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Brainerd Lakes Chamber
Aug 01 - Aug 29   Summer Fun at Grace
Summer Fun at Grace – Every Tuesday in August 9:30am to 11:30am Summer Fun Tuesdays will be awesome mornings for Pequot locals and visitors alike. The mornings are set up for FUN! Each Tuesday will have a lesson, games and exciting projects. Our project schedule is: Tuesday, August 1 – Build A Boat Tuesday. August 8 – Science Discovery Tuesday, August 15 – Upcycled Musical Instrument Making Tuesday, August 22 – Community Service: Thank You Kits Tuesday, August 29 – Kids Cooking Our Tuesday program is designed for children, preschool – fifth grade. No advanced registration necessary. www.graceumcpequotlakes.org/summer-fun-at-grace
Date:   August 1, 2017 - August 29, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.graceumcpequotlakes.org/summer-fun-at-grace
Location:   Grace United Methodist Church 29286 Minnesota 371, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Phone: 218-568-5755
Email:   andreaatgrace@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday in August - 9:30am to 11:30am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 21 - Aug 25   The Center Weekly Activities
Monday 21
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8:30-4 p.m. - Prayer Quilters
9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks
9 a.m. - Zumba
9:30 a.m. - Mahjong Lessons
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Gift Shop
11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Beef tips in Gravy, Noodles, Carrots, Peaches, Bread, Cookie, Milk
1:15 p.m. - Cribbage
4:00 p.m. - Great Decisions
 
Tuesday 22
8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - Toymakers
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
9 a.m. - Zumba
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Parmesan Chicken, Baked Potato, Calif. Blend Veg., Bread, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil/Acrylic Painting
4 p.m. - Mahjong
5 p.m. - Dominos
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge
6:30 p.m. - Wood Carving
 
Wednesday 23
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8:30 a.m. - Energized
9 a.m. - Zumba
9 a.m. - Hand & Foot
9 a.m. - Pegs & Jokers
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Mahjong
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Knitting
10:30 a.m. - Book Club
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining: Country Steak, Whole Potatoes, Squash, Bread, Pudding, Milk
12:30 p.m. - Bingo
1:00 p.m. - Whist
3:00 p.m. - Clogging
 
 
Thursday 24
8 a.m.-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Prayer Quilters
9 a.m. - Zumba
9:30 a.m. - Wood Carvers
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Frosted Cake, Milk
11:30 a.m. - Music & Dancing
12 noon-3 p.m. - Watercolor
1 p.m. - Scrabble
1 p.m. - Watercolor
7:00 p.m. - Summer Bandstand Concert in Gregory Park featuring: Jack Franzen & the Muddy Water Band (Event will be held at The Center if it rains)
 
 
Friday 25
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
9 a.m. - Zumba
10 a.m. - Creative Coloring
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Baked Chicken, Potato Salad, Mixed Vegetable, Bread, Melon, Milk
12:30 - Mahjong
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee “The Reverant”
Date:   August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Times vary by day
Aug 24 - Aug 27   Lakes Area Blue Grass Festival

Now in our 12th  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 Brainerd Lakes Area in 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, harmony singing and jamming.


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!

 

Date:   August 24, 2017 - August 27, 2017
Website:   http://www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com/
Location:   The festival is held at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River, MN. The street address is 525 First Street N, Pine River, MN  56474.
Contact:   218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:  

AUGUST 24-27, 2017

3 PM Tue - Gates Open

6 - 9 Wed PM - Old Time Dance

5 PM- 11 PM Thu Main Stage

11 AM- 11 PM Fri & Sat Main Stage

10am - 5pm Fri & Sat Workshops

10 AM - 2 PM Sun Main Stage

Fees/Admission:  

Ticket Prices at the Gate

4 Days (Thu - Sun) $60.00  
3 Days (Fri - Sun) $50.00  
2 Days (Sat - Sun) $30.00  
Thursday Only $10.00  
Friday Only $20.00  
Saturday Only $22.00  
Friday Night (after 5:00 PM) $10.00  
Saturday Night (After 5:00 PM) $15.00  
Sunday Only $10.00  
Teens with Parent 1/2 Price  
Children 12 and under with parent FREE!  

Camping Per Night, per campsite

    (electrical service additional)

$10.00  
Wednesday Night Dance 6:00 PM FREE!  
Aug 24   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   August 24, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Aug 24   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   August 24, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Aug 24   2017 AAA Senior Driving Refresher Course
AAA Senior Driving Refresher Course
Date:   August 24, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   To register, Call AAA at 888-234-1294
Date/Time Details:   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
 
Aug 24   Naturally Speaking with Colin
The Northland Arboretum is offering nature talks during the summer months.  topics will include everything about nature from plants to animals to recycling.  A need topic each week.
Date:   August 24, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
Holden Gazebo
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, Mn  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting July 6. 2017
Tuesday and Thursday - 10 am - 11 am
Tuesday and Thursday - 2 pm - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to Arboretum members
Non-members need to purchase a pass
Aug 24   2017 Beginning Watercolor Class
Beginning Watercolor Class
If you have some watercolor painting experience, this is the class for you.
Date:   August 24, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, Mn 56442
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 24, 2017
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50 payable to Laurel LaBorde
Aug 24   Live music at Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
Live Music every Thursday 5 - 8 PM

July 27 -               Sam Chue
August 3 -            Sam Chue    
August 10 -          Sam Chue
August 17 -          Sam Chue
August 24 -          Milkayla Jackson
August 31 -          Doug Spartz
 
Date:   August 24, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://zorbaz.com/locationz/gull-lake
Location:   Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
8105 Lost Lake Road
Lakeshore, MN 56468
Contact:   Lee Johnson (218) 963-4790
Email:   lee@zorbaz.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday thru August 31, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Aug 24   Shoot Down Cancer Sporting Clays Event
American Cancer Society is holding "Shoot Down Cancer" Sporting Clays Event.  Event has 10-station course, 50 targets.  Teams of five.  Registration open to teams and individuals.  Individuals will be placed on a team.  Event includes dinner, awards, celebrity bartenders and silent auction. Participants will receive T-shirts.  Awards will be presented to the top teams and top individuals.  To register contact Jane Edwards at 832-541-5766 or jane,edwards@cancer.org.  Registration deadline is August 18.  All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.  
Date:   August 24, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Hunts Point Gun Club
2142 76th St SW, County Road 29
Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
Contact:   Jane Edwards 832-541-5766
Email:   jane.edwards@cancer.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 24, 2017
5 PM Shotgun start
Fees/Admission:   $75 entry fee includes 10 station course, dinner, t-shirt and gift bag
$55 non-shooter.  Limited to 60 shooters.
Aug 25 - Aug 27   CRA Super Bike Racing

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

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

Date:   August 25, 2017 - August 27, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/cra-superbike-racing/
Location:   Brainerd International Racdeway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-82407223
Date/Time Details:  

May 12-14, 2017 - Superbikes only on BIR’s 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course

June 9-11, 2017 – Triple Event Weekend with IWA Watercross and the Bracket Drag Racing Series

July 21-23, 2017 – Superbikes only on BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course

Aug. 25-27, 2017 – Dual Event with the Minnesota Street Rod Association

Sept. 22-24, 2017 – Dual event with IWA Watercross - snowmobiles on open water. CRA will be on the 3.1-mile Competition Road Course.

 

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 includes tax

Aug 25   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   August 25, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Aug 25   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   August 25, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Aug 25   BBQ Dinner at The Center
Enjoy a BBQ Dinner at The Center! We will offer 2 seating sessions; the first at 5:00-6:00 p.m. and the second at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The menu will provide you with the choice of ribs or chicken, coleslaw, corn on the cob, beans, corn bread, pie and ice cream. 

BBQ Master- Mike Jay

Event Sponsors:
Good Neighbor Home Health ~ Great River Eye Clinic ~ Select Therapy ~ Good Samaritan Society Communities ~ Advantage Seamless Gutters ~ Cuyuna Regional Medical Center ~ Bremer Bank ~ Costco ~ Sunrise Sertoma
Date:   August 25, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com/
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
218.829.9345
Contact:   The Center 218-829-9345
Date/Time Details:   August 25, 2017
5pm & 6:30
Limited Seating so Call Early!!
Fees/Admission:   Purchase tickets at front desk of The Center.
Limited seating
$12.00 Adults
$ 6.00 Children 12 & under
Aug 25   Farm to Fork Dinner - Food Fight - St. Mathias and Prairie Bay
The Farm on St. Mathias and Prairie Bay Restaurant are pairing up to host a Farm to Fork Dinner.  A multi-coursed dinner paired with beer and wine.  Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, no problem.  We have you covered!  (Please let us know at the time of booking a reservation.)
Date:   August 25, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.3cheersmn.com
Location:   The Farm at St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-454-5494 for reservations
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   August 25, 2017
Social 5:30 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $79
Aug 25   Live music at Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
Live music every Friday night 6 - 9 PM

July 28 -          George McKelvey
August 4 -       Seth Doud
August 11 -      SOLO
August 18 -      Tugboat Rampage
August 25 -      Dos Guys
Sept. 1 -           Seth Doud
Date:   August 25, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://zorbaz.com/locationz/gull-lake
Location:   Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
8105 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Contact:   Lee Johnson (218) 963-4790
Email:   lee@zorbaz.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday night thru September 1, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aug 25   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   August 25, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Aug 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 25, 2017
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 25   Live Music on the Patio
Music on the Patio:

July 21, 2017        El Dub Reggae    7 - 10 PM
July 28, 2017        Andy Fisher    7 - 10 PM
August 4, 2017    Boots & Spurs    7 - 10 PM 
August 11, 2017    Avery & Duncan  7 - 10 PM
August 18, 2017    Tom Hipps  7 - 10 PM
August 25, 2017    Brandan Flynn  6 - 9 PM
Sept. 1, 2017          Amanda Standalone 6 - 9 PM
Date:   August 25, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-829-3198
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday night in July and August
and September 1, 2017
Aug 26   2017 Crosslake Community Breakfast to Honor Veterans
Crosslake Community Breakfast to Honor Veterans
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Crosslake Fire Department host this event in honor of those who have served our nation . The public is invited to attend.
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   At the Picnic Shelter by the Pine River Dam next to  the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 26, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Aug 26   2017 Zumba Class
Zumba Class
A free fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves.
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Aug 26   Brainerd Lakes Area Veterans Invited to Coffee Talk
Veterans living in the Brainerd Lakes area are invited to stop by the Brainerd VA Clinic, located at 722 NW 7th St., in Brainerd, on Aug. 26, at 9 a.m., for Saturday morning coffee and conversation about VA health care.   
 
This informal gathering is intended to provide Veterans an opportunity to learn more about VA health care services available at the Brainerd VA Clinic and how to use the health care benefits their service has earned. 
 
“This is a great chance for area Veterans to tour the Brainerd clinic, learn what we have to offer, and get to know their VA”, said Nicole Finnegan, Brainerd VA Clinic Coordinator. 
 
Veterans who are not enrolled and who have questions about health care enrollment can bring their DD 214 and apply for enrollment. 
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   VA Clinic
722 NW 7th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Contact Barry Venable, Public Affairs Officer, 320-255-6353
Email:   Barry.Venable@va.gov
Date/Time Details:   August 26, 2017
9 AM
Aug 26   Bills Gun Shop & Range Glock Reveal Party!
You are invited to the Glock Reveal Party! We are very excited to announce that we will be introducing Glock's two new models! Only 100 gun shops/ranges in the country have been selected to sell and rent these two Glock models before August 30th and our 5 ranges have been selected!
We will reveal the new models at 12am on our Facebook pages on August 26th, so make sure that you are following us on our pages! We are selecting two people (one male and one female) from each location to try out these guns before anyone else.
You can sign up to entered to win great prizes!! You will also be getting a Glock prize package!
Lastly, you are welcome to test out these guns yourself at a discounted rate! For $10 you will get eyes and ear protection, range lane, gun rental (New Glocks only), 20 round ammunition, and a target. The first 50 shooters with the completion of a survey gets a hat!
Celebrate with us at our Glock Reveal Party by #GlockReveal and #BillsGS!
Date: August 26th 9am-9pm
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://www.billsgs.com/events/category/events/
Location:   7609 Excelsior Rd, Baxter MN 56425
Contact:   218.822.2804
Date/Time Details:   August 26th 9am-9pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Aug 26   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Aug 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 26, 2017
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 26   Live music at Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
Live music every Saturday 3 - 6 PM

July 29 -           George McKelvey
August 5 -        Krix Vox            
August 12 -      Patrick Muirphy
August 26 -      Seth Doud
Sept. 2 -           Avery & Duncan

Live music 

August 12 - 6 PM - 9 PM - Seth Doud
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://zorbaz.com/locationz/gull-lake
Location:   Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
8105 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN  56468
 
Contact:   Lee Johnson (218) 963-4790
Email:   lee@zorbaz.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday thru September 2, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

August 12, 2017
6 - 9 PM
Aug 26   2017 Crow Wing Paddlers Kayak Ride
The Crow Wing Paddlers Club gathers to explore area rivers and lakes.
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Hwy 371 to 15 or Whitefish
Watch for an e-mail for details
Contact:   Call 218-692-1200 to join
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Mid-Afternoon

 
Aug 26   Chicago musician to play in Nisswa
Big Axe Brewing in downtown Nisswa will host Chicago musician Tommi Zender on Saturday, Aug. 26 for a free patio concert starting at 6 p.m.

He is a singer-songwriter, producer/arranger, and teacher with over 30 years’ experience. Zender is well-versed in most electric and acoustic styles. He is proficient in finger styles ranging from Nick Drake to The Beatles, hybrid picking, funk/R&B, as well as all hard and soft types of rock & roll. He has released three albums of original music and played on numerous others.

Zender studied music performance at Columbia College. He teaches at Northwestern University and Old Town School of Folk Music. He resides in Evanston, Ill.

For more about him go to https://tommizender.wordpress.com/
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   https://tommizender.wordpress.com/
Location:  

The Big Axe
25435 Main St.
Nisswa, MN  56468

Contact:   https://www.facebook.com/BigAxeBrewingCo/ (218) 961-2337
Email:   frenchc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   August 26, 2017
6:00 PM
Aug 26   2017 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music at the outdoor summer series.  Kirk Bakken will perform a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
 
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 26, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
Aug 26   Ruttgers Summer Concert Series Presents King Wilkie?s Dream
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge will host an eight-event Summer Concert Series beginning on Memorial Day Weekend

Local and regional bands will perform on the shores of Bay Lake on select weekends throughout the summer. For two of the concerts, Ruttger’s will transform a portion on the resort into a street dance. All concerts are open to the public. Admission is $5 per person.               

“There is something magical about good live music on a sunny, warm summer night,” Chris Ruttger, president of Ruttger’s said. “We are happy to provide a family friendly, high-quality entertainment option for our guests and members of the community. Everyone is invited to enjoy the shows.”

Food and drink will be available, including Coca-Cola products and beer from Cuyuna Brewing Company. Seating and tables will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Playing on August 26th will be King Wilkie’s Dream plays really good, down-home American music. You’ll hear a healthy dose of bluegrass, but also a bit of blues, swing, Americana, country, tin pan alley, old time, and maybe even a little pop – all in their signature “big noise” style.
 
This is a street dance concert. Old Hwy 6 (the road between Auntie M’s and The Country Store) will be transformed into an outdoor concert paradise.



 
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Website:   http://ruttgers.com
Location:  

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge
PO Box 400
Deerwood, MN 56444

 

Contact:   218.678.4632
Date/Time Details:   August 26th
6:00pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 per ticket
 
Aug 26   2017 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 17        Darlene & The Boys - Country/Variety
June 24        Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 1           Rockin' Hill band - classic Rock & Jazz
July 8            Tim & Cindy- Country Bluegrass, & Cajun  
July 15          Daybreak - Jazz, Oldies Rock & Country
July 22          Whiskey Richards - Country, Rock, Blues
July 29          Big Sweet Life- Beatles Tribute        
August 5       Muddy Water Band - 50's & Country
August 12     Dirty Shorts Brass Band - Dixie, Funk, Blues,
                                      Rock n' Roll,  Swing, Jazz
August 19     Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 26     Skippin Stones - music variety of last 70 years
Date:   August 26, 2017
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 26   Live Music on the Patio
Music on the Patio

July 22, 2017        Pete Gausen  7 - 10 PM
July 29, 2017        Mike Munson  7 - 10 PM
August 5, 2017      Mark Mraz   7 - 10 PM
August 12, 2017    Chris Holm  7 - 10 PM
August 19, 2017    Doug Spartz  7 - 10 PM
August 26, 2017    Mike Munson - 6 - 9 PM
Sept. 2, 2017         Seth Doud  6 - 9 PM
  
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-829-3198
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday in July and August
and September 2, 2017
Aug 26   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground has been the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer, and this special Saturday night movie is hosted by the Corps to honor Veterans camping with us this weekend!  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the Movie "Cheaper by the Dozen" with Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt.
There is no charge to attend and water & popcorn will be provided too!  
 
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela - US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 26, 2017
Movie begins at 8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.
Aug 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 27, 2017
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 27   Live Music on the Patio

Live Music on the Patio 1:00 - 4:00 PM

July 16 ,2017         Jeff & Kristi
July 23, 2017         Andy Fisher
July 30, 2017         Jeff & Kristi
August 6, 2017      Andy Fisher 
August 13, 2017    Walters Wheelhouse
August 20, 2017    Andy Fisher
August 27, 2017    Jeff & Kristi
September 3, 2017    Andy Fisher - 6 - 9 PM
      

 

Date:   August 27, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/html/events.html
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Rd
Brainerd MN 56401
Contact:   Ernies on Gull 218-851-0584
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday July and August and September 3, 2017
Aug 27   3rd Annual NLYHA Golf Tournament
Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association will be holding its third annual golf tournament on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Deacon’s Lodge in Breezy Point.

The event is a four person scramble with a shot-gun start at 1:30 pm with dinner following. Silent Auction• Hole-In-One Contests• Putting Challenge • Chipping Contest• Par 3 Tourney• Awards • Dinner. Sponsorships are available. Register online.

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 27, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlakeslightning.com
Location:   Deacon's Lodge, Breezy Point, MN
Email:   jill.haugene@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 27, 2017
1:30 p.m.

 
Fees/Admission:   Individual Golfer $125.00
Foursome: $500
Sponsorship Information
Aug 27   Live music at Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
Live music every Sunday 3 - 6 PM

July 30 -              Mark Mraz
August 6 -           Mark Mraz
August 13 -         Mark Mraz
August 20 -         Mark Mraz
August 27 -         Mark Mraz

Live music 7 - 9 PM
September 3 -     Johnny Cash Tribute
Date:   August 27, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://zorbaz.com/locationz/gull-lake
Location:   Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
8105 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN  56468
Contact:   Lee Johnson (218) 963-4790
Email:   lee@zorbaz.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday thru September 3, 2017
3 - 6 PM except September 3.

September 3 - 7 - 9 PM
Aug 27   Trivia Night
Trivia Contest Bay Lake Environmental Fund Benefit Sunday, August 27, 2017. Registration 6:30, Contest Begins at 7:00. Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. Cost: $20.00 – includes appetizer buffet. Cash bar will be available.

Everybody and all ages are welcome. Form your own team of up to eight or choose to be assigned to a team when you arrive. Drop ins welcome. Prizes will be awarded.

To register or for more information please contact Peggy Blistain at 218-851-1208 or pegblistain@gmail.com.
Date:   August 27, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:    Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
 25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd
Deerwood, MN 56444
Contact:   Peggy Blistain 218-851-1208
Email:   pegblistain@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 27
Registration starts at 6:30pm
Contest begins at 7pm 
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 per person
Aug 28 - Sep 01   The Center Weekly Activities
Monday 28
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8:30-4 p.m. - Prayer Quilters
9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks
9 a.m. - Zumba
9:30 a.m. - Mahjong Lessons
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Gift Shop
11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Swedish Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach, Bread, Ice Cream, Milk
12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. - Cribbage
 
Tuesday 29
8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Open Craft
8 a.m. - Toymakers
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
9 a.m. - Zumba
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Doll Makers
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Pepper Steak, Buttered Boiled Potaotes, Peas, Bread, Apricots, Milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil/Acrylic Painting
4 p.m. - Mahjong
5 p.m. - Dominos
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge
6:30 p.m. - Wood Carving
 
Wednesday 30
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
9 a.m. - Zumba
9 a.m. - Hand & Foot
9 a.m. - Pegs & Jokers
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Mahjong
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
10 a.m. - Knitting
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining: Chef Salad, Muffin, Lemon Bar, Milk
12:30 p.m. - Bingo
1:00 p.m. - Whist
3:00 p.m. - Clogging
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday 31
8 a.m.-10 a.m. - Donut Day
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Prayer Quilters
9 a.m. - Zumba
9:30 a.m. - Wood Carvers
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Carrots, Dinner Roll, Pudding Dessert
11:30 a.m. - Music & Dancing
12 noon-3 p.m. - Watercolor
1 p.m. - Scrabble
7:00 p.m. - Summer Bandstand Concert in Gregory Park featuring: Kingery Family (Event will be held at The Center if it rains)
 
Friday 1
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
9 a.m. - Zumba
10 a.m. - Creative Coloring
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Chicken Chow Mein, Rice, Oriental Vegetables, Mandarin Oranges, Cookie, Milk
12:30 - Mahjong
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee: “The Martian”
Date:   August 28, 2017 - September 1, 2017
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Times vary by day
Aug 28   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   August 28, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Aug 28   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   August 28, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Aug 29   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 whole lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway’s Performance Driving School.
 
Date:   August 29, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   August 29
The course starts at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for pricing details.
Aug 29   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   August 29, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Aug 29   2017 Youth & Junior Gardening 101
Students ages 8 - 15!!  Would you like to learn how to grow a garden?Then this is the class 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
  • Learning about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest
Date:   August 29, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Held at The Northland Arboretum presented by Master Gardeners
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays starting June 6 - August 29
10:00a - 11:30a
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 29   Naturally Speaking with Colin
The Northland Arboretum is offering nature talks during the summer months.  topics will include everything about nature from plants to animals to recycling.  A need topic each week.
Date:   August 29, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
Holden Gazebo
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, Mn  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting July 6. 2017
Tuesday and Thursday - 10 am - 11 am
Tuesday and Thursday - 2 pm - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to Arboretum members
Non-members need to purchase a pass
Aug 29   Walking Club
Join us for some great chats while getting our exercise in!  You won't even know you are exercising with all the fun and laughs!

Meet at The Crossfire at 3:30 and go from there.

Fee includes not only FUN but a beverage afterwards!
Date:   August 29, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda Steidler (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Tuesdays beginning May 16, 2017
Meet at 3:30 at The Crossfire
Fees/Admission:   $5 Includes a beverage!
Aug 29   Adult Gardening 101
For ages 16 and UP!
Presented by Master Gardeners
Held at The Northland Arboretum

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

You will get you 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

 
Date:   August 29, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
June 6 - August 29, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $30 members/$35 non-members to cover materials
Aug 29   Parenting the Love & Logic Way (TM)
This program provides strategies, tools, and skills that can be used immediately to help parents, grandparents, stepparents, foster-parents, and educators provide empathy, responsibility and limits to children of all ages.
Learn how to:
-Avoid un-winnable power struggles and arguments
-Stay calm when your kids do incredibly upsetting things
-Set unforeseeable limits
-Avoid enabling and begin empowering
-Help your kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
-Raise kid who are family members rather than dictators and much more!!

Class limited to 20 people.
Date:   August 29, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pillagerfamilycenter.org
Location:   Pillager High School Media Center, Door G
Contact:   Myra Horner, Independent Facilitator 218-821-0912
Email:   homevisitor@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays August 15 - September 19, 2017 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $30 per person or $50 per couple; includes one workbook.  Childcare available for an additional fee and MUST be pre-registered. Supper is not provided. Please bring a brown bag lunch if needed. Registrations must be received by Monday, August 14 (earlier if possible to ensure child care).
Aug 30   Wednesday Night Drag Racing at BIR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you’d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here’s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies.

BIR opens the track to anyone with a helmet (Snell 2005 or newer), a valid drivers license and a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle. The gates open at 4 p.m. You can make as many runs as possible until the track closes at dusk. During that time, you get to use the starting line tree, the scoreboard and the burn-out box, just like the pros do. We even have an announcer calling the action over the PA system.

In addition to drag racing, the Wednesday Night Street Drags give drivers a chance to try autocross and drifting. Autocross is a timed competition where cars maneuver individually through a course. It’s more about car control than speed and horsepower. Drifting is similar, but the car maneuvers through the course in controlled skids. It’s as much fun to watch as it is to participate. Below is a schedule of when autocross and drifting are offered.

The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style was created as a safe alternative to street racing. BIR offers racers a safe, controlled environment to race, where professional track operators and rescue personnel oversee the racing and ensure that the racers are still able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing against their buddies. BIR is committed to the highest standards of safety.

Date:   August 30, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:   May 3 – With autocross
May 17 – With drifting
May 31 – With autocross
June 14 – With drifting
June 28 – With autocross
July 12 – With drifting
July 26 – With autocross
August 30 – With drifting
September 6 – With autocross
Fees/Admission:   Prices
Participant Entry – $25
Spectator Entry – $5
Note: Cash & checks only.
Aug 30   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.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   August 30, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 30   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   August 30, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Aug 31   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   August 31, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Aug 31   Naturally Speaking with Colin
The Northland Arboretum is offering nature talks during the summer months.  topics will include everything about nature from plants to animals to recycling.  A need topic each week.
Date:   August 31, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
Holden Gazebo
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, Mn  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting July 6. 2017
Tuesday and Thursday - 10 am - 11 am
Tuesday and Thursday - 2 pm - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to Arboretum members
Non-members need to purchase a pass
Aug 31   1st Annual Golden Eagle Open
Visit www.golfgoldeneagle.com/golf-tournaments/ for more info! A fun Event with some great raffle prizes just for entering!

Call the proshop at 218-763-4653 for more details or visit our website!
 
Date:   August 31, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Golden Eagle Golf Club
16146 W. Eagle Lake Road
Fifty Lakes MN, 56448
Contact:   Golden Eagle Pro Shop
Email:   aaronmjohnson@svn.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 31st . 1 PM Shotgun
Fees/Admission:   $50.00 for Non-Member, $25.00 for members
Entry fee includes golf, cart, raffle ticket for door prizes and Lunch!
Aug 31   Live music at Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
Live Music every Thursday 5 - 8 PM

July 27 -               Sam Chue
August 3 -            Sam Chue    
August 10 -          Sam Chue
August 17 -          Sam Chue
August 24 -          Milkayla Jackson
August 31 -          Doug Spartz
 
Date:   August 31, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://zorbaz.com/locationz/gull-lake
Location:   Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
8105 Lost Lake Road
Lakeshore, MN 56468
Contact:   Lee Johnson (218) 963-4790
Email:   lee@zorbaz.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday thru August 31, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Aug 31   African Children's Choir to Perform
Brainerd Area Youth for Christ is more than excited to bring the music of the African Children's Choir.

The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.

The primary goal of the Choir is to raise awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the African Children’s Choir Programs. The Choir’s international educational endeavor provides unique training for the children. Once Choir members have completed a concert tour, they will return to their homelands with the tools necessary for bettering their future.
 
Date:   August 31, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdyfc.com
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-825-9149 Brainerd Area Youth for Christ
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 31, 2017
7:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free Will Offering
Sep 01   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 1, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 01 - Sep 03   29th Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout
The 29th Annual Muscle Car Shootout Labor Day weekend is an excellent way to cap off your summer, with wild drag racing and a crazy 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 more. On-site camping is 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 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 1-3
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Sep 01   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   September 1, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Sep 01 - Sep 04   Labor Day! Sidewalk Sale!
Sidewalk Sale! 
Date:   September 1, 2017 - September 4, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   During Regular Mall Hours
Sep 01 - Sep 03   Food Drive Vendor and Craft Show!
   
 Please bring in a donation for the local food shelve and get a deal from participating vendors! 

Shop Vendors such as:
Thirty-One
Tupperware
Norwex
Perfectly Posh
Andy's Candies and Confections
Tastefully Simple
Leggings
 
Date:   September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
​14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   During Regular Mall Hours
Sep 01   2017 Crosslake Community Center Area Book Sale
Crosslake Community Center Area Book Sale
Hundreds of books to chose from. All proceeds go to fund the Crosslake Library.
Date:   September 1, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Library
Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Crosslake Community Center Area Book Sale
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 1, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.
Sep 01   2017 Crosslake Area Library Book Sale
Crosslake Area Library Book Sale
Hundreds of books on sale with all proceeds going to support the Crosslake Area Library
Date:   September 1, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 1
Noon to 4 p.m.
Sep 01   Live music at Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
Live music every Friday night 6 - 9 PM

July 28 -          George McKelvey
August 4 -       Seth Doud
August 11 -      SOLO
August 18 -      Tugboat Rampage
August 25 -      Dos Guys
Sept. 1 -           Seth Doud
Date:   September 1, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://zorbaz.com/locationz/gull-lake
Location:   Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
8105 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Contact:   Lee Johnson (218) 963-4790
Email:   lee@zorbaz.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday night thru September 1, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sep 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 1, 2017
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 01   Live Music on the Patio
Music on the Patio:

July 21, 2017        El Dub Reggae    7 - 10 PM
July 28, 2017        Andy Fisher    7 - 10 PM
August 4, 2017    Boots & Spurs    7 - 10 PM 
August 11, 2017    Avery & Duncan  7 - 10 PM
August 18, 2017    Tom Hipps  7 - 10 PM
August 25, 2017    Brandan Flynn  6 - 9 PM
Sept. 1, 2017          Amanda Standalone 6 - 9 PM
Date:   September 1, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-829-3198
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday night in July and August
and September 1, 2017
Sep 02   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   September 2, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sep 02   2017 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.
Held three times each year, Memorial Weekend, 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekends.
Date:   September 2, 2017
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 2, 2017
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Sep 02   Free Kayak Classes @ The U.S. Army Corp Campground Beach Crosslake

Free kayak classes 10:30 to 12:00 at the Army Corp Campground beach.  Life jackets provided. No need to register, just show up. All ages welcomed. For more information call Jim 612-581-2144 @ Wind, Water and Wheels.


 
Date:   September 2, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Cross Lake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Jim 612-581-2144
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday   9/2
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 2, 2017
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 02   Live music at Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
Live music every Saturday 3 - 6 PM

July 29 -           George McKelvey
August 5 -        Krix Vox            
August 12 -      Patrick Muirphy
August 26 -      Seth Doud
Sept. 2 -           Avery & Duncan

Live music 

August 12 - 6 PM - 9 PM - Seth Doud
Date:   September 2, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://zorbaz.com/locationz/gull-lake
Location:   Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
8105 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN  56468
 
Contact:   Lee Johnson (218) 963-4790
Email:   lee@zorbaz.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday thru September 2, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

August 12, 2017
6 - 9 PM
Sep 02   Greater Lakes Performing Arts Season Kickoff
Phil Olson, LA Playwright of the Don't Hug Me series of shows as well as Mom's Gift and A Nice Family Gathering, plus more will be directing local actors in his latest pre-published, Don't Hug Me, We're Family at the Pequot Lakes HS Theater.
We will be having prize drawings and food and the scripted staged reading of this latest play.
Come to this free event and have fun while helping put the finishing touches on Phil's play before it goes to the publisher.
Date:   September 2, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes HS Theater
30805 Olson St.
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office 218/568-9200
Email:   njrwaller@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sept. 2, 2017 at 6 pm-prize giveaways 
Play starts at 7pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free 
Sep 02   Greater Lakes Performing Arts Season Kickoff
Phil Olson, LA Playwright of the Don't Hug Me series of shows as well as Mom's Gift and A Nice Family Gathering, plus more will be directing local actors in his latest pre-published, Don't Hug Me, We're Family at the Pequot Lakes HS Theater. We will be having prize drawings and food and the scripted staged reading of this latest play. Come to this free event and have fun while helping put the finishing touches on Phil's play before it goes to the publisher.
Date:   September 2, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes HS Theater
30805 Olson 
Pequot Lakes MN 56472
Contact:   GLAPA Pequot Lakes Community Education Office 218/568-9200
Email:   njrwaller@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sept. 2, 2017 at 6 pm. prize giveaways and at 7 pm the play starts
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 02   2017 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music at the outdoor summer series. Decade 7 will perform rock and roll that came after Woodstock but before MTV.
 
Date:   September 2, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 2, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
Sep 02   Ruttgers Summer Concert Series Presents Copperhead Creek
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge will host an eight-event Summer Concert Series beginning on Memorial Day Weekend

Local and regional bands will perform on the shores of Bay Lake on select weekends throughout the summer. For two of the concerts, Ruttger’s will transform a portion on the resort into a street dance. All concerts are open to the public. Admission is $5 per person.               

“There is something magical about good live music on a sunny, warm summer night,” Chris Ruttger, president of Ruttger’s said. “We are happy to provide a family friendly, high-quality entertainment option for our guests and members of the community. Everyone is invited to enjoy the shows.”

Food and drink will be available, including Coca-Cola products and beer from Cuyuna Brewing Company. Seating and tables will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Playing on September 2nd will be Copperhead Creek from the Twin Cities area is a rockin’ country band, playing current top 40 country as well as some of the old school hits.

 
Date:   September 2, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://ruttgers.com
Location:  

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN 56444

Contact:   218.678.4632
Date/Time Details:   September 2nd
6:30pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 per ticket
FREE with paid admission into Ruttger’s Beer and Bacon Bonanza!

 
Sep 02   Live Music on the Patio
Music on the Patio

July 22, 2017        Pete Gausen  7 - 10 PM
July 29, 2017        Mike Munson  7 - 10 PM
August 5, 2017      Mark Mraz   7 - 10 PM
August 12, 2017    Chris Holm  7 - 10 PM
August 19, 2017    Doug Spartz  7 - 10 PM
August 26, 2017    Mike Munson - 6 - 9 PM
Sept. 2, 2017         Seth Doud  6 - 9 PM
  
Date:   September 2, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-829-3198
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday in July and August
and September 2, 2017
Sep 03   Live music at Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
Live music every Sunday 3 - 6 PM

July 30 -              Mark Mraz
August 6 -           Mark Mraz
August 13 -         Mark Mraz
August 20 -         Mark Mraz
August 27 -         Mark Mraz

Live music 7 - 9 PM
September 3 -     Johnny Cash Tribute
Date:   September 3, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://zorbaz.com/locationz/gull-lake
Location:   Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
8105 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN  56468
Contact:   Lee Johnson (218) 963-4790
Email:   lee@zorbaz.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday thru September 3, 2017
3 - 6 PM except September 3.

September 3 - 7 - 9 PM
Sep 04   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   September 4, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Sep 04   Live Music on the Patio
Music on the Patio on Labor Day

Jeff and Kristi - 1 - 4 PM
Date:   September 4, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   September 4, 2017
1 - 4 PM
Sep 04   Live music at Zorbaz's on Gull Lake
Live music at Zorbaz's on Gull Lake

September 4 -     SOLO   5 - 8 PM
 
Date:   September 4, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://zorbaz.com/locationz/gull-lake
Location:   Zorba's on Gull Lake
8105 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN  56468
Contact:   Lee Johnson (218) 963-4790
Email:   lee@zorbaz.com
Date/Time Details:   Labor Day, September 4, 2017
5 - 8 PM
Sep 05   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   September 5, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Sep 05   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   September 5, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Sep 05   Parenting the Love & Logic Way (TM)
This program provides strategies, tools, and skills that can be used immediately to help parents, grandparents, stepparents, foster-parents, and educators provide empathy, responsibility and limits to children of all ages.
Learn how to:
-Avoid un-winnable power struggles and arguments
-Stay calm when your kids do incredibly upsetting things
-Set unforeseeable limits
-Avoid enabling and begin empowering
-Help your kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
-Raise kid who are family members rather than dictators and much more!!

Class limited to 20 people.
Date:   September 5, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pillagerfamilycenter.org
Location:   Pillager High School Media Center, Door G
Contact:   Myra Horner, Independent Facilitator 218-821-0912
Email:   homevisitor@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays August 15 - September 19, 2017 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $30 per person or $50 per couple; includes one workbook.  Childcare available for an additional fee and MUST be pre-registered. Supper is not provided. Please bring a brown bag lunch if needed. Registrations must be received by Monday, August 14 (earlier if possible to ensure child care).
Sep 06   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   September 6, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 06   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. You can try your hand at drifting as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Nine Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   September 6, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 6
Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Sep 06   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   September 6, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Sep 07   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   September 7, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sep 07   2017 Beginning Watercolor Class
Beginning Watercolor Class
If you have some watercolor painting experience, this is the class for you.
Date:   September 7, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, Mn 56442
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 7, 2017
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50 payable to Laurel LaBorde
Sep 07   Spider Workshop - Northland Arboretum
2 part workshop – (dinner break in-between on your own)

Limited to 20 participants

In the words of spider enthusiast and celebrated naturalist Larry Weber "Spiders have gotten a lot of bad PR".
Spiders are a common member of our ecosystem, but despite this status, they are not well known. Join Larry as he debunks the myth of the spider and learn basic spider biology in this exciting, entertaining field course.
You'll observe and catch spiders in their own environment, study their web patterns, and discover which families of spiders are more commonly seen.
You'll use magnifying glasses, close-focus binoculars, and even cameras to explore these interesting and harmless critters.
Safe handling of spiders and introductory microscope work are also addressed.

Larry was a natural science teacher for more than 40 years before retiring.
In addition to inspiring his students by creatively utilizing the outdoor classroom, Larry has a personal interest in photographing and writing about nature. He has written hundreds of articles with photos for numerous publications, including Minnesota Conservation Volunteer.
Larry has written 10 books including “Spiders of the North Woods”
 He offers a weekly Phenology program on KUMD radio in Duluth.

Larry will have his books available to purchase at this presentation workshop.

Date:   September 7, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 7, 2017
3 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   $20 Arboretum Members - $30 Non-Members
Sep 08   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 08 - Sep 10   MAP Proving Grounds 2.0
Import cars and sport compacts invade BIR for a weekend of drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping, car shows and much more, sponsored by Modern Automotive Performance. Don't miss this one! On-site camping available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Every ticket includes a pit pass.
 
Date:   September 8, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 8-10
Events start at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Sep 08   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   September 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Sep 08   Annual Rummage Sale
The Center will have a fun variety of gently, used working items. There will be something for everyone, including the men. So guys, make sure you get in here!!! Please help make this fundraiser a huge success.
Date:   September 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com/
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   September 8, 2017
8 am - 1 pm
Sep 08   2017 Medicate Class
New to Medicare Class
Learn the ins and outs of this medical benefit for Seniors. 
Date:   September 8, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   To Register call Senior Linkage at 800-333-2433
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 8, 2017
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Sep 08   2017 New to Medicare Class
New to Medicare Class
Learn about this benefit for Senior Citizens.
Date:   September 8, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442    
Contact:   To register, contact Senior Linkage at 800-333-2433
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 8,  2017
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Sep 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 8, 2017
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 09   Pancake Breakfast on Pelican Lakes
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!

Volunteers will be serving all you can eat breakfast including:
-Pancakes
-Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
-Sausage
-Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
-Orange Juice
-Coffee

Price:
$7 (Children 5 and Younger Eat Free)

Location:
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472

Date/Time Information:
Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.

All proceeds benifit the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club which invests the money back into our amazing community.
Date:   September 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pg/PelicanLakesConservationClub/events/?ref=page_internal
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   https://www.facebook.com/PelicanLakesConservationClub/
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 (Children 5 and Younger Eat Free)
Sep 09   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   September 9, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sep 09   MN Street Rod Association Car Show
Minnesota Street Rod Association
Car Show
Date:   September 9, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://msra.com/
Location:   Gregory Park, Brainerd MN
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 9th
9:00 am - noon
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to public
Sep 09   Show Your Love For Minnesota Vendor and Craft Show!
Come and shop from the Vendor and Crafters of all stuff made in Minnesota!
Date:   September 9, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   Saterday, September 9th
​from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sep 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 9, 2017
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 10   2017 Crow Wing Paddlers Kayak Ride
The Crow Wing Paddlers Club gathers to explore area rivers and lakes.
Date:   September 10, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Rum or Snake River
Watch for an e-mail for details
Contact:   Call 218-692-1200 to join
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, September 10, 2017
11:00 a.m.
 
Sep 11   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   September 11, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 11
The school starts at 8 a.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for details.
Sep 11   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   September 11, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Sep 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   September 11, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Sep 12   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   September 12, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Sep 12   Master Gardeners Classes

Classes held on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon
Register by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574

Presentations facilitated by certified U of M Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.

2017 Schedule
Gardening Class Descriptions

Tuesday, Jan 10: Jennifer Knutson, “An Invitation to the Garden: Outdoor Entertaining”
When planning an outdoor wedding or other big event, you want the gardens surrounding the important occasion to be lovely. Five important practices to keep your gardens looking their best for your big event will be discussed.

Tuesday, February 14: Tracey Srock, “Lettuce and Salad Greens for Your Garden”
Lettuce and salad greens come in a variety of choice, they’re easy to grow, and they’re good for you. They can be grown indoors and/or outside for most of the year. This presentation will discuss variety selection, site preparation, maintenance, and harvesting.

Tuesday, March 14: Coralee Fox, “Plant Natives – Attract Pollinators”
Human activity has left an irrevocable mark on the landscape we occupy. Habitat loss has had a devastating effect on native pollinators that rely on wild and semiwild areas. As a home gardener, you can help while doing what you love by choosing native plants for your garden

Tuesday, April 11, Tracey Srock, “New Adventures in Vegetable Gardening”
Love your vegetable garden but longing to grow something different? This presentation will introduce you to vegetables that are a little different than the standard choices we’ve all come to know and love.

Tuesday, May 9, Jackie Burkey, “Edible Landscaping”
Looking for great ideas on how to mix fruits and vegetables with your flowers and shrubs? This presentation will show you how to eat local, from your own garden, without the long straight rows in the backyard.

Tuesday, June 13: Jennifer Knutson, “Miniature Gardens”
Enter the magical world of miniature gardens! This seminar will present creative ideas on how to design a terrarium, dish garden and outdoor miniature garden, to include fairy gardens.

Tuesday, July 11: JoAnn Weaver, “Healthy Soil – Healthy Garden”
This presentation will help you to understand the key components of different soil types and the challenges that each type can present. Information will be provided on improving your soil quality by means of soil conditioning, incorporating compost, and fertilizing for the best result.

Tuesday, August 8: Coralee Fox, “Water Wisely – Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet”
Knowing how soil texture affects water movement and knowing the what, where and how of watering are key to growing healthy plants and to conserving our precious water supply. The session will include tips for improving the soil, maintaining healthy gardens, trees and shrubs, and a healthy lawn.

Tuesday, September 12: Jackie Burkey, “Dahlias”
Dahlias can add a lot of color and texture to a Minnesota garden. In this class we’ll talk about how to successfully grow gorgeous dahlias and how to store the tubers in winter. We’ll also look at examples of the many different classes of dahlias.

Tuesday, October 10: Jennifer Knutson, “Beware! Within the Plant Kingdom Lurks Evil!”
Nature has many dangerous plants. Most people know about the dangers of poison ivy, but how many Minnesota gardeners know that some common ornamentals can cause serious illness or even death if ingested? This seminar is not meant to frighten but to inform.

Tuesday, November 14: JoAnn Weaver, “Exploring the Medicinal Value of Common Herbs”
Herbal remedies are found on the shelves of many supermarkets and pharmacies. Explore the known risks and benefits of certain plants. Information will be provided on common cultivated and wild herbs.

Tuesday, December 12: JoAnn Weaver, “Shakespeare’s Gardens”
Celebrating the magic of Shakespeare in our gardens is something that we as individuals often unknowingly practice. This presentation will feature an overview of the gardens and the plants that played such an important role in his life and that he so aptly described in his writings.

Date:   September 12, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/library
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Library 218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   2nd Tuesday of each month
June 13 through December 12, 2017
Sep 12   Business After Hours - LINDAR Corporation

Join LINDAR Corporation as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in the Baxter Industrial Park. LINDAR Corporation will be providing refreshments and tours of their facility.

LINDAR Corporation was founded in 1993 on the principles of innovation and resourcefulness, LINDAR has grown to become a leader in plastic thermoforming of paint products, food packaging and industrial OEM industries. They serve customers around the world, offering a diverse range of thermoforming services designed to not only meet the needs of our customers, but truly form inspiration along the way.

 
Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   September 12, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   LINDAR Corporation
7789 Hastings Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,September 12, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Sep 12   Parenting the Love & Logic Way (TM)
This program provides strategies, tools, and skills that can be used immediately to help parents, grandparents, stepparents, foster-parents, and educators provide empathy, responsibility and limits to children of all ages.
Learn how to:
-Avoid un-winnable power struggles and arguments
-Stay calm when your kids do incredibly upsetting things
-Set unforeseeable limits
-Avoid enabling and begin empowering
-Help your kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
-Raise kid who are family members rather than dictators and much more!!

Class limited to 20 people.
Date:   September 12, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pillagerfamilycenter.org
Location:   Pillager High School Media Center, Door G
Contact:   Myra Horner, Independent Facilitator 218-821-0912
Email:   homevisitor@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays August 15 - September 19, 2017 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $30 per person or $50 per couple; includes one workbook.  Childcare available for an additional fee and MUST be pre-registered. Supper is not provided. Please bring a brown bag lunch if needed. Registrations must be received by Monday, August 14 (earlier if possible to ensure child care).
Sep 12   2017 Kicks on Route 66 Photography Class
Kicks on Route 66 Photography Class will teach the basics of digital photography. The class will be taught by Mark Harlow. Class size is limited.
Date:   September 12, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Kicks on Route 66 at 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Registration fee is $95
Sep 13   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   September 13, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Sep 13   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   September 13, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 13   Cygneture Title Solutions, LLC - Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Cygneture Title Solutions, LLC will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening on September 13th, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 13021 Evergreen Drive, Baxter. There will be tons of fun activities, games, music, and delicious food provided by Big Bob's Backyard BBQ. Everyone is welcome!!!
Date:   September 13, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.Cygnetureonline.com
Location:   Cygneture Title Solutions, LLC
13021 Evergreen Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Suz Pohl @ 218-828-0122 or suzep@cygnetureonline.com
Email:   info@cygnetureonline.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Everyone Welcome!!
Sep 13   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   September 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Sep 14   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   September 14, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Sep 14   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   September 14, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sep 14   2017 Beginning Watercolor Class
Beginning Watercolor Class
If you have some watercolor painting experience, this is the class for you.
Date:   September 14, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, Mn 56442
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 14, 2017
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50 payable to Laurel LaBorde
Sep 14   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   September 14, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Sep 15   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 15, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 15   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   September 15, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Sep 15   What a Wonderful World
What a Wonderful World combines the talents of David Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld in a show featuring beloved musical standards, spirituals and singalongs liberally sprinkled with comedy, costumes, and wit! You’ll sing along to classic hits “Over the Rainbow,” “Tennessee Waltz,” “16 Tons,” “What a Wonderful World” and many more!

Free admission to veterans day of show. First come, first served. Subject to availability.
Date:   September 15, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/what-a-wonderful-world/
Location:   Central Lakes College 
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann Phone: 218-855-8253
Email:   hcharlier@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   September 15, 2017
2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults $15.00  Tickets available on line
Free admission to veterans on day of show.  First come, first served. Subject to availability
Sep 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 15, 2017
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 15   Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos
A mix of music and parodies ranging from classic rock and country to rap and show tunes. Dave and Ted dare to go where YOU take it with comedy, music, and a whole lot of improve. Edgy, a little rowdy, a lot of fun!
Date:   September 15, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wildpianos.com
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   September 15, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $20 Adults/$15 under 18

On line tickets at clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Service fees apply to online purchases
Sep 16   Smoke on the Range IV Cook-off
Music all day, cash bar, pull tabs, and more. All proceeds go to the Deerwood splashpad. 

Adults: $12
Kids: $7 
Date:   September 16, 2017
Location:   Deerwood Auditorium 
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday September 16th
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $12
Kids:7 
Sep 16   Run for Hope
Some people run for fun.
Some run for the free shirt.
But, on September 16th, we will Run for Hope!
 
The 2017 Bridges of Hope Run for Hope will be held Saturday, September 16th in Nisswa. Those who would like a commemorative t-shirt must be registered by August 31st.
 
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The Run for Hope is a fun community event geared for the whole family to help benefit Bridges of Hope and their work throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Run for Hope includes a 10K, 5K, 2 Mile Walk and a Kids Dash. This year, the Run for Hope date and venue have changed from previous years, as the annual event has partnered this year with the Nisswa Chamber, to coincide with the Nisswa Fall Festival. 
 
For entry fees and additional information, visit http://bit.ly/rfh2017.
 
Sponsorship opportunities are also still available by calling Nicholle Dean at (218) 825-7682.
 
Proceeds from the Run for Hope benefit individuals and families served by Bridges of Hope’s programs. Last year alone, more than 1,600 households in Crow Wing County and surrounding communities benefitted from services provided. Bridges of Hope is a faith-based nonprofit organization that has been serving the Lakes Area for 15 years.
 
For more information, contact Bridges of Hope at (218) 825-7682 or visit www.bridgesofhopemn.org.
Date:   September 16, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Website:   http://www.bridgesofhopemn.org.
Location:    Big tent just North of Nisswa Chamber of Commerce
25532 Main St

Nisswa, MN 56478
Contact:   contact Bridges of Hope at (218) 825-7682 or visit www.bridgesofhopemn.org.
Email:   kassie@bridgesofhopemn.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 15th, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Packet Pick Up & Registration
"Big Tent" north of the Nisswa Chamber (used for Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast)

Saturday, September 16th, 2017
7:00 am: Packet Pick Up & Registration 
8:15 am: Kid's Dash Start
8:30 am: 5k & 10K Start
8:35 am: 2 Mile Start
9:45 am: Awards
Fees/Admission:  

10K Run (Chip timed) $40.00 until July 31st
$45.00 until September 12th

$50.00 until Day of the Race

5K Run (Chip timed)
$30.00 until July 31st
$35.00 until September 12th
$40.00 until Day of the Race

2.1 Mile Walk (not timed)
$25.00 until July 31st
$30.00 until September 12th
$35.00 until Day of the Race

ZeroK (not timed)
$25.00 until Day of the Race

 Kids Race (not timed)
$10.00 until September 12th
$15.00 until Day of the Race

Sep 16   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   September 16, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sep 16   Ageless Expo
The keynote presenter, Auntie Kreamsaugen, will perform and share from personal experiences at 1 pm. There will be seminars and entertainment. The Ageless Car Show will be in the parking lot. Additional information is forthcoming.

You don't have to be a member to come and have some fun at the Ageless Expo.
 
Date:   September 16, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com/
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   September 16, 2017
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sep 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 16, 2017
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 16   2017 Kicks on Route 66 Photography Class
Kicks on Route 66 Photography Class will teach the basics of digital photography. The class will be taught by Mark Harlow. Class size is limited.
Date:   September 16, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Kicks on Route 66 at 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Registration fee is $95
Sep 18   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   September 18, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Sep 19   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   September 19, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Sep 20   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   September 20, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 20   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   September 20, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Sep 21   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   September 21, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sep 21   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   September 21, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 21   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   September 21, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Sep 21   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   September 21, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Sep 22 - Sep 24   CRA Super Bike Racing

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

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

Date:   September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/cra-superbike-racing/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-82407223
Date/Time Details:  

May 12-14, 2017 - Superbikes only on BIR’s 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course

June 9-11, 2017 – Triple Event Weekend with IWA Watercross and the Bracket Drag Racing Series

July 21-23, 2017 – Superbikes only on BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course

Aug. 25-27, 2017 – Dual Event with the Minnesota Street Rod Association

Sept. 22-24, 2017 – Dual event with IWA Watercross - snowmobiles on open water. CRA will be on the 3.1-mile Competition Road Course.

 

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 includes tax

Sep 22 - Sep 24   Box Tops for Education Vendor and Craft Show!
Drop off you Box Tops for Education and shop some awesome vendors such as:
Rich Prairie Chiropractic 
Tupperware 
Thirty-One
Leggings
LipSense
Norwex
Novalee's Boutique
Origami Owl
Tastefully Simple 
 
Date:   September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
​14135 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   During Regular Mall Hours
Sep 22   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 22, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 22   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   September 22, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Sep 22 - Sep 24   Wet & Wild Weekend 2.0
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's road course, while IWA snowmobiles are on Lake BIR for drag racing and oval racing on open water. 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 $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 22-24
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Sep 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 22, 2017
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 22   Grassroots Concert - Charlile Parr
Born in Austin, Minn., Duluth-based Charlie Parr is a roots musician like no other today. “Parr is a folk artist for new American Dust Bowl, a resonator-ready troubadour with well-worn satchel of troubled tales that cut to the heart of a nation mired in fear and in dire need of a roots revival.”  —Acoustic Guitar
Date:   September 22, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   The Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar
Journey Church
5459 Co Hwy 18,
Nisswa, MN 56468


 
Contact:   grassrootsconcerts.org or visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.
Date/Time Details:   September 22, 2017
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Music starts at 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   General Admission $10
Sep 23   Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer?sŪ Brainerd Lakes Area
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against this disease! Take the first step by finding a Walk near you. Once you register, you’ll have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join us and lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease
Date:   September 23, 2017
Time:   08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/MN-Minnesota-NorthDakota?fr_id=10521&pg=entry
Location:   Forestview Middle School 12149 Knollwood Drive Brainerd, MN 56425
Contact:   Bridget Rissmann
Email:   brissmann@alz.org
Date/Time Details:   September 23, 2017 Registration: 8:30 am Walk: 10:00 am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 23   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   September 23, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sep 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 23, 2017
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 23   2017 Crow Wing Paddlers Kayak Ride
The Crow Wing Paddlers Club gathers to explore area rivers and lakes.
Date:   September 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Cuyuna Mine Pits
Watch for an e-mail for details
Contact:   Call 218-692-1200 to join
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 23, 2017
Evening
 
Sep 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   September 24, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Sep 24   Harvest Bingo & Shoe and Purse Sale
Make sure you arrive early for Harvest Bingo on Sunday, the 24th as the day begins at 11 am with a 'Shoe and Purse  Sale'.  There will an array of fun and fantastic items to accessorize your world!!   The Bingo will cost $7/per card for 12 games of Bingo.  It is really a fun gathering.  The Key Club, a Brainerd High School group, will be selling snacks and refreshments at the Front Desk
Date:   September 24, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com/
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   September 24, 2017
11 AM - 1 PM
Fees/Admission:   Bingo $7 per card for 12 games
Sep 25   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   September 25, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 25
School starts at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for details.
Sep 25   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   September 25, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Sep 26   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   September 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Sep 27   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   September 27, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 27   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   September 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Sep 28 - Sep 30   2017 Crosslake Days

Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages including a classic and custom car, motorcycle and tractor show, arts & crafts fair, chili cook-off, kid's activities, live music and much more. Join us and enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors. Crosslake is the place to be September 28-30, 2017. Wear your beads and cash in on sweet and spicy deals from Chamber member merchants all over Crosslake! 

Business Participation Forms
2017 Sponsorship Form
2017 Chili Cook-off Participation
2017 Business Participation Form
2017 Arts & Crafts Application
 
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
9 a.m.        Search for the Missing Chili Pepper
One clue will be released daily. Find the missing chili pepper and cash in a a prize basket of goods and services from the following Crosslake Chamber member businesses: Common Goods, Frandsen Bank & Trust, Lake Country Crafts & Cones, The Crossfire.....

Friday, September 29, 2017

9 a.m.        Search for the Missing Chili Pepper
                  Second of three daily clues released

 4 - 7 p.m.    Drive By Brat Sale 
                    US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground -  35507 CR 66
                    Proceeds benefit Light Up the Dam

6:30 p.m.     Meat Raffle
                    Crosslake American Legion Post #500 - 35112 CR 3

7 - 10 p.m.   Outdoor Movie "Grease" with Costume Contest
                     US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground - 35112 CR 3

8 p.m.          Trivia followed by DJ's JP and Chad
                    Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar 37627 CR 66


Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

7:30 - 11 a.m.      Stonehouse Coffee Tasting
                             Lake Country Crafts & Cones - 36084 CR 66

8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  41st Annual Jul Kaffe Festival Bazaar
                              Crosslake Lutheran Church - 35960 CR 66

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Crosslake Ideal Lions Bazaar & Flea Market
                             Birch Lake Counseling Lot - 35808 CR 66

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.    16th Annual Custom & Classic Car, Motorcycle and Tractor Show 
                            Live Music and  Maucieri's Beer & Food Garden
                            Crosslake Town Square - 14287 Gould Street  
                            All entries eligible for door prizes 
                                 9 a.m. Same Day Registration    
                                 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Public viewing
                                 2:30 p.m. Awards Announced

 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    Hand Crafted Artisans & Vendors
                            Old Exchange Lot - 36095 CR 66

10 a.m.                3rd Annual Dam Walk for CMT
                            Crosslake Campgrounds - 35507 CR 66

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

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Kids Games
                            Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - 37627 CR 66

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

12 p.m.             Annual Chili Cook-off   
                         Judging begins at 11:30 a.m.. - Crosslake Welcome Center
                         Sampling begins at noon till gone at participating businesses
                         Peoples Choice ballots collected at 3 p.m.

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

1 - 3 p.m.         1 p.m. - Bar Bingo  
                         Crosslake American Legion Post #500 - 35112 CR 3

2 p.m.               7th Annual Crosslake Disc Golf Classic
                         Crosslake Community Center - 14126 Daggett Pine Road
                         Shotgun start - $10 - Prizes - all ages welcome

7 - 9 p.m.          Historic Log Village Cider & Candlelight Tour
                         Horse & Wagon Rides
                         Crosslake Historical Museum - 35404 CR 3

10 p.m. - close   DJ's JP and Chad
                           Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - 37627 CR 66


2017 Crosslake Days Committee: Chair -Heather Jones - Barstock Liquors and Committee members -  Wendy Jensen, Northland Press - Sherry Gibbons, Servpro of Brainerd and Park Rapids - Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro - Pat Netko, Lake Country Crafts and Cones - Leann Pitzl, Frandsen Bank & Trust, Annette Ecklund  - Crosslake Auto Body

2016 Judges Choice Chili Winner:  1st Place -  Riverside Saloon & Eatery
                                                         2nd Place - Crosslake Firefighters
                                                         3rd Place - Crosslake Auto Body

2016 Peoples Choice Chili Winner:  1st Place - RiverWood Bank
                                                          2nd Place - Manhattan's
                                                          3rd Place - Edina Realty
                                                          
2016 Crosslake Days Peoples Choice Motorcycle - Jim Gallaway
2016 Crosslake Days Peoples Choice Tractor - Ed Deegan - 1937 John Deer Model B
2016 Crosslake Days Peoples Choice Truck - Klay Johnson - 1672 Chevrolet PU
2016 Crosslake Days Peoples Choice Car - Steve Chmielewski - 1957 Chevrolet 2DR Bel-Air HTP






   

Date:   September 28, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:  
Throughout the town of Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:  
September 28-30, 2017
Fees/Admission:   Purchase $5 souvenir Chili Beads for deals from these Chamber member businesses! Valid 9-29 thru 9-30 unless otherwise noted.
Common Goods - $5 off purchases over $20
Grand Champion Meats - Buy 3, get one free Snack Sticks
Great Furniture Gallery - 15% off accessories
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - free 12oz freshbrew Stonehouse Coffee
The Crossfire - free snack bar with meal purchase


 
Sep 28   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   September 28, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Sep 28   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   September 28, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sep 28   TAKIN' IT TO THE LIMIT-EAGLES TRIBUTE
Back by popular demand, The Fabulous Armadillos & Collective Unconscious come together for a tribute concert celebrating the music of the Eagles. www.fabulousarmadillos.com
Date:   September 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   September 28, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25 Adult/$18 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Purchase 10+ adult tickets & receive a 15% discount. Sponsored by: Edina Realty/Randy & Katie Lee and Breen & Person.
Sep 29 - Oct 01   Drag Racing & World Racing League

Brainerd International Raceway’s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes. Fans can see dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters, all of which are competing for prize money, hardware and all-important series points that go toward series championships at the end of the season.

Bracket Drag Racing Series has a dozen chances for drivers to take home hardware as the series features 12 races on six weekends. On Saturday and Sunday, each class has one round of time trials at the beginning of the day before starting elimination rounds. Class winners will be determined at the end of both days so the intensity will be ratcheted up!

Date:   September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Rd 
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-824-RACE (7223)
Date/Time Details:  

May 5-7, 2017  Drag racing only this weekend.

May 19-21, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

June 9-11, 2017 Triple Event Weekend with CRA Superbike Racing and IWA Watercross

July 7-9, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

July 21-23, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017  Grand finale of the Bracket Drag Racing Series with championships on the line. The World Racing League is on the road course for endurance racing.

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

Sep 29   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 29, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 29   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   September 29, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Sep 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 29, 2017
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 29   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground has been the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer, and we're wrapping up the season for Crosslake Days!  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie to kick off your weekend. 

There is no charge to attend and water & popcorn will be provided too!  All donations are appreciated and will be matched dollar for dollar by the Crosslake Ideal Lions.  100% of the proceeds will be used to enhance the Christmas lights on the Dam and US Army Corps properties.

Friday, June 9 - The Secret Life of Pets 
Friday, July 14 - Moana
Friday, August 11 - Inside Out
Friday, Sept. 29  - Grease (with costume contest and prizes)

Special Saturday night feature on August 26 - The Great Outdoors
In honor of Veterans who will be camping at the Corps.
 
Date:   September 29, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela - US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 29, 2017
Water Safety Program at 7:00 p.m.
Movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.  Donations appreciated and matched by the Crosslake Ideal Lions with proceeds used for Christmas lights at the Dam.
Sep 30   2017 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
You'll find all kinds of treasures at the Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market!  Held in conjunction with Crosslake this is our largest market of the summer!   More than 30 vendors offer something for everyone!
Date:   September 30, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Midtown on Route 66
35808 County Road 66
Crosslake MN  56442
 
Contact:   Laura Billman 218-251-4820
Email:   ly679@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, Sept 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 
Sep 30   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   September 30, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sep 30   CONTINENTAL BALLET?S ?COPPELIA
A wonderful ballet for families and people of all ages! Coppelia is the story of a doll-maker who tries to bring a beautiful doll to life. The villagers discover this and a live girl dresses as the doll to play a trick on the doll-maker. A mix of razor-sharp story-mime with bravura classical dance.

www.continentalballet.com

Tickets: $17 Adult / $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.

Sponsored by: Essentia Health
Date:   September 30, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/continental-ballets-coppelia/
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   Saturday September 30th
1pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $17 Adult / $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Sep 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 30, 2017
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 30   2017 Crosslake Historical Cider and Candlelight Tour
Crosslake Area Historical Society Cider and Candlelight Tour will be held on Crosslake Day. The Society will participate in the Chili Cook-off at noon and end with the Cider and Candlelight Tour of the Village.
Date:   September 30, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Area Historical Society Historic Log Village
35404 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sep 30   CONTINENTAL BALLET?S ?COPPELIA
A wonderful ballet for families and people of all ages! Coppelia is the story of a doll-maker who tries to bring a beautiful doll to life. The villagers discover this and a live girl dresses as the doll to play a trick on the doll-maker. A mix of razor-sharp story-mime with bravura classical dance.

www.continentalballet.com

Tickets: $17 Adult / $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.

Sponsored by: Essentia Health
Date:   September 30, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/continental-ballets-coppelia-2/
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   Saturday September 30th
7:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $17 Adult / $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Oct 01   2017 Crow Wing Paddlers Kayak Ride
The Crow Wing Paddlers Club gathers to explore area rivers and lakes.
Date:   October 1, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Strawberry Lake to Star Lake Chain
Watch for an e-mail for details
Contact:   Call 218-692-1200 to join
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, October 1, 2017
6:00 p.m.
 
Oct 02   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   October 2, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Oct 02   JA bigBowl
Dust off your bowling shoes and start stretching your ball-throwing arm, because Junior Achievement's bigBowl is back!  
On Monday, October 2nd, gather your colleagues and friends for an evening of bowling, fun, and a little healthy competition to support JA programming in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
From 5:30 - 7 p.m. (check in at 5 p.m.), you can be a strike-master, strut your gutter ball skills, or aim for somewhere in between.  You need not be an expert bowler to help provide JA's proven financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programming to the nearly 6,800 students we will impact in the coming school year.  So sign your team up today to support our local kids!
Date:   October 2, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   https://secure.qgiv.com/event/brainerd18/
Location:   Jack's House Bowling Alley
Hwys 25 & 18, Brainerd
Contact:   Amy Gray, District Manager
Email:   amy@jaum.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday, October 2nd
5 p.m. registration
5:30 - 7 p.m. team bowling
Fees/Admission:   Minimum per-player donation of $50
Corporate sponsorships available and encouraged!
Contact amy@jaum.org to learn more!
Oct 03   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   October 3, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Oct 03   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   October 3, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Oct 04   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.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   October 4, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Oct 04   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   October 4, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Oct 05   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   October 5, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Oct 06   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 6, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 06   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   October 6, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Oct 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 6, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 06   ROGUE VALLEY
Known as Minneapolis' most dynamic live act, Rogue Valley is an internationally-recognized group whose music is inspired by the landscape and history of the region. www.lostinroguevalley.com
Date:   October 6, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann Phone: 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 6, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $15 Adult / $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Oct 07   Teravail Oremageddon Mountain Bike Race
October 7th, 2017\

Registration:
7:00am to 8:00am – Miner’s Mountain Rally Center

For those that have registered online, this is were you will pick up your bib and racer bags.  If the event has not sold out, in person registration for all events will be available.

See http://www.cuyunalakesmtb.com/oremageddon.html for race times and other info 
Date:   October 7, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakesmtb.com/oremageddon.html
Location:   Miner's Mountain Rally Center
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday Ocbtober 7th
7am-3pm 
Fees/Admission:   See http://www.cuyunalakesmtb.com/oremageddon.html for details 
Oct 07   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   October 7, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Oct 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 7, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 09   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                       
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                   
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                  
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     
July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
Sept. 25 – Both tracks
Sept. 11 – Both tracks
Oct. 9 – Both tracks

 

Date:   October 9, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Oct 09   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   October 9, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Oct 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   October 9, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Oct 10   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   October 10, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Oct 10   Master Gardeners Classes

Classes held on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon
Register by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574

Presentations facilitated by certified U of M Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.

2017 Schedule
Gardening Class Descriptions

Tuesday, Jan 10: Jennifer Knutson, “An Invitation to the Garden: Outdoor Entertaining”
When planning an outdoor wedding or other big event, you want the gardens surrounding the important occasion to be lovely. Five important practices to keep your gardens looking their best for your big event will be discussed.

Tuesday, February 14: Tracey Srock, “Lettuce and Salad Greens for Your Garden”
Lettuce and salad greens come in a variety of choice, they’re easy to grow, and they’re good for you. They can be grown indoors and/or outside for most of the year. This presentation will discuss variety selection, site preparation, maintenance, and harvesting.

Tuesday, March 14: Coralee Fox, “Plant Natives – Attract Pollinators”
Human activity has left an irrevocable mark on the landscape we occupy. Habitat loss has had a devastating effect on native pollinators that rely on wild and semiwild areas. As a home gardener, you can help while doing what you love by choosing native plants for your garden

Tuesday, April 11, Tracey Srock, “New Adventures in Vegetable Gardening”
Love your vegetable garden but longing to grow something different? This presentation will introduce you to vegetables that are a little different than the standard choices we’ve all come to know and love.

Tuesday, May 9, Jackie Burkey, “Edible Landscaping”
Looking for great ideas on how to mix fruits and vegetables with your flowers and shrubs? This presentation will show you how to eat local, from your own garden, without the long straight rows in the backyard.

Tuesday, June 13: Jennifer Knutson, “Miniature Gardens”
Enter the magical world of miniature gardens! This seminar will present creative ideas on how to design a terrarium, dish garden and outdoor miniature garden, to include fairy gardens.

Tuesday, July 11: JoAnn Weaver, “Healthy Soil – Healthy Garden”
This presentation will help you to understand the key components of different soil types and the challenges that each type can present. Information will be provided on improving your soil quality by means of soil conditioning, incorporating compost, and fertilizing for the best result.

Tuesday, August 8: Coralee Fox, “Water Wisely – Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet”
Knowing how soil texture affects water movement and knowing the what, where and how of watering are key to growing healthy plants and to conserving our precious water supply. The session will include tips for improving the soil, maintaining healthy gardens, trees and shrubs, and a healthy lawn.

Tuesday, September 12: Jackie Burkey, “Dahlias”
Dahlias can add a lot of color and texture to a Minnesota garden. In this class we’ll talk about how to successfully grow gorgeous dahlias and how to store the tubers in winter. We’ll also look at examples of the many different classes of dahlias.

Tuesday, October 10: Jennifer Knutson, “Beware! Within the Plant Kingdom Lurks Evil!”
Nature has many dangerous plants. Most people know about the dangers of poison ivy, but how many Minnesota gardeners know that some common ornamentals can cause serious illness or even death if ingested? This seminar is not meant to frighten but to inform.

Tuesday, November 14: JoAnn Weaver, “Exploring the Medicinal Value of Common Herbs”
Herbal remedies are found on the shelves of many supermarkets and pharmacies. Explore the known risks and benefits of certain plants. Information will be provided on common cultivated and wild herbs.

Tuesday, December 12: JoAnn Weaver, “Shakespeare’s Gardens”
Celebrating the magic of Shakespeare in our gardens is something that we as individuals often unknowingly practice. This presentation will feature an overview of the gardens and the plants that played such an important role in his life and that he so aptly described in his writings.

Date:   October 10, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/library
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Library 218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   2nd Tuesday of each month
June 13 through December 12, 2017
Oct 10   Business After Hours - Dennis Drummond Wine Company

Join Dennis Drummond Wine Company as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location east of Brainerd.

Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. 
 Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   October 10, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  
Dennis Drummond Wine Company
11919 Thiesse Road
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 10, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Oct 11   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   October 11, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Oct 11   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   October 11, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Oct 11   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   October 11, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Oct 12   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   October 12, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Oct 12   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   October 12, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Oct 12   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   October 12, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Oct 13   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 13, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 13   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   October 13, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Oct 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 13   Grassroots Concert - RITA HOSKING
California-based Rita Hosking’s fierce and captivating country-folk voice sings of culture clashes, dishes, forest fires, black holes and hope. Rita’s stories and soul-stirring delivery blend with husband Sean Feder on sparkling dobro and banjo to deliver “authentic American folk-music that stirs the soul.” —No Depression
Date:   October 13, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://grassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar
Journey Church
5459 Co Rd 18
Nisswa, MN  56568
Contact:   grassrootsconcerts.org or visit Grassroots Concerts
Date/Time Details:   October 13, 2017
6:30 pm doors open
7:30 pm music starts
Fees/Admission:   $10 at the door
Oct 14   American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk Nisswa
This is a 5K walk dedicated to reaching out to those with mental disorders and to honor those we have lost to suicide.
Date:   October 14, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.afsp.org
Location:   Grandview Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Jeri Borgwarth- Organizer
Email:   jeriborg@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:   October 14, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   There is no fee required. Go to AFSP.org for pre-registration and to donate. Registration is also available at the walk.
Oct 14   Craft Fair
Craft Shows
We offer Fall, Holiday and Spring craft shows sponsored by Community Education. For more information, contact Kari Roberts at 218-454-6954. All are held at Brainerd High School with over 150 vendors and attendance is free. Refreshments are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting student scholarship funds.
Dates for 2016 
Spring Arts and Craft Festival - May 13, 2017
Fall Arts and Craft Festival - October 14, 2017
Holiday Arts and Craft Festival - November 11, 2017
Craft Shows run from 9:30 am-4 pm at BHS.
 
Date:   October 14, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Brainerd High School
702 S 6th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Kari Roberts 218-454-6957
Date/Time Details:   October 14, 2017
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Oct 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 14, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 16   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   October 16, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Oct 17   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   October 17, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Oct 18   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   October 18, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Oct 18   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   October 18, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Oct 19   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   October 19, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Oct 19 - Oct 22   MEA Sidewalk Sales
Kids are out of school, why not head to the mall for some super deals! 
Date:   October 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   During Regular Mall Hours
Oct 19   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   October 19, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Oct 19   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   October 19, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Oct 19   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   October 19, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Oct 19   ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS
A rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Over 90 minutes of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950's rock and roll music performed live and backed by authentic and energetic rockabilly backup band. Featuring performers from the Broadway show Million Dollar Quartet. www.presleyperkinslewiscash.com 
Date:   October 19, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253 Email:
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 19, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $25 Adult/$18 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.

Purchase 10+ adult tickets & receive a 15% discount. Sponsored by: A Woman's Choice & LaVonne Danzl.
Oct 20   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 20, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 20   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   October 20, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Oct 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 20, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 21   Oktoberfest Arts & Crafts Fair 2017
Arts & Crafts Fair at Ruttger's Oktoberfest! Over 150 booths inside and outside the main lodge, food, beverage, music, and fun!
Date:   October 21, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://ruttgers.com
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge,
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN
Contact:   218.678.4632
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   10/21/2017 9am-4pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Oct 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 21, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   October 22, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Oct 23   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   October 23, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Oct 25   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   October 25, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Oct 25   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   October 25, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Oct 26   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   October 26, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Oct 26   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   October 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Oct 26 - Oct 28   THE WOMAN IN BLACK
A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. "The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter." - Daily Telegraph London Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt's ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating 27 terrifying years in London's West End, The Woman in Black will hold you in her icy grip. This play is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   October 26, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 26, 27 & 28, 2017
7:30 PM
October 28, 2017
2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $12 Adult • $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Oct 27   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 27 - Oct 29   Halloween Vendor and Craft Show
Come and Shop your favorite stores and vendors such as:
Rich Prairie Chiropractic
Thirty-One
Tupperware
Pampered Chef
Pink Zebra
Custom Crafts By Al and Linda
Leggings
Norwex
Andy's Candies and Confections
Novalee's Boutique 
Tastefully Simple
Origami Owl
Date:   October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
​14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   During Regular Mall Hours
 
Oct 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 27   Grassroots - JILLIAN RAE
Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing underscore her stage presence. Reared in the music-rich Iron Range of northern Minnesota, Jillian has become “a triple treat on vocals, fiddle and composition…a joyous expression of strength and resilience.” —Star Tribune
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://grassrootsconcerts,org
Location:   Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar
Journey North Church
5459 Co Road 18 
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   grassrootsconcerts.org or visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook
Date/Time Details:   October 13, 2017
5:30 PM doors open
6:30 PM music starts
Fees/Admission:   $10 at the door
Oct 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 28   THE WOMAN IN BLACK
A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. "The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter." - Daily Telegraph London Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt's ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating 27 terrifying years in London's West End, The Woman in Black will hold you in her icy grip. This play is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 28, 2017
2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $12 Adult • $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Oct 28   Costume 3k ''Zombie'' Fun Run
Wear your Halloween costume and head for the starting line at Ruttger's. It's not a race, but zombies will be chasing you, trying to snatch your "Brains" attached to your race bibs. Each "Brain" is worth a post-race drink, so try your best not to run too slowly. Racers receive a t-shirt!
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM
Website:   http://ruttgers.com/
Location:   Starts at Ruttger's 
Contact:   800-450-4545
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday October 28th
2pm

 
Oct 30   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   October 30, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Nov 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   November 1, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 01   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   November 1, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Nov 03   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 3, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   November 3, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 03   THE HILLBENDERS: THE WHO'S TOMMY
"Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball." Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who's Tommy. The show covers the original album from start to finish with audience participation, plus a set of original bluegrass tunes. www.hillbenders.com
Date:   November 3, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   November 3, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25 Adult / $18 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Nov 04   Twined Rug
Recycle your old jeans, shirts and sheets into a beautiful piece of art for your floor. Class fee includes a loom needed for class. 

There will be two sessions for this event. Saturday November 4th from 9am-11am and Saturday November 18th from 9am-11am.

Items to bring: 
    -1 pair of jeans cut into 1" wide strips for 1st class (this will show in the color of your rug)
    -Bring 2 more pairs of jeans, 1" wide strips, for the second class 
    -Variety of 5 old shirts (any fabric) cut into 1" wide strips (This will show in the color of the rug) 
    -An old flat sheet (this will not be seen in the rug) 
    -Needle, thread, and scissors 
Date:   November 4, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://northlandarb.org/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday November 4th
Saturday November 18th
Both sessions 9am-11am 
Fees/Admission:   $25-Northland Arboretum members
$30-Non members 

Payments due upon registration

To register stop by the Northland Arboretum or call 218-829-8770
Class size limited to the first 6 paid registrants 
Nov 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   November 4, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 06   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   November 6, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Nov 07   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   November 7, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Nov 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:   November 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Nov 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.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   November 8, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 08   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   November 8, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Nov 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:   November 9, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Nov 09   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   November 9, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Nov 09   GHOSTS OF WAR
Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. Based on Smithson's extraordinary and harrowing memoir, this play marches along one GI's tour of duty. It will change the way you feel about what it means to be an American. Smithson will attend this performance and will be on-hand for a talk-back after the show. www.griffintheatre.com
Date:   November 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   November 9, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:  

Tickets: $20 Adult / $15 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases. Free admission to veterans (day of show). First come, first served. Subject to availability

Nov 10   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 10, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 10 - Nov 12   Sidewalk Sale!
Stop in and get some early Christmas shopping done! 
Date:   November 10, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   During Regular Mall Hours
Nov 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:   November 10, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 11   Craft Fair
Craft Shows
We offer Fall, Holiday and Spring craft shows sponsored by Community Education. For more information, contact Kari Roberts at 218-454-6954. All are held at Brainerd High School with over 150 vendors and attendance is free. Refreshments are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting student scholarship funds.
Dates for 2016 
Spring Arts and Craft Festival - May 13, 2017
Fall Arts and Craft Festival - October 14, 2017
Holiday Arts and Craft Festival - November 11, 2017
Craft Shows run from 9:30 am-4 pm at BHS.
 
Date:   November 11, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Brainerd High School
702 S 6th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Kari Roberts 218-454-6957
Date/Time Details:   October 14, 2017
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Nov 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:   November 11, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 13   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   November 13, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Nov 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   November 13, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Nov 14   Master Gardeners Classes

Classes held on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon
Register by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574

Presentations facilitated by certified U of M Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.

2017 Schedule
Gardening Class Descriptions

Tuesday, Jan 10: Jennifer Knutson, “An Invitation to the Garden: Outdoor Entertaining”
When planning an outdoor wedding or other big event, you want the gardens surrounding the important occasion to be lovely. Five important practices to keep your gardens looking their best for your big event will be discussed.

Tuesday, February 14: Tracey Srock, “Lettuce and Salad Greens for Your Garden”
Lettuce and salad greens come in a variety of choice, they’re easy to grow, and they’re good for you. They can be grown indoors and/or outside for most of the year. This presentation will discuss variety selection, site preparation, maintenance, and harvesting.

Tuesday, March 14: Coralee Fox, “Plant Natives – Attract Pollinators”
Human activity has left an irrevocable mark on the landscape we occupy. Habitat loss has had a devastating effect on native pollinators that rely on wild and semiwild areas. As a home gardener, you can help while doing what you love by choosing native plants for your garden

Tuesday, April 11, Tracey Srock, “New Adventures in Vegetable Gardening”
Love your vegetable garden but longing to grow something different? This presentation will introduce you to vegetables that are a little different than the standard choices we’ve all come to know and love.

Tuesday, May 9, Jackie Burkey, “Edible Landscaping”
Looking for great ideas on how to mix fruits and vegetables with your flowers and shrubs? This presentation will show you how to eat local, from your own garden, without the long straight rows in the backyard.

Tuesday, June 13: Jennifer Knutson, “Miniature Gardens”
Enter the magical world of miniature gardens! This seminar will present creative ideas on how to design a terrarium, dish garden and outdoor miniature garden, to include fairy gardens.

Tuesday, July 11: JoAnn Weaver, “Healthy Soil – Healthy Garden”
This presentation will help you to understand the key components of different soil types and the challenges that each type can present. Information will be provided on improving your soil quality by means of soil conditioning, incorporating compost, and fertilizing for the best result.

Tuesday, August 8: Coralee Fox, “Water Wisely – Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet”
Knowing how soil texture affects water movement and knowing the what, where and how of watering are key to growing healthy plants and to conserving our precious water supply. The session will include tips for improving the soil, maintaining healthy gardens, trees and shrubs, and a healthy lawn.

Tuesday, September 12: Jackie Burkey, “Dahlias”
Dahlias can add a lot of color and texture to a Minnesota garden. In this class we’ll talk about how to successfully grow gorgeous dahlias and how to store the tubers in winter. We’ll also look at examples of the many different classes of dahlias.

Tuesday, October 10: Jennifer Knutson, “Beware! Within the Plant Kingdom Lurks Evil!”
Nature has many dangerous plants. Most people know about the dangers of poison ivy, but how many Minnesota gardeners know that some common ornamentals can cause serious illness or even death if ingested? This seminar is not meant to frighten but to inform.

Tuesday, November 14: JoAnn Weaver, “Exploring the Medicinal Value of Common Herbs”
Herbal remedies are found on the shelves of many supermarkets and pharmacies. Explore the known risks and benefits of certain plants. Information will be provided on common cultivated and wild herbs.

Tuesday, December 12: JoAnn Weaver, “Shakespeare’s Gardens”
Celebrating the magic of Shakespeare in our gardens is something that we as individuals often unknowingly practice. This presentation will feature an overview of the gardens and the plants that played such an important role in his life and that he so aptly described in his writings.

Date:   November 14, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/library
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Library 218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   2nd Tuesday of each month
June 13 through December 12, 2017
Nov 14   Business After Hours - Hytec Construction

Join Hy-Tec Construction as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location south of Brainerd.
 
Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network.  Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   November 14, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Hy-Tec Construction
11360 Business 371
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,November 14, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Nov 15   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   November 15, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 15   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   November 15, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Nov 16   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   November 16, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Nov 16   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   November 16, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Nov 16   2017 Brainerd Lakes Chamber Celebration of Excellence Annual Dinner
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to celebrate your fellow Chamber Members' accomplishments, recognize our outstanding volunteers, and congratulate the recipients of the Business Excellence Award and Business Legacy Award at the Celebration of Excellence Annual Dinner on Thursday, November 16, at Cragun's Resort. Enjoy visiting with old friends, making new acquaintances, and sharing your business success stories!

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LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE GRADUATION

After you've enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Cragun's top chefs, the Blue Ox Business Academy's Leadership Experience Class of 2017 will be recognized. The Leadership Experience is a nine-month program (10 full days!) that develops and inspires emerging leaders through experiences that help them to better understand themselves and their connections to a thriving community.

 

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD
Every year the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce recognizes an outstanding business for its entrepreneurial spirit and accomplishments. The Business Excellence Award shines the spotlight on one Brainerd Lakes Chamber member who has displayed our values in the following ways: Leadership, Workforce, Innovation and Community. Presented by Brainerd Dispatch, the 2017 Business Excellence Award will honor TBD!



BUSINESS LEGACY AWARD

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce will present the Business Legacy Award to an individual who has achieved exceptional business success in his or her lifetime. We seek to recognize inspiring leadership that transcends business and leaves a legacy of community and economic vitality for generations to come. Present by RiverWood Bank, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber's 2017 Business Legacy Award will honor TBD.


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DESTINATION DOWNTOWN THE BIG REVEAL


A video presentation of the Destination Downtown finalists will be presented and the winner will be named!


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TICKETS & SPONSORSHIPS

Individual event tickets are  TBD. But if you're representing a business or have a group that would like to attend, we hope you consider one of our promotional opportunities:

Business Showcase Spectacular: FREE!
This year, we’ve replaced our traditional “decorate a table” sponsorship with a new opportunity to showcase your business to all attendees. Provide an eye-popping pièce de résistance that could include promotional items, products, flowers and/or assorted goodies that inspire oooh’s and aaah’s while marketing your business. Each showcase will be prominently displayed and given away to a randomly-drawn lucky winner at the conclusion of the event. (Suggested value is $100. Please deliver to the Chamber prior to October 26th or to Cragun’s Sports Center by noon on November 16th.)

Dinner Table Sponsor: $TBD

  • 1 reserved table with 8 seats and floral centerpiece bouquet
  • Business logo on the live event screen, website, and listed/linked
    on all digital and print materials
  
Dinner Table Sponsor with Lakes Proud Upgrade: $TBD
Set yourself apart and upgrade your table with a donation to the Lakes Proud “buy local” campaign! Receive all the benefits above, plus:
  • Front and center table placement
  • Lakes Proud “table flair”
  • 2 Bottles of Pre-Set Wine: $TBD
  • Salmon Creek Chardonnay
  • Beringer White Zinfandel
  • Salmon Creek Cabernet
  • Beringer Founders Estate Merlot
 

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EVENT SCHEDULE:
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Social Hour (appetizers and cash bar)

6:00 - 8:45 p.m.

  • Celebration of Excellence Welcome - Sponsored by Widseth Smith Nolting
  • Recognition of volunteers, committees, and retiring board members
  • Graduation of the Leadership Class of 2017
  • Plated Dinner
  • Destination Downtown Presentation and Winner Announced!
  • Business Excellence Award Presentation - Sponsored by Brainerd Dispatch
  • Business Legacy Award Presentation - Sponsored by Riverwood Bank


Music for the evening will be provided by the Blue Moon Quintet.

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ABOUT THE AWARDS
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber will present two awards at its six-annual Celebration of Excellence on November 16th - the traditional Business Excellence Award, which goes to an outstanding local business, and the Business Legacy Award, which celebrates individual lifetime achievements as well as community and economic contributions. 
 
For both awards, a nomination/application process was announced in June 2017. After the deadline passed in mid-July, a ten-member volunteer selection committee independently scored and discussed each applicant before choosing the recipients.
 
Past recipients of the Business Excellence Award include:

  • Widseth Smith Nolting (2012)
  • Crosswoods Golf (2013)

  • Grand View Lodge (2014)

  • Ultra Paws LLC (2015)
     
  • Just for Kix (2016)

Past recipient of the Business Legacy Award:
  • Stewart C. Mills Jr.
Date:   November 16, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:  
Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Thursday, November 16, 2017
5 p.m. - Social
6:30 p.m. - Plated dinner
7:30 p.m. - Celebration of Excellence program
Fees/Admission:   Plated Dinner: $45 / person TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CALLING SUE 218-822-7119 OR COLLEEN 218-822-7107
Dinner Table Sponsor: $600
Dinner Table Sponsor with Lakes Proud Upgrade: $850
2 Bottles of Pre-Set Wine: $75
Business Showcase Spectacular: $0
 
Nov 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:   November 16, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Nov 17   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 17, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 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:   November 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 17   Grassroots Concert - ACTUAL WOLF
Actual Wolf, aka Eric Pollard, is a Grand Rapids, Minn. native. He is the dude with red glasses who blends the grit and soul of country music with the rhythm of rock and the twang of Americana. ?Listening to him is like hearing a wolf trying on a sound; a vocal chameleon, channeling Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, or a nameless country singer drifting in on AM signal.? ?MINNESOTA BROWN
Date:   November 17, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://grassrootsconcerts
Location:   Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar
Journey North Church
5459 Co. Rd. 18
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   grassrootsconcerts.org or visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook
Date/Time Details:   November 18, 2017
6:30 PM doors open
7:30 PM music starts
 
Fees/Admission:   $10 at the door
Nov 18   Twined Rug
Recycle your old jeans, shirts and sheets into a beautiful piece of art for your floor. Class fee includes a loom needed for class. 

There will be two sessions for this event. Saturday November 4th from 9am-11am and Saturday November 18th from 9am-11am.

Items to bring: 
    -1 pair of jeans cut into 1" wide strips for 1st class (this will show in the color of your rug)
    -Bring 2 more pairs of jeans, 1" wide strips, for the second class 
    -Variety of 5 old shirts (any fabric) cut into 1" wide strips (This will show in the color of the rug) 
    -An old flat sheet (this will not be seen in the rug) 
    -Needle, thread, and scissors 
Date:   November 18, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://northlandarb.org/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday November 4th
Saturday November 18th
Both sessions 9am-11am 
Fees/Admission:   $25-Northland Arboretum members
$30-Non members 

Payments due upon registration

To register stop by the Northland Arboretum or call 218-829-8770
Class size limited to the first 6 paid registrants 
Nov 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:   November 18, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 20   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   November 20, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Nov 22   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   November 22, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 22   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   November 22, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Nov 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:   November 23, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Nov 24   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 24, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 24   30th Annual Open House - Judy's House of Gifts
Judy's House of Gifts is hosting their 30th Annual Open House Friday and Saturday, November 24-25, 2017.  In-store specials, refreshments, door prizes, free gift wrapping and a free gift with $30 purchase.  Judy and staff can help you find unique and meaningful gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
Date:   November 24, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Judy's House of Gifts
35494 CR 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Judy's House of Gifts 218-692-3123
Date/Time Details:   Fri. and Sat. November 24-25, 2017
9:30 a.m - 5 p.m.
Nov 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:   November 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 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:   November 25, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   November 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Nov 27   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   November 27, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Nov 29   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   November 29, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 29   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   November 29, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Dec 01   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   December 1, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Dec 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   December 1, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Dec 02   Holiday at the Dam in Crosslake
We're gearing up for the holiday season in Crosslake with Christmas activities for the entire family.  On Sat. Dec. 2, 2017 you can check off items on your gift list with unique and special gifts from Crosslake retailers offering refreshments, deals, discounts, gift wrapping and more!  Santa will be at the US Army Corps Campgrounds from 1 - 4 p.m.where you can enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, sip hot cider, warm up near the campfire with s'mores, and more!  Swag bags featuring Crosslake merchant deals, discounts and information will be free to the first 150 adult attendees. 

Bring a new unwrapped gift donation to the Dam, for Christmas for Kids  
This gift drive offers less fortunate families living in our community the opportunity to receive gifts and a meal to make their holiday special. 



 
Date:   December 2, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers
Crosslake Recreation Area
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Chamber of Commerce Crosslake Office, 218-692-4027
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, December 2, 2017
1 - 4 pm
Dec 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   December 2, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Dec 04   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   December 4, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Dec 06   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   December 6, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Dec 06   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   December 6, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Dec 08   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   December 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Dec 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   December 8, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Dec 08   Grassroots Concert - Sally Barris
Sally Barris is a Nashville songwriter whose songs have been covered by many top-level artists. Fans are equally impressed with her song writing and expressive mountain soprano conveyed in a bright spirit. “Barris knows how to write lyrics that are forthright as a stream of clear water.” —Dirty Linen
Date:   December 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://grassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar
Journey Church
5459 County Rd 18
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   grassrootsconcerts.org or visit Grassroots Concerts Facebook
Date/Time Details:   December 8, 2017
6:30 PM doors open
7:30 PM music starts
Fees/Admission:   $10 at the door
Dec 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   December 9, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Dec 09   Santa's Bobbin' Into Town!

3:30 p.m. Cole Memorial Building
 

  • Santa & Mrs. Claus with story time, Jingles the Elf and animal balloons, magician, crafts and goodies!
     

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Trailside Park
 

  • Bonfire with cocoa, s'mores and caroling hosted by Ms. Pequot Lakes Royalty.
     
  • Free Horse and Wagon Rides
  •  Kids Bobber Hunt
     

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Jack Pine Center
 

  •  Hungry Loon Cafe' Dinner for kids $4
     
  •  Photos with Santa and candy canes
     

6:00 p.m. "Light Up the Night Parade!"
 

  • On Government Drive from Pro-Build Lumber, left onto Main Street, left at 4-way stop. Cash Prizes!
  • No entry fee, call Barb Merritt for info 568-4695.

 
Sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes, Inc.

Date:   December 9, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://communityactionpequotlakes.org/
Location:  

Cole Memorial Building
Trailside Park
Jack Pine Center
Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 

 

 

Contact:   Barb Merritt 218-568-4695 Barb Merritt, (218)568-4695
Email:   communityactionpl@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, December 9, 2017
 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  
Free Community Event
Open to Business, organizations, and families!
Dec 11   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   December 11, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Dec 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   December 11, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Dec 12   Master Gardeners Classes

Classes held on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon
Register by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574

Presentations facilitated by certified U of M Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.

2017 Schedule
Gardening Class Descriptions

Tuesday, Jan 10: Jennifer Knutson, “An Invitation to the Garden: Outdoor Entertaining”
When planning an outdoor wedding or other big event, you want the gardens surrounding the important occasion to be lovely. Five important practices to keep your gardens looking their best for your big event will be discussed.

Tuesday, February 14: Tracey Srock, “Lettuce and Salad Greens for Your Garden”
Lettuce and salad greens come in a variety of choice, they’re easy to grow, and they’re good for you. They can be grown indoors and/or outside for most of the year. This presentation will discuss variety selection, site preparation, maintenance, and harvesting.

Tuesday, March 14: Coralee Fox, “Plant Natives – Attract Pollinators”
Human activity has left an irrevocable mark on the landscape we occupy. Habitat loss has had a devastating effect on native pollinators that rely on wild and semiwild areas. As a home gardener, you can help while doing what you love by choosing native plants for your garden

Tuesday, April 11, Tracey Srock, “New Adventures in Vegetable Gardening”
Love your vegetable garden but longing to grow something different? This presentation will introduce you to vegetables that are a little different than the standard choices we’ve all come to know and love.

Tuesday, May 9, Jackie Burkey, “Edible Landscaping”
Looking for great ideas on how to mix fruits and vegetables with your flowers and shrubs? This presentation will show you how to eat local, from your own garden, without the long straight rows in the backyard.

Tuesday, June 13: Jennifer Knutson, “Miniature Gardens”
Enter the magical world of miniature gardens! This seminar will present creative ideas on how to design a terrarium, dish garden and outdoor miniature garden, to include fairy gardens.

Tuesday, July 11: JoAnn Weaver, “Healthy Soil – Healthy Garden”
This presentation will help you to understand the key components of different soil types and the challenges that each type can present. Information will be provided on improving your soil quality by means of soil conditioning, incorporating compost, and fertilizing for the best result.

Tuesday, August 8: Coralee Fox, “Water Wisely – Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet”
Knowing how soil texture affects water movement and knowing the what, where and how of watering are key to growing healthy plants and to conserving our precious water supply. The session will include tips for improving the soil, maintaining healthy gardens, trees and shrubs, and a healthy lawn.

Tuesday, September 12: Jackie Burkey, “Dahlias”
Dahlias can add a lot of color and texture to a Minnesota garden. In this class we’ll talk about how to successfully grow gorgeous dahlias and how to store the tubers in winter. We’ll also look at examples of the many different classes of dahlias.

Tuesday, October 10: Jennifer Knutson, “Beware! Within the Plant Kingdom Lurks Evil!”
Nature has many dangerous plants. Most people know about the dangers of poison ivy, but how many Minnesota gardeners know that some common ornamentals can cause serious illness or even death if ingested? This seminar is not meant to frighten but to inform.

Tuesday, November 14: JoAnn Weaver, “Exploring the Medicinal Value of Common Herbs”
Herbal remedies are found on the shelves of many supermarkets and pharmacies. Explore the known risks and benefits of certain plants. Information will be provided on common cultivated and wild herbs.

Tuesday, December 12: JoAnn Weaver, “Shakespeare’s Gardens”
Celebrating the magic of Shakespeare in our gardens is something that we as individuals often unknowingly practice. This presentation will feature an overview of the gardens and the plants that played such an important role in his life and that he so aptly described in his writings.

Date:   December 12, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/library
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Library 218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   2nd Tuesday of each month
June 13 through December 12, 2017
Dec 13   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   December 13, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Dec 13   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   December 13, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Dec 13   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   December 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Dec 14   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   December 14, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Dec 14   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   December 14, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Dec 14 - Dec 17   Miracle on 34th Street
In this most heartwarming holiday story, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. Does the court confirm Kris as the true Santa? come see the dramatic results.

Auditions: October 13 at 7 p.m.; October 14 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Callbacks at 3 p.m.
Date:   December 14, 2017 - December 17, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://chamber.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/stage-north-theatre-company-11677
Location:   Stage North Theatre Company, Inc.
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Call to reserve your season tickets 218-232-6810
Date/Time Details:   Thursday - Sunday, December 14 - 17, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and December 17, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Season Tickets Only:
Adult $25.00
Child $12.50
Dec 15   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   December 15, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Dec 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   December 15, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Dec 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   December 16, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Dec 18   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   December 18, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Dec 20   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   December 20, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Dec 20   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   December 20, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Dec 21   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   December 21, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Dec 21   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   December 21, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Dec 21   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   December 21, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Dec 22   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   December 22, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Dec 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   December 22, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Dec 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   December 23, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Dec 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   December 24, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Dec 25   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   December 25, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Dec 27   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   December 27, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Dec 27   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   December 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Dec 28   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   December 28, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Dec 29   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   December 29, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Dec 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   December 29, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Dec 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   December 30, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 01   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   January 1, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jan 03   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   January 3, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 05   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   January 5, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   January 5, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   January 6, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 08   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   January 8, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jan 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   January 8, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jan 10   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   January 10, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jan 10   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   January 10, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 11   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   January 11, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Jan 11   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   January 11, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jan 12   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   January 12, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   January 12, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   January 13, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 15   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   January 15, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jan 17   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   January 17, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 17   2018 United Way Chili Cook-off
2018 United Way Chili Cook-off. Cast your vote for the community choice award.
Date:   January 17, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.unitedwaynow.org
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Tammy 218-829-2619
Email:   tammy@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:   January 17, 2018
11:30 am - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:  
 
Jan 18   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Jan 18   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jan 18   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jan 19   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   January 19, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   January 19, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   January 20, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 22   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   January 22, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jan 24   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   January 24, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 25   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   January 25, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Jan 26   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   January 26, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   January 26, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   January 27, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   January 28, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jan 29   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   January 29, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jan 31   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.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   January 31, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 01 - Feb 03   2018 Crosslake 15th Annual WinterFest
Bundle up the kids and bring your sleds and ice skates on Friday evening to enjoy a huge snow mountain and pond skating!  The whole family can take part in the scavenger hunt, games, roast a s'more and sip hot cocoa while enjoying a fantastic fireworks display!  Drop the kids off with a sitter and enjoy a date night in Crosslake with live music and DJ entertainment at several Crosslake establishments!  Rise and shine Saturday morning for the Firefighters pancake breakfast before taking part in the days activities including Ice Car Racing, Bocce Ball Tournament, Helicopter Rides, Radar Runs, Italian Olympics, Kids Games, shopping, food and drink specials all over town plus the 15th Annual SoupFest.

2018 WinterFest sweatshirts coming soon!

 Buy your 2018 Limited edition Coors Light Beer Koozie for $5  and get $2.50 Coors Light bottles on Fri and Sat. Feb. 1-3, 2018 at participating establishments.

Thurs. February 1, 2018 - 9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion
First of three daily clues released at local merchants and online at www.crosslake.com

Fri. February 2, 2018
9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion - 2nd clue released

3:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Cabin Fever Carnival
Crosslake Community School (36974 CR 66)
Kids Games, Bake Walk, Food & Fun! Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog!

6:30 p.m. - Meat Raffle
Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion (35112 CR 3)

7 - 9 p.m. - Celebrate WinterFest
Crosslake Community Center (14126 Daggett Pine Road)
Pond Skating, Snow Mountain, Bonfire & S'mores, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Crosslake Fire Trucks on display, Scavenger Hunt, Warming House, Hot Apple Cider, Music with DJ "JP". WinterFest gear including sweatshirts, beer koozies and wristbands on sale too!
9 p.m. - Fireworks display

10 p.m. - Music featuring DJ's JP and Chad 
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

Sat. February 3, 2018
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast 
Crosslake Lutheran Church (35960 CR 66)

8 - 11 a.m. - Stonehouse Coffee Tasting
Lake Country Crafts & Cones

9 a.m. - Find the Lost Medallion - 3rd and final clue released

11 a.m. - Tiki Bar & Beach Bonfire
Manhattan Beach Lodge (39051 CR 66)

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. -  Kids Games
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

11 a.m. - Dusk - Helicopter Rides (weather permitting)
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

12 p.m. - 15th Annual SoupFest tasting begins 
Vote for your favorites and win a  prize package valued at $300!
 

12 p.m. - Ice Car Racing on Big Pine Lake
The Cedar Chest (33350 CR 3)

12 p.m. Bocce Ball Tournament
Riverside Saloon & Eatery

12 - 3 p.m. - Family Fun  
US Army Corps of Engineers Campground (35507 CR 66)
Bonfire, s'mores, coloring contest, water safety T-shirt color-ons and Bobber the Water Safety Dog

1 p.m. - Italian Outdoor Olympics
Maucieri's Italian Bistro (34650 CR 3)

1 p.m. Bar Bingo (18+)
Manhattan's (39051 CR 66)

1 - 4 p.m. - Radar Runs on the Bay
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

1:30 p.m. - Bar Bingo
Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion (35112 CR 3)

10 p.m. - Music featuring DJ's JP and Chad
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

2017 SOUPFEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Judges Choice 
1st Place: Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion Post#500

2nd Place: (tie) Judy's House of Gifts and Manhattan's
3rd Place: Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

Peoples Choice Amateur
1st Place: US Army Corps of Engineers
2nd Place: Barstock Liquors
3rd Place: Judy's House of Gifts

Peoples Choice Culinary:
1st Place: Manhattan's

2nd Place: Riverside Saloon & Eatery
3rd Place: Zorbaz - Crozzlake


Need Lodging?  Check out these preferred lodging partners.

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the
2018 WinterFest Chairperson Jessica Eide - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar and Committee Members: Tim & Beth Schalow - NMN Inc.and Northern Lakes Embroidery, Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Heather Jones - Barstock Liquors, Pat Netko - Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Becky Peterson - Whitefish Lodge & Suites, Bonnie Mudek and Terry McNaughton- Riverside Saloon & Eatery, Corrine Hodapp and Jason Hauser - US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground, Cindy Myogeto and Cindy Nelson - Crosslake Chamber of Commerce

Bundle up the family and bring them to Crosslake for our 11th Annual WinerFest Celebration!
Begin your weekend on Thursday and locate the WinterFest Medallion for a prize package worth hundreds!
Enjoy many good ol'fashoned family friendly activities on Friday and Saturday!Businesses Click these links for Sponsorship opportunities and Participation opprotunities.

Date:   February 1, 2018 - February 3, 2018
Location:  
Throughout Crosslake!
Contact:   218-692-4027 Cindy Myogeto
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
February 1-3, 2018
Fees/Admission:   Purchase your $5 wristband at these participating businesses and cash in on deals and discounts all over Crosslake! 


 
Feb 02   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   February 2, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 2, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 3, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 05   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   February 5, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442