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Jan 01 - Dec 31   2015 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

2015 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our 2015 Food Vendor fees are as follows:
Chamber Member

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


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


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


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

 

Date:   January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes.com
Contact:   Jenna Crawford
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Jul 03 - Jul 24   Fabulous Fibers exhibit at The Crossing Arts Gallery
Fabulous Fibers is an exhibit that seeks to discover and showcase interesting fiber art from area artists. This show prioritizes aesthetic value over utility.
Date:   July 3, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.com
Location:   Franklin Art Center
The Crossing Arts Gallery
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 11, 2015
 
Jul 07   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 07   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 07   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jul 07   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 08   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   July 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jul 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jul 08   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 08   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 08   Yoga with The Crossfire Group!
Join our group and ride to Crosby for some light Yoga workouts! Space is limited so call ahead if you can.
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Meet at The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (can text too) (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays through September
Meet at The Crossfire at 4:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage Class Fees are posted on Lightroom Yoga's Website: www.lightroomyoga.com
Jul 08   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jul 09   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   July 9, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Jul 09   The Cottage Place Art School Pottery Class
New to Crosslake this summer - A school designed to provide classes for adults that will inspire, encourage and strengthen your creativity and ability.  Our medium is clay. We offer four day weekend sessions with a maximum class size of 8.  Our class structure is a balance between demonstrations, formal instruction in the loft, guided instruction as a class, independent work time, one-on-one instruction.  These classes are for everyone, experienced and those new to working with clay.
Instructor Eileen Kulseth is a Licensed Visual Arts Teacher, Professional Potter for 36 years and holds a B.A. in Studio Arts. She beleives everyone has the desire and need to be creative.  Visit CottagePlaceStudio.com to read her personal story and to download registration form.
Date:   July 9, 2015
Website:   http://CottagePlaceStudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School
33703 Antler Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593 or 218-251-8487
Date/Time Details:   Session 1    June 11-14  (Thurs - Sun)
Session 2    June 25-28  (Thurs - Sun)
Session 3    July 9-12     (Thurs - Sun)
Session 4    July 23-26    (Thurs- Sun)

 
Fees/Admission:   $300 per 4 day weekend (includes 2 lunches, 1 continental breakfast, 25 Ibs of clay, glaze and firing)
Jul 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

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

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

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

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

Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 09   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 09   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 09   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 4.30 pm and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
4:30-5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jul 09   Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition Fundraiser

Support early childhood and indulge at the same time!  For a fully tax-deductible $15 minimum donation enjoy light appetizers and a fabulous wine tasting. All proceeds go to support the Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition.

SILENT AUCTION & LIVE MUSIC

Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://wwww.lakesareakids.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
5115 Edgewood Dr N.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   RSVP, 218-824-6444
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 minimum donation.
Jul 09   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

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

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 10   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   July 10, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 10, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fee details.
Jul 10 - Jul 12   117th Pillager Cass County Fair
Oldest Fair in Cass County.

2015 Schedule of Events

Date:   July 10, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.pillagerfair.com/p1.htm
Location:  
207 East 2nd St S
Pillager, MN
Contact:   Jamie Hauge, 218-839-5329
Email:   jhauge@winkelman.com
Date/Time Details:   July 10-12, 2015
Jul 10   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 10   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, July 11, 2015:
5 pm - Mark Andrew
7 pm - Walkin' with Cash (Johnny Cash Tribute)
9 pm - Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon
Date:   July 10, 2015 - July 11, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.iconicfest.com
Location:   Green Lantern
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN
9 miles east of Brainerd on Hwy 18
Contact:   Erik or Carolyn Huff, 218-764-2131
Email:   huff@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 10 & 11, 2015
Friday music starts at 7 pm
Saturday music starts at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
Friday - $15
Saturday - $15
Weekend - $25
VIP passes available - $60
 
Jul 10   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 11   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   July 11, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Jul 11   Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K
The Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K is a friends and family event designed to promote a healthy, physical and mental lifestyle. Our course is made to challenge people of all ages and abilities. The 5K, or 3.2 mile course, will be filled with 16 obstacles from mud pits to swings, mother nature to man made, and fitness to fear! You can register as an individual or team. This years event will be held Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Mount Ski Gull. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Mount Ski Gull in order to promote and support the wonderful facility and all they do for the community!
Date:   July 11, 2015
Website:   http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com/services-view/event-info/
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 Cty Rd 77 SW
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com/contacts/
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 11, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Individuals/Teams
*(Age 10-17, and adults) A parent or guardian must sign release forms if you are under 18.
$55 Before May 2nd  (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$60 Before June 27th (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$65 Before July 8th  (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$70 Race Day – Does not include FREE t-shirt!
Jul 11 - Jul 12   Bracket Drag Racing Series
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Great family fun, and the pits are always open.

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

 
 
Date:   July 11, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 12, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jul 11   Paddle in the Park - Kayaking
Paddle at the Park
Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking.  Age 10+ Kids (under 14 must have an adult along) and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center - pond behind the tennis courts
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 218-692-4271
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
June 13 and 27, 2015
July 11 and 25, 2015
August 8 and 22, 2015

 
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person
Jul 11   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 11   Flipside Kids 2nd Saturdays at Franklin Arts Center
Join Flipside Kids on the second Saturdays for fun-filled opportunities for creative expression.
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2015
July 11, 2015
August, 2015
September 12, 2015
10 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Suggested material fee donation: $3/child or $5/family
No child will be turned away because of financial need.
Jul 11   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

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

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

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

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

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 11   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

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

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Jul 12   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

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

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

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   July 12, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 13   A Matter of Balance: Reducing your Risk of Falls class
Do you have concerns about falling? Possibly the concern is for a loved one or neighbor. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance: Reducing your Risk of Falls provides education on fall prevention so you can have confidence and independence to do the things you enjoy!
 
The Matter of Balance class meet sweekly on Mondays until July 27 from 9 – 11 am at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S 5th St, Brainerd.
 
If you are wondering if this class is for you, this is who should attend:
• anyone concerned about falls
• anyone interested in improving balance flexibility and strength
• anyone who has fallen in the past
• anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
 
A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Content of the classes include:
• view falls as controllable
• set goals for increasing activity
• make changes to reduce fall risks at home
• exercise to increase strength and balance
 
Essentia Health, Crow Wing Energized and A Matter of Balance are pleased to offer this class free, however class size is limited. To register, please call: 218-855-5458 or online at CrowWingEnergized.org.
Date:   July 13, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.CrowWingEnergized.org
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-5458 to register
Date/Time Details:   Weekly on Mondays beginning June 1 through July 27, 2015
9 - 11 am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 14 - Jul 15   2015 Bean Hole Days and Arts & Crafts Fair - Pequot Lakes Brainerd Lakes Chamber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 14
6 pm - Lowering of the Beans Ceremony

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

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

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

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

Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 14   Early Ford V8 Car Show
Come see 1932 to 1953 vehicles produced by the Ford Motor Company during the 2015 CENTRAL NATIONAL MEET JULY 14, 2015 at the East Gull Lake Airport.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.earlyfordv8.org/
Location:   East Gull Lake Airport
Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Jonathan Ward, Cragun's Resort
Email:   jward@craguns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 14, 2015
9 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 14   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 14   Miniature Gardens Class
Join Jennifer Knutson for this free and informative class thanks to the U of MN Extension Office Master Gardeners. Learn about design for terrarium, dish gardens and outdoor miniature gardens. Gain knowledge about dwarf plants and accessories, plus how to get creative with what you've got on hand! 
 
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 S. 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Library, 218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   July 14, 2015
12 - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Register for class by calling the library.
Jul 14   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jul 14   Business After Hours - Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf

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

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

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

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

Cuyuna Rolling Hills will also be hosting a fun 9 hole two person golf scramble prior to Business After Hours starting at 2:00 p.m. To register a team for the scramble please email cuyunarollinghills@outlook.com or call 218-534-3489.  Cost is only $20 per person!


 

Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunarollinghillsgolf.com/
Location:   Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf
24410 State Highway 210
Deerwood, MN 56444
Contact:   Terry Thompson
Email:   terry251@live.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 14, 2015
4:30-6 pm
Golf Scramble 2:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jul 14   Wellness Workshop
Come and learn how to feed your body with the proper nutrition and how to use essential oils to support a healthy lifestyle!

Have some fun with drawings, samples and laughs while learning some pretty cool stuff!

RSVP with payment to reserve a seat (limited seating available)
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 Cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday July 14, 2015
 6 - 8 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $10 Includes items you make and a delicious smoothie!
RSVP with payment to reserve a seat (limited seating available)
Jul 14   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 15   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   July 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jul 15   Bazaar and Bake Sale
Our Savior's Lutheran Church Bazaar and Bake Sale

Granny's Attic
Home-Made Pie, Coffee
and
Fresh hot-off-the-girll LEFSE

Craft and Bake Sale
 
Date:   July 15, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://oslcpequotlakes.org
Location:   1/2 block west of the stoplights in Pequot Lakes
Contact:   218-568-4670
Email:   oslcpq@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, July 15, 2015
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 
Jul 15   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 15, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 15   A Minnesota Country Sampler Picnic - Northland Arboretum
Enjoy an evening of family fun!  Stroll through the grounds at the Arb, sampling fare from more than twenty-five local restaurants, resorts and other Central Minnesota vendors specializing in tasty Minnesota treats! All proceeds benefit the Northland Arboretum. Tickets available at the Arboretum.
  • Square dancing
  • Food sampling
  • Beer tasting
  • Petting zoo
  • Pig roast dinner
  • Live music - two bands
  • Children's games
  • Wine tasting
  • Farmer's market
  • Country Store
  • Much more
Date:   July 15, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/509
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, July 15, 2015
4 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:  $15 for adults
               $5 for kids ages 5-15
               Kids under 4 are free
Jul 15   Yoga with The Crossfire Group!
Join our group and ride to Crosby for some light Yoga workouts! Space is limited so call ahead if you can.
Date:   July 15, 2015
Time:   04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Meet at The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (can text too) (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays through September
Meet at The Crossfire at 4:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage Class Fees are posted on Lightroom Yoga's Website: www.lightroomyoga.com
Jul 15   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   July 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jul 16   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   July 16, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Jul 16   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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




 
Contact:   218-828-7583
Date/Time Details:   July 16, 2015
9 - 11 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 16   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 16   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 16   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 4.30 pm and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
4:30-5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jul 16   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jul 16   Steel Magnolias
The Brainerd Community Theatre at Central Lakes College will present the in-house theatre production of Steel Magnolias, July 16-18 & 23-25. Steel Magnolias is the heartstring-tugging story of the lives of six remarkable Southern women who face all that life can throw at them. With the delicacy of magnolia flowers and the strength of steel, this marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the iconic film version of Robert Harling?s funny, moving play.
Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Theatre Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   July 16-18 & 23-25
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   General seating tickets are $10 Adult, $7 Under 18. Purchase online or call the Theatre Box Office 218-855-8199. Groups of 10+ receive a 15% discount (applies to Adult ticket types only).
Jul 17 - Jul 19   CRA Superbike Racing
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Date:   July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 17 - 19, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Jul 17   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 17   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 17   Pine River Duck Races

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

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

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

Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 17   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jul 17   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jul 17   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 17   Steel Magnolias
The Brainerd Community Theatre at Central Lakes College will present the in-house theatre production of Steel Magnolias, July 16-18 & 23-25. Steel Magnolias is the heartstring-tugging story of the lives of six remarkable Southern women who face all that life can throw at them. With the delicacy of magnolia flowers and the strength of steel, this marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the iconic film version of Robert Harling?s funny, moving play.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Theatre Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   July 16-18 & 23-25
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   General seating tickets are $10 Adult, $7 Under 18. Purchase online or call the Theatre Box Office 218-855-8199. Groups of 10+ receive a 15% discount (applies to Adult ticket types only).
Jul 18   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   July 18, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Jul 18   2015 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
The Crosslake Ideal Lions will host monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures in the heart of Crosslake!   July 18, August 15 and Sept 26
Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Route 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Doreen Gallaway 218-838-8219
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 18, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
Jul 18   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 18   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

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

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 18   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

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

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

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

Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jul 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 18   Pelican Woods Cemetery Monarch Butterfly Release
Pelican Woods Cemetery and Nature Trail at Breezy Point invite you to participate in the 11th annual Monarch Butterfly Release!

Bring your lawn chair and camera for pictures for the real butterflies and the "larger than life" model butterfly. All children present are invited to be in the parade to the wildflower meadow!

Refreshments

Butterflies are available for purchase at the Breezy Point City Hall ($10.00)

Pelican Woods Cemetery and Nature Trail includes gardens originally designed by “University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Crow Wing County”.  Ongoing maintenance and expansion of the gardens includes many community volunteers as well as Master Gardeners.
 
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cityofbreezypointmn.us
Location:   Pelican Woods Cemetery and Nature Trail is located one-half mile north of the intersection of County Roads 11 and 4 in the City of Breezy Point, then 1 block west on Ski Chalet Drive
(8676 Ski Chalet Drive).  For more information call 218-562-4441.
 
Contact:   Breezy Point City Hall 218-562-4441
Date/Time Details:   July 18, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No Admission Fee
Rain or Shine!
 
 
Jul 18   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 15, 2015
Doors open at 4:00 PM  Race at 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators
Jul 18   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Patty and the Buttons - (featuring a special gust vocalist) Based out of Minneapolis, this band has made its musical mark playing original and traditional jazz tunes with influences including New Orleans jazz and early blues.  Music enjoyed by all; fell free to dance in the grass!


Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Jul 18   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 18   Steel Magnolias
The Brainerd Community Theatre at Central Lakes College will present the in-house theatre production of Steel Magnolias, July 16-18 & 23-25. Steel Magnolias is the heartstring-tugging story of the lives of six remarkable Southern women who face all that life can throw at them. With the delicacy of magnolia flowers and the strength of steel, this marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the iconic film version of Robert Harling?s funny, moving play.
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Theatre Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   July 16-18 & 23-25
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   General seating tickets are $10 Adult, $7 Under 18. Purchase online or call the Theatre Box Office 218-855-8199. Groups of 10+ receive a 15% discount (applies to Adult ticket types only).
Jul 18   31st Annual Lower Hay Lake Fireworks
Don’t miss some of the best fireworks of the year! Held over Hay Lake of the Whitefish Chain. See by boat or by car. The fireworks are set off from the public access on the south shore and are visible from Lower Hay Lake, most of Upper Whitefish Lake, Upper Hay Lake, Nelson Lake, Bertha Lake and others. There are also many good viewing points from land as well.
 
 
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.friendsoflowerhay.org/
Location:   Lower Hay Lake (west end of Whitefish Chain of Lakes)
Contact:   Friends of Lower Hay Lake http://www.friendsoflowerhay.org/friends_of_lower_hay_014.htm
Email:   folh.web@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 18, 2015 at dusk
Jul 19   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

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

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

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   July 19, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 19   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   July 19, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Jul 20   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   July 20, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 20, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Jul 20   A Matter of Balance: Reducing your Risk of Falls class
Do you have concerns about falling? Possibly the concern is for a loved one or neighbor. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance: Reducing your Risk of Falls provides education on fall prevention so you can have confidence and independence to do the things you enjoy!
 
The Matter of Balance class meet sweekly on Mondays until July 27 from 9 – 11 am at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S 5th St, Brainerd.
 
If you are wondering if this class is for you, this is who should attend:
• anyone concerned about falls
• anyone interested in improving balance flexibility and strength
• anyone who has fallen in the past
• anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
 
A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Content of the classes include:
• view falls as controllable
• set goals for increasing activity
• make changes to reduce fall risks at home
• exercise to increase strength and balance
 
Essentia Health, Crow Wing Energized and A Matter of Balance are pleased to offer this class free, however class size is limited. To register, please call: 218-855-5458 or online at CrowWingEnergized.org.
Date:   July 20, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.CrowWingEnergized.org
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-5458 to register
Date/Time Details:   Weekly on Mondays beginning June 1 through July 27, 2015
9 - 11 am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 20   Elvis is Back at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Elvis is Back at Manhattan Beach Lodge - Performing only one show
$35 per person - limited seating available - call for reservations 218-692-3381

This dinner show includes your choice of one of the following:
- Walleye Pan fried or broiled served with wild rice
- Prime Rib served with garlic mashed potatoes
- Chicken Marsala services with garlic mashed potatoes
Entrees served with your choice of soup or salad
 

 

 

 

 

Date:   July 20, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   July 20, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person includes choice of dinner entree
Limited seating available - call for reservations
Jul 21   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   July 21, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 21, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for Details
Jul 21   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   July 21, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 21   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   July 21, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 21   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 21, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jul 21   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 22   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   July 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jul 22   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 22, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 22   Yoga with The Crossfire Group!
Join our group and ride to Crosby for some light Yoga workouts! Space is limited so call ahead if you can.
Date:   July 22, 2015
Time:   04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Meet at The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (can text too) (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays through September
Meet at The Crossfire at 4:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage Class Fees are posted on Lightroom Yoga's Website: www.lightroomyoga.com
Jul 22   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   July 22, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jul 23   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   July 23, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Jul 23   The Cottage Place Art School Pottery Class
New to Crosslake this summer - A school designed to provide classes for adults that will inspire, encourage and strengthen your creativity and ability.  Our medium is clay. We offer four day weekend sessions with a maximum class size of 8.  Our class structure is a balance between demonstrations, formal instruction in the loft, guided instruction as a class, independent work time, one-on-one instruction.  These classes are for everyone, experienced and those new to working with clay.
Instructor Eileen Kulseth is a Licensed Visual Arts Teacher, Professional Potter for 36 years and holds a B.A. in Studio Arts. She beleives everyone has the desire and need to be creative.  Visit CottagePlaceStudio.com to read her personal story and to download registration form.
Date:   July 23, 2015
Website:   http://CottagePlaceStudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School
33703 Antler Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593 or 218-251-8487
Date/Time Details:   Session 1    June 11-14  (Thurs - Sun)
Session 2    June 25-28  (Thurs - Sun)
Session 3    July 9-12     (Thurs - Sun)
Session 4    July 23-26    (Thurs- Sun)

 
Fees/Admission:   $300 per 4 day weekend (includes 2 lunches, 1 continental breakfast, 25 Ibs of clay, glaze and firing)
Jul 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

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

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

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

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

Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 23   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 23   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 23   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 4.30 pm and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
4:30-5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jul 23   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

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

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 23   Steel Magnolias
The Brainerd Community Theatre at Central Lakes College will present the in-house theatre production of Steel Magnolias, July 16-18 & 23-25. Steel Magnolias is the heartstring-tugging story of the lives of six remarkable Southern women who face all that life can throw at them. With the delicacy of magnolia flowers and the strength of steel, this marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the iconic film version of Robert Harling?s funny, moving play.
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Theatre Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   July 16-18 & 23-25
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   General seating tickets are $10 Adult, $7 Under 18. Purchase online or call the Theatre Box Office 218-855-8199. Groups of 10+ receive a 15% discount (applies to Adult ticket types only).
Jul 24 - Jul 26   Garrison Play Days Festival
Friday Night
Pig and Turkey Roast Competition
Co-ed Softball Tourney
Meat Raffle
Live Band 8 – midnight – VFW parking lot – Mr. Bones
 
Saturday
Co-ed Softball and Volleyball Tourney
Grand Parade
Horseshoe Tourney
Kid’s Coin Hunt
Kid’s Games
Kid’s Pinata
Kid’s Entertainment – Twirley Sue and Crew
Craft Fair
Home Run Derby
Decked out Golf Cart Parade
Propane Burn
Live Band – VFW Parking Lot – Eagle River Band 8 – midnight
 
Sunday
Church service under the tent
Car and Bike Show
Leader Area Pig Races
Craft Fair
Cribbage
Co- ed Softball and Volleyball Tourney
Kid’s Pedal Pull Competition
Kid’s Ice Cream eating contest
Texas Hold’em
Raffle Drawings
 
Medallion Hunt begins Saturday at noon and ends Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 5 pm if not found earlier.
 
Raffle tickets sold with cash prizes ranging from $2,000 – $100. $2.00 each
 
Beer Garden Friday 5 – Midnight, Saturday Noon – Midnight, Sunday Noon – 6 pm
Date:   July 24, 2015 - July 26, 2015
Website:   http://garrisonmn.com
Location:   Garrison, MN
Contact:   Festival Questions, Kathy or Myron, 218-839-6042 or 218-851-2389 Softball Tournament Questions, Mark, 320-692-4330 Volleyball Questions, Tara, 218-851-8890
Date/Time Details:   July 24-26, 2015
Jul 24   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 24   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 24   Pine River Duck Races

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

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

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

Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 24   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jul 24   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jul 24   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 24 - Jul 25   Internationally Acclaimed Pop Pianist & Vocalist Phil Thompson at Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is hosting a special weekend performance with internationally acclaimed pop pianist & vocalist Phil Thompson as part of their summer music series. Phil, who is an official Kawai endorsed touring artist and Twin Cities native, has performed across the globe at venues including Mandalay Bay and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand in Macau China (which lead to a featured article in Cosmopolitan Magazine - Hong Kong), and the Sofitel Bora Bora as well as many of the globe's top sporting events including the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York for 3 years in a row, the Shanghai Rolex Masters and China Open in Beijing, the Rogers Cup in Toronto, as well as the Wendy's 3 Tour Challenge in Las Vegas. As Phil?s Love Themes from the Silver Screen album continues to chart on iTunes in the ?Top 20? Love Themes albums, he has also served as an opening act for artists including David Foster, Brian McKnight, The Canadian Tenors, Charice, and Clay Aiken just to name a few. Additionally, Phil continues to headline several cruise events each year having partnered with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and most recently Princess Cruises for 5 of their 2015 Winter Escapes. ?We?re beyond excited to have Phil joining us this summer? said Bar Harbor Supper Club General Manager and Executive Chef P.J. Severson. ?We?re always striving to have the best food and drinks in the area and this summer we?ll have the best music too!?. For more information on Phil, please visit his official website & facebook pages: www.philthompson.com www.facebook.com/philthompsonfanpage All of Phil?s upcoming performances at Bar Harbor Supper Club are free and open to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged. For Reservations, please call Bar Harbor Supper Club at: 218-963-2568
Date:   July 24, 2015 - July 25, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://barharborsupperclub.com
Location:   Bar Harbor
8164 Interlachen Rd
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Contact:   Bar Harbor, (218) 963-2568
Email:   pjsbrd76@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   July 24 & 25, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   All of Phil's upcoming performances at Bar Harbor Supper Club are free and open to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Jul 24   Steel Magnolias
The Brainerd Community Theatre at Central Lakes College will present the in-house theatre production of Steel Magnolias, July 16-18 & 23-25. Steel Magnolias is the heartstring-tugging story of the lives of six remarkable Southern women who face all that life can throw at them. With the delicacy of magnolia flowers and the strength of steel, this marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the iconic film version of Robert Harling?s funny, moving play.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Theatre Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   July 16-18 & 23-25
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   General seating tickets are $10 Adult, $7 Under 18. Purchase online or call the Theatre Box Office 218-855-8199. Groups of 10+ receive a 15% discount (applies to Adult ticket types only).
Jul 25   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   July 25, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Jul 25   Paddle in the Park - Kayaking
Paddle at the Park
Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking.  Age 10+ Kids (under 14 must have an adult along) and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center - pond behind the tennis courts
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 218-692-4271
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
June 13 and 27, 2015
July 11 and 25, 2015
August 8 and 22, 2015

 
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person
Jul 25   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 25   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

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

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

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

Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jul 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 25   Northern Lights Casino presnets Kickin It Old Skool
Classic hip hop
Starting at 4:30pm
TONE LOC & NAUGHTY BY NATURE
At 7pm
SIR MIX-A-LOT & SALT N PEPA
Closing out the event at 10pn
MORRIS DAY & THE TIME
MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ATTEND.
General admission is standing room only.
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road NW
Walker, MN  56484
 
Contact:   (800) 252-7529
Date/Time Details:   July 25, 2015
Starting at 4:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $54/$64/$44
Jul 25   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Jerry Rodes Band - This band promises cover tunes of an eclectic blend of past and present; country and pop.  They continue to captivate audiences of all ages.  Always considered a crowd-pleaser!  Let's have some fun!

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Jul 25   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 25   Steel Magnolias
The Brainerd Community Theatre at Central Lakes College will present the in-house theatre production of Steel Magnolias, July 16-18 & 23-25. Steel Magnolias is the heartstring-tugging story of the lives of six remarkable Southern women who face all that life can throw at them. With the delicacy of magnolia flowers and the strength of steel, this marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the iconic film version of Robert Harling?s funny, moving play.
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Theatre Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   July 16-18 & 23-25
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   General seating tickets are $10 Adult, $7 Under 18. Purchase online or call the Theatre Box Office 218-855-8199. Groups of 10+ receive a 15% discount (applies to Adult ticket types only).
Jul 26   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   July 26, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Jul 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 26, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jul 26   Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Enjoy Live Music on the Patio every Sunday at 1 pm while sipping on our Sunday Funday $3 Tap of the Day and $3 Drink of the Day!  

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

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   July 26, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 27   A Matter of Balance: Reducing your Risk of Falls class
Do you have concerns about falling? Possibly the concern is for a loved one or neighbor. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance: Reducing your Risk of Falls provides education on fall prevention so you can have confidence and independence to do the things you enjoy!
 
The Matter of Balance class meet sweekly on Mondays until July 27 from 9 – 11 am at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S 5th St, Brainerd.
 
If you are wondering if this class is for you, this is who should attend:
• anyone concerned about falls
• anyone interested in improving balance flexibility and strength
• anyone who has fallen in the past
• anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
 
A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Content of the classes include:
• view falls as controllable
• set goals for increasing activity
• make changes to reduce fall risks at home
• exercise to increase strength and balance
 
Essentia Health, Crow Wing Energized and A Matter of Balance are pleased to offer this class free, however class size is limited. To register, please call: 218-855-5458 or online at CrowWingEnergized.org.
Date:   July 27, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.CrowWingEnergized.org
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-5458 to register
Date/Time Details:   Weekly on Mondays beginning June 1 through July 27, 2015
9 - 11 am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 28   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 28   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 28   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Jul 28   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 29   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   July 29, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Jul 29   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 29, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 29   Yoga with The Crossfire Group!
Join our group and ride to Crosby for some light Yoga workouts! Space is limited so call ahead if you can.
Date:   July 29, 2015
Time:   04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Meet at The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (can text too) (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays through September
Meet at The Crossfire at 4:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage Class Fees are posted on Lightroom Yoga's Website: www.lightroomyoga.com
Jul 29   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   July 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jul 30   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   July 30, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Jul 30   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 30 - Aug 01   Crosslake Library Annual Book Sale 2015
Thousands of books are available for purchase at the Crosslake Annual Book Sale.  All proceeds are used to support the library. 
Date:   July 30, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Rd
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-4271
Date/Time Details:   July 30 - August 1, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
Jul 30   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 30   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 30   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 4.30 pm and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
4:30-5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Jul 31 - Aug 02   BIR Powercruise
Powercruise, the premier modified car event in the country, returns to BIR this year. It's known as the place where you can do everything with your car that you’re not allowed to do anywhere else. Powercruise allows YOU to drive YOUR car on BIR's race track along with other like-minded petrol heads in the cruising sessions, where you can cruise next to the toughest modified street machines, hot rods, imports and drag cars, whether they're turbo charged, supercharged, nitrous injected…all with your family and friends in the car with you! The weekend includes events like powerskids (longest rolling burnouts), off-street drags (old-style street flag drop), drifting, burnouts Aussie-style, Dyno comps, Show & Shine, Miss Powercruise stage shows and heaps more fun stuff. On-site camping is available.
 
Date:   July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218.824.7223
Date/Time Details:   July 31 - August 2, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Jul 31   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 31   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Jul 31   Pine River Duck Races

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

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

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

Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 31   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Jul 31   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Jul 31   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 31   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 01   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 1, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 01   34th Annual Crosslake Dam Run 5K & 10K
Join the 34th Annual Crosslake Dam Run. Both the 5K and 10K are USATF certified  and chip timed. Both races start at 8 a.m. and start and end at the same location. The starting and registration areas are located just north of the Crosslake business district a the Town Square, on Swann Drive. There will be ample parking and toilet facilities available. All participants receive a T-shirt, refreshments and an opportunity for door prizes.

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

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 01   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

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

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 01   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

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

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

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

Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Aug 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 01   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Cactus Blossoms - It has taken two years to book this band.  Young brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum grew up in Northeast Minneapolis, but have toured the world playing their special sound of vintage country.  Listen to their hypnotic harmonies and unforgettable songs and you will understand why they are in high demand.  What was old is hip again.

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Aug 01   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 02   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 2, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 02   Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Enjoy Live Music on the Patio every Sunday at 1 pm while sipping on our Sunday Funday $3 Tap of the Day and $3 Drink of the Day!  

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

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   August 2, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 03   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   August 3, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 3, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Aug 04   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   August 4, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for Details
Aug 04 - Aug 08   Crow Wing County Fair
The fair began as an agricultural event for the purpose of providing a place for county residents to exhibit their products. Youth projects such as 4-H and FFA were able to enter and compete for prizes. While many aspects of the fair have changed over the years, the main philosophy remains the same, to provide opportunity for our patronage to touch base with the agricultural heritage of Crow Wing County.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

$239/person for LAHRA members

$239/person for Chamber members

$289/person for Non-members

Register Online

Aug 04   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 04   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Aug 04   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 05   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   August 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Aug 05   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 05   Yoga with The Crossfire Group!
Join our group and ride to Crosby for some light Yoga workouts! Space is limited so call ahead if you can.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Meet at The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (can text too) (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays through September
Meet at The Crossfire at 4:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage Class Fees are posted on Lightroom Yoga's Website: www.lightroomyoga.com
Aug 05   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 5, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators
Aug 05   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Aug 06   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   August 6, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Aug 06   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 06   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 06   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 06   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 4.30 pm and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
4:30-5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Aug 06   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

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

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 07 - Aug 08   This Old Farm Pioneer Days
Paul Bunyan Land presents "This Old Farm Annual Pioneer Days." Come join us for our 36th annual two day event when This Old Farm Pioneer Village comes to life. Watch a daily parade of antique tractors, cars and steam engines. Witness steam engines work, a fully operating sawmill, black powder demonstrations, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to relive the good 'ole days!
Date:   August 7, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.paulbunyandland.com
Location:   This Old Farm/Paul Bunyan Land
17553 State Highway 18
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Paul Bunyan Land and This Old Farm Pioneer Village, (218) 764-2524
Email:   info@paulbunyanland.com
Date/Time Details:   August 8 & 9, 2015
 
Aug 07   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 07   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 07   Pine River Duck Races

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

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

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

Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Aug 07   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Aug 07   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Aug 07   First Friday At Franklin
This event will be an afternoon/evening event that will have a different theme each month, and have activities to fit that theme, along with music and other performances, food and drink, and as many open studios and galleries as possible.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.artspace.org/properties/franklinlofts/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Email:   franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of the month
5 - 9 pm
Aug 07   First Friday at Franklin!
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. This family-friendly evening consists of a children's art exhibit (submissions accepted prior to the event), open artist studios, multiple gallery openings, open mic nights, food and drinks, art projects, and much more! 

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

First Fridays at Franklin - it's the place to be!
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of each month.
5 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Aug 07   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 08   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 08 - Aug 09   BIR Bracket Drag Racing Series
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
Date:   August 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 8 - 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 08   Paddle in the Park - Kayaking
Paddle at the Park
Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking.  Age 10+ Kids (under 14 must have an adult along) and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center - pond behind the tennis courts
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 218-692-4271
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
June 13 and 27, 2015
July 11 and 25, 2015
August 8 and 22, 2015

 
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person
Aug 08   Flipside Kids 2nd Saturdays at Franklin Arts Center
Join Flipside Kids on the second Saturdays for fun-filled opportunities for creative expression.
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2015
July 11, 2015
August, 2015
September 12, 2015
10 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Suggested material fee donation: $3/child or $5/family
No child will be turned away because of financial need.
Aug 08   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 08   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

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

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

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

Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Aug 08   Big Bill's Lil' Rubber Duckie Race - Brainerd Jaycees
The Brainerd Jaycees will be dropping Rubber Duckies off the Laurel Street Bridge (by the Brainerd Fire Station) at 1 pm. The duckies will swim down the Mississippi River to Kiwanis Park where the race ends and the first 35 duckies will win prizes. Must be 18 to purchase a ticket. The race will be held rain or shine but in the event of severe weather please check our website to see if the race will be delayed or canceled.
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdjaycees.com
Location:   The Mississippi River off the Laurel Street Bridge.
The finish line is near Kiwanis Park.
Contact:   Gretchen Nelson, 218-829-9084
Date/Time Details:   August 8, 2015
1 pm - race begins.
9 am - 12:30 pm - Tickets sold at duckie launch location.
Fees/Admission:   Anyone over age 18 is eligible to adopt one of the $5.00 duckies. Tickets can be purchased at Pine and College Square, from LAYSA members and from the Brainerd Jaycees.
Aug 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 08   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 08   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is The Plott Hounds - Let's call the sound: Americana Rock and Roll.  The band infuses their music with a blend of just about everything to create a modern, spirited, Southern-rock sound.  Seeing this band perform live is what summer is all about - fun!

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Aug 09   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 9, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 09   Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Enjoy Live Music on the Patio every Sunday at 1 pm while sipping on our Sunday Funday $3 Tap of the Day and $3 Drink of the Day!  

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

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   August 9, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   August 10, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Aug 11   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 11   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 11   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Aug 11   "What is my joint pain telling me"? Seminar
The Joint Wellness Center at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center wants to help educate the residents of the Brained Lakes Area with “What is my joint pain telling me?” free educational seminar. They have partnered with local experts from Northern Orthopedics to share information on warning signs and treatment options.
 
Topics include surgical and non-surgical treatment options by Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Paul Rud of Northern Orthopedics, Ltd. While joint replacements used to be recommended only for people age 70 and older, many younger people now get the work done and experience lasting relief from the chronic pain of arthritis allowing them to return to the activities they enjoy.
 
Attendees will also hear a testimonial from Anna Fitzpatrick of Brainerd, a joint replacement patient sharing her personal journey, and learn stretching activities they can do at home from Mike Steichen, Physical Therapist and Director of Rehabilitation at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s–Rehabilitation Clinic.
 
Everyone will have an opportunity to ask the experts questions, as well as enjoy light appetizers and beverages.
 
Registration is requested for this free education event. Register online at EssentiaHealth.org/JointWellnessCenter or call 218-828-7583.
 
Additional seminars will be held as follows:
Tuesday, July 14 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at The Convention Center in Aitkin
Tuesday, August 11 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Whitefish Lodge & Suites in Crosslake
Tuesday, September 15 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Pequot Lakes
You may also register for these sessions at EssentiaHealth.org/JointWellnessCenter or at 218.828.7583.

 
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/JointWellnessCenter
Location:   Whitefish Lodge & Suites
14150 Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-828-7583 to register
Date/Time Details:   August 11, 2015
4 - 5:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 11   Business After Hours - Edgewood Vista Senior Living

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

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

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

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

Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://edgewoodseniorliving.com/community/edgewood-vista-in-brainerd-mn
Location:   Edgewood Vista Senior Living
14890 Beaver Dam Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Billie Linstad
Email:   LynetteL@Edgewoodvista.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 11, 2015
4:30-6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Aug 11   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 12   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   August 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Aug 12   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Aug 12   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 12   BusinessNOW at Crosslake Communications
Join Crosslake Communications as they host BusinessNOW during their Annual Open House and Picnic on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 11 am to 3 pm at their location in Crosslake.

Enjoy a free picnic lunch and tour Crosslake Communications to learn more about their services that they offer.

Chamber members and guests are not required to register for this event since there will not be a formal lunch or presentation.  Attend any time from 11 am - 3 pm.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://webinfo@crosslake.net
Location:   Crosslake Communications
35910 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Sue Galligan
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, August 12, 2015
11 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 12   Yoga with The Crossfire Group!
Join our group and ride to Crosby for some light Yoga workouts! Space is limited so call ahead if you can.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Meet at The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (can text too) (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays through September
Meet at The Crossfire at 4:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage Class Fees are posted on Lightroom Yoga's Website: www.lightroomyoga.com
Aug 12   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Aug 13   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   August 13, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Aug 13   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

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

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

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

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

Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 13   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 13   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 13   Lake Country Crafts & Cones Ice Cream Eating Contest
For more than 10 years Lake Country Crafts & Cones has been hosting an annual ice cream eating contest!  With categories for all ages, it's not just the kids who dive into the bowls to compete.
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones
36084 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones 218-692-4411
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 13, 2015
3 p.m.
Aug 13   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 4.30 pm and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
4:30-5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Aug 14   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 14   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 14   Pine River Duck Races

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

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

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

Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Aug 14   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Aug 14   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Aug 14   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 15   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 15   BIR ChumpCar Series
The ChumpCar World Series, featuring $500 junkers, will be at BIR for the Donnybrooke 12 Hour Classic. Teams of four drivers will race for 12 straight hours in a marathon endure on BIR’s original 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course. It’s entertaining racing for the whole family and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   August 15, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 15, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 15   2015 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
The Crosslake Ideal Lions will host monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures in the heart of Crosslake! August 15 and Sept 26
Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Route 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Doreen Gallaway 218-838-8219
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 15, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
Aug 15   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 15   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

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

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 15   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Sell Out Stereo - A high-energy band from Minneapolis playing a variety of music spanning six decades.  The group collectively brings years of experience, both on a regional and national level.  Sell Out Stereo knows how to entertain!

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Aug 15   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 16   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

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

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

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   August 16, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 16   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a great day of networking and fun!

Included With Your 18 Hole Registration...

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


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

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

 

Golf in style with ARGYLE!   
Golfers are known for their sometimes outlandish attire.  Plaid, paisley or hot pink polos.  This year we want to see your ARGYLE!  Come dressed to impress to the Chamber Golf Tournament in your best argyle duds.  Be a winner for your style, even if you're over par!  Stay tuned for more....

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

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


 

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

SCHEDULE
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. -  Registration
7:30 - 9 a.m. -  Buffet Breakfast
9 a.m. - Shotgun start
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
2 p.m. - Chipping Contest/Appetizer station/Cash Bar/Prizes/Winner Recognition
3 p.m. - Program
Fees/Admission:  
Aug 19   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 19   Yoga with The Crossfire Group!
Join our group and ride to Crosby for some light Yoga workouts! Space is limited so call ahead if you can.
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Meet at The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (can text too) (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays through September
Meet at The Crossfire at 4:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage Class Fees are posted on Lightroom Yoga's Website: www.lightroomyoga.com
Aug 19   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Aug 20   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   August 20, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Aug 20 - Aug 23   NHRA Nationals
The NHRA features the world’s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans and an experience like no other.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 20   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 20   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 20   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 20   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 4.30 pm and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
4:30-5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Aug 20   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:   August 20, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Aug 20   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

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

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 21 - Aug 23   Mille Lacs Band Traditional Powwow

American Indian dancers from across the country will participate in traditional dances and drum ceremonies during the annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Powwow.

Before each day’s dances, there is a Grand Entry, in which the dancers dressed in brightly colored regalia proceed onto the powwow grounds for an opening ceremony.  The Grand Entry times are:

Friday at 7:00 pm

Saturday at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Sunday at 1:00 pm


Along with the powwow, the event will include princess and brave contests; food; crafts; raffle drawings; adult and youth horseshoe tournaments; a parade on Saturday, and a fun run sponsored by the Mille Lacs Indian Museum.  All events will take place at the powwow grounds.

No alcohol, drugs or fireworks allowed.

Date:   August 21, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/Iskigamizigan
Location:   Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds on the west side of Mille Lacs Lake, 12 miles north of Onamia on Highway 169, follow signs.
Contact:   320-532-7517
Date/Time Details:   August 21 - 13, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Free admission, camping, showers, firewood.  (off-site firewood prohibited)
Aug 21   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 21   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 21   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Aug 21   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Aug 21   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 21 - Aug 22   Internationally Acclaimed Pop Pianist & Vocalist Phil Thompson at Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor Supper Club is hosting a special weekend performance with internationally acclaimed pop pianist & vocalist Phil Thompson as part of their summer music series. Phil, who is an official Kawai endorsed touring artist and Twin Cities native, has performed across the globe at venues including Mandalay Bay and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand in Macau China (which lead to a featured article in Cosmopolitan Magazine - Hong Kong), and the Sofitel Bora Bora as well as many of the globe's top sporting events including the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York for 3 years in a row, the Shanghai Rolex Masters and China Open in Beijing, the Rogers Cup in Toronto, as well as the Wendy's 3 Tour Challenge in Las Vegas. As Phil?s Love Themes from the Silver Screen album continues to chart on iTunes in the ?Top 20? Love Themes albums, he has also served as an opening act for artists including David Foster, Brian McKnight, The Canadian Tenors, Charice, and Clay Aiken just to name a few. Additionally, Phil continues to headline several cruise events each year having partnered with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and most recently Princess Cruises for 5 of their 2015 Winter Escapes. ?We?re beyond excited to have Phil joining us this summer? said Bar Harbor Supper Club General Manager and Executive Chef P.J. Severson. ?We?re always striving to have the best food and drinks in the area and this summer we?ll have the best music too!?. For more information on Phil, please visit his official website & facebook pages: www.philthompson.com www.facebook.com/philthompsonfanpage All of Phil?s upcoming performances at Bar Harbor Supper Club are free and open to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged. For Reservations, please call Bar Harbor Supper Club at: 218-963-2568
Date:   August 21, 2015 - August 22, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://barharborsupperclub.com
Location:   Bar Harbor
8164 Interlachen Rd.
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Contact:   Bar Harbor, (218) 963-2568
Email:   pjsbrd76@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   August 21 & 22 2015
7:30 - 10:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   All of Phil's upcoming performances at Bar Harbor are free and open to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Aug 22   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 22   Kaleidoscope 5K Fun Run
The Second Annual Kaleidoscope 5K Fun Run and Walk for Hope involves people of all ages having fun and raising funds for MN Adult & Teen Challenge.

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

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

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


Finish Line:  Prizes and refreshments
Performance by the MN Adult & Teen Challenge Choir
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Website:   http://www.mntc.org
Location:   Berrywood Drive between Hwy 48 and College Road (South of Heritage Assembly Church)
Contact:   218-833-8749
Email:   centralcampus@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 22, 2015
8:00 AM Registration and Fund Collection Opens
9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
9:30 AM Walk/Run Begins
Fees/Admission:   Registration is $25 per person; kids 5 and under are free. We encourage each participant to try to raise $200 to help support the mission of Teen Challenge.
Aug 22   Paddle in the Park - Kayaking
Paddle at the Park
Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking.  Age 10+ Kids (under 14 must have an adult along) and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center - pond behind the tennis courts
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 218-692-4271
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
June 13 and 27, 2015
July 11 and 25, 2015
August 8 and 22, 2015

 
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person
Aug 22   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 22   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 22   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Killer Hayseeds - The Killer Hayseeds have been one of the top Midwestern country bands for over 20 years.  They have some new musicians blending with some of the original members.  We think this band is something special - you will, too!

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Aug 23   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 23, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 23, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Aug 23   Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Enjoy Live Music on the Patio every Sunday at 1 pm while sipping on our Sunday Funday $3 Tap of the Day and $3 Drink of the Day!  

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

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   August 23, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 23   1st Annual NLYHA Golf Tournament
Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association will be holding its first annual golf tournament on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Deacon’s Lodge in Breezy Point.  The event will be a four person scramble with a shot-gun start at 1:00 pm with a BBQ dinner and awards banquet following.  The proceeds will be used for a dehumidification system at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby, which is one of the two rinks we utilize as an association for practices and games.  Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-driven organization serving 250 players across the school districts and communities of Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus.
Date:   August 23, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlakeslightning.com
Location:   Deacon's Lodge, Breezy Point, MN
Email:   northernlakeslightning@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 23, 2015
1:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Individual Golfer $125.00
Foursome: $500
Sponsorship Information
Aug 25   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 25   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 25   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 26 - Aug 30   Lakes Bluegrass Festival

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

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


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

 

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

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

MAIN STAGE

Thursday, August 27

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

Friday, August 28

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

12:40 PM

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

SUPPER BREAK

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

Saturday, August 29

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

12:40 PM

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

SUPPER BREAK

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

Sunday, August 24

Time Band
10:00 AM Porcupine Creek

10:40 AM

The Berge Family
11:30 AM The Lonesome Tradition
12:20 PM The Platte Valley Boys
1:10 PM The Berge Family
2:00 PM Shows Over!
Date:   August 26, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Website:   http://www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com/
Location:   525 First St N
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   Tim Roggenkamp, 218-568-5559
Email:   rogge@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   August 27 - 30, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
Entire week end    $49
3 days                   $39
2 days                   $29
Any single day      $19
Aug 26   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 26   Yoga with The Crossfire Group!
Join our group and ride to Crosby for some light Yoga workouts! Space is limited so call ahead if you can.
Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Meet at The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (can text too) (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays through September
Meet at The Crossfire at 4:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage Class Fees are posted on Lightroom Yoga's Website: www.lightroomyoga.com
Aug 26   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Aug 27   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   August 27, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Aug 27   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 27   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 27   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 27   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 27   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 4.30 pm and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
4:30-5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Aug 28 - Aug 30   CRA Superbike Racing
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Date:   August 28, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 28 - 30, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
Aug 28   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 28   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 28   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Aug 28   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Aug 28   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 29   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 29, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 29   Lum Park Disc Golf Tournament
36 hole tournament. 6 divisions. Players will draw for partners in their division in the first round. Bring your own discs.
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_discgolf.htm
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 29, 2015
9 am - 3 pm
9 am - Registration at the Lum Park Office
10 am - Start time
Fees/Admission:   $10 to play $5 extra for a shirt
Winners receive a new Disc and "Free Entry" for next years tournament.
Aug 29   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 29   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

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

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 29   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Licensed 2 Thrill - A Twin Cities-based band that celebrates a wide array of musical genres.  Yes, they play "a little bit of everything" in a big, fabulous way!  The seven member band is devoted to creating fun for all to enjoy.

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Aug 29   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 30   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

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

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

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   August 30, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 31   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   August 31, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 31, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Sep 01   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

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

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

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

Date:   September 1, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 01   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 02   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 02   Yoga with The Crossfire Group!
Join our group and ride to Crosby for some light Yoga workouts! Space is limited so call ahead if you can.
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Meet at The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (can text too) (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays through September
Meet at The Crossfire at 4:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage Class Fees are posted on Lightroom Yoga's Website: www.lightroomyoga.com
Sep 02   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Gates open at 4 pm.
 
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 2, 2015
Gates open at 4 pm. Racing starts at 5 pm and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Sep 02   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Sep 03   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

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

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

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

Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 03   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 03   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 03   Walking Club - The Crossfire

Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 4.30 pm and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. End back at The Crossfire and have a beverage with us! In case of rain, come to The Crossfire for indoor exercise and social activity! Bring your water jugs!

Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 Cell text or call (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday evenings
4:30-5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Sep 03   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

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

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Sep 04 - Sep 06   27th Annual GSTA Muscle Csr Shootout
The 27th Annual Muscle Car Shootout Labor Day weekend is an excellent way to cap off your summer, with wild drag racing and an incredible road racing lineup. It's the third and final drag race in the Muscle Car Series, featuring drag cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. This race will determine series champions, so the intensity level will be red-lining. The 2.5-mile Competition Road Course will be busy with the SCCA Jack Pine Sprints. Off track, fans will be treated to a classic car show, live music and a unique fireworks club shoot by Northern Lighters Pyrotechnics. On-site camping available. One ticket gets you these great events and every ticket includes a pit pass. On-site camping is available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   September 4, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 4-6, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Sep 04   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

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

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

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

 

Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 04   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 04   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Sep 04   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Sep 04   First Friday At Franklin
This event will be an afternoon/evening event that will have a different theme each month, and have activities to fit that theme, along with music and other performances, food and drink, and as many open studios and galleries as possible.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.artspace.org/properties/franklinlofts/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Email:   franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of the month
5 - 9 pm
Sep 04   First Friday at Franklin!
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. This family-friendly evening consists of a children's art exhibit (submissions accepted prior to the event), open artist studios, multiple gallery openings, open mic nights, food and drinks, art projects, and much more! 

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

First Fridays at Franklin - it's the place to be!
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of each month.
5 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Sep 04   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 05   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   September 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Sep 05   Crosslake Original Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Sep 05   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

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

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

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

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 05   End of Summer Bash
End of Summer Bash features High Energy, live rock music - outdoor on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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