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Jan 01 - Dec 31   2015 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

2015 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our 2015 Food Vendor fees are as follows:
Chamber Member

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


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


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


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

 

Date:   January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes.com
Contact:   Jenna Crawford
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Mar 02 - Mar 07   A2Z Yarn Grand Opening/Franklin Arts Center - Studio #115
Grand Opening - Monday, March 2 through Saturday, March 7.
Specials all week long....come check it out. Yarn Tasting on Thursday, March 5, 5 pm-8 pm, open knitting all day long. Bring assorted sizes of needles or hooks and play with Cascade yarns. Bring your coupon book or purchase one that day. March coupon is 10% off your total purchase that day. I can order yarn for you right after the yarn tasting. New store hours start Monday, April 6, 2015 Monday - Friday 10  am-5pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm.
Date:   March 2, 2015 - March 7, 2015
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Studio #115
Brainerd MN 56401
Contact:   Leane Finlay 218-454-0133
Email:   leanefinlay@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   March 2-7, 2015
 
Fees/Admission:   None
Mar 06   Bridges Career Exploration Day
The Bridges Career Exploration Day started in 2008 with 57 exhibitors and more than 750 students from six area school districts. Now, this annual event showcases more than 200 regional high-demand careers with hands-on demonstrations, simulators, and breakout sessions. This year’s event will be held Central Lakes College's Brainerd campus on Friday, March 6, 2015. More than 2,000 area high school students from 23 participating school districts are expected to attend. Students interact with different companies to learn about local careers, their work environment, necessary skill sets, earning potential and the training needed to become employed.
Date:   March 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.bridgesconnection.org/workplace-connection/career-exploration-day/
Location:   Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Mary Gottsch, 218-822-7117
Email:   info@bridgesconnection.org
Date/Time Details:   March 6, 2015
Mar 06   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 06 - Mar 08   Snow Kite Racing at Mille Lacs

The 11th Annual Mille Lacs Snow Kite Crossing in Garrison, Minnesota,  the nation’s most challenging snowkite event, will take place from Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, 2015, 10 – 4 pm, daily.

Over the past 11 years, the Kite Crossing on Mille Lacs has attracted the world’s best males and female snowkite athletes to compete in its grueling 28  mile race across the frozen expanse of Lake Mille Lacs and this year should be no different with the state already enjoying prime snowkiting conditions.

As the country’s premier snowkite event, the lake will come alive with kites with riders mainly from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Canada and around the U.S.  Minnesota has the largest and most active snowkite community in the nation, competing in an event that is one of the most visually spectacular events in the state.

Date:   March 6, 2015 - March 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.surfertoday.com/kiteboarding/11399-mille-lacs-ready-for-the-28-mile-snow-kite-crossing
Location:   Mille Lacs Lake
Garrison, MN
Email:   kitecrossing@fleet8.com
Date/Time Details:   March 6 - 8, 2015
10 AM - 4 PM
Mar 06   Fish Fry - Immaculate Heart Church Crosslake
Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake is hosting a Fish Fry each Friday beginning February 27 through March 27, 2015. Come and enjoy a great meal and good company in the beautiful social hall.  Menu includes deep fried cod, two varieties of baked cod filets, potatoes, vegetables, homemade rolls, desserts and beverages.  Adults $9.00  - Families $25

 
Date:   March 6, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakecatholic.com/
Location:   Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
35208 County Road 37
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Immaculate Heart Church 218-692-3731
Date/Time Details:   Fridays, February 27 through March 27, 2015
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $9
Families - $25
Mar 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:   March 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
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 06   Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Contest
Join us for the 8th Annual Ms. Blarney and Mr. Malarkey St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Princess & Prince Pageant on Friday, March 6 at 8 pm.
$600 Prize Package for each winner & every contestant receives a $20 Manhattan's Gift Card.

All Contestants Must:
- Be 21 or older
- Be willing and able to participate in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 14, 2015
- Be energetic & enthusiastic and...
- HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF "BLARNEY"

For registration please contact (218) 692-3381 or stop by Manhattan Beach Lodge or Whitefish Lodge & Suites.
Date:   March 6, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 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@whitefish-lodge.com
Date/Time Details:   March 6, 2015
8 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   $600 Prize Package for each winner & every contestant receives a $20 Manhattan's Gift Card.
Mar 07   3 Way 10K
What is a 3 Way 10K Event? A family event where you can ski, fat bike, snowshoe or walk a 10K course. We will be having a relay, for those that wish to make it a 5K. It will be a fun and challenging event for the whole family, while raising funds for two local non profits - Camp Confidence and Northland Arboretum. All registered participants will receive a medallion!
Date:   March 7, 2015
Website:   http://northlandarb.org/node/1568
Location:   The 3 WAY 10K will be held on Gull Lake starting at Ernie’s and finishing at Zorbaz.

Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN

Zorbaz on Gull Lake
8105 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN
 
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   March 7, 2015
Noon - 3 PM
Fees/Admission:   All registered participants will receive a medallion. Pre-registration will be open  January 19, 2015.
Mar 07   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 7, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 07   Saturday Sampler at The Crossfire

Come on over for a day of fun, games and FREE food samples!
Come play Herbalife Plinko for prizes.
FREE scheduling of Wellness Profiles and cool Body Scans.

Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66 (across from Zorbaz)
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 7, 2015 
10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE sampling. Meals available for purchase.
Mar 07   2015 St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop

Join us at the Crosslake pubs for the Fourth Annual St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Establishments throughout Crosslake invite you to a fun-filled day of "test your skills" events at each pub. Prizes will be awarded.

Each participants pays a $10 transportation fee. 

St. Urho's attire is recommended (green & purple). Wear your St. Patrick's Day Blinkie Button for bar specials. More information available at participating pubs.

Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Andy's Bar & Grill, Wine & Spirits, The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery, The Cedar Chest, Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant, The Wharf, Zorbaz on Crozz Lake and Riverside Inn
Contact:   Any participating pub
Date/Time Details:   Register and start your Hop at any of the pubs by 11:30 am
Shuttle runs from noon-4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 transportation fee per person. Wear your St. Patrick's Day Blinkie Button for bar specials.
Mar 07   Polar Bear Plunge
The Polar Bear Plunge is back! Plungers will hurl themselves into the frigid water of Pelican Lake to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.
Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.plungemn.org/
Location:   Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN
Contact:   612-604-1280
Email:   polarbearplunge@somn.org
Date/Time Details:   Day of Plunge Check In
10 am-12:30 pm
Breezy Point Resort
 
Fees/Admission:   Free to spectate. $75 minimum in donations raised to participate.
Mar 07   Introduction to Beekeeping Class
Introduction to Beekeeping Class is presented by members of the North Central Beekeepers Association www.northcentralbeekeepers.comClass offers tips on beekeeping for beginners and hobbyists. Learn everything needed to start up beekeeping.
 
Advance registration requested. Limited to first 30 paid students. Payment due at Registration Time. Walk-ins will be welcome if there is room.
 
Call the Arboretum at 218-829-8770 or email info@northlandarb.org to sign up.
Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum Visitor's Center
Main Level
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 7, 2015
1 - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 for Arboretum Members
$15 for non-members
Mar 07   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 07   Northern Lights Casino presents Damon Wayans & Damon Wayans Jr
Comedy genius Damon Wayans. Star of Big Screen, television and stand-up will be teaming up with his son Damon Wayans Jr. who is also making a name for himself in films, television and stand-up.
Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road Northwest
Walker, MN  56484
Contact:   1-800-252-7589
Date/Time Details:   Mar 7, 2015
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets vary from $39/$49/$56
Mar 08   Lumberjack Jaunt Ski Race

One of Minnesota's greatest ski events! Choose between two different distances 6k or 16k.

Celebrating 40 years at the Northland Arboretum trails!  The Lumberjack Jaunt is one of the oldest ski races in Minnesota.

 

Until the late 90's the start and finish were at the Brainerd Golf Course which has since been torn down, but the majority of the skiing took place on the Arboretum trail system. The Lumberjack Jaunt is a family oriented ski race. We encourage all abilities to come out and ski.
 
Proceeds from the race stay with the Brainerd Nordic Ski Club to help promote Nordic Skiing in the Brainerd Area. The BNSC is responsible for maintenance and grooming of three trail systems in the Brainerd Area. The 2011-12 season was our inaugural year for a Minnesota Youth Ski League for skiers between 4-14 years of age.

 

Schedule
9 am - Registration & Bib Pick Up

11 am - Classic Ski Start
11:10 am - Freestyle Ski Start Start

 

Meal & Awards to follow the completion of the races.

Date:   March 8, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://lumberjackjaunt.wix.com/jaunt#!events/ca4p
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 
Date/Time Details:  
Sunday, March 8, 2015..
9:00 AM - Registration & Bib Pick Up

11:00 AM - Classic Ski Start
11:10 AM - Freestyle Ski Start Start
 

Fees/Admission:   Entry  Fees:   
   • $30 by January 18
   • $40 January 19 through race day

   • Free kids race at 12:30 with age appropriate distances up to 2 km
   • Extra lunch $5.
Mar 09   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   March 9, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Mar 09   Thrivent Financial presents Retire Wisely
Thrivent Financial is having a one hour seminar to help people retire wisely. This will be a complementary workshop hosted by Tara Hemsing. Attendees will learn how to manage six risks all retirees face: outliving income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes, and rising healthcare costs.
Date:   March 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-454-8272
Email:   tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, March 9, 2015
10 -11 am
Fees/Admission:   There is no charge for this seminar. Please RSVP by the Friday prior to the seminar to 218-454-8272 or to tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Mar 09   Thrivent Financial presents Social Security: Strategize to Maximize
Thrivent Financial is having a one hour seminar "Social Security: Strategize the Maximize" hosted by Tara Hemsing.

When it comes to navigating the Social Security landscape, the choices can be overwhelming. Explore how to sort through your options to ensure which choices are right for you.
Date:   March 9, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thrivent.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-454-8272
Email:   tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday March 9, 2015
11 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   There is no charge for this seminar. Please RSVP by the Friday prior to the seminar to 218-454-8272 or to tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Mar 09   Thrivent Financial presents Retire Wisely
Thrivent Financial is having a one hour seminar to help people retire wisely. This will be a complementary workshop hosted by Tara Hemsing. Attendees will learn how to manage six risks all retirees face: outliving income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes, and rising healthcare costs.
Date:   March 9, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thrivent.com
Location:   Baymont Inn and Suites
7208 Fairview Rd
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-454-8272
Email:   tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, March 9, 2015
5 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   There is no charge for this seminar. Please RSVP by the Friday prior to the seminar to 218-454-8272 or to tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Mar 09   Thrivent Financial presents Social Security: Strategize to Maximize
Thrivent Financial is having a one hour seminar "Social Security: Strategize the Maximize" hosted by Tara Hemsing.

When it comes to navigating the Social Security landscape, the choices can be overwhelming. Explore how to sort through your options to ensure which choices are right for you.

 
Date:   March 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thrivent.com
Location:   Baymont Inn and Suites
7208 Fairview Rd
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-454-8272
Email:   tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday March 9, 2015
6 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   There is no charge for this seminar. Please RSVP by the Friday prior to the seminar to 218-454-8272 or to tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Mar 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   March 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.
Mar 10   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   March 10, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Mar 10   Business After Hours - Manhattan Beach Lodge

Join Manhattan Beach Lodge as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm at Manhattan's Restaurant in Crosslake.

Enjoy an evening of learning more about Manhattan Beach Lodge's exciting current and upcoming events. After a short presentation, you can visit with the Whitefish Properties management team, including their award winning chef, while enjoying new Manhattan’s summer cocktails and menu items.

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:   March 10, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mblodge.com/
Location:   Manhattan's Restaurant
Manhattan's Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
56442
Contact:   Crystal Glaser, 218-692-2246
Email:   crystal@crosslakereservations.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 10, 2015
4:30-6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Mar 10   Publishing and Marketing Class Series at The Crossing Arts
The Crossing Arts presents Publishing and Marketing Class Series, Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 pm in room #127 at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd. Register by calling 833-0416 or on-line at www.crossingarts.org. Fee is $25 per class.

Attendees may sign up for one or more of the classes.

February 10: Intro to Social Media and Blogging: This class will cover the basics of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogging and how to use these powerful social media platforms to build an audience and gain visibility for your business or books. Harness the power of social media (including blogging) to gain readers, drive traffic to your website and potentially sell more product. Instructor: Rebecca Flansburg, Social Media Specialist  www.Lamscommunications.com

February 17: Word Press: This class will cover the basics of Word Press, including understanding a dashboard and admin panel, creating posts and pages, tags, categories, SEO, uploading media, using images, media libraries and website security.  Instructor: Corey Kretsinger, Web Designer  www.MidstateDesign.com

February 24: Publicity for Writers: This class is specifically designed for published and soon to be published authors.  The class covers the basics in book publicity, including author branding, websites, social media, book signings, book launches, press releases and more. Instructor: Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Literary Publicist and Agent  www.BlueCottageAgency.Com

Date:   March 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 10, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Mar 10   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   March 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
Mar 10   Homeopathy Healing from Within

Alison Broadley, CCH., Homeopathic Practitioner and CEASE Therapist presents Classical Homeopathy assists to heal the inner imbalance while encouraging the mind, body and spirit to work in harmony. When we are in a state of balance, our whole being can achieve optimal performance and become more resilient to symptoms and illness.
 

This gentle and natural system of medicine has benefited millions of people, young and old, from all walks of life, in countries worldwide. Come learn about the fastest growing health care therapy in the world!  In addition, Alison will open a discussion and answer questions about CEASE Therapy - autism treatment using homeopathy
 
For more information contact Vicki Hanson at 218-232-0586.

Date:   March 10, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Vicki Hanson, 218-232-0586
Date/Time Details:  
March 10, 2015
6:30 - 8 pm
Mar 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:   March 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
Mar 11   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 11   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Mar 12   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   March 12, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Mar 12   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   March 12, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Mar 12   Norther Lights Casino Presents TRACE ADKINS
Trace Adkins's trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross and has performed seven USO Tours.

His raucous personality, Southern charm and signature twang come to life on stage, making Trace a favorite with country fans everywhere. Hear some of the country superstar's greatest hits like Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,Ladies Love Country Boys and You're Gonna Miss This.
Date:   March 12, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road NW
Walker, MN  56484
Contact:   Northern Lights Casino Hotel and Events Center, (800) 252-7529
Date/Time Details:   March 12, 2015
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $45/$52/$59
Mar 13   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 13   Fish Fry - Immaculate Heart Church Crosslake
Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake is hosting a Fish Fry each Friday beginning February 27 through March 27, 2015. Come and enjoy a great meal and good company in the beautiful social hall.  Menu includes deep fried cod, two varieties of baked cod filets, potatoes, vegetables, homemade rolls, desserts and beverages.  Adults $9.00  - Families $25

 
Date:   March 13, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakecatholic.com/
Location:   Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
35208 County Road 37
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Immaculate Heart Church 218-692-3731
Date/Time Details:   Fridays, February 27 through March 27, 2015
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $9
Families - $25
Mar 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:   March 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
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 13   Grassroots Concert Series presents Willy Porter
Willy Porter returns to the Grassroots stage with his righteous brand of finger-picking guitar style and rich songwriting for an evening of high-test tunes. Willy, a Wisconsin native, has toured worldwide for the past 20 years.

Grassroots welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations for the local food shelf.
Date:   March 13, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   Livewell Nightclub and Coffee Bar at Journey Church
5459 Co Rd 18
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218-829-4092
Date/Time Details:   March 13, 2015
7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Fees/Admission:   $10 for adults
$5 for children
Mar 14   2015 St. Patrick's Day 41st Parade & Celebration - Crosslake

"Find Your Charm in Crosslake" at the 41st 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 41st Celebration! Gather your family and friends and search for the Pot 'O Gold beginning Thursday, March 12.  Register for The Clover Dash 5K which takes place on Saturday, March 14.  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!  Then mark your calendar and attend the Raffle Drawing Party on Saturday, March 21 where lucky tickets will be drawn for prizes worth thousands of dollars from local merchants.
CLICK HERE for printable schedule of events
ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Friday, March 6
8 p.m. - Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant
Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66

Saturday, March 7
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 12
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 from these Crosslake area merchants

Saturday, March 14
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

10:30 - 2:30 - Irish music featuring Mr. Mellow D
Andy's Bar & Grill, Wine & Spirits
35453 County Road 3

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Edina Realty Foundation 4th 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

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Beer Garden, Food & DJ Music
Whitefish Lodge & Suites
14150 Swann Drive

12  - 3 p.m. - 2nd 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. - 41ST ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 
Click here for parade registration form
Click here for parade map
Judges located in the Better Living Concepts sunroom mid-town Route 66
1st Place Business Float - $200 Chamber Bucks + Trophy
2nd Place Business Float - $100 Chamber Bucks
3rd Place Business Float -$50 Chamber  Bucks
1st Place Best Non-Profit or Organization Float - $50 Chamber Bucks
WJJY Enthusiasm Award for most "Spirited Float" - $150

4 p.m. - Live music featuring the band Lolah
Maucieri's Italian Bistro
34650 County Road 3

4 - 6 p.m. - Live music by Wrecked Wheelhouse featuring Ryan LaPlante
Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery
38136 County Road 66

4 - 8 p.m. Live music featuring The Dirty Shorts Brass Band
Andy's Bar & Grill, Wine & Spirits
Corner of 3 and 66

4 - 8 p.m. Live music featuring Drunk N Stupid
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66

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

9 - 12:30 p.m. - Live music by Wrecked Wheelhouse featuring Ryan LaPlante
Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery
38136 County Road 66

Saturday, March 21, 2015
6 p.m. - St. Pat's Raffle Ticket Drawing Party

Maucieri's Italian Bistro
35640 County Road 3
Each $5 raffle ticket gets you a free Blinkie Button good on deals and discounts all over town, and a chance to win one of these great raffle prizes!



 

 
Date:   March 14, 2015
Location:  
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Chamber - Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   March 14, 2015
Parade line up 12 - 2 p.m. at Crosslake Town Square
Parade begins at 2 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Buy a $5 Raffle Ticket & get a blinkie button worth hundreds in discounts all over Crosslake! Valid March 13-14 unless otherwise stated
ANDY'S BAR & GRILL - $3.50 Leprechaun Punch; $3 Coors Light green tap; $5 burgers; $3 hot dogs
BARSTOCK LIQUORS - 10% off Jameson Irish Whiskey; $16.99 Coors, Miller, Budweiser 24-12oz. cans
BOURBON ROOM SALOON & EATERY - $2 Pulled Pork or Reuben Sliders; $2.50 Bush Light or PBR Pounders;
CEDAR CHEST - $2 green beer; $2 Dr. McGillicuddy shots
COSTCO - Cash Card with New Executive($20) or New Gold($10) Membership
CROSSLAKE ACE HARDWARE - 20% off  regular priced items (some exclusions)
CROSSLAKE AUTO BODY - Free set wiper blades ($20 value) with windshield install; 10% off brake, rotor, caliper or wheel bearing repair (thru March 2015)
CROSSLAKE DRUG - 40% off entire gift area; 25% off all clothing
CROSSLAKE - FIFTY LAKES AMERICAN LEGION - $2 Coors Light
CROSSLAKE VETERINARY HOSPITAL - 15% off pet food (thru March 2015)
DAIRY QUEEN - $1 off any size Blizzard
HOLIDAY - CROSSLAKE - free 12 oz. coffee or cappuccinno
ITASCA LEATHERGOODS - free shipping/no surcharges on custom orders
JAG INTERIOR SOLUTIONS - $50 off window treatment or $50 off area rug
JUDY'S HOUSE OF GIFTS - 50% off most clothing; 15% off total purchase store wide
LAKE COUNTRY CRAFTS & CONES - free small coffee
LAKES AREA GALLERY & FRAME SHOPPE - 30% off store wide (excludes framing) Valid 3/13 thru 3/17
LUNDRIGAN'S - 25% off Minnetonka Mocassins (Sat. only)
MANHATTAN'S - $3 Shamrock Shot; $2 green beer; $5 Jameson Ginger; 2 for 1 burgers (food only valid 11am - 2 pm)
MAUCIERI'S - $2 green taps; $3 Finnegans's tap; $4 Jameson Ginger; $7 Irish Cow; $7.95 Reuben; $8.95 Corned Beef, Cabbage & all the fix'ins
McCABES'S PUB - $1 off any drink (excludes happy hour); $2 off any pizza
MOONLITE BAY FAMILY RESTAURANT & BAR - $4 Jameson Gingers; $3 JMPOC Shots; $3 Dr. McGillicuddy & Cocoa; $3 Finnegan's Tap; $5 Reuben Sandwiches; $3 off 12" pizzas
MOONLITE LIQUORS - 10% off craft beers
MOONLITE SQUARE - .05 off per gallon of gas
MOUNT SKI GULL - Free lift ticket and/or $8 snow tubing (thru March 2015)
NORDIC HAUS - 17% off one regular priced item
PINE PEAKS LODGE & SUITES - free swim pass
PINE PEAKS RESTAURANT, GIFTS & APPAREL - free beverage -w- meal; 25% off one item in gift or apparel
REEDS MARKET & GAS EXPRESS - free 12 oz. coffee or cappuccino
THE WHARF - $1 shot specials; $2 green tap beer; $3 Peppermint Patty's; $3 well drinks
WHITEFISH BEER GARDEN - $3 Shamrock Shot; $2 green beer; $5 Jameson Ginger (Sat 11am -3pm)
WHITEFISH LODGE & SUITES - $2 swim pass
ZORBAZ CROZZLAKE - $3 Green beer pints; $4.50 Jameson; $10 Macho Nachos



 
Mar 14   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 14, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 14   Flipside Second Saturdays Art Fun
Flipside offers art events on the second Saturday of each month for children of all ages. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome. 
             March 14 - "Collage Trading cards" Wendy Olson
             April 11 - Creative Movement". Jessica
             May 9 - "Floral Watercolors " Michelle Pfeifer
Events are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Franklin Arts Center at the FAC former cafeteria or Teaching Space on the 1st floor. Signs will be posted. No registration required;  "$3 per child/ $5 per family requested material donation, but no child will be turned away due to need"
Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center  #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center 218.833.0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of each month
January 10 - May 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child $5 per family.  No child turned away due to need
Mar 14   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 14   Follow the Parade to Manhattan's for Live Music!
Follow the parade to Manahttan's for LIVE Music!
Saturday, March 14, 2015
4 - 8 pm
NO COVER - All Age Show!
Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   04:00 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:   March 14, 2015
4 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER - All Age Show!
Mar 14   The Clover Dash 5K
Join us in the 2nd Annual Clover Dash 5K. This 3.1 mile north woods loop begins and ends in the beautiful Crosslake Town Square on March 14, 2015.  Don your green apparel and get ready to have some fun on this St. Patrick's Day fun run/walk. Stick around after the race to enjoy Crosslake's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration!

Registration and Packet pickup:
Friday, March 13, 2015  6 - 8 pm or race day from 7:45 - 9 am
Whitefish Lodge and Suites 14150 Swann Drive Crosslake, MN  56442

Race begins at 9:30 am with awards following at 10:15 am
Prizes will be awarded to the overall make and female finishers as well as the tio three finishers in each age division. 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up.  

 Click here and register today!
Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   09:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
14150 Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Henry Praska or Kara Schaefer, 218-330-6151
Email:   karmaracemanagement@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 14, 2015
Same day registration 7:45 - 9 am
Race 9:30 am
Awards 10:15 am
Fees/Admission:   13- adult - $25 till 12/31/2014
$35 after
age 7-12 - $20 till 12/31/2014
$30 after
Mar 14   Downtown Brainerd St. Patrick's Day Events & Parade
Costume Contest Grand Prize: Bicycle for first place (girl & boy), prize packages for second & third place.
Medallion Hunt: $250 cash!

Parade Prizes: Best of parade prize package, including Comfort Suites with water passes and Grand Casino with buffet dinner.
Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   11:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Brainerd/256204294481968
Location:   Downtown Brainerd
Costume contest registration - corner of 7th and Laurel.
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 14
11:30 - registration for costume contest
Noon - Kids Costume Contest
1 pm - Parade
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 16   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   March 16, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Mar 17   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   March 17, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Mar 17   Publishing and Marketing Class Series at The Crossing Arts
The Crossing Arts presents Publishing and Marketing Class Series, Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 pm in room #127 at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd. Register by calling 833-0416 or on-line at www.crossingarts.org. Fee is $25 per class.

Attendees may sign up for one or more of the classes.

February 10: Intro to Social Media and Blogging: This class will cover the basics of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogging and how to use these powerful social media platforms to build an audience and gain visibility for your business or books. Harness the power of social media (including blogging) to gain readers, drive traffic to your website and potentially sell more product. Instructor: Rebecca Flansburg, Social Media Specialist  www.Lamscommunications.com

February 17: Word Press: This class will cover the basics of Word Press, including understanding a dashboard and admin panel, creating posts and pages, tags, categories, SEO, uploading media, using images, media libraries and website security.  Instructor: Corey Kretsinger, Web Designer  www.MidstateDesign.com

February 24: Publicity for Writers: This class is specifically designed for published and soon to be published authors.  The class covers the basics in book publicity, including author branding, websites, social media, book signings, book launches, press releases and more. Instructor: Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Literary Publicist and Agent  www.BlueCottageAgency.Com

Date:   March 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 10, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Mar 17   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   March 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
Mar 18   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 18   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   March 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 through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Mar 19   4 Pillars of Customer Service - Morning
Excellent WORKSHOP brought to you by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Brainerd Lakes  Chamber.
 
Ted Schick, well known humorist and corporate trainer will delight you with a fun practical look at customer service. Filled with stories and examples, he examines the 4 pillars of exceptional customer service—the experience, relationships, reputation, and problem solving/solutions. In addition, he examines 10 basic customer service behaviors—from our attitude to how we are with each other (the internal customer). Thought provoking and frequently requested, You will be able to put this customer service knowledge to work for YOU today!

Register Now! Seating is limited to 35 participants!
Date:   March 19, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  

Brainerd Lakes Chamber
CTC Room

224 W. Washington
Brainerd, MN   56401

Contact:   Trudi Amundson, 218-825-2024
Email:   trudi.amundson@state.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   March 19, 2015
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

 
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $40 per person and includes beverages and desserts!
 
Mar 19   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   March 19, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Mar 19   4 Pillars of Customer Service - Afternoon
Excellent WORKSHOP brought to you by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Brainerd Lakes  Chamber.
 
Ted Schick, well known humorist and corporate trainer will delight you with a fun practical look at customer service. Filled with stories and examples, he examines the 4 pillars of exceptional customer service—the experience, relationships, reputation, and problem solving/solutions. In addition, he examines 10 basic customer service behaviors—from our attitude to how we are with each other (the internal customer). Thought provoking and frequently requested, You will be able to put this customer service knowledge to work for YOU today!

Register Now! Seating is limited to 35 participants!
Date:   March 19, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber
CTC Room

224 W. Washington
Brainerd, MN   56401
Contact:   Trudi Amundson, 218-825-2024
Email:   trudi.amundson@state.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   March 19, 2015
1 - 2:30 pm

 

 
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $40 per person and includes beverages and desserts!
 
Mar 19   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   March 19, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Mar 19   Commonweal Theatre -The Master Builder - Chalberg Theatre
The Commonweal Theatre of Lanesboro, MN, one of the nation's best interpreters of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, presents: Ibsen's The Master Builder. First published in 1892, The Master Builder is about architect Halvard Solness, who despite personal tragedy (including the death of his two sons) has risen to the top of his profession. With the entrance of Hilda Wangel, a young woman whom he met as a child ten years ago, his life acquires a new focal point, one that will mean the end of him. www.commonwealtheatre.org
Date:   March 19, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/theatre
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:  
Thursday, March 19, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets $25.00
Mar 20   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 20, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 20   Special Business Briefing: 6th Street Renovation
The City of Brainerd and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) are currently planning a major renovation of South 6th Street (Business 371) from Joseph Street to the historic water tower in 2017. To say the project is important to Brainerd’s future is a major understatement. If done well, it holds the promise of positively impacting our businesses, the downtown area, traffic flow, quality of life, and visitor experiences.
 
The City and MNDOT are currently weighing three plans, which may be accepted or altered with public input. The Brainerd Dispatch did an exceptional job reporting on this issue. It is important that our business community, via the Chamber, has a voice in this process. We are especially interested in soliciting feedback from affected businesses as well as those companies that depend on the route for commercial transportation.
 
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce will host a special project briefing during which the City and MNDOT staff will present the plan options and answer questions. We will then present a formal business recommendation or feedback summary based on what we learn.

To ensure adequate seating, advance registration is required. There is no charge to attend the event. If you cannot attend, please share your perspectives by contacting President Matt Kilian at 218-822-7111 or mkilian@explorebrainerdlakes.com.
Date:   March 20, 2015
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   CTC Room, Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce*
224 W Washington St., Brainerd (Next to Ace Hardware)

*Location subject to change based on number of attendees.
Contact:   Matt Kilian
Email:   mkilian@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 20, 2015
7:30 to 9 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
Mar 20   Fish Fry - Immaculate Heart Church Crosslake
Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake is hosting a Fish Fry each Friday beginning February 27 through March 27, 2015. Come and enjoy a great meal and good company in the beautiful social hall.  Menu includes deep fried cod, two varieties of baked cod filets, potatoes, vegetables, homemade rolls, desserts and beverages.  Adults $9.00  - Families $25

 
Date:   March 20, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakecatholic.com/
Location:   Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
35208 County Road 37
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Immaculate Heart Church 218-692-3731
Date/Time Details:   Fridays, February 27 through March 27, 2015
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $9
Families - $25
Mar 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:   March 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
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 20   Pequot Lakes Community Theatre presents - The Games Afoot
The Pequot Lakes Community Theater presents The Games Afoot through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   March 20, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Theater
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Call (218)568-9200 for tickets or more information.
Date/Time Details:   March 20,21,22 & 27,28,29
7:30 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $12
Seniors (60+) - $10
Youth (18 & Under) - $8
Mar 21   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 21, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 21   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   March 21, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Mar 21   Write Basics Conference
Free conference for writers of all levels. Build skills and expand your resources as you journey toward excellence. Register today for this free conference. Sponsored by Brainerd Public Library.
Date:   March 21, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Brainerd American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Library, 218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 21, 2015
1 - 4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 21   2015 St. Pat's Day Raffle Ticket Drawing Party

Join in the fun at the St. Patrick's  Blinkie Button Raffle Ticket Drawing Party and celebrate the an evening of shenanigans, food and drink specials.  Raffle ticket drawings begin at 7:00 p.m.  Get your raffle tickets at any Crosslake participating merchant beginning March 1, 2015.

Free with each raffle ticket purchased is one St. Pat's blinkie button which is redeemable for discounts on goods and services all over Crosslake!


 

Date:   March 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:  

Location to be determined
 

Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Area Director 218-692-4027
Email:   www.crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:  

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Food & drink specials starting at 6:00 p.m.
Raffle Ticket drawings begin at 7:00 p.m.


 


 


 

Mar 21   Into the WILD
Breezy Point Figure Skating Club with Learn to Skate Academy Present
Into the Wild Ice Skating Show

Enjoy performances of all ages from 3 -16 and about 50 performances!
Guest Skaters, Silent Auction, and Chuck a Puck
Date:   March 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Breezy Point Ice Arena
7370 County Rd 11
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Kristen Wallin
Email:   breezypointfsc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 21, 2015
6:00 p.m. with Encore Performance
 
Fees/Admission:   $3 presale at Breezy Point Rink on Sunday nights 3-7:30 or contact breezypointfsc@gmail.com

$5 at the door
Mar 21   Pequot Lakes Community Theatre presents - The Games Afoot
The Pequot Lakes Community Theater presents The Games Afoot through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   March 21, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Theater
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Call (218)568-9200 for tickets or more information.
Date/Time Details:   March 20,21,22 & 27,28,29
7:30 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $12
Seniors (60+) - $10
Youth (18 & Under) - $8
Mar 22   Wild Game Dinner & Fundraiser
The Wild Game Dinner & Fundraiser Committee is working to have another successful event at Grand View Lodge on March 22, 2015. As in previous years, all proceeds will go to Range Improvements and Youth Shooting.

Grand Prize – Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods - 3 Nights, 2 Day Fishing Trip for 2, Weekday, Summer or Winter - $630
1st Place – Gift Card - Mill’s Fleet Farm - $400
2nd Place – Gift Card - Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters - $400
3rd Place – Jr’s Corner Access on Upper Red Lake - One Weekday Fish House Rental for 4 - $240
4th Place – Gift Card - Schaefer’s Foods - $200
5th Place – Little Moran Hunt Club in Staples - 6 Bird Pheasant Hunt for 2, 2015 Hunting Season - $130
Raffle will be drawn on March 22, 2015 at the Wild Game Dinner. Need not be present to win.
Date:   March 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.lakeshoregunclub.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Gull Lake Center
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   For tickets call 218-963-4793
Email:   contact@lakeshoregunclub.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, March 22, 2015
3 pm - Social & Games    
5 pm - Dinner
Fees/Admission:   **Wild Game Dinner tickets are now on sale. Tickets are $50.00 each, or a table of 10 for $400.00. All seating is reserve.  Last year’s dinner sold out 2 months early. GET YOUR DINNER TICKETS NOW!**

**Once again we have raffle for a beautiful Gas Grill.
Tickets are $1.00 each. The grill will be at the range on Sunday. Check it out and buy some tickets!*

**WILD GAME DINNER $10.00 RAFFLE TICKETS are also on sale now!
 
Mar 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   March 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
Mar 22   Pequot Lakes Community Theatre presents - The Games Afoot
The Pequot Lakes Community Theater presents The Games Afoot through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   March 22, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Theater
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Call (218)568-9200 for tickets or more information.
Date/Time Details:   March 20,21,22 & 27,28,29
7:30 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $12
Seniors (60+) - $10
Youth (18 & Under) - $8
Mar 23   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   March 23, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Mar 24   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   March 24, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Mar 24   Publishing and Marketing Class Series at The Crossing Arts
The Crossing Arts presents Publishing and Marketing Class Series, Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 pm in room #127 at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd. Register by calling 833-0416 or on-line at www.crossingarts.org. Fee is $25 per class.

Attendees may sign up for one or more of the classes.

February 10: Intro to Social Media and Blogging: This class will cover the basics of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogging and how to use these powerful social media platforms to build an audience and gain visibility for your business or books. Harness the power of social media (including blogging) to gain readers, drive traffic to your website and potentially sell more product. Instructor: Rebecca Flansburg, Social Media Specialist  www.Lamscommunications.com

February 17: Word Press: This class will cover the basics of Word Press, including understanding a dashboard and admin panel, creating posts and pages, tags, categories, SEO, uploading media, using images, media libraries and website security.  Instructor: Corey Kretsinger, Web Designer  www.MidstateDesign.com

February 24: Publicity for Writers: This class is specifically designed for published and soon to be published authors.  The class covers the basics in book publicity, including author branding, websites, social media, book signings, book launches, press releases and more. Instructor: Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Literary Publicist and Agent  www.BlueCottageAgency.Com

Date:   March 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 10, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Mar 24   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   March 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
Mar 25   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 25   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Mar 26   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   March 26, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Mar 26   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   March 26, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Mar 26   Identity Theft Seminar
Overview of identity theft practices, tools to preventing and steps for victims to take to minimize damage.
Date:   March 26, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfce.org
Location:   Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union - Brainerd Office
200 S. 6th St.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   March 26, 2015
5:30 to 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public. Please call to reserve a seat.
Mar 27 - Mar 28   2015 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo



Plan now to attend the 2015 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo!




The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Hubbard Radio bring you this trade show with everything you want, all in one place. Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, the doors to the newly renovated Essentia Health Sports Center will open to over 100 exhibitors from the Brainerd Lakes Area!

This exciting event, formerly the Brainerd Lakes Marketplace and Hubbard Radio's Outdoor Show, is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Tickets will be available at any office of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce or at the door. Along with learning more about area businesses, all paid tickets offer the chance to win door prizes with drawings throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday and ending at 4 p.m. on Saturday. You must be present to win.

Make sure to play the #FindTheBlueOx Contest sponsored by Cru Wine Bar & Restaurant at Grand View Lodge! To play, you need to find the Blue Ox in six pictures taken at our Sponsor businesses where we digitally hide the Blue Ox. We will release a scorecard on Tuesday, March 10 for you to track where you find the logo within each picture and finally the physical Blue Ox at the show on March 27-28. Once you have found all seven icons, you can submit your scorecard to us at the front desk at the Expo and will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a $150 dining card to Cru!

On Saturday, come to meet Daniel Tiger, courtesy of Lakeland Public Television, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main arena! Daniel is the son of Daniel Striped Tiger, originally from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and now the star of his own series, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Hug, snuggle or pose for a photo with this fuzzy and loveable character. Don't forget your camera!

Plus, enter our Daniel Tiger Kids' Coloring Contest! Print out Daniel's coloring page or find it in the Brainerd Dispatch on March 22. Color the picture however you want: crayons, markers, paint, etc. Turn in your entry at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, 224 West Washington Street, prior to March 27 or hand deliver to the Chamber ticket desk at the Everything Expo, March 27 or 28. Contest entries will be displayed at the Everything Expo and winners will be drawn at random for kid-friendly prizes, including water park passes, mini golf passes and more! Ages 10 and under only please.
 

Find out more:


Exhibitor Information:

Date:   March 27, 2015 - March 28, 2015
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Aeli Wiebolt, (218) 822-7119
Email:   awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 27, 2015
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   This exciting event is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Tickets will be available at any office of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce closer to the event or at the door on both days.

All paid tickets offer the chance to win door prizes donated by Chamber members with drawings at the top of each hour, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday and ending at 4 p.m. on Saturday. You must be present to win.
Mar 27   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 27   Fish Fry - Immaculate Heart Church Crosslake
Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake is hosting a Fish Fry each Friday beginning February 27 through March 27, 2015. Come and enjoy a great meal and good company in the beautiful social hall.  Menu includes deep fried cod, two varieties of baked cod filets, potatoes, vegetables, homemade rolls, desserts and beverages.  Adults $9.00  - Families $25

 
Date:   March 27, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakecatholic.com/
Location:   Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
35208 County Road 37
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Immaculate Heart Church 218-692-3731
Date/Time Details:   Fridays, February 27 through March 27, 2015
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $9
Families - $25
Mar 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:   March 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
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 27   Grassroots Concert Series presents The Lowest Pair
The Lowest Pair is a quirky, ole-time, roots influenced duet, featuring the high lonesome harmonies of banjo pickin' songsters Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. They perform both traditional and original music, often nestling in somewhere between.

Grassroots welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations for the local food shelf.
Date:   March 27, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   Livewell Nightclub and Coffee Bar at Journey Church
5459 Co Rd 18
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218-829-4092
Date/Time Details:   March 27, 2015
7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Fees/Admission:   $10 for adults
$5 for children
Mar 28   Ambassadors to the Wild
Did you know that Northland Arboretum has wolves? Staff from the International Wolf Center in Ely will discuss wolves and how they are important to our ecosystem. Learn about the physical and social adaptations that wolves need to live and survive in their environment, the role wolves play in our environment and more!

Bring your questions!
Date:   March 28, 2015
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   March 28, 2015 
Doors open at 9:45 am
Program starts at 10:30 am 
 
Fees/Admission:   $10.00 per family for Arboretum members
$20.00 per family for non members
No registration required.
Mar 28   International Wolf Center presents "Ambassadors to the Wild"

International Wolf Center presents "Ambassadors to the Wild"
Did you know that Northland Arboretum has wolves? Staff from the International Wolf Center in Ely will be here to talk to you and your entire family about wolves and how they are an important member of our ecosystem. Learn about the physical and social adaptations that wolves need to live and survive in their environment, the role wolves play in our environment and more!

Bring Your Questions. No registration required. Doors open at 9:45 am.

Date:   March 28, 2015
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 28, 2015
Doors open at 9:45 am.
Fees/Admission:   $10.00 per family for Arboretum members
$20.00 per family for non-members
Mar 28   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 28, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 28   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   March 28, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 30   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   March 30, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Mar 31   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   March 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Mar 31   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   March 31, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 1, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 01   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

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

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 02   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   April 2, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Apr 02   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   April 2, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Apr 03   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 03   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   April 3, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Apr 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 04   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 4, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 04   City Easter Egg Hunt
Bring Easter baskets to collect eggs! Free candy and lots of fun with the Easter Bunny! Recommended for kids aged 2-7. This event will take place snow, rain or shine, so dress your child for weather conditions.
Date:   April 4, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   April 4, 2015
10 am sharp!
Fees/Admission:   Free event
Apr 04   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   April 4, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Apr 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 4, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 06   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 07   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 7, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 07   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Apr 08   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 08   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   April 9, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Apr 09   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   April 9, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Apr 09   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   April 9, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Apr 10 - Apr 12   Spring MMBA Home Show
We have high expectations of excitement this year for the Annual Home Show with the renovations taking place at the Essentia Health Sports Center.

The MMBA represents several members, working in all facets of the building industry from General Contractors, Remodelers and Developers, to
 Sales and Marketing Experts, Architects, Excavators, Plumbers, Electricians and Financial Institutions. In short, we bring together all the players in this dynamic and ever changing industry to ensure that all citizens have access to the housing of their choice and the opportunity to realize the American dream of home ownership.
Date:   April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.midmnba.org/home_show.cfm
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
    
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   MMBA Office, 218-829-4982
Email:   mmba@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   April 10-12, 2015
Fees/Admission:  

Admission: $3.00
Kids 14 and Under are FREE!

Apr 10   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 10, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 10   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   April 10, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Apr 10 - Apr 11   YMCA Charity Ball

The 19th Annual YMCA Charity Ball is the lakes are Premiere fundraising event! Held at Grandview Lodge's Gull Lake Center. Dinner, Silent Auction, and live Entertainment provided by THE JOHNNY HOLM BAND. This year, our evening Emcee is Jason DeRusha, WCCO News Anchor.

Date:   April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 12:15 AM
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Gull Lake Center
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218-454-2555
Email:   nsaatoff@brainerdlakesymca.org
Date/Time Details:   April 10, 2015
5:30 pm - Midnight
Fees/Admission:   $75 per person, or reserved table of 10 is $750
Apr 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 11   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 11, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 11   Garden Expo 2015
Ready! Set! Grow!

This Horticulture Day includes classes on the following topics: orchids, edible mushrooms, pruning flowering shrubs, woodland plants, selecting plants for small gardens, edible container gardening, herbs, pests of flower gardens, hardy roses, new plants for 2015, cool weather crops, native plants, pest of vegetable gardens, garden myths, hydrangeas, designing garden areas for entertaining, wild edibles, growing and storing root vegetables, container flower gardening, shade gardens and terrestrial invasive species. Also, for the first time, there will be a track for beginners: flower gardening 101, vegetable gardening 101, garden tools and frugal gardening. A total of 26 different classes!

There will be vendors, exhibitors, silent auction and door prizes.

To download registration form, please visit the UMN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners' website at z.umn.edu/crowwingmgs or request a form by calling the Crow Wing County Extension office at 218-824-1065. Deadline to register is March 27 but register early since space is limited to the first 300 registered participants.
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://z.umn.edu/crowwingmgs
Location:   Central Lakes College - Brainerd Campus
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Jackie Froemming, Extension Educator, 218-824-1068
Email:   froem022@umn.edu
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 11, 2015
8 am to 3:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $30 Registration Fee. The registration fee also includes morning / afternoon refreshments and a boxed lunch.
Apr 11   Flipside Second Saturdays Art Fun
Flipside offers art events on the second Saturday of each month for children of all ages. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome. 
             April 11 - Creative Movement". Jessica
             May 9 - "Floral Watercolors " Michelle Pfeifer
Events are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Franklin Arts Center at the FAC former cafeteria or Teaching Space on the 1st floor. Signs will be posted. No registration required;  "$3 per child/ $5 per family requested material donation, but no child will be turned away due to need"
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center  #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center 218.833.0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of each month
January 10 - May 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child $5 per family.  No child turned away due to need
Apr 11   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Apr 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 13   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   April 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Apr 14   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 14, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 14   Business After Hours - Essentia Health - Crow Wing Energized
Join Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center as they host a Business After Hours to highlight Crow Wing Energized and the Workforce Wellness Goal Group on Tuesday, April 14 from 4:30- 6 pm in Brainerd.

Crow Wing Energized, a grassroots community movement led by Essentia Health and Crow Wing County to improve health and wellness in our community by making healthy choices essential, is excited to host Business After Hours. We will share an update on what has been done since work began a little more than year ago with a focus on the Workplace Wellness Goal Group as well as an opportunity for a $500 grant to improve or create a health and wellness committee at your business.

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event. So bring your business cards and get ready to network with other Chamber members. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes. Advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   April 14, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.essentiahealth.org
Location:   Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

We welcome you to the Baxter Clinic by turning at Wal-mart onto Glory Road, then left onto Isle Drive, the Baxter Clinic is 1.2 miles on your left.
Contact:   Aeli Wiebolt, 218-822-7119
Email:   awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 14, 2015
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for Chamber members and their guests
Apr 14   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 15   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 15   Quilt Facts, Folklore and Fabrication with Vickie Wendel
Find out the real stories behind what we all thought we knew about the history of quilting. View quilt squares, small quilts, and pictures of period pieces.
Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Noon - 1 pm
Apr 15   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 16   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   April 16, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Apr 16   Building your home from the ground up
Home Loan team will walk you through the construction loan process from start to finish. From pre-apporval to ground breaking.
Date:   April 16, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union - Brainerd building
200 S. 6th St.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 16, 2015
5:30 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public. Call to reserve your seat.
Apr 16   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   April 16, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Apr 17 - Apr 18   Living Local Expo 2015
LIVING LOCAL EXPO Featuring: - Beautiful Baby Contest - Wine Tasting - Entertainment - Presenters - Special Interest Breakout Sessions - People's Choice Booth Contest - Attendees will be voting on best-dressed booth - All types of businesses, arts, crafts and home-based businesses are welcome. - No flea market items are allowed. - Something for Everyone.
Date:   April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015
Website:   http://www.livinglocalevents.com
Location:   Hallett Center of Crosby
470 8th St. NE
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Nannette Tuthill, 218-820-0729 Jill Decent, 218-821-2352 Seth Jackson, 218-546-5302
Email:   tuthill_n@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 17
3 - 7 pm

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

Vendors costs:
For-Profit Businesses - $50
Non-Profit Businesses - $35
Electric (limited spaces) - $5
Tables - $10 ea.
Newspaper Ad - $40
Radio Ad and Live Remotes available (please call) Make checks payable to: Living Local Expo Mail to: MMFCU / Attn: Barb Habighorst 117 W. Main St. Crosby, MN 56441
Apr 17   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 17, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 17   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   April 17, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Apr 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 18   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 18, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 18   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Apr 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 18   Brainerd Sports Booster's Beer Tasting - Tapped & Corked
Craft beer and wine tastings, food and games.
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdsportsboosters.org/tapped-event.html
Location:   The NP Event Space
210 Blacksmith Circle
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Sports Boosters, (218) 828-3205
Email:   brainerdsportsboosters@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 18, 2015
4 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Advanced Tickets - $25
At the Door - $35
Apr 18   GLAPA Presents "Looney Lutherans"
The "Looney Lutheran" Comedians will be tickling your funny bone as part of the Great Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) season.

 
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Theatre
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Call (218)568-9200 for tickets or more information
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 18, 2015 
7:30 - 10 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Adult  - $12
Seniors (60+) - $10
Youth(18 & Under) - $8
Apr 19   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   April 19, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Apr 20   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 20, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

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

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 21   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 22   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 22, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 22   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 22, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Apr 23   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Apr 23   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Apr 23   Fabulous Armadillos - Stadium Rock - Tornstrom Auditorium
Featuring the music of rock icons that filled stadiums across the world!  Be blown away by the music of such rockers as The Who, Cheap Trick, Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Styx, Night Ranger, REO, Kansas, Boston, Queen, Aerosmith, Heart, Deep Purple, and many many others!

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015
~10K
~Half Marathon
~Full Marathon
~Relay Marathon
Fees/Admission:   Race fees are non-refundable; bib numbers are non-transferable.
Online Registration closes on April 21st at 11:59 pm. Registration available at the Health Expo on April 24th.
Apr 24   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 24, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 24   Arbor Day Celebration
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department hosts an Arbor Day celebration each year at Lum Park. Area elementary schools participate in educational stations designed to teach children the importance of trees. We include several hands on learning and demonstration stations. Anyone is welcome to come join in the activities.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_arborday.htm
Location:   Lum Park    
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   April 24
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event. Open to the public.
Apr 24   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Apr 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 25   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 25, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 25   Lakes Area Women's Expo
The Lakes Area Women's Expo is dedicated to providing information on companies and services that benefit women in the Brainerd Lakes area. This Expo will provide women with a wealth of information on business opportunities, education, healthcare issues and other interests designed to pamper their bodies and spirit and enhance their minds.
Date:   April 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaWomensExpo.com
Location:   Cragun's Resort-Sport Centre
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Women's Expo, 320-654-6775
Email:   Melissa@anconvention.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 25, 2015
10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00
Apr 25   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   April 25, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Apr 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 25, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   April 26, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Apr 27   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

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

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

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 28   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 29   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 29, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 29   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 30   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Apr 30   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Apr 30 - May 02   Servant of Two Masters - Chalberg Theatre
Hilarity abounds in this madcap Italian comedy of lovers, lawyers, servants, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Betrothed couple Silvio and Clarice are devastated when a previous fiancé reappears, back-from-the-dead. In this wild farce things, and people, are not what they seem – disguises, traps, and tricks produce a whirlwind of mass confusion. At the center of this mirth is Truffaldino, the scheming – and perpetually hungry – servant who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. This commedia dell’arte masterpiece promises laugh-out-loud mayhem that shouldn’t be missed!
Date:   April 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   April 30, May 1 & 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM
May 7, 8, & 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
$7.00 - Youth,  $11.00 - Adults
May 01   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 1, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 01   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 1, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 01   Grassroots Concert Series presents Mark Kroos
Mark Kroos plays two guitar necks at the same time in a style characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, and incredible tapping technique. His musical madness is as entertaining to watch as to listen to.  

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

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

Date:   May 2, 2015
Website:   http://www.myMSwalk.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservative Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Walk MS Team, National MS Society, 800-582-5296
Email:   specialevents@MSSociety.org
Date/Time Details:   May 2, 2015
Check-in begins at 9 am
May 02 - May 03   BIR - World Racing Leqgue
The World Racing League is back at BIR for a pair of endurance races during the Intercomp Speed Festival. Teams of drivers will compete in 9- and 7-hour endurance races Saturday and Sunday, respectively, on BIR’s road course. It’s entertaining racing for spectators and a chance for drivers to try their hand at endurance road racing. Put a team together, find a car (just about any will do) and hit the track!
Date:   May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 2 - 3, 2015
May 02   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 2, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 02   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   May 2, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
May 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 2, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 03 - May 04   Good Samaritan Bowl XII
Good Samaritan's biggest FRIENDraiser of the year!  Hundreds of bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and a chance to win hundred of door prizes.  We're bowling for fun...not scores! Plus there is a community silent auction, bowling pin art display, dining and a chance to win a big screen television.

Highlights:
  1. Former Baxter Mayor Darrel Olson elected 2015 Community Ambassador.
  2. "Sharing Our Blessings" Silent Auction showcases 20 community non-profit partners...just one more way were are giving back.
  3. Forestview Builders Club bowling pin art project promotes local businesses and is sponsored by Brainerd Elks #615.
  4. Proceeds designated for Music Therapy program on Bethany, Woodland, Pine campuses, plus Good Sam Hospice.
How to get involved:
  • Organize a team
  • Make a pledge
  • contribute a prize
  • sponsor a bowler
  • donate to Silent Auction
  • Make a tax-deductible donation.
Date:   May 3, 2015 - May 4, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Samaritan-Bowl/199023870112502
Location:   Jack's House
300 Minnesota 25
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Liz Csanda, 218-825-2505
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 3, 2015  2 pm, 4 pm
Monday May 4, 2015  9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and a chance to win hundred of door prizes.
May 04   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   May 4, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 4, 2015
May 05   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 5, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 06   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 06   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
May 06   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
May 06   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
May 07   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   May 7, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
May 07   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   May 7, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
May 07 - May 09   Servant of Two Masters - Chalberg Theatre
Hilarity abounds in this madcap Italian comedy of lovers, lawyers, servants, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Betrothed couple Silvio and Clarice are devastated when a previous fiancé reappears, back-from-the-dead. In this wild farce things, and people, are not what they seem – disguises, traps, and tricks produce a whirlwind of mass confusion. At the center of this mirth is Truffaldino, the scheming – and perpetually hungry – servant who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. This commedia dell’arte masterpiece promises laugh-out-loud mayhem that shouldn’t be missed!

 
Date:   May 7, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   May 7, 8, & 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
$7.00 - Youth,  $11.00 - Adults
May 08 - May 10   BIR Bracket Drag Racing Series & CRA Superbike Racing
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while high-flying Superbike racing takes on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. It’s the first of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends, which features 250-plus drivers competing in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Superbike racing comes to BIR courtesy of the Central Roadracing Association, which provides three full days of thrilling racing. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. One ticket gets you into both events! Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 8 - 10, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
May 08   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 08   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 8, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 09   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 9, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 09   Sporting Goods Exchange
Bring your sports equipment to the camp from 7 - 9 am - price it - we help sell it. You receive asking price less 10%. You may also donate your gently used equipment for the benefit of Camp Vanasek or Brainerd Community Action.
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Vanasek-Inc/164193883609128
Location:   Camp Vanasek near Wipple Lake
14307 Oakwood Dr
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
9 am to noon
May 09   Spring Arts and Craft Festival
Spring Arts and Craft Festival featuring 150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education.
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://isd181.org, click on the Community Education tab
Location:   Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Mary T. Miller, 218-454-6926
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
9:30 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
May 09   Flipside Second Saturdays Art Fun
Flipside offers art events on the second Saturday of each month for children of all ages. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome. 
             May 9 - "Floral Watercolors " Michelle Pfeifer
Events are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Franklin Arts Center at the FAC former cafeteria or Teaching Space on the 1st floor. Signs will be posted. No registration required;  "$3 per child/ $5 per family requested material donation, but no child will be turned away due to need"
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center  #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center 218.833.0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of each month
January 10 - May 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child $5 per family.  No child turned away due to need
May 09   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
May 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 11   Driver Improvement Program (55+)
Driver Improvement Program gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and dhanges to laws and safer decisions.
Date:   May 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Monday May 11, 2015  
8 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Initial Course $24. Call to reserve your seat.
May 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 11, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
May 12   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 13   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   May 13, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
May 13   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 13, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 13   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   May 13, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
May 14   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 14, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 14   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   May 14, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
May 14   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   May 14, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
May 15   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 15   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 15, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 16   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 16, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 16   2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis
The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds to fight and cure the nation's #1 cause of disability. The Walk to Cure Arthritis - Northern Lakes will take place at the Paul Bunyan Trailhead in Baxter and features a one or three-mile walk route. The walk offers activities for the entire family, including a Kid's Zone, a Health Fair, music, prizes and much more!

Get Involved With:
  • Team Participation - there are no requirements for team sizes and you may sign up as many people as you want.
  • Sponsorship - increase your credibility, image and prestige for a competitive advantage. Benefits can include prominent logo exposure, media recognition, onsite activation opportunities and more!
  • Corporate Honoree - the Corporate Honoree is an esteemed leadership position for high-level executives, giving the Honoree and his/her company opportunities for positive exposure, publicity and recognition.
  • Volunteer - there are numerous opportunities for employees to get involved by voluntering. Many business leaders find that purpose-driven work through cause is linked to boosted morale and productivity.
Date:   May 16, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.walktocurearthritis.org
Location:   Paul Bunyan Trailhead
14250 Conservation Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Jennifer Hagerman, 651-229-5373
Email:   jhagerman@arthritis.org
Date/Time Details:   May 16, 2015
Registration opens at 9 a.m.
Walk starts at 10 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   This event is free.
May 16   The Walk to Cure Arthritis - Northern Lakes
Arthritis affects 1 in 5 people, including 300,000 children. The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the signature fundraising event for the Arthritis Foundation. Walkers of all ages will come together this spring at hundreds of sites nationwide to help raise money in the fight against arthritis. Every year we get together to celebrate movement and make a positive impact on the lives of people living with arthritis by raising funds for arthritis research, education and life improvement programs in communities across the country.
Date:   May 16, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.walktocurearthritis.northernlakes.kintera.org
Location:   Paul Bunyan Trailhead (Northland Arboretum)
14250 Conservation Rd
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Jennifer Hagerman: 651-229-5373
Email:   jhagerman@arthritis.org
Date/Time Details:   May 16, 2015
Registration starts at 9 am
Walk starts at 10 am
May 16   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   May 16, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
May 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 16, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 17   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   May 17, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
May 18   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   May 18, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 18, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees
May 18   Driver Improvement Refresher Course (55+)
Driver Improvement Program Refresher Course gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and changes to laws and safer decisions.
Date:   May 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   May 18, 2015 
8 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Refresher Course $20. Call to reserve your seat.
May 19   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 19, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 20 - May 22   BIR Competition Racing License School
Complete this three-day school and you'll receive a full SCCA Regional Level Competition Racing License. This license allows you to enter any SCCA regional or Vintage Racing event. The school combines classroom instruction with on-track driving. Sign up today!
 
Date:   May 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 20 - 22, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
May 20   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 20, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 20   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   May 20, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 20, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
May 21   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   May 21, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
May 21   Driver Improvment (55+) Refresher Course
Driver Improvement Program gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and changes to laws and safer decisions.
 
Date:   May 21, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Thursday May 21, 2015
4 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   Refresher Course $20. Call to reserve your seat.
May 21   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   May 21, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
May 22 - May 24   BIR 7th Annual Street Car Showdown
Brainerd International Raceway's 2015 Muscle Car Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the 7th Annual Street Car Showdown, a display of raw speed and power on the quarter-mile drag strip. The Showdown is the first race in the three-race series, featuring the seven Heads-Up Classes, with cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. They have the kind of horsepower that yanks their front end off the ground when they launch from the starting line. The event also includes the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. It features great wheel-to-wheel racing action. Two exciting events for the price of a single ticket! Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
 
Date:   May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 22 - 24, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Admission is $25
Kids 12 and under are FREE
May 22   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 22   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 22, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 22, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 23   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 23, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 23   Crosslake Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Craft and Flea Market.
Date:   May 23, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 23, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
May 23   Memorial Day Weekend Vendor Fair at The Crossfire
Come browse our many vendors during the holiday weekend! See what we are all about and have some fun with games and prizes!
Date:   May 23, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66 (across from Zorbaz)
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday May 23, 2015 
10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE! Bring some spending cash for buying some cool stuff and a smoothie!
May 23   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   May 23, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
May 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 23, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 24, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
May 26   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 27   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 27, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 28   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 28   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
May 28   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
May 29   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   May 29, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 29, 2015
May 29 - May 31   Bracket Drag Racing Series & Slowpokes Car Club
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip with the Slowpokes Car Club on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course Sunday. It’s the second of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends, which feature 250-plus drivers competing in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. The Slowpokes will be on the road course Sunday only. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. One ticket gets you into both events! Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
 
Date:   May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218.824.7223
Date/Time Details:   May 29 - 31, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
May 29   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 29, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 29   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 30   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 30, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 30   Free Fishing Clinic
Come join a free fishing clinic at Lum Park. There will be prizes as well as lots of learning and fun! Bring your own pole for the fishing contest. Lunch included. Ages 5-16.
Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us
Location:   Lum Park Pavilion (nearest to Lum Park Beach)
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   May 30, 2015
9:30 am-1:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event
May 30   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
May 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 02   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 03   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 3, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 03   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   June 3, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Jun 03   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   June 3, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 3, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
Jun 04   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 4, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 04   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   June 4, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jun 05 - Jun 07   BIR Thunder at the Lakes
Brainerd International Raceway hosts some of the top Sportsman drag racers in the country this weekend during Thunder at the Lakes, an NHRA Division 5 race. It’s one of BIR's most exciting races of the year and features many racers who compete during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in August. The BMW Car Club of America will be on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course all weekend. Every ticket includes a pit pass. On-site camping. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   June 5, 2015 - June 7, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 5-7, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jun 05   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 05   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 06   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 06   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Jun 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 08   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   June 8, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees
Jun 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 8, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jun 09   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   June 9, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for Details
Jun 09   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 10   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   June 10, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jun 10   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 10, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 11   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 11, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 11   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 11, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 11   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   June 11, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jun 12 - Jun 14   Bracket Drag Racing, CRA Superbike Racing & IWA Snowmobile Watercross
The Central Roadracing Association brings exciting Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, while fans are treated to wet and wild racing on Lake BIR, courtesy of the International Watercross Association. And on the drag strip is the third weekend for the Bracket Drag Racing Series. Something for everyone! On the road course, Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. On Lake BIR, watch as snowmobile racers compete in drag racing and oval racing on open water! And drag racers have eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, with winners crowned each day. Three great racing events for one ticket! On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:  
June 12 - 14, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jun 12   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 12   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 13   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 13   Sour Grapes Half and Half Trail Run
Join us for the fourteenth annual Sour Grapes Races held in the beautiful 540 acre Northland Arboretum. The course is challenging, but beautiful. Your hard work will be rewarded with a T-shirt, finisher token and post race refreshments. Our unique setting makes this a family favorite. All proceeds are donated to the Northland Arboretum. Race includes a half marathon, 10K run or walk, Kids 1 M and Kids 1/2 M. The race will be chip timed and there will be race day registration. Is it the lure of the beautiful Northwood's setting or the "Minnesota Friendly" attitude that sets our race apart from others? Decide for yourself as you plan to attend our thirteenth annual race in the 540 acres of Green Space at the Brainerd Arboretum. The half marathon course and 10K run/walk course covers the beautiful, but challenging, terrain of wooded trails. The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Northland Arboretum, a non-profit organization. All participants will be given a t-shirt, a finisher token, and will be treated to post race refreshments at the awards ceremony. Bring the family and join in on the fun, food and camaraderie of a great bunch of running enthusiasts. Each year our number of runners/walkers grow as well as our donations. Thanks for making this a great event!!
Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   07:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sourgrapesrun.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Louis Anderson, 218-829-8770
Email:   sourgrapes.half@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2015
7:30 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $40 Adult (Varies with date)
$15 Under 12 (For Kids Race)
Jun 13   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Jun 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 16   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 16, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 17   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 17, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 17   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   June 17, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 17, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
Jun 18   2015 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2015 Crafter & Flea Market Application

Get Fit in the Park

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

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

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



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

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Jun 18   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 18   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jun 19 - Jun 20   2015 Quilt Show
Win a beautiful queen-sized "Home Sweet Quilted Home" made from Kaffe Fasset stripes and Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric. Tickets are $1.00 and available by calling 218-851-2543 or at the show. Drawing held at 4 pm on June 20, 2015.  Need not be present to win.

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

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

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

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 19   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 20   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 20, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 20   2nd Annual Rotary Ride for Clean Water
Family-friendly fun ride through The Lakes Area benefiting Rotary Water and Sanitation Projects. Choose from four routes all starting and finishing in Pequot Lakes, MN. Routes, schedule and registration material available online and by mail. Routes are 7, 16, 30 or 50 miles. This ride is presented by Central Lakes and Brainerd Lakes Sunrise Rotary Clubs.
Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   06:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.rotaryrideforcleanwater.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Central Rotary, (218) 568-6027
Email:   rotarycleanwater@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 20, 2015
Check-in starts at 6:30 am
Rides begin starting at 7 am
 
Fees/Admission:   Individual Rider:  $40.00
Family of Riders (2-5 riders) $80.00
Fee includes t-shirt, snacks & beverage along ride.
Pre-registration ends June 7.
Jun 20   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Jun 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 21   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   June 21, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Jun 22   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
Date:   June 22, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 22, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees.
Jun 23   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   June 23, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 23, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees.
Jun 23   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 24   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 24, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 25   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 25   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 25   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jun 26   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 26, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 26   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 27   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fees/Admission:   Click here for online registration info.
Jun 27   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   June 27, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Jun 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 27, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 28, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jun 30   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 30, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   July 1, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 01   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   July 1, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Jul 01   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   July 1, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 1, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
Jul 02   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 2, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 02   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   July 2, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jul 03 - Jul 05   29th Annual PleasureLand and RV Show & Go
The 29th Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go is a great Fourth of July tradition at BIR, offering fans a chance to see ridiculous head-to-head drag racing action as well as wide-open wheel-to-wheel racing on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. On the drag strip, the second race in the three-race Muscle Car Series features cars that can run over 200 mph! The road course will be busy all weekend with the Trans Am Series, NASA road racing and the Slowpokes Car Club. The event includes a classic car show, fireworks and live music.

On-site camping and RV sites available.
Date:   July 3, 2015 - July 5, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 3 - 5, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Four great racing events for the price of a single ticket!
Jul 03   Crosslake Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Craft and Flea Market.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Jul 03   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 04   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Jul 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 05   Arts In The Park
Widely known and respected as one of central Minnesota's finest arts presentations. You will find some new art elements, as well as some of your old favorites. Whether it is a favorite artist, entertainer or even your favorite snack offered by our food vendors, Arts in the Park has something for you. We invite you to stroll through the park and enjoy the art booths, entertainment, and food offered for all ages.
Date:   July 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdcommunityaction.org/arts_in_the_park.html
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:   July 5, 2015
10 am - 4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 07   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jul 08   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 09   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 09   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jul 10   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   July 10, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 10, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fee details.
Jul 10   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 11 - Jul 12   Bracket Drag Racing Series
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Great family fun, and the pits are always open.

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

 
 
Date:   July 11, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 12, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jul 11   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Jul 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 14   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 16   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 16   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jul 17 - Jul 19   CRA Superbike Racing
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Date:   July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 17 - 19, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Jul 17   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 18   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Jul 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 18   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 15, 2015
Doors open at 4:00 PM  Race at 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators
Jul 19   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   July 19, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Jul 20   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   July 20, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 20, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Jul 21   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 23   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 23   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jul 24   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 25   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Jul 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 26, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jul 28   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 30   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 30   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jul 31 - Aug 02   BIR Powercruise
Powercruise, the premier modified car event in the country, returns to BIR this year. It's known as the place where you can do everything with your car that you’re not allowed to do anywhere else. Powercruise allows YOU to drive YOUR car on BIR's race track along with other like-minded petrol heads in the cruising sessions, where you can cruise next to the toughest modified street machines, hot rods, imports and drag cars, whether they're turbo charged, supercharged, nitrous injected…all with your family and friends in the car with you! The weekend includes events like powerskids (longest rolling burnouts), off-street drags (old-style street flag drop), drifting, burnouts Aussie-style, Dyno comps, Show & Shine, Miss Powercruise stage shows and heaps more fun stuff. On-site camping is available.
 
Date:   July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218.824.7223
Date/Time Details:   July 31 - August 2, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Jul 31   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 31   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 01   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Aug 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 04 - Aug 08   Crow Wing County Fair
The fair began as an agricultural event for the purpose of providing a place for county residents to exhibit their products. Youth projects such as 4-H and FFA were able to enter and compete for prizes. While many aspects of the fair have changed over the years, the main philosophy remains the same, to provide opportunity for our patronage to touch base with the agricultural heritage of Crow Wing County.

The Crow Wing County Fair is now among the five largest fairs in Minnesota, with annual exhibits numbering over 6,000 and annual attendance estimated at 100,000. The fair is now an educational non-profit organization.
Date:   August 4, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Website:   http://crowwingcountyfair.com/
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 Southeast 13th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-6680
Email:   cwcfair@brainerd.com
Date/Time Details:   August 4-8, 2015
Aug 04   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 05   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Aug 06   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 06   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Aug 07   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 08   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Aug 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   August 10, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Aug 11   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 12   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Aug 13   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 13   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 13   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Aug 14   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 15   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Aug 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 16   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   August 16, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Aug 18   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 20 - Aug 23   NHRA Nationals
The NHRA features the world’s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans and an experience like no other.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 20   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 20   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Aug 21   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 22   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Aug 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 23, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Aug 25   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 27   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 27   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 27   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Aug 28   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 29   Lum Park Disc Golf Tournament
36 hole tournament. 6 divisions. Players will draw for partners in their division in the first round. Bring your own discs.
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_discgolf.htm
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 29, 2015
9 am - 3 pm
9 am - Registration at the Lum Park Office
10 am - Start time
Fees/Admission:   $10 to play $5 extra for a shirt
Winners receive a new Disc and "Free Entry" for next years tournament.
Aug 29   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Aug 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 01   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 02   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Sep 03   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 03   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Sep 04   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 05   Crosslake Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Craft and Flea Market.
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   Jack Pine Brewery Tour
Anyone up for a brewery tour? We'll be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Pine. Limit 20 people per tour.
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://jackpinebrewery.com
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Email Aaron, our Taproom Manager, to reserve your spot!
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 1 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the food shelf (or $5 donation) and get three samples.
Sep 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 08   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 09   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Sep 10   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 10   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 10