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Jul 23 - Jul 26   Inland Lakes Yachting Association Annual X Boat Championship Regatta.

Eight Races:

  • Wednesday afternoon: practice race

  • Thursday morning: 1-2 races; Afternoon: 1-2 races

  • Friday morning: 1-2 races; Afternoon: 1-2 races

  • Saturday morning: 1-2 races


The races are about 2-4 miles long, around a set of markers/buoys, and take approximately 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. The starts, buoy roundings, and finishes can be extra exciting. The kids need to hike out on the edge of the boat to hold them down from tipping in higher winds.

Ages: Skipper age: 13/14 (approximately - some younger) = junior fleet.  Approximately 40 boats. Skipper ages 15/16 = senior fleet. Another 40 boats.
 
Boat: X boat (approximately 16 feet long, two person (skipper and crew), two sails (main and jib), 500 lb. boat.)

Spectators: Most welcome.

Where: On Gull Lake in front of the yacht club.

Other: 

  • Wednesday evening: Barbeque on site/team processions/speaker/volleyball.

  • Friday evening: Dinner/dance/DJ/Volleyball all on site. Sponsorships welcome. Volunteers welcome. About 400 people attend the event, stay in local hotels/resorts, and visit local businesses. Travelers coming from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and of course, around Minnesota.


History: The event is the annual championship regatta for this one design boat for the Inland Lakes Yachting Association (ILYA). Many other smaller regattas are held prior to this around the Midwest for these sailors. The ILYA has been hosting this event well over 50 years and it is hosted by other Midwest member yacht clubs on a rotating basis. Many of the ILYA sailors that are at this event go on to race collegiately and some in the Olympics. (Gull Lake Yacht Club (GLYC) hosted this last in 2009 with over 100 boats and 400 attendees, and was a huge success.

Date:   July 23, 2014 - July 26, 2014
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   In front of Gull Lake Yacht Club
19696 Love Lake Rd ·
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jerry Driessen - Cell - 612-382-7526
Date/Time Details:   July 23 - 26, 2014
Jul 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:   July 24, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 24   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

Get Fit in the Park

9 a.m. - 9:45        Get Fit in the Park! Fun exercises and activities for all ages- everyone is                             welcome! Sponsored and hosted by Lakes Area Wellness Coaches!                    

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!



Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   July 24, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Jul 24   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   July 24, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Jul 24   CHOW - Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association
Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Associations  invites you to join them as they host CHOW on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

During CHOW, Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association will be providing lunch, door prizes and information about their facility.

CHOW Lunch is a business development opportunity that connects you with business prospects and the event host. You'll also learn highlights of what's happening at your Chamber. So, grab your business cards and be ready to promote your business by developing relationships! Attendees are invited to donate door prizes. 
Date:   July 24, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northerntrackersrrclub.com
Location:   Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association - Home of the Northern Trackers
35170 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlake.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, July 24, 2014
Noon - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:  
A $5 payment can be made at the event by cash, check, debit or credit card. Pre-registration is appreciated and will make you eligible for door prizes!
Jul 24   Music in Memorial Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Concert Series in Crosby's Memorial Park along the waters of Serpent Lake offers music twice a month throughout the summer.

The concert series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July and August.

Due to an event conflict, the Music in the Park will be Aug. 13 instead of Aug. 14.

The event schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 12 - John Pribyl and Cuyuna Rhythm
  • Thursday, June 26 - Great River Strings and Lakes Area Music Festival
  • Thursday, July 10 - Mike & Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown
  • Thursday, July 24 - Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Vern Bishop and John Stokman
Thursday, Aug. 28 - John Hausken and Brendan Flynn

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome. Visit the website for a full lineup or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 to get a schedule mailed.
Date:   July 24, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Memorial Park
3rd SW Ave.
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Second and Third Thursdays in June, July and August
with exception of August 13. The concert will be on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Jul 24   Concert in Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax, and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park on the north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Parks & Rec. Dept. & The Center. Funding for the concerts has been provided by community donations & a grant from the Five Wings Art Council.

Schedule for the summer:
 June 26: DayBreak
 July 3: Norm’s Bait & Tackle Choir
 July 10: Jack Franzen
 July 17: Michael Hoover
 July 24: Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
 July 31: Kingery Family
 August 7: Blue Moon
 August 14: Churchyard
 August 21: Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
 August 28: Vagabonds
Date:   July 24, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Rain Site:
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday night at 7 p.m.
June 5 - August 28
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 25 - Jul 27   Garrison Play Days Festival

$10 prime rib dinner under the big tent, parade, Leader Area Pig Races, horseshoe, kids games, $500 medallion hunt, live bands "So Big" and "Eagle River Band, Blue Grass Trio, beer garden, ball tournaments, crafters, food vendors, fun run and more.
Friday night:
  • Pig and Turkey Roast Competition
  • Co-Ed Softball Tourney
  • Meat Raffle
  • Live Band, 8 p.m. to midnight – VFW parking lot
     
Saturday:
  • Co-Ed Softball and Volleyball Tourney
  • Grand Parade
  • Horseshoe Tourney
  • Kid’s Coin Hunt
  • Kid’s Games
  • Kid’s Piñata
  • Kid’s Entertainment
  • Craft Fair
  • Home Run Derby
  • Decked out Golf Cart Parade
  • Propane Burn
  • Live Band – VFW Parking Lot, 8 p.m. to midnight
 
Sunday:
  • Church service under the tent
  • Car and Bike Show
  • Leader Area Pig Races
  • Craft Fair
  • Cribbage
  • Co- Ed Softball and Volleyball Tourney
  • Kid’s Pedal Pull Competition
  • Kid’s Ice Cream eating contest
  • Texas Hold’em
  • Raffle Drawings
 
Medallion Hunt begins Saturday at noon and ends Sunday at 5 p.m. if not found earlier.
 
Raffle tickets sold with cash prizes ranging from $100 to $2,000! $2.00 each.
 
Beer Garden Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight, Sunday from noon to 6 pm.
Date:   July 25, 2014 - July 27, 2014
Website:   http://www.garrisonmn.com
Location:   Garrison, MN 56450
Contact:   Festival Questions, Call Kathy or Myron 218-839-6042 or 218-851-2389 Softball Tournament Questions: Mark 320-692-4330 ?Volleyball Questions ? Tara ? 218-851-8890 ?Craft Fair Question ? Karen 763-360-5470
Date/Time Details:   July 25 - 27, 2014
Jul 25   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 25, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 25   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   July 25, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Jul 25   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   July 25, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Jul 25   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   July 25, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Jul 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:   July 25, 2014
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 26   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   July 26, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Jul 26   Lakewood Health System- 2nd Annual Beginners Try-A-Triathalon

The 2nd Annual Lakewood Beginners Try-A-Triathlon is slated to take place on Saturday, July 26 at the Dower Lake Recreation Area in Staples.

 

The event is once again being sponsored by the Special Events and Employee Wellness committees, along with Lakewood physicians and the Staples Community Center, with proceeds going to the Lakewood Foundation and the Staples Community Center.

 

The event includes a quarter mile swim, six mile bike ride and a one and a quarter mile run. Participants may compete as an individual, or as a three-person team. The cost per individual is $35, and $90 per team. Each participant will receive a free pass to the Staples Community Center pool to begin training for the event. No special equipment is needed.

 

An informational meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 2 at 12:30 p.m. in Classroom A on the lower level of Lakewood’s Main Campus. The meeting will include general information about the event, how to prepare for a triathlon and training tips. Those unable to attend this meeting, and those interested in volunteering to assist the day of the triathlon, are encouraged to contact Megan Kruse at 218-894-8508 or megankruse@lakewoodhealthsystem.com with questions.

 

To learn more and to register for the event, go to www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com/Community/Try-A-Triathlon

Date:   July 26, 2014
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com/Community/Try-A-Triathlon
Location:   Dower Lake Recreation Area
24615 Thunder Road
Staples, MN 56479
Contact:   Megan Kruse, 218-894-8508
Email:   megankruse@lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 26, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $35 per individual and $90 per team
Jul 26   Northern Plaid Festival
5K Fun Run, live music, food, arts and crafts fair.  Join the 2nd Annual Northern Plaid Festival at the Northland Arboretum in Baxter, brought to you by the Brighter Days Foundation.  Activity wristbands for kids $10.  Early registration for 5K Plaid Run includes t-shirt and entry - $25
Date:   July 26, 2014
Website:   http://Northernplaidfestival.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 26, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Wristbands for kids  $10
Early Registration for 5K $25
Jul 26   Fairfield Days at the Wolfhound
Join us at the Annual Fairfield Days at the Wolfhound!
Activities include:
Live music on two stages all day
Horseshoe Tournament
Kids Games
Garage Sale
Fireworks at 10 p.m. sponsored by donations and the Fairfield events board
Date:   July 26, 2014
Location:  
The Wolfhound Bar
21427 County Road 36
Emily, MN
Contact:   Phil Yetzer 218-763-9653
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, July 26, 2014
begins at noon
Jul 26   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Jul 26   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Jul 26   Midsummer Faire at The Farm on St. Mathias
Come one, come all! Help us celebrate our Midsummer Faire, July 26! To start out the day, from 12 to 4 pm, we will provide children's themed music and entertainment to delight the little ones. For those who would like to stick around and enjoy the beautiful farm evening, we will continue with children appropriate, family and adult fun from 5 to 10 pm.
 
From 12 to 4 pm, our friends at Prairie Bay will have their food truck, The Sidedish, cooking up some delicious grub, and from 5 to 10 pm, The Shine will be roasting a pig for dinner.

Kids: Contests, Storytelling, Face Painting, Crafts, Farm Animals, Games

Music: 12 - 4 pm

Shopping: Antiques, Eclectica, Craft Furniture/Items

Fun: Pig Roast, Fire-Spinning, Music, Dancing 5 - 10 pm
Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.foxfirefestivals.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   612-695-2721
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   July 26, 2014
12 - 4 pm - Children's themed music and entertainment to delight the little ones.
5-10 pm - Family and adult fun
Fees/Admission:   $8 adults
$4 children
Jul 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:   July 26, 2014
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   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes America Legion hosts Fundraising
Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 is hosting a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Mid-Minnesota Womens Shelter and Pink Ribbon Cupboard.
$8 Chow Mein with Silent Auction, White Elephant and lots more fun!

 
Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Beth Larson 218-820-5093
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 26, 2014
5 - 10 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $8 Chow Mein
Jul 26   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 26   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Jul 26   Elvis at Breezy Point Resort
Memories of Elvis Show
Chris Olson wows the crowds with his "Memories of Elvis Show" outdoor performances. It's fun for the entire family on the deck at Dockside Lounge where he has entertained Breezy Point Resort audiences to rave reviews for the past 18 summer seasons. His Saturday night shows have been the headliner events of the resort's summer music lineup, attracting hundreds of people of all ages to the Resort's docks and outdoor decks along Pelican Lake.
Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.breezypointresort.com
Location:   Dockside Lounge
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Breezy Point Resort, 1-800-432-3777
Date/Time Details:   Performances for the following 2014 dates start at 8 p.m.:
June 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Jul 27   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   July 27, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Jul 27   2014 Ride With Jim
Join the annual Ride with Jim on the Paul Bunyan State Trail in Baxter on Sunday, July 27. The ride will showcase the newest section of the Baxter trail system. There will be a dedication of a vital one-mile section of the Baxter Trail system, 10 years in waiting.The ride will start at 8 a.m. at the Northland Arboretum parking lot and proceed through the Oberstar tunnel and newly completed Excelsior Bridge. The group will convene at the site of the former railroad tie manufacturing plant. At this site a short informal program will take place. During the stop, coffee, rolls, juice and water will be provided by Brainerd Community Action at no charge to the riders. Good photo ops are available at this point. The total trail ride distance of approximately 15 miles will bring the riders back to the start of the ride. 

NOTE: The ride will take place rain or shine. Chamber members, community and elected officials not on ride are welcome to join the riders at the dedication site.

Complimentary beverages at rest stops.

Riders are encouraged to ride all or any section. This is an informal casual ride. No registration fee required. Each participant is on their own. There is no sag wagon or shuttle service provided. One way ride distance - 15 miles
Date:   July 27, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdcommunityaction.org/ride_with_jim.html
Location:   The ride will start at 8 a.m. at the Northland Arboretum parking lot and proceed through the Oberstar tunnel and newly completed Excelsior Bridge. The group will convene at the site of the former railroad tie manufacturing plant.

Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   Nancy Cross, Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:  
July 27, 2014
The ride will start at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   No registration fee required.
Jul 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 27, 2014
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 27   Bumble Bee Workshop at Northland Arboretum
Bring your camera and a notebook.

Did you know 18 different bumble bee species make their home in Minnesota, including several species that are in decline?
Are you curious to know more about how these creatures live, how to identify them, which ones are endangered, and what you can do to help? This workshop will provide detailed information on bumble bee identification, biology, habitat needs, and conservation status. Participants will learn how to survey for bumble bees, how to participate in a bumble bee citizen monitoring project, and how to create habitat for these important animals.  A classroom component (including a presentation and hands-on activity) will be followed by an outdoor “bumble bee walk” where participants will learn to net, identify and photograph bumble bees in a natural area. At the end of the workshop, participants will be introduced to a new citizen science project (Bumble Bee Watch), and learn how to submit photo records to Bumble Bee Watch’s online interactive database.
Registration fee includes lunch and a copy the following books and materials:

  • Xerces Society best-selling book: Attracting Native Pollinators ($30 in value)
  • “Get to Know Your MN Bumble Bees” quick-reference sheet (by Elaine Evans)
  • Xerces Society booklet: Conserving Bumble Bees
  • Pocket Identification Guides for two rare bumble bees in Minnesota
  • Great Lakes Region Plants for Native Bees” fact sheet

About the instructors:  Sarah Foltz Jordan is a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation where she works to protect and promote pollinators, endangered species, and their habitats.
Elaine Evans, co-author of “Befriending Bumble Bees,” is a researcher and bumble bee expert at the University of MN.

Date:   July 27, 2014
Time:   11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandorb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 27, 2014
11:00 - 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $50 per person – Northland Arboretum Members & MN Master Naturalists
$75 per person – Non-Arboretum Attendees
Jul 27   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   July 27, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Jul 28   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   July 28, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 28, 2014
Jul 28   Gull Chain of Lakes Association's 3rd Annual Gala
NISSWA – University of Minnesota Professor Dr. Peter Sorensen will be the featured speaker at the Gull Chain of Lakes Association’s third annual Gala celebration Monday, July 28 at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. 
 
Dr. Sorensen, who has been with the U of M since 1988, is the founder and a scientist with the University’s Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. Dr. Sorensen received a B.A. from Bates College and developed his love of research at the University of North Wales and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. 

In 1984, he earned a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. With graduate appointments in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Neuroscience, and Water Resources Science; Dr. Sorensen is enthusiastic to work on projects involving any topic that addresses fish behavior, physiology, and chemoreception. 
 
The Gala event begins with a GCOLA annual membership board meeting at 5 p.m. Social hour and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and speaker to follow. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased singly or as group tables. Tickets are available at Cub, Schaefer’s, BlackRidge Bank in Nisswa and by GCOLA Board members, as well as the GCOLA website. 
 
The event will also offer a limited chance raffle. One-hundred tickets will be sold for $100 each. Winner receives air and accommodations to their choice of one of four vacation destinations, including Ireland, Italy, Maui or Kauai. For your chance, contact Rosemary Goff at (218) 963-3542.
 
Sponsors for the 2014 Gala include Sandy Beach Resort, Gull Lake Yacht Club, Boats and Beyond Rental, Cub Foods, Grand View Lodge, Kurilla Realty, Cragun’s, Madden’s, Power Lodge, Outdoor Leisure Adventure, Gull Lake Marina, Papa Murphy’s, Gander Mountain, BlackRidge Bank, Nisswa Marine, WalleyeDan, Brothers Motor Sports and the Mills Fleet Farm and Mills Automotive Group.
Date:   July 28, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.gullchainoflakesassociation.org
Location:   Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Jenny Holmes, (218) 839-9540 Rosemary Goff, (218) 963-3542.
Date/Time Details:   July 28, 2014
GCOLA annual membership board meeting at 5 p.m.
Social hour and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased singly or as group tables
Jul 28   Weight Loss Challenge and Optional Fit Club
Fun group support weight loss challenge! Lots of fun, snacks, and education!

We are also offering a FREE workout, called FitClub, after the weight loss challenge. Every exercise level welcome!
Date:   July 28, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz in the PineBerry Plaza
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Fit club starts on June 30 and will run for six weeks.
5:30 - 6:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $30 goes into the pot for everyone to win back!
Jul 29 - Aug 02   Crow Wing County Fair
A County Fair always reminds folks of unlimited fun and entertainment for the whole family. This is the main motive behind Crow Wing County Fair which has everything placed under one roof. There are quality products which one can get here and some of those are Table Runner, Pillow Cases, Dish Towels, Guest or Bath Towel, Potholders or Hot Dish Mats, Counted Cross Stitch, Home Economics for Youth, Miscellaneous Furnishings, Spreads, Afghans, Rugs, Homemaking Crafts and there are so many other names available in the lot. Moreover, you can also enjoy the additional products which are available here along with exciting functions which will keep you glued to this field.      

Tuesday, July 29 - MILITARY DAY
Wednesday, July 30 -SENIOR DAY
Thursday, July 31- AGRICULTURE DAY
Friday, August 1-TEEN DAY & TALENT CONTEST
Saturday, August 2-KIDS DAY

2014 GRAND STAND EVENTS
Tuesday 29th... Demo Derby/Modified Tractor Pull @ 6:30 PM
Wednesday 30th ..................................... Moto Cross @ 7 PM
Thursday 31st ................................ Baja Rally Races @ 7 PM
Friday 1st ........................................Baja Rally Races @ 7 PM
Saturday 2nd..."Dirt Kickin' Wicked Good" Bull Riding @ 7 PM
Date:   July 29, 2014 - August 2, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/fair
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 13th St SE
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   Fair Grounds, 218-829-6680
Email:   cwcfair@brainerd.com
Date/Time Details:   July 29 - August 2, 2014
Jul 29   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 29, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 29   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   July 29, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Jul 29   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   July 29, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Jul 29   Business Insights Event "Staffing Challenges: Finding and Hiring Talent"
Join BLAEDC and a panel of business experts for a discussion titled "Staffing Challenges: Finding and Hiring Talent." It's a free event for entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and human resources staff who are challenged with finding and hiring talented employees. You'll get everyday insights from retired business executives (EXECS) and three local human resource professionals who have "been there, done that" in a variety of industries.
Date:   July 29, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.growbrainerdlakes.org/getattachment/HOME/2014-07-29-BI-event-Invite.jpg.aspx
Location:   The Body Works (Auditorium)
14742 Dellwood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Please RSVP to Megan at 218-828-0096
Email:   megan@growbrainerdlakes.org
Date/Time Details:   5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Refreshments and networking at 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 29   Music in Memorial Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Concert Series in Crosby's Memorial Park along the waters of Serpent Lake offers music twice a month throughout the summer.

The concert series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July and August.

Due to an event conflict, the Music in the Park will be Aug. 13 instead of Aug. 14.

The event schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 12 - John Pribyl and Cuyuna Rhythm
  • Thursday, June 26 - Great River Strings and Lakes Area Music Festival
  • Thursday, July 10 - Mike & Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown
  • Thursday, July 24 - Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Vern Bishop and John Stokman
Thursday, Aug. 28 - John Hausken and Brendan Flynn

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome. Visit the website for a full lineup or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 to get a schedule mailed.
Date:   July 29, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Memorial Park
3rd SW Ave.
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Second and Third Thursdays in June, July and August
with exception of August 13. The concert will be on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Jul 30   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.

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

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

You can always bring your own turtle. Some think that is the best strategy for the turtle races. 

That does bring up another debate concerning turtle races:  Should you bring your own turtle or choose from those provided by the Turtle Wranglers at the event?

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

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

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
 
Date:   July 30, 2014
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/50th-anniversary-of-the-nisswa-turtle-races-4926
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber, 218-963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Races Begin!!"
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2014 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jul 30   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   July 30, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Jul 30   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   July 30, 2014
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 30   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   July 30, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
May 7, 2014
May 21, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jul 31   Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   July 31, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
CLICK HERE for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Jul 31   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   July 31, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Jul 31   Music in Memorial Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Concert Series in Crosby's Memorial Park along the waters of Serpent Lake offers music twice a month throughout the summer.

The concert series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July and August.

Due to an event conflict, the Music in the Park will be Aug. 13 instead of Aug. 14.

The event schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 12 - John Pribyl and Cuyuna Rhythm
  • Thursday, June 26 - Great River Strings and Lakes Area Music Festival
  • Thursday, July 10 - Mike & Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown
  • Thursday, July 24 - Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Vern Bishop and John Stokman
Thursday, Aug. 28 - John Hausken and Brendan Flynn

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome. Visit the website for a full lineup or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 to get a schedule mailed.
Date:   July 31, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Memorial Park
3rd SW Ave.
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Second and Third Thursdays in June, July and August
with exception of August 13. The concert will be on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Jul 31   Concert in Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax, and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park on the north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Parks & Rec. Dept. & The Center. Funding for the concerts has been provided by community donations & a grant from the Five Wings Art Council.

Schedule for the summer:
 June 26: DayBreak
 July 3: Norm’s Bait & Tackle Choir
 July 10: Jack Franzen
 July 17: Michael Hoover
 July 24: Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
 July 31: Kingery Family
 August 7: Blue Moon
 August 14: Churchyard
 August 21: Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
 August 28: Vagabonds
Date:   July 31, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Rain Site:
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday night at 7 p.m.
June 5 - August 28
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 01 - Aug 03   Bracket Drag Racing Series & ChumpCar World Series - BIR
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while lovable $500 junkers are on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course this weekend for the ChumpCar World Series. Bracket Drag Racing features some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Testing is Friday. The ChumpCars will compete in seven-hour endurance races Saturday and Sunday. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. One ticket gets you into both events!
Date:   August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:  
August 1 - 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily Admission:  $20 adults, Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 01   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 1, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 01   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 1, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 01   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   August 1, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Aug 01   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   August 1, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Aug 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:   August 1, 2014
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 02   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   August 2, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Aug 02   Brainerd Jaycees Big Bill$ Lil Rubber Duckie Race

In 2011, at the 1st Annual Rubber Duckie Race, nearly 5,000 duckies (weighing about 1,000 pounds) made the float down the Mississippi. The event was a big success in its first running. And the Brainerd Jaycees were able to donate about $7,000 dollars to youth sports in the area.

Individual prizes will be awarded to ALL of the top 35 Duckies.  Need not be present to win.

The 4th Annual Brainerd Jaycees Big Bill'$ Lil' Rubber Duckie Race is a duck race raffle to be held in downtown Brainerd on August 2, 2014. The event will feature thousands of rubber duckies being dumped off the Laurel Street Bridge by a pay loader (provided by Zeigler Cat) and racing down the Mississippi River to Kiwanis Park. The first 35 duckies will win prizes for the person that adopted them. 100% of the event's proceeds will be donated to local youth sports in the Lakes Area with the primary beneficiary being Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association.

Date:   August 2, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdjaycees.com/events/big-bills-rubber-duckie-race.html
Location:   Duckie Launch:  1 PM at the Laurel Street Bridge, Brainerd, MN  56401
Finish:  Kiwanis Park, Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd Jaycees, (218) 824-9461
Date/Time Details:   Race Date - August 2, 2014
1:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 to adopt a duckie.
Aug 02   Kaleidoscope 5K Fun Run
The 5K and Walk for Hope were held last year in Baxter, starting and finishing at the big tend south of the Heritage Assembly of God Church. Runners and walkers were "Colorized" along the route, and participated in the Great Color Festival with 600 people throwing huge amounts of color into the air. The celebration was completed with songs and testimonies from the Teen Challenge residents. Funds raised will go 100% to local programs.
Date:   August 2, 2014
Website:   http://www.mntc.org
Location:   Heritage Assembly of God church
13242 Berrywood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Minnesota Teen Challenge, (218) 833-8777
Email:   centralcampus@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   August 2, 2014
Aug 02 - Aug 03   BIR ChumpCar World Series

The ChumpCar World Series – North America’s home for $500 race cars and endurance racing – is on the schedule for a double race July 20-21, featuring seven-hour endurance races each day. On the drag strip is the Bracket Drag Racing Series.

ChumpCar racing features hunks of screaming junk that are basically held together with duct tape and bailing twine. It’s grassroots racing for people who like to wrench on their cars, drive fast and have a blast doing it. If this sounds like you, check out the ChumpCar website and sign up a team for BIR’s two races. Teams are required to have a minimum of four drivers who take shifts driving.

The series rules are pretty simple: Your race car can’t be worth more than $500 before you install specific safety equipment. You also need a ChumpCar Competition License, which you can get by enrolling in the two-hour ChumpCar Driver’s School prior to the race at a cost of $25.

Date:   August 2, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (866) 444-4455
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 2-3, 2014
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $45
Fri-Sun $35
Sat-Sun $25
Single Day $15

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Aug 02   33rd Annual Crosslake Dam Run 5K & 10K
Join the 33rd Annual Crosslake Dam Run. Both the 5K and 10K are certified courses and will be chip timed by Pickle Events. Both races start at 8 a.m. and start and end at the same location. The starting and registration areas are located just north of the Crosslake business district a the Town Square, on Swann Drive. There will be ample parking and toilet facilities available. Pre-registration is $25 by July 25, 2014; $30 after that date. Make checks payable to the Crosslake Dam Run. For more information contact Mick Justin at 218-568-5242 or mjustin@mjustincpa.com

Register online at http://www.zapevent.com/ListActivities.aspx?eventid=4660#
Date:   August 2, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.zapevent.com/ListActivities.aspx?eventid=4660#
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Mick Justin, (218) 568-5242
Email:   mjustin@mjustincpa.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 2, 2014
8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Before July 25, 2014 - $25
On or after July 26, 2014 - $30
Aug 02   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 2, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 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:   August 2, 2014
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 02   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   August 2, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakeoutdoormusic.com/
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Aug 02   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rockin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   August 2, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 02   Elvis at Breezy Point Resort
Memories of Elvis Show
Chris Olson wows the crowds with his "Memories of Elvis Show" outdoor performances. It's fun for the entire family on the deck at Dockside Lounge where he has entertained Breezy Point Resort audiences to rave reviews for the past 18 summer seasons. His Saturday night shows have been the headliner events of the resort's summer music lineup, attracting hundreds of people of all ages to the Resort's docks and outdoor decks along Pelican Lake.
Date:   August 2, 2014
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.breezypointresort.com
Location:   Dockside Lounge
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Breezy Point Resort, 1-800-432-3777
Date/Time Details:   Performances for the following 2014 dates start at 8 p.m.:
June 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Aug 03   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   August 3, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Aug 03   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   August 3, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Aug 03   Northern Lights Casino presents Marty Haggard
Marty's love for his Dad's music inspired him to begin a project titled A Tribute To Merle Haggard "My Dad". In 2010, he cut the first album in his tribute consisting of 15 Hag classics. In 2010/2011 he performed at the Oak Ridge Boy's Theatre and Clay Cooper Theatre in Branson, Missouri. Marty is currently performing at The Paramount Theatre in Casa Grande, Arizona. Marty has recorded a second Tribute album and is planning many more in the future. As Marty's song "apple" states "An Apple never falls too far from it's tree".
Date:   August 3, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northerlightscasinso
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Rd NW
Walker, MN 56484
Contact:   (218) 547-2744
Date/Time Details:  
August 3, 2014
6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Advance tickets  $11/$16
At Door $16/$21
Aug 04   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   August 4, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2014
Aug 04   Weight Loss Challenge and Optional Fit Club
Fun group support weight loss challenge! Lots of fun, snacks, and education!

We are also offering a FREE workout, called FitClub, after the weight loss challenge. Every exercise level welcome!
Date:   August 4, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz in the PineBerry Plaza
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Fit club starts on June 30 and will run for six weeks.
5:30 - 6:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   $30 goes into the pot for everyone to win back!
Aug 04   Boot Camp For New Dads
Boot Camp For New Dads is a nationally licensed program designed to give expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers. It provides a relaxed environment for expectant dads to get more information about personal care of their babies and find out about great community resources.
 
Boot Camp For New Dads is a two and a half hour class that is for men and facilitated by men.

Classes are offered by the Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition in partnership with Essentia Health. Additional funding support was received from the Crow Wing County Child Protection Team, The Initiative Foundation, and Brainerd Area Sertoma Club.

Date:   August 4, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaKids.com
Location:   St. Joseph’s Medical Center
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Tammy, (218) 454-5445
Date/Time Details:   6 - 8:30 p.m.

2013 Class Schedule:

Monday, February 4
Monday, March 11
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, July 1
Monday, August 5
Monday, October 7
Monday, November 11
Monday, December 16
Fees/Admission:   The class is free of charge.
Aug 05   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens - BIR
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway?s Performance Driving School.
 
Date:   August 5, 2014
Website:   http://wwww.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 5, 2014
Aug 05   Explore Crosslake Business Committee Meeting

The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber invites all members of the Crosslake business community to the Chamber’s Explore Crosslake meetings. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. the 1st Tuesday of each month. Please join us!
 
The Explore Crosslake Business Committee exists to:

  1. Holds regular monthly meetings to learn and share what's going on in the community.
  2. Encourage, support and promote Chamber events including WinterFest,St. Pat's Parade & Celebration, Crosslake Days and other organizations' efforts that provide exposure for Crosslake and the business community.
  3. Organize the Annual Chamber Retail Tour to learn about retail goods and services available in Crosslake.
If you have any questions you can contact Cindy with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber – Crosslake Office (218) 692-4027
Date:   August 5, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Golden Horizons Assisted Living Center
13631 East Shore Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Brainerd Lakes Chamber Crosslake 218-692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Tuesday of every month
8-9 a.m.
Aug 05   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 5, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 05   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 5, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 05   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   August 5, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Aug 05   Music in Memorial Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Concert Series in Crosby's Memorial Park along the waters of Serpent Lake offers music twice a month throughout the summer.

The concert series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July and August.

Due to an event conflict, the Music in the Park will be Aug. 13 instead of Aug. 14.

The event schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 12 - John Pribyl and Cuyuna Rhythm
  • Thursday, June 26 - Great River Strings and Lakes Area Music Festival
  • Thursday, July 10 - Mike & Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown
  • Thursday, July 24 - Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Vern Bishop and John Stokman
Thursday, Aug. 28 - John Hausken and Brendan Flynn

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome. Visit the website for a full lineup or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 to get a schedule mailed.
Date:   August 5, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Memorial Park
3rd SW Ave.
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Second and Third Thursdays in June, July and August
with exception of August 13. The concert will be on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Aug 06   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.

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

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

You can always bring your own turtle. Some think that is the best strategy for the turtle races. 

That does bring up another debate concerning turtle races:  Should you bring your own turtle or choose from those provided by the Turtle Wranglers at the event?

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

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

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
 
Date:   August 6, 2014
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/50th-anniversary-of-the-nisswa-turtle-races-4926
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber, 218-963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Races Begin!!"
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2014 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Aug 06   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 6, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 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:   August 6, 2014
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
Aug 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:   August 6, 2014
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   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

Get Fit in the Park

9 a.m. - 9:45        Get Fit in the Park! Fun exercises and activities for all ages- everyone is                             welcome! Sponsored and hosted by Lakes Area Wellness Coaches!                    

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!



Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   August 7, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Aug 07   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 7, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 07 - Aug 09   Crosslake Art Show
30th Annual Crosslake Art Show and Sale. Over 50 local artists displaying a variety of painting, pottery, jewelry card and prints. The art show is held annually by the Crosslake Art Club and showcases member's art. The show will feature artist demonstrations and there will be free refreshments
Date:   August 7, 2014 - August 9, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mnartists.org/organizationHome.do?rid=208143
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Rd
Crosslake, MN 56401
Contact:   Crosslake Art Club
Email:   laurel@emily.net
Date/Time Details:   August 7 - 9, 2014
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   Admission is free
Aug 07   Essentia Health offers "Healthy Hour" Education Classes

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic is offering education classes the first Thursday of every month. Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting A on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic, 2024 South 6th Street in Brainerd. A light snack of fresh fruit, coffee and water will be included.
 
Please join us for the following classes:

August 7, 2014, How do I Choose the Right Foods to Eat to Prevent Health Problems as I Age?

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Mary Ambroz, Registered Dietician, will instruct on reading labels and healthy eating

  • Goal setting for the month
     

September 4, 2014, Adult Immunization Update

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Deanne Ehlert, Family Nurse Practitioner working in Internal Medicine, provides information on immunization/vaccinations recommended for adults by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health

  • Kari Russell, Infection Control Registered Nurse, will discuss protecting ourselves from common bacteria and viruses by simulation of good hand washing technique

  • Goal setting for the month

October 2, 2014, Breast and Prostate Month

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Jane Suska, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, discusses the  current guidelines for screening  breast cancer

  • Jessica Brandl, Physician Assistant with Essentia Lakes Area Urology, provides information about the current recommendations for prostate screening

  • Goal setting for the month

November 6, 2014, Getting your Beach Legs Ready to go ‘South’ for the Winter

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Ross Bengtson, MD, General Surgeon, addresses vein care services for legs

  • Goal setting for the month

December 4, 2014,”Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise”

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Michael Steichen, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, discusses keeping us healthy and physically fit

  • Goal setting for the month

Date:   August 7, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdClinic
Location:   Brainerd Clinic
Meeting A (on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic)
2024 South
6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Brainerd Clinic, (218) 828-2880
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday of every month
1 - 2 pm
Aug 07   Concert in Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax, and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park on the north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Parks & Rec. Dept. & The Center. Funding for the concerts has been provided by community donations & a grant from the Five Wings Art Council.

Schedule for the summer:
 June 26: DayBreak
 July 3: Norm’s Bait & Tackle Choir
 July 10: Jack Franzen
 July 17: Michael Hoover
 July 24: Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
 July 31: Kingery Family
 August 7: Blue Moon
 August 14: Churchyard
 August 21: Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
 August 28: Vagabonds
Date:   August 7, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Rain Site:
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday night at 7 p.m.
June 5 - August 28
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 08 - Aug 09   Brainerd Jaycees Street Fest on 7th
Well-known for the Extravaganza, the Brainerd Jaycees wanted to establish a summer event, so in 2002 the Great Northern BBQ was born. True to the original goal of bringing barbecue to the Brainerd Lakes, the Jaycees hosted a national and local barbecue competition and live music festival. Over the years, the nature of the event has changed a bit but has always included the Cub Foods Rib Fest, a local barbecue competition judged by the participants who select the best non-profit ribs, best local business ribs, and best decorated booth.

In 2008, the Brainerd Jaycees renamed the event the Street Fest on 7th and found a home in downtown Brainerd. The scope of the festival changed to incorporate food and craft vendors and family activities, including eating contests and children’s games. The downtown businesses have embraced the event with greater involvement every year, including a downtown business carnival in which businesses give away a flat-screen TV. New in 2011, the Brainerd Jaycees added a battle of the bands competition in which the top band won $1,000.
Date:   August 8, 2014 - August 9, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdjaycees.com/events/street-fest-on-7th.html
Location:   Downtown Brainerd, MN
Contact:   http://brainerdjaycees.com/contact-us/index.html
Date/Time Details:   Aug. 8-9, 2014
Aug 08   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 8, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 08 - Aug 09   2014 Deerwood Summerfest
Join us for fun, food and activities. A big time event in a small town atmosphere. Located in the beautiful central Minnesota lakes area.
Date:   August 8, 2014 - August 9, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://deerwoodcommerce.org/
Location:   Main streets and Auditorium in Deerwood, MN
Contact:   Contact the event coordinator at 218-330-7804 or leave a message at 218-534-2936 or email info@deerwoodcommerce.org.
Email:   info@deerwoodcommerce.org
Date/Time Details:   August 8-9, 2014
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aug 08   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 8, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 08   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   August 8, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Aug 08   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   August 8, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Aug 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:   August 8, 2014
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 09   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   August 9, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Aug 09   8th Annual Swanson's Melanoma Golf Open Fundraiser
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating emotionally, physically and financially. Wayne Swanson, a local cancer survivor, has experience this journey. In an effort to give back to those who supported his family during recovery, the Brainerd lakes Pay It Forward for Cancer Fund has been established to ease the burden of daily living expenses for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving intravenous chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The hope is that when the cancer survivor recovers they would in turn Pay It Forward by volunteering their time, talent or treasure to someone else in need.

Funds will be used to directly impact cancer patients' non-medical needs through onetime financial assistance that may take the form of a gas card, mortgage payment, childcare expenses, etc. In addition, a small portion (5%) will be dedicated to education for cancer prevention and early detection for the Brainerd Lakes Area community. We ask for your help thought a tax deductible donation which can be made online at EssentiaHealth.org/Foundation or by check payable to St. Joseph's Foundation - Brainerd Lakes Pay It Forward for Cancer Fund at 523 North 3rd Street Brainerd, MN 56401.

Wayne and Sylvia Swanson have raised more than $30,000 for the fund organizing events.

The 8th Annual Swanson's Melanoma Golf Open is one example. Entries are due no later than July 20, 2014
  • Two Shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Registration 7 a.m. and 12 noon)
  • 4 person scramble
  • Dinner 5:30 or 7:30
  • 4 game holes (great prizes)
  • Putting contest
  • Mulligans
  • Prize for best golf attire
  • Silent auction
$75 entry fee per person includes: 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch/dinner, great prizes, gift bags and participation in Skins Game.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a hole, donate a door prize or item for the silent auction, please contact Wayne or Sylvia Swanson at 218-831-6493 or 612-812-8796.
Date:   August 9, 2014
Location:   Breezy Point Resort Traditional Golf Course
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Wayne or Sylvia Swanson, 218-831-6493 or 612-812-8796
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 9, 2014
Registration begins at 7 a.m. and 12 noon
Fees/Admission:   $75 per person
$100 Hole Sponsors
Aug 09 - Aug 10   This Old Farm Pioneer Days
Paul Bunyan Land presents "This Old Farm Annual Pioneer Days." Come join us for our 33nd annual two day event when This Old Farm Pioneer Village comes to life. Watch a daily parade of antique tractors, cars and steam engines. Witness steam threshing, a fully operating sawmill, black powder demonstrations, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to relive the good 'ole days!
Date:   August 9, 2014 - August 10, 2014
Website:   http://www.paulbunyancenter.com
Location:   Paul Bunyan Land/ This Old Farm
17553 State Highway 18
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-6342
Email:   pbc@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 9 - 10, 2014
Aug 09   Dru Sjodin Purple Elephant Run
10K at 8:00 AM: One loop combining the beauty of the Paul Bunyan Trail and city roads in Pequot Lakes.

5K at 8:05 AM: One loop combining the Paul Bunyan Trail and historic downtown Pequot Lakes.

Kids Fun Run at 9:30: Calling all kids! This fun run will be right in Trailside Park. There will not be registration for the kids run, just show up!
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.runfordru.com/#!
Location:   Trailside Park
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Carrie Ruud, 218-820-0779
Email:   carrie@carrieruud.com
Date/Time Details:   August 9, 2014
10K at 8 am
5K at 8:05 am
Kids Fun Run at 9:30
Fees/Admission:   10K: $30      Race Day $35
5K: $30        Race Day $35
Kids Fun Run: FREE!
Aug 09   Kids Fishing Derby - Crosslake


The Crosslake Recreation Area will host a free youth fishing derby for kids age 14 and under. Participants must be at the main office by 8:30 a.m. to register. There will be educational programs at 9:00 a.m. followed by fishing at 10:00 a.m. The children must be present for the duration of the educational programs and have an adult present to participate. All fishing must be done from shore and within park boundaries. Participants need to bring their own bait, sunscreen and fishing pole. Local merchants will provide the prizes and soda pop. The fishing derby will be held rain or shine.
 
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:  
US Army Corp Corp of Engineers Crosslake Campground
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   651-290-5793
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 9, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Aug 09   7th Annual Chokecherry Festival
There’s going to be some returning favorites such as the American Legion's french toast breakfast served with sausage links and chokecherry syrup, or eggs, links, and toast served from 7 a.m. until noon. Adults are $7 and Kids under 6 are $4.
 
The Chokecherry Culinary Contest starts at 10 a.m. Enter for your chance to win. The only rule is that chokecherries MUST be included in the recipe. You may enter in more than one category and all entries MUST be received by 10 a.m.
 
Kid's arcade area on the north side of Trailside Park. A variety of reasonably-priced kid's games, something for all sizes including Plinko, Bean Bag Toss, tugboats, fishpond, and more with prizes for the kids to win! This year we will have face painting too!
 
There's an Arts Festival all day featuring artisans to satisfy the most prudent shopper, (click here for application). Enjoy perusing a variety of one-of-a-kind items and local artists. Food vendors will be available to take care of that hunger craving at any time throughout the day including the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club’s almost famous Shish-ka-Bobbers. If you haven't tried them yet, you're missing out! 

  
Another family favorite is the Back Seat Driver game. The perfect game for that guy/gal that loves to drive the tractor around the yard - slightly more challenging due the the fact that they're blindfolded. He/she will have you to guide them through the challenge course though - fastest time with the fewest mistakes takes the prize. Many have tried, few have succeeded...
 
Or maybe you'd like to try pit-spitting? A tricky contest because you first have to get to the pit. Amazing results in year's past, I think the record is 34 feet - Can you beat that?
 
There's going to be new amazing food at the Festival this year as well as some of your returning favorites. Don't forget to get your almost famous Shish-ka-bobbers. It will be the last time this year you will be able to get yourself some! Otherwise you will have to wait until June of next year...and that's a very long time...
 
We will again have Chokecherry T-shirts available for purchase and this year they are organic cotton,tie-dyed and screen printed locally! Even if I do say so myself, they look awesome!
 
Did you know that Pequot Lakes is the “Official” Chokecherry Capital of Minnesota? The City filed the proclamation on June 1, 2010 and that makes it “Official!” (You can go to http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/ to see a copy.
 
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://plbplionsclub.com/cherry.htm
Location:  
Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Hwy 371 N.  1 block east of the stop lights
Contact:   Crafters & General info - Molly Ring, 218-838-8002 Food Vendors - Atesha Barnes, (218) 568-5002
Email:   molly@seriouslyfunmarketing.com
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 9, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  
Crafter Application

Breakfast -
Adults are $7 and Kids under 6 are $4.

 
Aug 09   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 09   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Aug 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:   August 9, 2014
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 09   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 09   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Aug 09   Elvis at Breezy Point Resort
Memories of Elvis Show
Chris Olson wows the crowds with his "Memories of Elvis Show" outdoor performances. It's fun for the entire family on the deck at Dockside Lounge where he has entertained Breezy Point Resort audiences to rave reviews for the past 18 summer seasons. His Saturday night shows have been the headliner events of the resort's summer music lineup, attracting hundreds of people of all ages to the Resort's docks and outdoor decks along Pelican Lake.
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.breezypointresort.com
Location:   Dockside Lounge
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Breezy Point Resort, 1-800-432-3777
Date/Time Details:   Performances for the following 2014 dates start at 8 p.m.:
June 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Aug 10   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   August 10, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Aug 10   Pancake Breakfast - Immaculate Heart Church Crosslake
Come and enjoy a great meal and good company in our beautiful social hall.  The public is welcome and the menu includes: Pancakes, sausage, egg bake, cheesy hash-browns and beverages.
 
Date:   August 10, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Immaculate Heart Church
35208 County Road 37
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Immaculate Heart Church 218-692-3731
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 10, 2014
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  
Adults and Children $6
Children 5 years and under are free
Aug 10   Crosslake Artisan's Fair 2014
More than 35 artisans will be situated throughout the Historic Log Village displaying crafts reminiscent of 1900. Artisans will demonstrate their crafts as they sell their wares. There will be special activities and crafts for the kids including cornhusking, contests and a scavenger hunt.
Date:   August 10, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake's Historic Log Village
CSAH 3 at Route 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Mary Hoag, 218-692-3188
Date/Time Details:   August 10, 2014 
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $3
Children - $1
Free for babes in arms.
Aug 10   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   August 10, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Aug 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   August 11, 2014
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 12   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 12, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 12   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 12, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 12   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   August 12, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Aug 12   Business After Hours - The Crossing Arts Alliance
Join The Crossing Arts Alliance as they host Business After Hours at 1001 Kingwood Street on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 4:30 - 6 pm in Brainerd.
Network and unwind with your fellow chamber members, meet the staff and learn about their services, all while enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Also register for a chance to win prizes!
 
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. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.
 
As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event will be eligible for door prizes. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   August 12, 2014
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   The Crossing Arts Alliance
 dd1001 Kingwood Street 
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 12, 2013
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Aug 12   Music in Memorial Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Concert Series in Crosby's Memorial Park along the waters of Serpent Lake offers music twice a month throughout the summer.

The concert series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July and August.

Due to an event conflict, the Music in the Park will be Aug. 13 instead of Aug. 14.

The event schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 12 - John Pribyl and Cuyuna Rhythm
  • Thursday, June 26 - Great River Strings and Lakes Area Music Festival
  • Thursday, July 10 - Mike & Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown
  • Thursday, July 24 - Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Vern Bishop and John Stokman
Thursday, Aug. 28 - John Hausken and Brendan Flynn

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome. Visit the website for a full lineup or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 to get a schedule mailed.
Date:   August 12, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Memorial Park
3rd SW Ave.
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Second and Third Thursdays in June, July and August
with exception of August 13. The concert will be on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Aug 13   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.

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

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

You can always bring your own turtle. Some think that is the best strategy for the turtle races. 

That does bring up another debate concerning turtle races:  Should you bring your own turtle or choose from those provided by the Turtle Wranglers at the event?

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

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

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
 
Date:   August 13, 2014
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/50th-anniversary-of-the-nisswa-turtle-races-4926
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber, 218-963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Races Begin!!"
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2014 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Aug 13   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9581, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 28 and held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 1 - 5 p.m.
Date:   August 13, 2014
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9581
Date/Time Details:   May 28 - October 22, 2014
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
1 - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
Aug 13 - Aug 17   Heritage Days | Crosby, MN

Five days of fun on the Cuyuna Range...

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce presents Music in the Park at Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake. Scheduled to appear: Vern Bishop and John Stokman.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14
6 p.m. - Miss C-I Scholarship Pageant at Crosby-Ironton High School.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
Customer appreciation events at area businesses; "Fill the Boot" for MDA; pet show; steak/shrimp fry and more!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
Events include: 5K run/walk; concessions; fine art and craft show; food vendors in the park; loon-calling contest; hot dog eating contest; children's games; antique appraisals; car show; live radio broadcast; Zombie Run; Heartwood event; live music by Jacked; bags tournament; and meat raffles.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
10 a.m. - Ecumenical service at Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake.

 

 

Date:   August 13, 2014 - August 17, 2014
Website:   http://www.cityofcrosby.com/
Location:   Crosby, MN
Contact:   Lori, (218) 546-5029
Email:   courier@crosbyironton.net
Date/Time Details:   Times vary by event.
Fees/Admission:   Fees vary by event.
Aug 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:   August 13, 2014
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   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 13, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 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:   August 13, 2014
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
Aug 14 - Aug 17   NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals at BIR

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals features the world's fastest cars, the most skilled drivers and a legion of crazy race fans who can't get enough of the thunderous power pumped out by an 8,000-horsepower dragster flying down the drag strip at over 300 mph. Behind the wheel are the biggest names in drag racing: John Force, Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher, Ron Capps, Greg Anderson, Jason Line and many more. Every ticket includes a pit pass where you can see crews tear down and rebuild cars between runs, and where you can meet your favorite drivers for autographs. On-site camping is available in family areas or in the infamous Zoo campground. Get your tickets today for the hottest motorsports event in the Upper Midwest.

Date:   August 14, 2014 - August 17, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/nhra-nationals
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 14-17, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Click here for ticket information. Advance tickets are available. Buy now and save a bundle!  Advance tickets on sale through July 16. Kids 12 and under get in FREE!
Aug 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:   August 14, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 14   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

Get Fit in the Park

9 a.m. - 9:45        Get Fit in the Park! Fun exercises and activities for all ages- everyone is                             welcome! Sponsored and hosted by Lakes Area Wellness Coaches!                    

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!



Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   August 14, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Aug 14   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 14, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 14   Lake Country Crafts & Cones Ice Cream Eating Contest
For more than 10 years Lake Country Crafts & Cones has been hosting an annual ice cream eating contest!  With categories for all ages, it's not just the kids who dive into the bowls to compete.
Date:   August 14, 2014
Time:   03:00 PM
Location:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones
36084 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones 218-692-4411
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 14
3 p.m.
Aug 14   Music in Memorial Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Concert Series in Crosby's Memorial Park along the waters of Serpent Lake offers music twice a month throughout the summer.

The concert series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July and August.

Due to an event conflict, the Music in the Park will be Aug. 13 instead of Aug. 14.

The event schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 12 - John Pribyl and Cuyuna Rhythm
  • Thursday, June 26 - Great River Strings and Lakes Area Music Festival
  • Thursday, July 10 - Mike & Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown
  • Thursday, July 24 - Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Vern Bishop and John Stokman
Thursday, Aug. 28 - John Hausken and Brendan Flynn

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome. Visit the website for a full lineup or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 to get a schedule mailed.
Date:   August 14, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Memorial Park
3rd SW Ave.
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Second and Third Thursdays in June, July and August
with exception of August 13. The concert will be on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Aug 14   Concert in Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax, and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park on the north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Parks & Rec. Dept. & The Center. Funding for the concerts has been provided by community donations & a grant from the Five Wings Art Council.

Schedule for the summer:
 June 26: DayBreak
 July 3: Norm’s Bait & Tackle Choir
 July 10: Jack Franzen
 July 17: Michael Hoover
 July 24: Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
 July 31: Kingery Family
 August 7: Blue Moon
 August 14: Churchyard
 August 21: Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
 August 28: Vagabonds
Date:   August 14, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Rain Site:
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday night at 7 p.m.
June 5 - August 28
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 15   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 15, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 15   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 15, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 15   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   August 15, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Aug 15   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   August 15, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Aug 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:   August 15, 2014
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 16   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   August 16, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Aug 16   CRMC's Golden Jubilee Celebration featuring Comedian Louie Anderson
Nationally known comedian Louie Anderson will headline Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Golden Jubilee celebration on Saturday, August 16, at Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby. The event is a continuation of CRMC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and will be a fund-raiser for the hospital’s charitable fund.
 
Two-time Emmy award winner Anderson is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics and was named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” Currently he is headlining in his own stand up show, “Louie Live” at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 
 
Anderson, who is originally from St. Paul, began his career at a comedy club in Minneapolis, when on a dare from friends; he got up on stage and performed. His big break came in 1984 when he appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” who was so impressed with the comic he called him out for a rare and coveted “second bow.” Anderson’s stand-up comedy career then sky-rocketed.
 
Known as a “clean” comedian, his stories about growing up in the Midwest, being one of 11 children and dealing with an alcoholic father provided endless material for the comic with audiences of all types relating to his everyday life experiences. The multi-talented performer went on to do television and movies starring in his own CBS sitcom “The Louie Show” and five of his own comedy specials for both HBO and Showtime.
 
In addition to a performance by Anderson, the event will include a live and silent auction, music, cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Seating will be limited.
Date:   August 16, 2014
Website:   http://www.heartwoodliving.org
Location:   Heartwood Senior Living Community
500 Heartwood Drive
Crosby, MN
 
Contact:   To make reservations or for more info, contact Jennifer Holmvig, 218-545-4455.
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 16, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $75 per person and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Aug 16   2014 Whitefish Area Lions Crosslake Flea Market
The Whitefish Area Lions will hosts a Crosslake Flea Market monthly May thru September 2014.

Vendors welcome for this season long flea market.
Date:   August 16, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Rte 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Doreen Gallaway 218-838-8219
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 16, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Monthly and Seasonal rates
Aug 16   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 16, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 16   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   August 16, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Aug 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:   August 16, 2014
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   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   August 16, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Aug 16   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   August 16, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 16   Elvis at Breezy Point Resort
Memories of Elvis Show
Chris Olson wows the crowds with his "Memories of Elvis Show" outdoor performances. It's fun for the entire family on the deck at Dockside Lounge where he has entertained Breezy Point Resort audiences to rave reviews for the past 18 summer seasons. His Saturday night shows have been the headliner events of the resort's summer music lineup, attracting hundreds of people of all ages to the Resort's docks and outdoor decks along Pelican Lake.
Date:   August 16, 2014
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.breezypointresort.com
Location:   Dockside Lounge
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Breezy Point Resort, 1-800-432-3777
Date/Time Details:   Performances for the following 2014 dates start at 8 p.m.:
June 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Aug 17   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   August 17, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Aug 17   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   August 17, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Aug 19   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 19, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 19   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 19, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 19   Music in Memorial Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Concert Series in Crosby's Memorial Park along the waters of Serpent Lake offers music twice a month throughout the summer.

The concert series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July and August.

Due to an event conflict, the Music in the Park will be Aug. 13 instead of Aug. 14.

The event schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 12 - John Pribyl and Cuyuna Rhythm
  • Thursday, June 26 - Great River Strings and Lakes Area Music Festival
  • Thursday, July 10 - Mike & Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown
  • Thursday, July 24 - Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Vern Bishop and John Stokman
Thursday, Aug. 28 - John Hausken and Brendan Flynn

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome. Visit the website for a full lineup or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 to get a schedule mailed.
Date:   August 19, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Memorial Park
3rd SW Ave.
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Second and Third Thursdays in June, July and August
with exception of August 13. The concert will be on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Aug 20   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.

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

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

You can always bring your own turtle. Some think that is the best strategy for the turtle races. 

That does bring up another debate concerning turtle races:  Should you bring your own turtle or choose from those provided by the Turtle Wranglers at the event?

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

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

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
 
Date:   August 20, 2014
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/50th-anniversary-of-the-nisswa-turtle-races-4926
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber, 218-963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Races Begin!!"
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2014 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Aug 20 - Aug 24   Lakes Bluegrass Festival

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

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

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

 

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

National and Regional Bluegrass Bands:

Tim & Cindy and Friends - Nisswa, MN - Fri. & Sun.
Blue Hazard - Stillwater, MN - Thu. & Fri.
Ivory Bridge - Minneapolis, MN - Thu. & Fri.
Shaffers Lost 40 - Brainerd, MN - Thu. & Fri.
No Grass Limit - Maple Plain, MN - Thu. & Fri.
Blue Wolf - Minneapolis, MN - Sat. & Sun.
The Long Shots - St. Paul, MN - Thu. & Sat.
The Froemming Family - Eden Valley, MN - Sat. & Sun
Clinics-Jam Sessions-Food-Camping-Fun!

Date:   August 20, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Website:   http://www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com
Location:   Cass County Fair Grounds
Pine River, MN  56474
Contact:   218-857-4000 For advanced tickets call 800-728-6926 or go on website
Date/Time Details:  

 

AUGUST 20 - 24, 2014

3 PM Wed - Gates Open

Wed Night - Jam Sessions

12 pm - 3 pm Thu Open Stage

3 PM- 11 PM Thu Main Stage

11 AM- 11 PM Fri & Sat Main Stage

10am - 5pm Fri & Sat Workshops

9 AM - 2 PM Sun Main Stage

Fees/Admission:  

Advance Ticket Information (available thru August 16th)
Full Event (Thu-Sun)     $45
All Weekend (Fri-Sun)   $35
Sat & Sun                      $25
Any Single Day              $15
12 & Under w/parent    Free
Teen w/parent              1/2 price
Camping per night
per campsite                 $10

 
                                   





 

Aug 20   25th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser


The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to participate in the 25th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, sponsored by Grand Casino Mille Lacs.

This is a great day of networking and fun!

Included With Your 18 Hole Registration...

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


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

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


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

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


 

Date:   August 20, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:  
Grand View Lodge at The Pines
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber, (218) 822-7119
Email:   awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SCHEDULE
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. -  Registration
7:30 - 9 a.m. -  Buffet Breakfast
9 a.m. - Shotgun start
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
2 p.m. - Chipping Contest/Appetizer station/Cash Bar/Prizes/Winner Recognition
3 p.m. - Program
Fees/Admission:  
Aug 20   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 20, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 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:   August 20, 2014
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
Aug 21   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

Get Fit in the Park

9 a.m. - 9:45        Get Fit in the Park! Fun exercises and activities for all ages- everyone is                             welcome! Sponsored and hosted by Lakes Area Wellness Coaches!                    

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!



Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   August 21, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Aug 21   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 21, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 21   Music in Memorial Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Concert Series in Crosby's Memorial Park along the waters of Serpent Lake offers music twice a month throughout the summer.

The concert series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July and August.

Due to an event conflict, the Music in the Park will be Aug. 13 instead of Aug. 14.

The event schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 12 - John Pribyl and Cuyuna Rhythm
  • Thursday, June 26 - Great River Strings and Lakes Area Music Festival
  • Thursday, July 10 - Mike & Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown
  • Thursday, July 24 - Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Vern Bishop and John Stokman
Thursday, Aug. 28 - John Hausken and Brendan Flynn

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome. Visit the website for a full lineup or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 to get a schedule mailed.
Date:   August 21, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Memorial Park
3rd SW Ave.
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Second and Third Thursdays in June, July and August
with exception of August 13. The concert will be on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Aug 21   Concert in Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax, and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park on the north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Parks & Rec. Dept. & The Center. Funding for the concerts has been provided by community donations & a grant from the Five Wings Art Council.

Schedule for the summer:
 June 26: DayBreak
 July 3: Norm’s Bait & Tackle Choir
 July 10: Jack Franzen
 July 17: Michael Hoover
 July 24: Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
 July 31: Kingery Family
 August 7: Blue Moon
 August 14: Churchyard
 August 21: Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
 August 28: Vagabonds
Date:   August 21, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Rain Site:
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday night at 7 p.m.
June 5 - August 28
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 22 - Aug 24   CRA Superbike Racing - BIR
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites
Date:   August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:    August 22 - 24, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission:  $20 Adults, Kids 12 and under are free.
Aug 22   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 22, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 22   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 22, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 22   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   August 22, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Aug 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:   August 22, 2014
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 23   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   August 23, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Aug 23   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 23   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Aug 23   Brainerd Lakes Downhill Derby

2014 Race Dates:

August 23, September 27

Races are held on 15th Avenue NE, by Lum Park.

Ages 6-16.  Participants must be registered no later than noon Friday, prior to each race.

Loaner cars are available.

Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_downhilldrags.htm
Location:   Races are held on 15th Avenue NE, by Lum Park.

Lum Park address:
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Parks & Recreation, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   August 23, 2014
All new racers must attend test runs at 9:30 am
Races start at 11 am
 
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $5.
Aug 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:   August 23, 2014
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   Rockin the Rails Street Dance - Staples

GB Leighton is headlining the Rockin' the Rails annual street dance in downtown Staples, MN, on August 23, 2014. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 8:30 p.m.  Rockin' the Rails is an original MN summer concert event sponsored by Twisted Sisters, Local Legends, and Lefty's.

Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   06:30 PM - 11:55 PM
Location:   Downtown Staples, MN
Contact:   Sara Dregney, 218-296-2737
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 23, 2014
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 8:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets on sale now at www.rockintherails.net.
 
Aug 23   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 23   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Aug 23   Elvis at Breezy Point Resort
Memories of Elvis Show
Chris Olson wows the crowds with his "Memories of Elvis Show" outdoor performances. It's fun for the entire family on the deck at Dockside Lounge where he has entertained Breezy Point Resort audiences to rave reviews for the past 18 summer seasons. His Saturday night shows have been the headliner events of the resort's summer music lineup, attracting hundreds of people of all ages to the Resort's docks and outdoor decks along Pelican Lake.
Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.breezypointresort.com
Location:   Dockside Lounge
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Breezy Point Resort, 1-800-432-3777
Date/Time Details:   Performances for the following 2014 dates start at 8 p.m.:
June 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Aug 24   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   August 24, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Aug 24   Lakes Country Triathlon

The Lakes Country Triathlon is a fund raising event coordinated by the Baxter Kiwanis Club, who in turn directs all monies collected toward helping youth and other non-profits in our community. The Triathlon has been shortened for the first time this year, in part as an attempt to be more family-friendly, and also to allow a wider variety of people to participate. If you do not feel up to doing all three legs of the triathlon, swim, bike, run, please know that the Lakes Country Triathlon does welcome teams.

The race begins with a 1/4-mile swim in Whipple Lake (known for its calm waters), then switches to a 14-mile bike through the rolling hills surrounding the Baxter / Brainerd Lakes area,(staying off of Hwy 210) and ends with a very flat 3.2 mile run through a quiet residential area. The Lakes Country Triathlon is a great race, be it your first or fiftieth!

Date:   August 24, 2014
Website:   http://lakescountrytriathlon.com/
Location:  

Whipple Beach
14441 Oakwood Dr
Baxter, MN 56425

The race begins and ends at Whipple Beach on Whipple Lake at the intersection of North Clearwater Road and Oakwood Drive.

Bikers will leave Whipple Beach transition area at the east end turn right heading south on Oakwood Dr. Turn right on Cedar Scenic Drive (1/2 mile from start). Follow west becoming Bass Lake Rd. Turn left on 120th St SW (3.5 miles from start). Turn right on Cty Rd 18 heading north. Turn right on Hwy 77 heading east, Turn right on Inglewood Dr. Turn right on Clearwater Road (13.6 miles from start).

Participants entering the run phase should leave their bikes at the transition area and run out the west end of the transition area and turn left on Clearwater Road. Turn right on Memorywood Drive. Turn right at Travine Way. Turn Left at Michelle Circle. Turn right at Oakwood. Turn left into the Park toward the inflatable Finish Line marker.

Contact:   http://lakescountrytriathlon.com/lakes-country-triathlon.html
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 24, 2014
Fees/Admission:  

Proceeds Go to Supporting Youth & Community Programming.

Individual Entries:

• $50 prior to March 1st
• $60 through July 31st
• $70 after August 1st

Clydesdale (Male 200 lbs and over) and Athena (Female 145 lbs and over) Divisions are available for those that qualify and are interested.

Relay Teams:

• $70 prior to March 1st
• $85 through July 31st
• $100 after August 1st

Two or three person teams may enter in the Male, Female, or Co-ed.
There will be no refunds. You may transfer your entry to someone else up to 48 hours before the race starts.

 

Aug 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 24, 2014
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 24   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   August 24, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Aug 25   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   August 25, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 25, 2014
Aug 26   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 26, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 26   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 26, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 26   Music in Memorial Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Concert Series in Crosby's Memorial Park along the waters of Serpent Lake offers music twice a month throughout the summer.

The concert series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July and August.

Due to an event conflict, the Music in the Park will be Aug. 13 instead of Aug. 14.

The event schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 12 - John Pribyl and Cuyuna Rhythm
  • Thursday, June 26 - Great River Strings and Lakes Area Music Festival
  • Thursday, July 10 - Mike & Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown
  • Thursday, July 24 - Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Vern Bishop and John Stokman
Thursday, Aug. 28 - John Hausken and Brendan Flynn

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome. Visit the website for a full lineup or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 to get a schedule mailed.
Date:   August 26, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Memorial Park
3rd SW Ave.
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Second and Third Thursdays in June, July and August
with exception of August 13. The concert will be on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Aug 27   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.

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

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

You can always bring your own turtle. Some think that is the best strategy for the turtle races. 

That does bring up another debate concerning turtle races:  Should you bring your own turtle or choose from those provided by the Turtle Wranglers at the event?

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

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

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
 
Date:   August 27, 2014
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/50th-anniversary-of-the-nisswa-turtle-races-4926
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber, 218-963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Races Begin!!"
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2014 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Aug 27   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9581, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 28 and held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 1 - 5 p.m.
Date:   August 27, 2014
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9581
Date/Time Details:   May 28 - October 22, 2014
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
1 - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
Aug 27   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 27, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 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:   August 27, 2014
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
Aug 27   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   August 27, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Aug 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:   August 28, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 28   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 28, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 28   Northwoods Networking - Kelli Engstrom Photography

Kelli Engstrom Photography invites you to join them as they host Northwoods Networking on Thursday, August 28, 2014.

Northwoods Networking is a program that will focus on intentional networking for business promotional purposes. While enjoying your lunch,
the Northwoods Networking committee will share an educational program, focusing on attending events. After lunch, Kelli Engstrom will provide information about her business.
 
Networking is the art of building relationships. No business can flourish without the connectors – those people who build and maintain the most important relationships. It comes down to a simple concept: People do business with those they know and trust. It’s not all about you. The secret to networking is discovering what you can do for someone else.

"Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn."

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event will be eligible for door prizes. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.

Date:   August 28, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.kelliengstrom.com
Location:   Kelli Engstrom Photography
34450 Park Drive
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   August 28, 2014
12 - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost to attend is $10 per person.
Aug 28   Music in Memorial Park - Crosby
The Cuyuna Lakes Concert Series in Crosby's Memorial Park along the waters of Serpent Lake offers music twice a month throughout the summer.

The concert series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July and August.

Due to an event conflict, the Music in the Park will be Aug. 13 instead of Aug. 14.

The event schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 12 - John Pribyl and Cuyuna Rhythm
  • Thursday, June 26 - Great River Strings and Lakes Area Music Festival
  • Thursday, July 10 - Mike & Jan Cherry and Gawker Slowdown
  • Thursday, July 24 - Cuyuna Range Community Band and Finding Blakesley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Vern Bishop and John Stokman
Thursday, Aug. 28 - John Hausken and Brendan Flynn

Suggestions and comments from the public are always welcome. Visit the website for a full lineup or contact the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber at 218-546-8131 to get a schedule mailed.
Date:   August 28, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Memorial Park
3rd SW Ave.
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, 218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Second and Third Thursdays in June, July and August
with exception of August 13. The concert will be on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Aug 28   Concert in Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax, and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park on the north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Parks & Rec. Dept. & The Center. Funding for the concerts has been provided by community donations & a grant from the Five Wings Art Council.

Schedule for the summer:
 June 26: DayBreak
 July 3: Norm’s Bait & Tackle Choir
 July 10: Jack Franzen
 July 17: Michael Hoover
 July 24: Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
 July 31: Kingery Family
 August 7: Blue Moon
 August 14: Churchyard
 August 21: Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
 August 28: Vagabonds
Date:   August 28, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Rain Site:
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday night at 7 p.m.
June 5 - August 28
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 29 - Aug 31   BIR 26th Annual Muscle Car Shootout

The 26th Annual Muscle Car Shootout on Labor Day weekend is a perennial favorite at BIR and is a great way to cap off your summer. The event features the Muscle Car Series’ grand finale, the Trans Am Series, the SCCA Jack Pine Sprints and a new event, the Pirelli World Challenge.

SCCA Pro Racing returns for a 40-lap, 100-mile Trans Am Series race on Sunday, featuring Trans Am, Trans Am2 and Trans Am3 classes, all of which will be on the track at the same time. You can be guaranteed phenomenal racing when these drivers on the track.

On the drag strip, the Muscle Car Series will be wrapping up the season, as drivers duke it out for series championships. The Heads-Up Classes will be center stage, featuring cars with huge horsepower that can get down the track in 6- 7 seconds and crank out speeds of 200+ mph. It’s heads-up drag racing at its finest, featuring some of the fastest cars in the Midwest.

The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will be sharing the road course with the Trans Am Series Saturday and Sunday for the Jack Pine Sprints, an annual tradition featuring regional drivers competing in various classes.

There’s a lot going on off the track this weekend as well. On Saturday, a classic car show will be on the infield behind the main grandstand, and Rhino will be providing live music at The Wheelie Bar & Grille.

What a way to end the summer!

Trans Am photo by Chris Clark, Jack Pine Sprints photo by Rick Corwine.

Date:   August 29, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (866) 444-4455
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 29-31, 2014
Fees/Admission:   General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun – $80
Fri-Sun – $70
Sat-Sun – $45
Single Day admission – $25
Kids 12 and under FREE!
Aug 29   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 29, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 29   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 29, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 29   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   August 29, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Aug 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:   August 29, 2014
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 30   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   August 30, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Aug 30   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   August 30, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Aug 30   Crosslake Craft & Flea Market
Labor Day Weekend, Saturday August 30, 2014
Date:   August 30, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, Minnesota
Contact:   Call Al at 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday August 30, 2014
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   No admission charge. 
Vendor fee, $25/space
Aug 30   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   August 30, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Aug 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:   August 30, 2014
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 30   HAIRBALL - Fundraiser for Northern Lakes Youth Hockey
The 70's and 80's rock fans can rock to Hairball plus Sweet Siren and Off Sides (local band of 12 year old hockey players). Hairball, which refers to itself as "a bombastic tribute to arena rock" will play as fundraiser for Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association. All proceeds going toward gear and ice time to help kids play hockey for free all the way through ninth grade.
Date:   August 30, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northerlakeslightning.com
Location:   Breezy Point Ice Arena (outside)
7370 County Road 11
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Kristi Duff,
Email:   kjduff@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 30
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Pre-opener band:   5:30 pm
Opener:     6:45pm-7:30pm
Hairball:      8:00pm- 10:00pm
 
Fees/Admission:   $20 in Advance or $25 at the door. Limited number of VIP tickets for $100 (good parking, free food & beverage - and viewing close to stage). 
Advanced tickets will be available at the following businesses:
Aitkin
Paulbeck's County Market

Brainerd-Baxter
Cub Foods

Crosslake
Maucieri's 
Reed's Market

Crosby
Barstock Liquors

Pequot Lakes
Pequot Lakes SuperValu





 
Aug 30   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   August 30, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Aug 30   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   August 30, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 30   Elvis at Breezy Point Resort
Memories of Elvis Show
Chris Olson wows the crowds with his "Memories of Elvis Show" outdoor performances. It's fun for the entire family on the deck at Dockside Lounge where he has entertained Breezy Point Resort audiences to rave reviews for the past 18 summer seasons. His Saturday night shows have been the headliner events of the resort's summer music lineup, attracting hundreds of people of all ages to the Resort's docks and outdoor decks along Pelican Lake.
Date:   August 30, 2014
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.breezypointresort.com
Location:   Dockside Lounge
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Breezy Point Resort, 1-800-432-3777
Date/Time Details:   Performances for the following 2014 dates start at 8 p.m.:
June 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Aug 31   Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Ernie's Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some amazing music right on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday and Sunday!


Check out the lineup below:
May 24 - Brian Barber           July 19 - Andy Fischer 

May 25 - Jeff & Kristi             July 20 - Jeff & Kristi
May 26 - Bill Shaffer              July 26 - Brendan Flynn
May 31 - Seth Doud              July 27 - Andy Fischer
June 1 - Andy Fischer             August 2 - Bonnie & Jim
June 7 - Brendan Flynn          August 3 - Jeff & Kristi
June 8 - Jeff & Kristi               August 9 - Diet Folk
June 14 - Bill Shaffer              August 10 - Andy Fischer
June 15 - Andy Fischer           August 16 - Seth Doud
June 21 - Andy Fischer           August 17 - Jeff & Kristi
June 22 - Jeff & Kristi            August 23 - Brendan Flynn
June 28 - Tim Mahoney         August 24 - Andy Fischer
June 29 - Andy Fischer          August 30 - El Dub....Reggae-Funk-Soul
July 4 - The Last Revel       
   August 31 - Jeff & Kristi

July 5 - The Last Revel         September 1 - TBD

July 6 - Jeff & Kristi
July 12 - Bill Shaffer

July 13 - Andy Fischer

Date:   August 31, 2014
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com/
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Aug 31   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   August 31, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Sep 01   Boot Camp For New Dads
Boot Camp For New Dads is a nationally licensed program designed to give expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers. It provides a relaxed environment for expectant dads to get more information about personal care of their babies and find out about great community resources.
 
Boot Camp For New Dads is a two and a half hour class that is for men and facilitated by men.

Classes are offered by the Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition in partnership with Essentia Health. Additional funding support was received from the Crow Wing County Child Protection Team, The Initiative Foundation, and Brainerd Area Sertoma Club.

Date:   September 1, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaKids.com
Location:   St. Joseph’s Medical Center
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Tammy, (218) 454-5445
Date/Time Details:   6 - 8:30 p.m.

2013 Class Schedule:

Monday, February 4
Monday, March 11
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, July 1
Monday, August 5
Monday, October 7
Monday, November 11
Monday, December 16
Fees/Admission:   The class is free of charge.
Sep 02   Explore Crosslake Business Committee Meeting

The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber invites all members of the Crosslake business community to the Chamber’s Explore Crosslake meetings. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. the 1st Tuesday of each month. Please join us!
 
The Explore Crosslake Business Committee exists to:

  1. Holds regular monthly meetings to learn and share what's going on in the community.
  2. Encourage, support and promote Chamber events including WinterFest,St. Pat's Parade & Celebration, Crosslake Days and other organizations' efforts that provide exposure for Crosslake and the business community.
  3. Organize the Annual Chamber Retail Tour to learn about retail goods and services available in Crosslake.
If you have any questions you can contact Cindy with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber – Crosslake Office (218) 692-4027
Date:   September 2, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Golden Horizons Assisted Living Center
13631 East Shore Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Brainerd Lakes Chamber Crosslake 218-692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Tuesday of every month
8-9 a.m.
Sep 02   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   September 2, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 02   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 2, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 03   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.

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

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

You can always bring your own turtle. Some think that is the best strategy for the turtle races. 

That does bring up another debate concerning turtle races:  Should you bring your own turtle or choose from those provided by the Turtle Wranglers at the event?

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

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

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
 
Date:   September 3, 2014
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/50th-anniversary-of-the-nisswa-turtle-races-4926
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber, 218-963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Races Begin!!"
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2014 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Sep 03   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 3, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 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:   September 3, 2014
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
Sep 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:   September 3, 2014
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 03   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   September 3, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Sep 04   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 4, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 04   Essentia Health offers "Healthy Hour" Education Classes

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic is offering education classes the first Thursday of every month. Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting A on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic, 2024 South 6th Street in Brainerd. A light snack of fresh fruit, coffee and water will be included.
 
Please join us for the following classes:

September 4, 2014, Adult Immunization Update

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Deanne Ehlert, Family Nurse Practitioner working in Internal Medicine, provides information on immunization/vaccinations recommended for adults by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health

  • Kari Russell, Infection Control Registered Nurse, will discuss protecting ourselves from common bacteria and viruses by simulation of good hand washing technique

  • Goal setting for the month

October 2, 2014, Breast and Prostate Month

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Jane Suska, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, discusses the  current guidelines for screening  breast cancer

  • Jessica Brandl, Physician Assistant with Essentia Lakes Area Urology, provides information about the current recommendations for prostate screening

  • Goal setting for the month

November 6, 2014, Getting your Beach Legs Ready to go ‘South’ for the Winter

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Ross Bengtson, MD, General Surgeon, addresses vein care services for legs

  • Goal setting for the month

December 4, 2014,”Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise”

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Michael Steichen, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, discusses keeping us healthy and physically fit

  • Goal setting for the month

Date:   September 4, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdClinic
Location:   Brainerd Clinic
Meeting A (on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic)
2024 South
6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Brainerd Clinic, (218) 828-2880
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday of every month
1 - 2 pm
Sep 04   Spider Workshop - Northland Arboretum
2 part workshop – dinner break in-between on your own)

Limited to 20 participants

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

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

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

Date:   September 4, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 4, 2014
2 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   $20 Arboretum Members - $30 Non-Members
Sep 05 - Sep 07   BIR MAP Proving Grounds 2.0

The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds will showcase drag racing, drifting and autocross competitions, burnout contests, open lapping on the Competition Road Course, a car show and a whole lot more.

The Proving Grounds features front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive cars and trucks, some of which are turbo charged and can cover the quarter mile in 8-9 seconds. Import bikes will have their own classes on the drag strip as well.

Although drag racing is a popular part of the program, the drifting competition was a fan favorite. Cars are timed as they drive through a course mostly in controlled (or uncontrolled, in some cases) skids. Translation: lots of smoke, burnt rubber and screeching.

Autocross is similar in that drivers are timed as they maneuver through a course, but they’re slower and more controlled without the skidding. Open lapping is on the road course, where cars aren’t racing against each other but are timed and can challenge themselves.

Date:   September 5, 2014 - September 7, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (866) 444-4455
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 5-7, 2014
Fees/Admission:  

GATE PRICES  Available at the Front Gate
Fri-Sun $35
Sat-Sun $25
Single Day $15

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Sep 05   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   September 5, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 05   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 5, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 05   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   September 5, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Sep 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:   September 5, 2014
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 06 - Sep 07   Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair
The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor this annual event that brings over 120,000 people to our town. This juried fair is known throughout the upper Midwest as one of the best, having won numerous awards over the years.
Date:   September 6, 2014 - September 7, 2014
Website:   http://www.littlefallsmnchamber.com
Location:   Historic downtown Little Falls
Contact:   Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, 320-632-5155
Date/Time Details:  

Saturday, September 6

hours:  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 7

hours:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sep 06   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 6, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 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:   September 6, 2014
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 07   Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop - Northland Aboretum

This workshop is designed to help people develop the skills and confidence to begin collecting, identifying, and safely eating wild edible mushrooms. Activities will include a photo presentation of edible Midwest mushrooms, practice identification with fresh specimens, and a mushroom foray in the woods of the Arboretum. We will end the day learning basic mushroom culinary techniques, cooking wild mushroom pizzas together, and sampling our creations.

Edibility guidelines, cautions and other pointers will be provided for each "form group" of mushrooms, with emphasis on the most common, delicious, and readily identifiable mushrooms found in the Midwest.

Dozens of species of edible/inedible/poisonous mushrooms will be on display!

Bring snacks, a bag lunch, camera, notebook, mosquito-proof clothing, and mushrooms you are curious about or just want to share! THE MORE MUSHROOMS, THE MERRIER!

Instructors Sarah & Nick Jordan are knowledgeable and enthusiastic collectors and cultivators of edible fungi. They have mushroomed everywhere from the rainforests of Hawaii to the mountains of Pacific Northwest, but are most impressed by the diversity and abundance of mushrooms in the Midwest field, forest, and lawn.

Recommended field guide is North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi by Orson K. Miller and Hope Miller 2006

Please RSVP to the Arboretum if you plan on coming, so we can plan accordingly. Phone 218-829-8770.  Payment due when you register.

Walk-ins welcome if there is room.

Date:   September 7, 2014
Time:   11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, September 7, 2014
11 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person – Northland Arboretum Members & MN Master Naturalists
$45 per person – Non-Arboretum Attendees
Sep 07   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   September 7, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Sep 08   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   September 8, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Sep 8, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Oct 6, 2014
 
Sep 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   September 8, 2014
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 09   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   September 9, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 09   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 9, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 09   Blood Drive - Crosslake September 2014
Sponsored by Crosslake Lutheran Church.  To make an appointment online visit www.redcrossblood.org and click on "Find a Blood Drive." Click on location and follow directions to set up an appointment, or call Brenda at 218-692-3682. Walk-ins welcome after 1 p.m.
If you are unsure if you can donate blood because of travel or medications, call the Donor Eligibility line at 1-866-236-3276 and select option 3.  Please remember if you are types O-, O+, A-, or B- and you meet the requirements you can do a double red cell donation.  This procedure takes slightly longer to complete but it is more comfortable as it uses a smaller needle for collection.
Please mark your calendars to be a hero and save lives!
Date:   September 9, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.redcrossblood.org
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Brenda 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   September 9, 2014
12 - 6 p.m.
Sep 09   Business After Hours - American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
Join American Legion Brainerd, Post 255 as they host Business After Hours located at 708 Front Street in Brainerd on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 4:30 - 6 pm.

Network and unwind with your fellow chamber members, meet the Commander and learn about their services, all while enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Also register for a chance to win prizes!
 
Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event. Bring your business cards and get ready to network with other Chamber members. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.
 
As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event will be eligible for door prizes. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   September 9, 2014
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, September 9, 2013
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Sep 10   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9581, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 28 and held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 1 - 5 p.m.
Date:   September 10, 2014
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9581
Date/Time Details:   May 28 - October 22, 2014
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
1 - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
Sep 10   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.

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

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

You can always bring your own turtle. Some think that is the best strategy for the turtle races. 

That does bring up another debate concerning turtle races:  Should you bring your own turtle or choose from those provided by the Turtle Wranglers at the event?

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

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

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
 
Date:   September 10, 2014
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/50th-anniversary-of-the-nisswa-turtle-races-4926
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber, 218-963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Races Begin!!"
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2014 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Sep 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:   September 10, 2014
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   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 10, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 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:   September 10, 2014
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
Sep 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:   September 11, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 11   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 11, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 12   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   September 12, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 12   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 12, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 12   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   September 12, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Sep 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:   September 12, 2014
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 13   2014 Taste of Pequot - Pequot Lakes

20th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair and Taste of Pequot

There is nothing better than enjoying a beautiful fall day and celebrating the end of a busy summer. Enjoy strolling through the Trailside Park in the heart of Pequot Lakes and observing the bountiful array of hand-made crafts.

Get those taste buds ready for the many local flavors catered to you from local restaurants!

Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides by Action Entertainment, petting zoo featuring Foothills Alpaca Farm; goats, turkeys and miniature horses, hay bale maze, face painting, bungee trampoline, and a pumpkin hunt.

  Taste of Pequot - an Event for ALL of your Senses!







 

Date:   September 13, 2014
Location:  
Trailside Park (east of Highway 371 and County Road 11)
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Jenna Crawford, Pequot Lakes Director Brainerd Lakes Chamber (218) 568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
September 13, 2014
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  
Free Community Event
Vendor & Crafters:
Click Here for printable application: 






 
Sep 13   Warrior River Run
Join us for a 10K run, 5K run/walk, and 1K kids race along the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River at Camp Ripley to support the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation. All proceeds will benefit the foundation's work with the Brainerd Public Schools.
Date:   September 13, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://bpsf.org/index.cfm?home
Location:   Camp Ripley
15000 Highway 115
Little Falls, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, (218) 454-6921
Email:   info@bpsf.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 9 a.m.
Sep 13   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 13, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 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:   September 13, 2014
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   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   September 14, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Sep 16   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   September 16, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 16   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 16, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 17   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.

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

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

You can always bring your own turtle. Some think that is the best strategy for the turtle races. 

That does bring up another debate concerning turtle races:  Should you bring your own turtle or choose from those provided by the Turtle Wranglers at the event?

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

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

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
 
Date:   September 17, 2014
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/50th-anniversary-of-the-nisswa-turtle-races-4926
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber, 218-963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Races Begin!!"
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2014 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Sep 17   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 17, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 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:   September 17, 2014
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
Sep 17   United Way Annual Chili Cook Off
Join United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties for this event kicking off the annual fundraising campaign! United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties advances the common good by focusing on education, income, and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life – and currently provides funding to 31 local programs working with community members in these focus areas.
Date:   September 17, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.unitedwaynow.org/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Amy Gray, Community Relations Specialist, 218-829-2619
Email:   amy.uw@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, September 17
11:30 am - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   $7 per person at the door
Sep 18   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 18, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 19 - Sep 21   CRA Superbike Racing & IWA Snowmobile Watercross - BIR
The Central Roadracing Association brings exciting Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, while fans are treated to wet and wild racing on Lake BIR, courtesy of International Watercross Association. On the road course, Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. On Lake BIR, watch as snowmobile racers compete in drag racing and oval racing on open water! Two great racing events for one ticket! On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
Date:   September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 19 - 21, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily Admission - $20 adults, Kids under 12 are FREE
Sep 19   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   September 19, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 19   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 19, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 19   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   September 19, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Sep 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:   September 19, 2014
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 20   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 20, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 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:   September 20, 2014
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 21   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   September 21, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Sep 22   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   September 22, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 22, 2014
Sep 22   Lakewood Health System - Better Beginnings Class for New Mothers
The Obstetrics department at Lakewood Health System is offering ‘Better Beginnings’, a program for mothers-to-be and new mothers. The program seeks to combat obesity in the community by offering classes that will give mothers access to information about nutrition and fitness, greater access to a board certified lactation consultant and the opportunity to explore the health benefits of good nutrition as well as food demonstrations, tastings and recipes.
 
These nutrition-related classes, taught be a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, will take place on April 7, June 23, September 22 and November 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes for April and September will be in the Boardroom on the lower level of Lakewood’s Main Campus, while the June and November class locations have yet to be determined. Childcare will be provided during these classes.
 
The ‘Better Beginnings’ program is funded by a grant from the March of Dimes, and is free to all those interested in attending. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Rodriguez at 218-894-8846 or
stephanierodriguez@lakewoodhealthsystem.com, or visit www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com.

 
Date:   September 22, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   Boardroom on the lower level of Lakewood’s Main Campus
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN 56479
Contact:   Stephanie Rodriguez, 218-894-8846
Email:   stephanierodriguez@lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, September 22, 2014
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 23   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   September 23, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 23   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 23, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 24   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9581, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 28 and held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 1 - 5 p.m.
Date:   September 24, 2014
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9581
Date/Time Details:   May 28 - October 22, 2014
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
1 - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
Sep 24   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.

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

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

You can always bring your own turtle. Some think that is the best strategy for the turtle races. 

That does bring up another debate concerning turtle races:  Should you bring your own turtle or choose from those provided by the Turtle Wranglers at the event?

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

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

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
 
Date:   September 24, 2014
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/50th-anniversary-of-the-nisswa-turtle-races-4926
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber, 218-963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   1:00 pm registration
2:00 pm "Let the Races Begin!!"
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2014 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Sep 24   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 24, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 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:   September 24, 2014
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
Sep 25 - Sep 27   2014 Crosslake Days - Brainerd Lakes Chamber

 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 in celebrating the recent legislative passage of the infamous "Chili Bill"  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 25-27, 2014.  

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


Click Here for sponsorship opportunities available to Brainerd Lakes Chamber members

 

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
9 a.m.                 Look for clues to guide you to the lost treasure.
Events to be determined

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Events to be determined

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.   13th Annual Custom & Classic Car and Motorcycle Show
                           Old Catholic Church Lot  - 35808 County Road 66
                           All entries eligible for door prizes

                              8 a.m. Registration   
                             10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Public viewing
                              2 p.m. Awards -  followed by Fall Color Run around Crosslake

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.    39th Annual Jul Kaffe Festival Bazaar
                            Crosslake Lutheran Church - 35960 County Road 66

   
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    Artisans & Crafters  
                            Old Exchange Lot - 36095 County Road 66
                            Hand crafted arts and crafts - Food vendors 
                             
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    28th Annual Whitefish Lions Bazaar & Flea Market
                            Old Catholic Church Lot  - 35808 County Road 66

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Sweet Shopping and All Day Fun 
                            Crosslake Town Square - 14287 Gould Street
                            Sidewalk Sales & Sweet treats at merchants 
                                                       
11 a.m.               Little Pirate's Treasure Hunt
                           Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - 37627 County Road 66 

11 a.m. -  2 p.m.   Maucieri's Music & Beer Garden
                             Old Catholic Church Lot - 35808 County Road 66

12 p.m.               28th Annual Chili Cook-off     
                           Judging begins at 11:30 a.m.. - Crosslake Welcome Center
                           Sampling begins at noon till gone at participating businesses

2 p.m.                5th 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 County Road 3



The 2013 lost treasure was found by locals Kristin Larsen & Natalee Bray at the Pine River canoe access on Cty Rd 37 in Crosslake earning them a prize package worth more than $1,100.

2013 CHILI COOK-OFF WINNERS
Judges Choice: 

1st Place - Zorbaz
2nd Place - RiverWood Bank
3rd Place - The Wharf

People's Choice:
1st Place - RiverWood Bank
2nd Place - Itasca Leathergoods
3rd Place - Andy's


2013 CLASSIC & CUSTOM CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW WINNERS
Mayors Choice Car:
Bob Gottwaldt - 1939 Ford Sedan

Peoples Choice Car:
Keith Evenson - 1970 AMC Javelin SST

Entrants Choice Car:
Brian Evenson - 1957 Chevy 210

Peoples and Entrants Choice Motorcycle:
Joel Miller - 2001 Harley Road King Classic

 

Date:   September 25, 2014 - September 27, 2014
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 25-27, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend

Vendor & Crafters: JURIED Event


CLICK HERE for printable application: Contact Jenna Crawford at: 218.568.8911 or email: jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com with questions.


 
Sep 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:   September 25, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 25   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 25, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 26   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   September 26, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 26   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 26, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 26   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   September 26, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Sep 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:   September 26, 2014
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 27 - Sep 28   Bracket Drag Racing Series & Ducati Track Day
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while Ducati has a Track Day on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course this weekend. Bracket Drag Racing features some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, with winners crowned each day. On Saturday, Ducati will have motorcycle riders on the road course. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. One ticket gets you into both events!
Date:   September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Website:   http://www.braineerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:  
September 27 - 28, 2014.
Sep 27   2014 Whitefish Area Lions Crosslake Flea Market
The Whitefish Area Lions will host this end of season Crosslake Flea Market in conjunction with Crosslake Days.  Spend the day enjoying the fall splendor and all Crosslake has to offering during this annual celebration!

Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   September 27, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Rte 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Doreen Gallaway 218-838-8219
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 27, 2014
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
Sep 27   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 27, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sep 27   Brainerd Lakes Downhill Derby

Races are held on 15th Avenue NE, by Lum Park.

Ages 6-16.  Participants must be registered no later than noon Friday, prior to each race.

Loaner cars are available.

Date:   September 27, 2014
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_downhilldrags.htm
Location:   Races are held on 15th Avenue NE, by Lum Park.

Lum Park address:
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Parks & Recreation, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   September 27, 2014
All new racers must attend test runs at 9:30 am
Races start at 11 am
 
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $5.
Sep 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:   September 27, 2014
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 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   September 28, 2014
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 28   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   September 28, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Sep 30   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   September 30, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 30   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   September 30, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 01   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 1, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 1, 2014
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
Oct 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:   October 1, 2014
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 02   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 2, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 02   Essentia Health offers "Healthy Hour" Education Classes

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic is offering education classes the first Thursday of every month. Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting A on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic, 2024 South 6th Street in Brainerd. A light snack of fresh fruit, coffee and water will be included.
 
Please join us for the following classes:

October 2, 2014, Breast and Prostate Month

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Jane Suska, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, discusses the  current guidelines for screening  breast cancer

  • Jessica Brandl, Physician Assistant with Essentia Lakes Area Urology, provides information about the current recommendations for prostate screening

  • Goal setting for the month

November 6, 2014, Getting your Beach Legs Ready to go ‘South’ for the Winter

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Ross Bengtson, MD, General Surgeon, addresses vein care services for legs

  • Goal setting for the month

December 4, 2014,”Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise”

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Michael Steichen, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, discusses keeping us healthy and physically fit

  • Goal setting for the month

Date:   October 2, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdClinic
Location:   Brainerd Clinic
Meeting A (on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic)
2024 South
6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Brainerd Clinic, (218) 828-2880
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday of every month
1 - 2 pm
Oct 03   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   October 3, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 03   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 3, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 03   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range Every Friday
Fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables, jams, pickles from Tangen Farms.
Date:   October 3, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through Oct 3, 2014
2-5:30 pm
Oct 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:   October 3, 2014
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 04   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 4, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 4, 2014
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 05   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   October 5, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Oct 06   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available
Date:   October 6, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Oct 6, 2014
 
Oct 06   Boot Camp For New Dads
Boot Camp For New Dads is a nationally licensed program designed to give expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers. It provides a relaxed environment for expectant dads to get more information about personal care of their babies and find out about great community resources.
 
Boot Camp For New Dads is a two and a half hour class that is for men and facilitated by men.

Classes are offered by the Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition in partnership with Essentia Health. Additional funding support was received from the Crow Wing County Child Protection Team, The Initiative Foundation, and Brainerd Area Sertoma Club.

Date:   October 6, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaKids.com
Location:   St. Joseph’s Medical Center
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Tammy, (218) 454-5445
Date/Time Details:   6 - 8:30 p.m.

2013 Class Schedule:

Monday, February 4
Monday, March 11
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, July 1
Monday, August 5
Monday, October 7
Monday, November 11
Monday, December 16
Fees/Admission:   The class is free of charge.
Oct 07   Explore Crosslake Business Committee Meeting

The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber invites all members of the Crosslake business community to the Chamber’s Explore Crosslake meetings. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. the 1st Tuesday of each month. Please join us!
 
The Explore Crosslake Business Committee exists to:

  1. Holds regular monthly meetings to learn and share what's going on in the community.
  2. Encourage, support and promote Chamber events including WinterFest,St. Pat's Parade & Celebration, Crosslake Days and other organizations' efforts that provide exposure for Crosslake and the business community.
  3. Organize the Annual Chamber Retail Tour to learn about retail goods and services available in Crosslake.
If you have any questions you can contact Cindy with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber – Crosslake Office (218) 692-4027
Date:   October 7, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Golden Horizons Assisted Living Center
13631 East Shore Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Brainerd Lakes Chamber Crosslake 218-692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Tuesday of every month
8-9 a.m.
Oct 07   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   October 7, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 07   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 7, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 08   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9581, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 28 and held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 1 - 5 p.m.
Date:   October 8, 2014
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9581
Date/Time Details:   May 28 - October 22, 2014
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
1 - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
Oct 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:   October 8, 2014
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 08   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 8, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 8, 2014
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
Oct 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:   October 9, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Oct 09   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 9, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 10   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   October 10, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 10   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 10, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 10, 2014
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 11   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 11, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 11   Great Pumpkin Festival

All ages - children must be accompanied by an adult

Age Divisions
7 and under
8 to 12
13 and older
There will also be events where parents/guardians will participate with their children

Activities
3-legged races
Bouncy ball races
Eat a cracker and whistle contest
Wheelbarrow races
Pumpkin rolling races
Pie throwing event
Water sponge races
Ring toss for free pumpkins


Horse rides provided by Outback Trail Rides (small fee)
Arts and Crafts provided by Crossing Arts Alliance-Flip Side
Food Vendor: Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today
Free hot chocolate, coffee and cider provided by Park United Methodist Church

 

 


Sponsors
Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department
Kiwanis Club of Brainerd (event volunteers)
Baxter Wal-Mart (pumpkin donation)
Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers (chili)
Shelly Janson (flier design)
Mike Brown (announcer)

Date:   October 11, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_pumpkinfestival.htm
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Parks and Recreation, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   October 11, 2014
1 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Oct 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:   October 11, 2014
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   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   October 12, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Oct 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   October 13, 2014
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 14   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   October 14, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 14   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 14, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 14   Business After Hours - Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity
Join Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity as they host Business After Hours at 1110 Wright Street on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 4:30 - 6 pm in Brainerd.
Network and unwind with your fellow chamber members, meet the staff and learn about their services, all while enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Also register for a chance to win prizes!
 
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. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.
 
As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event will be eligible for door prizes. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   October 14, 2014
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareahabitat.org
Location:   Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity
1110 Wright Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 14, 2014
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Oct 15   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 15, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 15, 2014
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
Oct 16   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 16, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 17   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   October 17, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 17   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 17, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 17, 2014
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 18   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 18, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 18   Oktoberfest at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Ruttger's Oktoberfest celebration includes Saturday's arts & crafts fair 9 am-4 pm., musical entertainment on two stages, kids' activities, beverages, food, and fun! Enjoy our German Dinner Buffet starting at 5 p.m. Reservations required. 

Oktoberfest Package information is available at ruttgers.com
 
Date:   October 18, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN
Contact:   218-678-2885
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   October 18, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Arts & Crafts Fair
5 p.m. - German Dinner Buffet
Oct 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:   October 18, 2014
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 19   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   October 19, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Oct 20   2014 Brainerd Lakes Chamber Annual Dinner
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to celebrate your Chamber’s accomplishments and recognize our outstanding volunteers at the Annual Dinner on Monday, October 20, at Breezy Point Resort.

At the dinner, the Chamber will reveal the third recipient of the Chamber's Business Excellence Award. The award will recognize an area business for its entrepreneurial spirit and business accomplishments. 


The program begins at 5 p.m. with a social hour, followed at 6:30 p.m. with a plated dinner, and at 7:30 p.m. with the recognition program, featuring the announcement of the Business Excellence Award winner. 

Brainerd Lakes Chamber Annual Dinner Showcase TableThe showcase tables are an annual highlight of this event. Soon you will be able to sign up to showcase your business by decorating a table. Two dinner tickets are included with the sponsorship. As a table sponsor, you will decorate a table for 10 people in the event’s theme, and provide information and giveaway items to promote your business. You can choose to join the attendees at your decorated table, or simply visit with those attendees, while you enjoy another member’s Showcase Table. 

Download/print the 2014 Annual Dinner table sponsorship form soon!

2014 Showcase Table Sponsors
Nor-Son, Inc.
Date:   October 20, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:  
Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
 www.breezypointresort.com
Contact:   Aeli Wiebolt (218) 822-7119
Email:   awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Monday, October 20, 2014
5 p.m. - Social
6:30 p.m. - Plated dinner
7:30 p.m. - Recognition program
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $35 per person.

Member businesses have the option of sponsoring and decorating a table for $110. This price includes two complimentary dinner tickets. A second table can be sponsored for $20, but that price does not include any dinner tickets.

Cancelations must be made in writing via fax, (218) 829-8199, or email, awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com, by end of day Monday, October 13. Refunds are not available after this date.
Oct 21   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   October 21, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 21   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 21, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 22   Fifty Lakes Outdoor Summer Market
The 50 Lakes Outdoor Market brings something unique each week!  Come on out, say hello to your friends and neighbors and while you're there you just might find a treasure!
A variety of vendors offering baked goods and food, crafts, gifts, garage sale items, antiques, plants and sometimes even puppies!  Vendor spaces are free!  If you like to reserve a space call Robin at 218-851-9581, or just show up!!
 Beginning May 28 and held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 1 - 5 p.m.
Date:   October 22, 2014
Location:  
Fifty Lakes
Corner of Hwy 1 and 3
Fifty Lakes, MN  56448
Contact:   Robin 218-851-9581
Date/Time Details:   May 28 - October 22, 2014
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
1 - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendor booths are free
Oct 22   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 22, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 22, 2014
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
Oct 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:   October 23, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Oct 23   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 23, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 24   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   October 24, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 24   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 24, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 24, 2014
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 25   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 25, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 25, 2014
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 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   October 26, 2014
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 26   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   October 26, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Oct 28   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   October 28, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 28   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 28, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 29   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 29, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 29, 2014
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
Oct 30   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 30, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 31   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   October 31, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 31   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   October 31, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Oct 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:   October 31, 2014
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 Lutheran Church Trunk & Treat
Bring your little ones to the Annual Crosslake Lutheran Church Trunk & Treat. The children will "Trunk & Treat" vehicles decorated in the parking lot and proceed into the fellowship hall for fun Halloween games and activities. Food will be available.
Date:   October 31, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church, (218) 692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, October 31, 2014
6 - 8 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  
Free
Nov 01   The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm Country Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm. The store features locally grown vegetables, a collection of  antique farm/garden tools and household items, handmade Amish crafts, as well as other locally produced food and artisanal goods.
Date:   November 1, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thefarmonstmathias.com
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Farm on St. Mathias, (218) 822-3281
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday through Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Nov 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:   November 1, 2014
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 02   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   November 2, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Nov 03   Lakewood Health System - Better Beginnings Class for New Mothers
The Obstetrics department at Lakewood Health System is offering ‘Better Beginnings’, a program for mothers-to-be and new mothers. The program seeks to combat obesity in the community by offering classes that will give mothers access to information about nutrition and fitness, greater access to a board certified lactation consultant and the opportunity to explore the health benefits of good nutrition as well as food demonstrations, tastings and recipes.
 
These nutrition-related classes, taught be a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, will take place on April 7, June 23, September 22 and November 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes for April and September will be in the Boardroom on the lower level of Lakewood’s Main Campus, while the June and November class locations have yet to be determined. Childcare will be provided during these classes.
 
The ‘Better Beginnings’ program is funded by a grant from the March of Dimes, and is free to all those interested in attending. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Rodriguez at 218-894-8846 or stephanierodriguez@lakewoodhealthsystem.com, or visit www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com.
Date:   November 3, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   To be determined
Contact:   Stephanie Rodriguez, 218-894-8846
Email:   stephanierodriguez@lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, November 3, 2014
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 03   Boot Camp For New Dads
Boot Camp For New Dads is a nationally licensed program designed to give expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers. It provides a relaxed environment for expectant dads to get more information about personal care of their babies and find out about great community resources.
 
Boot Camp For New Dads is a two and a half hour class that is for men and facilitated by men.

Classes are offered by the Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition in partnership with Essentia Health. Additional funding support was received from the Crow Wing County Child Protection Team, The Initiative Foundation, and Brainerd Area Sertoma Club.

Date:   November 3, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaKids.com
Location:   St. Joseph’s Medical Center
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Tammy, (218) 454-5445
Date/Time Details:   6 - 8:30 p.m.

2013 Class Schedule:

Monday, February 4
Monday, March 11
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, July 1
Monday, August 5
Monday, October 7
Monday, November 11
Monday, December 16
Fees/Admission:   The class is free of charge.
Nov 04   Explore Crosslake Business Committee Meeting

The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber invites all members of the Crosslake business community to the Chamber’s Explore Crosslake meetings. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. the 1st Tuesday of each month. Please join us!
 
The Explore Crosslake Business Committee exists to:

  1. Holds regular monthly meetings to learn and share what's going on in the community.
  2. Encourage, support and promote Chamber events including WinterFest,St. Pat's Parade & Celebration, Crosslake Days and other organizations' efforts that provide exposure for Crosslake and the business community.
  3. Organize the Annual Chamber Retail Tour to learn about retail goods and services available in Crosslake.
If you have any questions you can contact Cindy with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber – Crosslake Office (218) 692-4027
Date:   November 4, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Golden Horizons Assisted Living Center
13631 East Shore Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Brainerd Lakes Chamber Crosslake 218-692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Tuesday of every month
8-9 a.m.
Nov 05   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:   November 5, 2014
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
Nov 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:   November 5, 2014
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
Nov 06   Essentia Health offers "Healthy Hour" Education Classes

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic is offering education classes the first Thursday of every month. Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting A on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic, 2024 South 6th Street in Brainerd. A light snack of fresh fruit, coffee and water will be included.
 
Please join us for the following classes:

November 6, 2014, Getting your Beach Legs Ready to go ‘South’ for the Winter

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Ross Bengtson, MD, General Surgeon, addresses vein care services for legs

  • Goal setting for the month

December 4, 2014,”Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise”

  • Step up and exercise with Ashley Palmer, Athletic Trainer

  • Michael Steichen, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, discusses keeping us healthy and physically fit

  • Goal setting for the month

Date:   November 6, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdClinic
Location:   Brainerd Clinic
Meeting A (on the second floor of the Brainerd Clinic)
2024 South
6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Brainerd Clinic, (218) 828-2880
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday of every month
1 - 2 pm
Nov 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:   November 7, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 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:   November 8, 2014
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 08   3nd Annual Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser
The Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today invite you to join them for a Beer & Wine Sampling Fundraiser & Appetizers.

You can RSVP to BLAWT at brainerdlakesareawomenoftoday.com or you can also just show up at the door!
Date:   November 8, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Billy's has the appetizers all lined up:
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, November 8th
5 - 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 per person.

With proceeds support your local Lions Club.
Nov 09   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   November 9, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Nov 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   November 10, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Nov 11   Business After Hours - The Office Shop
Join The Office Shop as they host Business After Hours at 712 Maple Street on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 4:30 - 6 pm in Brainerd.
Network and unwind with your fellow chamber members, meet the staff and learn about their services, all while enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Also register for a chance to win prizes!
 
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. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.
 
As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event will be eligible for door prizes. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   November 11, 2014
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.theofficeshopinc.com
Location:   The Office Shop
712 Maple Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, November 11, 2014 
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Nov 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:   November 12, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Nov 12   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:   November 12, 2014
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
Nov 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:   November 13, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Nov 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:   November 14, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 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:   November 15, 2014
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 16   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   November 16, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Nov 19   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:   November 19, 2014
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
Nov 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:   November 21, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 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:   November 22, 2014
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   November 23, 2014
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