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Jan 10 - Feb 17   Beyond the Bricks a Traveling Exhibit

If you missed the Beyond the Bricks exhibit while it was in the “Q” Gallery September 25 – October 13, you still have a chance to view this powerful and thought-provoking show. Made up of art and writings from inmates at Crow Wing County Jail and companion pieces made by community artists, this show packs a message. 

Now a traveling exhibit by request, it will be at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd from January 10-February 17.

Date:   January 10, 2015 - February 17, 2015
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Bethlehem Lutheran Church
18 8th Avenue Northeast
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   January 10 - February 17, 2015
Jan 30   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   January 30, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jan 30   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   January 30, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jan 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:   January 30, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 30   Northern Lights Casino pressents John Caparulo
John Caparulo is an very funny stand-up comedian. He is perhaps best known for his appearances on the late night E! talk show, Chelsea Lately.
Date:   January 30, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road
Walker, MN  56484
Contact:   (218) 547-2744
Date/Time Details:   January 30, 2015
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   $18/$35/$26
Jan 31   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   January 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jan 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:   January 31, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 31   Chocolate Lover's Extravaganza
Please invite friends and family, and join us for an evening of delicious chocolate treats, wine and beer tasting and entertainment and a chance to win a jewelry piece donated by Riddle Jewelry!

Proceeds benefit Crisis Line and Referral Service and Brainerd Community Action.
Date:   January 31, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Crisis Line Office, 218-828-4514 Nancy Cross at Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:   January 31, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15.00 per person
Jan 31   GLAPA - Consensus Acapella Vocal Ensemble
Consensus is an Acapella Vocal Ensemble that will be performing as part of the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) season.
Date:   January 31, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Theater
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Call (218) 568-9200 for tickets or more information
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 31, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $12
Seniors (60+) - $10
Youth (18 & under) - $8
Feb 02 - Feb 07   Week Long 1 Year Anniversary Celebration at The Crossfire!
Come play some fun games and win prizes every day this week! We are celebrating our 1 Year of being open and serving the community!
Date:   February 2, 2015 - February 7, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Pineberry Plaza
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   February 2-7, 2015
Fees/Admission:   FREE FUN! Open for breakfast and lunch!
Feb 02   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   February 2, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Feb 02   Grief Support Group Meets
Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 pm January 5 through February 16 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
 
Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:
- Understand the grief process
- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping behavior
- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group
- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)
- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings

- Be able to access on-going spiritual and pastoral grief resources
 
The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
 
For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session please call (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531.
Date:   February 2, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER
Location:   Essentia Health Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401




 
Contact:   218-828-7442 or 218-828-7531
Date/Time Details:   Mondays - January 5 through February 16, 2015 
3 - 5 pm
Feb 02   New Years Resolution Weight Loss Challenge

What happened to all those cookies and goodies you ate? Come have some fun and great support while losing weight AND win cash at the end! Top 3 losers win $$$$!

Date:   February 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN 
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   RSVP to Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Monday evenings through February 16, 2015.
6 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35, which goes into a kitty for the top three to win at the end!
Feb 03   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   February 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Feb 03   Publishing and Marketing Class Series at The Crossing Arts
The Crossing Arts presents Publishing and Marketing Class Series, Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 pm in room #127 at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd. Register by calling 833-0416 or on-line at www.crossingarts.org. Fee is $25 per class.

Attendees may sign up for one or more of the classes.
February 3: Publishing: This class is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a book. We will discuss today's book industry, publishing options, first steps in getting a book published and what an author can expect once their book is published. Instructor: Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Literary Publicist and Agent www.BlueCottageAgency.com
February 10: Social Media
February 17: WordPress
February 24: Publicity for Writers
Date:   February 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 3, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Feb 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. 
Date:   February 4, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 04   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   February 4, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Feb 04   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   February 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Feb 05 - Feb 07   2015 Crosslake 12th Annual WinterFest
CLICK HERE FOR PRINTALBE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, WRISTBAND SPECIALS, SOUPFEST MAP AND MORE!
2015 WinterFest limited edition clothing
available now! Sweatshirts, caps and scarves at Lundrigan's, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar and Lake Country Crafts and Cones.

2015 WinterFest limited edition Coors Light Beer Koozie's coming soon!  Get yours for $5 and purchase $2 Coors Light Bottles on-sale Friday and Saturday at the Andy's, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500, The Bourbon Room, The Cedar Chest, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Bar, Riverside, The Wharf and Zorbaz.

ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Thursday, February 5, 2015
9 a.m. - Find the Lost Medallion
The first of three daily clues will be released to guide you to the lost WinterFest medallion.  Find it and you'll cash in on a prize package worth hundreds from these local merchants:  Andy's Bar & Grill-Wine & Spirits, Barstock Liquors, Cedar Chest, Crosslake Ace Hardware, Crosslake Community Center, Crosslake Community School,  Crosslake Drug Store, Crosslake Holiday, Crosslake Veterinary Practice, Goodwill, Itasca Leathergoods, Judy's House of Gifts, Lake Country Crafts and Cones, Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe, Lundrigans Clothing, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Moonlite Square, NMN, Inc., Nordic Haus, Northern Lakes Embroidery, Pine Peaks Restaurant & Gifts, Riverside, The Wharf, US Army Corps of Engineers, Whitefish Lodge & Suites, Zorbaz.

4 - 6 p.m. Healthy Happy Hour Social & Snacks
The Crossfire

6 p.m. - $5 Craft Beer Tasting with D&D Beverage Co. and Appetizers
Maucieri's Italian Bistro

Friday, February 6, 2015
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Cabin Fever Carnival - Crosslake Community School
 Kid's games, Bake Walk, Food & Fun!
 Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog

6:00 p.m.  Meat Raffle and Bake Sale
Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500

7 p.m. - Music featuring Mr. Mellow D
Andy's Bar & Grill, Wine & Spirits

7 - 9 p.m. - Celebrate WinterFest - Crosslake Community Center
Warming house open with cider & cocoa - Pond Skating
Snow Mountain - Music by DJ "JP" - Bonfire & S'mores
Crosslake Fire Department Fire Truck Display
Horse drawn sleigh rides by Action Entertainment
New this year -  Scavenger Hunt!
9 p.m. -  Fireworks Display by Zambelli Fireworks
This years display will be fast-paced and choreographed to the National Anthem with music provided by Premier Party Entertainment. 

8 p.m. - Music featuring DJ Trina 
The Wharf

9 p.m. - Live music featuring Andy Fischer
The Bourbon Room

9 p.m. - DJ/Karaoke Lumberjack Party
Hammerschlagen - 1st Drink free if dressed as a LumberJack
Zorbaz on Crozzlake

10 p.m. - Music featuring DJ's JP and Chad
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Bar
   
Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:00 -11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast 
Crosslake Lutheran Church

8 a.m. - 12 noon - Stonehouse Coffee Tasting
Lake Country Crafts & Cones

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Vendor Boutique
The Crossfire

11 a.m. - Dusk - Helicopter Rides - weather permitting
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

12 noon  - 12th ANNUAL SOUPFEST BEGINS
Bold = Sponsoring business SoupFest ballot box location

ANDY'S BAR & GRILL
BOURBON ROOM
CEDAR CHEST
CROSSLAKE-FIFTY LAKES AMERICAN LEGION POST #500
CROSSLAKE INSURANCE AGENCY/PRUDENTIAL ATESHA BARNES NELSON
CROSSLAKE VETERINARY PRACTICE
HOME INTERIOR SUPPLY
JAG INTERIOR SOLUTIONS, LLC
JUDY'S HOUSE OF GIFTS
LAKE COUNTRY CRAFTS AND CONES
LAKES AREA GALLERY AND FRAME SHOPPE
MANHATTAN'S - 2014 Culinary Winner
MAUCIERI'S ITALIAN BISTRO
MOONLITE BAY FAMILY RESTAURANT & BAR
MOONLITE SQUARE
NORDIC HAUS
NORTH COUNTRY LAWN CARE
RIVERSIDE
THE CROSSFIRE
THE WHARF
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS/PAUL BUNYAN SCENIC BYWAY - 2014 Amateur Winner
ZORBAZ on CROZZLAKE

12 noon - Bocce Ball Tournament 
Riverside Inn

12 noon -  Ice Car Racing on Big Pine Lake - weather permitting
 Cedar Chest

12 noon - Tiki Bar & Beach Bonfire
Manhattans

12 - 2 p.m. -  Kids Games
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

12 - 3 p.m. - Family Fun with Bon Fire, S'mores, Coloring Contest and Make a T-Shirt
US Army Corp of Engineers Campground

1 p.m. - Bingo
Manhattan's

1 p.m. - Italian Outdoor Olympics  
 Maucieri's Italian Bistro

1 p.m. - Bingo and Bake Sale
Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500

1 - 4 p.m. - Radar Runs on the Bay
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

2:30 p.m. - Frozen T-Shirt Contest, Bonfire and S'mores
The Bourbon Room

4 - 8 p.m. Live Music featuring Drunk & Stupid
Manhattan's

5 p.m. - $5 Wine tasting and appetizers 
Live Music featuring Brendan Flynn

Maucieri's Italian Bistro

8 p.m. - Music featuring DJ Trina
The Wharf

8 p.m. - Karaoke
Andy's Bar & Grill

9 p.m. Live music featuring Seth Doud
The Bourbon Room

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


Need Lodging?  Check out these preferred lodging partners.

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the
2015 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, Kelli Engstrom - Kelli Engstrom Photography,  Deb Griffith, Corrine Hodapp and Jason Hauser - US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground

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 5, 2015 - February 7, 2015
Location:  
Throughout Crosslake!
Contact:   218-692-4027 Cindy Myogeto
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
February 5-7, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Purchase your $5 wristband and cash in on deals at these businesses
Valid Feb. 6-7, 2015 unless otherwise noted
ANDY'S BAR & GRILL, WINE & SPIRITS - 15% off regular priced off-sale liquor & wine; $3 off Bacardi Cherry & Black Razz off-sale; drink specials at the bar
BARSTOCK LIQUORS - 10% off storewide, excludes sale items
BOURBON ROOM - $3 Coors Light taps: 2-for-1 bomb shots; $1.50 Sloppy Joes
CEDAR CHEST - $2 Coors Light tap; $2 Nordeast; $1 soda -16 oz.; 1/2 off select appetizers
CROSSLAKE ACE HARDWARE - 10% off all regular priced merchandise + additional in-store specials
CROSSLAKE DRUG - 50% off 1 item under $50
CROSSLAKE-FIFTY LAKES AMERICAN LEGION #500 - $2 select shots
CROSSLAKE HOLIDAY - free 12 oz coffee or cappuccino
CROSSLAKE VETERINARY PRACTICE - 10% off all food and treat purchases thru February
DAIRY QUEEN - CROSSLAKE - 1/2 off any size Blizzard
GOODWILL - CROSSLAKE - 50% off one item under $50
ITASCA LEATHERGOODS - 1 entry for free pair of moccasins; free shipping/surcharges on custom orders
JAG INTERIOR SOLUTIONS, LLC - $50 off Hunter Douglas window treatment
JUDY'S HOUSE OF GIFTS - 15% off regular priced items
LAKE COUNTRY CRAFTS AND CONES- 30% off all jewelry
LAKES AREA GALLERY & FRAME SHOPPE - 30% off all "Life is Good" merchandise (Feb. 5-7)
LUNDRIGANS CLOTHING - 20% discount in-store specials
MANHATTAN'S - $2 shot; $3 tap beer
MAUCIERI'S ITALIAN BISTRO - $2 taps; $1 hot cocoa; $3 hot cocoa drinks; $3 hot dogs; $7 porketta; $7 flatbreads
MOONLITE BAY - $2.50 Bacardi cocktails; $2 Coors light Taps; $3.50 Dr. McGillicuddy & Cocoa; Buy one - get one 1/2 off appetizers; $3 off any pizza
MOONLITE SQUARE - 5 cents off gallon gas
MOONLITE SQUARE LIQUORS - 15% off wine
NORDIC HAUS - $12 select specials to celebrate the 12th Annual event
PINE PEAKS GIFTS - 25% off 1 regular priced item
PINE PEAKS RESTAURANT- free beverage with meal purchase
RIVERSIDE - $2 Coors Light tap beer
THE WHARF - $3 cheeseburger basket; Buy one - get one 1/2 off appetizers; $2 taps; $3 wells; $3 peppermint patty's; $2 root beer barrels
WHITEFISH AUTOMOTIVE - $5 off oil change thru February
WHITEFISH LODGE & SUITES - $2 swim pass
ZORBAZ on CROZZLAKE - $2 Coors taps; $10 Macho Nachos; $5 off any large pizza; 25% off regular priced clothing


 
Feb 05   Winterfest Healthy Happy Hour
Come and have some great FREE snacks and see what we are all about!
Try some flavored Teas like hot Cinnamon.


 
Date:   February 5, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 5, 2015
4 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE! Meals available for sale during event.
Feb 05   Free Women's Health and Wellness Event
"The Biggest Loser" contestant Lisa Rambo will share her amazing 108-pound weight loss story and inspire others in their own transformations at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's free women's health and wellness event at Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd.  Health is Your Best Accessory: Women's Wellness Experience will begin at 4 pm and Rambo's presentation will start at 6 pm.
 
CRMC is coordinating the event as part of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.  Ladies are invited to wear red to the event and participate in a best red outfit contest.  The winner will receive a heart-themed bracelet donated by Pandora.
 
Numerous demonstrations including healthy cooking, fitness and stress relief will be offered together with health education booths. The first 300 ladies will receive a goody bag at the door. There is no charge to attend, but because of limited seating a ticket is required by registering at www.cuyunamed.org before January 30, 2015.  Sponsored by BL Radio and Charter. For more information contact Peggy Stebbins at pstebbins@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-4447.
Date:   February 5, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunamed.org
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Peggy Stebbins, 218-545-4447
Email:   pstebbins@cuyunamed.org
Date/Time Details:   February 5, 2015
4 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   The first 300 ladies will receive a goody bag at the door. There is no charge to attend, but because of limited seating a ticket is required by registering at www.cuyunamed.org before January 30, 2015.
Feb 06 - Feb 07   De'Vine Annual Wine and Culinary Experience
If you love great wine and food, get your taste buds ready for this special weekend! Grand View’s annual winter wine and culinary experience offers a variety of flavorful fun, education, and of course, more than enough wine. 
Date:   February 6, 2015 - February 7, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:  

Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468

Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   February 6-7, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Lodging packages starting at $229/person for 2 nights.
Feb 06   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   February 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Feb 06   Eggs and Issues 2015
The 2015 legislative session is underway, and it’s time to get crackin’ on issues that impact the Lakes Area business community. We will discuss everything from taxes to transportation, education to environment, and workforce to wellness. Your Chamber will again support the Minnesota Chamber’s business priorities. All of the Brainerd Lakes Area legislators have been asked to participate.

Attendees can walk up to the microphone to ask questions, or submit questions to Matt beforehand. There will be ample time for questions.

The event is open to the public with a cost of $12 per person for members or $20 for non-members. This price covers the hot breakfast buffet. 

AGENDA

7 to 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast networking

7:30 a.m. – Legislative Panel begins

9:00 a.m. – Adjourn
 

Seats are limited, so please register online for this event or call (218) 822-7107 as soon as possible.
Date:   February 6, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Pavilion Room at Cragun’s Legacy Golf Courses
11496 East Gull Lake Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Friday, February 6, 2015
7 - 9 am
Fees/Admission:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Members: $12 per person
Non-member Rate: $20 per person


Reservations and cancelations accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4. Cancelations after that time are responsible for payment.
Feb 06   Crow Wing Soil & Water Conservation District Tree Sake Pre-order Open House
SWCD tree sale pre order open house. Free coffee, refreshments and info from plant experts. Residents will have a chance to explore different county, state & federal conservation programs and learn about grant funding opportunities.

Deadline for ordering is Feb. 27. All purchases must be picked up by April 30 - May 2 at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.
Date:   February 6, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crowwingswcd.org
Location:   Crow Wing County Land Services Building
322 Laurel St. Suite 13
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   SWCD, 218-828-6197
Email:   tasha.lauer@crowwingswcd.org
Date/Time Details:   February 6, 2015 9am to 3pm
Fees/Admission:   Residents will save $10.00 on every $100.00 spent before or on Feb. 6.
Feb 06 - Feb 07   Winterfest at the Nordic Haus

Stop by the NORDIC HAUS and shop our Winterfest specials and try our soup!

Date:   February 6, 2015 - February 7, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   36184 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   (218) 692-1920 (701) 361-8899 Like us on facebook
Email:   krmorsch@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   February 6 & 7, 2015
10 am - 5 pm
Feb 06   Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation's Annual Meeting
The Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation (BLAEDC)'s annual meeting will take place Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:30 am at Arrowwood Lodge. Please RSVP to Megan if you plan to attend. Thank you!
Date:   February 6, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:15 PM
Website:   http://www.growbrainerdlakes.org
Location:   Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
6967 Lake Forest Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Megan Rehbein, (218) 828-0096
Email:   megan@growbrainerdlakes.org
Date/Time Details:   February 6, 2015
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person
Feb 06   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   February 6, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Feb 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:   February 6, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 07   The Big Event 2015

We are raising the top at "The Big Event...Under the Big Top" on February 7 at Cragun's Sports Center, celebrating the greatest schools on earth!

2015 Highlights include a Ballyhoo Plated Dinner Menu, cash bar, Warrior blue Big Top-Inspired decor and a Banner live and silent auction exhibition...bring home lots of swag!  

Troupe Attractions include Miss Minnesota Savannah Cole & MC Jessica Miles - KSTP.  
Tickets for your "Fun Ride" will be on sale starting in December for $50 each ($75 each after January 31). You will have A Ball! 

 

Date:   February 7, 2015
Website:   http://www.bpsf.org
Location:   Cragun's Sports Center 
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, (218) 454-6921
Email:   info@bpsf.org
Date/Time Details:   February 7, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Tickets for your "Fun Ride" will be on sale starting in December for $50 each ($75 each after January 31).
Feb 07   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   February 7, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Feb 07   Back to Basics
9th Annual Back to Basics: Recipes for Resilience
Sustainable Living event
  • Workshops
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Vendor & Exhibitors Booths
  • Kids' Activities & More
Brought to you by Happy Dancing Turtle & Pine River Backus Community Education and Central Lakes College.
4 Continuing Education Credits Available
 
Date:   February 7, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.happydancingturtle.org
Location:   Pine Rive Backus Schools
401 Murray Avenue
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   Happy Dancing Turtle 218-587-2303
Date/Time Details:   Saturday Feb. 7, 2015
8 am - 9 am      Check-In & Visit Booths- Coffee, Tea & Rolls
8:30 - 4 pm       Kids' Activities
9 am - 10 am    Welcome & Keynote: Tom Hanson; Owner- Duluth Grill; Renowned Local Food         Destination in Duluth, MN
Break & Booth Visits
10:15 - 11:15     Single Session I
Break & Booth Visits
11:30 - 12:30    Single Session II
12:30 am           Luncheon (We do our best to include local, sustainable ingredients. Majority of the meal                         will be gluten & dairy free)
1:45 - 2:25 pm   Single Session III
 Break & Booth Visits
3:00 - 4:00        Single Session IV
4:00-4:30         Visit Booths   

 
Fees/Admission:   Free access to vendor fair all day
$30 Full Day
$25 Full Day for Seniors 60+
$25 Full-Time Students
        OR
$6/Single Workshop
$12/ Double Workshop
$9 Lunch
$15 Full Day k-4 Kids' Activities
Feb 07   The Crossfire Winterfest Soup Contest and Vendor Boutique
Come on in and try our soup and VOTE! We will be serving up soup until it is gone!
We will also be open for business slinging shakes. We will have vendors in the suite next to us selling their wares too, support your local women's business professionals!
Check out our VENDOR DAY ONLY SPECIALS!

 
Date:   February 7, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   February 7, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE Meals available for sale
Feb 07   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber 11th Annual Ice Fishing Contest and Scorpion Homecoming
If you haven't caught the big one this year, then make a point to fish the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber 11th Annual Ice Fishing Contest and Scorpion Homecoming on Saturday, February 7th from 12 - 3 pm

 

Catching the big one, medium one, or small one can all be eligible for cold hard cash prizes. Come early pick a hole, then visit the vintage Scorpion sleds and vote for a people's choice award. The 2015 event will feature the compact, fun-loving Lil'Whip of 1975-1979. 

Bring your family and friends for a great day on Serpent Lake in Crosby, there's no better way to celebrate Minnesota winters.

Date:   February 7, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Serpent Lake
Crosby Memorial Park
Driving directions
Contact:   Cuyuna Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   February 7, 2015
Noon - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Ice fishing raffle tickets are on sale now and only $10.00. Your raffle ticket also acts as your entry fee to fish, one ticket per hole.
Feb 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:   February 7, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 09   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   February 9, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Feb 09   Grief Support Group Meets
Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 pm January 5 through February 16 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
 
Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:
- Understand the grief process
- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping behavior
- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group
- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)
- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings

- Be able to access on-going spiritual and pastoral grief resources
 
The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
 
For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session please call (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531.
Date:   February 9, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER
Location:   Essentia Health Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401




 
Contact:   218-828-7442 or 218-828-7531
Date/Time Details:   Mondays - January 5 through February 16, 2015 
3 - 5 pm
Feb 09   New Years Resolution Weight Loss Challenge

What happened to all those cookies and goodies you ate? Come have some fun and great support while losing weight AND win cash at the end! Top 3 losers win $$$$!

Date:   February 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN 
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   RSVP to Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Monday evenings through February 16, 2015.
6 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35, which goes into a kitty for the top three to win at the end!
Feb 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   February 9, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Feb 10   Business After Hours - Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
Join the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport as they host a Business After Hours and Terminal Art Project Dedication on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm in Brainerd.

Part of this evening’s event will be the opportunity to view many pieces of local art displayed in the Terminal as well as getting to meet the artists themselves. A look back in time at the Lakes Area’s aviation history can be seen through the Airport’s new History Wall. Unique aircraft and specialty airport equipment will be on display outside the Terminal (weather permitting) and Airmotive Enterprises will have their simulator available for “test flights.”
 

Enjoy delicious food and non-alcoholic beverages catered by Wings Café.

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other Chamber members. Prizes will include an introductory flight lesson or air ride from Airmotive Enterprises! Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes. 
 
As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   February 10, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdairport.com
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
16384 Airport Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Aeli Wiebolt, 218-822-7119
Email:   awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, February 10, 2015
4:30 - 6 pm
Feb 10   Publishing and Marketing Class Series at The Crossing Arts
The Crossing Arts presents Publishing and Marketing Class Series, Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 pm in room #127 at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd. Register by calling 833-0416 or on-line at www.crossingarts.org. Fee is $25 per class.

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

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

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

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

Date:   February 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 10, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Feb 10   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   February 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Feb 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:   February 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Feb 11   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   February 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 11   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   February 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Feb 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:   February 12, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Feb 12   Brainerd Public Library presents History Play "The Doctor is In"
Join Fort Snelling's doctor and learn about "modern medicine" of the 1820's.  Discover what day-to-day life was like for a military doctor and learn about his other duties, like keeping Minnesota's first weather records.
Date:   February 12, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Pubic Library
415 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 12, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 12 - Feb 14   The Mousetrap - Chalberg Theatre
The longest-running play in theater history! Agatha Christie's classic mystery. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm. One of them is a murderer! The bodies pile up deeper than the snow outside, as a policeman traveling on skis arrives to solve the crime. Whodunnit? You'll have to see it to find out!


 
Date:   February 12, 2015 - February 14, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 12, 13 & 14, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Tickets  $11.00 adults   $7.00 youth
Feb 13 - Feb 15   Nisswa Winter Jubilee
A unique 3-Day experience - explore magical Ice Sculptures, a mind-teasing medallion hunt, competitive wood splitting, a downtown parade welcoming the beautiful Miss Nisswa, Nisswa Fire Department's Ice Fishing Contest and much, much more...
Date:   February 13, 2015 - February 15, 2015
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/2015-nisswa-winter-jubilee-5662
Location:   Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   February 13-15, 2015
Friday 13: 4 pm-12 am
Saturday 14:  10 am-12 am
Sunday 15: 9 am-7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Fees vary for each event/competition.
Feb 13   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   February 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Feb 13 - Feb 15   Valentine's Day Weekend at The Classic Grill
Treat your love to a romantic Valentine's Day dinner at The Classic Grill at Madden's, the Brainerd area's most intimate dining setting. A fabulous four course meal will be served February 13-16. Call today for reservations, 218-829-2811.
Date:   February 13, 2015 - February 15, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com/the-classic-grill.html
Location:   The Classic Grill
11672 N County Highway 18
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 828-1440
Email:   vacation@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   February 13-15, 2015
5 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   $34.95/person
Feb 13   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   February 13, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Feb 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:   February 13, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 14   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   February 14, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Feb 14   Flipside Second Saturdays Art Fun
Flipside offers art events on the second Saturday of each month for children of all ages. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome. 
             February 14    - Arty Party.."Magic of Matisse, Picasso, Monet & More"
             March 14 - "Collage Trading cards" Wendy Olson
             April 11 - Creative Movement". Jessica
             May 9 - "Floral Watercolors " Michelle Pfeifer
Events are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Franklin Arts Center at the FAC former cafeteria or Teaching Space on the 1st floor. Signs will be posted. No registration required;  "$3 per child/ $5 per family requested material donation, but no child will be turned away due to need"
Date:   February 14, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center  #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center 218.833.0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of each month
January 10 - May 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child $5 per family.  No child turned away due to need
Feb 14   Annual Skating Party at Gregory Park
Family fun to share your love on Valentine's Day! Games, food and community cheer.

After family fun, we are opening the ice up for a Sweetheart Soiree - slow romantic music and glowing lights for your and your loved one or family.
Date:   February 14, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_skatingparty.htm
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Parks & Recreation, 828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   February 14, 2015
1 - 4 pm - Family Fun
5 - 8 pm - Sweetheart Soiree
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Feb 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:   February 14, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 15   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   February 15, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Feb 16   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   February 16, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Feb 16   Grief Support Group Meets
Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 pm January 5 through February 16 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
 
Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:
- Understand the grief process
- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping behavior
- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group
- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)
- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings

- Be able to access on-going spiritual and pastoral grief resources
 
The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
 
For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session please call (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531.
Date:   February 16, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER
Location:   Essentia Health Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401




 
Contact:   218-828-7442 or 218-828-7531
Date/Time Details:   Mondays - January 5 through February 16, 2015 
3 - 5 pm
Feb 16   New Years Resolution Weight Loss Challenge

What happened to all those cookies and goodies you ate? Come have some fun and great support while losing weight AND win cash at the end! Top 3 losers win $$$$!

Date:   February 16, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN 
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   RSVP to Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Monday evenings through February 16, 2015.
6 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35, which goes into a kitty for the top three to win at the end!
Feb 17   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   February 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Feb 17   Publishing and Marketing Class Series at The Crossing Arts
The Crossing Arts presents Publishing and Marketing Class Series, Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 pm in room #127 at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd. Register by calling 833-0416 or on-line at www.crossingarts.org. Fee is $25 per class.

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

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

February 24: Publicity for Writers: This class is specifically designed for published and soon to be published authors.  The class covers the basics in book publicity, including author branding, websites, social media, book signings, book launches, press releases and more. Instructor: Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Literary Publicist and Agent  www.BlueCottageAgency.Com
Date:   February 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 17, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Feb 18   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   February 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 18   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   February 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Feb 19 - Feb 21   The Mousetrap - Chalberg Theatre
The longest-running play in theater history! Agatha Christie's classic mystery. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm. One of them is a murderer! The bodies pile up deeper than the snow outside, as a policeman traveling on skis arrives to solve the crime. Whodunnit? You'll have to see it to find out!
Date:   February 19, 2015 - February 21, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 19, 20, & 21, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Tickets:  $11.00 adults   $7.00 youth
Feb 20   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   February 20, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Feb 20   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   February 20, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Feb 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:   February 20, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 21   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   February 21, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Feb 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:   February 21, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 21   GLAPA Presents The MInneapolis Guitar Quartet w/ Flamenco Dancer
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet and Collette Illarde, Flamenco dancer will be performing as part of the Great Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) season.
Date:   February 21, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Theatre
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Call (218) 568-9200 for tickets or more information.
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 21, 2015  
7:30-9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $12
Seniors (60+) - $10
Youth (18 & under) - $8
Feb 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   February 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Feb 23   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   February 23, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Feb 24   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   February 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Feb 24   Publishing and Marketing Class Series at The Crossing Arts
The Crossing Arts presents Publishing and Marketing Class Series, Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 pm in room #127 at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd. Register by calling 833-0416 or on-line at www.crossingarts.org. Fee is $25 per class.

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

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

Date:   February 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 24, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Feb 25   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   February 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 25   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   February 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Feb 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:   February 26, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Feb 26   Teen Driver Seminar
Baxter Insurance Group is going to be hosting its 2nd annual Teen Driver Seminar. Age group ~ anyone age 14 and over, soon to be driving or already driving. Supper donated by Brick House Pizza at 5 pm, program to start at 5:30 pm and run until about 8 pm. Door Prizes and Grand prize. Speakers to include: Crow Wing Co Sheriffs Department, North Memorial Ambulance's Matt Cordes, our own Darrell Pulak - owner Baxter Insurance Group, Luke Jordan - in memory of Joey Jordan, Joe Brenny.
Date:   February 26, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.baxterinsurancegroup.com
Location:   Brenny Funeral Community Room
7348 Excelsior Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Sara Pusc, Baxter Insurance Group, 218-454-2970
Email:   sarap@baxterinsurancegroup.com
Date/Time Details:   February 26, 2015
5 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE & open to the public.
Feb 26   Stringfever - Chalberg Theatre
Stringfever, fresh from London, England–4 world class musicians playing the finest custom made electric stringed instruments. Watch Stringfever’s internationally acclaimed version of Ravel’s Bolero as the guys play this well known classic on one cello simultaneously. Listen to ‘The History of Music in Five Minutes’ and be taken on a musical journey from classic to rock with forty tunes packed into an awesome five minutes!Seeing is believing!

www.stringfeverusa.com
Date:   February 26, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:  
Thursday, February 26, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets $25.00
Feb 27   Gull Lake Frozen Flop
Dress up or down and jump in the lake at our Hole-in-the-Day Bay Tent Headquarters. Pick up sponsors for our charities and win fantastic prizes. The lake location is only about 5 feet deep and our cage in the water will keep anyone from going under. Also our local fire departments and dive team will be there to keep everyone safe. So the question is...are you brave enough?
Date:   February 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.gulllakefrozenfore.com/Flopregister.html
Location:   Gull Lake
Contact:   http://www.gulllakefrozenfore.com/contact2013.html
Date/Time Details:  

February 27, 2015
Registration begins at 5:30 pm
Flopping begins at 6 pm

Fees/Admission:  

Minimum cost to participate is $25 per person.
Floppers get rewarded for taking the jump! The more sponsors you get, the sweeter the prizes.

$50 - Frozen Flop Golf Towel
$100 - Frozen Flop Beach Towel
$150 - Frozen Flop Robe
$500 - All of the Above!


Proceeds benefit Confidence Learning Center and Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd.
Feb 27   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   February 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Feb 27 - Mar 01   Gull Lake Frozen Fore
Join us for a weekend filled with music, food, swimming in frigid waters, golfing in the snow and many more up north shenanigans! The 10th Annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore is a collaboration of Gull Lake Area bars and resorts with its main focus being raising money for a great cause and having a good time while doing it! Ticket proceeds benefit Confidence Learning Center. There are too many events to mention so please visit our website for more info! www.gulllakefrozenfore.com
Date:   February 27, 2015 - March 1, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.gulllakefrozenfore.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull, Zorbaz, Jake's, Cowboy's, Sherwood Forest, Bar Harbor, Grand View Lodge, Cragun's Legacy Courses.
Contact:   http://www.gulllakefrozenfore.com/contact2013.html
Email:   chris@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   February 27 - March 1, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $50 Wristband gets you into all weekend events.
Feb 27   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   February 27, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Feb 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:   February 27, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 28   Northern Lights Casino presents Bill Engvall
Bill has hosted numerous television shows including the game show LINGO for GSN, Country Fried Videos and Mobile Home Disasters, for CMT as well as several award shows. He had a 3 episode arc on the TNT show Hawthorne, narrated a documentary for the Speed Channel on Darrel Waltrip and starred in the Hallmark Channel movie Kiss at Pine Lake.

Bill starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom for TBS, which ran for three seasons. He was one of the stars of the sketch comedy show, Blue Collar TV, on the WB network. In 2008 Bill starred in Bait Shop which co-starred Billy Ray Cyrus and had its world premiere on the USA Network.

A star of the big screen as well, Bill has appeared in several films including Strawberry Wine with Christina Ricci and , Bed and Breakfast with Dean Cain, as well Delta Farce.

Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which have sold more than 9 million units and are some of the most watched movies and special in Comedy Central history. The soundtrack for Blue Collar Comedy Tour- One For The Road (Warner Bros./Jack Records) was also nominated for a Grammy Award.
Date:   February 28, 2015
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road NW
Walker, MN  56484
Contact:   (218) 547-2744
Date/Time Details:   February 28, 2015
6:30 and 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   $39/$56/$49
Feb 28   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   February 28, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Feb 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:   February 28, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 02   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   March 2, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Mar 03   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   March 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Mar 03   Publishing and Marketing Class Series at The Crossing Arts
The Crossing Arts presents Publishing and Marketing Class Series, Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 pm in room #127 at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd. Register by calling 833-0416 or on-line at www.crossingarts.org. Fee is $25 per class.

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

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

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

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

Date:   March 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 10, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Mar 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. 
Date:   March 4, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 04   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   March 4, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Mar 04   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   March 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Mar 05   Straw Bale Gardens with Author Joel Karsten
Learn how to grow a garden in straw bales. A straw or hay bale garden is a gardening method used for raising vegetables, herbs, and flowers directly on a bale. Straw or hay bales from alfalfa, wheat, oats, rye, or other cereals are suitable for making a garden bed. Straw bales are preferable over hay  because hay bales contain more weed and grass seeds. The bale should be tight and held together with 2-3 strands of plastic baling twine—preferably made from a biodegradable material such as jute and sisal.
Date:   March 5, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   March 5, 2015
5:30 - 7 pm
Mar 05   The Second City Hits Home - Tornstrom Auditorium
The world's #1 name in comedy is coming to Brainerd! Brainerd will get in on the laughter as The Second City takes on all the local news that’s fit to twist. The biggest headlines! The hot-button issues! And it’s all served up with a side of that famous Chicago-style improv. Don’t miss your chance to see the superstars of tomorrow live on stage now-- when The Second City Hits Home!
Date:   March 5, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Education Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 5, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Tickets  $25.00
Mar 06   Bridges Career Exploration Day
The Bridges Career Exploration Day started in 2008 with 57 exhibitors and more than 750 students from six area school districts. Now, this annual event showcases more than 200 regional high-demand careers with hands-on demonstrations, simulators, and breakout sessions. This year’s event will be held Central Lakes College's Brainerd campus on Friday, March 6, 2015. More than 2,000 area high school students from 23 participating school districts are expected to attend. Students interact with different companies to learn about local careers, their work environment, necessary skill sets, earning potential and the training needed to become employed.
Date:   March 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.bridgesconnection.org/workplace-connection/career-exploration-day/
Location:   Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Mary Gottsch, 218-822-7117
Email:   info@bridgesconnection.org
Date/Time Details:   March 6, 2015
Mar 06   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 06   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   March 6, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Mar 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 6, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 06   Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Contest
Join us for the 8th Annual Ms. Blarney and Mr. Malarkey St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Princess & Prince Pageant on Friday, March 6 at 8 pm.
$600 Prize Package for each winner & every contestant receives a $20 Manhattan's Gift Card.

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

For registration please contact (218) 692-3381 or stop by Manhattan Beach Lodge or Whitefish Lodge & Suites.
Date:   March 6, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@whitefish-lodge.com
Date/Time Details:   March 6, 2015
8 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   $600 Prize Package for each winner & every contestant receives a $20 Manhattan's Gift Card.
Mar 07   3 Way 10K
What is a 3 Way 10K Event? A family event where you can ski, fat bike, snowshoe or walk a 10K course. We will be having a relay, for those that wish to make it a 5K. It will be a fun and challenging event for the whole family, while raising funds for two local non profits - Camp Confidence and Northland Arboretum. All registered participants will receive a medallion!
Date:   March 7, 2015
Website:   http://northlandarb.org/node/1568
Location:   The 3 WAY 10K will be held on Gull Lake starting at Ernie’s and finishing at Zorbaz.

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

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 07   2015 St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop

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

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

Each participants pays a $10 transportation fee. 

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

Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Andy's Bar & Grill, Wine & Spirits, The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery, The Cedar Chest, Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant, The Wharf, Zorbaz on Crozz Lake and Riverside Inn
Contact:   Any participating pub
Date/Time Details:   Register and start your Hop at any of the pubs by 11:30 am
Shuttle runs from noon-4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 transportation fee per person. Wear your St. Patrick's Day Blinkie Button for bar specials.
Mar 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 07   Northern Lights Casino presents Damon Wayans & Damon Wayans Jr
Comedy genius Damon Wayans. Star of Big Screen, television and stand-up will be teaming up with his son Damon Wayans Jr. who is also making a name for himself in films, television and stand-up.
Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road Northwest
Walker, MN  56484
Contact:   1-800-252-7589
Date/Time Details:   Mar 7, 2015
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets vary from $39/$49/$56
Mar 09   Thrivent Financial presents Retire Wisely
Thrivent Financial is having a one hour seminar to help people retire wisely. This will be a complementary workshop hosted by Tara Hemsing. Attendees will learn how to manage six risks all retirees face: outliving income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes, and rising healthcare costs.
Date:   March 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-454-8272
Email:   tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, March 9, 2015
10 -11 am
Fees/Admission:   There is no charge for this seminar. Please RSVP by the Friday prior to the seminar to 218-454-8272 or to tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Mar 09   Thrivent Financial presents Social Security: Strategize to Maximize
Thrivent Financial is having a one hour seminar "Social Security: Strategize the Maximize" hosted by Tara Hemsing.

When it comes to navigating the Social Security landscape, the choices can be overwhelming. Explore how to sort through your options to ensure which choices are right for you.
Date:   March 9, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thrivent.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-454-8272
Email:   tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday March 9, 2015
11 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   There is no charge for this seminar. Please RSVP by the Friday prior to the seminar to 218-454-8272 or to tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Mar 09   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   March 9, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Mar 09   Thrivent Financial presents Retire Wisely
Thrivent Financial is having a one hour seminar to help people retire wisely. This will be a complementary workshop hosted by Tara Hemsing. Attendees will learn how to manage six risks all retirees face: outliving income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes, and rising healthcare costs.
Date:   March 9, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thrivent.com
Location:   Baymont Inn and Suites
7208 Fairview Rd
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-454-8272
Email:   tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, March 9, 2015
5 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   There is no charge for this seminar. Please RSVP by the Friday prior to the seminar to 218-454-8272 or to tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Mar 09   Thrivent Financial presents Social Security: Strategize to Maximize
Thrivent Financial is having a one hour seminar "Social Security: Strategize the Maximize" hosted by Tara Hemsing.

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

 
Date:   March 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thrivent.com
Location:   Baymont Inn and Suites
7208 Fairview Rd
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-454-8272
Email:   tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday March 9, 2015
6 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   There is no charge for this seminar. Please RSVP by the Friday prior to the seminar to 218-454-8272 or to tara.hemsing@thrivent.com
Mar 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   March 9, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Mar 10   Business After Hours - Manhattan Beach Lodge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date:   March 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 10, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Mar 10   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   March 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Mar 11   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   March 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Mar 11   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 11   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   March 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Mar 12   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 12, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Mar 13   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 13   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   March 13, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Mar 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 13, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 14   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 14, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 14   2015 St. Patrick's Day 41st Parade & Celebration - Crosslake

"Find Your Charm in Crosslake" at the 41st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration! 

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades-long tradition!  Dust off the lawn chairs, get your Irish face on and load up the whole family as there is something for all ages in Crosslake for this 41st Celebration! Gather your family and friends and search for the Pot 'O Gold beginning Thursday, March 12.  Register for The Clover Dash 5K which takes place on Saturday, March 14.  The race begins and ends in Crosslake's Town Square, so after the race you're in the perfect spot for pre-parade entertainment and more!  Purchase a Raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes and show your Blinkie Button for deals and discounts all over town!  Then mark your calendar and attend the Raffle Drawing Party on Saturday, March 21 where lucky tickets will be drawn for prizes worth thousands of dollars from local merchants.

ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Friday, March 6
8 p.m. - Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant
2014 Ms Blarney: Bridget Bool - Watertown, MN
2014 Mr. Malarkey: Alex Schreiner - St. Louis Park, MN
Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66

Saturday, March 7
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop
2014 Trophy Team Winner: Manhattan's
     2nd Place Team Winner: Maucieri's


Thursday, March 12
Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt

One of three daily clues released at 9 a.m. at Chamber member businesses
2014 Pot O' Gold was found by Shaun, Farrah & Marshall Rowley of St. Cloud located in town square near Rafferty's Pizza and they received $100 Chamber bucks + a prize basket of goods from area merchants.

Saturday, March 14
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
with kids coloring activity and beads for all the kids
Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66

Sunrise  - 11 a.m. - RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides
Must be 10 years of age or older - weather permitting - no charge
US Army Corp of Engineers - Crosslake Dam
35507 County Road 66

9:30 a.m. The Clover Dash 5K
Race day registration begins at 7:45 a.m.
Race begins and ends in Crosslake Town Square

9:30 a.m.  - 3 p.m. Maucieri's Food & Beverage Cart
Beer & Bar, Corned Beef & Hot Dogs
Crosslake Town Square
35770 Allen Avenue

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Edina Realty Foundation 4th Annual Costume Contest
Prizes for adults and children
35586 County Road 66

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Parade Participant Shuttle Service
Free transportation from C&C Boatworks parking area 36448 County Road 66 to parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square (for parade participants only)

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

2 p.m. - 41st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade (Map)
Judges located in the sunroom at the Exchange Lot on Route 66
courtesy of Better Living Concepts
Best Business Trophy Award
Best Non-profit Award
WJJY's $150 Enthusiasm Award

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

Food & Drink Specials - Raffle ticket drawing begins at 7 p.m.
Location TBD

2014 Parade Float Winners
Best Float Business

1st place: Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant
2nd place: Maucieri's Italian Bistro
3rd place: Larson Group Real Estate
Honorable Mention: Crosslake Ace Hardware

Best Parade Float non-profit
1st Place: Crosslake Community School 
Honorable Mention: Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

BL Broadcasting Enthusiasm $150 award
Lakeplace.com


BRAINERD LAKES CHAMBER MEMBERS wishing to participate in the events:
Sponsorship Opportunities
Parade Entry Registration
Blinkie, Raffle, Pot O' Gold participation







Special Thanks to the 2015 St. Pat's Day Parade & Celebration Committee Co-Chairs:  Mike O'Connell (Larson Group Real Estate) and Laura Stromberg (Pequot Tool & Manufacturing) and members: Bruce Gateley (Crosslake Insurance Agency), Dawn Maucieri (Maucieri's Italian Bistro), Laura Stromberg (Pequot Tool & Manufacturing), C Bob Heales (RA Heales & Associates) Crystal Glaser (Whitefish Properties) and Katie Wallace (Northland Press)

 

 
Date:   March 14, 2015
Location:  
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Chamber - Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   March 15, 2014
Parade line up 12 - 2 p.m. at Crosslake Town Square
Parade begins at 2 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Buy a $5 Raffle Ticket & get a blinkie button worth hundreds in discounts all over Crosslake!
 
Mar 14   Flipside Second Saturdays Art Fun
Flipside offers art events on the second Saturday of each month for children of all ages. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome. 
             March 14 - "Collage Trading cards" Wendy Olson
             April 11 - Creative Movement". Jessica
             May 9 - "Floral Watercolors " Michelle Pfeifer
Events are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Franklin Arts Center at the FAC former cafeteria or Teaching Space on the 1st floor. Signs will be posted. No registration required;  "$3 per child/ $5 per family requested material donation, but no child will be turned away due to need"
Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center  #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center 218.833.0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of each month
January 10 - May 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child $5 per family.  No child turned away due to need
Mar 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 14   Follow the Parade to Manhattan's for Live Music!
Follow the parade to Manahttan's for LIVE Music!
Saturday, March 14, 2015
4 - 8 pm
NO COVER - All Age Show!
Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   March 14, 2015
4 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER - All Age Show!
Mar 14   The Clover Dash 5K
Join us in the 2nd Annual Clover Dash 5K. This 3.1 mile north woods loop begins and ends in the beautiful Crosslake Town Square on March 14, 2015.  Don your green apparel and get ready to have some fun on this St. Patrick's Day fun run/walk. Stick around after the race to enjoy Crosslake's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration!

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

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

 Click here and register today!
Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   09:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
14150 Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Henry Praska or Kara Schaefer, 218-330-6151
Email:   karmaracemanagement@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 14, 2015
Same day registration 7:45 - 9 am
Race 9:30 am
Awards 10:15 am
Fees/Admission:   13- adult - $25 till 12/31/2014
$35 after
age 7-12 - $20 till 12/31/2014
$30 after
Mar 15   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   March 15, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Mar 16   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   March 16, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Mar 17   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   March 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Mar 17   Publishing and Marketing Class Series at The Crossing Arts
The Crossing Arts presents Publishing and Marketing Class Series, Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 pm in room #127 at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd. Register by calling 833-0416 or on-line at www.crossingarts.org. Fee is $25 per class.

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

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

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

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

Date:   March 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 10, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Mar 18   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 18   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   March 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Mar 19   4 Pillars of Customer Service
Excellent WORKSHOP brought to you by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Brainerd Lakes  Chamber.
 
Ted Schick, well known humorist and corporate trainer will delight you with a fun practical look at customer service. Filled with stories and examples, he examines the 4 pillars of exceptional customer service—the experience, relationships, reputation, and problem solving/solutions. In addition, he examines 10 basic customer service behaviors—from our attitude to how we are with each other (the internal customer). Thought provoking and frequently requested, You will be able to put this customer service knowledge to work for YOU today!
 
 
Date:   March 19, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber
CTC Room

224 W. Washington
Brainerd, MN   56401

 
 
Contact:   Trudi Amundson 218-825-2024
Email:   trudi.amundson@state.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   March 19, 2015
1:00PM—2:30 PM

 

 
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $40 per person and includes beverages and desserts!
 
Register Now!!!  Seating is limited to 35 participants!
 
 
Mar 19   Commonweal Theatre -The Master Builder - Chalberg Theatre
The Commonweal Theatre of Lanesboro, MN, one of the nation's best interpreters of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, presents: Ibsen's The Master Builder. First published in 1892, The Master Builder is about architect Halvard Solness, who despite personal tragedy (including the death of his two sons) has risen to the top of his profession. With the entrance of Hilda Wangel, a young woman whom he met as a child ten years ago, his life acquires a new focal point, one that will mean the end of him. www.commonwealtheatre.org
Date:   March 19, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/theatre
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:  
Thursday, March 19, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets $25.00
Mar 20   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 20, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 20   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   March 20, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Mar 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 20, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 20   Pequot Lakes Community Theatre presents - The Games Afoot
The Pequot Lakes Community Theater presents The Games Afoot through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   March 20, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Theater
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Call (218)568-9200 for tickets or more information.
Date/Time Details:   March 20,21,22 & 27,28,29
7:30 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $12
Seniors (60+) - $10
Youth (18 & Under) - $8
Mar 21   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 21, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 21   Write Basics Conference
Free conference for writers of all levels. Build skills and expand your resources as you journey toward excellence. Register today for this free conference. Sponsored by Brainerd Public Library.
Date:   March 21, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Brainerd American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Library, 218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 21, 2015
1 - 4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 21, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 21   2015 St. Pat's Day Raffle Ticket Drawing Party

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

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


 

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

Location to be determined
 

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

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


 


 


 

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

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

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

**WILD GAME DINNER $10.00 RAFFLE TICKETS are also on sale now!
 
Mar 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   March 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Mar 22   Pequot Lakes Community Theatre presents - The Games Afoot
The Pequot Lakes Community Theater presents The Games Afoot through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   March 22, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Theater
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Call (218)568-9200 for tickets or more information.
Date/Time Details:   March 20,21,22 & 27,28,29
7:30 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $12
Seniors (60+) - $10
Youth (18 & Under) - $8
Mar 23   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   March 23, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Mar 24   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   March 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Mar 24   Publishing and Marketing Class Series at The Crossing Arts
The Crossing Arts presents Publishing and Marketing Class Series, Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 pm in room #127 at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd. Register by calling 833-0416 or on-line at www.crossingarts.org. Fee is $25 per class.

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

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

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

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

Date:   March 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.corssingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Room #127
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lisa Jordan, Crossing Arts Executive Director 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 10, 2015
6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per class.
Mar 25   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 25   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   March 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Mar 26   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 26, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Mar 26   Identity Theft Seminar
Overview of identity theft practices, tools to preventing and steps for victims to take to minimize damage.
Date:   March 26, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfce.org
Location:   Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union - Brainerd Office
200 S. 6th St.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   March 26, 2015
5:30 to 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public. Please call to reserve a seat.
Mar 27 - Mar 28   2015 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo

Plan now to attend the 2015 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo!

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

This exciting event, formerly the Commerce & Industry Show and also Brainerd Lakes Marketplace, is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Tickets are available at any office of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, the BL Broadcasting building in the Baxter Industrial Park or at the door. Along with learning more about area businesses, all paid tickets offer the chance to win door prizes with drawings at the top of each hour, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday and ending at 4 p.m. on Saturday. You must be present to win.

Check back for all you need to know about the Everything Expo:

Exhibitor Rental Forms - get a great deal through our Chamber members!
Date:   March 27, 2015 - March 28, 2015
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Aeli Wiebolt, (218) 822-7119
Email:   awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 27, 2015
General - 9 am to 7 pm

Saturday, March 28, 2015
General - 10 am to 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   This exciting event is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Tickets will be available at any office of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, the BL Broadcasting building in the Baxter Industrial Park closer to the event or at the door on both days.

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 27   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   March 27, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Mar 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 27, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 28   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   March 28, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Mar 28   Ambassadors to the Wild
Did you know that Northland Arboretum has wolves? Staff from the International Wolf Center in Ely will discuss wolves and how they are important to our ecosystem. Learn about the physical and social adaptations that wolves need to live and survive in their environment, the role wolves play in our environment and more!

Bring your questions!
Date:   March 28, 2015
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   March 28, 2015 
Doors open at 9:45 am
Program starts at 10:30 am 
 
Fees/Admission:   $10.00 per family for Arboretum members
$20.00 per family for non members
No registration required.
Mar 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 28, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 30   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   March 30, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Mar 31   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   March 31, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 1, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 01   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

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

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 03   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 4, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 06   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   April 6, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Apr 07   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Apr 08   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 08   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

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

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Apr 10   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 10, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

To download registration form, please visit the UMN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners' website at z.umn.edu/crowwingmgs or request a form by calling the Crow Wing County Extension office at 218-824-1065. Deadline to register is March 27 but register early since space is limited to the first 300 registered participants.
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://z.umn.edu/crowwingmgs
Location:   Central Lakes College - Brainerd Campus
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Jackie Froemming, Extension Educator, 218-824-1068
Email:   froem022@umn.edu
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 11, 2015
8 am to 3:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $30 Registration Fee. The registration fee also includes morning / afternoon refreshments and a boxed lunch.
Apr 11   Flipside Second Saturdays Art Fun
Flipside offers art events on the second Saturday of each month for children of all ages. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome. 
             April 11 - Creative Movement". Jessica
             May 9 - "Floral Watercolors " Michelle Pfeifer
Events are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Franklin Arts Center at the FAC former cafeteria or Teaching Space on the 1st floor. Signs will be posted. No registration required;  "$3 per child/ $5 per family requested material donation, but no child will be turned away due to need"
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center  #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center 218.833.0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of each month
January 10 - May 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child $5 per family.  No child turned away due to need
Apr 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 13   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   April 13, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Apr 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   April 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Apr 14   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 15   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 15   Quilt Facts, Folklore and Fabrication with Vickie Wendel
Find out the real stories behind what we all thought we knew about the history of quilting. View quilt squares, small quilts, and pictures of period pieces.
Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Noon - 1 pm
Apr 15   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 16   Building your home from the ground up
Home Loan team will walk you through the construction loan process from start to finish. From pre-apporval to ground breaking.
Date:   April 16, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union - Brainerd building
200 S. 6th St.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 16, 2015
5:30 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public. Call to reserve your seat.
Apr 17 - Apr 18   Living Local Expo 2015
LIVING LOCAL EXPO Featuring: - Beautiful Baby Contest - Wine Tasting - Entertainment - Presenters - Special Interest Breakout Sessions - People's Choice Booth Contest - Attendees will be voting on best-dressed booth - All types of businesses, arts, crafts and home-based businesses are welcome. - No flea market items are allowed. - Something for Everyone.
Date:   April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015
Website:   http://www.livinglocalevents.com
Location:   Hallett Center of Crosby
470 8th St. NE
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Nannette Tuthill, 218-820-0729 Jill Decent, 218-821-2352 Seth Jackson, 218-546-5302
Email:   tuthill_n@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 17
3 - 7 pm

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

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

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 18   Brainerd Sports Booster's Beer Tasting - Tapped & Corked
Craft beer and wine tastings, food and games.
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdsportsboosters.org/tapped-event.html
Location:   The NP Event Space
210 Blacksmith Circle
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Sports Boosters, (218) 828-3205
Email:   brainerdsportsboosters@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 18, 2015
4 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Advanced Tickets - $25
At the Door - $35
Apr 18   GLAPA Presents "Looney Lutherans"
The "Looney Lutheran" Comedians will be tickling your funny bone as part of the Great Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) season.

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

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   April 19, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Apr 20   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   April 20, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Apr 21   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 22   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 22, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 22   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

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

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Apr 23   Fabulous Armadillos - Stadium Rock - Tornstrom Auditorium
Featuring the music of rock icons that filled stadiums across the world!  Be blown away by the music of such rockers as The Who, Cheap Trick, Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Styx, Night Ranger, REO, Kansas, Boston, Queen, Aerosmith, Heart, Deep Purple, and many many others!

The Fabulous Armadillos came out of their shell in 2006 and have since established a large and loyal following in Central Minnesota with their spot on recreations of songs from many genres of music from Country to Motown to Heavy Metal to 70's Soft Rock and do them just like you remember. Close your eyes and you are listening to all those vinyl records again or your AM/FM radio.
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Education Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Tickets $25.00
Apr 24   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 24, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 24   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Apr 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 25   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 25, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 25, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   April 26, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Apr 27   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   April 27, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
Apr 28   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 29   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 29, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 29   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 01   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 1, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 02   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 2, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 02   Walk MS: Brainerd Walk

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

Date:   May 2, 2015
Website:   http://www.myMSwalk.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservative Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Walk MS Team, National MS Society, 800-582-5296
Email:   specialevents@MSSociety.org
Date/Time Details:   May 2, 2015
Check-in begins at 9 am
May 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 2, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 04   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   May 4, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
May 05   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 5, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 06   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 06   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
May 06   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
May 07 - May 09   Servant of Two Masters - Chalberg Theatre
Hilarity abounds in this madcap Italian comedy of lovers, lawyers, servants, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Betrothed couple Silvio and Clarice are devastated when a previous fiancé reappears, back-from-the-dead. In this wild farce things, and people, are not what they seem – disguises, traps, and tricks produce a whirlwind of mass confusion. At the center of this mirth is Truffaldino, the scheming – and perpetually hungry – servant who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. This commedia dell’arte masterpiece promises laugh-out-loud mayhem that shouldn’t be missed!

 
Date:   May 7, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   May 7, 8, & 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
$7.00 - Youth,  $11.00 - Adults
May 08   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 09   Spring Arts and Craft Festival
Spring Arts and Craft Festival featuring 150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education.
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://isd181.org, click on the Community Education tab
Location:   Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Mary T. Miller, 218-454-6926
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
9:30 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
May 09   Flipside Second Saturdays Art Fun
Flipside offers art events on the second Saturday of each month for children of all ages. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome. 
             May 9 - "Floral Watercolors " Michelle Pfeifer
Events are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Franklin Arts Center at the FAC former cafeteria or Teaching Space on the 1st floor. Signs will be posted. No registration required;  "$3 per child/ $5 per family requested material donation, but no child will be turned away due to need"
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center  #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center 218.833.0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of each month
January 10 - May 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child $5 per family.  No child turned away due to need
May 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 11   Driver Improvement Program (55+)
Driver Improvement Program gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and dhanges to laws and safer decisions.
Date:   May 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Monday May 11, 2015  
8 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Initial Course $24. Call to reserve your seat.
May 11   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   May 11, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
May 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 11, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
May 12   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 13   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   May 13, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
May 13   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 13, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 13   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

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

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 15   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

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

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

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   May 17, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
May 18   Driver Improvement Refresher Course (55+)
Driver Improvement Program Refresher Course gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and changes to laws and safer decisions.
Date:   May 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   May 18, 2015 
8 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Refresher Course $20. Call to reserve your seat.
May 18   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   May 18, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
May 19   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 19, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 20   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 20, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 21   Driver Improvment (55+) Refresher Course
Driver Improvement Program gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and changes to laws and safer decisions.
 
Date:   May 21, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Thursday May 21, 2015
4 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   Refresher Course $20. Call to reserve your seat.
May 22   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

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

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
May 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 23, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 24, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
May 25   Workout Group
Intimidated to start a workout routine alone? Need a little guidance? Don't want to do this alone? PERFECT! 

Come join us at the Crosslake Community Center weight room. If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6. Look for Brenda in her Herbalife Gear! ALL fitness levels welcome.

Then everyone is welcome (optional) to come to The Crossfire afterwards for a post workout shake! Cost is $5 for a yummy chocolate shake!
Don't know why you need a post workout shake? Come find out
!
Date:   May 25, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN


and The Crossfire afterwards
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Mondays at 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   If you do not have a membership, a day pass is $6.
Yummy post workout shate is $5.
May 26   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 27   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 27, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 28   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 29   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 29, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 02   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 03   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 3, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 03   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   June 3, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Jun 05   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 8, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jun 09   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 10   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   June 10, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jun 10   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 10, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 11   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 12   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 13   Sour Grapes Half and Half Trail Run
Join us for the fourteenth annual Sour Grapes Races held in the beautiful 540 acre Northland Arboretum. The course is challenging, but beautiful. Your hard work will be rewarded with a T-shirt, finisher token and post race refreshments. Our unique setting makes this a family favorite. All proceeds are donated to the Northland Arboretum. Race includes a half marathon, 10K run or walk, Kids 1 M and Kids 1/2 M. The race will be chip timed and there will be race day registration. Is it the lure of the beautiful Northwood's setting or the "Minnesota Friendly" attitude that sets our race apart from others? Decide for yourself as you plan to attend our thirteenth annual race in the 540 acres of Green Space at the Brainerd Arboretum. The half marathon course and 10K run/walk course covers the beautiful, but challenging, terrain of wooded trails. The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Northland Arboretum, a non-profit organization. All participants will be given a t-shirt, a finisher token, and will be treated to post race refreshments at the awards ceremony. Bring the family and join in on the fun, food and camaraderie of a great bunch of running enthusiasts. Each year our number of runners/walkers grow as well as our donations. Thanks for making this a great event!!
Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   07:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sourgrapesrun.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Louis Anderson, 218-829-8770
Email:   sourgrapes.half@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2015
7:30 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $40 Adult (Varies with date)
$15 Under 12 (For Kids Race)
Jun 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 16   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 16, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 17   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 17, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 19   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 19, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 19 - Jun 20   2015 Quilt Show
Win a beautiful queen-sized "Home Sweet Quilted Home" made from Kaffe Fasset stripes and Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric. Tickets are $1.00 and available by calling 218-851-2543 or at the show. Drawing held at 4 pm on June 20, 2015.  Need not be present to win.

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

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

Saturday, June 20, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   See over 200 quilts for just $2 admission. Tickets for the quilt drawing are $1.
Jun 19   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 20   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 20, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   June 21, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Jun 23   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 24   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 24, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 25   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 26   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 26, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

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

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 27, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 28, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jun 30   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 30, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   July 1, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 01   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   July 1, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Jul 03   Crosslake Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Craft and Flea Market.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Jul 03   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 07   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jul 08   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   July 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 10   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 14   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 17   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 19   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   July 19, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Jul 21   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 24   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 26, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jul 28   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 31   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 31   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 04 - Aug 08   Crow Wing County Fair
The fair began as an agricultural event for the purpose of providing a place for county residents to exhibit their products. Youth projects such as 4-H and FFA were able to enter and compete for prizes. While many aspects of the fair have changed over the years, the main philosophy remains the same, to provide opportunity for our patronage to touch base with the agricultural heritage of Crow Wing County.

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

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Aug 07   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   August 10, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Aug 11   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 12   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Aug 13   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 14   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 16   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 21   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 23, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

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

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 28   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 29   Lum Park Disc Golf Tournament
36 hole tournament. 6 divisions. Players will draw for partners in their division in the first round. Bring your own discs.
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_discgolf.htm
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 29, 2015
9 am - 3 pm
9 am - Registration at the Lum Park Office
10 am - Start time
Fees/Admission:   $10 to play $5 extra for a shirt
Winners receive a new Disc and "Free Entry" for next years tournament.
Aug 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 01   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 02   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Sep 04   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 05   Crosslake Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Craft and Flea Market.
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Sep 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 08   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 09   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Sep 10   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 11   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 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:   September 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 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:   September 12, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   September 14, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Sep 15   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 18   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 20   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   September 20, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Sep 22   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 22, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 24 - Sep 26   2015 Crosslake Days


Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages including a classic car and motorcycle show, arts & crafts fair, chili cook-off, kid's activities, live music and much more. Join us and enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors!  Crosslake is the place to be September 24-26, 2015.  

2014 Crosslake Days Committee: Chair -Heather Jones - Barstock Liquors and Committee members -  Wendy Jensen, Itasca Leathergoods - Sherry Gibbons, Servpro of Brainerd and Park Rapids - Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro - Pat Netko, Lake Country Crafts and Cones - Leann Pitzl, Frandsen Bank & Trust 

Get your Chili Beads and cash in on sweet and spicy deals from Chamber member merchants all over Crosslake!


THE 2014 CHILI PEPPER WAS FOUND off Sand Point Drive on the south side of the dam.
Congratulations Nick, Jacob and Ely Buckentin (Crosslake) and Chad, Payton and Tyler Jungers (Mahtomedi) cashing in on a prize basket worth more than $1,400!

2014 CHILI COOK-OFF RESULTS:
Judges Choice:  1st Place - RiverWood Bank
                           2nd Place - The Wharf
                           3rd Place - Crosslake Firefighters

Peoples Choice: 1st Place: RiverWood Bank
                            2nd Place: Manhattan's 
                            3rd Place: Edina Realty

2014 CAR SHOW RESULTS:
Peoples Choice Auto: Fred Damico - Lakeville, MN - 1969 Ford Bronco
Peoples Choice Motorcycle: Mark Jensen - Crosslake, MN - 1972 Lightning 650
Entrants Choice Auto: Lauren Lampl - Grand Rapids, MN - 1961 300G
Entrants Choice Motorcycle: Robert McKenna - Brainerd, MN- 2005 Slammer

2015 Event information is added and updated as it becomes available.
All Events subject to change. 
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.   14th Annual Custom & Classic Car and Motorcycle Show
                            Crosslake Town Square - 14287 Gould Street  
                            All entries eligible for door prizes 
                            8 a.m. Registration   
                            10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Public viewing
                           3 p.m. Awards 
 
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.   40th Annual Jul Kaffe Festival Bazaar
                            Crosslake Lutheran Church - 35960 CR 66

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    Hand Crafted Artisans & Crafters 
                            Old Exchange Lot - 36095 CR 66
                       
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    29th Annual Whitefish Lions Bazaar & Flea Market
                            Old Catholic Church Lot  - 35808 CR 66

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Bungee Trampoline & Bouncy House
                            Lake Country Crafts and Cones - 36084 CR 66

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

11 a.m  - 4 p.m.  Maucieri's Beer Garden - featuring craft beers
                            Crosslake Town Square- 14287 Gould Street

12 p.m.               29th Annual Chili Cook-off  
                            Judging begins at 11:30 a.m.. - Crosslake Welcome Center
                            Sampling begins at noon till gone at participating businesses
                            Peoples Choice ballots collected at 3 p.m.
                           
2 p.m.                6th Annual Crosslake Disc Golf Classic
                          Crosslake Community Center - 14126 Daggett Pine Road
                          Shotgun start - $10 - prizes for top three winners - all ages welcome
                             
7 - 9 p.m.           Historic Log Village Cider & Candlelight Tour
                           Crosslake Historical Society - 35404 CR 3

   

Date:   September 24, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:  
Throughout the town of Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
September 24-26, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Purchase your $5 souvenir Chili Beads and cash in on deals from Crosslake Chamber member businesses! 

 
Sep 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:   September 24, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 25 - Sep 26   International Vintage Boat Show
The world's most important vintage boat show is coming to the docks at Bar Harbor Supper Club in September of 2015. The Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS), an international organization founded in 1974 with over 7,000 members and over 50 local chapters around the world, has chosen Bar Harbor Supper Club and the Gull Lake area to host its annual meeting and show.
 
"We're expecting over 100 of the finest vintage boats in the world to converge in the Brainerd area for this event", said Steve Shoop, President of the Bob Speltz Land O Lakes (BSLOL) Chapter of ACBS. "We're really excited to be able to host an event of this magnitude and prestige here on Gull Lake. The folks at Bar Harbor have really rolled out the red carpet for this event, including completing a major dock expansion to accommodate the expected number of boats."
 
"The great news for vintage boat lovers is that the show is open to the public, Friday September 25, and Saturday September 26. While there are a number of very active vintage boat collectors right here locally, this show will also attract the best of the best vintage boats from around the country, so spectators will be able to see boats they might not otherwise have the chance to see."
Date:   September 25, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Location:   Bar Harbor Supper Club
8164 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Steve Shoop at steve@woodsandwater2014.org Dave Bortner, BSLOL Event Chairman, at dave@woodsandwater2015.org
Email:   dave@woodsandwater2015.org
Date/Time Details:   September 25 and 26, 2015
Sep 25   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   September 27, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Sep 29   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Oct 02   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Oct 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:   October 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 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:   October 3, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 06   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   October 6, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Oct 07   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

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

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   October 7, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Oct 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:   October 8, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Oct 09   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 9, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Oct 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:   October 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 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:   October 10, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   October 12, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Oct 13   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   October 13, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Oct 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:   October 14, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Oct 16   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 16, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Oct 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:   October 16, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 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:   October 17, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 18   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

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

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   October 18, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Oct 20   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   October 20, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Oct 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:   October 22, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Oct 23   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 23, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Oct 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:   October 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 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:   October 24, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   October 25, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Oct 27   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   October 27, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Oct 30   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 30, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Oct 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:   October 30, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 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:   October 31, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555