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Jan 26 - Oct 28   Blue Ox Business Academy - Leadership Experience
The Blue Ox Business Academy's Leadership Experience is designed for emerging leaders and high-potential employees to develop essential skills and insights into their leadership character.

As an established Chamber program with 400+ alumni, this leadership development program has been refreshed and rebooted for 2016! The nine-month program includes 10 full days of hands-on activities, custom tours, thought-provoking exercises, and conversations with established leaders.

Through Leadership Experience participants build relationships and gain an
inside view of the region's public, private, and nonprofit sectors?highlighting assets, challenges, and connections between themselves and the broader Lakes Area community. Upon completion of the program, all are challenged to take the next step in their organization and community.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 & WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
(one overnight) Opening Retreat:
Myers-Briggs Profile, Leadership Traits & Styles
Community Experience: History & Future of the Lakes Area

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Personal Values for Leadership
Community Experience: Education

THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Problem Identification & Decision-Making
Community Experience: Business

APRIL TBD (based on state government schedule)
Community Vision & Action
Community Experience: Legislative - A Day at the St. Paul Capitol

TUESDAY, MAY 31
Interpersonal Communication
Community Experience: Tourism

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
Networking
Community Experience: Healthcare

JULY - No session - summer break!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
Conflict Resolution
Community Experience: Government & Law Enforcement

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
The Art of Influence
Community Experience: Nonprofits

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Public Speaking & Goal Review
Community Experience: Media

Commencement will be held at the Chamber's Annual Dinner in late October.

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Registration for the Leadership Experience Class of 2016 is now closed. Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected to participate in the 2016 session:
 
  • Levi Bock, Superior Mechanical
  • Dustin Bowers, Nardini Fire Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Kelly Burns, CTC - Consolidated Telecommunications Company
  • Eric Charpentier, Deerwood Bank - Baxter
  • Dylan Dimke, Lexington Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Ryan Downs, Nor-Son, Inc.
  • Ben Duhn, RiverWood Bank - Baxter
  • Mitch Feierabend, Hy-Tec Construction of Brainerd, Inc.
  • Christian Halverson, Education Minnesota BRAINERD, Local 697
  • Jared Heldt, Midwest Security & Fire
  • Anita Hollenhorst, Brainerd Lakes Chamber
  • Katie Kottke, Lonesome Cottage Furniture Company
  • Mike Manders, Grand View Lodge
  • Jessica Martensen, Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Brainerd Clinic
  • Rene Millner, Breen and Person - Crosslake Office
  • Brent Potvin, Anderson Brothers Construction Company
  • Matt Radniecki, Baratto Brothers Construction
  • Anne Roberts, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
  • Jessica Rucins, Brainerd Industrial Center, LLC
  • Sara Sundberg, Good Neighbor Home Health Care
  • Patrick Sundberg, Jack Pine Brewery
  • Liesa Thill, Widseth Smith Nolting
  • Joseph Wendt, Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
  • Jon Weston, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Dan Yates, Bremer Bank - Brainerd
Please check back in fall of 2016 or contact Jenna for details about the 2017 session.
Date:   January 26, 2016 - October 28, 2016
Location:   Sessions will be held at various locations throughout the Lakes Area. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation
to and from these locations. However, transportation will be provided for the trip to St. Paul in April.
Contact:   Jenna Crawford, 218.568.8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   One full day per month (except July) - January through October 2016.
Fees/Admission:   The Leadership Experience is only offered to Chamber members and limited to 25 participants. An investment of $895 includes lodging, meals, and course materials.

Nonprofits or businesses with fewer than 10 employees receive a 25% discount. Through the support of Anderson Brothers Construction, five 50% scholarships are available.
May 26 - May 29   BIR Street Car Showdown
Brainerd International Raceway hosts the first major race of the 2016 season Memorial Day weekend. The 8th Annual Street Car Showdown is a double-header with the kick-off for the three-race Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and the return of the SCCA Harvey West Memorial Day Classic on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.
Date:   May 26, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/street-car-showdown/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   May 26-29, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Advance $75.00 (until May 8,2016)
Regular Admission    $85.00
3 Day Pass $70.00
One day pass $25.00
Kids 12 & under FREE



http://brainerdraceway.com/street-car-showdown/
May 27 - May 30   Cragun's Family Fun Days
Cragun's Family Fun Days May 27-30 Memorial Weekend.
$119/night- 2 night package (Special Military Rate)

May 29: Family Fun Day Events
Noon            Family Fun Parade
12:30 p.m.    Presentation of the Colors
12:45 p.m.    Welcome - Dutch Cragun
1:30 p.m.      Retire the Colors
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. FREE Family Carnival & Prizes - South Beach
                    Food & Beverage
                    Live Music by Tim Paul

May 27-30th: Weekend Events
Fish FREE All Day-  Veterans and their families and friends can fish for free off Cragun's docks or using one of Cragun's rowboats. Pontoon rental is also available for $10/hour

Golf the Legacy-  Sunday afternoon, May 29 and all day May 30. Veterans: No green fee, GPS Cart $15 per person. Friends and Family: Discounted rate, GPS Cart $35 per person.

Memorial Social at the Legacy-  While the golfers are enjoying a round on the course, join other service families for complimentary coffee, cookies and sweets.
Date:   May 27, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Website:   http://www.craguns.com
Location:   Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   1-800-272-4867
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30, 2016
All Day
May 27 - Sep 04   Summer 2016 Pequot Lakes #FindTheBobber Giveaway
This summer, the Pequot Lakes Chamber is sponsoring a social media promotion where visitors and community members hunt for 30 hidden bobbers throughout area businesses. With over $800 in prizes, you'd better get to Pequot and join the hunt!
 
The FREE contest works something like this:
 
1. Search for one of 30 bobbers, hidden at Pequot Lakes area businesses (see list on the right!)
2. Snap a photo “selfie” with the bobber.
3. Share your photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the #findthebobber.
4. That’s it! Sit back and smile because you might win a prize - just for shopping local!  

Contest Guidelines:
  • Anyone who posts a photo between May 28 and September 5, 2016 will be automatically entered into weekly and monthly prize giveaways.
  • Winners will be announced at: facebook.com/explorepequotlakes.
  • Each time you post a selfie (using the #findthebobber AND with a different bobber), you’ll be entered into the drawing.
Date:   May 27, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Location:   Bliss Salon and Boutique
Boardwalk Scoops
Dairy Queen - Pequot Lakes
Edward Jones - Pequot Lakes
Expressions Shoes Center
Fun Sisters
Joe's Pizza
Latte' Da Coffee & Gifts
Leslie's
Lonesome Cottage
Merritt Jewelers
Optimum Cleaning
Pequot Lakes SuperValu
Salon Couture
Seeds of Sommer
The Celtic Cottage
The Wild Daisy
Tobacco Gallery
Twin Pines Trading Post
Wildwedge Mini Golf Course and Maze
Contact:   Jenna Crawford, 218-568-5572
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day - Labor Day
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 28 - May 29   The Olde Depot JUNKtion

All Aboard JUNKers!

The Northern Pacific Event Center Campus will soon be filled with Antique Vendors from across the Nation. They will be making a stop with a huge selection of treasured vintage finds at the natural stone depot built in the early 1900’s. Everything you could dream of finding will be displayed for this incredible weekend event! Whether your style is rustic, shabby, farmhouse, chic, industrial or you are just looking for junk gems…You won’t want to miss this TRAIN!
Date:   May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM
Website:   http://theoldedepotjunktion.com/
Location:   Northern Pacific Event Space
1511 Northern Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   PJ Overvold, 218-340-6172 Brad Johnson, 612-328-0031 Amy Johnson, 612-363-3204
Date/Time Details:   May 28, 2016    10 am - 5 pm
May 29, 2016    10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   $8 per day. General admission at the door. Cash & check. Children under 11 get in free.
May 29   5th Annual Race for Grace
Grace Elizabeth Lee was born with a congenital heart condition and underwent open heart surgery in early May of 2011. Tragically, Grace passed away unexpectedly due to some unusual complications. Please join us in celebrating the life of Grace and supporting the Brighter Days Foundation.

5K Family Run/Walk Event.
Date:   May 29, 2016
Website:   http://www.raceforgracemn.com/
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 29, 2016
Start time: 10:00 AM
Registration begins at 8:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Register online
May 29 - May 30   Crosslake Memorial Day Services
Veterans from World War II to present will be honored at Memorial Day Services.  The theme of the day is "our continuing search for peace and goodwill among all people."

May 29, 2016. 8:30 am   Memorial Day services at Crosslake Lutheran Church.  At 10 am, a community-wide service will be held at the Outdoor Worship Center on Daggett Pine Road, across from the Crosslake Community Center.

May 30, 2016, 10 am    Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500 will hold a ceremony at Crosslake Pinewood Cemetery. 

 
Date:   May 29, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Time:   08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://post500.com/
Location:   various locations
Contact:   (218) 692-2555
Date/Time Details:   May 29, 2016 starting at 8:30 am
May 30, 2016 starting at 10:00 am
May 29   Race for Grace 5 K Family Run/Walk
Race for Grace - A 5k run/walk to benefit the Brighter Days Foundation.

Grace Elizabeth Lee was born with a congenital heart condition and underwent open heart surgery in early May of 2011. Tragically, Grace passed away unexpectedly due to some unusual complications. Please join us in celebrating the life of Grace and supporting the Brighter Days Foundation.

Date:   May 29, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.raceforgracemn.com/
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Drive
Baxter, MN
Email:   raceforgrace@live.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday May 29, 2016
8:30 am - Registration starts
10 am - Run/Walk starts
Fees/Admission:  

Registration Fees:

Adult: $25.00 (11+)

Youth: $15.00 (5-10)

Child: $5.00 (4 and under)

All registration fees increase $5.00 after May 10th.*
*Registrations received after May 10th will not be guaranteed a shirt.

May 29   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   May 29, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
May 29   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 29, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 30   Brainerd Memorial Day Parade and Program
Brainerd Memorial Day Events will take place on Monday, May 30, 2016, beginning at 8:30 am. 

8:30 am - Laurel Street Bridge:  wreath will be thrown into Mississippi River honoring veterans lost at sea.
8:45 am - Crow Wing County Court House Veterans Memorial:  ceremony and 21-gun salute by American Legion/VFW Color Guard
9 am - National Guard Armory:  Ceremony and 21-gun salute
10 am - First Ave NE and B St.:  Parade to Evergreen Cemetery. Program to follow
12 -  3 pm - American Legion Club:  Picnic lunch for veterans and their families.
 
Date:   May 30, 2016
Website:   http://www.brainerdlegion255.org/
Location:   Various locations
Contact:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255, 218-829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 30, 2016
Starting at 8:30 am
May 30   Pequot Lakes Memorial Day Services
The Pequot Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary and Jenkins VFW and Auxiliary will sponsor an annual Memorial Day program honoring veterans who gave their lives to protect our freedom.

May 30, 2016, 10 a.m.   Memorial Day program featuring several speakers and patriotic music. Legion and VFW Color Guards will perform the ceremonials.  This event is held at Pequot Lakes High School Auditorum.

Following ceremony color guards will march to Pequot Lakes Cemetery to present honors and them proceed to Sibley Park to place a wreath in Lake Sibley honoring departed Navy veterans.

Lunch follows at Pequot Lakes Legion.

 
Date:   May 30, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/Jenkins-VFW-Post-3839-326635450739373/
Location:   Various places in Pequot Lakes
Contact:   (218) 568-9881
Date/Time Details:   Monday, May 30, 2016 beginning at 10 a.m.
May 30   Nisswa Memorial Day Services
The Nisswa American Legion will host a Memorial Day Remembrance event at noon on Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Nisswa American Legion.  Keynote speaker will be State Senator Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point and Brand Wallace will provide the music.  A wreath will be placed in Nisswa Lake honoring those lost at sea.
Date:   May 30, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://nisswaamlegion.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   218-963-9946
Date/Time Details:   Monday, May 30, 2016
12;00 noon
May 31   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 31   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

May 31   Native Bees Workshop
The last time a survey of Minnesota bees was completed was in 1919 when only 67 species were listed.  Scientists suspect that there may be closer to 400 species but we need the help of citizen scientists like you to find them all. In this workshop, you will learn about the life cycle and ecology of native bees, basic bee identification, and tips for photographing bees.  These skills will prepare you to participate in the Minnesota Bee Atlas, a citizen science program that will use historical records, research from the Minnesota DNR and University of Minnesota, as well as current observations from participants across the state to create a searchable database of Minnesota bees.  The information we gather on species distribution and diversity will be important to help us track if or how bee populations are changing and how those changes might affect land management decisions. Please dress to spend time both indoors and outside.  If possible, bring a digital camera or smart phone/tablet.
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2380
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 31,2016
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Register online
$20.00 per person
May 31   Nisswa Women's Club Scholarship Benefit
The Nisswa Women's Club will present its 33rd Annual Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show and Luncheon  at the Town Hall conference center at Madden's on Gull Lake. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with a social hour and raffle followed by the luncheon at noon, and concludes with the fashion show and announcement of raffle ticket winners. The fashion show and luncheon is the main fundraiser for the Nisswa Women's Club High School Scholarship Program. This year the fashion show/luncheon decor will feature the theme, "Run For The Roses." Tickets for the fashion/luncheon are $40 each.
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com
Location:  
Madden's on Gull Lake Resort
Town Hall
Contact:   For ticket information, please call 218-831-8622 or 218-454-1622
Date/Time Details:  
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:30 a.m. Social Hour and Raffle
12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Fashion Show
Fees/Admission:  
$40
May 31   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 31   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 01   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   June 1, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Jun 01   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   June 1, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

The 2016 Wednesday Night Street Drag dates:
May 4 - With autocross
May 18 - With drifting
June 1 - With autocross
June 15 - With drifting
June 29 - With autocross
July 13 - With drifting
July 27 - With autocross
August 31 - With autocross
September 7 - With drifting

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

Prices
Participant Entry - $25
Spectator Entry - $5
Note: Cash & checks only.

Jun 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:   June 1, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 01   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   June 1, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jun 01   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   June 1, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jun 01   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   June 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jun 02   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 02   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!

The Cottage Place Art School 32577 County Road 3 just south of Crosslake is our host.  Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to meet proprietor Eileen Kulseth and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, tour the art studio and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 

Parking is allowed on County Road 3.
Date:   June 2, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 2, 2016
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
Jun 02   Free Breakfast with Gopher Athletics AD Mark Coyle
Free Breakfast with U of MN Director of Athletics Mark Coyle, select Gopher head coaches & staff and Goldy as they travel across the state of Minnesota on the Gopher Road Trip. 

Scheduled to Appear: Mark Coyle, Director of Athletics John Anderson - Baseball Tracy Claeys - Football Terry Ganley - Women's Swimming & Diving Sarah Hopkins - Women's Cross Country Hugh McCutcheon - Volleyball Chuck Merzbacher - Women's Tennis Michele Redman - Women's Golf J Robinson - Wrestling Krystle Seidel - Soccer, Associate Head Coach Geoff Young - Men's Tennis.

Event is free but registration is requested. Register online at Gopher Road Trip
 
Date:   June 2, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Website:   https://www.mygophersports.com/Online/article/road-trip-nisswa
Location:   Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Golden Gopher Fund, 612-626-4653
Email:   ggf@umn.edu
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 2, 2016
8 - 10 am
Fees/Admission:   Free Event but Registration is Required
Register online at

Gopher Road Trip

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Jun 02   Monster VI Sale, Silent and Live Auctions - Crosslake Presbyterian Church
Good deals and bargains galore.  This 3-day monster yard sale with silent and live auctions is filled with treasures for all ages. Don't miss this one!  Bake sale and Lunch served daily.  Live auction begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Silent auction ends at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Just a few of the Silent Auction Items:
  • 20' pontoon/motor
  • 1956 John Deere Tractor
  • Chevy one ton cargo van
  • Mahogany speed boat/motor
  • Catamaran
  • Antiques and Collectibles
  • Mopeds
  • Sailboat/trailer
  • Rifles/shotguns/revolvers
  • Furniture
  • Tools
  • Sporting equipment
  • Water Toys
  • Patio Sets
  • Lawn mowers
  • Workbenches

 
Date:   June 2, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakepresbyterian.org/
Location:   Crosslake Presbyterian Church
1444 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-4769
Date/Time Details:   Thursday and Friday, June 2 - 3
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 4
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jun 02   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 2, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 02   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   June 2, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Jun 02   Swimsuit Slimdown Pre-Summer Weight Loss Challenge
Do you need some help with fitting into your summer clothes? Do you want friendly expert advice and help from a CERTIFIED Wellness Coach? Do you want to get on a Meal Plan and feel AMAZING?  Do you want a FREE Wellness Profile and Body Scan?

Join us for the Summer Slimdown Weight Loss Challenge!
$20 + product gets you on a meal plan! Top 3 best results win cash prizes.
Save your seat today!
Date:   June 2, 2016
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 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts May 12, 2016
Weekly meetings (Thursdays)
5:30-6:30
Fees/Admission:   $20 + product
Jun 03   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jun 03   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 03   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 03   Monster VI Sale, Silent and Live Auctions - Crosslake Presbyterian Church
Good deals and bargains galore.  This 3-day monster yard sale with silent and live auctions is filled with treasures for all ages. Don't miss this one!  Bake sale and Lunch served daily.  Live auction begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Silent auction ends at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Just a few of the Silent Auction Items:
  • 20' pontoon/motor
  • 1956 John Deere Tractor
  • Chevy one ton cargo van
  • Mahogany speed boat/motor
  • Catamaran
  • Antiques and Collectibles
  • Mopeds
  • Sailboat/trailer
  • Rifles/shotguns/revolvers
  • Furniture
  • Tools
  • Sporting equipment
  • Water Toys
  • Patio Sets
  • Lawn mowers
  • Workbenches

 
Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakepresbyterian.org/
Location:   Crosslake Presbyterian Church
1444 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-4769
Date/Time Details:   Thursday and Friday, June 2 - 3
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 4
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jun 03 - Jun 04   #ForCuyuna
The Cuyuna Lakes MTB Crew (The Crew) announces another exciting opportunity to expand the Cuyuna Trail System. Crow Wing county is developing a plan to build a 10 mile adventure trail in the Cuyuna Hills section of Crow Wing County. The proposed Cuyuna Hills Trail is the first Mountain Bike Trail System on public land outside of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. The trail will be accessed via a newly announced Yawkey-Cuyuna Pumptrack connector trail. Crow Wing County recognizes the economic impact brought to Cuyuna via visiting MTB riders and graciously offered this property to add to the Cuyuna experience.

The goal of the #ForCuyuna event is to raise $132,000 in one evening to supply half of the funds needed to build the new Cuyuna Hills Trail. The second half of the funds would be provided by the Hallett Trust Matching Grant.

The #ForCuyuna event will cover two days:
  • Friday, June 3rd at 5 p.m.- Kick off with a Red Bull Deck Party featuring DJ Indy at Madden's. Cost to attend is $25 (limited seating).
  • Saturday, June 4th at 8 a.m.- Members of The Crew will host an assortment of group rides for all skill levels.  Free for #ForCuyuna event participants.
  • Saturday, June 4th at 5 p.m.- MN Craft Beer Hour at Madden's with a host of silent auction items. Dinner served at 6 p.m. with a program following. Live auction with one-of-a-kind prize packages. Live performance by Jillian Rae following. Tickets are $60. Tables of 8 can be reserved for $560.
Date:   June 3, 2016 - June 4, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.forcuyuna.com
Location:   Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Crosby, MN
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 3, 2016; 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016; 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Friday $25/person
Saturday $60/person and $560/table for 8
Jun 03   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jun 03   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - The BeatKeepers

The BeatKeepers

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday!
Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10pm

Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/calendar/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! 
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jun 03   Traveling Art Pub at Gull Dam Brewing

TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! 

TAP gives you the time, supplies and guided instruction to create your very own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED- even if you can't draw a stick figure!

Taste our hand crafted Gull Dam Beers.

What makes our Gull Dam brew better?  First, unlike other breweries using chemically treated city tap water, Gull Dam Brewing uses well water deep from the pure underground aquifers of Gull Lake. Second, each of our brew flavors has some locally harvested ingredients including hops from Brainerd.  Finally, while other breweries filter their beer to increase clarity, we do not filter our Gull Dam brews. Filtering may increase clarity, but the unfortunate resulting consequence?...filtering reduces flavor. Gull Dam Brewing has a top secret method of processing our beer without using a filter, yet beholding to delicious flavor and amazing color and clarity. (Almost sounds like a diamond commercial.)

Gull Dam Brewing. Great times and exceptional craft beer!

Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thetravelingartpub.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   The Traveling Art Pub, (218) 851-0838
Email:   travelingartpub@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $40 per person. Included one beer.
Tickets available online.
Jun 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:   June 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 04   Pequot Lakes Breezy Point Lions Club Cherry Car Show
Located in Pequot Lakes in beautiful Trailside Park. The very successful and fun Cherry Car Show is entering its 8th year and you want to be part of it! Early registration is recommended to get the best spot — first come, first serve.

The City of Pequot Lakes is the located in the center of the Brainerd Lakes area where fun is easy to find. A large craft fair and food vendors is happening on the same day so there will be something for everyone!
Date:   June 4, 2016
Website:   http://plbplionsclub.com/index.cfm/pageid/20
Location:   Trailside Park
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Contact:   1-218-838-8002
Email:   info@plbplionsclub.com
Date/Time Details:   June 4, 2016
7 am - Registration
9 am - 4 pm - Car Show
Fees/Admission:   Fee is $10.00
FREE to spectators!
Jun 04 - Jun 05   Kick Off Summer Bash at the Green Lantern
KICK OFF SUMMER BASH at the Green Lantern. Enjoy all you can eat BBQ from 5 pm to 7 pm. Listen to the live bands and don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and relax with us. Rain or Shine!
Date:   June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Website:   http://www.huff-entertainment.com
Location:   The Green Lantern
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Huff Entertainment Solutions, (218) 764-2151
Email:   huff@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 4, 2016
Gates open at 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   INFO & TICKETS  www.Huff-Entertainment.com
Advance price $15.00
Gate price $20.00
Jun 04   MN Fishing Challenge
Join Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge supporters in Brainerd for a day filled with fishing, food, fellowship, prizes, and so much more! Individuals from around the state will join together in support of our efforts to stop addiction. You can help make this campaign a success. Your time and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated! MEET NEW FRIENDS!

MN Fishing Challenge Host Al Lindner knows catching fish during a tournament is important. He also knows that those who participate in the annual MN Fishing Challenge are fishing because they are saving lives. "This is a fun event because contestants catch fish on Gull Lake at the best time while raising funds for people who are facing alcohol and drug addictions," Lindner said, "I strongly believe we can make a difference by raising funds for MN Adult and Teen Challenge. I know it positively impacts boys, girls, men, women, and their families."

The Minnesota Fishing Challenge takes place on Gull Lake, June 4, 2016. Teams fish for the species they love (or as many of the divisions as they desire). Divisions are bass, walleye, pike, panfish, and the mixed bag division. If contestants elect the mixed bag division, they may only enter this division. All ages welcome! All skill levels welcome!
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://givehope.mntc.org/fish
Location:   Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN

Tournament takes place on Gull Lake
Contact:   Rachael Biggar; 218-833-8764
Email:   rachael.biggar@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 4, 2016
7 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   $100 per team (teams of 2)
Jun 04   Monster VI Sale, Silent and Live Auctions - Crosslake Presbyterian Church
Good deals and bargains galore.  This 3-day monster yard sale with silent and live auctions is filled with treasures for all ages. Don't miss this one!  Bake sale and Lunch served daily.  Live auction begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Silent auction ends at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Just a few of the Silent Auction Items:
  • 20' pontoon/motor
  • 1956 John Deere Tractor
  • Chevy one ton cargo van
  • Mahogany speed boat/motor
  • Catamaran
  • Antiques and Collectibles
  • Mopeds
  • Sailboat/trailer
  • Rifles/shotguns/revolvers
  • Furniture
  • Tools
  • Sporting equipment
  • Water Toys
  • Patio Sets
  • Lawn mowers
  • Workbenches

 
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakepresbyterian.org/
Location:   Crosslake Presbyterian Church
1444 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-4769
Date/Time Details:   Thursday and Friday, June 2 - 3
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 4
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jun 04   Pumps 'n' Pearls
Here is your invitation from Leslie's to a very special spring fashion show and shopping event at The Jack Pine Center, Pequot Lakes.

Receive an exclusive 30% discount on any purchase. Admission is free.
RSVP to 218-568-5981 or lesliesclothes@hotmail.com to make your reservation
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Jack Pine Center
4932 Jack Pine Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-5981
Email:   lesliesclothes@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 4, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
RSVP to 218-568-5981 or lesliesclothes@hotmail.com
Jun 04   Gull Dam Car Show

1st place prize $500 cash prize, 2nd and 3rd place trophies with peoples choice awards. All Gull Dam vehicles are welcome: Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles! There will be live music, prizes and the best of all...Gull Dam beer!

Taste our hand crafted Gull Dam Beers.
What makes our Gull Dam brew better?  First, unlike other breweries using chemically treated city tap water, Gull Dam Brewing uses well water deep from the pure underground aquifers of Gull Lake. Second, each of our brew flavors has some locally harvested ingredients including hops from Brainerd.  Finally, while other breweries filter their beer to increase clarity, we do not filter our Gull Dam brews. Filtering may increase clarity, but the unfortunate resulting consequence – filtering reduces flavor. Gull Dam Brewing has a top secret method of processing our beer without using a filter, yet beholding to delicious flavor and amazing color and clarity. (Almost sounds like a diamond commercial.)

Gull Dam Brewing. Great times and exceptional craft beer!

Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/220535374948326/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Please RSVP by calling Andre' (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 4, 2016
Noon - 10 pm
Jun 04   Pot Party at Kicks on Route 66
Deck + Patio Container Gardening

Linda Hoaglund, expert container gardener, along with Northwedge Nursery of Crosslake, presents concepts of gardening in pots.
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66 - Patio
36066 County Rd 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, (218) 692-5425
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 4, 2016
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15
Discount coupon to be redeemed at:
Northwedge Nursery
34209 County Rd 3
Crosslake, MN
Jun 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:   June 4, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 04   Special Invitation to watch a Raku Pottery Firing Demonstration at The Cottage Place Art School!
Join us at The Cottage Place Art School's Open House!  Visit our new location south of Crosslake at 32577 County Road 3.  Watch Raku Pottery Firing up by the barn and check out the Art School offering classes for all ages.   
Most people don't give themselves time to enjoy the creative process.  but when you do, you may discover an unending sense of possibilities that you never imagined you could create! 
Instructor Eileen Kulseth is a Licensed Visual Arts Teacher, holds a B.A. in Studio Arts and has been a Professional Potter for more than 36 years.
Art Classes are ongoing all summer and will be posted so that you can reserve you spot.  Visit http://www.cottageplacestudio.com to see a variety of classes offered this summer.

Easy access parking is available on County Road 3.

This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Five Wings Art Council with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation.
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 4, 2016
2  - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 04   Kick Off Summer Bash
Come enjoy an outdoor concert at The Green Lantern featuring Levi Pelzer, Coyote Wild, Natalie Stovall and the Drive.  Tickets include all you can eat BBQ from 5 - 7 PM  Camping sites available.  Lawn chairs welcome

 
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://huff-entertainment.com
Location:   The Green Lantern
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN 56401
9 miles east of Brainerd, MN on Hwy 18
Contact:   (218) 764-2151
Email:   huff@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 4, 2016
Gates open at 4 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   Advance tickets $15.00
Gate Price $20.00
Advance ticket outlet:  The Green Lantern
Info and tickets: www.huff-entertainment.com
Jun 04   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Alex Rossi Band

Live Music Friday & Saturdays!

Taste our hand crafted Gull Dam Beers.
What makes our Gull Dam brew better? First, unlike other breweries using chemically treated city tap water, Gull Dam Brewing uses well water deep from the pure underground aquifers of Gull Lake. Second, each of our brew flavors has some locally harvested ingredients including hops from Brainerd.  Finally, while other breweries filter their beer to increase clarity, we do not filter our Gull Dam brews. Filtering may increase clarity, but the unfortunate resulting consequence – filtering reduces flavor. Gull Dam Brewing has a top secret method of processing our beer without using a filter, yet beholding to delicious flavor and amazing color and clarity. (Almost sounds like a diamond commercial.)

Gull Dam Brewing. Great times and exceptional craft beer!

Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/220535374948326/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 4, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover!
Jun 04   Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos
3rd Annual Fundraiser - Support the Arts in Our Community! Dave & Ted defy all expectations of a dueling piano show and lead the way to an unforgettable experience.

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos presented by Central Lakes Community Performing Arts.
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wildpianos.com
Location:   Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, 888-873-0161
Email:   vacation@craguns.com
Date/Time Details:  

Saturday, June 4, 2016
Social 6:30 p.m.
Show 7:30 p.m.

 

Jun 04   St. Mathias Farm's Field of Dreams Concert with Them Coulee Boys
Them Coulee Boys concert. Folk-Rock Americana from Eau Claire, WI.
Finnegan's beer, all you can eat-farm fresh grub, free camping.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thefarmonstmathias.com/event-calendar/current-events-2/
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 54601
Contact:   218-822-3281javascript:toggleDivPhotos(true);
Email:   stmathiasfarm@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 4, 2016
Farm opens at 5 pm
Show starts at 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Suggested $10 free-will donation
Jun 04   12th Annual Bachelor-Bachelorette Auction
Join us for an evening full of entertainment! Bid on a fun date with one of our sizzling bachelors or bachelorettes as well as their great prize packages! Bachelors and Bachelorettes of all ages!

You don't have to be single, come for the entertainment and purchase "Chance to Win" tickets for many other great prizes while supporting your community!

*Auction to benefit Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdlakesareawomenoftoday.com/
Location:   Shep's on 6th
315 S 6th St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today, 218-833-2239
Email:   http://www.brainerdlakesareawomenoftoday.com/
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 4, 2016 
Auction starts at 7 p.m.
Jun 05   Dragonfly Workshop
Dragonflies and damselflies (known collectively as the Odonata) are fascinating and beautiful insects and can be found throughout Minnesota, from the prairies to the north woods.
There are 105 known species of dragonfly and 41 known damselfly species in Minnesota.  19 species have been added to the state list since 2006.
John’s workshop will begin with "Beginning Dragonfly Identification" followed by a walk in the Arboretum’s fields and wetlands where we will capture and identify dragonflies and damselflies.  We will then return to the classroom to download and view pictures where we can look at a 5 foot image of a 1 inch damselfly! 

Be sure to bring your boots, camera, card reader, snack, water bottle and a notebook.

Nets, lenses and identification books along with bug spray will be supplied for you to use.

John is a Minnesota Master Naturalist in all three Minnesota biomes. He is also Vice President Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis, Treasurer Minnesota Dragonfly Society, and on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Native Plant Society. John started studying dragonflies in 1998 and worked with the Minnesota Odonata Survey Project from 2006 until its completion in 2012.  He is also a founding member of the Minnesota Dragonfly Society.

Registration and payment for this workshop can be made by contacting Northland Arboretum.
Date:   June 5, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2325
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, June 5, 2016
1 - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $25 per person Arboretum Members & MN Master Naturalists
$40 per person non-members
Jun 05   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   June 5, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jun 05   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 5, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 06 - Jun 10   2016 Outdoor Education Camp at Northland Arboretum

KIDS OUTDOOR EDUCATION CAMP is a non-profit education program developed by the Northland Arboretum in 2008 for boys and girls ages 10 through 13.

Our week long Outdoor Education Camp provides students with a unique hands-on opportunity to engage with the natural world, nature sciences, ecosystems, nature skills, and interaction with educators on a variety of subjects, and share in community diversity with their fellow students. Each year nearly 50 students along with many teachers and leaders join our dynamic, well educated, and passionate staff to enjoy the wonders of the outdoors.

Activities include: kayaking, mammals, nature photography, pond ecology, shoreline lunch, compass orienteering, duck calls, birding, tree identification and forestry, team building, outdoor survival, creating wildlife habitats, migration game and team building.

Outdoor Education Camp Goals:

  • To present a safe outdoor environment for all who participate.
  • To provide an environment that nurtures learning and growth.
  • To teach awareness and about positive stewardship of the Earth:
    • Human impact on the natural environment.
    • How to better care and use the natural resources we have.
  • To get the students into the outdoors to show the benefit of a healthy lifestyle.
  • To teach the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility -Faith

Team Skills:

  • Positive communication
  • Creative problem solving methods
  • Shared leadership, encouragement and support
  • Adaptive management styles, giving and receiving feedback, cooperation and collaboration.


Call or stop by the Arb to sign up.

Date:   June 6, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2328
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   June 6 - June 10, 2016

Monday, June 6 - 8 am to 3 pm
Tuesday, June 7 - 8 am to noon
Wednesday, June 8  - 8 am to noon
Thursday, June 9 - 8 am to noon
Friday, June 10 - 8 am to 3 pm

Fees/Admission:   $105 per student
Jun 07   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you!

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   June 7, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jun 07   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 07   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 7, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 07   The Center is offering Celtic Woman Destiny World Tour
Celtic Woman, the multi-platinum Irish music sensation, returns to North America in 2016 with a brand new show:  Destiny. The performances honor Ireland's past, while bringing a contemporary musical edge to songs, old and new, in a way that also reflects the vibrant, modern nation that Ireland has become. Preshow Irish Dinner is catered by the Sanford Center. It will be served at 5 pm. This trip is arranged by The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN
Date:   June 7, 2016
Time:   02:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   Sandford Center
Bemidji, MN
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Bus leaves southwest corner of the Westate Mall at 2:30 pm and arrives back at 11:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $80 for members of The Center and $85 for non-members
Cost includes dinner, show and bus trip.
Payment required by May 6, 2016
Jun 07   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 07   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 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:   June 8, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jun 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:   June 8, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 08   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   June 8, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jun 08   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   June 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jun 08   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   June 8, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jun 09   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 9, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 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:   June 9, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 09   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 9, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 09   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   June 9, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jun 09   Camp Confidence Rendevous
Camp Confidence offers "Summer Kick-Off Party". Outdoor campfire complete with campfire skits, stories, pranks, s'mores as you greet and meet the new summer camp staff.
Date:   June 9, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.campconfidence.com/
Location:   Camp Confidence Learning Center
1620 Mary Fawcell Memorial Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Confidence Learning Center, 218-828-2344
Email:   sarah@campconfidence.com
Date/Time Details:   June 9, 2016
5 - 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $3.00 per person
MUST RSVP by Monday prior to selected Rendevous
Jun 09   Swimsuit Slimdown Pre-Summer Weight Loss Challenge
Do you need some help with fitting into your summer clothes? Do you want friendly expert advice and help from a CERTIFIED Wellness Coach? Do you want to get on a Meal Plan and feel AMAZING?  Do you want a FREE Wellness Profile and Body Scan?

Join us for the Summer Slimdown Weight Loss Challenge!
$20 + product gets you on a meal plan! Top 3 best results win cash prizes.
Save your seat today!
Date:   June 9, 2016
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 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts May 12, 2016
Weekly meetings (Thursdays)
5:30-6:30
Fees/Admission:   $20 + product
Jun 09   Geocaching 101
Join Happy Dancing Turtle for a geocaching lesson! Geocaching is a fun-filled family activity that encourages you to explore the great outdoors! We'll provide GPS Units, teach you how to use them & how to find geocaching locations, & then practice around the town of Pequot Lakes!
Date:   June 9, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://happydancingturtle.org
Location:   Meet at the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center
 
Contact:   Happy Dancing Turtle 218-587-2303
Email:   mhoefs@hugllc.com
Date/Time Details:   Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 7th
Thursday, June 9
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   $5 per person or $10 per family
10 & under with an Adult
Jun 10 - Jun 12   BIR Bracket Drag Racing Series & CRA Superbike Racing $ IWA Watercross
A wet & wild triple event! The Central Road Racing Association's insane brand ofSuperbike Racing is on the Competition Road Course, while the Bracket Drag Racing Series features races 5 and 6 on the drag strip. IWA Watercross features snowmobiles racing on Lake BIR.
Date:   June 10, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 10 - 12, 2016
Fees/Admission:  

Call Raceway for ticket information

Jun 10   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   June 10, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jun 10   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 10, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 10   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 10, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 10 - Jun 11   Nisswa-Stamman Scandinavian Festival
Nisswa-stämman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival features 150 folk musicians performing on 3 stages, day-long dancing opportunities on two dance floors, dance instruction, a cultural children's activity tent, and great Scandinavian food...all under the shade of the majestic Norway pines of the Nisswa Pioneer Village in Nisswa, Minnesota.
Date:   June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM
Website:   http://nisswastamman.org/
Location:   The festival is located in the Nisswa area, 15 miles north of Brainerd, Minnesota on Highway 371. Nisswa is about a 2 1/2 hour drive north of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Contact:   Paul Wilson, 218-764-2994
Email:   nisswastamman@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 10-11, 2016
Jun 10   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 10, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jun 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:   June 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 10   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Lee Bone

Live music at Gull Dam Brewing. Featuring Lee Bone.

 

Date:   June 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 10, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   No cover
Jun 11   Sour Grapes Half & Half Walk Race

The Sour Grapes half & half run first started in 2001. A group of runners were unable to secure a spot in the Grandma's Marathon for that year. As a result, they decided to organize a run that would be fun, challenging and a means to enjoy the company of other enthusiastic runners; hence, the birth of Sour Grapes half & half.

Registration
For online and mail in registration, go to
www.sourgrapesrun.com and click on Register. Mailed registrations must be received at the arboretum by Thursday, June 9. Online Early Registration closes at 10:00PM, Thursday, June 9th. Note that registrations are limited to the first 500 adult registrants. Late registration will be available at  the Arboretum on Friday, June10 and on race day.  Please see www.sourgrapesrun.com for times.

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

Course Description
The half marathon and 10.55K run courses traverse the beautiful, but challenging terrain of central Minnesota. The race course is a 10.55K loop. The half marathoners will complete the loop twice. The terrain includes some uneven ground, sandy soil and moderately challenging hills. Half marathoners will pass water stops 9 times. Those running or walking the 10.55 K will pass water stops 4 times.

Awards
All participants will receive a unique finisher token. T-shirts are included for all who register by June 1 and as available for those who register after June 1. Race Awards will be presented in the downstairs room at the Arboretum. Children's awards to the top 3 male and female finishers in each race will take place at the finish line immediately after the race; Adult awards at approximately 9:30 am for the 10.55K and 10:30 am for the half marathon.. You must be present to receive your award or have someone pick it up for you. Awards will not be mailed. 

Date:   June 11, 2016
Time:   06:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Website:   http://www.sourgrapesrun.com
Location:  
Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:  
June 11, 2016

6:30 - 11:45 am

Friday, June 10, 2016
Race Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
12 - 8 p.m. Packets can be picked up at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Race Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration
6:30 - 8 a.m. Packets can be picked up at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Race Start Times
Kids Races Start: 7:30 a.m
Half Marathon Start: 8:15 a.m
10.55K Run/Walk Start: 8:15 a.m

Fees/Admission:   Register by May 1, 2016 to get adult early bird special price of $40 adults, $50 after May1 and $60 after June 1.  Kids $15 until June 1, $20 after June 1.  
 
Jun 11   Grass is a Gas Aviators Poker Run
This is a poker run for aviator on the grass landing strips around the Brainerd Lakes Area!

Depart KBRD / Brainerd and fly to 4 grass strips in any order; Hill City, Backus, Motley and East Gull Lake. Return to Brainerd. A total of approximately 130NM. Pickup a sealed envelope with one playing card in each location and reeal your hand when you return to Brainerd.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. Preflight briefing at 9:15 a.m. Wheels up at anytime thereafter, must return to KBRD and check in by 1 p.m. to be in the running.

Best hands win great prizes including:
$100 Fuel Certificate courtesy of North Point Aviation
$100 Gift Card for food, golf or lodging courtesy of Maddens on Gull Lake
One Night Lodging and 4 Waterpark Passes courtesy of Arrowwood Lodge
Many door prizes to win also!

Breakfast available to purchase at Wings Cafe in the airport. Crow Wing Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will have hot dogs and brats available for purchase at lunchtime.

Rain date: Sunday, June 12, 2016
Registration limited to fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft only. Limit one hand per person, two hands per aircraft.
Date:   June 11, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Regional Airport & North Point Aviation
16384 Airport Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Mike 612-750-2981
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 11, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:15 a.m. Preflight
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 11   Crossing Arts Second Saturday Event
Stone Faces will be created today. Apply paint to stone and make your own unique puzzle pieces. Recommended for children ages 5-13.
Date:   June 11, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
#114
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday June 11, 2016
10 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $3.00 per Child
$5.00 Per Family
Jun 11   Brainerd Lakes Youth Expo held at the Lakeshore Conservation Club.
Family friendly events will include trap shooting, duck & goose calling, archery, DNR youth programs, bow fishing station, outdoor survival, blue bird houses, build a wood duck, bb gun gallery and face painting. Something for everyone.
Date:   June 11, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakeshoregunclub.com
Location:   Lakeshore Conservation Club
9911 County Rd 77
Brainerd, MN 56401   
Contact:   Amy, 218-820-9213 Joe, 218-513-9388
Email:   contact@lakeshoregunclub.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 11, 2016
10 am to 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE TO PUBLIC!
Jun 11   Second Saturdays at the Crossing Arts Alliance

You may associate our Second Saturdays with our long-running Crossing Flipside Kids programming but did you know that there are also opportunities to visit with featured member artists, trunk shows with visiting artists, workshops for adults, and more?

Mark your calendars for art-filled fun, every Second Saturday at TCAA.

Date:   June 11, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/SecondSaturdays
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Jun 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:   June 11, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 11   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Ross William Perry

Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing featuring Ross William Perry.

Date:   June 11, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:  
June 11, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   No cover!
Jun 12   Bridal Open House
Destiny Cruises will host their first annual Bridal Open House on Sunday, June 12, from 12-3pm aboard the “North Star” on Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota – FREE to the public.
This open house will be a fun afternoon dockside on the beautiful waters of Gull Lake and a chance to meet the area’s finest wedding event vendors, including Tim Larsen Photography, Bloom Designs, Petals & Beans, Party World, Partytime Rental, Jim Olson – Wedding Guitarist, JR’s No. 19 BBQ, Dani Sutton Pastry Chef, Cragun’s and Grand View Lodge. Destiny Cruises will be showing off everything you might need in planning your big day (or any event before or after), from food and decorations to music and lodging. Prizes will be given away every hour during the open house.
The “North Star” is the perfect venue to plan a unique and one-of-a-kind wedding party, including anything from a bachelor or bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception or gift-opening celebration. Meet with Destiny’s wedding coordinator who can help you envision your perfect wedding party on the pristine waters of one of Minnesota’s most legendary lakes.
The “North Star” can accommodate up to 92 guests and event hosts can customize the 65’, climate controlled yacht with everything from the state-of-the-art lighting and decorations to the music and flat screen TVs.
 
Brides who pre-register at www.destinycruisesllc.com/bridal and attend the open house will receive a $50 gift certificate for a Cruise for Two! As an additional bonus, all brides who attend the open house and book an event will receive an additional hour of cruise time for half price (up to a $375 value).
Spring has definitely sprung here in Minnesota and with that comes another wedding season. To ensure your wedding events have a unique and beautiful setting, come to Destiny’s Bridal Open House on June 12th to check out what an amazing and unforgettable venue we offer!
The North Star is docked across from Ernie’s on Gull Lake, and we look forward to seeing you at the Bridal Open House!
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Date:   June 12, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.destinycruisesllc.com/bridal
Location:  

Destiny Cruise North Star
Docked at Ernie's on Gull 
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401

 

Date/Time Details:   Sunday, June 12, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 12   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 12, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 12   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   June 12, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jun 13   Youth Boating Safety Certification Class
Youth Boating Safety Certification Course sponsored by C&C Boat Works, Whitefish Chain Yacht Club and Crow Wing County Sheriff's Boat & Water Division will be offered on two dates this summer.  Call C&C Boat Works to register as each class size is limited.  Must be 12 years of age or older to participate.
Date:   June 13, 2016
Website:   http://www.ccboatworks.com/
Location:   Zorbaz
3615 CR 66
Crosslake, MN  5644
Contact:   C&C Boat Works 218-692-3570
Date/Time Details:   Monday, June 13, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Jun 13 - Jun 17   Happy Dancing Turtle ECO Camp
Happy Dance Turtle is celebrating 10 years of ECO Camp!

Come to Eco Camp & we'll teach you how to be a planet superhero through outdoor experiences, gardening projects, crafts, games, field trips, & more!
June 13th - 17th: 1st & 2nd Grade
June 27th - July 1st: 3rd & 4th Grade
July 11th - 15th - 5th & 6th Grade
August 8th - 12th- Pre-K (4 & 5 years olds)
*Based on the grade entering in fall of 2016
Space is limited & camps will be filled on a first-come/first-served basis.
Registration are due 2 weeks prior to each session.
Session fee covers all snacks, supplies, & a T-Shirt
Bring your own lunch & Beverage (school-age sessions)
Date:   June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM
Website:   http://happydancingturtle.org
Location:   2331 Dancing Wind Road SW
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   Michelle Hoefs 218-587-2303
Email:   mhoefs@hugllc.com
Date/Time Details:   June 13th - 17th: 1st & 2nd Grade
June 27th - July 1st: 3rd & 4th Grade
July 11th - 15th - 5th & 6th Grade
August 8th - 12th- Pre-K (4 & 5 years olds)
School-Age Sessions: M-F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pre-K Session: M-F 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   School Age Session $100
Pre-K Session $50
Jun 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 13, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jun 14   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you!

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   June 14, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jun 14   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
It's 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, and a whole lot more.
Date:   June 14, 2016
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/streetsmarts/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   gary@birperformance.com
Date/Time Details:   June 14, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Call Brainerd International Raceway for details
Jun 14   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 14   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 14, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 14   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   June 14, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Jun 14   Business After Hours - Brainerd Zip Line Tour
Join Brainerd Zip Line Tour as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location on County Road 77 (Mount Ski Gull). Mix a little business with pleasure!

Guests will enjoy appetizers and networking on the deck. Their 50 foot free fall will be available for guests to try after 6 p.m.. Guests will be required to sign a waiver, get suited up in a harness, climb 6 flights of stairs and jump off of the free fall device.

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. **PLEASE NOTE IF YOU WILL BE PARTICIPATING WITH THE FREE FALL.


  

 
Date:   June 14, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  

Brainerd Zip Line Tour
Country Rd 77 (Mount Ski Gull)
Lakeshore, MN

Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 14, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
Registration required. *NOTE ON YOUR REGISTRATION IF YOU WILL BE PARTICIPATING WITH THE FREE FALL
Jun 14   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 14   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 15   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   June 15, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

The 2016 Wednesday Night Street Drag dates:
May 4 - With autocross
May 18 - With drifting
June 1 - With autocross
June 15 - With drifting
June 29 - With autocross
July 13 - With drifting
July 27 - With autocross
August 31 - With autocross
September 7 - With drifting

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

Prices
Participant Entry - $25
Spectator Entry - $5
Note: Cash & checks only.

Jun 15 - Jun 19   Brainerd History Week

This year’s celebration of our local history will showcase Northeast Brainerd. Much of Brainerd’s early industry started in NE, starting with Brainerd Lumber Co. that moved here from Gull River Village giving us the name of a street called Mill Avenue! An early pulp mill was built on the west side of the river, and later a paper mill on the east side. The area supported two brick yards, prompting a railroad spur to be built to the area. Did you know there was even a turntable and roundhouse on the shore of Rice Lake for the Brainerd & Northern Minnesota Railroad? There was also a car barn for the electric street car rail line next to the power plant. The turntable pit was lined with Brainerd Brick, and it had a steel turntable.

Date:   June 15, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Website:   http://fertfaust.wix.com/brainerd-history#!brainerd-history-week/caxa
Location:   This year’s theme is Northeast Brainerd.
Contact:   Mary Koep, (218) 829-9793
Date/Time Details:   June 15-19, 2016

Wednesday (June 15): Downtown Brainerd events including children's activities, Salvation Army 125th Anniversary Open House, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe event, and Downtown History Walks.

Thursday (June 16): NP Center Tours, NP Event Space social event for the Share and Discuss Stories about the Brainerd Lake Area (CWCHS Fundraiser) and Roundhouse Brewery Beer Tasting.

Friday (June 17): Brainerd Armory and Military open house, and CWCHS Museum Tours.

Saturday (June 18): Riverview biking, Evergreen Cemetery History Tour, Brainerd Industrial Center (100th birthday for paper mill building) and dam open house, BNSF equipment display and NE Brainerd historical bus tour.

Sunday (June 19): Lum Park family events.

Jun 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:   June 15, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 15   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   June 15, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jun 15   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   June 15, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jun 15   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   June 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jun 16   Market in the Park
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter and Food Vendor Information
Date:   June 16, 2016
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 6, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jun 16   Camp Confidence Golf Classic at Madden's
Confidence Learning Center presents the Golf Classic at Madden's. This is a new event for 2016, the long drive contest begins with a 5:30 pm registration at the driving range. Guaranteed cash prizes, bracket play there is limited availability so SIGN UP EARLY! This is a fundraiser for the Confidence Learning Center.
Date:   June 16, 2016
Website:   http://www.CampConfidence.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Confidence Learning Center, 218-828-2344
Email:   sarah@CampConfidence.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 11, 2016
Registration begins at 5:30 pm
Longest drive contest begins with a 5:30 pm registration at the driving range.
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $100.00 per person.
Jun 16   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 16, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 16   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 16, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 16   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   June 16, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Jun 16   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   June 16, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jun 16   Swimsuit Slimdown Pre-Summer Weight Loss Challenge
Do you need some help with fitting into your summer clothes? Do you want friendly expert advice and help from a CERTIFIED Wellness Coach? Do you want to get on a Meal Plan and feel AMAZING?  Do you want a FREE Wellness Profile and Body Scan?

Join us for the Summer Slimdown Weight Loss Challenge!
$20 + product gets you on a meal plan! Top 3 best results win cash prizes.
Save your seat today!
Date:   June 16, 2016
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 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts May 12, 2016
Weekly meetings (Thursdays)
5:30-6:30
Fees/Admission:   $20 + product
Jun 16   Confidence Learning Center Long Drive Contest
Try your skill at the long drive contest. New this year, the event takes place at Madden's Driving Range.  Bracket play - limited availability - sign up early.  This is part of Confidence Learning Center Golf Classic fund raiser.
Date:   June 16, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://CampConfidence.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
1664 Pine Beach Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Confidence Learning Center Golf Classic - 218-828-2344
Email:   Sarah@CampConfidence.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 16, 2016
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Women's Division - Men immediately to follow
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $100 per person. Guaranteed $3000 in CASH prizes.
Jun 16   Handmade Paper Class for Adults
This fun and educational class designed for adults will teach the art of paper making!  Eileen will introduce you to two types of paper; Blended Paper and Natural Fiber Paper in a choice of colors, along with making paper castings (molds). Participants will take home 5 sheets each plus 5 paper castings.

Class size limited to 10 adults.

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot!
Date:   June 16, 2016
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 16, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50.00 includes $30.00 class fee plus $20.00 material fee.
Jun 17   Pine River Duck Races

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

 

Need a duck?

No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
(Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)

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

Date:   June 17, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jun 17   Motley Bull Ride
Meech Bucking Bulls & Great Frontier bring you Motley Bull Ride on June, 17 at 7pm. Join us for a fun-filled family outing and watch some cowboys hold on to a rank bull trying for 8 seconds! There will be a band after the show along with other town events!
Date:   June 17, 2016
Website:   http://meechbuckingbulls.com
Location:   Morrison County-Motley Fair
between 4th Ave N & State Hwy 210
Motley, MN
Contact:   Heidi, 218-639-3673
Email:   hhodgden@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 17, 2016
7 pm
Jun 17 - Jun 18   2016 Golf Classic & Fishing Tournament at Camp Confidence

The Confidence Learning Center’s Camp Classic Events are the largest fundraising event put on each year in-house by the staff (and many volunteers) of Confidence Learning Center! Each year on the 3rd weekend of June friends and supporters of Camp gather together to celebrate all through a variety of events including golf, fishing, an Italian dinner, silent & live auctions, raffle tickets and more!

It is a time to celebrate, and we ask you to join us!

2016 marks the 43rd Anniversary for our Golf Classic and the 33rd Anniversary for our Fishing Classic! We are excited to celebrate on the weekend of June 17 & 18, 2016 and we hope you can join us!

Date:   June 17, 2016 - June 18, 2016
Website:   http://www.campconfidence.com/theclassic
Location:   Golf Classic is held at The Classic at Maddens
The Fishing Classic is held on the navigable waters of the Gull Lake chain.
Contact:   Sarah Smith, 218-828-2344
Email:   sarah@campconfidence.com
Date/Time Details:   43rd Annual Golf Classic: Friday, June 17 (shot gun start 1:15 pm)
4th Annual 9-Hole Golf Classic: Friday, June 17 (shot gun start 3:30 pm)
Sertoma’s Mariucci Fiesta: Friday, June 17, 6 pm 
33rd Annual Nick Adams Memorial Fishing Classic: Saturday, June 18
Jun 17 - Jun 19   MAP Proving Grounds - BIR
Imports and sport compacts invade BIR this weekend for drag racing, drifting, auto cross, lapping, burnout contests, car shows, stage shows and a lot more.
Date:   June 17, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/map-proving-grounds/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 17 - 19, 2016
Fees/Admission:  

Click here to get tickets online.
Friday-Sunday – $50
Saturday-Sunday – $40
Single Day – $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Jun 17 - Jun 24   Tour of Minnesota
The Tour of Minnesota, formerly known as the jaunt with Jim Oberstar bike ride, has set its dates and itinerary for 2016. This is our 42nd trip, set to do 300 plus miles on the trails of Northern Minnesota!

The ride will begin in Brainerd on June 17th and travel through Northern Minnesota on some of the nicest bicycle trails around. Overnight stops will include Walker, Park Rapids, Itasca State Park, Bemidji, Pine River and back to Brainerd. The ride will conclude on June 24th back in Brainerd after about 300 miles.
 

In recent years the numbers have diminished, but the enthusiasm of ride veterans has remained strong. “It’s like a family reunion — without all the hassles of being with your family,” said one biker. “You see these people only one week out of the year, but the friendships run deep.”

Lincoln has instituted a number of changes aimed at making things a little easier for riders. Meals now will be catered by local suppliers and daily distances are shorter. Bikers still will camp in local towns, gear will be carried on a truck and a repair service van will foloow travel with the group. A layover day is scheduled at Itasca State Park.

 

 
Date:   June 17, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Website:   http://www.tourofminnesota.com/home.html
Location:   Start in Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Bob Lincoln, Ride Director 952-215-5056
Email:   drumminglibrarian@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 17-24, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Registration $425
Jun 17   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jun 17   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 17   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 17   194th Regiment Brainerd History Week Open House
Open House at the Brainerd National Guard Armory featuring 194 Regiment History Display for years 1920-2016 from Camp Ripley Military Museum Display. Come and meet the veterans who lived the history and hear their stories. This event is sponsored by 194 Regiment, Camp Ripley Museum the Daughters of the American Revolution
Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://fertfaust.wix.com/brainerd-history#!brainerd-history-week/caxa
Location:   Brainerd Nation Guard Armory
1115 Wright Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd National Guard Armory, (218) 828-2278
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 17, 2016
Noon to 7 pm
Jun 17   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jun 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:   June 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 17   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - The Wench

Live music at Gull Dam Brewing featuring The Wrench.
 

Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre, (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 17, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   No cover!
Jun 17   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
We're hosting good ol' fashioned Friday night outdoor movies at the US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground this summer!  You bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and we'll provide the popcorn and water.  Each movie title is family friendly and begins at dusk. Come early to enjoy a fun, educational and informational presentation which relates to the movie topic, some may include prizes!

Purchase a $100 Sponsorship and we'll acknowledge you in the movie previews!  We are also seeking donations of water, popcorn and supplies. Donations are appreciated with 100% of the proceeds used to purchase additional holiday lights and decorations for the Light Up the Dam project.   Light up the Dam is a volunteer non-profit community effort to decorate the US Army Corps Dam and surrounding property for the Christmas season. For more information,  to donate or volunteer for the Light Up the Dam project, please inquire at the Corps office at 218-692-2025 or at the Chamber office 218-692-4027.

Fri., June 17 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fri., July 15 - Turner and Hooch
Fri., August 12 - A Bug's Life
Fri., September 23 - Star Wars

(Titles are subject to change)

 
Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela Awender US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Friday nights -  June 17 - July 15 - August 12 and Sept 23, 2016
Each movie begins at dusk with an informational presentation 30 minutes prior.
 
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.  Donations appreciated with 100% of the proceeds used for Christmas lights and decorations at the Dam.
Jun 18   28th Annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous

It all started in 1988....

This tradition started out more than twenty-five years ago as a simple gathering of twelve or less owners/skippers who share a love for these antique and classic boats. Over the years this gathering of boat lovers has grown to become a special community event in this the little Minnesota town of Crosslake. These days more than 50 antique boats with values as high as $1 million participate in our annual show. Some of the countries most affluent wood boat collectors make their homes here in the lakes area and bring out some amazing boats every year. The craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into these works of art is enough to leave you in awe.
Date:   June 18, 2016
Website:   http://www.whitefishchainboatshow.com/
Location:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, Minnesota
Contact:   Bill Terry, 763-257-5757
Email:   Terryworld@comcast.net
Date/Time Details:   June 18, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 18 - Jun 19   Nisswa Majestic Pines Arts & Fine Crafts Fair
Established in 1974, downtown Nisswa serves as home to the Nisswa Majestic Pines Arts Fair. New last year, Fine Crafts have been added to the show! Artists from all around the Midwest come to this show to display and sell their works.
Date:   June 18, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/2016-nisswa-majestic-pines-arts-fine-crafts-fair-6001
Location:   Pioneer Village in Downtown Nisswa!
25611 Main St.
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   June 18, 2016 -  9 am - 5 pm
June 19, 2016 -  9 am - 3 pm

 
Fees/Admission:   Free for public to attend! Walk through Pioneer Village and browse/shop at some of the finest artists around the Midwest!
Jun 18   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club 42nd Annual Fishing Contest
Event Activities Include:
    -Silent Auction
    -Live Door Prizes
    -Lunch Available
    -Activities Open to Visitors & Fishing Contestants

     *Bring a Chair To Enjoy Lunch and the Beautiful View of Pelican Lake   

Fishing Contest Details:
    Contest Prizes: (Awards Given for Top 3 Fish in Each Category)

        -Northern, Walleye, Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill
            -1st Place | Trophy and Rod & Reel Combo
            -2nd Place | Filet Knife
            -3rd Place | Minnow Bucket
        -Youth Award for 12 & Younger
            -1st Place | Trophy and Rod & Reel Combo
            -2nd Place | Tackle Box & Tackle
            -3rd Place | Lantern        

    Contest Rules:
        -Fishing starts at 6 am (no boat may leave prior to 5:50 am)
        -Last Fish Weighed at 11:30am at the Breezy Marina
        -No guides or guided parties will be allowed
        -In case of a tie, we will draw cards to determine winners

A huge thank you to all of our local event sponsors that make this event possible! 

Date:   June 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Breezy Point Marina
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 18, 2016
6 am - 12 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 18   2016 Crosslake Lions Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Crosslake ideal Lions Craft and Flea Market. A great variety of new, vintage and re-purposed items!  Vendors welcome.
 
Date:   June 18, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   35808 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Doreen 218-838-8219
Email:   dsgallaway@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:    June 18, July 16, August 20 and Sept 24, 2016
8 am - 4 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors call for pricing
Jun 18   Handmade Pottery Bisque-ware Painting Class
Gather your friends for a fun and educational class where you'll learn the process of Bisque-ware pottery.  You will choose from a selection of handmade bisque-ware pieces to glaze. Pieces will be fired and ready to pick up in a week (or they can be mailed with an additional fee for shipping).   Class size limited to 10 attendees.
For ages 13 years to adults.
Date:   June 18, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 18, 2016 
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $32 to $50 - Includes $25.00 class fee plus the cost of bisque-ware pottery piece
Jun 18   GLYC Learn to Paddle & Paddle Challenge
Join us for the Gull Lake Yacht Club Learn to Paddle & Paddle Challenge. We'll offer FREE stand up paddle board and kayak demos from 1-4 pm, as well as a fun team relay race with SUPs and kayaks. Assemble your team of four from work, school or church and join us for F-U-N!
Date:   June 18, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd 56401
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 839-9540
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 18, 2016
1-4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost: $10 suggested donation per team to the Gull Lake Sailing School, a 501C3 organization.
Jun 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:   June 18, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 18   Rat Pack Crooners Cruise
Rat Pack Crooners Cruise with Mr. Mellow D singing songs of the past of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Lois Armstrong and more. Mr. Mellow D is one of the best around to perform this style music.

Grilled dogs and sides, buffet style.
Drink specials.
Date:   June 18, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://destinycruisesllc.com/
Location:   Destiny Cruises
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   (855) 953-3784
Email:   info@destinycruisesllc.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 18, 2016
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Jun 18   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Dark Horse

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   June 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/220535374948326/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 18, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jun 18   SavorFest at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
SavorFest
(sa-vor  verb, to give oneself to the enjoyment of; to savor the best in life)

SIP: Taste of over 75 wines & beer
SAVOR: Sample foods from the Ruttger's Restaurants: Ruby's, Zig's and Bear Pine Bar
Keep calm and savor on!
Date:   June 18, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com/?nck=8554325048
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN
Contact:   James Taylor, Food & Beverage Director
Email:   james.taylor@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   June 18, 2016
7 to 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Must be 21+ years of age to attend
To purchase tickets: Call 218-678-2885
Jun 18   St. Mathias Farm's Field of Dreams Concert with The Social Animals
Foxfire Festivals Presents The Social Animals concert. Rock/Americana/Indie music from Duluth, MN.

St. Mathias - Field of Dreams... a ShrinkRap Production.

Farm opens at 5pm, Show at 7pm
Finnegans Beer, All You Can Eat - Farm Fresh Grub and Free Camping.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Date:   June 18, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thefarmonstmathias.com/
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 54601
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 18, 2016
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Suggested $10 free-will donation
Jun 19   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 19, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 19   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   June 19, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jun 21   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you!

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   June 21, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jun 21 - Jun 23   2016 National Leadership Development Conference
2016 National Leadership Development Conference: Leadership Driving Innovation

We are excited to invite you to be part of the inaugural Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures 2016 National Leadership Development Conference. Your Path to success starts at this extraordinary conference dedicated to providing real-world inspiration and hands-on advice for personal growth and professional advancement.

The special focus for our conference includes leading growth and innovation, thriving amidst uncertainty and building strong leadership skills - both professionally and personally. How should individuals and organizations best prepare for expanding and innovating? Or cope with a faster rate of change and build leadership teams that are competitive and sustainable? All of that will be answered at this conference and more.

Click here to learn more....
 
Date:   June 21, 2016 - June 23, 2016
Website:   http://www.leadershipdevcon.com/
Location:  
Grand Casino Hinckley
777 Lady Luck Drive
Hinckley, MN 55037
Email:   info@leadershipdevcon.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21 - 23, 2016
Fees/Admission:  
Gold Pass $299 (all inclusive conference pass)
Gold Pass Plus Golf $349 (all inclusive conference pass with golf)

Brainerd Lakes Chamber members can use the code 'minokaw' to save an additional $20 off their registration price.
Jun 21   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 21   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 21   Wheel Throwing with Clay- Pottery Class for experienced teens
This is an advanced class for Teens (ages 13-18). Prior experience on the potter's wheel is required. Attendees will be making their choice and ability level project. Some options are: a set of wheel thrown stoneware bowls, a set of mugs, etc. Class size - 2 students max.
  • Eileen (instructor) will have teen choose a color glaze that she will finish their project and set up a time for pick up. Projects will be completed in three weeks from date of class time. Shipping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot.
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21, 2016 
9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75 - Incudes $50 class fee and  $25.00 material/firing fee
Jun 21   2016 9th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling
Take aim at the 9th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 21 and join other Chamber members for this networking opportunity at Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation in Little Falls.
 

NETWORK

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

PARTICIPANTS WILL ENJOY

  • Warm up station  (12:00 to 12:45 p.m.)
  • Welcome and Safety Meeting (12:45 p.m.)
  • Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
  • Team flurry event (3:30 p.m.)
  • Grand prize random drawing
  • Wild game hors d'oeuvres and prizes awarded (4:30 p.m.)
  • Great networking all afternoon
*Please remember to have lunch before traveling to Little Falls.
 

TEAM & INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

SPONSOR INFORMATION



    
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   12:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:  
Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation, Inc.
16543 Game Farm Road
Little Falls, MN 56345
Contact:   Sue Galligan, Brainerd Lakes Chamber, (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 21, 2016
12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Shooters are in four-person teams; sign up as a team or individual. 

Cost:
$60 Individual Registration*
$225 Team Registration*
 
*Bring your own shotgun and anticipate shooting up to 100 shells.
(Rental guns are available with advance request.)
Jun 21   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Jun 21   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 21   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 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:   June 22, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 22   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   June 22, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jun 22   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   June 22, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jun 22   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   June 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jun 22   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   June 22, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jun 23 - Aug 25   Market in the Park
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter and Food Vendor Information
Date:   June 23, 2016 - August 25, 2016
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 6, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jun 23   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 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:   June 23, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (218) 822-7128
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 23   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 23, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 23   Hand Building with Clay Class for Adults

This two-day hand building pottery class for adults is designed to offer variety in each person's decided project! Options for project include: hand-built pottery platters, containers with lids and embellishments, sculptures, lace pottery plates and bowls, handmade tiles, fairy garden houses or bridges, etc. The point is that if you bring your ideas, together we will figure out how to make them!
Class size is limited to 10 adults.

  • Eileen (instructor) will have you choose a color glaze that she will finish your project in and set up a time for pick up. Projects will be completed in three weeks from date of class time. Shipping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot.
 

Date:   June 23, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 23-24, 2016 
9:30 a.m. to Noon each days
Fees/Admission:   $125.00 includes $100 class fee plus $25.00 material/firing fee.
Jun 23 - Jun 25   Lakes Jam

Lakes Jam is a annual event that unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them together in the Brainerd Lakes area!

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

Main Stage Line Up:
June 23rd- Granger Smith, LOCASH, High Valley
June 24th- Toby Keith, Chase Bryant, Chris Hawkey, Whiskey Myers
June 25th- Styx, 38 Special, Survivor, ThudHERstruck

2nd Stage Line Up:
June 24th- Copperhead Creek, Jason Paulson Band, Nasty Habit
June 25th- Last Call, Strange Daze, Nasty Habit

Date:   June 23, 2016 - June 25, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesjam.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Email:   KenLacy@LakesJam.com
Date/Time Details:  

•  Gates open for camping:  Thursday, June 23 at 8 am

•  Concert bowl opens:  Thursday, June 23, 24 & 25 at 12 pm

Fees/Admission:   Ticket prices can be found online.
Jun 23   Little Miss and Mister 4th of July Pageant
Little Miss and Mister 4th of July Pageant.
For kids 4-8 years of age. Prizes for everyone.
Winners will ride in Brainerd's 4th of July Parade.
Date:   June 23, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdcommunityaction.org/little_miss_mr.html
Location:   Westgate Mall
Center Court
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 23, 2016
1 pm
Jun 23   Swimsuit Slimdown Pre-Summer Weight Loss Challenge
Do you need some help with fitting into your summer clothes? Do you want friendly expert advice and help from a CERTIFIED Wellness Coach? Do you want to get on a Meal Plan and feel AMAZING?  Do you want a FREE Wellness Profile and Body Scan?

Join us for the Summer Slimdown Weight Loss Challenge!
$20 + product gets you on a meal plan! Top 3 best results win cash prizes.
Save your seat today!
Date:   June 23, 2016
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 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts May 12, 2016
Weekly meetings (Thursdays)
5:30-6:30
Fees/Admission:   $20 + product
Jun 23   Traveling Art Pub - Manhattan Beach Lodge
Eat, Drink, Create & Socialize with The Traveling Art Pub at Manhattan Beach Lodge

Check mblodge.com or thetravelingartpub.com for updates on what you will be painting
Date:   June 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://thetravelingartpub.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381 or thetravelingartpub.com
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 23, 2016
 6  - 8:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person
Jun 24   Pine River Duck Races

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

 

Need a duck?

No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
(Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)

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

Date:   June 24, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jun 24   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jun 24   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 24   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 24   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jun 24   17th Annual Susan G Komen Brainerd Lakes Kids for the Cure Race
NEW THIS YEAR - The Kids for the Cure Races will be held on Friday, June 24 at 6 pm! Races for ages 2-10 are on the track at age appropriate distances. Each child will receive a special goody bag courtesy of Kiwanis. We encourage parents to pick-up their Race packets and bring the kids along for a fun run, while enjoying hot dogs and beverages. (Kids 10 & under registered for a Saturday event may also run in the Friday Kids Races for no additional fee.)
Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.komenminnesota.org/Komen_Race_for_the_Cure_/Brainerd_Lakes_Race_for_the_Cure_.htm
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Race Chair: Emily Lanin pelanin@brainerd.net Sponsor Chair: Lori Scharenbroich lori.abels@gmail.com Volunteer Chair: Susie Buchite stetsonsusie@hotmail.com
Email:   pelanin@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 24, 2016
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Pre-registration, Packet Pick-Up & Shop for the Cure
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Hot Dog and Beverage available for $5.00
6:00 pm - Kids for the Cure Races (for ages 2-10)
Fees/Admission:   Through April 25: Kids for the Cure (age 2-10; fee includes walk participation): $12
April 26-June 24: Kids for the Cure (age 2-10; fee includes walk participation): $15
June 25: Kids for the Cure (age 2-10; fee includes walk participation): $20
Jun 24   Summer Solice at The Farm on St. Mathias
Enjoy the longest sunset of the year field-side at the Farm with the Lakes Area Music Festival. Summer Solstice is a celebration of great food and music featuring a quartet of opera singers performing familiar hits by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and more. An experiential silent auction will take place during the cocktail hour and all proceeds of this event will benefit the Festival's Music Mentors Project, a program which brings professional musicians into local schools to inspire young musicians.
Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 24, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Individual general admission: 
$65 by June 15
$75 by June 22
VIP reserved table of 8:   $520
Jun 24   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - The Muddy Water Band

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/220535374948326/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 24, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jun 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:   June 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 25 - Jun 26   Zalusky Advanced Riding School at BIR
The Zalusky Advanced Riding School provider riders with opportunities for advanced motorcycle rider training. Riders of all skill levels are welcome as well as all bike types!
Date:   June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Website:   http://advancedridingschool.net
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 25 - 26, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Contact Brainerd International Raceway for details.
Jun 25   17th Annual Susan G Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure
Since July of 2000, the annual Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure® has been one of our biggest fundraisers. It is held in conjunction with the Community Action 4th of July celebrations, on the last Saturday in June. Participants may choose to run in the 5K, walk a 5K or walk a 1 mile course with commemorative T-shirts to all, along with eligibility for door prizes. 5K Runners also receive age group awards. If they can't participate physically or cannot attend, people may enter as a Spirit Runner and still support the event and receive a T-shirt.
Date:   June 25, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 09:45 AM
Website:   http://www.komenminnesota.org/Komen_Race_for_the_Cure_/Brainerd_Lakes_Race_for_the_Cure_.htm
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Race Chair: Emily Lanin pelanin@brainerd.net Sponsor Chair: Lori Scharenbroich lori.abels@gmail.com Volunteer Chair: Susie Buchite stetsonsusie@hotmail.com
Email:   pelanin@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 25 7:00 am - 8:00 am - Same Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up
7:00 am - Sponsor Tents & Shop for the Cure Open
8:00 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 - Awards Ceremony & Door Prizes
Fees/Admission:   Fees increase as the race deadline approaches.
Through April 25: 5K Run: Adults $25, 12 and under $15 5K or 1 Mile Walk: Adults $20, 12 and under $12 Spirit Runner: Adults $20, 12 and under $12 Kids for the Cure (age 2-10; fee includes walk participation): $12
April 26-June 22 5K Run: Adults $30, 12 and under $20 5K or 1 Mile Walk: Adults $25, 12 and under $15 Spirit Runner: Adults $25, 12 and under $15 Kids for the Cure (age 2-10; fee includes walk participation): $15
June 24 5K Run: Adults $35, 12 and under $25 5K or 1 Mile Walk: Adults $30, 12 and under $15 Spirit Runner: Adults $30, 12 and under $15 Kids for the Cure (age 2-10; fee includes walk participation): $15
June 25 5K Run: Adults $45, 12 and under $35 5K or 1 Mile Walk: Adults $35, 12 and under $20 Spirit Runner: Adults $35, 12 and under $20 Kids for the Cure (age 2-10; fee includes walk participation): $20
Jun 25   Race for the Cure

Since July of 2000, the annual Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure® has been one of our biggest fundraisers. 

 Participants may choose to run in the 5K, walk a 5K or walk a 1 mile course with commemorative T-shirts to all, along with eligibility for door prizes.  5K Runners also receive age group awards.  If they can’t participate physically or cannot attend, people may enter as a Spirit Runner and still support the event and receive a T-shirt.  In addition, Kiwanis sponsors Kids for the Cure® Races on the track for 2-10 year olds at age appropriate distances with special goody bags for participants.

NEW THIS YEAR- The Kids for the Cure Races will be held the evening before the Race on Friday, June 24th!

Date:   June 25, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Website:   http://www.komenbrainerdlakes.org
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 25, 2016
7:00 am - 8:00 am - Same Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up

7:00 am - Sponsor Tents & Shop for the Cure Open
8:00 am - Survivor Photo/Survivor Recognition Ceremony
8:35 am - Dove Release
8:45 am - 5K (3.1 miles) Race (USA T&F MN-06039-RR)
8:47 am - 5K & 1 Mile Walks
9:45 am - Awards Ceremony & Door Prizes
 
Fees/Admission:   See registration information
Jun 25   1/2 Day Kids Art Camp 6-9 years old
This is a fun and interactive class where children will each complete three projects to take home.  Projects include: pinch pot finger puppet, foil bird, and Tempra painting.

For children 6 - 9 years old
Class size limited to 10 attendees 
Each child should bring your own lunch and beverage

Registration form can be downloaded on our website.  
Please call or send in your registration to reserve your spot!



 
Date:   June 25, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 25, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $80 - Includes $60 class fee and $20 material fee 
Bring own lunch and beverage
Jun 25   Fifty Lakes Day Celebration
A full day of fun with food, games, music and events. Special events include a State Patrol aircraft demo, Family bingo, a Mega meat raffle featuring two $100 meat packages, and a fabulous prize raffle drawing to be held at 8 PM. All proceeds benefit the Fifty Lakes volunteer fire department.
Date:   June 25, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://fiftylakesmn.com
Location:   Parking lot of The Fifty Lakes Bar & Bottle Shop
40430 Co Rd 3
Fifty Lakes, MN 56448
Contact:   Please contact Ann Raph at 218-763-3113.
Email:   ann50lakes@emily.net
Date/Time Details:   June 25, 2016
10 am - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Admission is free
Jun 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:   June 25, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 25   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 27, 2016.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Music schedule coming soon!
Date:   June 25, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 25 - August 27, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jun 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 26, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jun 26   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 26, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 26   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   June 26, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jun 27   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   June 27, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jun 27   Two-morning Hand Building with Clay Class for Teens
This two-morning class for teens is designed to bring out your imagination!   Give Eileen your ideas and she'll help you figure out how to create a beautiful clay piece.   No experience with pottery required. Options for projects include: Hand-built platters; Hand-built containers with lids and embellished with designs; Mugs; Sculptures; Lace pottery bowls or platters;  Handmade tiles; Message boards. 
Eileen (instructor) will have you choose a glaze color and finish it for you. Your project will be finished in 3 weeks and a pickup time will be arranged. Shipping is available for an additional cost.

Class size is limited to 12 participants ages 13-17.
Registration forms can be downloaded from our website.
Call Eileen or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   June 27, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-28, 2016
 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $80 - Includes $60.00 class fee and $20.00 material/firing fee
Jun 28   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   June 28, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jun 28   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you!

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   June 28, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jun 28   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 28   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 28, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 28   Two-morning Hand Building with Clay Class for Teens
This two-morning class for teens is designed to bring out your imagination!   Give Eileen your ideas and she'll help you figure out how to create a beautiful clay piece.   No experience with pottery required. Options for projects include: Hand-built platters; Hand-built containers with lids and embellished with designs; Mugs; Sculptures; Lace pottery bowls or platters;  Handmade tiles; Message boards. 
Eileen (instructor) will have you choose a glaze color and finish it for you. Your project will be finished in 3 weeks and a pickup time will be arranged. Shipping is available for an additional cost.

Class size is limited to 12 participants ages 13-17.
Registration forms can be downloaded from our website.
Call Eileen or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   June 28, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-28, 2016
 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $80 - Includes $60.00 class fee and $20.00 material/firing fee
Jun 28   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   June 28, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Jun 28   Networking Cruise
Lakes Area Human Resource Association Networking Cruise

You're Invited! For an extraordinary networking event. LAHRA is committed to promoting professional development, maximize employee performance in service of company's strategic objectives.
Date:   June 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lahra.org
Location:   Destiny Cruises Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Rd
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Tad Schoeppner 320-420-5273
Email:   tschoeppner@dohertystaffing.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 28 2016
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $20 (includes appetizers and one drink)
Register online at www.lahra.org
Jun 28   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 28   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 29   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   June 29, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

The 2016 Wednesday Night Street Drag dates:
May 4 - With autocross
May 18 - With drifting
June 1 - With autocross
June 15 - With drifting
June 29 - With autocross
July 13 - With drifting
July 27 - With autocross
August 31 - With autocross
September 7 - With drifting

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

Prices
Participant Entry - $25
Spectator Entry - $5
Note: Cash & checks only.

Jun 29   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   June 29, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jun 29   Print Making Class for Adults

A simple picture can become a work of art by using this cutting technique!
Participants will make one 4"x6" linocut picture and 5 prints of that picture in this class. Drawing skills not required. Picture templates will be provided to trace.
Class size limited to 10 adults.

Registration forms can be downloaded at our website.
Call or send in your registration form to reserve your spot!
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 29, 2016 
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $65.00 includes $50.00 class fee plus $15.00 material fee.
Jun 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:   June 29, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 29   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jun 29   Walking Club
Come walk with friends!  What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?
$5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.

If raining, we can do some exercises inside, call for verification.
 
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   June 26, 2016
5:15 - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage afterwards
Jun 29   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jun 29   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jun 29 - Jul 02   The 39 Steps - Stage North Theatre
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time tony and drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters and an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
Date:   June 29, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St    
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Stage North Theatre Company, (218) 232-6810
Email:   gary@stagenorththeater.com
Date/Time Details:   June 29 through July 2, 2016
7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adult $25.00
Child $12.50
Jun 30   Little Miss and Mister 4th of July Pageant
Date:   June 30, 2016
Jun 30   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   June 30, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jun 30 - Sep 01   Market in the Park
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter and Food Vendor Information
Date:   June 30, 2016 - September 1, 2016
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 6, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jun 30   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 30   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 30   1/2 Day Kids Art Camp 9-12 years old
This is a fun and interactive educational class where children will each complete three projects to take home. Projects include: Kente Cloth Wall Hanging created with paper, "Stained Glass" in color diffused paper, and a Lace Pottery Bowl.

For children 9-12 years old
Class size limited to 10 attendees
Each child should bring lunch and a beverage

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Please call or register to reserve your spot!
 
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 30, 2016
9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75 - Includes $60 Class fee $60.00 plus $15.00 material fee
Jul 01   Show & Shine Car Show
Cars and music...along with food by Community Action. Show n’ Shine is a classic car show with over 200 cars and trucks.
Date:   July 1, 2016
Website:   http://www.thebodyworks.com/
Location:   The Bodyworks
14742 Dellwood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   The Bodyworks, (218) 825-3500
Email:   ian.ulrich@millsauto.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 1, 2016
 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 01 - Jul 03   30th Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go
The 30th Annual Pleaseure Land RV Show & Go offers fans a chance to see great head-to-head drag racing action. It's the second race in the Muscle Car Series, with cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. The event includes a classic car show, fireworks and live music Saturday night. It's a Dual Event Weekend, with CRA Superbike Racing on the Competition Road Course. Two great racing events for the price of a single ticket! CRA racing rain or shine. On-site camping and RV sites available.
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Date:   July 1, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/pleasurelandrv-show-and-go/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 1-3, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping is free with a multi-day ticket. Visit BIR's Web site for ticket details.
Jul 01   Pine River Duck Races

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

 

Need a duck?

No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
(Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)

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

Date:   July 1, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jul 01   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jul 01   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 01   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 01   Wheel Throwing with Clay Class for Adults (no prior experience needed)
This is a beginning class for those who would like to try wheel throwing with clay!  No experience is necessary. You will be creating a mug, bowl, or plate on the wheel. You may be making two to three pieces that day.
Class size limited to 2 or 3 participants

Eileen (instructor) will have you choose a glaze color and finish it for you. Your project will be finished in 3 weeks and a pickup time will be arranged. Shipping is available for an additional cost.

Registration forms can be downloaded from our website.
Call Eileen or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School Pottery Studio
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 1, 2016 
9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75.00 includes $60 class fee plus $15.00 material/firing fee.
Jul 01 - Jul 02   Annual Parrot Head "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" Cruise
Live performance from Bruce Neuman and Tiki D. This is a Jimmy Buffet themed cruise with songs of Jimmy Buffet, Kenney Chesney, Bob Marley and many other Island style singers. Steel drums, steel guitar, bongos and harmonica give this awesome duo Island sounds with a twist of lime.

Great Food, Great Music and Great Giveaways! Specials on margaritas and Land Shark Beer.
 
Date:   July 1, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://destinycruisesllc.com/
Location:   Destiny Cruises
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   (855) 953-3784
Email:   info@destinycruisesllc.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 1, 2016
Saturday, July 2, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Jul 01   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jul 01   Traveling Art Pub at Gull Dam Brewing

TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! 

TAP gives you the time, supplies and guided instruction to create your very own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED- even if you can't draw a stick figure!

Taste our hand crafted Gull Dam Beers.

What makes our Gull Dam brew better?  First, unlike other breweries using chemically treated city tap water, Gull Dam Brewing uses well water deep from the pure underground aquifers of Gull Lake. Second, each of our brew flavors has some locally harvested ingredients including hops from Brainerd.  Finally, while other breweries filter their beer to increase clarity, we do not filter our Gull Dam brews. Filtering may increase clarity, but the unfortunate resulting consequence?...filtering reduces flavor. Gull Dam Brewing has a top secret method of processing our beer without using a filter, yet beholding to delicious flavor and amazing color and clarity. (Almost sounds like a diamond commercial.)

Gull Dam Brewing. Great times and exceptional craft beer!

Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thetravelingartpub.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   The Traveling Art Pub, (218) 851-0838
Email:   travelingartpub@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $40 per person. Included one beer.
Tickets available online.
Jul 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:   July 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 02   Grandpa's Run For The Walleye 2016 Crosslake

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

Participants will have the option of selecting either a short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt! This option is available to those who pre-register only. Pre-registration ends on June 30th

Join the 19th annual community-wide effort to restore the Whitefish Area's Walleye population. Established in memory of Grandpa Boots Buthman, this Crosslake tradition offers events for all ages and abilities.  Run, walk or dash for the fun and for the fish!

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, July 1st: 
  4:00 - 6:00pm: Early Packet Pick Up at the Community Center. Registration will also be available at this time.

Saturday, July 2nd:
 7:00am - 8:15am: Race Day Registration
 8:15am: 10K Race
 8:30am: 5k Race
 9:30am: Kids Sunfish Dash

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

 

EVENT COURSES

Family 5K and 10K Run
Easy 5k Run/Walk or 10k Run along a flat scenic route through beautiful Crosslake. Water stop and post-race refreshments available at the Crosslake Community Center.


Kids Sunfish Dash
Kid-friendly, age-appropriate course at the Crosslake Community Center for ages:
0-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10.

This is the first of three races in the Crosslake Road Race Series
Grandpa's Run for the Walleye 5K - July 2, 2016
Crosslake Dam Run 5K and 10K  - August 6, 2016 
Crosslake Monster Dash 5K - October 22, 2016


  

 
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://minnesotawaters.org/whitefishareapropertyowners/run-walleye/
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-831-2721
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 2, 2016
7:00 - 8:15 a.m. - Check in and same day registration
8:15 a.m. - 10K Run
8:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
9:30 a.m. - Kids Sunfish Race
 
Fees/Admission:   5K Run/Walk and 10K Run
Before June 22nd - $25 each
June 22nd thru race day - $30 each

Kids Sunfish Dash
Thru race day - $5 each
Jul 02   2016 Crosslake Original Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103.
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 2, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Jul 02   Handmade Pottery Bisque-ware Painting Class
Gather your friends for a fun and educational class where you'll learn the process of Bisque-ware pottery. You will choose from a selection of handmade bisque-ware pieces to glaze. Pieces will be fired and ready to pick up in a week (or they can be mailed with an additional fee for shipping).

Class size limited to 10 attendees
For ages 13 years to adults.
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $32 - $50 - Includes $25 class fee plus the cost of the bisque-ware pottery piece
Jul 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:   July 2, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 02   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Brian Naughton Band

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 02 - Sep 03   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 27, 2016.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Music schedule coming soon!
Date:   July 2, 2016 - September 3, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 25 - August 27, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jul 02   Fireworks at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Don't miss the fireworks display at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. The fireworks start at dusk, but before things get too sparkly we'll have live music, beverages, and ice cream  from Auntie M's!
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN 56444
 
Contact:   855-432-5048
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2016
Fireworks start at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public.
Jul 02   2016 Celebrate America - Crosslake's 46th Annual Fireworks Display
2016 marks the 46th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas' freedom with a fantastic fireworks display.

Join us on Saturday, July 2, 2016 on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk.
Views are best from a boat, but if you're on the shore, the Cty Rd 16 bridge on the north-west side of Crosslake near The Wharf offers parking on the shoulders, bring a lawn chair and sit next to your car.  You can also see the fireworks from the beaches at the US Army Corp Crosslake Recreation Areas (Campground). The recreation area entrance is at the intersection of Cty Road 3 and Rte 66, but offers very limited parking.   Park at Andy's corner, the churches or nearby businesses along Rte 66 and walk in.  Bring blankets or chairs to sit on.  Please be respectful of the campers as you walk through.

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


 
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   View the fireworks from the water and shores of Cross Lake
Fireworks launch from Sand Island on the south end of the lake
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto, 218692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 2, 2016
at dusk (10:00 p.m.)
Fees/Admission:   Please contribute to the cause. Put your extra change in specially marked donation cans at Crosslake merchants. Tax deductible contributions can be mailed to:
Fireworks - The PAL Foundation
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Jul 03   Freedom Day Celebration and Parade
Family fun all day long!  Food and treats throughout town.  Turtle Races, crafters, music, kids fun.

Amazing Parade at 7:00 PM
Date:   July 3, 2016
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com
Location:   All around Nisswa
Contact:   218-863-2620
Date/Time Details:   July 3, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jul 03 - Jul 04   2016 Stars & Stripes Days
Fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with all sorts of activities July 3 and 4 in Pequot Lakes. This two-day event is loaded with family-friendly events!

July 3 Schedule of Events
  • 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. - Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action
  • 5 p.m. - Food Vendors
  • After Dusk - Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks International at the High School Ball Fields
July 4 Schedule of Events 
  • 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Firemen's Pancake Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Flea Market, Craft Fair & Food Vendors @ Trailside Park
  • 12 p.m. - Stars & Stripes Parade
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event - Download the Sponsor Form

 
PARADE INFORMATION: 
All parade entries must be pre-registered by June 27, 2016 - Download the Entry Form and sign up today!

There will be a FREE Shuttle Bus Service from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on July 4th. Simply park at Eagle View Elementary School (County Rd 11) and ride the shuttle bus into town (before and after the parade)! 

County Rd 11 and County Rd 112 will be closed to thru traffic starting at 11 a.m.  Parking is available at TDS and the Pequot Lakes High School (cross at stoplights). 
Handicapped parking is available on Government Drive, East Butler Street, St. Alice Church,and Old Hwy 371 (Pequot Lakes Dental). Spaces will be marked. Be sure to arrive early!

PARKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE OR ON COUNTY RD 11. VEHICLES WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED!


VISITING THE AREA? 
Stay for more than a day! Take in all the happenings with this event and more by extending your stay in the Brainerd Lakes Area. No other vacation destination in Minnesota offers the variety of lodging accommodations to fit every size, price, location, and style.
Date:   July 3, 2016 - July 4, 2016
Location:  

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

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

July 3 Schedule of Events

  • 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. - Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action
  • 5 p.m. - Food Vendors
  • After Dusk - Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks International at the High School Ball Fields
July 4 Schedule of Events 
  • 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Firemen's Pancake Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Flea Market, Craft Fair & Food Vendors @ Trailside Park
  • 12 p.m. - Stars & Stripes Parade
Fees/Admission:  

Buy a $5 Blinkie button for this year's Stars and Stripes with all proceeds going to help fund the fireworks display on July 3rd in Pequot Lakes. Valid June 27 - July 4th unless otherwise stated
Dairy Queen Pequot Lakes: $1 off a Blizzard
MERRITT JEWELERS - 20% off all sterling silver.

Jul 03   42nd Annual 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 3, 2016
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:   Sunday, July 3, 2016
10 am - 4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   No admission fee.
Jul 03   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   July 3, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jul 03   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 3, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 04   The American Celebration - 4th of July Events
July 4, 2016
Noon    Free Corn on the Cob Feed sponsored by The Shop served in the 5th st. parking lot next to Brainerd High School
4 pm    The American Celebration Parade- Parade Marshall- Joe Haeg
6:30 pm    Entertainment featuring Hairball- Free Admission
10 pm    Presentation of the flag and singing of National Anthem 
10:15 pm    World Class Fireworks by Zambelli- Accompanying music on 107.5 The Power Loon
Date:   July 4, 2016
Website:   http://www.brainerdcommunityaction.org/4th_of_july.html
Location:   Brainerd, MN
Fireworks at Don Adamson Field
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:   July 4, 2016
Noon - 11 pm
Jul 04   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 4, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 05   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 5, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 05   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you!

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   July 5, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 05   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 05   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 05   Two-Day Wheel throwing with Clay Class for Adults (experience in wheel throwing required)
Hone your skills ar this two consecutive day wheel throwing pottery class for adults. Experience with a pottery wheel is necessary. Project options are: a set of wheel-thrown bowls, set of mugs, etc.

Class size limited to 4 adult participants

You will choose a glaze color and Eileen (instructor) will carve and glaze your pieces. Your pieces will be completed in three weeks. You can arrange to pick them up or they can be shipped for an additional cost.

Registration forms can be downloaded from our website.
Call Eileen or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
 
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School Pottery Studio
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 5-6, 2016 
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day
Fees/Admission:   Cost - Class fee $125.00 plus $30.00 material/firing fee - Total $155.00
Jul 05   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Jul 05   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 05   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 06   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   July 6, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Jul 06   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 6, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 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:   July 6, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 06   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   July 6, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jul 06   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   July 6, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jul 06   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 06   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   July 6, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jul 07   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 7, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 07 - Sep 08   Market in the Park
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter and Food Vendor Information
Date:   July 7, 2016 - September 8, 2016
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 6, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 07   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 07   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 07   1/2 Day Kids Art Camp 9-12 years old
This is a fun and educational class where children will each complete three projects to take home. Projects include: Kente Cloth Wall Hanging created with paper, "Stained Glass" in color diffused paper, and a Lace Pottery Bowl.

For children 9-12 years old
Class size is limited to 10 attendees
Each child should bring lunch and a beverage

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Please call or register to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 7, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75 - Includes $60.00 Class Fee and $15.00 materials fee
Jul 07 - Jul 09   Lakes Area Artists Fine Art Show and Sale
Lakes Area Artists will exhibit their artwork at their July show and Sale Thursday thru Saturday July 7-9, 2016 at the Live Well at Journey Church in Downtown Nisswa. The Sale will run from 10 am - 5 pm each day. Original oils, watercolors, acrylics, giclee prints, pottery, mixed media, cards, hand-blown art glass, and more. Artists include Bill Grange, Kathy Braud, Steven  Weagel, Mary Wolke, Kerry Kupferschmidt, and Maria Thompson Seep.
Date:   July 7, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Live Well at Journey Church
5459 Co. Rd 18
Nisswa, MN  56468
Email:   Palebluetrees@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - 9 2016
10 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 07   Camp Confidence Rendevous
Camp Confidence offers "Beach Party". Bring your friends and enjoy a great evening of music, boat, swim, and share an evening on the beach with your BFF.
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.campconfidence.com/
Location:   Camp Confidence Learning Center
1620 Mary Fawcell Memorial Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Confidence Learning Center, 218-828-2344
Email:   sarah@campconfidence.com
Date/Time Details:   July 7, 2016
5 - 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $3.00 per person
MUST RSVP by Monday prior to selected Rendevous
Jul 07   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Jul 07   A Year With Frog and Toad presented by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theater Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 7, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and under) $10
Jul 08 - Jul 09   Iconic Fest
Iconic Fest is a two day outdoor music festival featuring Iconic artists of 1970's - 1990's.  Lineup includes John Anderson, Great White, Confederate Railroad and more.  Check out the website http://www.iconicfest.com/home.html for complete details.  Camping is available.  Advance reservations required for camping.  Make reservations on line. 
Date:   July 8, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Website:   http://www.iconicfest.com/home.html
Location:   Green Lantern
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN 5640

 
Contact:   Huff Entertainment Solutions (218) 764-2151
Date/Time Details:   July 8 and 9, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Prices vary.  Check website www.iconicfest.com for prices.
 
Jul 08 - Jul 10   Bracket Drag Racing & Zalusky Riding School & Track Day
The fourth of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends will be on the drag strip, with eliminations both Saturday and Sunday. The Zalusky Advanced Riding School and Road Closed Promotions' Track Day will be on the road course Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Date:   July 8, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 8 - 10, 2016
Fees/Admission:  

Call Raceway for ticket information

Jul 08   Pine River Duck Races

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

 

Need a duck?

No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
(Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)

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

Date:   July 8, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jul 08   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jul 08   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 08   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 08   Print Making Class for Teens
A simple picture can become a work of art by using this cutting technique!
This class is designed for teens ages 13-17 who will each make one 4"x6" linocut picture and 5 prints of that picture in this class. Drawing skills not required. Picture templates will be provided to trace.
Class size limited to 10 attendees.

Registration forms can be downloaded at our website.
Call or send in your registration form to reserve your spot!
 
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 8, 2016
9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50.00 includes $40.00 class fee plus $10.00 material fee.
Jul 08   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jul 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:   July 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 08   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Tom Hunter

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 8, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 08   A Year With Frog and Toad presented by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theater Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 8, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and Under) $10
Jul 09   Cruise Into Nisswa Three Lakes Car Show

This is the 5th year for Cruise Into Nisswa Three Lakes Car Show. The Nisswa Chamber showcases a beautiful city park and community center, which provides the perfect backdrop for classic cars and motorcycles. Partnering with the Nisswa Chamber is the Nisswa Fire Department-you'll catch our Nisswa Firemen/women cooking up great food for the concession stand. Each car that registers get 2 meals included in the price of registration. The Nisswa Lions are also with the Nisswa Chamber at the event (they funded the community center building). There is a car corral, and car swap vendors are welcome to set up a booth.

Date:   July 9, 2016
Website:   http://nisswa.com/
Location:   Nisswa Community Center
25628 Main Street
Nisswa, MN 56468

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

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Jul 09   Mount Ski Gull's Paul Bunyan Xtreme 5K
Don't miss this day of MUD, SWEAT & FEARS! Mount Ski Gull is hosting it's 2nd annual 5k Mud Run Saturday, July 9th, 2016. You will be faced with over 20 insane obstacles spread out over a 3.2 mile course covered in hills, mud, and challenges! Compete as a team or an individual, ages 10 and up. Visit the website at http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com for all the details and to register.
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com/
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 County Road 77 SW
Nisswa, MN  56468
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 9, 2016
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Heats will run every half hour
Fees/Admission:   $55 Before May 2nd  (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$60 Before June 27th (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$65 Before July 5th  (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$70 Race Day – Does not include FREE t-shirt
***New this year $45 race entry fee for all race heats between 1 pm-3pm.  
Jul 09   Handmade Paper Class for Teens

This fun and educational class designed for teens ages 13-17 will teach the art of paper making!  Eileen will introduce you to two types of paper; Blended Paper and Natural Fiber Paper in a choice of colors, along with making paper castings (molds). Participants will take home 5 sheets each plus 5 paper castings.

Class size limited to 10 attendees
Ages 13-17

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot!

Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50 - Includes $30 class fee plus $20 material fee 
Jul 09   Crossing Flipside Kids
Sunshine and Silhouettes will use the power of the sun to create a special solar print on paper. Recommended for Children ages 5-13.
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/home
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
#114
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday July 9, 2016
10 am to Noon
Fees/Admission:   A $3 per child/$5 per family donation is requested but no child is turned away due to need.
Jul 09   Second Saturdays at the Crossing Arts Alliance

You may associate our Second Saturdays with our long-running Crossing Flipside Kids programming but did you know that there are also opportunities to visit with featured member artists, trunk shows with visiting artists, workshops for adults, and more?

Mark your calendars for art-filled fun, every Second Saturday at TCAA.

Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/SecondSaturdays
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Jul 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:   July 9, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 09   A Year With Frog and Toad presened by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theatre Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2016
2 - 4 p.m. (Saturday Matinee)
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and under) $10
Jul 09   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Mississippi Driftwood

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/220535374948326/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 09 - Sep 10   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 27, 2016.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Music schedule coming soon!
Date:   July 9, 2016 - September 10, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 25 - August 27, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jul 10   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 10, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 10   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   July 10, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jul 11   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 11, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 11   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Date:   July 11, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Jul 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 11, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 12   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you!

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   July 12, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 12   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 12, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 12   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
It's 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, and a whole lot more.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bir-performance-driving-school/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   1-866-444-4455
Date/Time Details:   July 12, 2016
Jul 12 - Jul 13   2016 Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes
Come and celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes July 12-13, 2016! The huge cast iron kettles of beans are buried on July 12 so they can cook overnight and be served free of charge on July 13 at noon.
Date:   July 12, 2016 - July 13, 2016
Location:   Trailside Park on Hwy 371 and CR 11
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday - Wednesday
July 12-13, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 12   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 12   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 12   Handmade Pottery Bisque-ware Painting Class
Gather your friends for a fun and educational class where you'll learn the process of Bisque-ware pottery.  You will choose from a selection of handmade bisque-ware pieces to glaze. Pieces will be fired and ready to pick up in a week (or they can be mailed with an additional fee for shipping).

Class size limited to 10 attendees
For ages 13 years to adults.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 12, 2016
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $32 - $50 - Includes class fee plus the cost of bisque-ware pottery piece 
Jul 12   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Jul 12   Truth & Lore Tours on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

Learn about the fascinating history and mystery of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway as you embark on a guided tour of the area. Join us on any one of three tours this year, each focusing on a different part of the area. We’ll stop at the most exciting, interesting and lore-filled historical sites in the area.
 
Once you board our luxury coach bus, you’ll join our tour guide Rich Engstrom. He, and other step-on guides, will tell you the vast and varied stories of the area, combining recorded history with the locals’ best myths and legends including, of course, Paul Bunyan himself!
  
Time: Each tour is from 1-4 p.m. 
 
Location: Tours begin and end at Antler’s Restaurant in Breezy Point, except for the July 28 tour, which will start and end at the Pine River Depot/Welcome Center.
 
Website: Information about the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway can be found here: http://www.paulbunyanscenicbyway.org
 
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.paulbunyanscenicbyway.org
Location:  
Antler's Restaurant in Breezy Point
County Rd 11
Breezy Point, MN   56472
Contact:   Cindy Nelson
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Dates: Tuesday, July 12, 1-4 p.m. (featuring the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point area)
Thursday, July 28, 1-4 p.m. (featuring the Pine River/Jenkins area)
Thursday, Sept 22 (featuring on the Crosslake/Manhattan Beach area)
Fees/Admission:   $35.00
Jul 12   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Jul 12   Business After Hours - CTC
Join CTC as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location. Mix a little business with pleasure!

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

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


  

 
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  

CTC

14385 Edgewood Drive

Baxter, MN

Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 12, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
Jul 12   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 12   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 13   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   July 13, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

The 2016 Wednesday Night Street Drag dates:
May 4 - With autocross
May 18 - With drifting
June 1 - With autocross
June 15 - With drifting
June 29 - With autocross
July 13 - With drifting
July 27 - With autocross
August 31 - With autocross
September 7 - With drifting

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

Prices
Participant Entry - $25
Spectator Entry - $5
Note: Cash & checks only.

Jul 13   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 13, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 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:   July 13, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jul 13   1/2 Day Kids Art Camp 6-9 years old
This is a fun and educational class where children will each complete three projects to take home.  Projects include: pinch pot finger puppet, foil bird, and Tempra painting.

For children 6-9 years old
Class size limited to 10 attendees
Each child should bring a lunch and beverage

Registration form can be downloaded on our website.  
Please call or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 13, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $80 - Includes $60 class fee and $20.00 material fee
Jul 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:   July 13, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 13   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Jul 13   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jul 13   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jul 13   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 13   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jul 13   A Year With Frog and Toad presened by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theatre Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 13, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and under) $10
Jul 14   Youth Boating Safety Certification Class
Youth Boating Safety Certification Course sponsored by C&C Boat Works, Whitefish Chain Yacht Club and Crow Wing County Sheriff's Boat & Water Division will be offered on two dates this summer.  Call C&C Boat Works to register as each class size is limited.  Must be 12 years of age or older to participate. Life jackets provided by Whitefish Area Yacht Club.
Date:   July 14, 2016
Website:   http://www.ccboatworks.com/
Location:   Zorbaz
36215 CR 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   C&C Boat Works 218-692-3570
Date/Time Details:   Monday, June 13, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Jul 14   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 14, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 14 - Sep 15   Market in the Park
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter and Food Vendor Information
Date:   July 14, 2016 - September 15, 2016
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 6, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 14   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 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:   July 14, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 14   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 14   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Jul 14   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jul 14   A Year With Frog and Toad presened by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theater Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 14, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and under) $10
Jul 15 - Jul 17   BIR CRA Superbike Racing

Whether you’re a motorcycle racing enthusiast or not, CRA Superbike Racing is about as intense as it gets. Nothing replaces the sound of bikes screaming around the track and battling for position. Within inches of each other, they’ll fly around the corners, close enough to the ground that they’re dragging their knee on the ground. The edge of your seat will get a workout.

The corners are the best place to watch CRA Superbike Racing. Each corner has a different vantage point to enhance your prospective and enrich your experience.

The CRA will be at Brainerd International Raceway five weekends this season.

Date:   July 15, 2016 - July 17, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/cra-superbike-racing/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 15 - 17, 2016
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $50
Fri-Sun $40
Sat-Sun $30
Single Day $20

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 includes tax

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

Jul 15   Pine River Duck Races

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

 

Need a duck?

No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
(Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)

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

Date:   July 15, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jul 15   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jul 15   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 15   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 15   Two-Day Hand Building with Clay Class for Adults

This two-day hand building class for adults is designed to offer variety in each person's decided project! Options for project include: hand-built pottery platters, containers with lids and embellishments, sculptures, lace pottery plates and bowls, handmade tiles, fairy garden houses or bridges, etc. The point is that if you bring your ideas, together we will figure out how to make them!
Class size is limited to 10 adults.

  • Eileen (instructor) will have you choose a color glaze that she will finish your project in and set up a time for pick up. Projects will be completed in three weeks from date of class time. Shipping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot.

Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 15-16, 2016 
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $125.00 includes $100.00 class fee plus $25.00 material/firing fee.
Jul 15   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Jul 15   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jul 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:   July 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 15   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - The BeatKeepers

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 15, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 15   A Year With Frog and Toad presened by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theater Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 15, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and under) $10
Jul 15   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
We're hosting good ol' fashioned Friday night outdoor movies at the US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground this summer!  You bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and we'll provide the popcorn and water.  Each movie title is family friendly and begins at dusk. Come early to enjoy a fun, educational and informational presentation which relates to the movie topic, some may include prizes!

Purchase a $100 Sponsorship and we'll acknowledge you in the movie previews!  We are also seeking donations of water, popcorn and supplies.
Donations are appreciated with 100% of the proceeds used to purchase additional holiday lights and decorations for the Light Up the Dam project.   Light up the Dam is a volunteer non-profit community effort to decorate the US Army Corps Dam and surrounding property for the Christmas season. For more information,  to donate or volunteer for the Light Up the Dam project, please inquire at the Corps office at 218-692-2025.

Fri., June 17 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fri., July 15 - Turner and Hooch
Fri., August 12 - A Bug's Life
Fri., September 23 - Star Wars

(Titles are subject to change)

 
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   09:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela Awender US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Friday nights -  June 17 - July 15 - August 12 and Sept 23, 2016
Each movie begins at dusk with an informational presentation 30 minutes prior.
 
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.  Donations appreciated with 100% of the proceeds used for Christmas lights and decorations at the Dam.
Jul 16   2016 Crosslake Lions Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Crosslake ideal Lions Craft and Flea Market. A great variety of new, vintage and re-purposed items!  Vendors welcome.
 
Date:   July 16, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   35808 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Doreen 218-838-8219
Email:   dsgallaway@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   July 16, August 20 and Sept 24, 2016
8 am - 4 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors call for pricing
Jul 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:   July 16, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 16   Live Musice at Gull Dam Brewing - Inside Straight Blues Band

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 16, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 16, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 16   Lakes Area Music Festival 2016 Prelude Series
Lakes Area Music Festival Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season. Allowing us to extend our mission throughout the region, small ensembles of Festival musicians perform chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup. 
Date:   July 16, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Aitkin Opera House
Butler Building
301 Minnesota Avenue North
Aitkin, MN  56431
Contact:   Lakes Area Music Festival, (218) 963-7908
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday July 16, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations accepted.
Jul 16 - Sep 17   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 27, 2016.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Music schedule coming soon!
Date:   July 16, 2016 - September 17, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 25 - August 27, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jul 17   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 17, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 17   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   July 17, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jul 17   Lakes Area Music Festival 2016 Prelude Series
Lakes Area Music Festival Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season. Allowing us to extend our mission throughout the region, small ensembles of Festival musicians perform chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup.
Date:   July 17, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Trinity Lutheran Church
1420 South Sixth Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Music Festival, (218) 963-7908
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 17, 2016
2 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations accepted.
Jul 17   Lakes Area Music Festival 2016 Prelude Series
Lakes Area Music Festival Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season. Allowing us to extend our mission throughout the region, small ensembles of Festival musicians perform chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup. 
Date:   July 17, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
36960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Music Festival, (218) 963-7908
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 17, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations accepted.
Jul 18   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 18, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 18   Wheel Throwing with Clay Class for Adults (no prior experience needed)
This is a beginning class for those who would like to try wheel throwing with clay!  You will be creating a mug, bowl, or plate on the wheel. You may be making two to three pieces that day.
Class size - 2 to 3 max.

Eileen (instructor) will have you choose a glaze color and finish it for you. Your project will be finished in 3 weeks and a pickup time will be arranged. Shipping is available for an additional cost.

Registration forms can be downloaded from our website. Call Eileen or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 18, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School (Pottery Studio)
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 18, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75.00 includes $60.00 class fee plus $15.00 material/firing fee.
Jul 18   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Date:   July 18, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Jul 19   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 19, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 19   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you!

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   July 19, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 19   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 19   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 19   Print Making Class for Teens
Teens (ages 13-17) will be making one 4"x6" linocut picture and 5 prints of that picture in this class. Drawing skills not required. Picture templates will be provided to trace. A simple picture can become a work of art by using this cutting technique!
Class size limited to 10 attendees.

Registration forms can be downloaded at our website. Call or send in your registration form to save a spot!
 
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 19, 2016
9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50.00 includes $40.00 class fee plus $10.00 material fee.
Jul 19   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Jul 19   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Jul 19   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 19   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 20   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 20, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 20   1/2 Day Kids Art Camp 6-9 years old
This is a fun and educational class where children will each compete three projects to take home. Projects include: pinch pot finger puppet, foil bird, and Tempra painting.

For children 6-9 years old
Class size limited to 10 attendees
Each child should bring lunch and a beverage

Registration form can be downloaded on our website.  
Please call or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 20, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $80 - Includes $60 Class fee and $20.00 materials fee
Jul 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:   July 20, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 20   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Jul 20   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jul 20   Country Sampler Picnic - Northland Arboretum
Enjoy an evening of family fun!  Stroll through the grounds at the Arb, sampling fare from more than 25 local restaurants, resorts, and other Central Minnesota vendors specializing in tasty Minnesota treats! 

All proceeds benefit the Northland Arboretum.

Petting Zoo | Food Sampling | Beer Tasting | Pig Roast Dinner | Live Music w/2 Bands | Wine Tasting | Children's Games | Farmer's Market | Square Dancing | Country Store & much, much more!
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, July 20, 2016
4 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 for adults
$5 for kids ages 5 - 15
kids under 4 are free
Tickets available at Northland Arboretum
Jul 20   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jul 20   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 20   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jul 21   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 21, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 21 - Sep 22   Market in the Park
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter and Food Vendor Information
Date:   July 21, 2016 - September 22, 2016
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 6, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 21   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 21   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 21   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Jul 21   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Jul 21   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jul 21   Handmade Paper Class for Adults
This fun and educational class designed for adults will teach the art of paper making!  Eileen will introduce you to two types of paper; Blended Paper and Natural Fiber Paper in a choice of colors, along with making paper castings (molds). Participants will take home 5 sheets each plus 5 paper castings.

Class size limited to 10 adults.

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestuio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 21, 2016 
6:30 - 8: 30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50.00 includes $30.00 class fee plus $20.00 material fee.
Jul 22 - Jul 24   Garrison Play Days Festival
Friday Night
Beer Garden
BBQ Competition
Up North Pageant
Meat Raffle
Co-ed Softball Tourney
Strange Daze (Live Band)
Texas Hold' em
 
Saturday
Breakfast
Co-ed Softball & Volleyball Tourney
Riverwood Family Fun Walk
Arts, Crafts & Vendors Fair
Bake Sale
Parade
Medallion Hunt
Beer Garden
Comedy Juggling
Free Corn Feed
Hayride
Horseshoe Tourney