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Jan 01 - Jan 31   The Woods January Jubilee 2018
Join us at the Woods in January where "The Best is Yet to Come!"
JANUARY JUBILEE
Happy hour EVERY hour the month of January!
New Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday!
$8.00 lunches Wednesday - Saturday!
Buy One Get One 1/2 Off Lunches Wednesday - Friday!

Tuesday: BOGO Drink Specials
Wednesday: 1 lb. Wings from 4-6 $5.00
Thursday: Build Your Own Burger $5.00
Friday & Saturday: Prime Rib Special Crablegs & 6 oz. Sirloin & All You Can Eat Shrimp! $25.00
Sunday: Bloody Marys for $5.00 and $1.00 12 oz. ALL DAY Snits!
 
Date:   January 1, 2018 - January 31, 2018
Website:   http://www.thewoodsmn.com
Location:   19624 Cty. Rd. 3, Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Join us at the Woods in January where ''The Best is Yet to Come!'' JANUARY JUBILEE
Email:   info@thewoodsmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Entire Month of January
Jan 15 - Jan 19   The Center Weekly Activities
Monday 15
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. - Ask Ann open House
9 a.m. - Zumba
9:30 a.m. - Mahjong Lessons
10:30 a.m. - Reminisce Group Meeting
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 Noodle Casserole, Green Beans, Peaches, Bread, Pudding, Milk
1:15 p.m. - Cribbage
 
Tuesday 16
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: BBQ pork Chop, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Blend Vegetable, Bread, Scalloped Apples, Milk
12:00 p.m. - Model Railroad Group
1 p.m. - Acrylic/Oil Painting
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
2 p.m. - Mahjong
5 p.m. - Dominos
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge
6:30 p.m. - Wood Carving
6:30 p.m. - Bluegrass Jam
 
Wednesday 17
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8:30 a.m. - Energized
9 a.m. - Zumba
9 a.m. - Hand & Foot
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
10:30 a.m. - Book Club
11:00 a.m. - Pool International Meeting
11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining: Meatloaf, Whole Parslied Potatoes, Creamed Corn, Bread, Mandarin Oranges, Milk
12:30 p.m. - Bingo
 
 
 
 
Thursday 18
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
10:00 a.m. - Mentor Group
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
11:15a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Oven Crispy Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Carrots, Bread, Poke Cake, Milk
11:30 a.m. - Music & Dancing   
12-3 p.m. - Watercolor
12:00 p.m. - Board Meeting
1:00 p.m. - Scrabble
 
Friday 19
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
9 a.m. - Zumba
10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop
10 a.m. - Creative Coloring
10 a.m. - Whist
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Meaty Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes, Coleslaw, Biscuit, Cheesecake, Milk
12:30 - Mahjong
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee “LaLa Land” 
 
Date:   January 15, 2018 - January 19, 2018
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
Jan 16   Visitors Guide Presentation Q/A
Come and see a prototype of our upcoming Brainerd Lakes Visitors Guide. This is one of the best opportunities to showcase our area to the rest of the country but we need your help to make it a reality. There is an enormous amount of content, games and photos that we hope to include in this year's magazine, but the final size of the publication depends on the support we receive from our members.

At this event, you will be able to see a physical copy of the visitors guide as we explain the new sections and features of the book. It may seem silly that we would ask you to come in and see a book until you actually see it and understand what types of changes we have made. Everyone who has seen it has loved it. Please join us.

VISITORS’ GUIDE DISTRIBUTION INCLUDES:
• MSP Airport
• Mall of America
• Star Tribune
• Fargo Forum
• Duluth News Tribune
• Mankato Free Press
• Chambers of Commerce and Tourism Centers Statewide
• Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center

Over 200,000 people enter the Welcome Center doors each year. Guides are promoted and readily available!

Wait - THERE’S MORE!

The Visitors Guide is displayed on a network of websites receiving over 5 MILLION page views per year.
  • Online Presence - The Guide is viewable on smart phones, tablets, and desktop computers.
  • Direct Link to Website - A link directly to your webpage from the online guide is available with display advertising.
  • Email & Social Media Promotion - Guide will be promoted through all Chamber email marketing and social media vehicles.
Date:   January 16, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Seth Neistadt
Email:   seth@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Jan 16   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   January 16, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jan 16   Business After Hours - Digital Horizons

Join Digital Horizons as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their new location in Brainerd. Prairie Bay will be serving bruschetta bites, meatballs and dip platter. Beverage choices will be water, pop and coffee. Digital Horizons will be giving away a Sonos Play: 1 Speaker ($200 value)! Must be present to win.

Digital Horizons is a provider of custom audio/visual, automation and lighting control solutions for residential and commercial environments. "The Digital Horizons 'Experience Center' is a space where our clients can see, touch, and use the same technology that would be installed in their homes or businesses. Every inch of the space is dedicated to showcasing the latest in building technology, including automation, lighting control systems, motorized window treatments, audio and surround sound systems, security and surveillance systems, and more."

 
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:   January 16, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Digital Horizons
1924 South 10th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,January 16, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
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.

– Nothing takes away the chill like a bowl of chili; and the annual United Way Chili Cook-Off comes at a perfect time this year for just that.
 
This year’s event, themed the ‘Chili Olympics,’ will be held from 11 am – 1 pm Wednesday, January 17th at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd. Presenting sponsor for this year is Deerwood Bank.
 
According to organizers, 38 businesses and non-profit organizations will serve up their best chili recipes and vie for the gold medal. Awards will be presented by Miracle on Ice Olympic gold medalist, Phil Verchota.
 
Tickets are available online for $7 if purchased before Monday, January 15th; or $10 at the door.
 
For online tickets, visit www.unitedwaynow.org and click on the Chili Cook-Off link.
 
 
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:   Tickets are available online for $7 if purchased before Monday, January 15th; or $10 at the door.
 
For online tickets, visit www.unitedwaynow.org and click on the Chili Cook-Off link.
 
 
Jan 17   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   January 17, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jan 18 - Jan 20   24th Annual Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous - Pequot Lakes

Trailride - Show - Performance Demonstration -
Swap Meet


Hosted by Pequot Brush Pilots, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Antique Snowmobile Club of America
American Legion
Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Date:   January 18, 2018 - January 20, 2018
Location:  
Trailside Park
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce 218-568-8911 or Dave Guenther 218-831-1636
Email:   ascoa921@tds.net
Date/Time Details:  
Thursday, January 18
6:00 pm "Shop Night" at Dave and Barb Guenthers - a good old "Minnesota Potluck!" - bring an item to share.

Friday, January 19
12:00 pm  Antique and Vintage (newer are welcome!) trail ride to the Timberjack and beyond. Campfire cook on the trail north of Pequot Lakes. Later that evening, get together at American Legion.
 
Saturday, January 20
9:00 am - Noon Registration for show at the American Legion
10:00 am - 4:00 pm  Antique and Vintage Show in Trailside Park along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  Awards for oldest operational machine, best original antique, best restored antique Cutter Class/Peer's Choice Award, Rat Sled (must run), best original/restored vintage machine (1969 or newer) and best costume.
1:00 pm -  Antique (1966 and older) "Performance Demonstrations" (no trophies, just braggin rights)
1:00 pm Trail ride #2
5:00 pm - Social hour at American Legion
6:00 pm Meal and program
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission for All Spectators
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   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jan 18   Visitors Guide Presentation Q/A
Come and see a prototype of our upcoming Brainerd Lakes Visitors Guide. This is one of the best opportunities to showcase our area to the rest of the country but we need your help to make it a reality. There is an enormous amount of content, games and photos that we hope to include in this year's magazine, but the final size of the publication depends on the support we receive from our members.

At this event, you will be able to see a physical copy of the visitors guide as we explain the new sections and features of the book. It may seem silly that we would ask you to come in and see a book until you actually see it and understand what types of changes we have made. Everyone who has seen it has loved it. Please join us.

VISITORS’ GUIDE DISTRIBUTION INCLUDES:
• MSP Airport
• Mall of America
• Star Tribune
• Fargo Forum
• Duluth News Tribune
• Mankato Free Press
• Chambers of Commerce and Tourism Centers Statewide
• Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center

Over 200,000 people enter the Welcome Center doors each year. Guides are promoted and readily available!

Wait - THERE’S MORE!

The Visitors Guide is displayed on a network of websites receiving over 5 MILLION page views per year.
  • Online Presence - The Guide is viewable on smart phones, tablets, and desktop computers.
  • Direct Link to Website - A link directly to your webpage from the online guide is available with display advertising.
  • Email & Social Media Promotion - Guide will be promoted through all Chamber email marketing and social media vehicles.
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Seth Neistadt
Email:   seth@brainerdlakeschamber.com
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:   06:00 PM - 08:00 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
6 - 8 pm
Jan 19   "For You" Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals after the holidays!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Call for details!
Date:   January 19, 2018
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of January 8 and runs through February 23, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee, details on what's included on flyer
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   Battle For The Axe

Throw down in the dead of winter for your team's chance to be added to the Axe! A full day of three to four events hosted by CrossFit Grow in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Expect classic CrossFit-style WODs as well as at least one workout out in the elements--those who battle for the axe don't mind the weather! Teams of two--M/M and F/F, both Rx and Scaled Divisions available. High skill movements not prioritized--this is a throw-down designed to test limits and make you sweat as well as building community, and having fun! Prize bags for podium winners in all four divisions--first place winners receive a hatchet among other prizes. Registration limited--find your partner, name your team and sign up now!

**We are aware that there is no current slot for team name in registration. Not to worry! You will receive an email after registration asking for your teammate name as well as Team Name. :-)

This competition will favor stamina and grit over brute strength. The weights and skills provided are only a recommendation per division and are not a complete list. Actual competition weights and skills may be modified.

All weights listed as working weights.


Rx:
Deadlift 185/135
Push press 115/85
Thruster 95/65
Pull- ups
Double unders
Box jumps 24"/20"

Scaled:
Deadlift 155/105
Push press 95/65
Thruster 65/35
Hanging knee raises
Single unders
Box jump 20"/16"

Date:   January 20, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Website:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/battle-for-the-axe-tickets-38064843973?aff=ehomecard#tickets
Location:   CrossFit Grow
15620 Edgewood Dr N
Baxter, MN 56401

Near Boulder Tap House off Highway 371 N

 
Contact:   David Quisberg
Email:   dquisberg@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   January 20, 2018
7:30 AM registration opens
(Sign up ahead of time here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/battle-for-the-axe-tickets-38064843973?aff=ehomecard#tickets)
After Party starts no later than 5:30 PM at CrossFit Grow
Jan 20   Kicks adult painting with Kathi Mann
Kicks on Route 66 offers a painting class with Kathi Mann. All supplies are included for this water mixable oil, 11"x14", Winter Birch. Bring your friends,your own food and drink, and spend a few hours with us. You will leave with a completed piece of art. Please RSVP at least three days in advance to insure your seat, or call by 4PM, one day prior to see if space is available.
Date:   January 20, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Rd. 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-5425
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM.
Fees/Admission:   $49.00, per person includes supplies.
Jan 20   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   January 20, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Jan 20   2018 Crosslake Ice Car Races
Crosslake Ice Car Racing
Date:   January 20, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   On Big Pine Lake
Off County Road 3 South of Crosslake
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays in January and February
Fees/Admission:   Free 
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 20 - Jan 21   Moonlight Shoot
Customers will get a chance to shoot at our range after hours. The moonlight shoot is for customers who want to experience shooting in a low light condition. We are bringing a fun, exciting and safe atmosphere of cosmic lighting to the range. Instructors will be available on site to assist all customers.
Date:   January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Website:   https://www.billsgs.com/training/
Location:   Bills Gun Shop & Range - Baxter, MN 
7609 Excelsior Rd
Baxter, MN  56425
Contact:   (218) 822-2804
Email:   dfinken@billsgs.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00pm-12:00am
Fees/Admission:   $49.99
This will include:
 
Firearm rentals with night sights (limited quantity)
Range lane rental
1 box of ammo (9mm, .40, .45) – customers will be allowed to purchase more at their own expense
Eyes and ears
1 $2 target – customers will be allowed to purchase more at their own expense
Free instruction
 
We will also be giving away a  TruGlo TFX Pro sight to one lucky customer at each location!
Jan 21   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   January 21, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Jan 23   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   January 23, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jan 23   Business After Hours - Viking Land Harley-Davidson

Join Viking Land Harley-Davidson as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. 

Viking Land Harley-Davidson is a full service Harley-Davidson® Dealership with two locations in central MN. They sell motorcycles, parts, and clothing, as well as offer financing and service. They don't just sell motorcycles; they create a lifestyle and a family. As many of their employees ride, it helps to build the confidence in knowledge of not only the products, but the brand. Many of them eat, sleep, and breathe motorcycles! The love of Harley-Davidson® is very evident when you walk through the doors of their dealership. Their customers make their jobs worthwhile. For those of them lucky enough to work at Viking Land, they get to sell fun everyday!

 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:   January 23, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Viking Land Harley-Davidson
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,January 23, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jan 23   Buying a Firearm 101 - Bills Gun Shop & Range
If you are looking to obtain more knowledge about how to purchase a firearm and select the right firearm, this is the perfect course for you.
 
We will go over the difference between permit to purchase and permit to carry, requirements, things to consider when purchasing a firearm, and going over the different kinds of firearms that would best fit your wants/needs. We want to ensure that everyone that walks through our door gets the proper education and gains confidence through their firearm journey.
Date:   January 23, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   https://www.billsgs.com/training/
Location:   Bills Gun Shop & Range - Baxter, MN 
7609 Excelsior Rd,
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 822-2804
Email:   dfinken@billsgs.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6pm-7pm
 
Fees/Admission:   $20 - After completing this seminar, attendees will receive a $20 Range Pass.
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 24   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   January 24, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jan 25   Blue Ox Business Academy - 2018 Leadership Experience
REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR OUR 2018 LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:


The Blue Ox Business Academy's Leadership Experience is an immersive experience in personal leadership growth through the exploration of community sectors, challenges and opportunities.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
  • Business owners, leaders & managers
  • Emerging leaders & high-potential employees
  • Those who are new to the Brainerd Lakes Area
With support from Anderson Brothers Construction, the Blue Ox Business Academy delivers local, affordable and high-quality training that strenthens our community by helping businesses succeed.

By investing in yourself or your employees, you achieve the highest possible returns in enhanced skills, confidence and job satisfaction. Blue Ox trainers are professional presenters with engaging personalities and real world experiences. Participants make great peer connections and leave with tools and idea to immediately put into action.



PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

SESSIONS 1 & 2
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 & FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

(one overnight) Opening Retreat:
Myers-Briggs Profile, Leaders Window, Leadership Traits & Styles, The Art of Influence

SESSION 3
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Healthcare Experience

SESSION 4
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

Education Experience

SESSION 5
APRIL TBD 
(based on state government schedule)
Community Experience: Legislative - A Day at the St. Paul Capitol

SESSION 6
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

Tourism Experience

SESSION 7
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

Media Experience

SESSION 8
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Experience the Lakes Area

SESSION 9
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 

 Law Enforcement & Fire Dept. Experience


SESSION 10
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Nonprofit Experience

SESSION 11
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

Manufacturing Experience


Commencement will be held at the Chamber's Celebration of Excellence Annual Dinner on November 15.


COST
An investment of $895 includes meals, and course materials. Staying overnight at Cragun's Resort for the beginning retreat is strongly recommended but not required.
The Leadership Experience is only offered to Chamber members and limited to 32 participants

REGISTRATION
Register online here (top left button). Choose to pay online or receive an invoice. This program will fill quickly, so don't delay!  Registration Deadline is January 12, 2018.

SCHOLARSHIPS
A 25% discount is available to small businesses and nonprofits with financial limitations. Just ask.


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2018 PROGRAM FACILITATORS
 
Bruce Miles, Ed.D. & Big River Group, LLC
Dr. Bruce Miles is the owner and CEO of the Big River Group, LLC. He has also been an Assistant Professor and taught Graduate and Doctoral coursework in the areas of leadership, research, planning, finance, and personnel. He is a national-level presenter and trainer in the areas of strategic planning, organizational improvement, organizational conflict, and difficult employees.Bruce has worked as a consultant for the past thirty-two years and works with more than 8,000 participants and 110 organizations.
 
Linda Holliday, Impact Minnesota
Impact Minnesota is dedicated to providing the highest quality consulting services in order to help nonprofits, for profits, and public organizations make a meaningful impact on the people and communities around us. 
 
Linda Holliday, principal consultant, has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy, funder research, proposal development, strategic planning, program development and evaluation. She is privileged to have served as vice president for organizational development at the Initiative Foundation for 15 years, was selected as a 2010 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow and holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Panel Discussions will be conducted by area business owners, representatives and nonprofit organizations.
Date:   January 25, 2018
Website:   http://www.blueoxacademy.com/
Location:   Sessions will be held at various locations throughout the Lakes Area. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation to and from these locations. However, transportation will be provided for the trip to St. Paul in April.
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   One full day per month January through October 2018.
Fees/Admission:   $895 includes meals, and course materials.
Limited to 32 participants.
Registration Deadline is January 12, 2018.

Scholarships (25% discount) are available to small businesses and nonprofits with financial limitations. Just ask.
 
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 25   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   January 25, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jan 26   "For You" Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals after the holidays!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Call for details!
Date:   January 26, 2018
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of January 8 and runs through February 23, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee, details on what's included on flyer
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   Lunch & Learn
Join The Center for a presentation from TRIAD on Scams!  Attend and learn about what scams are trending, how to protect yourself and what to do if you are contacted by a scammer.  We will also learn about TRIAD.  What this valuable organization does in our community.  

Lunch is only $5.  Purchase your ticket at the front desk of the Center.  Deadline of January 22, noon.
Date:   January 26, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com/
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   January 26, 2018
Noon
Fees/Admission:   $5 for lunch - advance ticket purchase necessary.
Jan 26   DUELING PIANOS KICK-OFF PARTY
Join us for the 3rd Annual Dueling Pianos Kick-Off Party! Friday, January 26th • Grand View Lodge’s Gull Lake Center We invited Deuces Wild Dueling Piano Show back with a fundraising show that you won’t soon forget. Kick off Extravaganza weekend in the way it so deserves! Even if you are not fishing on Saturday, we want to see you here. Included in the evening are raffles, auctions, and just a whole lot of fun! All proceeds from the Kick-Off Party will be donated to the Brainerd Warrior Fishing Team
Date:   January 26, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://icefishing.org
Location:   Grand View Lodge Gull Lake Center
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468

 
Contact:   http://icefishing.org
Email:   mn_meyer@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:   January 26, 2018
5:30 - Social hour where you can meet some of the biggest names in ice fishing
6:30 - Plated dinner
7:00 - Introduction of the Brainerd Warrior Fishing Team
7:30 - Deuces Wild Dueling Piano Show 
Fees/Admission:   Limited quantity of tickets are available. $50 Each - Full & Half Tables are also available.
visit icefishing.org today for more information. 
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 26   Buckets and Tap Shoes
Buckets and Tap Shoes brings a high-energy blend of music, dance and drumming from the streets of Minneapolis. These multi-talented performers take audiences on a rhythmic journey using percussion instruments including: tap shoes, found objects, drums, and buckets. www.bucketsandtapshoes.com
Date:   January 26, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://clcperformingart.com
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, M<  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clcperformingarts@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   January 26, 2018
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $15 Adult
$8 Under 18
$6 CLC Student
Jan 27   Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Join us January 27, 2018 on Gull Lake for the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The Contest will be held from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Place in the top 150 to take home a prize!


In the early 1990s the Brainerd Jaycees had a desire to develop a signature project—a project that would rally members, raise money for local charities, and provide avenues for individual growth, personal development, and leadership. With the first contest being held in January 1991, it is certain the founders never expected this event would become the world’s largest ice fishing contest and put Brainerd, MN on the map with a winter event that generates over $1-million in revenue for area businesses and over $150,000 for area charities annually.

 
Date:   January 27, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://icefishing.org/
Location:   Hole-In-The-Day Bay on Gull Lake
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   http://icefishing.org/contact/
Email:   mn_meyer@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 27, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Fishing Tickets purchased online are $50. You may purchase tickets for $30 exclusively at all Mills Fleet Farm Locations Nov. 1-30. This is an in-store promotion only and the $30 pricing is valid when purchased at a Mills Fleet Farm Store.
 
Jan 27   2018 Crosslake Ice Car Races
Crosslake Ice Car Racing
Date:   January 27, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   On Big Pine Lake
Off County Road 3 South of Crosslake
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays in January and February
Fees/Admission:   Free 
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 28   Tailgate Bingo
The Center invites you to Tailgate Bingo.  This is an indoor event!  Cost: $7 per card for all 16 games.  Each bingo winner will receive a $25 Cub Food Gift Card.  Coverall winners receive $50 Cub Food Gift Cards.  Limited seating, come early.  Free lunch following Bingo: a bowl of Dave's award winning chili, corn bread, lemonade, coffee and a bar.  Proceeds benefit The Center.

Warm Winter Sale begins at 11 AM.  Check it out!
Date:   January 28, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com/
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center at 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, January 28, 2018
1 - 4:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $7 per card for all 16 games
Jan 28   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   January 28, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Jan 30   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   January 30, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
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
Jan 31   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   January 31, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Date/Time Details:   5:00 P.M.
Jan 31   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   January 31, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Feb 01 - Feb 04   2018 Crosslake 15th Annual WinterFest
Sponsorship Opportunities for Chamber members
Participation Opportunities for Chamber members

It's all happening in Crosslake on Feb. 1-4!  We'll certainly be embracing Minnesota Football, but we're also offering a ton of old fashioned winter fun for the entire family!  Bundle up 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 horse-drawn sleigh rides, outdoor games, roasting s'mores, sipping hot cocoa and enjoying a fantastic fireworks display!  Get the kids with a sitter and dance the night away 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, Bar Bingo, Italian Olympics, Kids Games, shopping, food and drink specials all over town plus the 15th Annual SoupFest. Crosslake is the place to celebrate the SuperBowl on Sunday at your favorite establishment offering great food, beverages and prizes!

2018 WinterFest sweatshirts available at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant, Lake Country Crafts & Cones and Lundrigan's in Town Square.

Buy your 2018 Limited edition Coors Light Beer Koozie for $5 (on sale Jan. 26) and get $2.50 Coors Light bottles on Fri and Sat. Feb. 2-3, 2018 at Andy's Bar & Grill - Crosslake, The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery, The Cedar Chest, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant, Riverside Saloon & Eatery, The Wharf, Zorbaz-Crozzlake

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.  $1,000+ Prize basket courtesy of the following Chamber member businesses: 14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co., Andy's Bar & Grill-Wine & Spirits, BTR Outdoors, The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery, The Cedar Chest, Common Goods, Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance, Crosslake Coffee, Crosslake Bikes, Crosslake Drug Store,  Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion, Crosslake Veterinary Hospital, The Crossfire, Encompassing Beauty, Holiday Station Store, Judy's House of Gifts, Kicks on Route 66, Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe, Larson Group Real Estate/Keller Williams Realty, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Moonlite Square & Liquor, NMN Inc., Northern Lakes Embroidery, Passages of Time, Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway, Riverside Saloon & Eatery, Whitefish Lodge & Suites, Zorbaz, and more. 

4 - 8 p.m. Thirsty Thursday Shopping
Passages of Time (14307 Gould St)
NEW LOCATION - 3 Doors Down

6 p.m. Shake & Spa Party
The Crossfire (36184 CR 66)

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

3:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Cabin Fever Carnival and Open Enrollment
Crosslake Community School (36974 CR 66)
Buy a button to play all the games $7 in advance (Moonlite Bay, Crosslake Community School or Crosslake Chamber Office) or $10 at the door
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) Bring your skates and sleds!
Pond Skating, Snow Mountain, Bonfire & S'mores, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Crosslake Fire Trucks on display, Games, 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

8 p.m. - Live music featuring Moe Dell

The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

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

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Craft & Vendor Show
Crosslake Community School - Old Fire Hall (36974 CR 66)

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 
Download the Crosslake App to vote for your favorite and win a prize package valued at $300!
 

12 p.m. Bocce Ball Tournament
Riverside Saloon & Eatery (35322 CR 3)

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

12 - p.m. Beer tasting
Barstock Liquors (35579 Pioneer Drive)

1 p.m. A-HOLE Tournament with cash prizes
The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery (38136 CR 66)

1 p.m.  Italian Outdoor Olympics - all NEW games
Bonfire with free Smores & Cocoa

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 - 5 p.m. Karaoke with Paul & Lisa
Riverside Salon & Eatery (35322 CR 3)

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

3 p.m.  Horse Racing
Live racing on the Big Screen TV  $1 per entry with cash payouts
The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery (38136 CR 66)

4 p.m. Live Music featuring Drunk N Stupid
Manhattan's (39051 CR 66)

5 p.m. Live music featuring Two Bit Revival
The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

7 p.m. Live music featuring Lisa Wenger and her Mean Mean Men
Maucieri's Italian Bistro (34650 CR 3)

8 - 12 p.m. Live music featuring Red Dot Garage
12 p.m.  DJ Music with JP
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

Super Bowl Action - Sunday February 4, 2018
The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery
The Cedar Chest - food & beverage specials and raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion - Pancake Breakfast Special 9 a.m. - Noon
Manhattan's - 4 p.m. Meat Raffle and Super Bowl Specials
Zorbaz Zuper Bowl Party - food & beverage specials and prize drawings



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


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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, Corrine Hodapp - US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground, Cindy Myogeto and Bill Monroe - 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 4, 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! 
14 Lakes Craft Brewing Company - $1 off Select Porter and IPA pints
Andy's Bar & Grill Crosslake and Merrifield - $5 Bloody Mary's; $3 Coors Light tap
BTR Outdoors - 10% off all items
Barstock Liquors - $14.99 Coors Light 15 pack aluminum pints
The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery - $3 Frostbite Martini; $3 Fireball Shot; $5 Angus Cheeseburger - food Sat. only
The Cedar Chest - $3.50 Mini Hurgers; $3.50 Fries or Tot Baskets; $3 Root Beet Float shots
Common Goods - 25% off one regular priced item
Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance - 20% all regular priced merchandise - exclusions apply - see store for details
Crosslake Coffee - free cookie
Crosslake Drug - Take an additional 25% off already discounted merchandise
Crosslake Veterinary Hospital - 20% off dental merchandise
The Crossfire - Free snack bar with meal purchase
Holiday Station Store - Crosslake - free 12 oz coffee or cappuccino
Judy's House of Gifts - 20% off total purchase - some exclusions apply
Kicks on Route 66 - $5 off Simply Janes Painting (Sat. 10a.m. or 1:30p.m. sessions)
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - free small Stonehouse fresh brew coffee
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe - 20% off storewide (Feb 1-3)
Lundrigan's - 20% off Minnetonka Moccasins
Manhattan's - $2 shot; $3 tap beer (Feb. 1-4)
Maucieri's Italian Bistro - free hot cocoa for kids; $3 hot cocoa & coffee drinks; $3 Blue Moon tap; $7.95 Yankee Pot Roast; $4.95 Sloppy Joe Sliders & chips 
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - $4 Vodka RedBull; $3 Blue Moon tap; $2 Dr. McGillicuddy shot; $2 off appetizers; $3 off pizzas
Moonlite Square - .05 off each gallon of gas
Moonlite Square Liquor - 18% off wine (Feb. 3 only)
Passages of Time - 25% off all P. Grahm Dunn wall decor 
Riverside Saloon & Eatery - 1/2 priced tap beer
Whitefish Lodge & Suites - $2 swim pass (Feb. 1-4)
Zorbaz-Crozzlake - $3.50 Coors Light tap beer
Feb 01   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!
Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to visit with the host enjoy a cup of coffee and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
Meeting locations vary each month.  If you are interested in hosting (10-20 attendees), please call Cindy at the Chamber 218-692-4027.
 
Date:   February 1, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027 or 218-251-6323
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday monthly
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
Fees/Admission:   Optional $6 Breakfast Shake...Call the day before to order at 218-692-2411
Feb 01   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   February 1, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Feb 01   Shake & Spa Partay!
Join us for the START of Winterfest!
Come get some pampering and enjoy some amazing smoothie samples while you are here.
 
Date:   February 1, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN 56442
Accross from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday February 1, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE to attend!
Meals available for purchase
Feb 02   "For You" Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals after the holidays!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Call for details!
Date:   February 2, 2018
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of January 8 and runs through February 23, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee, details on what's included on flyer
Feb 02 - Feb 03   45NRTH Whiteout FatBike Race
The 45NRTH Whiteout FatBike Race is held on the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails located in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area near Crosby & Ironton, MN, featuring  20+ miles of groomed single-track mountain bike trails.  The Whiteout is unique in Great Lakes Fat Bike Series because the race is a single “great loop” that is majority single-track.  The 45NRTH Whiteout has 3 race distances:  30k Race, 20k Race and the 10k Race/Ride. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Those under 18 will require a waiver signed by an adult or guardian. 100% of the proceeds from this event support the continuing maintenance of the trail by the volunteers of the Cuyuna Lakes MTB Crew.

In addition to the three race distances, all registered racers and their friends/family will be welcomed to join the following 45NRTH Whiteout event activities:
  •  Friday Night Racer Check-in Event, 6-9PM  Spaulding House, Crosby MNThe Spaulding House is a Crosby establishment created to service the Cuyuna community.
 
 
  • Friday Night Ride, 7-9PM Sagamore Unit, Riverton MN
Members of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew welcome FatBike Cyclists to enjoy the groomed trails of the Sagamore Unit in Riverton. Ride routes include a shorter/flat trail around Sagamore Lake or challenge yourself on the picturesque climbs to return on the exhilarating downhill's back to the Klondike Trail. NOTE: Pre-registration and a signed waiver (in person) are required.
 
 
  • Saturday AM Racer Check-in Event, 9:30am to 11:00am - Red Raven, 3rd Ave SW, Crosby, MN
Enjoy the experience of a local Cuyuna destination while checking-in or registering to race (if not sold-out) and pick up your complimentary 45NRTH gift. Please note that registration closes at 11:00am, no exceptions.
 
 
  • Saturday – Race Day! Watch the Whiteout, 12:00-3PM – Cuyuna Country State REC Area
 
 
  • Saturday 45NRTH / Whiteout Post Race Party, 4:00-9:00PM – Cuyuna Brewing, Crosby MN
The 45NRTH Whiteout post race party will feature live music and special Whiteout Brews from Cuyuna Brewing. Also, live music, food from Maucieri’s and much more.
 
Complete event details including registration, full schedule, race rules and volunteer information can be found at; http://www.cuyunalakesmtb.com/whiteout.html

 


       
Date:   February 2, 2018 - February 3, 2018
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakesmtb.com/whiteout.html
Location:   Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Ron Plinske
Email:   pr@cuyunalakesmtb.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday - Saturday, February 2-3, 2018
Fees/Admission:   Lights over Sagamore Ride: Free with or without IMBA Membership
45NRTH Whiteout Fat Bike Race (30k, 20k, 10k): $75


 
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 02   Celebrate the Music of Neil Diamond
"This is not a tribute show. This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we all love and respect." - Tommy Vee Veteran Midwest musicians Matt Vee along with Jeff Vee, Tommy Vee, Julie Holm-Velline, Kurt Rodman, Boyd Lee, Jeff Engholm, and Tom Bard have recreated the sounds and energy of Neil Diamond live in concert. 
Date:   February 2, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://clcperformingarts.com
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Education Center
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clcperformingarts@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 2, 2018
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25 Adults
$18 Under 18
$13 CLC Student

Service fees apply to online purchases.
Purchase 10+ adult tickets & receive a 15% discount.
Feb 03   ANNUAL ICE FISHING CONTEST AND SCORPION HOMECOMING

Come join the fun at the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce annual Ice Fishing Contest at Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake with over $1,000 in cash prizes. 


Join with hundreds of dedicated Scorpion collectors for an afternoon of memories as the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce presents Scorpion Homecoming 2017. Held in conjunction with the Chamber’s Annual Ice Fishing Contest, Scorpion Homecoming dusts off those wonderful old machines and recalls a time when the Cuyuna Lakes was among the largest snowmobile producers in the world. 

Date:   February 3, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake
2 Second Street NW
Crosby, MN  56441
Contact:   Crosby Memorial Park (218) 546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   February 3, 2018
12 - 3 PM
Fees/Admission:  
A $10 ticket will get you a hole to fish and enter you in the drawing for raffle prizes.

 

Feb 03   2018 Crosslake Ice Car Races
Crosslake Ice Car Racing
Date:   February 3, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   On Big Pine Lake
Off County Road 3 South of Crosslake
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays in January and February
Fees/Admission:   Free 
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 03   Brainerd Public Schools Foundation Big Event
Join the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation for the 5th Annual Big Event for our schools.  Proceeds help academics, arts, athletics and activities.The event benefits BPSF, which exists to provide enhanced opportunities for the students of the Brainerd Public Schools.

You may wish to join the VIP Club House. Benefits of being a VIP: enjoy early access to the BIG EVENT, free drink ticket, get swag bag that's on par!, view auction items before general admission, have first access to raffles, games and drawings, and exclusive VIP bar access.  VIP tickets are $70.  Only 100 VIP tickets available.  

Enjoy great music.  There will be live and silent auction, amazing food, games and raffles, grant demonstrations and socializing.  

Play an extra hole at the 19th Hole After Party.  No need to get out the driver.  The After Party lands at Cragun's Legacy Bar and Grille.  Enjoy music and drink specials.
Date:   February 3, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.BPSF.org
Location:   Cragun's Legacy Pavilion
11000 Craguns Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 454-6921
Email:   info@bpsf.org
Date/Time Details:   February 3, 2018
VIP tee time 5:00 PM
General admission 5:30 PM
Dinner and program 7:00 PM
After Party following program
Fees/Admission:   VIP Tickets $70
General Admission $60, after January 28, 2018 $85
Sponsor a table of 8 $750, includes table recognition
To reserve seats on line www.BPSF.org or in person at the BPSF Office at 804 Oak Street, Room 209a
Feb 04   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   February 4, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Feb 06   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   February 6, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Feb 07   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:   February 7, 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 07   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   February 7, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Feb 08   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   February 8, 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
Feb 08   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   February 8, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Feb 08   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:   February 8, 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.
Feb 09   "For You" Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals after the holidays!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Call for details!
Date:   February 9, 2018
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of January 8 and runs through February 23, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee, details on what's included on flyer
Feb 09   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 9, 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 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 9, 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 09   RAGAMALA DANCE-SACRED EARTH
Now in its 25th season, Ragamala has been hailed by the The New York Times as "soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious." Ragamala shows how Indian forms can provide some of the most transcendent experiences that dance has to offer. The company's work has been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, and a host of other centers. Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environment that shapes them. www.ragamaladance.org
Date:   February 9, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcperformingarts.com/
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 9, 2018
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:    $15 Adult
$10 Under 18
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Feb 10   2018 Moonlite Bay Mardi Gras Party
Moonlite Bay Mardi Gras Party
Date:   February 10, 2018
Location:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Bar
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 10, 2018
Feb 10   Kicks Adult Painting with Kathi Mann
Kicks on Route 66 offers a painting class with Kathi Mann. All supplies are included for this acrylic on wood, 8"h. X 20"w., painting of 3 Cardinals. Bring your friends, your own food and drink, and spend a few hours with us. You will leave with a completed piece of art. Please RSVP at least 3 days in advance to ensure your seat, or call by 4PM one day prior to see if space is available.
Date:   February 10, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN, 56442
Contact:   218-692-5425
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10AM to 1PM.
Fees/Admission:   $49 per person includes supplies.
Feb 10   2018 Crosslake Ice Car Races
Crosslake Ice Car Racing
Date:   February 10, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   On Big Pine Lake
Off County Road 3 South of Crosslake
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays in January and February
Fees/Admission:   Free 
Feb 10   Introduction to Beekeeping
Basic Beekeeping Class beginning with hiving bee
packages in the spring to harvesting honey in the fall
Presented by Larry Chismar
Date:   February 10, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum Visitor’s Center Main Level 
Contact:   Call the Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to sign up
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 for members\$25.00 for non-members
Advance registration requested-Limited to first 40 paid students
Payment due at registration time
Feb 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 10, 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 11   Learn to Ski at the Northland Arboretum
Learn to ski at the Northland Arboretum on Sunday February 11th from 2-5pm. This time coincides with the youth ski lessons so this is a great time for parents of the youth ski program to get lessons too!

Bring your ski equipment if you have your own or Martin's Sport Shop will also provide equipment free of charge. 

Advanced registration requested - Limited to first 15 paid students 
Payment is due at registration time.
Call the Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to sign up
 
Date:   February 11, 2018
Website:   http://northlandarb.org/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday February 11th
2-5pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 non members
$10 members 
Feb 11   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   February 11, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Feb 12   BLAEDC 2018 Annual Meeting

Save the Date:

BLAEDC Annual Meeting

More Details to Follow

Date:   February 12, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:15 PM
Website:   http://www.growbrainerdlakes.org
Location:   Arrowwood Lodge, Baxter
Contact:   Megan Rehbein
Email:   megan@growbrainerdlakes.org
Date/Time Details:  

Monday February 12th, 2018

11:30am-1:15pm Luncheon

Fees/Admission:   More Details to Follow
Feb 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   February 12, 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.
Feb 13   Blue Ox Business Academy - 2018 Digital Advantage

A deep dive into digital marketing and the newest tools to get noticed, connect with customers, and increase profits.
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
 

  • Small business owners & managers
  • Marketing & sales professionals
  • Those looking to improve current efforts

With support from Anderson Brothers Construction, the Blue Ox Business Academy delivers local, affordable and high-quality training that strenthens our community by helping businesses succeed.

By investing in yourself or your employees, you achieve the highest possible returns in enhanced skills, confidence and job satisfaction. Blue Ox trainers are professional presenters with engaging personalities and real world experiences. Participants make great peer connections and leave with tools and idea to immediately put into action.


SESSION 1
Tuesday, February 13
Social Media: Organic & Paid


SESSION 2
Tuesday, March 6
Content & Email Marketing

SESSION 3
Tuesday, April 10
Search Marketing & Google Analytics


SESSION 4
Tuesday, May 8
Digital Tools & Websites

 
COST
An investment of $395 includes snacks and course materials. Limited to 32 participants. 


REGISTRATION
Register online here (top left button). Choose to pay online or receive an invoice. This program will fill quickly, so don't delay!  Registration Deadline is February 9, 2018.

SCHOLARSHIPS
A 25% discount is available to small businesses and nonprofits with financial limitations. Just ask. 


The Blue Ox Business Academy is a partnership between the Brainerd Lakes Chamber
and Anderson Brothers Construction. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, affordable and
convenient training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed.
To learn more about the Blue Ox Business Academy contact Sue Galligan  or
visit http://www.blueoxacademy.com.

Date:   February 13, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.blueoxacademy.com/
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber
In the CTC Meeting Room
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
All sessions will be 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $395 includes meals, and course materials.
Limited to 32 participants.
Registration Deadline is February 9, 2018.

Scholarships (25% discount) are available to small businesses and nonprofits with financial limitations. Just ask.
Feb 13   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   February 13, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Feb 13   Business After Hours - Roundhouse Brewery

Join Roundhouse Brewery as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in the Northern Pacific Railroad Center, Brainerd. 

Roundhouse Brewery is a community oriented craft brewery looking to provide a product and location to connect the people of Brainerd and beyond.
 
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:   February 13, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Roundhouse Brewery
1551 North Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,February 13, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Feb 14   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   February 14, 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
Feb 14   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:   February 14, 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 14   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   February 14, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Feb 15   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:   February 15, 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.
Feb 15   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:   February 15, 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
Feb 15   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   February 15, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Feb 15   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   February 15, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 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
6 - 8 pm
Feb 16   "For You" Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals after the holidays!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Call for details!
Date:   February 16, 2018
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of January 8 and runs through February 23, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee, details on what's included on flyer
Feb 16   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 16, 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 16   And Then There Were None

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, one by one they are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.  One of Agatha Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Date:   February 16, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 16-18 and February 23-25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Feb 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 16, 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 16   And Then There Were None

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, one by one they are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.  One of Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Date:   February 16, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 16-18 and February 23-25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Feb 17 - Feb 18   Winter Warrior Sled Dog Race
The 2018 race will be held Feb 17-18, 2018 at Camp Ripley, Little Falls MN.

Classes will be:
8 Dog MD: 45 miles (90)
6 Dog MD: 25 Miles (50)
10 Dog Sprint: 11 miles
6 Dog Pro/Reg Breed: 7 miles
4 Dog Pro/Rec/Reg Breed: 4 miles
2 Dog Rec Adult: 4 Miles
3 Dog Jr: 4 Miles
2 Dog Jr: 2.8 miles.
1-2 Dog Skijor: 4 miles
Date:   February 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/winterwarriorssleddograce/
Location:   Camp Ripley
15000 Highway 115
Little Falls, MN  56345
 
Contact:   (320) 632-8963
Email:   anthony.a.housey.mil@mail.mil
Date/Time Details:   February 17 and 18, 2018
Starts on February 17 at 9 AM to February 18 at 4 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Kid Friendly
Feb 17   Kicks Adult Painting with Kathi Mann

Kicks on Route 66 offers a painting class with Kathi Mann. All supplies are included for this Water Mixable Oil, 16"x20", Winter Sunset. Bring your friends, your own food and drink, and spend a few hours with us. Please RSVP 3 days in advance to insure your seat, or call by 4PM one day prior to see if space is available.
Date:   February 17, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN, 56442
Contact:   218-692-5425
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 17, 2018
10AM to 2PM
Fees/Admission:   $59 per person includes all supplies.
Feb 17   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   February 17, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Feb 17   2018 Crosslake Ice Car Races
Crosslake Ice Car Racing
Date:   February 17, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   On Big Pine Lake
Off County Road 3 South of Crosslake
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays in January and February
Fees/Admission:   Free 
Feb 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 17, 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 17   And Then There Were None

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, one by one they are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.  One of Agatha Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Date:   February 17, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 16-18 and February 23-25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Feb 17   And Then There Were None

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, one by one they are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.  One of Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Date:   February 17, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 16-18 and February 23-25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Feb 18   And Then There Were None

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, one by one they are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.  One of Agatha Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Date:   February 18, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 16-18 and February 23-25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Feb 18   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   February 18, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Feb 18   And Then There Were None

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, one by one they are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.  One of Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Date:   February 18, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 16-18 and February 23-25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Feb 20   Pequot Lakes High School Career Fair
The Pequot Lakes High School Career Fair has professionals helping students get fitted with a post-secondary plan that works best for their learning style, career interests, and life goals.  

Adults participate in the PLHS Career Fair by conducting real or mock interviews with students to help them polish their skills, educating them about industries and job opportunities and helping them understand the educational requirements of potential careers.  
Date:   February 20, 2018
Time:   08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://hs.isd186.org/
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
Contact:   Amy Sjoblad
Email:   asjoblad@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 20, 2018
8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Feb 20   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   February 20, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Feb 21   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:   February 21, 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 21   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   February 21, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Feb 22   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   February 22, 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
Feb 22   Blue Ox Business Academy - 2018 Supervisor Advantage
A comprehensive program to develop the practical skills and confidence needed to manage high-performing teams.
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
 
  • Business owners, leaders & managers
  • Newly promoted supervisors
  • Those pursuing new ideas & techniques
With support from Anderson Brothers Construction, the Blue Ox Business Academy delivers local, affordable and high-quality training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed.
 
By investing in yourself or your employees, you achieve the highest possible returns in enhanced skills, confidence and job satisfaction. Blue Ox trainers are professional presenters with engaging personalities and real-world experience. Participants make great peer connections and leave with tools and ideas to immediately put into action.

SESSION 1 - February 22
Leadership & Better Supervision of Employees
  • Leadership traits & styles
  • Supervising diverse teams & former peers
  • Management vs. leadership

SESSION 2 - March 8
Interviewing & Developing High Performance Teams
  • Effective recruiting
  • Interviewing
  • Supervision for increased accountability
  • Recognition & retention strategies

SESSION 3 - April 12
Increasing Employee Engagement & Accountability
  • Employee engagement
  • SMART goals
  • Performance reviews
  • Terminations

SESSION 4 - May 17
Reducing Conflict at Work & Dealing with Difficult Employees
  • Team-building & pitfalls
  • Diagnosing & defusing conflict
  • Managing difficult employees
  • Course capstones & certificate presentation

BROCHURE: Click here for a brochure with more details.

COST
 An investment of $595 includes light breakfasts and course materials. The Supervisor Advantage is only offered to Chamber members and limited to 32 participants.

REGISTRATION
Register online here (top left button). Choose to pay online or receive an invoice. This program will fill quickly, so don't delay!  Registration Deadline is February 9, 2018.

SCHOLARSHIPS
A 25% discount is available to small businesses and nonprofits with financial limitations. Just ask.


Any questions about the program or application process can be directed to Sue Galligan sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com 218-822-7119.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. Bruce Miles is the owner & CEO of the Big River Group, LLC.  He has also been an Assistant Professor & taught Graduate & Doctoral coursework in the areas of leadership, research, planning, finance & personnel.  He is a national-level presenter and trainer in the areas of strategic planning, organizational improvement, organizational conflict, & difficult employees.
 
Date:   February 22, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.blueoxacademy.com/
Location:  
All sessions will be held in the CTC Room 
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administrative Office
 424 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56472

 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   8:00 - 11:30 a.m. on the following Thursdays:
February 22
March 8
April 12
May 17
 
Fees/Admission:  

$595 includes a light breakfast and course materials.
Limited to 32 participants.
Registration Deadline is February 9, 2018.

Feb 22   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   February 22, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Feb 22 - Feb 24   FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. In Alan Ball's hilarious comedy, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, five very different bridesmaids find themselves hiding together in an upstairs bedroom, hoping to escape the wedding reception of a bride that--they soon realize--none of them really like! This play contains adult language and subject matter. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.
Tickets: $12 Adult • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Date:   February 22, 2018 - February 24, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcperformingarts.com
Location:  

Dryden  Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 

Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clcperformingarts@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 22 - 24, 2018
March 1 and 2, 2018
7:30 PM
March 3, 2018
2:00 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $12 Adult
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Feb 23   "For You" Weight Loss Challenge
Get back on your health goals after the holidays!
Join us for some great accountability and support.
Call for details!
Date:   February 23, 2018
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts the week of January 8 and runs through February 23, 2018
Fees/Admission:   $35 entrance fee, details on what's included on flyer
Feb 23   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 23, 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 23 - Feb 25   And Then There Were None

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, one by one they are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.  One of Agatha Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Date:   February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 16-18 and February 23-25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Feb 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 23, 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 23   Frozen Flop

The Gull Lake Frozen Fore Winter Weekend takes place in the Brainerd Lakes Area each February. This three-day celebration of all things winter, brings together a weekend of activities and fun for adults. From snow golfing to dancing on a frozen lake, this winter weekend is unlike any other.
 

Friday night of the Frozen Fore Winter Weekend we fill the tent to raise money for local charities. This is the only winter-water excursion to raise money that occurs under a HEATED tent. This event has bleachers for viewing and space to filter through when your favorite swimmer is ready to emerge into the frozen lake. The lake location is only about 5 feet deep and our underwater cage prevents anyone from going under the ice. Also our local fire departments and dive team will be there to keep everyone safe. Get on your favorite goofy costume and prepare to have a great time raising money for charity, pick up sponsors for our charities and win fantastic prizes. So the question is… are you brave enough?

FRIDAY | FEBRUARY 23
5:00-7:00pm Frozen Flop Registration (located at tent party headquarters)

7:00pm Frozen Flop Begins (located at tent party headquarters)

7:30pm Live Music – Band TBD (immediately following frozen flop at tent party headquarters)

9:00pm Live Music – Band TBD
$10 Cover (included with GLFF ticket purchase | located at tent party headquarters)

Date:   February 23, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://gulllakeevents.com/gull-lake-frozen-fore/schedule/
Location:   Hole-in-the-Day Bay Tent
Hole-in-the-Day Lake

Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218-828-2344
Email:   info@gulllakefrozenfore.com
Date/Time Details:   February 23, 2018
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   We ask that each individual raises a minimum of $25 to FLOP.
Register on line at http://frozenflop.myevent.com/3/fundraiser.htm
Feb 23   And Then There Were None

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, one by one they are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.  One of Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Date:   February 23, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 16-18 and February 23-25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Feb 24   Gull Lake Frozen Fore Games
The Gull Lake Frozen Fore Winter Weekend takes place in the Brainerd Lakes Area each February. This three-day celebration of all things winter, brings together a weekend of activities and fun for adults. From snow golfing to dancing on a frozen lake, this winter weekend is unlike any other.

Saturday morning begins with a Pancake Feed on the ice to get you ready for the day. Following the feed, Snow Golf begins. Here you can jump on provided shuttles, or drive your snowmobiles, and play nine holes of winter golf at nine different locations around the Gull Lake. We provide the golf club and a fresh supply of tennis balls so all you have to do is venture around the lake and try getting a point at each location. The diversity of each “golf” hole variety keeps the day entertaining. A Digital Scavenger Hunt also takes place throughout the day so keep that phone charged up. If you get a picture at each given location you will be entered to win 4 free tickets to the following Frozen Fore Winter Weekend. In the evening, the Saturday night Tent Party kicks off again with hours of great music under the heated tent. Stayed tuned for more Saturday activities, we are always added more.

SATURDAY | FEBRUARY 24
9:00-11:00am Pancake Breakfast (free will donation) Benefits Kids Against Hunger

10:00am-6:00pm Golf Event Begins

  • Nine hole golf event at these locations: Bar Harbor, Cowboy’s, Cragun’s, Ernie’s, Jake’s, Grand View Lodge, Tent Party Headquarters, Zorbaz on Gull, and Sherwood Forest
  • Food, beverages, games and prize at each location!
  • Visit 1 or all holes and get a score at each location.
  • Prize level increases with amount of holes completed.
  • FREE Shuttle Buses – Drive – Sled to each location around Gull Lake.

1:00pm Traveling Art Pub (located at tent party headquarters)
$30/person: purchase your ticket(s) here!

6:00pm LIVE Music –  Band TBD
$10 Cover (included with GLFF ticket purchase | located at tent party headquarters)

9:00pm LIVE Music -Band TBD (located at tent party headquarters)


 
Date:   February 24, 2018
Website:   http://gulllakeevents.com/gull-lake-events/contact-us/
Location:   See locations on website  http://gulllakeevents.com/gull-lake-frozen-fore/schedule/
Contact:   218 828 2344
Email:   info@gulllakefrozenfore.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 24, 2018
Fees/Admission:   Refer to website for registration and fees
Feb 24   2018 Crosslake Ice Car Races
Crosslake Ice Car Racing
Date:   February 24, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   On Big Pine Lake
Off County Road 3 South of Crosslake
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays in January and February
Fees/Admission:   Free 
Feb 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 24, 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 24   And Then There Were None

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, one by one they are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.  One of Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Date:   February 24, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 16-18 and February 23-25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Feb 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   February 25, 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
Feb 25   Frozen Fore Annual Food Fest
Finishing the Frozen Fore weekend is Sunday’s Food Fest. This cook-off features a variety of local restaurants showcasing their flavors in a taste competition for the best flavors in the area. Enter the heated tent at Hole-in-the-day Bay and take in the aromas of the Brainerd Lakes Area’s finest restaurants. Vote for your favorite after you’ve sampled them all and get ready for to hear the judges announce the winner.

SUNDAY | FEBRUARY 25
11:00am Food Fest (located at tent party headquarters)

  • Food vendors at Tent Party Headquarters
  • Cast your vote for your favorite flavors
  • Adults – $10 | Kids (under 16) – $5
    (included with GLFF ticket purchase)

11:00am-12:30pm Craft Beer Tasting

12:00pm Prizes awarded

Date:   February 25, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://gulllakeevents.com/gull-lake-events/contact-us/
Location:   Tent Party Headquarters
Hole-in-the-Day Lake
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218 828 2344
Email:   info@gulllakefrozenfore.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, February 25, 2018
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   Adults – $10 | Kids (under 16) – $5
(included with GLFF ticket purchase)
Feb 25   Lakes Music Festival - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

Join us as we announce the tenth anniversary season of the Lakes Area Music Festival! Members of the Minnesota Orchestra come together for an invigorating program, including an LAMF favorite: Tchaikovsky’s string sextet Souvenir de Florence.

 
Date:   February 25, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/winter/
Location:   The NP Event Space
210 Blacksmith Circle
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-275-5263
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, February 25, 2018
2:00 PM
Feb 25   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   February 25, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Feb 25   And Then There Were None

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All they have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, one by one they are murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.  One of Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Date:   February 25, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 16-18 and February 23-25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Feb 27   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   February 27, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Feb 27   Business After Hours - Bill's Gun Shop

Join Bill's Gun Shop & Range as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. Delicious appetizers will be catered by Big Bob's Backyard BBQ. Bill's Gun Shop & Range will be providing 3- $45 free range passes which include 1 shared lane and 1 firearm rental. 

Bill's Gun Shop & Range focuses on education, safety, and the expansion of shooting sports. our sales staff will fit you to the right firearm. Their certified instructors teach over a dozen gun safety, conceal & carry.

 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:   February 27, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Bill's Gun Shop & Range
7809 Excelsior Road
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,February 27, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Feb 28   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:   February 28, 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 28   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   February 28, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Date/Time Details:   5:00 P.M.
Feb 28   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   February 28, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Mar 01   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   March 1, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Mar 01 - Mar 02   FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. In Alan Ball's hilarious comedy, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, five very different bridesmaids find themselves hiding together in an upstairs bedroom, hoping to escape the wedding reception of a bride that--they soon realize--none of them really like! This play contains adult language and subject matter. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.
Tickets: $12 Adult • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Date:   March 1, 2018 - March 2, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcperformingarts.com
Location:  

Dryden  Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 

Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clcperformingarts@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 22 - 24, 2018
March 1 and 2, 2018
7:30 PM
March 3, 2018
2:00 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $12 Adult
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Mar 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:   March 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
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 03   Ice Tee Open 2018 - Moonlite Bay
Join us at the 17th Annual ICE TEE OPEN! Enjoy two nine hole courses on the ice of Moonlite Bay in Crosslake. 

Put your foursome together or come alone and we will put you with a group. Bring your own golf club, we will furnish the ball. The event includes a silent auction and tons of door prizes. There are also prizes for the most original costumes It's fun for the whole family. 
Proceeds benefit Camp Knutson.
Date:   March 3, 2018
Location:  
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake , MN  56442
Contact:   Jessica Eide - Moonlite Bay (218) 692-3537
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, March 3, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mar 03   Polar Plunge

The idea of dipping into Pelican Lake sounds inviting most days, but when the top layer of ice has to be removed first - not so much.

Funds raised at the Polar Plunge event in Breezy Point will go to Special Olympics Minnesota to help pay for athletic uniforms and for athletes to compete in Special Olympics events.

Date:   March 3, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.plungemn.org/events/brainerd/
Location:   Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Dr
Breezy Point, MN
map and directions
Contact:   http://www.plungemn.org/contact-us/
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 3, 2018
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 03   FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. In Alan Ball's hilarious comedy, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, five very different bridesmaids find themselves hiding together in an upstairs bedroom, hoping to escape the wedding reception of a bride that--they soon realize--none of them really like! This play contains adult language and subject matter. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.
Tickets: $12 Adult • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Date:   March 3, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcperformingarts.com
Location:  

Dryden  Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 

Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clcperformingarts@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 22 - 24, 2018
March 1 and 2, 2018
7:30 PM
March 3, 2018
2:00 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $12 Adult
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Mar 03   Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Prince & Princess Pageant
Join us for the 11th annual Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Prince & Princess Pageant on Saturday, March 3, 2018. 

Event starts at 8:00 pm

$600 prize package for each winner
All contestants receive a $20 Gift Certificate to Manhattan's

All contestants must:
~ be 21 or older 
~ be willing and able to participate in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 18th
~ be energetic and enthusiastic and have a whole lot of Blarney!

Contact (218) 692-3381 for more details 
For registration visit www.mblodge.com
    
Date:   March 3, 2018
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   becky@crosslakereservations.com
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:00 pm
Mar 04   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   March 4, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Mar 06   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   March 6, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Mar 07   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:   March 7, 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
Mar 07   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   March 7, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Mar 08   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 8, 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
Mar 08   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   March 8, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Mar 08   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:   March 8, 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.
Mar 09   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:   March 9, 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
Mar 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 9, 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.
Mar 09   HOLY ROCKA ROLLAZ
Take an authentic trip back to the fantastic 50s with The Holy Rocka Rollaz! If it’s the classic early rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash (and many more!) that you want, played just the way those legends played it…you have found your dream band! Minnesota’s own Holy Rocka Rollaz bring back the sound, the look, the memories and nostalgia of one of America’s most treasured eras. There’s nothing but PURE EARLY AMERICAN ROCK ‘n’ ROLL about them. www.holyrockarollaz.com
Date:   March 9, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcperformingarts.com/
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 9, 2018
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $20 Adult/$13 Under 18
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Mar 10   St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop Pub Crawl
Manhattan's
Travel to Crosslake Pubs for a fun-filled day of "test your skills" at each location via the Crosslake Shuttle.
Must be 21 years or older
Date:   March 10, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://crosslakereservations.com
Location:   Manhattan's
Contact:   218-692-2246
Date/Time Details:   Saturday 11th, 2017
Noon - 4 PM
Fees/Admission:   $10 Transportation fee per person
Mar 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 10, 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.
Mar 11   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   March 11, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Mar 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   March 12, 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.
Mar 13   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   March 13, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Mar 13   Business After Hours - Lakes Proud

Join the Lakes Proud committee as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at a location TBD. 

Lakes Proud is a collaboration of the Brainerd Lakes, Crosslake, Cuyuna, Nisswa, and Pequot Lakes Chambers of Commerce to grow our regional economy. We want to create an understanding that it matters where consumer and business dollars are spent. It's a buy local campaign with Lakes flair!

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:   March 13, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   TBD
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,March 13, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Mar 14   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   March 14, 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
Mar 14   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:   March 14, 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
Mar 14   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   March 14, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Mar 15   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:   March 15, 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
Mar 15   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:   March 15, 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.
Mar 15   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   March 15, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Mar 15   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   March 15, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 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
6 - 8 pm
Mar 16   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:   March 16, 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
Mar 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 16, 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.
Mar 17   2018 St. Patrick's Day 44th Parade & Celebration - Crosslake

"Share Your Charm" at the 44th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration!   
You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades-long tradition!  Dust off the lawn chairs, get your Irish face on and load up the whole family as this 44 year celebration ensures fun for all ages! Gather your family and friends and search for the Pot 'O Gold beginning Thursday, March 15.  Register for The 5th Annual Clover Dash 5K which takes place on Saturday, March 17. The race begins and ends in Crosslake's Town Square, so after the race you're in the perfect spot for pre-parade entertainment and more! 
Purchase a $5  Blinkie Button available at Chamber member businesses offering a blinkie button specials.  Show your Blinkie Button for deals and discounts all over town!  
Need Lodging?  Check out these preferred lodging partners.

Sponsorship Opportunities  - Chamber Member Blinkie Button-Raffle-Event Info


ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE and NEW EVENTS WILL BE ADDED AS CONFIRMED

Saturday, March 3
8 p.m. - Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant
Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 CR 66

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

Thursday, March 15
Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt

Find the hidden Pot O' Gold and cash in on a prize package of goods and services courtesy of Chamber member merchants valued at more than $1,000. One of three clues released daily at 9 a.m. 

Saturday, March 17
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
with kids coloring activity and beads for all the kids
Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 CR 66

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

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Parade Participant Shuttle Service
Free transportation to parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square (for parade participants only)

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

2 p.m. - 44th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE  
Chamber Bucks awarded to top 3 for-business entries; Chamber bucks awarded to top 1 non-profit organization entry.

2018 St. Patrick's Day Committee:
CHAIR: Laura Stromberg (Stromberg's Chicks and Game Birds)
Commitee Members:  Bruce Gateley (Crosslake Insurance Agency), Dawn Maucieri (Maucieri's Italian Bistro), Heather Jones (Barstock Liquors), Crystal Glaser (Whitefish Properties), Brandon Pederson (RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty), Brian Thull (North Country Lawn Care), Rachel Granfors (Select Therapy), Bob Heales (Community Member) and Cindy Myogeto & Bill Monroe (Crosslake Chamber)

2017 Best of Float Awards:
Business Awards: 1st Place - Wes Hanson Builders
                                  2nd Place - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
                                  3rd Place - Boyd Lodge
Non-Profit Award: 1st Place - Northern Lakes Lightning Red Line High School Hockey; Honorable Mentions:
Breezy Point Figure Skating Club and Pelican Lakes 4H Club
 

 
Date:   March 17, 2018
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:  
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Chamber - Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   March 17, 2018
Parade line up 12 - 2 p.m. at Crosslake Town Square
Parade begins at 2 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Purchase a $5 Raffle Ticket and get a 2018 Blinkie Button free! 
Wear your Blinkie Button and cash in on deals and discounts all over town! (Valid 3/16 and 3/17)
Mar 17   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   March 17, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Mar 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 17, 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.
Mar 17   The Clover Dash 5K - 2018
Join us in the 5th Annual Clover Dash 5K. This 3.1 mile north woods loop begins and ends in the beautiful Crosslake Town Square on March 17,2018.  Don your green apparel and get ready to have some fun on this St. Patrick's Day fun run/walk. Stick around after the race to enjoy Crosslake's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration!

Registration and Packet pickup:
Friday, March 16, 2018  6 - 8 pm or race day from 7:45 - 9 am
Whitefish Lodge and Suites 14150 Swann Drive Crosslake, MN  56442

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

Registration link coming soon.
Date:   March 17, 2018
Time:   09:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
14150 Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Henry Praska or Kara Schaefer, 218-330-6102
Email:   karmaracemanagement@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 17, 2018
Same day registration 7:45 - 9 am
Race 9:30 am
Awards 10:15 am
Mar 18   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   March 18, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Mar 18   Wild Game Dinner and Fund Raiser
Lakeshore Conservation Club invites you to join them at their Wild Game Dinner and Fund Raiser.  There will be a social with games.  Raffles and silent auction will also be offered with fabulous prizes.  Seating is limited.  Make your reservations early.
Date:   March 18, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://lakeshoregunclub.com/
Location:   Gull Lake Center
Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave,
Nisswa, MN 56478

 
Contact:   218-851-8688
Email:   contact@lakeshoregunclub.com
Date/Time Details:   March 18, 2017
Social and games at 3:00 PM
Dinner at 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $55:00 per person
Table of 10 $500.00
Mar 20   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   March 20, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Mar 21   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:   March 21, 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
Mar 21   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   March 21, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Mar 22   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 22, 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
Mar 22   Blue Ox Success Series: Recruiting Employees and What Employees Are Looking For

Success Series: March 22, 2018 
Recruiting Employees and What Employees Are Looking For

Who Should Attend:

 

  • Business Owners, Managers and Department Managers
  • HR Department


About This Session:

Lear how do you attract qualified, enthusiastic and reliable employees. Is your pay levels comparable to the market? Are your benefits all that they can be? How can you be creative with your employment options but still practical? What are employees looking for? Is their paycheck the bottom line or do they what other options that you can provide easily?.
 

About The Speaker:
 
Mike Bjerkness is a Brainerd native and the lead in BLAEDC's Key Recruitment Program. Mike has been working in workforce development and recruiting for the Braienrd Lakes Area for the past 7 years. He specializes in several industries including but not limited to Information Technology, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Construction, Engineering, Bankin and the list goes on. His wide range of knowledge in multiple industries along with personal relationship makes him dedicated to hiring the best talent for the businesses of the Crow Wing County area.

Professional Affiliates/Memberships
2014 Graduate of the Lakes Area Leadership Group
Brainerd Rotary Club – Current Membership Chair
Brainerd Lakes Chamber – Past Chair, Ambassador Committee
Lakes Area Networking Group (LANG) – Past President
Central Lakes College Business Education
 Committee
Lakes Area Manufacturing Alliance


About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   March 22, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   CTC Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 22, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $55.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
Mar 22   Blue Ox Success Series: Recruiting Employees and What Employees Are Looking For

Success Series: March 22, 2018 
Recruiting Employees and What Employees Are Looking For

Who Should Attend:

 

  • Business Owners, Managers and Department Managers
  • HR Department


About This Session:

Lear how do you attract qualified, enthusiastic and reliable employees. Is your pay levels comparable to the market? Are your benefits all that they can be? How can you be creative with your employment options but still practical? What are employees looking for? Is their paycheck the bottom line or do they what other options that you can provide easily?.
 

About The Speaker:
 
Mike Bjerkness is a Brainerd native and the lead in BLAEDC's Key Recruitment Program. Mike has been working in workforce development and recruiting for the Braienrd Lakes Area for the past 7 years. He specializes in several industries including but not limited to Information Technology, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Construction, Engineering, Bankin and the list goes on. His wide range of knowledge in multiple industries along with personal relationship makes him dedicated to hiring the best talent for the businesses of the Crow Wing County area.

Professional Affiliates/Memberships
2014 Graduate of the Lakes Area Leadership Group
Brainerd Rotary Club – Current Membership Chair
Brainerd Lakes Chamber – Past Chair, Ambassador Committee
Lakes Area Networking Group (LANG) – Past President
Central Lakes College Business Education
 Committee
Lakes Area Manufacturing Alliance


About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   March 22, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Boyd Lodge
36539 Silver Peak Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 22, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m
Fees/Admission:   $25.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$20.00 - Chamber Member
 
Mar 22   Summer Job Fair
If your business needs employees to work this summer, mark your calendar for March 22nd. The Chamber and the Pequot Lakes High School are partnering to hold a Spring job fair. 
Date:   March 22, 2018
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School 
Cafeteria
Contact:   Chris Monroe
Email:   chris@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   March 22nd
2:30-5:30 p.m.
Mar 22   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   March 22, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Mar 23   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:   March 23, 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
Mar 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 23, 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.
Mar 23   FABULOUS ARMADILLOS-LOVE SONGS!
Love Songs - Making Up and Breaking Up, In and Out Of Love….The Songs Tell The Story. By far, the most recorded topic of popular music is LOVE…good and bad, it all got penned in one way or another by songwriters displaying their emotions in song. From “Maybe, I’m Amazed” to “Love Stinks” it all comes from the heart! This theme will cover many genres of music from Country, Rock and Pop in a wide variety of styles with the sense of humor the Armadillos always bring to their themes. This won’t be a sappy, snooze fest of slow songs, but a theme made especially for that certain someone you love to love or you love to hate! We got you covered, as we all know it really is a “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. Bring your valentine, your ex or your part-time lover and have fun with the Fabulous Armadillos and our LOVE SONGS theme! www.fabulousarmadillos.com Purchase 10+ adult tickets & receive a 15% discount.
Date:   March 23, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcperformingarts.com
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 23, 2018
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $25 Adult
$18 Under 18
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Mar 24   Raptors of Minnesota
The Minnesota Raptor Center will give a live presentation on the majestic bald eagle and other beautiful raptors.  Bring your questions.  Learn about the role these Minnesota raptors play in our environment, the three key features of all raptors and how they differ from other birds.  Wild & Free may be here to hold a release if anything is ready to be released.  We will not know if this will happen until right before our Family Education Day.
Date:   March 24, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum Visitor Center
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum Visitor Center (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   March 24, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $10/family for Arboretum members
$20/family for non-members

No registration is required - doors open at 9:45
Mar 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 24, 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.
Mar 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   March 25, 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
Mar 25   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   March 25, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Mar 27   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   March 27, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Mar 27   Business After Hours - Essentia Health

Join Essentia Health as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their hospital located in Brainerd. 

Essentia Health is the first hospital in the state of Minnesota to achieve certification for hip fracture in our Joint Wellness Center, our Cancer Center is one of four accredited breast cancer programs in the state, and our innovative Stoke Code program has seen outcomes well below the national benchmark for specific events such as heart attack, stroke and trauma. Throughout Essentia Health we are called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.

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:   March 27, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Essentia Health
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 27, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Mar 28   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:   March 28, 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
Mar 28   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   March 28, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Date/Time Details:   5:00 P.M.
Mar 28   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   March 28, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Mar 29   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   March 29, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Mar 30   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:   March 30, 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
Mar 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 30, 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.
Mar 31   2018 Guest Artist Mary Cassanova at Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe
Guest Artist Mary Casanova at Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe
Mary Casanova is an award-winning children's author of novels and picture books. Many of her books stem from her life on the Minnesota-Canadian border; yet some of her stories have taken her as far away as France, Norway, and Belize for research. Whatever the setting for her books, Casanova writes stories that matter--and stories that kids can't put down.  Many of her books will be available at Lakes Area Gallery.  Don't forget to bring any Mary Casanova books that you already have for Mary to sign. 
Date:   March 31, 2018
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe
Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   March 31, 2018
Noon to 1:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 31   Crosslake Ideal Lions Annual Easter Egg Hunt
2018 Crosslake Ideal Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt
Crosslake Ideal Lions will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the US Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Area in Crosslake.
Hunt begins at 10 a.m. until all the eggs are found. 
For ages 10 and under.
All kids get an Easter goodie bag from the Easter Bunny.
In case of rain or snow, the Easter Bunny will be at Whitefish Lodge & Suites.


 
Date:   March 31, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   US Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Area
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 31, 2018
10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Mar 31   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 31, 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.
Apr 01   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   April 1, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Apr 03   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   April 3, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Apr 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:   April 4, 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
Apr 04   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   April 4, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Apr 05   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!
Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to visit with the host enjoy a cup of coffee and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
Meeting locations vary each month.  If you are interested in hosting (10-20 attendees), please call Cindy at the Chamber 218-692-4027.
 
Date:   April 5, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027 or 218-251-6323
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday monthly
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
Apr 05   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   April 5, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Apr 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:   April 6, 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
Apr 06   2018 Crosslake Community Center Book Sale
Thousands of books are available for purchase at the Crosslake Library Book Sale.  All proceeds are used to support the library. 
Date:   April 6, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Rd
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-4271
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 6, 2018
Noon to 4 p.m.
Apr 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:   April 6, 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.
Apr 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:   April 7, 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.
Apr 07   SongBlast-Dueling Guitars

SongBlast is all about great songs, wonderfully performed...and having a BLAST! Pat Balder and Glen Everhart have spent their lives writing, performing and loving all genres of American popular music from rock 'n roll classics to just about every acoustic guitar-based hit ever to grace the airways. They combine fun with powerful, super-tight vocal and guitar arrangements that leave audiences feeling SongBlasted!

Date:   April 7, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium 
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Apr 07   VOCALESSENCE-RIVER SONGS & TALES WITH MARK TWAIN
With Don Shelby, River Songs & Tales with Mark Twain celebrates life on the Mississippi. The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, folk fiddler Sara Pajunen and Don Shelby as Mark Twain celebrate life on the Mississippi River. Through choral music and the spoken word, VocalEssence takes listeners on a musical journey of the past and present-choral masterpieces, favorite folksongs, traditional spirituals, and Americana-all paired with the words of Mark Twain. www.vocalessence.org
Date:   April 7, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcperformingarts.com
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street    
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 7, 2018    
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $22 Adult
$18 Under 18 
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.

Purchase 10+ adult tickets & receive a 15% 
discount.
Apr 08   Lakes Area Wedding Expo | Brainerd
Lakes Area Wedding Expo's mission is to promote the Brainerd Lakes Area as a top choice for destination weddings by connecting local wedding professionals with engaged couples.
Date:   April 8, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareaweddingexpo.com
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center

502 Jackson Street

Brainerd, MN  56401

Contact:   Mandy Brower 320-295-3033
Email:   info@lakesareaweddingexpo.com
Date/Time Details:   April 08, 2018 
12pm-3pm 
11am VIP Ticket Holder Early Entry
 
Fees/Admission:   $8 Advanced Discount Tickets Online Only
$10 On Site Tickets
$25 VIP Tickets (Valued at $100+) Limited Quantities
Apr 08   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   April 8, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Apr 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   April 9, 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.
Apr 10   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   April 10, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Apr 10   Business After Hours - Hilltop Camper & RV and Stroot, Schumer & Assoc.

Join Hilltop Camper & RV and Ameriprise Financial - Stroot, Schumer and Associates as they co-host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at Hilltop Trailer Sales in Brainerd.

Hilltop Camper & RV prides themselves by offering the highest quality RV's on the market today. Ameriprise Financial - Stroot, Schumer and Associates' mission is to help clients plan for their financial dreams and goals.


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:   April 10, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  
Hilltop Camper & RV
7324 Novotny Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 10, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Apr 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:   April 11, 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
Apr 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:   April 11, 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
Apr 11   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   April 11, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Apr 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:   April 12, 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
Apr 12   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   April 12, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Apr 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:   April 12, 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.
Apr 12   Paint Party
Paint Party hosted by Lillie Pearo
Ameriprise Financial
Date:   April 12, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.pearo?cid=IP_local_google
Location:   Serendipity Art Gallery & Gifts
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Julie Mohs 218-829-4131
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 12
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Apr 13 - Apr 14   2018 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo











The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Hubbard Radio are partnering once again to bring you one of the region's largest trade shows with everything you want, all in one place. On Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, the doors to Brainerd's Essentia Health Sports Center will open to over 150 local business exhibitors. This exciting 2-day event, formerly known as the Brainerd Lakes Marketplace and Hubbard Radio's Outdoor Show, welcomes over 4,000 visitors each year. 

The entry fee is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Along with learning more about area businesses, all visitors get the chance to have their Lakes Proud card punched by the exhibitors and entered for prizes. See you there!

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday April 13  |  10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Senior Day at the Everything Expo:

  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Contest
  • 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. FREE Shuttle Service for Seniors. Park and pick up from Rafferty's Pizza at the Westgate Mall. - Provided by Executive Express


Saturday April 14  |  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Family Day at the Everything Expo:

  • 11 a.m. - -2 p.m. Meet, Greet and Photographs with TBD
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. LIVE MUSIC with TBD
  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Contest

LAKES PROUD STAMP CARD CONTEST 

Join the  Lakes Proud movement by participating in this fun contest, held exclusively at the Everything Expo! Here's how it will work...

  1. Pick up an official stamp card at the Expo front desk or Chamber booth.
  2. Roam the Expo to find the Lakes Proud businesses listed on the stamp card.
  3. Drop off your fully-stamped card in the front foyer and be entered to win fabulous prizes!

Hey Kids.... MEET, GREET & PHOTOS WITH TBD, SATURDAY 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.! Sponsored by Lakeland Public Television





This event is open for Chamber Members and Non Chamber Members to participate in.


PLATINUM SPONSOR:
GOLD SPONSOR:
SILVER SPONSORS:
BRONZE SPONSORS :
 

EXHIBITORS:
    

GOLD ARENA EXHIBITORS:
    

BUSINESS BOOTH SPECIALS:

 

Date:   April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 13, 2017
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 14, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   This exciting event is only $3 per adult; 17 and younger can attend for free.

 
Apr 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:   April 13, 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
Apr 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:   April 13, 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.
Apr 13   THE NEW STANDARDS

Started in 2005 as an off-shoot project between Minneapolis based musicians and friends Chan Poling (piano), Steve Roehm (vibes) and John Munson (bass), TNS has grown into a globe-spanning adventure, filling theatre and clubs around the world, spawning several CDs, videos, cartoons, dance/theatre projects, and ancillary gewgaws that have charmed and delighted an ever-multiplying legion of faithful fans. www.thenewstandards.com

Date:   April 13, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcperformingarts.com
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 W. College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 13, 2018
7:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $20 Adult
$16 Under 18
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Apr 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:   April 14, 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.
Apr 15   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   April 15, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Apr 17   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   April 17, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Apr 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:   April 18, 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
Apr 18   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   April 18, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Apr 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:   April 19, 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
Apr 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:   April 19, 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.
Apr 19   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   April 19, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Apr 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:   April 19, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 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
6 - 8 pm
Apr 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:   April 20, 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
Apr 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:   April 20, 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.
Apr 21   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   April 21, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Apr 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:   April 21, 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.
Apr 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   April 22, 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
Apr 22   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   April 22, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Apr 24   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   April 24, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Apr 24   Business After Hours - Thelen Heating & Roofing

Join United Way of Thelen Heating & Roofing as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Brainerd. 

For over 55 years, Thelen Heating and Roofing, Inc. has earned the reputation as Greater Minnesota's premier single source provider of heating, cooling, roofing and ventilation systems for residential and commercial customers.

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:   April 24, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Thelen Heating & Roofing
1717 SE 13th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 24, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Apr 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:   April 25, 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
Apr 25   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   April 25, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Date/Time Details:   5:00 P.M.
Apr 25   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   April 25, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Apr 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:   April 26, 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
Apr 26   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   April 26, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Apr 26 - Apr 28   YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN-THE MUSICAL
A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches! Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Date:   April 26, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcperformingarts.com
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 26, 27 and 28, 2018
May 3, 4 and 5, 2018
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $17 Adult
$14 Under 18
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Apr 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:   April 27, 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
Apr 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:   April 27, 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.
Apr 28   2018 Crosslake-Ideal Lions Roadside Cleanup
Crosslake-Ideal Lions Roadside Cleanup
Date:   April 28, 2018
Location:   Reeds Market Parking Lot
35561 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:45 a.m.
Apr 28   Apple Tree Graft Kids Workshop
Why graft apple trees?  Grafting UMN Apple tree cultivars and hardy root stock developed for our growing zone provide long lived apple trees that grow well in the Northland, and provide delicious fruit grown in your backyard!  Grafting workshop includes basic fruit tree biology, grafting methods and hands on grafting, post grafting pre-bud break care, with post planting culture.  A follow up workshop will be scheduled in the future to educate grafters/growers in proper pruning of their apple trees to maximize tree health and fruit production.  

Prior G101 participants have priorithy in registering for this workshop. Youth must have  completed at least one Gardening 101 summer session, and be accompanied by an adult during the workshop.

All participans must pre-register, pre-pay and sign a Media-Photo-Liability Release prior to the workshop date.  All materials and supplies are provided.  Each participant grafts two different apple tree varieties.  

Instructor: Ken Lueken, UMN Extension CWC Master Gardener
Date:   April 28, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://northlandarb.org/
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person for members
$40 per person for non-members
Maximum of 10 participants
Apr 28   Apple Tree Grafting Adult Workshop
Why graft apple trees?  Grafting UMN Apple tree cultivars and hardy root stock developed for our growing zone provide long lived apple trees that grow well in the Northland, and provide delicious fruit grown in your backyard!  Grafting workshop includes basic fruit tree biology, grafting methods and hands on grafting, post grafting pre-bud break care, with post planting culture.  A follow up workshop will be scheduled in the future to educate grafters/growers in proper pruning of their apple trees to maximize tree health and fruit production.  

Prior G101 participants have priorithy in registering for this workshop.

All participans must pre-register, pre-pay and sign a Media-Photo-Liability Release prior to the workshop date.  All materials and supplies are provided.  Each participant grafts two different apple tree varieties.  

Instructor: Ken Lueken, UMN Extension CWC Master Gardener
Date:   April 28, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:35 PM
Website:   http://northlandarb.org/
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 28, 2018
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person for members
$40 per person for non-members
Maximum of 10 participants
Apr 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:   April 28, 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.
Apr 29   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   April 29, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
May 01   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 1, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 01   Summer Safety Awareness Class
Summer Safety Awareness Class
Presented by the Pequot Lakes Police Department
Sponsored by Lillie Pearo, Ameriprise Financial
Hot dogs will be served!
Date:   May 1, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.pearo?cid=IP_local_google
Location:   Pequot Lakes City Hall
Contact:   Julie Mohs 218-829-4131
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 1
5:00-6:00 p.m.
May 02   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:   May 2, 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
May 02   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 2, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 03   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 3, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 04   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:   May 4, 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
May 04   2018 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:   May 4, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 4, 2018
Noon to 4 p.m.
May 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 4, 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.
May 05 - May 06   Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society Rock Show
The Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society will be host to the 77th annual Midwest Federation Convention this year!

What You Can Expect
:
Vendors
Crafts
Jewelry
Art
Exhibits
Displays
Flint Knapping Demonstrations
Kids Corner Activities
Door Prizes
Rock Cutting
The Wizard of Rocks
Free Prizes for Kids
Rocks, Minerals and Crystals
Silent Auctions- hourly all day
Concessions outside
Date:   May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Website:   http://www.cuyunarockclub.org/show.html
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
Curling Club Building
2000 SE 13th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sharon Smith, 218-829-4992 Ed Opatz, 320-250-1363
Email:   sharon@agatesrock.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 5, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, May 6, 10 am - 4pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 for adult admission 16 and over.
May 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 5, 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.
May 06   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   May 6, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
May 07   Blue Ox Success Series: Four Pillars of Customer Service

Success Series: May 7, 2018 
The Four Pillars of Customer Service

Who Should Attend:

 

  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Department Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Employees


About This Session:

A real, practical look at customer service filled with stories and examples as we examine the 4 pillars of exceptional Customer Service—the Experience, Relationships, Reputation, and Problem solving/solutions. In addition, we will outline and discuss the 10 basic customer service behaviors—from our attitude to how we are with each other (the internal customer) as well as the occasional "difficult customer." Thought provoking and fun, we can put this customer service knowledge to work for us today.
 

About The Speaker:

Residing in Duluth, MN, Ted is a corporate trainer, professional speaker and consultant with his own business, Schick Corporate Learning. A retired naval officer who rose up from the enlisted ranks, Ted has over 30 years experience leading people.


With over 20 years in teaching, Ted holds a BA Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a teaching certificate from Bemidji State University, and Master of Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


Ted is a member and past president of the Lake Superior Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development located in Duluth, MN.


Ted is active in his community with 13 years on the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol and volunteering with local animal humane societies such as Animal Allies in Duluth and Friends of Animals in Cloquet.  Ted is also part of the Cloquet Rotary and Mentor Duluth.  In his “spare” time, he has been a stand-up comedian, teaches Boot Camp fitness classes in the Twin Ports and is an accomplished triathlete.


About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   May 7, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   Heartland Rooms 1 and 2
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $35.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$25.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
May 07   Blue Ox Success Series: Four Pillars of Customer Service

Success Series: May 7, 2018 
The Four Pillars of Customer Service

Who Should Attend:

 

  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Department Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Employees


About This Session:

A real, practical look at customer service filled with stories and examples as we examine the 4 pillars of exceptional Customer Service—the Experience, Relationships, Reputation, and Problem solving/solutions. In addition, we will outline and discuss the 10 basic customer service behaviors—from our attitude to how we are with each other (the internal customer) as well as the occasional "difficult customer." Thought provoking and fun, we can put this customer service knowledge to work for us today.
 

About The Speaker:

Residing in Duluth, MN, Ted is a corporate trainer, professional speaker and consultant with his own business, Schick Corporate Learning. A retired naval officer who rose up from the enlisted ranks, Ted has over 30 years experience leading people.


With over 20 years in teaching, Ted holds a BA Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a teaching certificate from Bemidji State University, and Master of Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


Ted is a member and past president of the Lake Superior Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development located in Duluth, MN.


Ted is active in his community with 13 years on the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol and volunteering with local animal humane societies such as Animal Allies in Duluth and Friends of Animals in Cloquet.  Ted is also part of the Cloquet Rotary and Mentor Duluth.  In his “spare” time, he has been a stand-up comedian, teaches Boot Camp fitness classes in the Twin Ports and is an accomplished triathlete.


About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   May 7, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   CTC Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 7, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $55.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
May 08   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 8, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 08   Business After Hours - Advantage Seamless

Join Advantage Seamless as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. 

Advantage Seamless Gutters started out as a one man crew. Now a full-service gutter business, the company does installs and all other types of gutter work. We’re one of the only companies north of the Twin Cities that does copper fabrication. The custom work is all handmade and done completely on site. All of our copper work is soldered right there. Located in Baxter and Alexandria.

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:   May 8, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Advantage Seamless
7419 Fourthun Road
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 8, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
May 09   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   May 9, 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
May 09   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:   May 9, 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
May 09   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 9, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 10   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 10, 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
May 10   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 10, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 10   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:   May 10, 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.
May 11   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:   May 11, 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
May 11   Drive By Brats
Drive-By-Brats Sponsored by Light Up the Dam
Like the Lights?  Eat a Brat!
The Crosslake Light Up the Dam committee is serving up hot grilled brats to your car!  100% of the proceeds will be used to provide seasonal lighting displays on the Dam.
Drive by and grab lunch on your way to or from pre-fishing the Minnesota Walleye Opener!   We're grilling all day and businesses are encouraged to swing in and support the efforts with lunch for the whole staff! 

The Light Up the Dam Committee is a volunteer group who organizes the seasonal decorations on the Pine River Dam in Crosslake including the December Holiday Season,  WinterFest in February and St. Patrick's Day in March! New members are always welcome to join our efforts.  Contact the US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake office for more details.
Date:   May 11, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   US Army Corp of Engineers Crosslake Recreation Area
35507 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Office 218-692-2025
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 11, 2018
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 11, 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.
May 12   Walleye and Northern Fishing Opener
MN Walleye and Northern Fishing Opener
Date:   May 12, 2018
May 12   Spring Arts and Crafts Show
Brainerd Public Schools Community Education is sponsoring a spring arts and crafts show.  There will be 150 exhibitors.  Refreshments will be available.

Use north or south doors of Brainerd High School
Date:   May 12, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Kari Roberts 218-454-6954
Email:   kari.roberts@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   May 12, 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
May 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 12, 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.
May 13   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   May 13, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
May 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 14, 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.
May 15   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 15, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 16   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:   May 16, 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
May 16   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 16, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 17   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:   May 17, 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
May 17   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:   May 17, 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.
May 17   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 17, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 17   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   May 17, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 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
6 - 8 pm
May 18   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:   May 18, 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
May 19   2018 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
Crosslake Ideal Lions Club Flea Market
You'll find all kinds of treasures at the summer Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market!  Held the 3rd Saturday monthly from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  More than 30 vendors offer something for everyone!
Date:   May 19, 2018
Time:   08:30 AM - 03:30 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:   Saturdays May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept, 22, 2018
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
May 19   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   May 19, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
May 19   CHILDREN'S THEATRE CO.-SEEDFOLKS
From the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Seedfolks is unflinchingly honest and unabashedly heartwarming. Where all her neighbors see a rat-infested vacant lot, nine-year old Kim sees a place to plant some precious beans-and, one by one, the people of her community sow seeds of hope amid the dirt and grit, tending dreams to full bloom. Recommended for grades 3-adult. www.childrenstheatre.org
Date:   May 19, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcperformingarts.com
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 W. College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2018
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $12 Adult
$8 Under 18 
Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
May 22   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 22   Business After Hours - Deerwood Bank

Join Deerwood Bank as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. 

Deerwood Bank has been locally owned since 1910. It's a full-service bank offering personal and business services.

 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:   May 22, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Deerwood Bank
14986 Lynwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 22, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
May 23   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:   May 23, 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
May 23   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 23, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 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:   May 24, 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
May 24   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 24, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 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:   May 25, 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
May 26   2018 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:   May 26, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 26, 2018
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
May 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 27, 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
May 27   2018 Memorial Day Service - Crosslake Lutheran Church
Crosslake Lutheran Church Memorial Day Service
Crosslake Lutheran Church will  host a community observance of Memorial Day at 10 am on Sunday, May 27th, at the Outdoor Worship Center.
The celebration will feature music and a guest speaker and will include recognition of all veterans and military personnel in attendance. An American Legion Honor guard will provide appropriate honors to the colors and to the dead, including a bugler playing “TAPS.” Please join us and honor your troops, veterans, and your Country.
The Outdoor Worship Center is located at 14019 Daggett Pine Rd, across from Crosslake Community Center.

 
Date:   May 27, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church - Outdoor Location
14019 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church (218) 692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 27th, 2018
10 a.m.
May 29   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 29, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
May 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:   May 30, 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
May 30   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   May 30, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Date/Time Details:   5:00 P.M.
May 30   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 30, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 31   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   May 31, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 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:   June 1, 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
Jun 01 - Jun 02   2018 Crosslake Area Library Book Sale
Crosslake Area Community Library Book Sale
Date:   June 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center Library
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 1, 2018
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jun 05   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 5, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 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:   June 6, 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
Jun 06   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   June 6, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jun 06   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   June 6, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jun 07   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!
Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to visit with the host enjoy a cup of coffee and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
Meeting locations vary each month.  If you are interested in hosting (10-20 attendees), please call Cindy at the Chamber 218-692-4027.
 
Date:   June 7, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Cottage Place Art School
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027 or 218-251-6323
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday monthly
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
Jun 07   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 7, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 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:   June 8, 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
Jun 08   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
Outdoor Movie at the Crosslake Campground
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer!  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. 

Water Safety program begins at 8:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 9:30 p.m.

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.




 
Date:   June 8, 2018
Time:   09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela - US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 8, 2018
Water Safety Program at 8:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 9:30 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.
Jun 09   2018 Crosslake-Ideal Lions Fishing Tournament
Crosslake Ideal Lions Fishing Tournament
The 30th annual Crosslake-Ideal Lions Fishing Tournament features prize money. A rules and regulations meeting will be held the day before at Moonlight Bay
Date:   June 9, 2018
Location:   Moonlight Bay
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 9, 2018
Registration and Rules Meeting
Friday, June 8, 2018
4:00 p.m.  Moonlite Bay
Jun 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 11, 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.
Jun 12   2018 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesday
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   June 12, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 12 through August 14, 2018
1 - 3 pm
Jun 12   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 12, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 12   Business After Hours - Irma's Kitchen at Cragun's Resort

Join Irma's Kitchen at Cragun's Resort as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Cragun's Resort. 

Irma’s Kitchen, Gull Lake’s freshest new restaurant is located in the former home of the Hungry Gull Restaurant the building dates back to 1926. All food items are made in house using many of Irma’s recipes and the freshest local ingredients. The menu is divided into sections titled Social Plates, Garden, Between Bread, Steaks and Supper. Chef Brian Diumenti will showcase local products and ingredients and will serve dishes like Artisanal Cheese & Charcuterie, Deconstructed Cobb Salad, Pan-Seared Scallops, and Grass Fed Filet Mignon for dinner.
 
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:   June 12, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Irma's Kitchen
Cragun's Resort
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,June 12, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jun 13   2017 Free Youth Boating Safety Classes
The Whitefish Chain Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth boating safety classes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youths ages 12-17.
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wcwc.info.com
Location:   Zorbaz on Crozz Lake
36414 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Kim at C&C Boat Works 219-692-3570
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2018
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jun 13   2018 Free Youth Boating Safety Classes
The Whitefish Chain Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth boating safety classes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youths ages 12-17.
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wcwc.info.com
Location:   Zorbaz on Crozz Lake
36414 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Kim at C&C Boat Works 219-692-3570
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2018
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jun 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:   June 13, 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
Jun 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:   June 13, 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
Jun 13   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   June 13, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jun 13   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   June 13, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jun 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:   June 14, 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
Jun 14   Blue Ox Success Series: How to Create a Sales Culture with All Employees

Success Series: June 14, 2018 
How to Create a Sales Culture with ALL Employees

Who Should Attend:

 

  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Department Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Employees


About This Session:

 

About The Speaker:
Jim Elsberry owns Elsberry Consulting which is a management consulting firm from the Greater Seattle area. He is a former Executive Professor for Monfort College of Business of the University of Northern Colorado.

About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   CTC Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $55.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
Jun 14   Blue Ox Success Series: How to Create a Sales Culture with All Employees

Success Series: June 14, 2018 
How to Create a Sales Culture with ALL Employees

Who Should Attend:

 

  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Department Managers
  • Sales and Customer Service Employees


About This Session:

 

About The Speaker:
Jim Elsberry owns Elsberry Consulting which is a management consulting firm from the Greater Seattle area. He is a former Executive Professor for Monfort College of Business of the University of Northern Colorado.

About the Success Series:

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Boyd Lodge
36539 Silver Peak Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 14, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
 
Jun 14   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 14   Picnic at Ameriprise Financial
Picnic at Ameriprise Financial
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.pearo?cid=IP_local_google
Location:   Ameriprise Financial
30968 S Washington Ave
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Julie Mohs 218-829-4131
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 14
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Jun 14   2018 Crosslake Community School- An Evening For Educatioon
Crosslake Community School-An Evening For Education
Come for a great meal and help support the Crosslake Community Charter School
Date:   June 14, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Moonlite Bay
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 14, 2018
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.  
Jun 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:   June 14, 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.
Jun 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:   June 15, 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
Jun 16   30th Annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous

It all started in 1988....

This tradition started out more than twenty-five years ago as a simple gathering of twelve or less owners/skippers who share a love for these antique and classic boats. Over the years this gathering of boat lovers has grown to become a special community event in this the little Minnesota town of Crosslake. These days more than 50 antique boats with values as high as $1 million participate in our annual show. Some of the countries most affluent wood boat collectors make their homes here in the lakes area and bring out some amazing boats every year. The craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into these works of art is enough to leave you in awe.
Date:   June 16, 2018
Website:   http://www.whitefishchainboatshow.com/
Location:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, Minnesota
Contact:   Bill Terry, 763-257-5757
Email:   Terryworld@comcast.net
Date/Time Details:   June 16, 2018
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 16   2018 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
Crosslake Ideal Lions Club Flea Market
You'll find all kinds of treasures at the summer Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market!  Held the 3rd Saturday monthly from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  More than 30 vendors offer something for everyone!
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   08:30 AM - 03:30 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:   Saturdays June 16, July 21, August 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept, 22, 2018
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jun 16   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Jun 16   Steele River Band Concert
An outdoor concert on the beautiful shores of Bay Lake. Steele River Band is a high-energy, crowd-participation country band. This is a 2018 Ruttger's Summer Concert Series event AND part of Beer and Bacon Bonanza. 

Tickets are $5. Free for resort guests.
Date:   June 16, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com
Location:   Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Rd.
Deerwood, MN   56444
Contact:   (218) 678-2885
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   June 16, 2018
7 - 9 PM
Fees/Admission:   $5.00
Ruttger's Guests Free
Jun 19   2018 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesday
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   June 19, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays  through August 14, 2018
1 - 3 pm
Jun 19   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 19, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 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:   June 20, 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
Jun 20   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   June 20, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jun 20   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   June 20, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jun 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:   June 21, 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
Jun 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:   June 21, 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.
Jun 21   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 21, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 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:   June 21, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 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
6 - 8 pm
Jun 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:   June 22, 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
Jun 22   2018 Women at the Helm
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring Women at the Helm, a boating class designed for women. Women will learn the basics of boating and dealing with emergency situations.
Date:   June 22, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Bertha Boat Works
6846 County Road 16
Pequot Lakes, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   June 22, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jun 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 24, 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
Jun 26   2018 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesday
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   June 26, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays  through August 14, 2018
1 - 3 pm
Jun 26   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 26, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 26   Business After Hours - Randall State Bank

Join Randall State Bank, Blum Capital Management and Baxter Insurance Group as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. 

Randall State Bank is a community bank that is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you.

When you choose Blum Capital Management, you're choosing to work with people who care about your needs and always put them first.

Baxter Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency providing auto, home, business, work comp, and health insurance as well as bonds. Baxter Insurance Group. Think BIG.

 
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:   June 26, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Randall State Bank
724 W. Washington Street
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,June 26, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jun 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:   June 27, 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
Jun 27   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   June 27, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jun 27   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   June 27, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Date/Time Details:   5:00 P.M.
Jun 27   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   June 27, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jun 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:   June 28, 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
Jun 28   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   June 28, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jun 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:   June 29, 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
Jun 30   2018 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us at Crosslake Town Square's for free music this summer. 

 
Date:   June 30, 2018
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, June 30. 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Jul 03 - Jul 04   2018 Stars & Stripes Days
Fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with all sorts of activities July 3 and 4 in Pequot Lakes. This two-day event is loaded with family-friendly events!

For more information on sponsoring this event
https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/1/File/PequotLakes-Sponsorships002.pdf


July 3rd Schedule of Events
  • 5:00 p.m. - Food Vendors
  • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes
  • 6:00 p.m. Bean Bag Toss Tournament ($10 per Team / 2 players)
    • Single elimination tournament bracket play. Each player must throw from behind the front of the box. First team of 2 players to 21 or over, need to win by 2 points with cancelation scoring. Bags are allowed to bounce on the ground onto the board (walking the dog is approved). Boards will be placed 24 ft. apart. Each team is responsible for its own score. Teams playing for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th will be playing best out of three.
  • 6:30 p.m. - Band Performance by SOLO
  • After Dusk - Fireworks by Hollywood Pyrotechnics, Inc. behind Our Saviors Lutheran Church (30985 Front Street). Best viewing locations: Trailside Parks, Varsity Baseball Field, Middle School Parking Lot and  TDS Parking lot.
July 4th Schedule of Events
 
  • 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Firemen's Pancake Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Flea Market, Craft Fair, Food Vendors & LIVE MUSIC by Carlos Quinche (Contemporary and Andean Folk Music) @ Trailside Park
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Bungee Trampoline & Kids Climb, Trailside Park South
  • 10 a.m. - Money in the Haystack, and Golden Bobber Hunt, Trailside Park North
  • 10:30 - Kiddie Parade & Bed Races (5 per team) Registration,  Band Shell
  • 11:00 - Kiddie Parade, Veterans Memorial Walking Path; Bed Races, Paul Bunyan Trail (Trailside Park North)
  • 12 p.m. -  Stars & Stripes Parade  Click here to download the entry form  PARADE ROUTE MAP

Parking- CR 11 / Main Street and CR 112 / Rasmussen Street will be closed to thru traffic starting at 11 a.m.  Parking is available at TDS, Pequot Lakes High School and Eagle View Elementary School. Shuttle service from Eagle View Elementary School will not be provided.

Handicapped Parking- Available on Government Drive, East Butler Street, St. Alice Church, and Old Hwy 371 (Pequot Lakes Dental). Spaces will be marked. Be sure to arrive early!

PARKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE OR ON CR 11 / Main Street. VEHICLES WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED!

ROADS CLOSED- CR 11 / MAIN STREET AND CR 112 / RASMUSSEN STREET WILL BE CLOSED AT 11:00 a.m. FOR THE PARADE.


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

 
Date:   July 3, 2018 - July 4, 2018
Location:  

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

Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce 218-568-8911
Email:   Chris@pequotlakes.com
Fees/Admission:  

Free

 

Jul 03   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 3, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jul 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:   July 4, 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
Jul 04   Turtle Races at Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer.  Race a Turtle for fun and prizes.

1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Race Begin!"
Race goes until the race is done.  May end between 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm
Date:   July 4, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-turtle-races-9616
Location:   Official Nisswa turtle track located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2629
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday starting June 6 through August 22, 2018
1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm race begins
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per racer.  This fee includes a 2018 offcial racing button and use of a turtle
Jul 04   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

Enjoy 1/2 price rail cocktails, tap beer and wine all night at $5 Burgers!!

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   July 4, 2018
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
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jul 05   Boot Camp
Want to get that exercise in?
Want to do it in a non-intimidating group fun atmosphere?
JOIN US!
All skill levels!

Tuesdays at River Fitness in Pine River
Thursdays at Crosslake Community Center
Date:   July 5, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Tuesdays River Fitness in Pine River (on main street)
Thursdays at the Crosslake Community Center
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays & Thursdays starting January 2, 2018
MUST text, call or email so we have a head count each day
Come one day or every day, register each time PLEASE
Fees/Admission:   Day pass or Membership to River Fitness & Crosslake Community Center
PLUS
$6 for class, includes a post drink
Jul 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:   July 6, 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
Jul 06 - Jul 07   2018 Crosslake Area Library Book Sale
Crosslake Area Community Library Book Sale
Date:   July 6, 2018 - July 7, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center Library
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 6, 2018
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Jul 07   2018 Grandpa's Run For The Walleye 2018

Grandpa's Run for the Walleye
Join the 21st annual community-wide effort to restore the Whitefish Area's Walleye population. Established in memory of Grandpa Boots Buthman, this Crosslake tradition offers events for all ages and abilities.  Run, walk or dash for the fun and for the fish!

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

Participants will have the option of selecting either a short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt! This option is only available to those who pre-register.

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

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

Saturday, July 7:
 7 - 8:15 a.m.: Race Day Registration
 8:15 a.m.: 10K Race
 8:30 a.m: 5k Race
 9:30 a.m.: 5K / 10K Awards Ceremony
 9:45 a.m.: Kids Sunfish Dash

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

EVENT COURSES

Family 5K and 10K Run
Easy 5k Run/Walk or 10k Run along a flat scenic route through beautiful Crosslake. Water stop and post-race refreshments available at the Crosslake Community Center.
Kids Sunfish Dash
Kid-friendly, age-appropriate course at the Crosslake Community Center for ages: 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10.



  

 
Date:   July 7, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://minnesotawaters.org/whitefishareapropertyowners/
Location:   Cross