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Jan 26 - Oct 28   Blue Ox Business Academy - Leadership Experience
The Blue Ox Business Academy's Leadership Experience is designed for emerging leaders and high-potential employees to develop essential skills and insights into their leadership character.

As an established Chamber program with 400+ alumni, this leadership development program has been refreshed and rebooted for 2016! The nine-month program includes 10 full days of hands-on activities, custom tours, thought-provoking exercises, and conversations with established leaders.

Through Leadership Experience participants build relationships and gain an
inside view of the region's public, private, and nonprofit sectors?highlighting assets, challenges, and connections between themselves and the broader Lakes Area community. Upon completion of the program, all are challenged to take the next step in their organization and community.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 & WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
(one overnight) Opening Retreat:
Myers-Briggs Profile, Leadership Traits & Styles
Community Experience: History & Future of the Lakes Area

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Personal Values for Leadership
Community Experience: Education

THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Problem Identification & Decision-Making
Community Experience: Business

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

TUESDAY, MAY 31
Interpersonal Communication
Community Experience: Tourism

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
Networking
Community Experience: Healthcare

JULY - No session - summer break!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
Conflict Resolution
Community Experience: Government & Law Enforcement

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
The Art of Influence
Community Experience: Nonprofits

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Public Speaking & Goal Review
Community Experience: Media

Commencement will be held at the Chamber's Annual Dinner in late October.

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Registration for the Leadership Experience Class of 2016 is now closed. Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected to participate in the 2016 session:
 
  • Levi Bock, Superior Mechanical
  • Dustin Bowers, Nardini Fire Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Kelly Burns, CTC - Consolidated Telecommunications Company
  • Eric Charpentier, Deerwood Bank - Baxter
  • Dylan Dimke, Lexington Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Ryan Downs, Nor-Son, Inc.
  • Ben Duhn, RiverWood Bank - Baxter
  • Mitch Feierabend, Hy-Tec Construction of Brainerd, Inc.
  • Christian Halverson, Education Minnesota BRAINERD, Local 697
  • Jared Heldt, Midwest Security & Fire
  • Anita Hollenhorst, Brainerd Lakes Chamber
  • Katie Kottke, Lonesome Cottage Furniture Company
  • Mike Manders, Grand View Lodge
  • Jessica Martensen, Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Brainerd Clinic
  • Rene Millner, Breen and Person - Crosslake Office
  • Brent Potvin, Anderson Brothers Construction Company
  • Matt Radniecki, Baratto Brothers Construction
  • Anne Roberts, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
  • Jessica Rucins, Brainerd Industrial Center, LLC
  • Sara Sundberg, Good Neighbor Home Health Care
  • Patrick Sundberg, Jack Pine Brewery
  • Liesa Thill, Widseth Smith Nolting
  • Joseph Wendt, Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
  • Jon Weston, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Dan Yates, Bremer Bank - Brainerd
Please check back in fall of 2016 or contact Jenna for details about the 2017 session.
Date:   January 26, 2016 - October 28, 2016
Location:   Sessions will be held at various locations throughout the Lakes Area. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation
to and from these locations. However, transportation will be provided for the trip to St. Paul in April.
Contact:   Jenna Crawford, 218.568.8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   One full day per month (except July) - January through October 2016.
Fees/Admission:   The Leadership Experience is only offered to Chamber members and limited to 25 participants. An investment of $895 includes lodging, meals, and course materials.

Nonprofits or businesses with fewer than 10 employees receive a 25% discount. Through the support of Anderson Brothers Construction, five 50% scholarships are available.
May 27 - Sep 04   Summer 2016 Pequot Lakes #FindTheBobber Giveaway
This summer, the Pequot Lakes Chamber is sponsoring a social media promotion where visitors and community members hunt for 30 hidden bobbers throughout area businesses. With over $800 in prizes, you'd better get to Pequot and join the hunt!
 
The FREE contest works something like this:
 
1. Search for one of 30 bobbers, hidden at Pequot Lakes area businesses (see list on the right!)
2. Snap a photo “selfie” with the bobber.
3. Share your photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the #findthebobber.
4. That’s it! Sit back and smile because you might win a prize - just for shopping local!  

Contest Guidelines:
  • Anyone who posts a photo between May 28 and September 5, 2016 will be automatically entered into weekly and monthly prize giveaways.
  • Winners will be announced at: facebook.com/explorepequotlakes.
  • Each time you post a selfie (using the #findthebobber AND with a different bobber), you’ll be entered into the drawing.
Date:   May 27, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Location:   Bliss Salon and Boutique
Boardwalk Scoops
Booth Office Supply
Dairy Queen - Pequot Lakes
Edward Jones - Pequot Lakes
Expressions Shoes Center
First American Title
Fun Sisters
Joe's Pizza
Latte' Da Coffee & Gifts
Leslie's
Lonesome Cottage
Merritt Jewelers
Optimum Cleaning
Pequot Eye Center
Pequot Lakes SuperValu
PhotoJENic Photography
Salon Couture
Seeds of Sommer
Serendipity Art Gallery
The Celtic Cottage
The Wild Daisy
Tobacco Gallery
Twin Pines Trading Post
Wildwedge Mini Golf Course and Maze
Contact:   Jenna Crawford, 218-568-5572
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day - Labor Day
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 24 - Aug 28   Lakes Bluegrass Festival

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

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


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

 

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

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

Date:   August 24, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Website:   http://www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com/
Location:   Cass County Fairgrounds
525 First Street N
Pine River, MN  56474
Contact:   http://www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com/contact/
Date/Time Details:   August 24-28, 2016
See complete schedule
Fees/Admission:  

To Purchase by Phone Call Pine River Chamber of Commerce at 800-728-6926.

Tickets Purchased Online will be Billed to Pine River Area Foundation (PAYPAL*PINERIVERAF in your bank statement) via our Secure Paypal Checkout. All sales are final, sorry no refunds.

Children 12 & Under Free. Camping fees are additional to ticket purchases!

Aug 25   Music in Gregory Park
The District Band will perform for the first time in the Music in Gregory Park Bandstand Concert Series. The band's style of music is classic rock and roll. This is the final music in the park concert for the season.

People can bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music. Concerts in the park are a collaboration between Brained Parks and Recreation and The Center
Date:   August 25, 2016
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park Grandstand
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Rainout site is:
The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   August 25, 2016
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   The concert is free and open to the public. Concert funding has been provided in memory of Helen K. Mills.
Aug 25   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   August 25, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 25   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   August 25, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Aug 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:   August 25, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (218) 822-7128
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 25   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   August 25, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Aug 25   Pig Roast Fund Raiser for Crow Wing County DWI Court
Pig Roast sponsored by Brainerd Jaycees raising money for Crow Wing County DWI Court. Come enjoy a great meal:  sandwiches, beverage, chips and a side for $6.00.
Date:   August 25, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdjaycees.com/
Location:   On the East Lawn of Crow Wing County Judicial Center
326 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Carissa Meyer, (218) 824-9461
Email:   mn_meyer@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 25, 2016
11 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   $6.00
Aug 25   4 Weeks to a Healthier You Weight Loss Challenge
Do you need some help staying on your health goals through the summer? Do you want friendly expert advice and help from CERTIFIED Wellness Coaches? Do you want to get on a Meal Plan and feel AMAZING? Do you want a FREE Wellness Profile and Body Scan?

Join us for the 4 Weeks to a Healthier You Weight Loss Challenge!
$20 + product gets you on a meal plan! Top 3 best results win cash prizes.
Save your seat today!
Date:   August 25, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts July 28, 2016
Weekly meetings (Thursdays)
5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $20 + product
Aug 25   Traveling Art Pub - Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Eat, Drink, Create & Socialize with The Traveling Art Pub at Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Thursday August 25, 2016
6 - 8:30 pm


Check mblodge.com or thetravelingartpub.com for updates on what you will be painting
Date:   August 25, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 CR 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381 or thetravelingartpub.com
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 25, 2016
 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person
Aug 25   Grandview Summer Concert Series at The Pines
Grandview Summer Concert Series will run for one more Thursday evening at the driving range on The Pines Course. Bring your own blanket and/or chair. No coolers or outside beverages allowed. Full bar and food will be available for purchase. RAIN OR SHINE!
Date:   August 25, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdradio.net
Location:   The Pines Golf Course
Driving Range
23521 Nokomis Ave
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Gregory Boen, 218-851-1067
Email:   gboen@hbi.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 25, 2016
6-10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets per person $40.00*
or ALL 3 Shows for $100.00*
*Rates subject to sales tax.
RAIN OR SHINE!
Aug 25   Outdoor Summer Concert at Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing at 7 pm in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park & Rec. Department and The Center

Rain out site is The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN  56401

June 2:          Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
June 9:          Day Break
June 16:        Churchyard
June 23:        Michael Hoover
June 30:        Diane Saumer & Friends
July 7;           Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 14:         Virg Litke
July 21:         Blue Moon Jazz Quintet  
July 28:         Kingery Family
August 4:      Jack Franzen
August 11:    Kayla Pallansch
August 18:    Norm's Bait & tackle Choir
August 25:    The District
Date:   August 25, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park (north side of Brainerd)
424 North 5 Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, June 2 through August 25, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free
Aug 26 - Aug 28   BIR CRA Superbike Racing & MSRA

Central Road Racing Association brings its thrilling brand of Superbike Racing to the Competition Road Course while the Minnesota Street Rod Association has it's Super Secret Fun Run.

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

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

The CRA will be at Brainerd International Raceway five weekends this season.

Date:   August 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/cra-superbike-racing/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   August 26 - 28, 2016
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $50
Fri-Sun $40
Sat-Sun $30
Single Day $20

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 includes tax

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Aug 26   Live Music on the Patio at Ernies
Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Click here for the entertainment schedule: http://www.erniesongull.com/html/events.html
Date:   August 26, 2016
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN
 
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Aug 26   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   August 26, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Aug 26   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   August 26, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Aug 26   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   August 26, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Aug 26   Car Show
Car Show at Good Samaritan in Brainerd.

$10 Entry Fee per Vehicle.
Plaques and prizes will be awarded for:
  • Best Domestic (1990 and Newer)
  • Best Import
  • Best Classic
  • Best Custom
  • Resident's Favorite
Admission for the public is free. Join us for food, beverages and entertainment!

This is a fundraiser for Woodland's Good Samaritan Fund for employee and resident appreciation and recognition.
 
Date:   August 26, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   100 Parking Lot of Woodland Good Samaritan
100 Buffalo Hills Lane
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Brian Lehman
Email:   lehmanconsulting2@nisswa.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, August 26, 2016
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $10 Entry Fee per Vehicle
Free Admission for the Public
Aug 26   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   August 26, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Aug 26   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Tom Hunter

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours:
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   August 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   August 26, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Aug 26 - Aug 28   Cuyuna Crusher
Friday, August 26:
  • 6 p.m. Pre-registration in the Crosby Memorial Park
  • 8 p.m. Night Ride
Saturday, August 27:
  • All Day MN Mountain Bike Series Race Program - Mahnomen Unit
  • 6-8 p.m. MN Mountain Bike Series Awards party in Crosby Memorial Park with Free kids races, live music, food and craft beer and much more!
Sunday, August 28
  • 9-11 a.m. Time Trail - Yawkey Unit
  • 12-1:30 p.m. Long Time Trial - Yawkey Unit
Date:   August 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Crosby, MN
Contact:   218-546-831
Date/Time Details:  

Friday, August 26: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27: All Day
Sunday, August 28: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 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:   August 26, 2016
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 27   Kiwanis Kids Triathalon
The Brainerd Kiwanis Club is hosting the 9th annual Kids Triathlon at Whipple Beach, in Baxter, MN. The wide sand beach, protected swim area, and quiet, dead-end residential roads will create a fun and safe venue for beginner and experienced youth triathletes alike. Registration will be limited to the first 350 registrants.

This race will consist of a swim, bike, and run event for boys and girls ages 5-14.
Date:   August 27, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdkiwanisclub.org/2016_KKT
Location:   Whipple Beach
14441 Oakwood Dr
B
axter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 27, 2016
4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free participation, register online.
Aug 27   Live Music on the Patio at Ernies
Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Click here for the entertainment schedule: http://www.erniesongull.com/html/events.html
Date:   August 27, 2016
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN
 
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Aug 27   Family Adventure Club Happy Dancing Turtle
Happy Dancing Turtle is excited to launch it's new Family Adventure Club! Once a month we will gather families together for fun-filled, low-cost, local adventures that focus on getting your families outdoors and exposed to nature. 

On Saturday, August 27th, We're kicking off Family Adventure Club with a trip up north to Longville! Join us at Camp Olson YMCA for a day of fun in the sun! You can either meet us at Camp Olson at 10:00AM or meet at the Pine River Chamber at 9:00AM to caravan there. Once there, we’ll have some introductions, get the need-to-know on equipment, and the rest of the day is yours to swim at the beach, roll on the lumberjack log, play in the sand, play a game of beach volleyball or bean bag toss, or even try paddling a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade.  At 2:00PM, you can choose to take an optional tour of the rest of the camp or head on home!


 
Date:   August 27, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.happydancingturtle.org
Location:   Camp Olson YMCA, 4160 Little Boy Rd NE, Longville, MN  56655
Contact:   218-587-2303
Email:   info@happydancingturtle.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 27th, 2016
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Fees/Admission:   $5/family
Aug 27   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   August 27, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://windwaterandwheels.com
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 18, 2016
July 16 and 30, 2016
August 13 and 27, 2016
September 10

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 27   Seth Doud "Raw" on the Water
Live performance from Seth Doud. Details to come!

 
Date:   August 27, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://destinycruisesllc.com/
Location:   Destiny Cruises
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   (855) 953-3784
Email:   info@destinycruisesllc.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 27, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Aug 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:   August 27, 2016
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 27   Gull Dam Paw Pawty

Whistling to all dogs; it's National Dog Day! Bring your furry loved ones to Gull Dam Brewing and cheers them with a cold Gull Dam beer! Lots of contests, treats, and a possible dog pool!

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours:
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   August 27, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   August 27, 2016
2 - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 27   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - The Swamp Kings

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours:
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   August 27, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   August 27, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Aug 27   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 3, 2016.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.
Click here for complete schedule
Tonight's feature is Cactus Blossoms. Very special guest appearance the Cactus Blossoms' southern harmonies and sibling charm have brought them from the dusty bars of Northeast Minneapolis to a national buzz.  The brothers have hit it big in our opinion, but are honoring our small town concert series with a return live performance. Thank you Jack and Page!
Date:   August 27, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 18 - Sept 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Aug 27   Movie Night in the Park with the Wounded Warrior Project
Join our Wounded Warrior Veterans to watch this awesome film about a family of super heroes.  Bob and Helen Parr (AKA: Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl) were just trying to blend into normal society, but when someone starts recruiting supers, Bob just can't resist.
Be a part of the Wounded Warrior Project camping weekend and embark on this epic adventure of familial love and amazing strength!
All are welcome to attend; remember to bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating.
Date:   August 27, 2016
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Park by the Dam
35507 CR 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   US Army Corps 651-290-5793
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 27, 2016
8  - 10:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend
Aug 28   Lakes Country Triathlon

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!

 

Kids Triathlon

Check out the Kids Triathlon that the Brainerd Kiwanis Club will be putting on Saturday, August 27 at 4 pm. This event will be held on Whipple Beach using the same transition area as the Lakes Country Triathlon that will be held the next day.

Date:   August 28, 2016
Website:   http://www.lakescountrytriathlon.com
Location:   Course Map

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).

Contact:   (218) 820-9000
Email:   TriRaceDirector@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 28, 2016
Fees/Admission:  

$60 through July 31
$70 through August 15
$80 after August 15

All profits going to the youth of the greater community.
Aug 28   Live Music on the Patio at Ernies
Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Click here for the entertainment schedule: http://www.erniesongull.com/html/events.html
Date:   August 28, 2016
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN
 
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Aug 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 28, 2016
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 28   2nd Annual NLYHA Golf Tournament
Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association will be holding its first annual golf tournament on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Deacon’s Lodge in Breezy Point.  The event will be a four person scramble with a shot-gun start at 1:00 pm with a BBQ dinner and awards banquet following.  The proceeds will be used for a dehumidification system at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby, which is one of the two rinks we utilize as an association for practices and games.  Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-driven organization serving 250 players across the school districts and communities of Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus.
Date:   August 28, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlakeslightning.com
Location:   Deacon's Lodge, Breezy Point, MN
Email:   northernlakeslightning@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 28, 2016
1:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Individual Golfer $125.00
Foursome: $500
Sponsorship Information
Aug 28   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   August 28, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Aug 28   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   August 28, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Aug 29   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   August 29, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 30   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   August 30, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 30   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

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

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   August 30, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 30   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   August 30, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Aug 30   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   August 30, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Aug 30   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   August 30, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Aug 30   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   August 30, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Aug 31   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   August 31, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 31   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   August 31, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 31   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   August 31, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Aug 31   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   August 31, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Sep 01   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   September 1, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 01   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 01   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!
The Northern Railroad Trackers is our host, located just south of the Crosslake Dam on County Road 3.  Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to check out the model railroad displays, enjoy a cup of coffee and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
 
Date:   September 1, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Northern MN Railroad Heritage Assn.
Home of the Northern Trackers
35170 CR 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027 or 218-251-6323
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, Sept 1, 2016
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
Sep 01 - Sep 02   The Teehive Huge Liquidation Sale
The Teehive has cleared out all it's over stock and extra inventory for one HUGE sale! T-shirts, sweatshirts, polos, jackets, with names brands like Carhartt, Under Armour, American Apparel and so much more! 
Date:   September 1, 2016 - September 2, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.theteehive.com
Location:   7847 College Road
Baxter
Across from Just For Kix offices
Contact:   The Teehive, (218) 454-4483
Email:   jerad@theteehive.com
Date/Time Details:   September 1-2, 2016
8 am - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Prices as low as $0.50 on select items!
Sep 01   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 1, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 01   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   September 1, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Sep 02 - Sep 04   25th Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout
A wild Labor Day tradition at BIR, featuring the grand finale of the Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and thrilling SCCA road racing on the road course. Plus live music and a classic car show. Great way to end summer!
Date:   September 2, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/muscle-car-shootout
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 2 - 4, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Call Raceway for details
Sep 02 - Sep 04   Nimrod Labor Day Bull Bash
Meech Bucking Bulls brings you Nirmod's 14th Annual Labor Day Bull Bash at the Meech Bucking Bull Ranch 2 miles east of Nimrod! Join us for our fun filled family weekend! Watch some of the rankest bulls try to buck off some of the toughest cowboys before the 8 second buzzer! Sign your little cowboy or cowgirl up for some sheep riding, and camp for free right at the ranch, so you can join us at both of our barn dances followed after the live bull riding! Friday ending the night with October Road and Saturday ending the night with Johnny Holm! Along with all Nimrod Town events the whole weekend!
Date:   September 2, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Website:   http://www.meechbuckingbulls.com/LABORDAYBULLBASH.html
Location:   Meech Bucking Bull Ranch
Nimrod, MN
Contact:   Heidi, 218-639-3673
Email:   hhodgden@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   September 2 & 3, 2016
Starts at 7 pm
Sep 02   Live Music on the Patio at Ernies
Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Click here for the entertainment schedule: http://www.erniesongull.com/html/events.html
Date:   September 2, 2016
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN
 
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Sep 02   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   September 2, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Sep 02   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 2, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 02   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 2, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 02   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 2, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Sep 02   Traveling Art Pub at Gull Dam Brewing

TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! 

TAP gives you the time, supplies and guided instruction to create your very own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED- even if you can't draw a stick figure!

Taste our hand crafted Gull Dam Beers.

What makes our Gull Dam brew better?  First, unlike other breweries using chemically treated city tap water, Gull Dam Brewing uses well water deep from the pure underground aquifers of Gull Lake. Second, each of our brew flavors has some locally harvested ingredients including hops from Brainerd.  Finally, while other breweries filter their beer to increase clarity, we do not filter our Gull Dam brews. Filtering may increase clarity, but the unfortunate resulting consequence?...filtering reduces flavor. Gull Dam Brewing has a top secret method of processing our beer without using a filter, yet beholding to delicious flavor and amazing color and clarity. (Almost sounds like a diamond commercial.)

Gull Dam Brewing. Great times and exceptional craft beer!

Date:   September 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thetravelingartpub.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   The Traveling Art Pub, (218) 851-0838
Email:   travelingartpub@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $40 per person. Included one beer.
Tickets available online.
Sep 02   Sunsets in Paradise Dinner Cruise
Return live performance from Lee "Bone" Sherseth. Lee will be performing some of his original tunes along with some island style music from many different artists. Enjoy the evening dining on a tropical taco buffet, fresh salad, homemade salsas and chips along with a fabulous island desert. Listen to one of the best performers in the area while watching a beautiful sunset.
 
Date:   September 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://destinycruisesllc.com/
Location:   Destiny Cruises
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   (855) 953-3784
Email:   info@destinycruisesllc.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 2, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sep 02   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - The Muddy Water Band

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours:
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   September 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   September 2, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Sep 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 2, 2016
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 03   Ruttger's Fall Fashion Show
Ruttger’s Fall Fashion Show
September 3, 2016 at Noon

Join us for a fabulous luncheon and our exclusive fall fashions! There will be prizes and special store discounts for attendees. $18 per person; $3 from each ticket and $1 from each glass of wine sold will be donated to the Ruttger’s School Reading Fund, a special program that donates to our area elementary schools’ reading initiatives. Tickets are available at ruttgers.com, at the front desk, or at Ruttger's Shops. Call 218-678-4673 for more information.
Date:   September 3, 2016
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com/
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN
Contact:   Miranda Westhoff, Retail Director
Email:   miranda.westhoff@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   September 3, 2016 
Noon
Fees/Admission:   $18/ticket
$3 from each ticket and $1 from each glass of wine sold will be donated to the Ruttger’s School Reading Fund
Sep 03   Live Music on the Patio at Ernies
Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Click here for the entertainment schedule: http://www.erniesongull.com/html/events.html
Date:   September 3, 2016
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN
 
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Sep 03   2016 Crosslake Original Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103
Date:   September 3, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 3, 2016

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Sep 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 3, 2016
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 03   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Timmy Haus

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours:
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm


Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   September 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   September 3, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Sep 03   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music at the last concert of the outdoor summer series.  We've been entertained all summer with a fantastic selection of very entertaining music and tonight's feature is Decade 7, our local favorite!  Steely Dan to Chevy Van music created after Woodstock and before MTV.  Simply, the sound of the 70's will fill the town square for this end of summer concert. 
 
Date:   September 3, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, September 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Sep 04   Live Music on the Patio at Ernies
Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Click here for the entertainment schedule: http://www.erniesongull.com/html/events.html
Date:   September 4, 2016
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN
 
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Live music on the patio every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons. Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Sep 04   Labor Day Sunday Worship
Outdoor worship services take place each Sunday May 29 through September 4 in Crosslake.  A stay in your car or sit in a lawn chair, wear flip flops, pet friendly, come-as-you are worship service.
May 29 - Community Memorial Day Service
June 12 - Blessing of the Animals
July 10 - Classic Car & Biker Sunday
July 17 - Grandchildren Sunday
August 7 - Camp Knutson Sunday
September 4 - Labor Day
Date:   September 4, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Outdoor Worship
14019 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday August 4, 2016
10 a.m.
Sep 04   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   September 4, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Sep 04   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 4, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Sep 04   Maucieri's Summer Music Series
Maucieri's Summer Music Series
featuring Lisa Wenger and her Mean, Mean Men
Come and enjoy our brand new menu and enjoy some fantastic music!
Date:   September 4, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Maucieri's Italian Bistro
34650 CR 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Maucieir's Italian Bistro 218-692-4800
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 7, 2016
7 - 10 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No cover charge!
Sep 05   Zalusky Advanced Riding School at BIR
The Zalusky Advanced Riding School provides riders with opportunities for advanced motorcycle rider training. Riders of all skill levels are welcome as well as all bike types!
Date:   September 5, 2016
Website:   http://advancedridingschool.net
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 5, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Contact Brainerd International Raceway for details.
Sep 06   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 06   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 6, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 06   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 06   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Sep 07   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   September 7, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Sep 07   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   September 7, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

The 2016 Wednesday Night Street Drag dates:
May 4 - With autocross
May 18 - With drifting
June 1 - With autocross
June 15 - With drifting
June 29 - With autocross
July 13 - With drifting
July 27 - With autocross
August 31 - With autocross
September 7 - With drifting

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

Prices
Participant Entry - $25
Spectator Entry - $5
Note: Cash & checks only.

Sep 07 - Sep 10   Brainerd Community Theatre Presents "Clarence Darrow"
A public invitation to a one man show portraying Clarence Darrow and his insights to many issues from the past that we are dealing with today. He will cover such topics as the gap between the rich and the middle class, his progressive thoughts and fearless undertaking of these issues will be brought to life by Patrick Spradlin. Come get to know Mr. Darrow through his humor and sharp eye for the law, and perhaps re-examine your way of thinking.
Date:   September 7, 2016 - September 10, 2016
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Central Lakes College
Dryden Theatre
501 W. College Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   September 7-10, 2016
7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $12.00
Go to website or call to purchase.
Sep 07   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   September 7, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 07   Brainerd Splash Pad Fundraiser
Join us at Cherry Berry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar in Baxter (next to Starbucks) for a fundraising event on Wednesday, September 7, 2016! From 5-8 pm, Cherry Berry is donating 10-20% of all sales to the Brainerd Splash Pad. Come on out, help raise funds, learn about an amazing organization in our community and enjoy some froyo! Invite all of your friends & friends, we hope to see you there!

About this organization: Help us create a healthy, low cost place for families and friends to gather while helping to improve city space and make a positive economic impact. We would like to bring a Splash Pad to Brainerd, MN. This would be a great outdoor alternative for younger children, as it would be centrally located in our town. It poses less risk for drowning (as it it zero depth), also eliminating some of the common problems beaches or lakes can carry (chiggers, swimmer's itch, etc.). Our local business will also thrive with this addition, as it will keep consumers closer to home.
Date:   September 7, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/540018526195316/
Location:   Cherry Berry
15091 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56401
Contact:   Mindy Snyder - GM , (218) 454-2377
Email:   cherryberrybxt@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, September 7, 2016
5-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   10%-20% of all sales will be donated so the price you pay is up to you!
Sep 07 - Sep 08   Camp Confidence Rendevous
Camp Confidence Fishing Follies (limited to 50 persons each night)

Get MORE fishing time this year. Boats will be loaded as anglers arrive. Pontoons and all equipment are provided or you may bring you own lucky fishing gear. LOTS OF PRIZES! Registered participants will get reserved space on the boats.
Date:   September 7, 2016 - September 8, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.campconfidence.com/
Location:   Camp Confidence Learning Center
1620 Mary Fawcett  Memorial Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Confidence Learning Center, 218-828-2344
Email:   sarah@campconfidence.com
Date/Time Details:   September 7, 2016
5 - 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $3.00 per person
MUST RSVP by Monday prior to selected Rendevous
Sep 07   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   September 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Sep 07   CLC Performing Arts Presents Clarence Darrow
CLC performing arts center presents Clarence Darrow, the story of the greatest trail lawyer of the 20th century.
Date:   September 7, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Central Lakes College
Dryden Theatre
Date/Time Details:   September 7
7:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults $12
CLC students $6
Sep 08   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 08   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   September 8, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 08   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 8, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 08   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   September 8, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Sep 08   George Thorogood & The Destroyers at Northern Lights Casino

George's "high-energy boogie-blues" sound became a staple of 1980's rock radio, with hits like his original songs "Bad to the Bone" and "I Drink Alone". He has also helped popularize older songs by American icons, such as "Move It on Over," "Who Do You Love?" and "House Rent Boogie/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer", which became staples of classic rock radio. With his band, the Delaware Destroyers, Thorogood has released over 20 albums, of which two have been certified Platinum and six have been certified Gold. He has sold 15 million albums worldwide. Thorogood and band continue to tour extensively and in 2014 celebrated their 40th anniversary.

Date:   September 8, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Frontage Rd NW
Walker, MN  56484
 
Contact:   1-800-252-7529
Email:   emily.aitken@leechlakegaming.com
Date/Time Details:   September 8, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   $24/$29/$34
Sep 09 - Sep 11   MAP Proving Grounds - BIR
Imports and sport compacts invade BIR this weekend for drag racing, drifting, autocross, lapping, burnout contests, car shows, stage shows and a lot more.
Date:   September 9, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/events/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   1-866-444-4455
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 9 - 11, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Call Raceway for ticket information
Sep 09   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   September 9, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Sep 09   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 9, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 09   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 9, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 09   Watercolor Workshop with Raleigh Kinney
Over the past 35 years, internationally known, Raleigh has enjoyed a reputation of high regard for his plein air works.  He has participated in major art shows and competitions and offers watercolor workshops.  Raleigh will be hosting a 2 day watercolor workshop at Kicks on Route 66 in Crosslake on September 9-10.  Stop in and see Raleigh's beautiful watercolor paintings on display!
Date:   September 9, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com/
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 CR 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   September 9-10, 2016
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days
Fees/Admission:   $200 per person for the two day event
Sep 09   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 9, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Sep 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 9, 2016
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 10   2016 Pedal Pequot In Partnership with the MN DNR "Trail In A Day"

There is nothing better than enjoying a beautiful fall day and celebrating the end of a busy summer. Pequot Lakes, in partnership with the MN DNR, will be celebrating "Trail In A Day" along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  Come enjoy strolling through the Trailside Park in the heart of Pequot Lakes  and observing the bountiful array of hand-made crafts, vendor booths, food wagons, and kids activities or make a stop in Pequot Lakes as you bike the best designation trail in MN!

Event information is added and updated as it becomes available. All events are subject to change. 
                   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9 a.m. -  4 p.m.   Artisans with Hand-Crafted Wares & Vendors on the Trail
Interested in being a vendor? Take a look at our 2016 Crafter Application. 



10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. children participating in Pedal Pequot Lakes and riding the Paul Bunyan trail who do not have a bike helmet or the one they have does not fit properly, they will receive one from Essentia Health.

9 a.m. -  4 p.m. TAP - Traveling Art Pub  Join us under the big tent and paint a picture of the Bobber!


9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Carnival Games for Kids sponsored by the Pequot Lakes Schools PTA. 



9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Bounce House and Root Beer Floats or Hot Chocolate depending on the weather.


Bike, Skate or Walk the Paul Bunyan State Trail
Help the DNR celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Minnesota State Parks and Trails by grabbing your bike, inline skates or walking shoes and heading out to the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Gather your friends and family to join one of the organized rides or rolls, or find your favorite spot on the trail between Lake Bemidji and Crow Wing State Parks and go it alone. We will be celebrating along the whole length of the trail.  So come join us! 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Contact Jenna to learn more!

Are you ready for a challenge? See if you can log 125 miles by Bike, Boot or Boat during 2016! You can accrue miles at any Minnesota state park, state forest, state trail or state water trail—just keep track of how far you go. Use DNR maps for reference or track distance on your favorite mobile app.  Check out their website for more details on the challenge - http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/125/125miles.html

Date:   September 10, 2016
Location:  
Trailside Park (east of Highway 371 and County Road 11)
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce (218) 568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
September 10, 2016
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free community event.





 
Sep 10 - Sep 11   Antiques & Colltibles Booth at Arts & Crafts Fair
Visit the Minnesota Fishing Museum antique and collectibles booth at the Little Falls Art and Crafts Fair.
Date:   September 10, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Website:   http://www.mnfishingmuseum.com
Location:   Downtown Little Falls, MN 56435
Contact:   320-616-2011
Email:   mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com
Date/Time Details:   September 10 and 11, 2016
 
Sep 10 - Sep 11   2016 Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair
The Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair is an award winning Fair that draws over 100,000 people over the 2 day event.  In its 44th year, the Fair has grown to encompass other venues that complement the event. The Lone Eagle Auto Club has sponsored a Car Show & Swap Meet for nearly as long as the Arts & Crafts Fair.
Date:   September 10, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Website:   http://www.littlefallsmnchamber.com/pages/ArtsCraftsFair
Location:   Historic Downtown Little Falls, MN
Contact:   Mary Bednarek, (320) 632-5155
Email:   mary@littlefallsmnchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 10, 2016
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 11, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Always held the weekend after Labor Day
Sep 10   Bike, Skate or Walk The Paul Bunyan State Trail In A Day
Minnesota State Trails have been a major reason that Minnesota was named the "Best Trails State" in the country. Share the camaraderie of biking an organized ride or bike to one of the many celebrations in cities along the trail.
 
Help us celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Minnesota State Parks and Trails by grabbing your bike, inline skates or walking shoes and heading out to the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Gather your friends and family to join one of the organized rides or rolls, or find your favorite spot on the trail between Lake Bemidji and Crow Wing State Parks and go it alone.

Trying for the 125 Miles by Bike, Boot or Boat Challenge? This event can help you add a little distance.

#MNSTATEPARKS         #OnlyInMN
Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://mndnr.gov/125
Location:   The Paul Bunyan Trail
Lake Bemidji State Park to Crow Wing State Park, and the many towns in between.
Contact:   888-646-6367
Date/Time Details:   September 10, 2016
6 am - 10:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 10   Pedal Pequot In Partnership with the MN DNR "Trail In A Day"

There is nothing better than enjoying a beautiful fall day and celebrating the end of a busy summer. Pequot Lakes in partnership with the MN DNR will be celebrating "Trail In A Day" along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  Come enjoy strolling through the Trailside Park in the heart of Pequot Lakes  and observing the bountiful array of hand-made crafts, vendor booths, food wagons, and kids activities or make a stop in Pequot Lakes as you bike the best designation trail in MN!

MN DNR Trail In A Day  -
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/125/index.html
Bike, Skate or Walk the Paul Bunyan State Trail
Help us celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Minnesota State Parks and Trails by grabbing your bike, inline skates or walking shoes and heading out to the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Gather your friends and family to join one of the organized rides or rolls, or find your favorite spot on the trail between Lake Bemidji and Crow Wing State Parks and go it alone. We will be celebrating along the whole length of the trail.  So come join us!
 

Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:  
Trailside Park (east of Highway 371 and County Road 11)
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce (218) 568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
September 10, 2016
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free community event





 
Sep 10   Watercolor Workshop with Raleigh Kinney
Over the past 35 years, internationally known, Raleigh has enjoyed a reputation of high regard for his plein air works.  He has participated in major art shows and competitions and offers watercolor workshops.  Raleigh will be hosting a 2 day watercolor workshop at Kicks on Route 66 in Crosslake on September 9-10.  Stop in and see Raleigh's beautiful watercolor paintings on display!
Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com/
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 CR 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66 218-692-5425
Date/Time Details:   September 9-10, 2016
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days
Fees/Admission:   $200 per person for the two day event
Sep 10   Kids Art Class: The Character of Leaves
Crossing Arts Kids classes take place from 10 am-12 pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month. "The Character of Leaves: Make your own leaf press and pressed leaf animal art" with Alyssa Marvin is the theme for this session.
Recommended for ages 5-13. No pre-registration needed.
Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/kids-events
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
All classes are held in the cafeteria, lower level of the Franklin Arts Center, unless otherwise noted.
Contact:   Franklin Art Center, 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 10, 2016
10 am - 12 pm
Fees/Admission:  
$3 per child/$5 per family for materials donations.  No child will be turned away.due to need.
 
Sep 10   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, September 10, 2016 - October 29, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Sep 10   Second Saturdays at the Crossing Arts Alliance

You may associate our Second Saturdays with our long-running Crossing Flipside Kids programming but did you know that there are also opportunities to visit with featured member artists, trunk shows with visiting artists, workshops for adults, and more?

Mark your calendars for art-filled fun, every Second Saturday at TCAA.

Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/SecondSaturdays
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Sep 10   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://windwaterandwheels.com
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 18, 2016
July 16 and 30, 2016
August 13 and 27, 2016
September 10

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 10   Customer Extravaganza and Workshop
Join us for a special customer event with food, demonstrations and fun!
Doors open at 10:30 for seating and registration for drawings.
Show starts at 11:00 am sharp.
 
Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Across from Zorbaz in the Pineberry Plaza Building
Contact:   Brenda Steidler, (218) 830-9475 cell
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday September 10, 2016
10:30 am doors open
11:00 am Show starts
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
 
Sep 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 10   St. Mathias Far's Field of Dreams Concert with New Sound Underground
Foxfire Festivals Presents New Sound Underground in concert. Jazz/Funk/R&B Fusion/Original from Minneapolis, MN.

St. Mathias - Field of Dreams... a ShrinkRap Production.

Farm opens at 5pm, Show at 7pm
Finnegans Beer, All You Can Eat - Farm Fresh Grub and Free Camping.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thefarmonstmathias.com/
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 54601
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 10, 2016
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Suggested $10 free-will donation
Sep 11   Old Glory Run - Camp Ripley
The Old Glory Run is a patriotic event created to help people show support for those men and women that have and are serving our country. We encourage people of all abilities and disabilities to join us for a wonderful patriotic morning. Join us!
Date:   September 11, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.theoldgloryrun.com
Location:   Camp Ripley
15000 Minnesota 115
Little Falls, MN
Contact:   Maggie: 320-406-4326
Email:   info@theoldgloryrun.com
Date/Time Details:   September 11, 2016 8:30 am - Opening Ceremony 9:00 am 10K Trail Run 9:30 am – 5K Trail Run/Walk 10:30 am – 1K Kids Fun Run
Fees/Admission:   10K & 5k Run/Walk: Postmarked by 9/1: $25, After 9/1 and Same Day: $30 1K Kids Fun Run: Postmarked by 9/1: $15, After 9/1 and Same Day: $20
Sep 11   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 11, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Sep 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   September 12, 2016
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 13   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 13, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 13   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 13, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 13   Business After Hours - Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport

Join Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location east of  Brainerd on Hwy 210.

The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport will be sharing their master plan map and future plans. Businesses that are located on the airport property will be highlighted:

 

  • M & K's Wings Cafe
  • A.W. Research Laboratories
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • North Memorial Air Care
  • Delta
  • NorthPoint Aviation
  • National Car Rental
  • Alamo Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • State Patrol
  • DNR
  • Brainerd Helicopter Service
  • Avionics of Minnesota

M & K's Wings Cafe will be providing delicious appetizers with White Glove Service by the Civil Air Patrol. Attendees will be able to tour the secure areas of the airport and view variety of aircraft on the ramp.

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

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

Date:   September 13, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/airport
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
16384 Airport Road, Ste 5
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, September 13, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Sep 13   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 13, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 13   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 13, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Sep 14 - Dec 14   2016 Blue Ox Business Academy Supervisor Advantage - fall session
The Blue Ox Business Academy's Supervisor Advantage program trains business managers in the hands-on skills required to effectively supervise and motivate a successful team.

Through a series of four interactive half-day sessions over four months, participants learn the functional skills to be effective supervisors and leaders of high-performing teams. The program also reserves time to share experiences and develop a valuable network of local peers.

The Supervisor Advantage is designed for small business owners and long-time managers as well as those who have been newly appointed to a supervisory role but haven't had formal training. To ensure value for sponsoring organizations, participants work with their real-world supervisor (when applicable) to develop and track goals between training sessions.


SESSION 1 - September 14
Leadership Introduction & Application
  • Leadership traits & styles
  • Supervising diverse teams & former peers
  • Management vs. leadership

SESSION 2 - October 12
Securing an Accountable Team
  • Effective recruiting
  • Interviewing
  • Supervision for increased accountability
  • Recognition & retention strategies

SESSION 3 - November 9
Employee Engagement & Performance
  • Employee engagement
  • SMART goals
  • Performance reviews
  • Terminations

SESSION 4 - December 14
Teams & Conflict Management
  • Team-building & pitfalls
  • Diagnosing & defusing conflict
  • Managing difficult employees
  • Course capstones & certificate presentation

PAYMENT AND SCHOLARSHIPS:
The Supervisor Advantage is only offered to Chamber members and limited to 25 participants. An investment of $550 includes meals and course materials. Nonprofits or businesses with fewer than 10 employees receive a 25% discount. Through the support of Anderson Brothers Construction, scholarships are available to any organization. Information about how to apply for a scholarship is on the application. Upon being accepted into the program, the participant's business/organization will receive an invoice for the program fee. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
In order to apply, you must download, save, and fill in this PDF application. Completed applications should be emailed to Jenna Crawford at jenna@pequotlakes.com. The deadline to apply is 5 P.M. on Wednesday, August 31. 

Any questions about the program or application process can be directed to Jenna Crawford: jenna@pequotlakes.com or 218.568.8911.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. Bruce Miles is the owner & CEO of the Big River Group, LLC.  He has also been an Assistant Professor & taught Graduate & Doctoral coursework in the areas of leadership, research, planning, finance & personnel.  He is a national-level presenter and trainer in the areas of strategic planning, organizational improvement, organizational conflict, & difficult employees.
 
Date:   September 14, 2016 - December 14, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:  
All sessions will be held in the CTC Room at the Brainerd Chamber Administrative Office (424 West Washington Street).
 
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218.568.8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30AM to 1:00PM on the following Wednesdays:
Sept. 14
Oct. 12
Nov. 9.
Dec. 14

 
Fees/Admission:   The Supervisor Advantage is only offered to Chamber members and limited to 25 participants. An investment of $550 includes meals and course materials.
Sep 14   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   September 14, 2016
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 14   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   September 14, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 14   2016 United Way Chili Cook-off
Unleash your inner hero at the 2016 United Way Chili Cook-off. Cast your vote for the community choice award.
Date:   September 14, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.unitedwaynow.org
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lindsey, 218-829-2619
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:   September 14, 2016
11:30 am - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Sample a variety of chili for $7
Pre-sale tickets are $5
Free ice cream cone provided by CTC
Sep 14   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   September 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Sep 15   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 15 - Sep 18   Bassmaster Championship Elite Series
BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES ON MILLE-LACS.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs is the host for the "2016 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship. This is the ultimate event in the Bassmaster Elite Series. Some of the best anglers in the country will fish the Mille Lacs Lake.
Date:   September 15, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://FishMilleLacsLake.com
Location:   Host location is Grand Casino Mille Lacs Casino
777 Lady Luck Drive
Onamia, MM 56359
Contact:   Grand Casino Mille Lacs, 1-800-626-5825
Email:   GRContactGCML@grcasinos.com
Date/Time Details:   September 15 - 18, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free to watch and attend.
Sep 15   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 15, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 15   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   September 15, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Sep 15   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   September 15, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Sep 15   Employment Retirement and Beyond Forum

Lakeland Public Television and The Center will present Employment Beyond Retirement: Are you ready for what’s next? Members of the panel will make short presentations followed by your questions. The free event will be 5:30 to 7 pm Sept. 15 at The Center, 803 Kingwood St. Brainerd.
Members of the panel:

 

  • Sue Hilgart - Program Manager Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program.
  • Marcia Ferris - Lutheran Social Service. Program Manager, Senior Corps: Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions.
  • Dr. Stephen Frawley - Organization Development Consultant. Provided career transition services for individuals affected by the Brainerd Paper Mill shutdown.
Date:   September 15, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   September 15, 2016
5:30 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 16   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   September 16, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Sep 16   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 16, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 16   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 16, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 16   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 16, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Sep 16   Minnesota Design Team - Crosslake
The Minnesota Design Team (MDT)  is coming to Crosslake September 16-17, 2016 with architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, and other experts in design and community development. MDT volunteers help communities around Minnesota develop shared visions with physical and environmental designs.
 
They need your ideas, comments and creativity!
Join us on Friday, Sept.16 at 5:30 at Crosslake Lutheran Church for a free Community Lasagna Dinner and visit with the team followed by a community meeting.  
Then make plans to attend the unveiling of their vision on Saturday, Sept
17 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dam Site .  Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to roast a S'more and the MDT final presentation is 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Date:   September 16, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
5:30 p.m. - Free Community Lasagna Dinner
6:30 - 8 p.m. - Community meeting facilitated by MDT

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016
6:30 p.m. - S'more roasting
7:00 -8:30 p.m. - Unveiling of MDT vision

 
Contact:   Crosslake EDA - Patty Norgaard 218-692-5370
Email:   pattynorgaard@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, Sept. 16 - Sat. Sept. 17, 2016
Sep 16   Minnesota Design Team - Crosslake
The Minnesota Design Team (MDT)  is coming to Crosslake September 16-17, 2016 with architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, and other experts in design and community development. MDT volunteers help communities around Minnesota develop shared visions with physical and environmental designs.
 
They need your ideas, comments and creativity!
Join us on Friday, Sept.16 at 5:30 at Crosslake Lutheran Church for a free Community Lasagna Dinner and visit with the team followed by a community meeting.  
Then make plans to attend the unveiling of their vision on Saturday, Sept
17 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dam Site .  Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to roast a S'more and the MDT final presentation is 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Date:   September 16, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
5:30 p.m. - Free Community Lasagna Dinner
6:30 - 8 p.m. - Community meeting facilitated by MDT

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016
6:30 p.m. - S'more roasting
7:00 -8:30 p.m. - Unveiling of MDT vision

 
Contact:   Crosslake EDA - Patty Norgaard 218-692-5370
Email:   pattynorgaard@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, Sept. 16 - Sat. Sept. 17, 2016
Sep 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 16, 2016
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 17   Fall Garden Education Expo
Learn about:
* Fall care for your perennials, trees and shrubs
* How to net/burlap your shrubs for winter
* Planting fall bulbs for spring color and how to force bulbs
* How, what, where, why and when to prune
* Cooking demos with fresh garden vegetables
Date:   September 17, 2016
Website:   http://www.landsburgnursery.com
Location:   Landsburg Landscape Nursery
16460 State Hwy 371
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Landsburg Landscape Nursery, (218) 829-5519
Email:   roger@landsburgnursery.com
Date/Time Details:   September 17, 2016
8 am - Doors open
9 am - Classes begin
2:30 pm - Grand prize drawing. Must be present to win.
Fees/Admission:   Your $35 registration fee also includes morning muffins, mimosas and coffee, a box lunch, a caramel apple snack, and we are giving away 16 door prizes throughout the day plus 1 grand prize at the end!
Sep 17   Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition
All proceeds to benefit BLAECC.
Date:   September 17, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sep 17 - Sep 18   September Craft & Vendor Show
Come check out all the fun crafters and vendors all next to your favorite stores! Follow www.facebook.com/thewestgatemall for updates as vendors are added!
Date:   September 17, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Bri Netter - 320-493-5756
Email:   bri@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 17 through Sunday, September 18, 2016
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 17   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   September 17, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, September 10, 2016 - October 29, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Sep 17 - Sep 18   The Mille Lacs Community Festival - Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Tournament
Grand Casino Mille Lacs is proud to host The Mille Lacs Community Festival during the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Tournament.

Saturday, September 17, noon - 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, noon - 5 p.m.

CALLING ALL VENDORS! If you have something to sell or showcase, we'd love to have you!
10'x10' Booth Spaces Available
  • Rental Fee: $35 for both days
  • Licensing fee: $10
  • Deadline: July 29, 2016
Vendors must be fully self-sufficient including own tables, chairs, tent/canopy and electrical, if needed.

Click Here Vendor Application

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Dayna Pearson at dpearson2@grcasinos.com or 320-532-8175.
 
Date:   September 17, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Grand Casino Mille Lacs
700 Grand Avenue
Onamia, MN 56359
Contact:   Dayna Pearson 320-532-8175
Email:   dpearson2@grcasinos.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 17, 2016
Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors: $35 Booth Fee and $10 License Fee
Sep 17   4th Annual Veterans Rendezvous
Please join us in recognizing those who served during the Vietnam War period from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. In military parlance, a rendezvous is a meeting point used to following an operation. In that tradition, we welcome Veterans, Service members, their families and friends to rendezvous for a day at the St. Cloud VA. It will be a day of comradery, activities, music and information about programs that may benefit you. If you are a service organization and would like to have a vendor space please contact Kerri for more information.
Date:   September 17, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.stcloudva.gov
Location:   St. Cloud VA Health Care System
4801 Veterans Drive
St. Cloud, MN
Contact:   Kerri Schwegel, St. Cloud VA Outreach Coordinator
Email:   kerri.schwegel@va.gov
Date/Time Details:   September 17, 2016
1 - 4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 17, 2016
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 17   Minnesota Design Team - Crosslake
The Minnesota Design Team (MDT)  is coming to Crosslake September 16-17, 2016 with architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, and other experts in design and community development. MDT volunteers help communities around Minnesota develop shared visions with physical and environmental designs.
 
They need your ideas, comments and creativity!
Join us on Friday, Sept.16 at 5:30 at Crosslake Lutheran Church for a free Community Lasagna Dinner and visit with the team followed by a community meeting.  
Then make plans to attend the unveiling of their vision on Saturday, Sept
17 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dam Site .  Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to roast a S'more and the MDT final presentation is 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Date:   September 17, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
5:30 p.m. - Free Community Lasagna Dinner
6:30 - 8 p.m. - Community meeting facilitated by MDT

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016
6:30 p.m. - S'more roasting
7:00 -8:30 p.m. - Unveiling of MDT vision

 
Contact:   Crosslake EDA - Patty Norgaard 218-692-5370
Email:   pattynorgaard@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, Sept. 16 - Sat. Sept. 17, 2016
Sep 17   Crow Wing Paddlers Club
Join us for the last evening of club kayaking for the summer! The Crow Wing Paddlers Club is open to everyone. If you don't have something to paddle on, Wind Water & Wheels can supply you with a kayak, paddle and life jacket for a nominal fee.

Contact Jim @ 612-581-2144 for exact time and location.


 
Date:   September 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.windwaterandwheels.com/kayak-club-the-crow-wing-paddlers/
Location:   Locations vary each trip
Call for details
Contact:   Jim 612-581-2144
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 17, 2016
evening paddle
 
Fees/Admission:   Nominal charge for equipment rental
Sep 18   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   September 18, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Sep 18   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 18, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Sep 20   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 20, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 20   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 20, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 20   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 20, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 20   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 20, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Sep 21   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   September 21, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 21   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   September 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Sep 22   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 22   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   September 22, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (218) 822-7128
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 22   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 22, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 22 - Sep 24   2016 Crosslake Days

Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages including a classic and custom car, motorcycle and tractor show, arts & crafts fair, chili cook-off, kid's activities, live music and much more. Join us and enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors. Crosslake is the place to be September 22-24, 2016. Wear your beads and cash in on sweet and spicy deals from Chamber member merchants all over Crosslake!

2016 Crosslake Days Committee: Chair -Heather Jones - Barstock Liquors and Committee members -  Wendy Jensen, Northland Press - Sherry Gibbons, Servpro of Brainerd and Park Rapids - Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro - Pat Netko, Lake Country Crafts and Cones - Leann Pitzl, Frandsen Bank & Trust, Annette Ecklund  - Crosslake Auto Body

PARTICIPANTS
   CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 
   CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
   CLICK HERE FOR CHILI COOK-OFF GUIDELINES AND PARTICIPATION 
   CLICK HERE FOR CAR/MOTORCYCLE/TRACTOR SHOW APPLICATION
   CLICK HERE FOR ARTISAN CRAFTER REGISTRATION 
Event information is added and updated as it becomes available.
All events subject to change. 

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
9 a.m.         Search for the Missing Chili Pepper using one clue released daily and cash in a a prize basket of goods and services from Crosslake Chamber member businesses including; Cherry Berry-Baxter, Lake Country Crafts & Cones, The Crossfire, Zorbaz

Friday, September 23, 2016
9 a.m.       Search for the Missing Chili Pepper

                  Second of three daily clues released

4 - 8 p.m.  Fall fashion boutique sale, free wine & appetizers
                 
Crosslake Coffee 35522 CR  66

TBD          Live Music
                  Zorbaz 36215 CR 66

7 p.m.       Outdoor Movie at the Crosslake Campground 
                 
featuring  "Star Wars - The Force Awakens"
                  come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!
                  35507 CR 66
            
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.   40th Annual Jul Kaffe Festival Bazaar
                              Crosslake Lutheran Church - 35960 CR 66

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

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  15th Annual Custom & Classic Car, Motorcycle and Tractor Show 
                           Live Entertainment in the Gazebo
                           Maucieri's Beer & Food Garden

                            Crosslake Town Square - 14287 Gould Street  
                            All entries eligible for door prizes 
                            9 a.m. Registration   
                            10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Public viewing
                           2:30 p.m. Awards Announced


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

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Bungee Jump Trampoline & Sidewalk Sales
                             Lake Country Crafts & Cones - 36084 CR 66

11 a.m.               Yoga Class - bring your own mat & a food item for the food shelf
                            Crosslake Coffee  35522 CR 66
                       
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Crosslake Firefighters Emergency Services Open House
                         
   37028 CR 66

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

  • Crosslake Coffee
  • Lake Country Crafts & Cones
  • The Crossfire
  • Zorbaz-Crozzlake
12 - 3 p.m.        Bon-fire, S'mores and lawn games with Bobber the Water Safety Dog
                    
 US Army Corp Crosslake Campground - 35507 CR 66

2 p.m.               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 Museum - 35404 CR 3

TBD                 Live Music
                         Zorbaz  36215 CR 66


2015 Crosslake Days Chili Cook-off Winners
Judges Choice
#1 -  Edina Realty
                           #2 - RiverWood Bank
                           #3 - BlackRidgeBANK
                           #4 - Nordic Haus

Peoples Choice #1 - RiverWood Bank
                            #2 - Edina Realty
                            #3 - Itasca Leathergoods and Manhattan's (tie)

2015 Crosslake Days Custom and Classic
Peoples Choice Car - Greg Holt - 1966 Ford GT350 Hertz Shelby Mustang
Peoples Choice Truck - Steve Stark - 1955 Military Willys M38A1
Peoples Choice Motorcycle - Rob McKenna - 2005 American Iron Horse Slammer
Peoples Choice Tractor - Bob Despot - 1947 Case Model D
Entrants Choice - Trevor Yoho - 1960 Plymouth Fury

                         











   
Date:   September 22, 2016 - September 24, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM
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 22-24, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Purchase $5 souvenir Chili Beads for deals from these Chamber member businesses! Valid 9-22 thru 9-24 unless otherwise noted.
Cherry Berry - Baxter - 20% off entire purchase
Crosslake Coffee - .50 off choice of coffee; 2 for $1 cookies
Grand Champion Meats - Buy 3 get 1 Free snack sticks and jerky
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - free small cup of Stonehouse Coffee
Zorbaz - Crozzlake - $3 Pounders

 
Sep 22   Truth & Lore Motor Coach History Tour
Calling all history buffs! Climb aboard the Truth & Lore Motor Coach History Tour Thursday, September 22 from 1 - 4 pm. Ride in air conditioned comfort in a luxury motor coach, tour part of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway with guided narration, and see a slideshow relating the vast and varied stories of the area, combining recorded history with the locals' best myths and legends including Paul Bunyan himself.

Touring the SE side of the Scenic Byway you'll see Crosslake and Manhattan Beach. Visit creeks, rivers, lakes, forests, natural trails and parks. Explore the Paul Bunyan Exhibit Room and US Army Corps learning center.
Date:   September 22, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.paulbunyanscenicbyway.org/
Location:   Tour starts and ends at Antler's Restaurant in Breezy Point.
7891 Co Rd 11
Breezy Point, MN 56472


Touring the SE side of the Scenic Byway you'll see Crosslake and Manhattan Beach
Contact:   218-543-4714
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 22, 2016
1 - 4pm
Fees/Admission:   $35
Sep 22   BusinessNOW Co-Hosted by Executive Express and Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
Join Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes and Executive Express for their BusinessNOW Social Event on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes is a new stop for Executive Express. 

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Mix a little business with pleasure! As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is appreciated.
 
Date:   September 22, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  
Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
6967 Lake Forest Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 22, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 23 - Sep 25   BIR CRA Superbike Racing & IWA Watercross

A wild weekend with the Central Roadracing Association on the road course for three days of Superbike racing. The IWA is on Lake BIR for two days of snowmobiles racing on open water.

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

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

Date:   September 23, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/ca-superbike-racing & brainerdraceway.com/iwa-watercross
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 23 - 25, 2016
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $50
Fri-Sun $40
Sat-Sun $30
Single Day $20

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 includes tax

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Sep 23   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   September 23, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Sep 23   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 23, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 23   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 23, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 23   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 23, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Sep 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 23, 2016
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 23   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
We're hosting good ol' fashioned Friday night outdoor movies at the US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground this summer!  You bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and we'll provide the popcorn and water.  Each movie title is family friendly and begins at dusk. Come early to enjoy a fun, educational and informational presentation which relates to the movie topic, some may include prizes!

Purchase a $100 Sponsorship and we'll acknowledge you in the movie previews!  We are also seeking donations of water, popcorn and supplies.
Donations are appreciated with 100% of the proceeds used to purchase additional holiday lights and decorations for the Light Up the Dam project.   Light up the Dam is a volunteer non-profit community effort to decorate the US Army Corps Dam and surrounding property for the Christmas season. For more information,  to donate or volunteer for the Light Up the Dam project, please inquire at the Corps office at 218-692-2025.

Fri., June 17 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fri., July 15 - Turner and Hooch
Fri., August 12 - a Bug's Life
Fri., September 23 - Star Wars

(Titles are subject to change)

 
Date:   September 23, 2016
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela Awender US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Friday nights -  June 17 - July 15 - August 12 and Sept 23, 2016
Each movie begins at dusk with an informational presentation 30 minutes prior.
 
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.  Donations appreciated with 100% of the proceeds used for Christmas lights and decorations at the Dam.
Sep 24   2016 Crosslake Lions Flea Market
Enjoy the final flea of the season and cash in on some great end of season sales!  Come early and take advantage of all the events going on around Crosslake as a part of Crosslake Days!  Vendors welcome.
 
Date:   September 24, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   35808 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Doreen 218-838-8219
Email:   dsgallaway@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Sept 24, 2016
8 am - 4 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors call for pricing
Sep 24   Jul Kaffee Fest - Crosslake Lutheran Church 40th Annual Bazaar

The 40th annual Jul Kaffe Fest Bazaar will be held in conjunction with Crosslake Days on Saturday, September 24 from 8:30 am – 2 pm at Crosslake Lutheran Church, 35960 County Road 66 in Crosslake, MN. 

A wide variety of sewn, painted, knitted and crocheted items, as well as Fall and Christmas décor/gifts, hand stamped greeting cards, jewelry, gift baskets, plants and many other craft items will be available. You will also find doll clothes, beds, and accessories that will fit American Girl like dolls. For your sweet tooth there will be Ye Olde Candy Shoppe and Bakery. 

Enjoy a special Scandinavian Meatball Lunch served 10:30 until gone.   Large plate-$8.50 or Small plate $6.50.
All proceeds from this sale to benefit many local charities and missions!

Date:   September 24, 2016
Time:   08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church, 218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 26, 2015
8:30 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   $8.50 or $6.50 for lunch
All proceeds from this sale to benefit many local charities and missions!
Sep 24   Stay Active! Get Involved! Have Fun!
Join the Westgate Mall along with local businesses and organizations to find fun ways to fill your Fall and Winter with fun activities for family time, a fun night out with friends or to keep yourself busy!
Date:   September 24, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/294155914252250/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brianna Netter, 320-493-5756
Email:   bri@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 24, 2016
10 am - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 24   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   September 24, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, September 10, 2016 - October 29, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Sep 24   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   September 24, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Sep 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 24, 2016
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 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   September 25, 2016
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 25   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   September 25, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Sep 25   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 25, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Sep 27   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 27, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 27   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 27, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 27   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 27, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 27   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 27, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Sep 28   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   September 28, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 28   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   September 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Sep 29   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   September 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Sep 29   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 29, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 29 - Oct 02   MN Fishing Museum Garage Sale
MN Fishing Museum Garage Sale will be held at the museum parking lot and garage.
Date:   September 29, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://wwwmnfishingmuseum.com
Location:   Minnesota Fishing Museum
304 West Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345
Contact:   Minnesota Fishing Museum & Education Center, 320-616-2011
Email:   mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday & Friday September 29 & 30, 2016
8 am - 6 pm

Saturday  October 1, 2016   
9 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
We will also accept donations, please call to arrange.
Sep 29   Traveling Art Pub - Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Eat, Drink, Create & Socialize with The Traveling Art Pub at Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Thursday, September 29th
6 - 8:30 pm
$35 per person

Check mblodge.com or thetravelingartpub.com for updates on what you will be painting
Date:   September 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 CR 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381 or thetravelingartpub.com
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 29, 2016
 6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person
Sep 30 - Oct 02   Bracket Racing Series
It's the final two races of the 12-race Bracket Drag Racing Series. This race will determine series champions in 10 racing classes so the competition will be intense. Eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, with Test & Tune on Friday.
Date:   September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racomg-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   September 30 - October 2, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Call Raceway for ticket information
Sep 30   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   September 30, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Sep 30   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 30, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 30   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   September 30, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Sep 30   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   September 30, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Sep 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 30, 2016
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 01   Made in MN at the Westgate Mall
Support MN crafters and business owners at the MADE IN MINNESOTA Show! Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 am - 6 pm. Interested in being a Vendor? Contact bri@lexingtonco.com or 320-493-5756 (call or text)
Date:   October 1, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brianna Netter, (218) 828-1668
Email:   bri@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   October 1, 2016
10 am - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Oct 01   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 1, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, September 10, 2016 - October 29, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 01   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 1, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 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:   October 1, 2016
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 02   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 2, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 02   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 2, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Oct 04   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 4, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 04   Brainerd and Baxter Candidate Forum
Make an informed choice at the polls by attending our 2016 Brainerd and Baxter Candidate Forum. All City Council and Mayoral candidates have been invited to the event. This interactive panel discussion will include opportunities to ask questions and become engaged in the future of the Lakes Area. Advance registration is required.

Two registration options are available:
  • Attendance with Breakfast (includes continental menu and coffee) $15.00
  • Attendance only (no breakfast) $0
2016 Candidate Forums are brought to you by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Brainerd Dispatch, League of Women Voters, Rosenmeier Center for State & Local Government and Lakeland Public Television.



Also make plans to attend our State Legislative Candidate Forum at 7:00 p.m. on October 11, 2016 at the Central Lakes College Chalberg Theatre. The legislative forum requires no registration. It is free and open to the public.
 
Date:   October 4, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
6967 Lake Forest Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan, Events & Communications Manager Brainerd Lakes Chamber 218-822-7119
Email:   sgallgian@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 4, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $0   Attendance Only (no breakfast)
$15 Attendance with Breakfast
Oct 04   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 4, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 04   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 4, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 04   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 4, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Oct 05   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   October 5, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Oct 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:   October 5, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Oct 05   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   October 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Oct 06   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 06   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 6, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 06   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   October 6, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Oct 07   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 7, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 07   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 7, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 07   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 7, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Oct 07   Traveling Art Pub at Gull Dam Brewing

TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! 

TAP gives you the time, supplies and guided instruction to create your very own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED- even if you can't draw a stick figure!

Taste our hand crafted Gull Dam Beers.

What makes our Gull Dam brew better?  First, unlike other breweries using chemically treated city tap water, Gull Dam Brewing uses well water deep from the pure underground aquifers of Gull Lake. Second, each of our brew flavors has some locally harvested ingredients including hops from Brainerd.  Finally, while other breweries filter their beer to increase clarity, we do not filter our Gull Dam brews. Filtering may increase clarity, but the unfortunate resulting consequence?...filtering reduces flavor. Gull Dam Brewing has a top secret method of processing our beer without using a filter, yet beholding to delicious flavor and amazing color and clarity. (Almost sounds like a diamond commercial.)

Gull Dam Brewing. Great times and exceptional craft beer!

Date:   October 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thetravelingartpub.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   The Traveling Art Pub, (218) 851-0838
Email:   travelingartpub@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $40 per person. Included one beer.
Tickets available online.
Oct 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:   October 7, 2016
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 08   Miss Brainerd Lakes United States Pageant
An official preliminary to the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant, and then on to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant, the Miss Brainerd Lakes/Miss Central Lakes Organization has a rich history of empowering young women to achieve their dreams and goals. The Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Program, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit corporation that awards thousands of dollars of scholarships each year to our local young women who compete for the titles of Miss Brainerd Lakes, Miss Central Lakes, and Miss Brainerd Lakes Outstanding Teen.
Date:   October 8, 2016
Website:   http://missbrainerdlakes.weebly.com/
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak St.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Cyndi Kalenberg, 218-963-7469
Email:   cyndikalenberg@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Oct. 8, 2016
4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15.00
http://missbrainerdlakes.weebly.com/ticket-sales.html
Oct 08   Warrior Homecoming Run
Kick off your Homecoming weekend and participate in the annual 5K/10K run/walk whose proceeds benefit Nordic Ski and the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation. This event has some great additions including a 10K and a flat, beautiful course!

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, Karma Race Management and the Brainerd Nordic Ski Team are excited to provide you with a beautiful race along the Mississippi River. So, pull out your Brainerd Warrior gear and kick off your homecoming weekend with some old fashioned competition!
Date:   October 8, 2016
Website:   http//:bpsf.org
Location:   Kiwanis Park
1101 East River Road
and
Don Adamson Field, East River Road behind Brainerd High School
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-454-6921
Email:   info@bpsf.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 8, 2016
Fees/Admission:   5K Student $20 ($30 Race Day)
Adults $25 ($35 Race Day)
10K Students $25 ($35 Race Day)
Adults $30 ($40 Race Day)
Oct 08   Kids Art Class: Fall Arty Party
Crossing Arts Kids classes take place from 10 am - 12 pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month. This month the class will enjoy "A Fall Arty Party."  Recommended for ages 5-13. No pre-registration needed.
Date:   October 8, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/kids-events
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
All classes are held in the cafeteria, lower level of the Franklin Arts Center, unless otherwise noted.
Contact:   Franklin Art Center, 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 8, 2016
10 am - 12 pm
Fees/Admission:  
$3 per child/$5 per family for materials donations.  No child will be turned away.due to need.
 
Oct 08   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 8, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, September 10, 2016 - October 29, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 08   Second Saturdays at the Crossing Arts Alliance

You may associate our Second Saturdays with our long-running Crossing Flipside Kids programming but did you know that there are also opportunities to visit with featured member artists, trunk shows with visiting artists, workshops for adults, and more?

Mark your calendars for art-filled fun, every Second Saturday at TCAA.

Date:   October 8, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/SecondSaturdays
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Oct 08   Gull Dam Oktoberfest

Largest Northern Minnesota Oktoberfest Celebration! This is one party you will NOT want to miss! Live music, great food and Gull Dam drinking games to the celebration of Oktoberfest! 

Taste our hand crafted Gull Dam Beers.

What makes our Gull Dam brew better? First, unlike other breweries using chemically treated city tap water, Gull Dam Brewing uses well water deep from the pure underground aquifers of Gull Lake. Second, each of our brew flavors has some locally harvested ingredients including hops from Brainerd.  Finally, while other breweries filter their beer to increase clarity, we do not filter our Gull Dam brews. Filtering may increase clarity, but the unfortunate resulting consequence – filtering reduces flavor. Gull Dam Brewing has a top secret method of processing our beer without using a filter, yet beholding to delicious flavor and amazing color and clarity. (Almost sounds like a diamond commercial.)

Gull Dam Brewing. Great times and exceptional craft beer!

Date:   October 8, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Gull Dam Brewing, (218) 963-2739
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   Noon - 10 pm
Oct 08   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 8, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 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:   October 8, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 09   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 9, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 09   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 9, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Oct 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   October 10, 2016
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 11   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 11, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 11   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 11, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 11   Business After Hours - Brainerd Dispatch

Join Brainerd Dispatch as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Brainerd. Gain knowledge about the array of services offered at the Brainerd Dispatch while touring the facility.

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

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

Date:   October 11, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerddispatch.com/
Location:   Brainerd Dispatch
506 James St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 11, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Oct 11   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 11, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 11   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 11, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Oct 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:   October 12, 2016
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 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:   October 12, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Oct 12   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   October 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Oct 13   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 13, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 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:   October 13, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Oct 13   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 13, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 13   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   October 13, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Oct 14   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 14, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 14   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 14, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 14   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 14, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Oct 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:   October 14, 2016
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 15   Fall Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Fall Arts & Crafts Event at BHS features many vendors and refreshments that welcome the season.
Date:   October 15, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://isd181.org
Location:   Brainerd High School
702 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Mary T. Miller, 218-454-6926
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   October 15, 2016
9:30 am until 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Oct 15   Beat Beethoven's 5K & Sonatina Scamper
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra challenges you to Beat the Beethoven 5K on October 15, 2016. Participants who finish the 5K before the last note of the Beethoven 5th Symphony (approximately 31 minutes) will receive a free ticket to one of the HSO season concerts. Advanced registration is $25.00 but $30.00 the day of the race.
Date:   October 15, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://heartlandsymphony.com/events-tickets/beat-the-beethoven-sonatina-scamper/
Location:   Forestview Middle School in Baxter MN
Contact:   Pat Makepeace
Email:   jamesmmakepeace@aol.com
Date/Time Details:   10:00 am on Saturday, October 15, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Advanced registration is$25.00 but $30.00 the day of the race.
Oct 15   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 15, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, September 10, 2016 - October 29, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 15   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 15, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 15   Great Pumpkin Festival

Great Pumpkin Festival sponsored by Brainerd Park and Recreation
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

2015 Activities Flyer
Activities
3-legged races
Sack races
Pumpkin rolling races
Pie throwing event

Pie eating contest
Bouncie slide

Great Pumpkin Coloring Contest - 2015 Coloring Sheet PDF for at home printing

Face Painting

Traveling Art Pub - Canvas Art


Horse rides provided by Outback Trail Rides (small fee)

Food Vendor: Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today

Free hot chocolate, coffee and cider provided by Park United Methodist Church

 

 

 

Date:   October 15, 2016
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  56401
Contact:   Parks & Recreation, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   October 15, 2016
1 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Oct 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:   October 15, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 16   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 16, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 16   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 16, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Oct 18   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 18   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 18, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 18   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 18   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Oct 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:   October 19, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Oct 19   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   October 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Oct 20   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 20, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 20   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 20, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 20   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   October 20, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Oct 20   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   October 20, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Oct 21   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 21, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 21   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 21, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 21   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 21, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Oct 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:   October 21, 2016
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 22   Oktoberfest Arts & Crafts Fair at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Our 31st Annual Oktoberfest! The Arts & Crafts Fair at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge runs 9am-4pm. Food 11am-4pm. Music and entertainment all day.

Stay in the middle of the fun with our Oktoberfest Package (October 21-23, 2016) or just come for the festivities on Saturday and stay for the famous dinner buffets!
Date:   October 22, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com/?nck=8558997517
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN 56444
Contact:   218-678-2885
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   October 22, 2016
9 am - 4 pm
Music and entertainment all day.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Oct 22   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 22, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, September 10, 2016 - October 29, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 22   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 22, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 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:   October 22, 2016
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 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   October 23, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Oct 23   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 23, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 23   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 23, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Oct 25   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 25, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 25   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 25, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 25   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 25, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 25   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 25, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Oct 26   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 26, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Oct 26   2016 Brainerd Lakes Chamber Celebration of Excellence Annual Dinner
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to celebrate your fellow Chamber Members' accomplishments, recognize our outstanding volunteers and congratulate the recipients of the Business Excellence Award and NEW Business Legacy Award at the Celebration of Excellence Annual Dinner on Wednesday, October 26, at Cragun's Resort. The evening's activities will begin with a social hour at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy visiting with old friends, making new acquaintances and sharing your business success stories!


LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE GRADUATION
After you've enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Cragun's top chefs, the Blue Ox Academy Leadership Experience Class of 2016 will be recognized. T
he Leadership Experience is a this nine-month program (10 full days!) develops and inspires emerging leaders through compelling experiences that help them better understand themselves and their connections to a thriving community. Click here to learn more about the program and Class of 2016. 

The goal of the Blue Ox Business Academy is to deliver high-quality, affordable, and convenient training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed. Established in 2015, the Academy is a partnership between the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and Anderson Brothers Construction.


BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD
Every year the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce recognizes an outstanding business for its entrepreneurial 

spirit and accomplishments. The Business Excellence Award shines the spotlight on one Brainerd Lakes Chamber member who has displayed our values in the following ways: Leadership, Workforce, Innovation and Community. The Brainerd Lakes Chamber will present the Business Excellence Award to the fifth recipient and will celebrate their business' success! Past recipients include:
  • Grand View Lodge (2012)

  • Crosswoods Golf (2013)

  • Widseth Smith Nolting (2014)

  • Ultra Paws LLC (2015)


BUSINESS LEGACY AWARD

New for 2016! The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce will present its highest honor to an individual who has achieved exceptional business success in his or her lifetime. We seek to recognize inspiring leadership that transcends business and leaves a legacy of community and economic vitality for generations to come. The Brainerd Lakes Chamber's inaugural Business Legacy Award will be presented to an extraordinary individual who embodies these criteria: Leadership, Workforce, Innovation and Community.

The deadline for these award applications/nominations has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted the names of some very worthy businesses and individuals! The award recipients will be announced in August. 

 
Date:   October 26, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:  
Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
5 p.m. - Social
6:30 p.m. - Plated dinner
7:30 p.m. - Celebration of Excellence program
Fees/Admission:   Dinner $40 / person
Sponsor Opportunities:
Table Sponsor $500
Centerpiece Sponsor $100
Oct 26   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   October 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Oct 27   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   October 27, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Oct 27   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   October 27, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (218) 822-7128
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Oct 27   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 27, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 27   Traveling Art Pub - Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Eat, Drink, Create & Socialize with The Traveling Art Pub at Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Thursday, October 27
6 - 8:30 pm
$35 per person

Check mblodge.com or thetravelingartpub.com for updates on what you will be painting
Date:   October 27, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 CR 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381 or thetravelingartpub.com for more information
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday October 27, 2016
 6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person
Oct 28   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 28, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 28   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   October 28, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Oct 28   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 28, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Oct 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 28, 2016
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 29   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 29, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, September 10, 2016 - October 29, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 29   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 29, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 29, 2016
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 30   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
Corn maze at The Farm on St. Mathias.
Date:   October 30, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, September 11, 2016 - October 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 Adults
$4.50 Children 3 - 11 years old
Free Children 2 years old and younger
Oct 30   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   October 30, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Nov 01   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 01   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 01   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Nov 02   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   November 2, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Nov 02   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   November 2, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Nov 02   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   November 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Nov 03 - Nov 06   2016 14th Annual Governor's Deer Hunting Opener
Celebrating Minnesota's Deer Hunting Tradition in Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point!

​Deer hunting season is a special time in Minnesota bringing together friends and families to share in a special and long-held tradition.  This popular sport is part of the fabric of our state's culture.  Half a million Minnesotans will be sharing this tradition throughout the state this November 5th. 

To honor the great deer hunting tradition, educate our youth and promote ethical hunting practices, Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Explore Minnesota Tourism, the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Breezy Point Resort are proud to announce the 2016 14th Annual Minnesota Governor's Deer Hunting Opener celebration.​

Many activities will take place during this year's celebration, taking place November 3rd - 6th.  Throughout this event we will be focusing on community participation, and promoting the importance and excitement of the hunt - not only for herd management, but also for Minnesota's economy.

Join us in this year's celebration of our deer hunting heritage!

Sponsors:
This event is funded solely by sponsorships and donations.  It is with your support that we are able to hold the only Governor's Deer Hunting Opener celebration in the nation!  To be a part of this event by becoming a sponsor or a donor please contact Jenna Crawford jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com 218-568-8911.

Hunter Host:
Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point area landowners who want to participate in the 14th annual Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener that happens Thursday, Nov. 3, to Sunday, Nov. 6, can do so by volunteering to be a hunter host.
 
Hunter hosts will help promote Minnesota’s deer hunting tradition and the Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point area by allowing visiting media and others to hunt their land. Minnesota’s general firearm deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 5.

Hunter Hosts receive a complementary ticket to the Governor's Deer Hunting Opener Welcome to Camp Banquet on Thursday, November 3. Click Here for the Hunter Host Application.
Contact Jenna Crawford jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com 218-568-8911.

Expo Exhibit: Booth spaces are available for the Expo which will be held November 3 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Breezy Point Resort. Booth spaces are included with the sponsor packages.
Booth only pricing- $150 Exhibitor and $100 for Non-profit. Prices are not official. Booths are 10'x8' with a 6' table and 2 chairs.


Volunteers: There are many areas of this event that are in need of volunteers. Contact Jenna Crawford jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com 218-568-8911 for dates and times.

Schedule of Events:
Thursday, November 3

 

  • Youth Event at Pequot Lakes Middle School
  • Registration and Check in at Breezy Point Resort
  • Expo at Breezy Point Resort
    • Demonstrations
    • Chef Challenge Cook Off
  • Blaze Orange Photo (lakeside by Dockside)
  • Bad Axe Competition
  • "Welcome to Camp" Banquet at Breezy Point Resort (Dinner Tickets $20/person)
  • "Welcome to Camp Social" at Dockside following the banquet
Friday, November 4
 
  • Breakfast Buffet at Breezy Point Resort
  • Live Radio Broadcasting at Breezy Point Resort
Saturday, November 5
 
  • Continental Breakfast at Breezy Point Resort
  • Good Luck Hunting!

2016 MN Governor's Deer Hunting Opener Website: http://www.mngovernorsdeeropener.com/



 
Date:   November 3, 2016 - November 6, 2016
Location:   Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472

Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce
31895 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Jenna Crawford, Director of the Pequot Lakes Chamber 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday - Sunday
November 3 - 6, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $20 per Person - "Welcome to Camp" Banquet
Nov 03   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 03   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   November 3, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Nov 04   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 4, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 04   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 4, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Nov 04   Traveling Art Pub at Gull Dam Brewing

TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! 

TAP gives you the time, supplies and guided instruction to create your very own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED- even if you can't draw a stick figure!

Taste our hand crafted Gull Dam Beers.

What makes our Gull Dam brew better?  First, unlike other breweries using chemically treated city tap water, Gull Dam Brewing uses well water deep from the pure underground aquifers of Gull Lake. Second, each of our brew flavors has some locally harvested ingredients including hops from Brainerd.  Finally, while other breweries filter their beer to increase clarity, we do not filter our Gull Dam brews. Filtering may increase clarity, but the unfortunate resulting consequence?...filtering reduces flavor. Gull Dam Brewing has a top secret method of processing our beer without using a filter, yet beholding to delicious flavor and amazing color and clarity. (Almost sounds like a diamond commercial.)

Gull Dam Brewing. Great times and exceptional craft beer!

Date:   November 4, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thetravelingartpub.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   The Traveling Art Pub, (218) 851-0838
Email:   travelingartpub@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $40 per person. Included one beer.
Tickets available online.
Nov 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   November 4, 2016
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 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   November 5, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 06   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 6, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Nov 08   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 08   Business After Hours - The Traveling Art Pub

Join the The Traveling Art Pub as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Brainerd.

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

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

Date:   November 8, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thetravelingartpub.com/
Location:   The Traveling Art Pub
502 South 6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 11, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Nov 08   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 08   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Nov 09   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   November 9, 2016
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 09   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   November 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Nov 09   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   November 9, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Nov 10   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 10   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   November 10, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Nov 10   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   November 10, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Nov 11   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 11, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 11   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 11, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Nov 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   November 11, 2016
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 12   Holiday Arts & Crafts Holiday Event
Spring Arts and Craft Festival featuring 150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education.
Date:   November 12, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://isd181.org
Location:   Brainerd High School
702 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Mary T. Miller, 218-454-6926
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   November 12, 2016
9:30 am until 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Nov 12   Kids Art Class: Paper Snowflakes
Crossing Arts Kids classes take place from 10 am-12 pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month. This month the class will enjoy making "Paper Snowflakes" with Holly Rose McKnight. Recommended for ages 5-13. No pre-registration needed.

 

Date:   November 12, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/kids-events
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
All classes are held in the cafeteria, lower level of the Franklin Arts Center, unless otherwise noted.
Contact:   Franklin Art Center, 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, November 10, 2016
10 am - 12 pm
Fees/Admission:  
$3 per child/$5 per family for materials donations. No child will be turned away.due to need.
 
Nov 12   Non-Profit Day at Westgate Mall
Support and learn about local non-profits that contribute so much to our community!
Contact Brianna if your organization would like to have a booth!
Date:   November 12, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brianna Netter, (218) 828-1668
Email:   bri@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
10 am - 6 pm 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Nov 12   Second Saturdays at the Crossing Arts Alliance

You may associate our Second Saturdays with our long-running Crossing Flipside Kids programming but did you know that there are also opportunities to visit with featured member artists, trunk shows with visiting artists, workshops for adults, and more?

Mark your calendars for art-filled fun, every Second Saturday at TCAA.

Date:   November 12, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/SecondSaturdays
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Nov 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   November 12, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 13   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 13, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Nov 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   November 14, 2016
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 15   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 15   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 15   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Nov 16   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   November 16, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Nov 16   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   November 16, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Nov 17   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 17   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   November 17, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Nov 17   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   November 17, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Nov 17   Traveling Art Pub - Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Eat, Drink, Create & Socialize with The Traveling Art Pub at Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Thursday, November 17
6 - 8:30 pm
$35 per person

Check mblodge.com or thetravelingartpub.com for updates on what you will be painting
Date:   November 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 CR 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381 or thetravelingartpub.com for more information
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, November 17, 2016
 6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person
Nov 18   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 18, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 18   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 18, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Nov 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   November 18, 2016
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 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   November 19, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 20   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 20, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Nov 22   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 22   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 22   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Nov 23   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   November 23, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Nov 23   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   November 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Nov 24   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 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:   November 24, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (218) 822-7128
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Nov 25   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 25, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 25   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 25, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Nov 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:   November 25, 2016
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 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:   November 26, 2016
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 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   November 27, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Nov 27   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 27, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Nov 29   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 29   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   November 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Nov 29   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   November 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Nov 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:   November 30, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Nov 30   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   November 30, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Dec 01   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Dec 01   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   December 1, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Dec 02   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   December 2, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Dec 02   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   December 2, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Dec 02   Traveling Art Pub at Gull Dam Brewing

TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! 

TAP gives you the time, supplies and guided instruction to create your very own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED- even if you can't draw a stick figure!

Taste our hand crafted Gull Dam Beers.

What makes our Gull Dam brew better?  First, unlike other breweries using chemically treated city tap water, Gull Dam Brewing uses well water deep from the pure underground aquifers of Gull Lake. Second, each of our brew flavors has some locally harvested ingredients including hops from Brainerd.  Finally, while other breweries filter their beer to increase clarity, we do not filter our Gull Dam brews. Filtering may increase clarity, but the unfortunate resulting consequence?...filtering reduces flavor. Gull Dam Brewing has a top secret method of processing our beer without using a filter, yet beholding to delicious flavor and amazing color and clarity. (Almost sounds like a diamond commercial.)

Gull Dam Brewing. Great times and exceptional craft beer!

Date:   December 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thetravelingartpub.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   The Traveling Art Pub, (218) 851-0838
Email:   travelingartpub@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $40 per person. Included one beer.
Tickets available online.
Dec 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   December 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Dec 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   December 3, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Dec 04   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   December 4, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Dec 06   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Dec 06   2016 Business Holiday Extravaganza
Make plans to attend the 21st Annual Business Holiday Extravaganza at Town Hall of Madden's Resort on Tuesday, December 6, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. But don't come alone! Invite a guest, your employees, vendors and best customers. Take this opportunity to give them the gift of connection by introducing them to your business associates.

More than 500 Brainerd Lakes Area guests attend this first-class event which will include spectacular holiday decor, fabulous hors d'oeuvres and wine, and networking with area businesses.


This event is $3 for Chamber members, their employees, and the public. Cash bars will be available for purchasing beverages. 

Sponsor information will be coming soon!

Cancelation Policy:
Cancelations must be made in writing via fax at (218) 822-7119 or email to sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com by end of business on Friday, November 25. Refunds not available after this date.
Date:   December 6, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:  
Town Hall of Madden's Resort
CR 77
Lakeshore, MN
Contact:   Sue Galligan Event & Communications Manager 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, December 6, 2016
4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  

$3 for Chamber members and their guests
(Food, drink samples and festivities all included)

Dec 06   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Dec 06   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   December 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Dec 07   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   December 7, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Dec 07   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   December 7, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Dec 07   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   December 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Dec 08   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Dec 08   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   December 8, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Dec 08   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   December 8, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Dec 09   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   December 9, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Dec 09   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   December 9, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Dec 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   December 9, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Dec 10   Second Saturdays at the Crossing Arts Alliance

You may associate our Second Saturdays with our long-running Crossing Flipside Kids programming but did you know that there are also opportunities to visit with featured member artists, trunk shows with visiting artists, workshops for adults, and more?

Mark your calendars for art-filled fun, every Second Saturday at TCAA.

Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/SecondSaturdays
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Dec 10   Kids Art Class: Gifts from Nature
Crossing Arts Kids classes take place from 10 am-12 pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month. This month the class will enjoy ":Gifts from Nature" with Lisa Jordan. Recommended for ages 5-13. No pre-registration needed.

 

Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/kids-events
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
All classes are held in the cafeteria, lower level of the Franklin Arts Center, unless otherwise noted.
Contact:   Franklin Art Center, 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, December 10, 2016
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