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://tinyurl.com/Brainerdwalkbike
Location:   Laurel Street between South 5th Street and South 6th Street.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Mark Ostgarden, (218) 828-2309
Email:   mostgarden@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 12, 2015. 
11 am to 2 pm

The event will have guided walking and biking tours that will begin at approximately 11:15 am. 
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 13   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   September 13, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
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   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   September 15, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 15   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 15, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 15   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 15, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
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 16   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 16   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 16   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 16   2015 United Way Chili Cook Off
Here's your invitation to showcase your business and the care that you have for your community at the annual United Way Chili Cook off scheduled for September 16, 2015 at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd. This event has become a well-loved and highly anticipated event in the community and a fun way to launch the fundraising campaign for Crow Wing and Southern Cass County United Way.
Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.unitedwaynow.org
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lindsey Sorenson, (218) 829-2619
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
Setup - 7 am
Heat to temp - 10:45 am
Sample to judges - 11 am
Serve to public - 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Fees/Admission:   Sponsorships range from $25 to $100
Sep 16   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Sep 17   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 17   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 17   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 17   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 17   Brainerd Public Library Brown Bag Lunch & Learn - Crow Wing Energized Falls Coalition
Crow Wing Energized is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn opportunity at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. 5th Street.  A  recent Crow Wing County Health survey reveals how healthy we are. The survey developed by Crow Wing Energized, Minnesota Department of Health, Essentia Institute of Rural Health, and Crow Wing County Community Health compiles feedback from nearly 750 residents of Crow Wing County to identify key areas where health improvement can take place. Jessica Waytashek, Crow Wing Energized Workplace Wellness Goal Group Co-Lead and Health & Wellness Coordinator at Mills Family of Companies, will share key findings from this survey that include eating habits, exercise and health disparities.
 
The monthly lunch and learns are part of the Making Healthy Choices noon series that is a collaboration with Brainerd Public Library, area organizations, and Crow Wing Energized focused on various aspects of health and wellness in our community. 
 
These events are free of charge and all are welcome and encouraged to bring their own healthy lunch to enjoy while learning!
 
 
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/library/
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-3103
Date/Time Details:   Thursday September 17, 2015
12:00 noon - 1 pm
Sep 17   LakesPROUD: Business Summit AND Business After Hours
Support communities you care about.
Support businesses you believe in.


We all have the power to strengthen our economy. Each time we spend our money, we buy more than just a product or service. We make an important investment decision that impacts local jobs, local generosity and the well-being of our communities. Whether we know it or not, everyday choices are writing the story of our future in the Lakes Area.

Join five Chambers of Commerce for the launch of a major campaign to inspire local businesses, organizations and consumers to take pride in every purchase... because every purchase matters.

2:00 - Registration for Business Summit
2:30 - Welcome & Intro
  • John Landsburg, Lakes PROUD Chair
  • Shawn Hansen, Nisswa Chamber of Commerce
2:45 - Keynote Speaker
  • Joe Grafton, American Independent Business Alliance (see bio below)
3:45 - Business Panel Discussion - participate and share your opinions
  • moderated by Matt Kilian, Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
  • Panelists include:
    • Jenny Smith, Cycle Path & Paddle
    • Amy Swensen, Backyard Greenhouse & Cuyuna Chamber board member
    • Steve Mau, Brainerd General Rental
    • additional panelists TBD!
4:30 - Regional Business After Hoursfor members of all Chambers!
5:00 - Campaign Launch - learn how your business can join the campaign!
  • Jessica Holmvig, Cuyuna Chamber of Commerce
6:00 - Event Conclusion

Registration Required:
$10 per person for one or both events

*Events include refreshments and networking. All proceeds will benefit Lakes PROUD. All are welcome to attend the event, but businesses must be Chamber members in order to participate in the Lakes PROUD campaign.




 
About the Keynote Speaker, Joe Grafton:
Joe has dedicated the last decade of his life to shifting culture and paradigms to support sustainable local economies and community-based businesses. After a decade of work as a staff member in the Localization movement, including The American Independent Business Alliance and at Somerville Local First, a leading local business alliance, Joe is now a partner at a mission-driven foodservice consulting practice.  He serves as the Treasurer of the Board at the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts and Chief Operating Officer of Together Boston, a 7 year old Music, Art & Technology festival. Joe brings skills and experience in fundraising, speaking, training, marketing, social media, operations and planning and board development workshops


Special thanks to American Express OPEN for helping to make this event possible!
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesproud.com
Location:   The NP Space (Northern Pacific Center)
210 Blacksmith Circle
Brainerd, MN 56401

Catering by Prairie Bay.
Contact:   Shawn Hansen, Nisswa 218-963-2620 || Anita Hollenhorst, Brainerd 218-822-7128 || Jessica Holmvig, Cuyuna 218-546-8131
Email:   info@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 17, 2015
2:30 pm Local Business Summit
4:30 pm Business After Hours
Fees/Admission:   $10 per person for one or both events
Sep 17   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Sep 17   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Sep 18 - Sep 20   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:   September 18, 2015 - September 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:   September 18 - 20, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Sep 18   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 18   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 18   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 18   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Sep 18   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Sep 18   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 18, 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 18   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 18, 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 19   Nisswa Fall Festival
The Nisswa Fall Festival along with the 10th annual Smokin' Hot BBQ Challenge will be held on September 19th!  Fall Festival activities include:  Kids Zone with crafts, games and bounce houses, trailside art & craft show, horse drawn wagon rides, music and food.
Date:   September 19, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com
Location:   All around Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218.963.2620
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 19, 2015
10 am - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!!!
Sep 19   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   September 19, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Sep 19   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! 
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
360666 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month through October.
9:30 am to 12 pm
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Sep 19   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Hours of operation:
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train.  Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village.  This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century.  Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/nisswa-pioneer-village-11233
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218.963.3570
Date/Time Details:  
September only - Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 19   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 19   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 19, 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 20   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   September 20, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Sep 20   '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:   September 20, 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.
Sep 22   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   September 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 22   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 22, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 22   TRIAD Presents: Elder Abuse
Do you know the signs of elder abuse?
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Sexual
  • Exploitation
  • Neglect
  • Abandonment
  • Isolation
TRIAD Presents: ELDER ABUSE
Presenters: Ian Wilson, Sheriff's Investigator & Sandra Larson, Social Worker
Plus: Caregiver Panel for Discussion

Coffee and cookies will be served.
 
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Date:   September 22, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location:   Crow Wing County Land Services Building
322 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-4749
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, September 22, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   Free Event
Sep 22   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 22, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 22   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 22, 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 23   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 23, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 23   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 23, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 23   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 23, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 23   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   September 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Sep 24 - Sep 26   2015 Crosslake Days

Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages including a classic and custom car, motorcycle and tractor show, arts & crafts fair, chili cook-off, kid's activities, live music and much more. Join us and enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors!  Crosslake is the place to be September 24-26, 2015.  
Chili Beads will be available at participating merchants.  Wear your beads and cash in on sweet and spicy deals from Chamber member merchants all over Crosslake!

2015 Crosslake Days Committee: Chair -Heather Jones - Barstock Liquors and Committee members -  Wendy Jensen, Northland Press - Sherry Gibbons, Servpro of Brainerd and Park Rapids - Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro - Pat Netko, Lake Country Crafts and Cones - Leann Pitzl, Frandsen Bank & Trust, Annette Ecklund and Jeff Ganske - Crosslake Auto Body
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members click here for : Sponsorship Opportunities  -  Business Participation Form -
Chili Cook Off Forms

Event information is added and updated as it becomes available. All events subject to change. 
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
9 a.m.         Search for the Missing Chili Pepper
                    
Hidden someplace within the city limits of Crosslake is a chili pepper! 
                    Find it and cash in on a prize basket worth more than $1,000!
                    One of three daily clues released

4 - 6 p.m.    Open House and Customer Appreciation Party
                   
Select Therapy - 35544 Sand Point Drive

5 - 8 p.m.    Crosslake Night Out 
                    
Shop late at participating retail shops - Look for the green balloons

7 p.m.        CASA Herbalife Family Foundation Bike Ride  
                  The Crossfire - 36184 CR 66

Friday, September 25, 2015
9 a.m.       Search for the Missing Chili Pepper
                  
Hidden someplace within the city limits of Crosslake is a chili pepper! 
                  Find it and cash in on a prize basket worth more than $1,000!
                  Second of three daily clues released

7 p.m.       Outdoor Movie at the Campground - ET
                 35507 CR 66

9 p.m.       Live Music
                  Bourbon Room - 38136 CR 66
            
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.   14th Annual Custom & Classic Car, Motorcycle and Tractor Show
                            NEW FOR 2015 - Register your tractors in the show!
                           PRINT AND RETURN YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION FORM NOW
                            Crosslake Town Square - 14287 Gould Street  
                            All entries eligible for door prizes 
                            8 a.m. Registration   
                            10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Public viewing
                           3 p.m. Awards 
 
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.   40th Annual Jul Kaffe Festival Bazaar
                            Crosslake Lutheran Church - 35960 CR 66

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    Hand Crafted Artisans & Vendors
                            Old Exchange Lot - 36095 CR 66
                       
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    29th Annual Whitefish Lions Bazaar & Flea Market
                            Birch Lake Counseling Lot - 35808 CR 66

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Bungee Jump Trampoline 
                            Lake Country Crafts and Cones - 36084 CR 66

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 2K Dam Walk 4 CMT Awareness
                            
Crosslake Recreation Area Pavilion - 35507 CR 66

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Grand Opening Celebration and Open House
                           
Crosslake Fitness - 33583 CR 3

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Crosslake Firefighters Emergency Services Open House
                         
   37028 CR 66

11 a.m - 4 p.m.   Maucieri's Beer Garden - featuring craft beers
                            Crosslake Town Square- 14287 Gould Street

12 p.m.               29th Annual Chili Cook-off  
               
             Judging begins at 11:30 a.m.. - Crosslake Welcome Center
                            Sampling begins at noon till gone at participating businesses
                            Peoples Choice ballots collected at 3 p.m.
                            Barstock Liquors
                            Cedar Chest
                            Crosslake Auto Body @ Crosslake Town Square
                            Crosslake Community School

                            Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion 
                            Crosslake Fitness
                            Crosslake Firefighters
                            Crosslake Historical Society
                            First National Bank @ Judy's House of Gifts
                            Golden Horizons Assisted Living
                            Grand Champion Meats
                            Itasca Leathergoods
                            JAG Interior Solutions
                            Kelli Engstrom Photography 
                            Lake Country Crafts & Cones
                            Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe
                            Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
                            Nordic Haus
                            Peppy Pete's Gourmet Salsa
                            Riverwood Bank
                            The Bourbon Room
                            The Crossfire
                             US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
                                        (check back for more chili locations)
                             Zorbaz

12 - 2 p.m.         Craft Beer Tasting with Jack Pine Brewery
          
                 Barstock Liqours - 35579 Pioneer Drive
                           
12 - 3 p.m.         Live music featuring Emily Hammer and 1919 Root Beer
                          
RiverWood Bank - 36139 CR 66

12 - 3 p.m.         Bon-fire, S'mores and lawn games with Bobber the Water Safety Dog
                           US Army Corp Crosslake Campground - 35507 CR 66

1 - 3 p.m.           Local author Mike Holst book signing
                           Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe - 35746 Allen Ave

1 - 3 p.m.           Bingo 
                           The Crossfire - 36184 CR 66

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Live music featuring Headin Back Classic Country & Rock
                           Cedar Chest - 33350 CR 3
                                                      
2 p.m.                6th Annual Crosslake Disc Golf Classic
                          Crosslake Community Center - 14126 Daggett Pine Road
                          Shotgun start - $10 - prizes for top three winners - all ages welcome

4 p.m. - close    Live music featuring The Timeless Band
                           
Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion  - 35112 CR 3
                                                       
7 - 9 p.m.           Historic Log Village Cider & Candlelight Tour
                           Crosslake Historical Society - 35404 CR 3

9 p.m. - close     Live Music
                            Bourbon Room - 38136 CR 66
                        


THE 2014 CHILI PEPPER WAS FOUND off Sand Point Drive on the south side of the dam.
Congratulations Nick, Jacob and Ely Buckentin (Crosslake) and Chad, Payton and Tyler Jungers (Mahtomedi) cashing in on a prize basket worth more than $1,400!
2014 CHILI COOK-OFF RESULTS:
Judges Choice:  1st Place - RiverWood Bank
                           2nd Place - The Wharf
                           3rd Place - Crosslake Firefighters
Peoples Choice: 1st Place: RiverWood Bank
                            2nd Place: Manhattan's 
                            3rd Place: Edina Realty
2014 CAR SHOW RESULTS:
Peoples Choice Auto: Fred Damico - Lakeville, MN - 1969 Ford Bronco
Peoples Choice Motorcycle: Mark Jensen - Crosslake, MN - 1972 Lightning 650
Entrants Choice Auto: Lauren Lampl - Grand Rapids, MN - 1961 300G
Entrants Choice Motorcycle: Robert McKenna - Brainerd, MN- 2005 Slammer

   

Date:   September 24, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:  
Throughout the town of Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
September 24-26, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Purchase $5 souvenir Chili Beads for deals from these Chamber member businesses! Valid 9-24 thru 9-26 unless otherwise noted.
Barstock Liquors - 10% off all regular priced beer (Fri.-Sat. only)
Cedar Chest - $2 Coors Light Tap; $3 Fireball shots; $5 trio mini burgers
Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion - $2 16 oz. tap beer (Fri.-Sat. only)
Dairy Queen - $1 off any size blizzard; $4 off any DQ frozen cake
Crosslake Fitness - 1 day free workout pass (valid thru Jan.1, 2016)
Grand Champion Meats - Buy 3 get 1 free snack sticks & jerky
Itasca Leathergoods - no shipping or surcharges on custom orders; free set of coasters with purchase
Kelli Engstrom Photography - 1/2 price "studio" portrail session for 1 person (valid thru Oct. 31, 2015)
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe - 20% off all Life is Good products
Lundrigans - 15% off all regular priced items
Nordic Haus - 29% off one regular priced item
The Bourbon Room - $2 Coors Light tap; $6 Alcohol Root Beer Floats
Zorbaz - $3 Coors Light Tapz; $2.75 Coors Light Bottles; $10 Macho Nachoz (Valid Sat.-Sun. only)
 
Sep 24   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   September 24, 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:   Colleen Dols 218-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 24   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 24   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 24   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 24   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 24   Mt. Ski Gull Annual Fall Fundraiser
Join us for FUN evening for all ages at The fabulous NP Space in The Northern Pacific Center! Enjoy foods tastings from area restaurants, beer & wine tastings, games, raffles, an amazing silent and live auction and more! Tickets can be purchased at www.skigull.com . Mount Ski Gull is a Non-Profit recreational facility in Nisswa, MN.
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.skigull.com
Location:   The NP Space at Northern Pacific Center in Brainerd
210 Blacksmith Circle
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-963-4353
Email:   info@skigull.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 24, 2015
5:30-8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $40/Adult
Kids are FREE with paid adult
Group of 10 in advance for $350
Sep 24   Charity Bike Ride for Kids
A Crosslake Days Event! Come join us to support kids all over the world get good nutrition through the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF)

A bike ride with (2) courses you can choose from: advanced or leisure. Bring your water bottles!

Delicious smoothie after the ride provided!

 
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   06:50 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda Steidler, (218) 692-2411 or (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 24, 2015
Meet at The Crossfire at 6:50 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 donation
Sep 25 - Sep 26   International Vintage Boat Show
The world's most important vintage boat show is coming to the docks at Bar Harbor Supper Club in September of 2015. The Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS), an international organization founded in 1974 with over 7,000 members and over 50 local chapters around the world, has chosen Bar Harbor Supper Club and the Gull Lake area to host its annual meeting and show.
 
"We're expecting over 100 of the finest vintage boats in the world to converge in the Brainerd area for this event", said Steve Shoop, President of the Bob Speltz Land O Lakes (BSLOL) Chapter of ACBS. "We're really excited to be able to host an event of this magnitude and prestige here on Gull Lake. The folks at Bar Harbor have really rolled out the red carpet for this event, including completing a major dock expansion to accommodate the expected number of boats."
 
"The great news for vintage boat lovers is that the show is open to the public, Friday September 25, and Saturday September 26. While there are a number of very active vintage boat collectors right here locally, this show will also attract the best of the best vintage boats from around the country, so spectators will be able to see boats they might not otherwise have the chance to see."
Date:   September 25, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Location:   Bar Harbor Supper Club
8164 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Steve Shoop at steve@woodsandwater2014.org Dave Bortner, BSLOL Event Chairman, at dave@woodsandwater2015.org
Email:   dave@woodsandwater2015.org
Date/Time Details:   September 25 and 26, 2015
Sep 25   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 25   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 25   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 25   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Sep 25   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Sep 25   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 25, 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 25   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 25, 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 25   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground has been the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer!  Kick off Crosslake Days and bring a blanket, lawn chairs and the family for the last showing of the season.

Tonight's movie is ET - After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

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:   September 25, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Miranda Peters US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   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.
Sep 26 - Sep 27   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:   September 26, 2015 - September 27, 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 26 - 27, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Sep 26   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   September 26, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Sep 26   2015 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
The Crosslake Ideal Lions wraps up the monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures at this end of the season sale in the heart of Crosslake! 
Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 AM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Route 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Doreen Gallaway 218-838-8219
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 26, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
Sep 26   Chilli Fest during Crosslake Days at The Crossfire

Come check out our chilli! We will have a delicious recipe to share and sample! Sampling starts at 11:30 am.

Also check out our FREE samples and get in on special drawings!

Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 26, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE Samples! Meals available to purchase.
Sep 26   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Hours of operation:
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train.  Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village.  This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century.  Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/nisswa-pioneer-village-11233
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218.963.3570
Date/Time Details:  
September only - Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 26   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 26   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 26, 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 27   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   September 27, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Sep 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   September 27, 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
Sep 28   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:   September 28, 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 28, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Sep 29   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   September 29, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 29   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 29, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 29   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 29, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 29   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! Light refreshments served.
Date:   September 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingartpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday evenings:
July 21, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 6, October 20
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Sep 29   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 29, 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 30   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   September 30, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Sep 30   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 30, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 30   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   September 30, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Oct 01 - Oct 03   Fall Garage Sale at the Minnesota Fishing Museum
The annual spring and fall garage sales are becoming more popular and bigger than ever. Shop early for the best selection of gently used, clean items.
Date:   October 1, 2015 - October 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.mnfishingmuseum.com
Location:   Minnesota Fishing Museum & Education Center
304 West Broadway
Little Falls, MN
Contact:   Minnesota Fishing Museum & Education Center, (320) 616-2011
Email:   mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com
Date/Time Details:   October 1-3, 2015
Oct 01   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 01   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Oct 01   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 01   Essentia Health offers "Healthy Hour" Education Classes for the Public
Essentia Health is offering free education classes the first Thursday of every month, no registration is required. Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting A on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic, 2024 South 6th Street in Brainerd. A light snack of fresh fruit, coffee and water will be included.
 
Please join us for the following classes:
 
September 3, 2015, What is Pre Diabetes?
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Deb Bergstrom, RN, will discuss what pre diabetes means. Can this be prevented?
  • Goal setting for the month
 
October 1, 2015, Vaccinations
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Deanne Ehlert, Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner, discusses adult vaccinations.  What are they and what are they for?
  • Goal setting for the month
 
November 5, 2015, Alzheimers
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Jenna Herbig, MSW, LGSW Program Manager Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota, will provide information on Alzheimer’s.
  • Goal setting for the month.
 
December 3, 2015 Healthy Holiday Eating
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Teresa Farrell, Registered Dietitian, will discuss healthy holiday eating
  • Goal setting for the month
 
January 7, 2016 Lung Cancer Screening
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Nate Kline, Pulmonology Nurse Practitioner, will discuss new advances in lung cancer screening.
  • Goal setting for the month
 
 
Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Essentia Clinic  Meeting A
2024 South 6th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Miranda Anderson 218.828.7564
Date/Time Details:   September 3, 2015
October 1, 2015
November 5, 2015
December 3, 2015
January 7, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free

 
Oct 01   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Oct 02   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 02   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 02   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Oct 02   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:   October 2, 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
Oct 02   Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame Dinner
The 2015 Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame dinner will be during Homecoming Week on the evening of Friday, October 2 at Norway Center, Grand View Lodge.

To attend, please stop by Washington Ed Svcs. Room 209A, call 218-824-6912 or e-mail info@bpsf.org. There are no tickets, you name will be  placed on a list. Cost is $25. 

 
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://bpsf.org/index.cfm?pageid=61
Location:   Grand View Lodge, Norway Center
23521 Nokomis Ave,
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   218-454-6912
Email:   janet.horn@isd181.org.
Date/Time Details:   Social - 5 pm
Dinner - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   There are no tickets but you will be added to the Guest List - - $25 each* Write your check to "BPSF".

Event Sponsorships are $250, and include program material placement, 2 tickets, and mention during the program. Please email info@bpsf.org if you are interested in a sponsorship. 
Oct 02   First Friday at Franklin!
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. This family-friendly evening consists of a children's art exhibit (submissions accepted prior to the event), open artist studios, multiple gallery openings, open mic nights, food and drinks, art projects, and much more! 

The July 3rd event includes three gallery openings: Fabulous Fibers in The Crossing Arts Gallery, Le Carnivale in the New Bohemian Gallery, and Car Show/Cat Show in the Resident Artists Gallery.  To celebrate the latter, there will be a car show in the Franklin parking lot!

First Fridays at Franklin - it's the place to be!
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of each month.
5 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Oct 02   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 2, 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
Oct 02   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:   October 2, 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.
Oct 03   Warrior Homecoming River Run
Kick off your Homecoming weekend and participate in the annual 5K/10K run/walk whose proceeds benefit Warrior Athletics, Arts, Academics & Activities.  This event has some great additions including a 10K and a flat, beautiful course!

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, Karma Race Management and the Brainerd Nordic Ski Team are excited to provide you with a beautiful race along the Mississippi River.  So, pull out your Brainerd Warrior gear and kick off your homecoming weekend with some old fashioned competition!
Date:   October 3, 2015
Website:   http//:bpsf.org
Location:   Kiwanis Park and Don Adamson Field
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   http://www.warriorhomecomingrun.com
Email:   info@bpsf.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 3, 2015
Fees/Admission:   5K Student $20 ($30 Race Day) Adults $25 ($35 Race Day) 10K Students $25 ($35 Race Day) Adults $30 ($40 Race Day)
Oct 03   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   October 3, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Oct 03   Warriors Homecoming Run
Kick off your Homecoming weekend and participate in the annual 5k /10k run/walk whose proceeds benefit Warrior Athletics, Arts, Academics & Activities. The event this year has some great additions including a 10k and a flat, beautiful course! 

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, Karma Race Management and the Brainerd Nordic Ski Team are excited to provide you with a beautiful race along the Mississippi River.

So, pull out your Brainerd Warrior gear and kick off your homecoming weekend with some old fashioned competition! 

We look forward to seeing you race day!
Date:   October 3, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://bpsf.org/index.cfm?home
Location:   Kiwanis Park
1101 East River Road
Brainerd, MN  56401

Don Adamson Field - East River Road and West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, 218-454-6921 Karma Race Management, 218-330-6102
Email:   karmaracemanagement@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 3, 2015
8 am
Fees/Admission:   10 K 
Adults (19 yrs +) $35 + fee
Students  $25 + fee

5K
Adults (19 yrs +)  $30 + fee
Students $20 + fee
Oct 03   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:   October 3, 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.
Oct 04   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   October 4, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Oct 05   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:   October 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Date/Time Details:   October 5, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Oct 06   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   October 6, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 06   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   October 6, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Oct 06   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 6, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 06   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! Light refreshments served.
Date:   October 6, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingartpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday evenings:
July 21, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 6, October 20
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Oct 06   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   October 6, 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
Oct 07   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   October 7, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Oct 07   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 7, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 07   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   October 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Oct 08   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:   October 8, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Oct 08   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   October 8, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 08   Housing Law & Resources Training (Bemidji)
4th Annual Housing Law & Resources Training for Landlords, Realtors, Property Managers, and Housing Service Providers (Realtor CEUS applied for) Working with the City on Rental Issues/Housing Codes (Marty McDonough, Municipal Affairs Director, Minnesota Multi-Housing Assoc., Bloomington, MN & Jerry Linke, Housing Inspector, Bemidji) Tax & Financial Considerations for Rental Property Owners: ¦ Cash Flow ¦ Depreciation ¦ Income Tax Implications ¦ Record-keeping (Dane A. Jones, CPA, Krigbaum & Jones, LTD, Certified Public Accountants, Bemidji) Landlord Tech Tricks: Marketing Your Units on a Limited Budget (Josh Dye, Housing Link, Minneapolis) The Ten Laws Every Minnesota Landlord Should Understand ¦ Applications ¦ Discrimination ¦ Repairs ¦ Privacy ¦ Notice to Vacate ¦ Foreclosures ¦ Renewing Leases ¦ Evictions ¦ Security Deposits ¦ Hiring Help (Mike Vraa, Attorney, HOMELine & Bob Enger, Supervising Attorney, Northwest Minn. Legal Services)
Date:   October 8, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.evergreenyfs.org
Location:   Hampton Inn
Bemidji, MN
Contact:   Kari Bloomquist, Evergreen Youth & Family Services, PO Box 662, Bemidji, MN 56619. kbloomquist@evergreenyfs.org or Tel: (218) 308-9017
Email:   kbloomquist@evergreenyfs.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, Oct. 8
 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75 early bird (by Sept. 1); $95 after Sept. 1 Registration includes all materials, attendance and lunch. All attendees will receive the new HOMELine Handbook "How to be the Best Landlord on the Block" included with their registration fee.
Oct 08   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   October 8, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Oct 08   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 8, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 08   2015 Brainerd Lakes Chamber Celebration of Excellence Annual Dinner
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to celebrate your Chamber's accomplishments and recognize our outstanding volunteers at the Celebration of Excellence Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 8, in the Gull Lake Center at Grand View Lodge.

At the dinner, the Chamber will reveal the fourth recipient of the Business Excellence Award, presented by the Brainerd Dispatch. The award will recognize an area business for its entrepreneurial spirit and business accomplishments. Past recipients include Grand View Lodge, Crosswoods Golf, and Widseth Smith Nolting.


SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE!

Brainerd Lakes Chamber Annual Dinner Showcase TableShowcase your business by becoming a Table Sponsor!

Table Sponsors receive two dinner tickets and have the opportunity to decorate a table. Sponsors adorn a table with information and promotional items that tie to the dinner's theme. It's an easy way to promote your business to 10 new people. Sponsors can choose to join the attendees at their decorated table, or simply visit with those attendees, while enjoying another member's Showcase Table. 

***New for 2015*** PREMIER Table Sponsors get all the benefits of the Table Sponsor plus a reserved table near the stage, assigned wait staff, two complimentary bottles of local wine, and your business logo on the website.

> 2015 Table Sponsor Form 

The Annual Dinner Major Sponsorship is still available.  In addition to receiving two tables to decorate and registration for four people; the Major Sponsor will welcome all of the attendees and distribute promotional favors to them, and have their logo/name on all event marketing (including signage at the registration and dinner). 
> 2015 Major Sponsor Form

****New for 2015**** FILL THE CANOE Sponsors (Liquor Stores and Breweries)
will donate locally made beer, wine and spirits to fill the canoe that will be displayed in the lobby. Sponsors will have their business name listed on the website with a link, listed in the evening's program and personally represent your beverages.  Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a number for $20.  The purchased number will correlate to a beer, wine or spirit in the canoe which the winner will take home at the end of the evening!
Fill the Canoe Sponsor Form

ABOUT THE EVENT

The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a social hour, followed at 6:30 p.m. with a plated dinner, and at 7:30 p.m. with the recognition program, featuring the announcement of the Business Excellence Award winner and three finalists. 

This year's dinner menu includes:
  • Pesto Crusted Breast of Chicken with Champagne Cream
  • Garlic Whipped Potatoes (locally grown)
  • Buttered Corn and Peppers (locally grown)
  • Mixed Green Salad or Pasta Salad
  • Assorted Rolls and Butter
  • vegan and gluten-free items are also available!

Music will be provided by the Blue Moon Jazz Quintet.

 

Date:   October 8, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:  
Gull Lake Center
Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Thursday, October 8, 2015
5 p.m. - Social
6:30 p.m. - Plated dinner
7:30 p.m. - Recognition program
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $39 per person.

Member businesses have the option of sponsoring and decorating a table for $150. This price includes two complimentary dinner tickets. A second table can be sponsored for $50, but that price does not include any dinner tickets.

Cancelations can be made by calling (218) 829-8199 or emailing Colleen Dols by end of day Thursday, October 1. Refunds are not available after this date.
Oct 09   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   October 9, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 09   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 9, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 09   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   October 9, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Oct 09   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 9, 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
Oct 09   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:   October 9, 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.
Oct 10   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   October 10, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Oct 10   Fall Art and Craft Festival
150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education.
 
Date:   October 10, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://communityed.isd181.org/
Location:   Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   (218) 454-6926
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 10, 2015
9:30 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE admission
Refreshments available

 
Oct 10   Gull Lake Oktoberfest 5th Annual Pub Crawl
Oktoberfest 2015 - Great food, great fun.
Shuttle service/busses available 3 - 10 pm

Shuttle Service to & from:
Matty's
Zorbaz
Ernie's on Gull
Ye Olde Waterfall
Bar Harbor
Grandview Lodge
Jake's
Gull Dam Brewing

Support our local food shelves by purchasing Oktoberfest beers at all locations listed above.
Date:   October 10, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/GullLakeEvents
Location:   Participating restaurants/bars:
Matty's
Zorbaz
Ernie's on Gull
Ye Olde Waterfall
Bar Harbor
Grandview Lodge
Jake's
Gull Dam Brewing
Contact:   find us on facebook.com/gulllakeevents
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 10, 2015
The fun begins at noon!
Fees/Admission:   Food item for Food Shelf
$20 advance
$25 day of
Oct 10   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:   October 10, 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.
Oct 11   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   October 11, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Oct 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   October 12, 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.
Oct 13   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   October 13, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 13   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   October 13, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Oct 13   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 13, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 13   Business After Hours - MCI Carpet One Floor & Home

Join MCI Carpet One Floor and Home as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location. Mix a little business with pleasure!

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:   October 13, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   MCI Carpet One Floor and Home
14317 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 13, 2015
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
Oct 13   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   October 13, 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
Oct 14   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:   October 14, 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
Oct 14   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   October 14, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Oct 14   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 14, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 14   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   October 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Oct 15   Minnesota Fishing Museum's Family Fun Day
Decorate a pumpkin for Halloween, get a festive fall photo taken, color a picture, have a cookie and see what other surprises await.
Date:   October 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.mnfishingmuseum.com
Location:   Minnesota Fishing Museum & Education Center
304 West Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345
Contact:   (320) 616-2011
Email:   mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com
Date/Time Details:   October 15, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Cash donations accepted.
Oct 15   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   October 15, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 15   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   October 15, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Oct 15   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 15, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 15   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   October 15, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Oct 15   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   October 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Oct 16   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   October 16, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 16 - Oct 17   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge Oktobersfest
Our 30th annual event will be the best ever and is the perfect time for that fall getaway! Oktoberfest at Ruttger's starts with Friday night's Harvest Buffet Dinner Show. Saturday is our famous Arts & Crafts Fair with indoor and outdoor booths, live music, activities, unlimited golf (guests only), and our Oktoberfest Dinner Buffet.
Date:   October 16, 2015 - October 17, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com/
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake
Deerwood, MN 56444



 
Contact:   (855) 432-5048
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   October 16 - 17, 2015
Oct 16   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 16, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 16   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   October 16, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Oct 16   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 16, 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
Oct 16   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:   October 16, 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.
Oct 17   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   October 17, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Oct 17   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! 
Date:   October 17, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
360666 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month through October.
9:30 am to 12 pm
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Oct 17   Great Pumpkin Festival

All ages - children must be accompanied by an adult

Age Divisions
7 and under
8 to 12
13 and older
There will also be events where parents/guardians will participate with their children

Activities
3-legged races
Sack races
Pumpkin rolling races
Pie throwing event

Pie eating contest
Squash/Gourd Bowling

Bouncie House

Great Pumpkin Coloring Contest


Horse rides provided by Outback Trail Rides (small fee)
Food Vendor: Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today
Free hot chocolate, coffee and cider provided by Park United Methodist Church

 


Sponsors
Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department
Baxter Wal-Mart (pumpkin donation)
Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers (chili)

Cub Foods (pies)

Jack's House (bowling pins)

Date:   October 17, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_pumpkinfestival.htm
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Parks & Rec, 828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 17, 2015
1 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Oct 17   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:   October 17, 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.
Oct 18   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   October 18, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Oct 18   '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:   October 18, 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.
Oct 20   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   October 20, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 20   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   October 20, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Oct 20   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 20, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 20   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! Light refreshments served.
Date:   October 20, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingartpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday evenings:
July 21, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 6, October 20
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Oct 20   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   October 20, 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
Oct 21   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   October 21, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Oct 21   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 21, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 21   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   October 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Oct 22   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:   October 22, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Oct 22   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   October 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 22   Fall Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge
Our newest Weight Loss Challenge starting up, you get to weigh in at your convenience (scheduled ahead of time) and you get 6 shakes to start you "out the shoot" for success!

Contact us for details to start your journey!
Date:   October 22, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
(Across the street from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   September 8 - October 20
Final Party on October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee
Oct 22   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 22, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 23   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   October 23, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 23   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 23, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 23   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   October 23, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Oct 23   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 23, 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
Oct 23   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:   October 23, 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.
Oct 24   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   October 24, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Oct 24   Crosslake Monster Dash 5K - 2015

They did the dash...they did the monster dash..it was a Crosslake smash!

On Saturday, October 24, 2015 the Crosslake Parks and Recreation Department will host the 6th annual Crosslake Monster Dash. The event will feature a 5K fun run/walk and the Children's Spirit Sprint. All runners, walkers and volunteers are encouraged to wear a costume to the event to guarantee a festive atmosphere.

The race is chip times and all participants will receive a monster dash long sleeved shirt. Prizes will be awarded for various age divisions and there will be random prize drawings along with prizes for the best costumes. The Monster Dash offers supervision of 4-10 year olds while the parent or guardian participates in the race.  After the race at noon the Crosslake Park Department will offer the largest children's Halloween party in the Brainerd Lakes Area.  Come spend the day in beautiful Crosslake.

*Note: Children that want to participate in the Monster Dash 5K must register as an adult and pay the adult rate. 
Once registered for the Monster Dash there are no refunds. The Monster Dash is a major fundraiser for the PAL Foundation of Crosslake. This 501(c)3 uses race proceeds to further Crosslake's Parks and Library Programs. If you cannot make the race once registered, we will still provide a long sleeved T shirt for you but you will not receive a refund.

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:   October 24, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Parks & Recreation Department (218) 692-4271
Email:   jon.henke@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday,  October 24, 2015
8:30 a.m. - Registration
9:30 a.m. - Children's Sprint
10:15 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
Fees/Admission:   Watch for registration information coming soon.
Oct 24   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:   October 24, 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.
Oct 25   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   October 25, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Oct 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   October 25, 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
Oct 27   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   October 27, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 27   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 27, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 27   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! Light refreshments served.
Date:   October 27, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingartpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday evenings:
July 21, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 6, October 20
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Oct 27   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   October 27, 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
Oct 28   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 28, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 28   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   October 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Oct 29   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   October 29, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 29   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 29, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 29   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   October 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Oct 30   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   October 30, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 30   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 30, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 30   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   October 30, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Oct 30   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 30, 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
Oct 30   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:   October 30, 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.
Oct 31   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   October 31, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Oct 31   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:   October 31, 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.
Nov 01   Corn Maze at St. Mathias Farm

The corn is looking great this year! You know what that means? Corn maze season!

Cost:
Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!

Pricing includes our 6 1/2 acre corn maze, hayride, and admission to our new children's maze. And of course the opportunity to hang out with the llamas and alpacas!

Date:   November 1, 2015
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   The corn maze opens September 12 and will run through the end of October.

Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm 
Sundays 12 - 5pm

Fees/Admission:   Adults- $9.00+ tax
Children (3-11)- $6.00+ tax
2 and under- FREE!
Nov 03   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 3, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 03   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   November 3, 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
Nov 04   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 4, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 04   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   November 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Nov 05   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 5, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 05   Essentia Health offers "Healthy Hour" Education Classes for the Public
Essentia Health is offering free education classes the first Thursday of every month, no registration is required. Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting A on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic, 2024 South 6th Street in Brainerd. A light snack of fresh fruit, coffee and water will be included.
 
Please join us for the following classes:
 
September 3, 2015, What is Pre Diabetes?
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Deb Bergstrom, RN, will discuss what pre diabetes means. Can this be prevented?
  • Goal setting for the month
 
October 1, 2015, Vaccinations
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Deanne Ehlert, Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner, discusses adult vaccinations.  What are they and what are they for?
  • Goal setting for the month
 
November 5, 2015, Alzheimers
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Jenna Herbig, MSW, LGSW Program Manager Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota, will provide information on Alzheimer’s.
  • Goal setting for the month.
 
December 3, 2015 Healthy Holiday Eating
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Teresa Farrell, Registered Dietitian, will discuss healthy holiday eating
  • Goal setting for the month
 
January 7, 2016 Lung Cancer Screening
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Nate Kline, Pulmonology Nurse Practitioner, will discuss new advances in lung cancer screening.
  • Goal setting for the month
 
 
Date:   November 5, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Essentia Clinic  Meeting A
2024 South 6th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Miranda Anderson 218.828.7564
Date/Time Details:   September 3, 2015
October 1, 2015
November 5, 2015
December 3, 2015
January 7, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free

 
Nov 06   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 6, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 06   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:   November 6, 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
Nov 06   First Friday at Franklin!
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. This family-friendly evening consists of a children's art exhibit (submissions accepted prior to the event), open artist studios, multiple gallery openings, open mic nights, food and drinks, art projects, and much more! 

The July 3rd event includes three gallery openings: Fabulous Fibers in The Crossing Arts Gallery, Le Carnivale in the New Bohemian Gallery, and Car Show/Cat Show in the Resident Artists Gallery.  To celebrate the latter, there will be a car show in the Franklin parking lot!

First Fridays at Franklin - it's the place to be!
Date:   November 6, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of each month.
5 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Nov 06   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   November 6, 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
Nov 06   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:   November 6, 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.
Nov 07   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:   November 7, 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.
Nov 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   November 9, 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.
Nov 10   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 10, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 10   Business After Hours - Country Inn & Suites

Join Country Inn & Suites as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm at their location in Baxter.

Enjoy an evening of learning more about Country Inn & Suites and all of the exciting services and events 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:   November 10, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
15058 Dellwood Dr. North
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Karen Rettke, 218-828-2161
Email:   CBaxterMN@CarlsonRezidor.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, November 10, 2015
4:30-6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Nov 10   Business After Hours - Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
Join Country Inn & Suites by Carlson as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location. Mix a little business with pleasure!

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:   November 10, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
15058 Dellwood Drive
Baxter, MN

Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, November 10, 2015
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
Nov 10   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   November 10, 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
Nov 10   Ten November Theatre Production

Join us on this 40th Anniversary for a moving tribute to the twenty-nine men who lost their lives on the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Theatre is open seating and tickets are also available at the door one hour before curtain.

Date:   November 10, 2015
Time:   07:15 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com/
Location:   Franklin Art Center Theatre
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Ticket Line, 218-232-6810
Date/Time Details:   November 10, 2015
7:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets Go On Sale October 1st. Tickets are available for purchase by credit card in advance by calling the Ticket Line at 218-232-6810. Or pay online with Paypal.

Adults $10
Children 12 and under $5
Nov 11   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   November 11, 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
Nov 11   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 11, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 11   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   November 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Nov 12   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   November 12, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Nov 12   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 12, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 12   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   November 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Nov 13   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 13, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 13   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   November 13, 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
Nov 13   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:   November 13, 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.
Nov 14   Winter Art and Craft Festival
150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education.
 
Date:   November 14, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://communityed.isd181.org/
Location:   Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   (218) 454-6926
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, November 14, 2015
9:30 am - 4 pm

 
Fees/Admission:   FREE admission
Refreshments Available
 
Nov 14   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:   November 14, 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.
Nov 15   '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:   November 15, 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.
Nov 17   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 17, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 17   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   November 17, 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
Nov 18   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 18, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 18   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   November 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Nov 19   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 19, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 19   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   November 19, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Nov 20   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 20, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 20   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   November 20, 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
Nov 20   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:   November 20, 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.
Nov 21   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! 
Date:   November 21, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
360666 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month through October.
9:30 am to 12 pm
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Nov 21   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:   November 21, 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.
Nov 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   November 22, 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
Nov 24   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 24, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 24   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   November 24, 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
Nov 25   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 25, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 25   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   November 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Nov 26   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   November 26, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Nov 26   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 26, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 26   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   November 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Nov 27 - Dec 06   Minnesota Fishing Museum Christmas Tree Lane
Come see decorated trees, wreaths, and gift baskets all available for silent auction.
Date:   November 27, 2015 - December 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.mnfishingmuseum.com
Location:   Minnesota Fishing Museum and Education Center
304 Broadway St.
Little Falls, MN 56345
Contact:   Minnesota Fishing Museum & Education Center, (320) 616-2011
Email:   mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com
Date/Time Details:   November 27 - December 6
Fees/Admission:   Admission is FREE, donations are appreciated.
Nov 27   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   November 27, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Nov 27   Nisswa City of Lights

Nisswa welcomes the holiday season with a countdown to lighting up the town that culminates with a fireworks display on Friday, November 27. The downtown area lights up all at once at 5:30 pm, with holiday lights adorning trees and fences, stores and other buildings. Festivities for the annual event begin in the afternoon with horse-drawn wagon rides, live reindeer, storytelling, food merchants, bonfires, hot cider and donut holes at the Pioneer Village and holiday carolers. After the countdown to turning on all the lights, Santa Claus makes an appearance and fireworks shoot up over town at 7:30 pm.


 
Date:   November 27, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com
Location:  
Downtown Nisswa
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, November 27, 2015
2 pm - Midnight
Fees/Admission:  
Free
Nov 27   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   November 27, 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
Nov 27   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:   November 27, 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.
Nov 28   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:   November 28, 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.
Dec 01   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   December 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
Dec 02   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   December 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Dec 03   Essentia Health offers "Healthy Hour" Education Classes for the Public
Essentia Health is offering free education classes the first Thursday of every month, no registration is required. Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting A on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic, 2024 South 6th Street in Brainerd. A light snack of fresh fruit, coffee and water will be included.
 
Please join us for the following classes:
 
September 3, 2015, What is Pre Diabetes?
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Deb Bergstrom, RN, will discuss what pre diabetes means. Can this be prevented?
  • Goal setting for the month
 
October 1, 2015, Vaccinations
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Deanne Ehlert, Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner, discusses adult vaccinations.  What are they and what are they for?
  • Goal setting for the month
 
November 5, 2015, Alzheimers
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Jenna Herbig, MSW, LGSW Program Manager Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota, will provide information on Alzheimer’s.
  • Goal setting for the month.
 
December 3, 2015 Healthy Holiday Eating
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Teresa Farrell, Registered Dietitian, will discuss healthy holiday eating
  • Goal setting for the month
 
January 7, 2016 Lung Cancer Screening
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Nate Kline, Pulmonology Nurse Practitioner, will discuss new advances in lung cancer screening.
  • Goal setting for the month
 
 
Date:   December 3, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Essentia Clinic  Meeting A
2024 South 6th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Miranda Anderson 218.828.7564
Date/Time Details:   September 3, 2015
October 1, 2015
November 5, 2015
December 3, 2015
January 7, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free

 
Dec 04   First Friday at Franklin!
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. This family-friendly evening consists of a children's art exhibit (submissions accepted prior to the event), open artist studios, multiple gallery openings, open mic nights, food and drinks, art projects, and much more! 

The July 3rd event includes three gallery openings: Fabulous Fibers in The Crossing Arts Gallery, Le Carnivale in the New Bohemian Gallery, and Car Show/Cat Show in the Resident Artists Gallery.  To celebrate the latter, there will be a car show in the Franklin parking lot!

First Fridays at Franklin - it's the place to be!
Date:   December 4, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of each month.
5 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Dec 04   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.

The first of these events will be held on Friday, May 1, from 5 - 9 pm, and the theme will be "Garden Party." We will have participants including some local sustainable farmers and floral designers who wish to participate in the event. We will be having booths set up in and outside of the building. The U of M Extension Master Gardeners will be giving short gardening presentations. We have a vendor coming in to sell food and drink throughout the evening, and we will have an open mic stage set up for anyone who wishes to perform for an audience. There will be a spring/garden themed photo booth, pop up botanical themed art show in the lobby, sidewalk chalk drawing and outdoor lawn games, and more. 
Date:   December 4, 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
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 08   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   December 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
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 09   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   December 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Dec 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:   December 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:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Dec 10   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   December 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   December 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.
Dec 15   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   December 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
Dec 16   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   December 16, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Dec 17   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   December 17, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Dec 18   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   December 18, 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
Dec 18   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:   December 18, 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.
Dec 19   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! 
Date:   December 19, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
360666 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month through October.
9:30 am to 12 pm
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Dec 19   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:   December 19, 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.
Dec 20   '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:   December 20, 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.
Dec 22   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   December 22, 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
Dec 23   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   December 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Dec 24   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   December 24, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Dec 24   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   December 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Dec 25   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   December 25, 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
Dec 25   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:   December 25, 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.
Dec 26   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:   December 26, 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.
Dec 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   December 27, 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
Dec 29   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   December 29, 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
Dec 30   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   December 30, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jan 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:   January 1, 2016
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.
Jan 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:   January 2, 2016
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.
Jan 07   Essentia Health offers "Healthy Hour" Education Classes for the Public
Essentia Health is offering free education classes the first Thursday of every month, no registration is required. Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting A on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic, 2024 South 6th Street in Brainerd. A light snack of fresh fruit, coffee and water will be included.
 
Please join us for the following classes:
 
September 3, 2015, What is Pre Diabetes?
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Deb Bergstrom, RN, will discuss what pre diabetes means. Can this be prevented?
  • Goal setting for the month
 
October 1, 2015, Vaccinations
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Deanne Ehlert, Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner, discusses adult vaccinations.  What are they and what are they for?
  • Goal setting for the month
 
November 5, 2015, Alzheimers
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Jenna Herbig, MSW, LGSW Program Manager Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota, will provide information on Alzheimer’s.
  • Goal setting for the month.
 
December 3, 2015 Healthy Holiday Eating
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Teresa Farrell, Registered Dietitian, will discuss healthy holiday eating
  • Goal setting for the month
 
January 7, 2016 Lung Cancer Screening
 
  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer
  • Nate Kline, Pulmonology Nurse Practitioner, will discuss new advances in lung cancer screening.
  • Goal setting for the month
 
 
Date:   January 7, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Essentia Clinic  Meeting A
2024 South 6th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Miranda Anderson 218.828.7564
Date/Time Details:   September 3, 2015
October 1, 2015
November 5, 2015
December 3, 2015
January 7, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free

 
Jan 07   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   January 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jan 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:   January 8, 2016
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.
Jan 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:   January 9, 2016
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.
Jan 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   January 11, 2016
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.
Jan 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:   January 13, 2016
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
Jan 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:   January 14, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jan 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:   January 15, 2016
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.
Jan 16   Brain Buster Trivia Challenge
Question wizards Dan Hegstad and Rollin Buck will pose the questions using a large screen and teams will be given time limits for answering the questions. Each team is encouraged to dress in costume, wear outlandish hats, or some other distinguishable item to enhance the festive/fun atmosphere. Intergenerational teams seem to excel at answering the most questions correctly. There will be a few prizes, and refreshments. Again this year we will offer a 'Progressive Question.' A clue will be given between each round. Any team answering the Progressive Question after the first round receives an extra 10 points; after round 2, 8 points etc.
Date:   January 16, 2016
Website:   http://www.brainbustertrivia.org/
Location:   First Lutheran Church
424 S. 8th St.
Brainerd, MN
Email:   leblanccolleen@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   January 16, 2016
1 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - Brain Buster Trivia Challenge starts
Fees/Admission:   All proceeds of the quiz event will go to Central Lakes College for student scholarships.
Jan 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:   January 16, 2016
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.
Jan 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:   January 17, 2016
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.
Jan 21   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   January 21, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jan 21   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   January 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jan 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:   January 22, 2016
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.
Jan 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:   January 23, 2016
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.
Jan 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   January 24, 2016
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
Jan 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:   January 28, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jan 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:   January 29, 2016
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.
Jan 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:   January 30, 2016
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.
Feb 04   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   February 4, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Feb 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:   February 5, 2016
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.
Feb 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:   February 6, 2016
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.
Feb 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   February 8, 2016
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.
Feb 09   Business After Hours - American Institute of Nondestructive Testing
Join American Institute of Nondestructive Testing, as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 4:30 - 6 pm at their location in Baxter.

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 reservations, click on the Register Online button above or call (218) 289-2838.
Date:   February 9, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://trainingndt.com
Location:   American Institute of Nondestructive Testing
7938 College Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Sue Galligan, Event & Communications Manager
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, February 9, 2016
4:30 - 6pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to attend this free event.
Feb 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:   February 10, 2016
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
Feb 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:   February 11, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Feb 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:   February 12, 2016
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.
Feb 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:   February 13, 2016
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.
Feb 18   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   February 18, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Feb 18   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   February 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Feb 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:   February 19, 2016
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.
Feb 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:   February 20, 2016
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.
Feb 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:   February 25, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Feb 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:   February 26, 2016
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.
Feb 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:   February 27, 2016
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.
Feb 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   February 28, 2016
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
Mar 03   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   March 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Mar 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:   March 4, 2016
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.
Mar 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:   March 5, 2016
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.
Mar 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:   March 9, 2016
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
Mar 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:   March 10, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Mar 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:   March 11, 2016
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.
Mar 12   2016 St. Patrick's Day 42nd Parade & Celebration - Crosslake

"Find Your Charm in Crosslake" at the 42nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration! 

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades-long tradition!  Dust off the lawn chairs, get your Irish face on and load up the whole family as there is something for all ages in Crosslake for this 42nd Celebration! Gather your family and friends and search for the Pot 'O Gold beginning Thursday, March 10.  Register for The 3rd Annual Clover Dash 5K which takes place on Saturday, March 12.  The race begins and ends in Crosslake's Town Square, so after the race you're in the perfect spot for pre-parade entertainment and more!  Purchase a Raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes and show your Blinkie Button for deals and discounts all over town! 


ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Friday, March 4
8 p.m. - Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant
Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66

Saturday, March 5
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop
Participants register at any participating establishment, purchase a $10 safe ride wristband and enjoy a Finland themed pub crawl with games of skill at each location.  Prizes and trophy for best scoring team.  Andy's Bar & Restaurant, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion, The Bourbon Room, Cedar Chest, Maucieri's, Moonlite Bay, Manhattan's, Riverside, The Wharf, Zorbaz

Thursday, March 10
Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt

One of three daily clues released at 9 a.m. at Chamber member businesses, online here and on our Facebook page
Find the lost Pot O' Gold and cash in on a prize package valued at more than $600! 

Saturday, March 12
8 - 11:00 a.m. - RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides
Must be 10 years of age or older - weather permitting - no charge

8 - 11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
with kids coloring activity and beads for all the kids
Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66

9:30 a.m. The Clover Dash 5K
Race day registration begins at 7:45 a.m. at Whitefish Lodge & Suites
Starting and finish line in Crosslake Town Square
36770 Allen Avenue

10:00 a.m.  - 3 p.m. Maucieri's Food & Beverage Cart
Beer & Bar, Corned Beef & Hot Dogs
Under the clock tower in Crosslake Town Square
35770 Allen Avenue

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Edina Realty Foundation 5th Annual Costume Contest
Brats & Soda till gone; Prizes for adults and children
35586 County Road 66

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Parade Participant Shuttle Service
Free transportation from C&C Boat Works 36448 County Road 66 to parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square (for parade participants only)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Pre-Parade Festivities in Crosslake Town Square
General parade lineup begins at 12 p.m. at Swann Drive and Allen Avenue

12  - 3 p.m. - 3rd Annual Knights of Columbus Food, Beverage & Warming Tent
Proceeds go to the Crosslake Food Shelf
Crosslake Ace Hardware
35592 Pioneer Drive

12 - 4 p.m. - Crosslake EFC hot grilled burgers, brats & turkey drummies
The Exchange Lot
Route 66

2 p.m. - 42ST ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 
Click here for parade map
Judges located in the Better Living Concepts sunroom mid-town Route 66
1st Place Business Float - 2015 - Whitefish Lodge & Suites
2nd Place Business Float - 2015 - The Celtic Cottage
3rd Place Business Float -2015 - Maucieri's
1st Place Best Non-Profit or Organization Float - 2015 - Crosslake Historical Society
WJJY Enthusiasm Award for most "Spirited Float" - 2015 Larson Group Real Estate

4 - close - DJ-a-thon featuring JP & Chad
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Road 66

Date and location to be announced
6 p.m. - St. Pat's Raffle Ticket Drawing Party




 

 
Date:   March 12, 2016
Location:  
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Chamber - Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   March 12, 2016
Parade line up 12 - 2 p.m. at Crosslake Town Square
Parade begins at 2 p.m.
Mar 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:   March 12, 2016
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.