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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.
Oct 10 - Dec 31   Lakes Area Manufacturing Alliance Membership
LAKES AREA MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE (LAMA) invites you to join the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Alliance. The 20 members of the alliance have been in existence for 3 years and are heading in a new direction. Under the Brainerd Chamber, LAMA is growing its membership base and offering additional benefits to its members. Consider joining this exciting new committee and networking with area manufacturing companies.

DEFINITION OF A MANUFACTURER:  A Manufacturing business is any business that uses components, parts or raw materials to make a finished good.  These finished goods can be sold directly to consumers or to other manufacturing businesses that use them for making a different product.  Manufacturing is value added production of merchandise for use or sale using labor and machines and tools

LAMA’s Vision & Values are:
  • Promote manufacturing’s economic importance to our region, consisting of the counties of Crow Wing, Cass, Morrison, Todd, Wadena & Aitkin.
  • Promote career opportunities in manufacturing within our region.
  • Provide a method of networking amongst the manufacturers within our region.
  • Provide a central point of contact for communication & collaboration with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, BLAEDC, Bridges Workplace Connection, Enterprise Minnesota, MN DEED, MPMA, Dream It Do It MN, Central Lakes College and other supporting educational and civic organizations.
LAMA’s Goals are:
  • Participate in educational and promotional efforts to raise public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to our region and state.
  • Advance student awareness of manufacturing through participation in Bridges Workplace Connection and Dream It Do It by supporting activities.
  • Provide educational opportunities in STEM related fields of study through Manufacturing Scholarships.
 
Date:   October 10, 2016 - December 31, 2017
Location:  
QUARTERLY MEETINGS:
January 19, 2017 -  8am CLC Room #E203
April 2017 - tbd
July 2017 -  tbd
October 2017 - tbd

Other training and workshop opportunities and a social events may also be scheduled throughout the year.
Contact:   Mary Gottsch 218-822-7117
Email:   mgottsch@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   BENEFITS OF LAMA
  • Networking/Social Events
  • Collaborating
  • Training & Workshop Sessions
  • Workforce Initiatives for both adult job seekers and youth
  • Promotion & public awareness of manufacturing to our region and state.
  • Affiliation with Chamber's government affairs efforts
  • Administrative Support
Fees/Admission:   TO QUALIFY: Your company must be a member of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, or a member of a Chamber of Commerce in your home community.

FEE TO JOIN LAMA
$150.00 Manufacturing Company-  voting member
$50.00 Associate Member - non- voting member (professional services, 
finance, government, education, etc)

 
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:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@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 08   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 8, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 09   Grassroots Concert - Joe Newberry & April Verch
Artists new to the Grassroots Concerts series dominate the fall schedule for five Friday night concerts.

Dawn Stattine, artistic director of the non-profit series stated, "Grassroots Concerts are the non-profit cultural offerings of a small, happy society of largely omnivorous but gentlefolk dedicated to the preservation of live entertainment in vicarious times."
Date:   December 9, 2016
Website:   http://www.rassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar
located in the Journey Church next to Nisswa Elementary School in Nisswa.

5459 Co Rd 18
Nisswa, MN 56468
Date/Time Details:   December 9, 2016
6:30 - doors open
Fees/Admission:   Adult General Admission - $10
Children General Admission - $5 (under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult)
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   Wiggle-A-While Open Play
Do your preschool aged children need a place to get some exercise and play with other children? Parents must stay with their child. You need to purchase a punch card for $10 (children under 1 year old are free)  Punch cards are good for five open play dates.  No one will be turned away because they are unable to afford the fee. Please visit the Early Childhood Center for your waiver.
Date:   December 9, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://blc.isd181.org/teacher-department-websites
Location:   Brainerd Learning Center
Early Childhood Family Education Big Gym
311 10 Avenue NE
Brainerd, MN  5401
Contact:   218-454-5430
Date/Time Details:   Fridays, September 30 - December 23, 2016
(Closed October 21 and November 25)
9:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 for punch card
Dec 09   Holiday Tasting Event - West Side Liquor Baxter
Westside Liquor & Smoke Shop is holding a holiday tasting event. There will be a large selection of fine wines and spirits. Check out their newly expanded selection of craft beers.
Date:   December 9, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.westsideliquor.com/
Location:   Westside Liquor & Smoke Shop
15807 Audubon Way
Baxter, MN  56425
Contact:   218-224190
Email:   mkienitz@westsideliquor.com
Date/Time Details:   December 9, 2016
4 - 7 pm
Dec 09   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 9, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

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 09 - Dec 11   "Sing We Now of Christmas"
"SING WE NOW OF CHRISTMAS"
Featuring a Children's Choir (Friday & Saturday)
Accompanied by Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sarah Aamot Accompanist: Laura Raedeke

Friday, December 9th, 7:30 pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa
Saturday, December 10th, 7:30 pm at The Butler Building in Aitkin
Sunday, Decembr 11th, 3:30 pm at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd
Date:   December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://legacychorale.org/
Location:   Shows in Nisswa, Aitkin and Brainerd
Contact:   218-270-8020
Email:   legacychorale@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, December 9th, 7:30 pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa
Saturday, December 10th, 7:30 pm at The Butler Building in Aitkin
Sunday, Decembr 11th, 3:30 pm at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd
Fees/Admission:   $12.00 Adults/Seniors
Students 18 and under FREE
Tickets also available at the door.
Dec 10   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
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
10 am - 12 pm
Fees/Admission:  
$3 per child/$5 per family for materials donations.  No child will be turned away.due to need.
 
Dec 10   Electronics Recycling Drive
Deerwood Technologies is holding an electronics recycling drive to benefit Deerwood Technologies Scholarship Fund supporting the education of area youth. 

Donation price list:
$.55 per pound for any and all computer towers, monitors, laptops, speakers, keyboards, mice, routers, network hubs, cable boxes, batteries, printers, copiers, fax machines, VCRs, DVD and CD players, radios PDAs & MP3 players, cell phones, telephones, extra cables, digital camera, camcorders, power supplies and transformers.  Also microwaves, small electronics --razors, toothbrushes, hairdryers, curling irons, electric brooms and sweepers.

NO APPLIANCES PLEASE!
Bring old Christmas lights, NO charge.
Accepting Televisions $15 a piece.
Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.DeerTech.com
Location:   Deerwood Technologies
21301 Archibald Rd
Deerwood, MN  56444
 
Contact:   218-534-5357
Email:   info@deertech.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, December 10, 2016
10 AM - 2 PM
Fees/Admission:   $.55 per pound for any and all items
Dec 10 - Dec 11   Professional Santa Photo's, Crafts, Letters to Santa, A Coloring Contest & MORE!
Santa and {Photojenic} Photography Studio & Photo Gallery are opening up the Photo Studio for YOU; with Photo Packages, Crafts, Letters to Santa, A Coloring Contest & MORE! Relax this Holiday Season and leave it to the professionals.

Get your Photo Packages in time for Christmas!
Date:   December 10, 2016 - December 11, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://Photojenic-Photography.net/Santa2016
Location:   Photojenic Photography Studio & Photo Gallery
4464 Main Street
Jack Pine Center, Suite 7
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   {Photojenic} Photography, (218) 232-5878
Email:   Photojenic.Photography.4u@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   December 10-11, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Photo Packages start as low as $14.

Bring a FOOD SHELF item the month of December and receive a coupon for 10% off your next Photo Session.
Dec 10   Holiday Gourmet Lunch & Silent Auction

Holiday Gourmet Lunch & Silent Auction: Dec. 10, 2016  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Old Milwaukee Club, Ideal Corners.
(google map to venue)
https://goo.gl/maps/XcR921JXW422

A fundraiser for Ideal Green Market Co-op. Celebrate local and MN foods, and bid on unique items to give at holiday time!  Just get your ticket at the door. Or buy your ticket early at the Co-op. Silent auction bidders welcome to come and bid on items even if you don't come for the meal.

GOURMET LUNCH $20/plate
Tender Pork Loin, Roasted Rosemary Baby Reds, Caesar Salad and Dessert table

Come for lunch and stay for the silent auction! It's a great opportunity to bring your neighbors and share the bountiful goodness that is Ideal Green Market Co-op.

Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Old Milwaukee Club
35002 CR 39
Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
 
Contact:   Ideal Green Market 218-838-6058
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, December 10, 2016
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $20 per plate at the door or in advance at Ideal Green Market Co-op
Dec 10   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Soup Walk
Join the businesses that are cooking up their favorite soups to share during the eighth annual Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Soup Walk.

Stop in, sample free homemade soups, register for prizes, vote for your favorite and build your own cookbook. Come with your friends for a free lunch and collect all the recipe cards. As always the communities that make up the Cuyuna Lakes invite you to Shop Christmas in the Cuyuna Lakes and enjoy the great value and convenience of hometown shopping.
Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakes.com
Location:   Cuyuna Lakes Area
Contact:   Cuyuna Chamber, 218-546-8131
Date/Time Details:   December 10, 2016
11 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   The soup is free!
Dec 10   The Enchanted Forest
A family affair. Enter into Santa's workshop.
  • Cookies to decorate
  • Hot cider and cocoa for the kids
  • Craft station
  • Gift wrapping station for the kids.
Adults can enjoy a drink, eat, and be merry!
 
Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays and Sundays
November 26-December 24
11 am - 2 pm
Closing at 1:30 on December 10 for a wedding
Fees/Admission:   Free event!
Please bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids!
Dec 10   Holiday House - Santa's Workshop
Get the kiddos and join us in Santa's Workshop. Cookies from the Iron Waffle to decorate. Free hot cider and cocoa for kiddos. Craft stations. Bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids! Gift wrapping stations for kids. Adults can enjoy a drink, eat and be Merry.
Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218-963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday & Sundays November 26 - December 24
11 am to 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 10   Santa's Bobbin' Into Town!

3:30 p.m. Cole Memorial Building
 

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

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Trailside Park
 

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

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Jack Pine Center
 

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

5:00 pm Trailside Park Band Shelter
 

  • Wreaths for the Fallen; Veteran Ceremony


6:00 p.m. Light Up the Night Parade
 

  • On Government Drive from Pro-Build, left onto Main Street, left at 4-way stop.
  • No entrance fee, contact Barb Merritt for info 568-4695.

 
Sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes, Inc.

Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   03:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:  

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

 

 

Contact:   Kim Churack, (218) 821-9758 Barb Merritt, (218)568-4695
Email:   communityactionpl@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Events start at 3:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  
Free Community Event
Open to Business, organizations, and families!
Dec 10   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 10   Tonic Sl Fa - I Still Believe Holiday Show
Tonic Sôl Fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also one of the most successful independent acts in America. The new chapter in the evolution of Tonic Sôl Fa continues.

This Christmas, the Emmy-award winning a cappella group brings their renowned stage show to Brainerd. Enjoy an evening of innovative vocal stylings and holiday cheer!
Date:   December 10, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorum
Washington Education Center
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199, for ticket information
Date/Time Details:   December 10, 2016
7:30 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   Reserved Seating
$20 Adults
$16 Under 18 years
Dec 11   Holiday House - Santa's Workshop
Get the kiddos and join us in Santa's Workshop. Cookies from the Iron Waffle to decorate. Free hot cider and cocoa for kiddos. Craft stations. Bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids! Gift wrapping stations for kids. Adults can enjoy a drink, eat and be Merry.
Date:   December 11, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218-963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday & Sundays November 26 - December 24
11 am to 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event
Dec 11   The Enchanted Forest
A family affair. Enter into Santa's workshop.
  • Cookies to decorate
  • Hot cider and cocoa for the kids
  • Craft station
  • Gift wrapping station for the kids.
Adults can enjoy a drink, eat, and be merry!
 
Date:   December 11, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays and Sundays
November 26-December 24
11 am - 2 pm
Closing at 1:30 on December 10 for a wedding
Fees/Admission:   Free event!
Please bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids!
Dec 11   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   December 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.
Dec 11   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland - Walking Night

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 11, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Special walking night is $3/person.

Dec 12   Pequot Lakes Edward Jones Christmas Open House
You're Invited to a Christmas Open House!

Celebrate the season at our Christmas open house and let us express our gratitude for the privilege of working with great people like you. It's our gift of appreciation to our clients, friends and neighbors who make this community a wonderful place to have a business. We hope you can join us!

Merry Christmas!
Date:   December 12, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://edwardjones.com/meade
Location:   Edward Jones
4461 Main Street
Pequot Lakes
Contact:   Bruce Meade, 218-568-2230
Email:   bruce.meade@edwardjones.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, December 12, 2016
2 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Dec 12   Tree of Life Memorial Service and Lighting Ceremony
Join Essentia Health - St. Joseph’s Foundation for the Tree of Life Memorial Service and Lighting Ceremony on Monday, December 12. The service begins at 4 pm in the River Room on the lower level of Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
 
The community is invited to the service offering family and friends the opportunity to honor a loved one and remember those lost. Scripture reading, music, reading of names, and hanging of a bulb by a family member will be followed by a reception time for sharing and support.
 
The Tree of Life has been a part of family remembrance since 1999. Bulb sponsorship raises funds to provide hospice care and grief support. Each donation will hang a bulb in memory or recognition of a loved one.
 
For more information about the Tree of Life Memorial Service or light donation call David Jeremiason at (218) 828-7362.
Date:   December 12, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.essentiahealth.org/stjosephsmedicalcenter
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph Medical Center
River Room
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   David Jeremiason, 218-828-7362
Email:   davidjeremiason@essentiahealth.org
Date/Time Details:   December 12, 2016
4 - 5 PM
Dec 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   December 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.
Dec 13   Crosslake Community School Winter Music Program
The Crosslake first through fourth graders will be performing "A Season of Partner Songs and Poetry" on Tuesday Dec 13.
 
Please join us for this special event! Everyone is welcome!
Date:   December 13, 2016
Website:   http://www.crosslakekids.org
Location:  
Crosslake Community School
36974 County Road 66
Crosslake
Contact:   Crosslake Community School, (218) 692-5437
Email:   clschool@crosslakekids.org
Date/Time Details:  
December 13, 2016
2 pm and 6 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free
Dec 13   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 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
Dec 13   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 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
Dec 13   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   December 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.
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 14   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 14, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 15 - Dec 19   Little Women - Stage North Theatre
The structure of the play faithfully covers that of the novel, interweaving the lives of the March girls, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy and Laurie, the boy next door, as they grow up happily together - yet the action is contained neatly in one set. All of the overtones of gaiety and the undertones of sadness are here, bringing the story completely to life n a way which is both accurate and dramatically satisfying.
Date:   December 15, 2016 - December 19, 2016
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Stage North Theatre Company, (218) 232-6810
Email:   gary@stagenorththeater.com
Date/Time Details:   December 15, 16, 19, 2016
7:30 pm

December 17 & 18, 2016
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adult $25.00
Child $12.50
Dec 15   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 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
Dec 15   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   December 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!
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 15   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 15, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 16   Coffee & Caring
Here’s a great opportunity for you that Positive is doing! In the spirit of the season, Positive Realty will be teaming up with Coco Moon in Brainerd and Adirondack Coffee in Nisswa. On Friday, December 16, we will be giving you a free cup of coffee at both locations at the times below. We will be donating $500 to the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen and encouraging others to do so as well.
Positive will be accepting donations on behalf of the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen
Date:   December 16, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.positiverealty.com
Location:   Coco Moon    9 am - 1 pm
601 Laurel Street
Brainerd

Adirondack Coffee     2 - 6 pm
25469 Main St
Nisswa
Contact:   Jeremy Johnson, 218-838-0540 Ken Oaks, 218-820-1682
Email:   jeremy@brainerdhomesales.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, December 16, 2016
9 am - 1 pm at Coco Moon
2 - 6 pm at Adirondack Coffee
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Dec 16   Annual Holiday Bazaar at Essentia Health/St. Joseph Medical Center
Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary welcomes the community to their annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 am-4 pm on Friday, December 16. The sights, sounds, and smells of the season will be showcased in the River Room Grille and meeting rooms on the lower level of Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 North 3rd Street, Brainerd.
 
Arrive early for the best selection on the Cookie Walk and skip your baking this year. With the purchase of a tin you will be able to hand select the sweets and cookies to fill it.
 

Hopefully you have made your list and checked it twice…because you will find gift items from crafters showcasing items for personal use and the home during the Holiday Bazaar. There will also be beautifully themed and wrapped gift baskets on silent auction during the entire week of December 12 to 16.
 
All funds raised by this event benefit direct patient care as gifted by the Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary.
 
Date:   December 16, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://://www.EssentiaHealth.org/BrainerdER
Location:   St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7564
Email:   miranda.anderson@essentiahealth.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, December 16, 2017
9 am - 4 pm
Dec 16   Wiggle-A-While Open Play
Do your preschool aged children need a place to get some exercise and play with other children? Parents must stay with their child. You need to purchase a punch card for $10 (children under 1 year old are free)  Punch cards are good for five open play dates.  No one will be turned away because they are unable to afford the fee. Please visit the Early Childhood Center for your waiver.
Date:   December 16, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://blc.isd181.org/teacher-department-websites
Location:   Brainerd Learning Center
Early Childhood Family Education Big Gym
311 10 Avenue NE
Brainerd, MN  5401
Contact:   218-454-5430
Date/Time Details:   Fridays, September 30 - December 23, 2016
(Closed October 21 and November 25)
9:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 for punch card
Dec 16   Coffee & Caring
Here’s a great opportunity for you that Positive is doing! In the spirit of the season, Positive Realty will be teaming up with Adirondack Coffee in Nisswa. On Friday, December 16, we will be giving you a free cup of coffee. We will be donating $500 to the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen and encouraging others to do so as well.
Positive will be accepting donations on behalf of the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen.
Date:   December 16, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.positiverealty.com
Location:   Adirondack Coffee     2 - 6 pm
25469 Main St
Nisswa
Contact:   Jeremy Johnson, 218-838-0540 Ken Oaks, 218-820-1682
Email:   jeremy@brainerdhomesales.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, December 16, 2016
2 - 6 pm at Adirondack Coffee
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Dec 16   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 16, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 16   Rock & Roll Christmas
Rock & Roll Christmas is a Las Vegas-caliber, multimedia, full-production show that mixes an 8-piece band with music, comedy, parodies and even a game show!

Join an all-star cast of musicians as they rock their way through timeless holiday classics and bring new takes on hit songs you didn't even know were holiday classics.

The line-up of musicians is truly legendary asd Pau "Stretch" Diethelm and Ted Manderfield are joined on stage by vocalists Pamela McNeil, Stacy Bauer and Tim Haussner and backed by bassist Mike Zeleny, saxophonist and flutist Mike Kreitzer and drummer Billy Thommes.

You'll hear Christmas standards like Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree, The Little Drummer Boy and many more like you've never heard them perform before!  Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit better than the Rock & Roll Christmas!
Date:   December 16, 2016
Time:   06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Cragun's Centre
11000 Craguns Dr
Brainerd, MN 5640
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   December 16, 3026
6:30 PM Social with cash bar
7:30 PM Show
Fees/Admission:   $25 Adults
$18 Under 18
$13 CLC Students
Dec 17   Wreaths to Honor Fallen Veterans
Veterans buried at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls will be honored with wreaths at a special ceremony. Volunteers will place wreaths on the grave sites. Everyone is invited to come and assist in the wreath distribution.
Date:   December 17, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://wwww.wreathsforthe fallen.org
Location:   Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
15559 Highway 115
Little Falls, MN  56345
Contact:   John Thomas 218-829-6622
Date/Time Details:   December 17, 2016
11 am - 1 pm
Dec 17   The Enchanted Forest
A family affair. Enter into Santa's workshop.
  • Cookies to decorate
  • Hot cider and cocoa for the kids
  • Craft station
  • Gift wrapping station for the kids.
Adults can enjoy a drink, eat, and be merry!
 
Date:   December 17, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays and Sundays
November 26-December 24
11 am - 2 pm
Closing at 1:30 on December 10 for a wedding
Fees/Admission:   Free event!
Please bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids!
Dec 17   Holiday House - Santa's Workshop
Get the kiddos and join us in Santa's Workshop. Cookies from the Iron Waffle to decorate. Free hot cider and cocoa for kiddos. Craft stations. Bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids! Gift wrapping stations for kids. Adults can enjoy a drink, eat and be Merry.
Date:   December 17, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218-963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday & Sundays November 26 - December 24
11 am to 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 17   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 17, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 18   Holiday House - Santa's Workshop
Get the kiddos and join us in Santa's Workshop. Cookies from the Iron Waffle to decorate. Free hot cider and cocoa for kiddos. Craft stations. Bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids! Gift wrapping stations for kids. Adults can enjoy a drink, eat and be Merry.
Date:   December 18, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218-963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday & Sundays November 26 - December 24
11 am to 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event
Dec 18   The Enchanted Forest
A family affair. Enter into Santa's workshop.
  • Cookies to decorate
  • Hot cider and cocoa for the kids
  • Craft station
  • Gift wrapping station for the kids.
Adults can enjoy a drink, eat, and be merry!
 
Date:   December 18, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays and Sundays
November 26-December 24
11 am - 2 pm
Closing at 1:30 on December 10 for a wedding
Fees/Admission:   Free event!
Please bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids!
Dec 18   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   December 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.
Dec 18   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland - Walking Night

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 18, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Special walking night is $3/person.

Dec 20   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 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
Dec 20   Christmas For Kids Wrap Night

CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS ANNUAL WRAP NIGHT

Come help wrap presents for kids in need in our communities. Please bring scissors and pens.

Snacks will be provided by local businesses

We could also use a small group during the day to help set up and do some wrapping. Call Becky to set up for day shift.
Date:   December 20, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Nisswa Community Center
25628 Main St
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Becky (218) 568-6194
Date/Time Details:   5 pm - Until done
Fees/Admission:   Free
Dec 20   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 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
Dec 20   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   December 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.
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 21   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 21, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 22   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 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
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 23   Wiggle-A-While Open Play
Do your preschool aged children need a place to get some exercise and play with other children? Parents must stay with their child. You need to purchase a punch card for $10 (children under 1 year old are free)  Punch cards are good for five open play dates.  No one will be turned away because they are unable to afford the fee. Please visit the Early Childhood Center for your waiver.
Date:   December 23, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://blc.isd181.org/teacher-department-websites
Location:   Brainerd Learning Center
Early Childhood Family Education Big Gym
311 10 Avenue NE
Brainerd, MN  5401
Contact:   218-454-5430
Date/Time Details:   Fridays, September 30 - December 23, 2016
(Closed October 21 and November 25)
9:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 for punch card
Dec 23   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 23, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 24   The Enchanted Forest
A family affair. Enter into Santa's workshop.
  • Cookies to decorate
  • Hot cider and cocoa for the kids
  • Craft station
  • Gift wrapping station for the kids.
Adults can enjoy a drink, eat, and be merry!
 
Date:   December 24, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays and Sundays
November 26-December 24
11 am - 2 pm
Closing at 1:30 on December 10 for a wedding
Fees/Admission:   Free event!
Please bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids!
Dec 24   Holiday House - Santa's Workshop
Get the kiddos and join us in Santa's Workshop. Cookies from the Iron Waffle to decorate. Free hot cider and cocoa for kiddos. Craft stations. Bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids! Gift wrapping stations for kids. Adults can enjoy a drink, eat and be Merry.
Date:   December 24, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218-963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday & Sundays November 26 - December 24
11 am to 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 24   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 24, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   December 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
Dec 25   The Enchanted Forest
A family affair. Enter into Santa's workshop.
  • Cookies to decorate
  • Hot cider and cocoa for the kids
  • Craft station
  • Gift wrapping station for the kids.
Adults can enjoy a drink, eat, and be merry!
 
Date:   December 25, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays and Sundays
November 26-December 24
11 am - 2 pm
Closing at 1:30 on December 10 for a wedding
Fees/Admission:   Free event!
Please bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids!
Dec 25   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   December 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.
Dec 26 - Dec 27   Mount Ski Gull Ski Camps

Have fun learning the basics of skiing or advancing your skills by attending a two day camp for children ages 5-15 years. Choose from 2 camps or attend both!

Camp I -
- December 26 & 27, Monday & Tuesday 9:00-Noon


Camp II -
- December 30 & 31, Friday & Saturday 9:00-Noon

$90.00 ($10.00 off season pass holder)
The camp fees include rental equipment and lift tickets each day, if needed. Adaptive skiing services and scholarships are available by request. Requests must be submitted 2 weeks prior to camp. 

Equipment Pre-fitting:

Camp 1 - Fri, Dec 23 5-7 pm

Camp 2 - Thurs, Dec 29 5-7 pm   

Date:   December 26, 2016 - December 27, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mountskigull.com
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 County Road 77 SW
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218-963-4353
Email:   info@skigull.com
Date/Time Details:   December 26 & 27, 2016
9:00 AM to Noon

December 30 & 31, 2016
9:00 AM - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $90.00 ($10.00 off season pass holder)
Dec 27   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 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
Dec 27   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   December 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
Dec 27   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   December 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.
Dec 28 - Dec 29   Mount Ski Gull Snow Board Camp

Have fun learning the basics of snowboarding or advancing your skills by attending a two day camp for children ages 6-15 years.

December 28 & 29, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00-Noon

$90.00 ($10.00 off season pass holder)

Camp fees include rental equipment and lift tickets each day, if needed. Scholarships are available by request. Requests must be submitted 2 weeks prior to camp. Register early as equipment sizing is limited.

Equipment Pre-fitting:

Snow Board Camp - Tues, Dec 27 5-7pm

Date:   December 28, 2016 - December 29, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mountskigull.com
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 County Road 77 SW
Nisswa, MN  56468
 
Contact:   218-963-4353
Email:   info@skigull.com
Date/Time Details:   December 28 & 29, 2016
9:00 AM - Noon
Fees/Admission:  

$90.00 ($10.00 off season pass holder)

Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 28   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 28, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 29   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 29, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 29   Traveling Art Pub - Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
The Perfect Christmas Gift!!
Eat, Drink, Create & Socialize with The Traveling Art Pub at Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Thursday, December 29th
6 - 8:30 pm
$35 per person

Check mblodge.com or thetravelingartpub.com for updates on what you will be painting
Date:   December 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 for more information
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday December 29, 2016
 6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 30   Mount Ski Gull Ski Camp

Have fun learning the basics of skiing or advancing your skills by attending a two day camp for children ages 5-15 years. Choose from 2 camps or attend both!

Camp II -
December 30 & 31, Friday & Saturday 9:00-Noon

$90.00 ($10.00 off season pass holder)
The camp fees include rental equipment and lift tickets each day, if needed. Adaptive skiing services and scholarships are available by request. Requests must be submitted 2 weeks prior to camp. 

Equipment Pre-fitting:

Camp 2 - Thurs, Dec 29, 5-7 pm   

Date:   December 30, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mountskigull.com
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 County Road 77 SW
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218-963-4353
Email:   info@skigull.com
Date/Time Details:   December 30 & 31, 2016
9 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $90.00 ($10.00 off season pass holder)
Dec 30   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 30, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 31   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   December 31, 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 31   Sertoma's Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time...
A group of Sertoman's set out to create a Holiday Family Tradition like no other. With strong support from our community and the hard work of many volunteers, Winter Wonderland was made a reality.

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.

Date:   December 31, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   218-4LIGHTS
Email:   info@sertomawinterwonderland.com
Date/Time Details:  

2016 SCHEDULE

Hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open Wednesday through Saturday nights starting on Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, December 31, from 5:30 - 8:30.

Special Walking-Only Nights: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18 ($3 per person).

Fees/Admission:  

Advanced tickets are available at the following locations for $10:

Cub Foods

Brainerd Dispatch
Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Baymont Inn and Suites
Days Inn and Suites
Northland Arboretum

 

2016 GENERAL ADMISSION

$15/VEHICLE
$10/ADVANCED TICKETS 

$5/PERSON TO WALK
$50/SMALL BUSES AND LIMOS

Jan 03   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   January 3, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Jan 06   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   January 6, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 06   Mid-Minnesota Buliders Membership Celebration
Members of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association invites members to attend the Membership Celebration/Open House. Installation of the 2017 Board of Directors will take place. 2016 membership awards will be presented.
Date:   January 6, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.midmnba.org
Location:   Roundhouse Brewery
1551 Northern Pacific Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 839-4295
Email:   mmba@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, January 6, 2017
3 - 6 pm
Jan 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   January 6, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 07   3-Way 10K
A family event where you can ski, bike or snowshoe/walk a 10K course. We will be having a relay, for those that wish to make it a 5K. It will be a fun and challenging event for the whole family, while raising funds for two local non-profits, Confidence Learning Center and Northland Arboretum. The event will provide an afternoon of fun and challenge for the whole family to enjoy. You will have the opportunity to snowshoe (walk), ski- (skate or Nordic), or bike (fat tire bike). We will be grooming trails for skiing, biking or hiking with snow shoers paralleling the trail routes.
Date:   January 7, 2017
Website:   http://www.3way10k.com/
Location:   The 3WAY/10K will be held on beautiful Gull Lake, starting at Zorbas on Gull and going across Gull Lake to Ernies on Gull; both located in the heart of the lakes country in Brainerd/Baxter, Minnesota.
Contact:   Sarah Smith, (218) 828-2344 X203
Email:   sarah@campconfidence.com
Date/Time Details:   January 7, 2017
Event starts at noon.
Fees/Admission:   Click here to register.
Jan 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   January 7, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 08   Lakes Area Music Festival - Gabrielian Returns

Esteemed pianist Tanya Gabrielian returns to Minnesota to collaborate with Lakes Area Music Festival Artistic Director, cellist Scott Lykins, and guests in a program working chamber music works of Ludwig van Beethoven and Antonin Dvorak. New York based Gabrielian captivates audiences worldwide with her gripping performances of solo and chamber music repertoire, and as soloists with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Armenian Philharmonic.

Date:   January 8, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2016-2017-winter-series/
Location:  
Lutheran Church of the Cross
5064 Co Rd 13
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Scott Lykins, (585) 355-6868
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   January 8, 2017
2-4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free with donations accepted
Jan 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   January 9, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jan 10   Business After Hours - The Salvation Army

Join The Salvation Army as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 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 encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   January 10, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Salvation Army
208 S 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, January 10, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jan 11   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   January 11, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jan 12   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   January 12, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jan 12   BusinessNOW at Roggenkamp Tax & Accounting
Join Roggenkamp Tax & Accounting at their new office in Crosslake for their BusinessNOW event on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Roggenkamp Tax & Accounting will be offering wine, cheese and drawings for give aways. 

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:   January 12, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:  
Roggenkamp Tax & Accounting
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, January 12, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 12   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   January 12, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jan 12   V.I.P. Party
Come check out our VIP night! Learn about what we do, our products and have some FREE tea! FREE to attend and bring your questions!
Date:   January 12, 2017
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake
Accross from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday January 12, 2017
5:15 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE to attend and bring your questions!
Jan 13   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   January 13, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   January 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 14   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   January 14, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Jan 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   January 14, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 15   BAY Day at Mount Ski Gull
Lift ticket is free when you bring your church bulletin.
Date:   January 15, 2017
Website:   http://skigull.com/
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 Cty Rd 77 SW
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Mount Ski Gull, 218-963-4353
Email:   info@skigull.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, January 15, 2017.
10 am to closing
Fees/Admission:   Regular rental fees apply
Jan 19   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   January 19, 2017
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
Jan 20   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   January 20, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   January 20, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   January 21, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   January 22, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jan 25   BusinessNOW at Brainerd Lakes Curling Association
Join the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club Association at their location in the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds for their BusinessNOW event on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.  

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:   January 25, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Curling Club Association
Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 SE 13th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, January 25, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 25   BAY Rally #66
BAY Rally is geared towards Jr and Sr High students. We have live music, a speaker, and interactive videos.

We are excited about our current season of BAY Rallies for the 2016-2017 school year.  Our theme this year is “MegaPixel; One million reasons”.    Our theme verse is 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)  “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”
Date:   January 25, 2017
Time:   06:45 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdyfc.com/
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dale Kuglin or Samantha Loberg, 218-825-9149
Email:   dale@brainerdyfc.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Fees/Admission:   Free-will offering
Jan 26   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   January 26, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (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
Jan 27   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   January 27, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 27   Dueling Pianos Fishing Extravaganza Kick-off Party
Join us for the 2nd Annual Dueling Pianos Kick-Off Party! We invited Deuces Wild Dueling Piano Show back with a fundraising show that you won't soon forget. There is no other show that kicks off Extravaganza weekend in the way it so deserves! Even if you are not fishing on Saturday, we want to see you here.

Included in the evening are raffles, auctions, and just a whole lot of fun! All proceeds from the Kick-Off Party will be donated back to the Brainerd Warriors Fishing Team and Confidence Learning Center. 

Schedule:
5:30 - Social hour where you can meet some of the biggest names in ice fishing.
6:30 - Plated dinner
7:00 Introduction by the Brainerd Warriors Fishing Team and Confidence Learning Center
7:30 Deuces Wild Dueling Piano Show!
Date:   January 27, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://icefishing.org
Location:   Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468
Email:   chair@icefishing.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, January 27
5:30 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   $50 each - or purchase an entire table for your friends and you!
Limited quantity of tickets are available
Jan 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   January 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 28   Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravganza
Join us January 28, 2017 on Gull Lake. The contest is from Noon - 3 pm. Place in the top 150 and take home a prize. The contest raises money for Confidence Learning Center  and other local charities.
In the early 1990s the Brainerd Jaycees had a desire to develop a signature project—a project that would rally members, raise money for local charities, and provide avenues for individual growth, personal development, and leadership. With the first contest being held in January 1991, it is certain the founders never expected this event would become the world’s largest ice fishing contest and put Brainerd, MN, on the map with a winter event that generates over $1-million in revenue for area businesses and over $150,000 for area charities annually.

 
Date:   January 28, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://icefishing.org
Location:   Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Tickets: tickets@icefishing.org Volunteers: volunteer@icefishing.org Hole Drilling: holedrillers@icefishing.org Marketing: marketing@icefishing.org Vendors: vendors@icefishing.org
Email:   chair@icefishing.org
Date/Time Details:   January 28, 2017
12 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
November 1 - 30, 2016 - $30 exclusively at all Mills Fleet Farm Locations
December 1 - January 28 - $50 at all Mills Fleet Farm Locations and on line at icefishing.org.
Jan 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   January 28, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 29   Lumberjack Jaunt
Brainerd Nordic Ski Club is hosting the Lumberjack Jaunt, citizen ski races for all ages.

9:00 AM Registration and bib pickup - 6 km and 16 km Classic, 6 km and 16 km Freestyle. Free kids race with age appropriate distances up to 2 km (ages 4 to 12).

Lunch provided after the race and included with entry fee.

Chip timing and results by Karma Race Management
Registration through ITS YOUR RACE (hotlink at www.brainerdnordicskiclub.com)
Date:   January 29, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdnordicskiclub.com/lumberjack-jaunt-information.html
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr
Baxter, MN 56425


 
Email:   lumberjackjaunt@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   January 29, 2017
9:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   TBA
Feb 02 - Feb 04   2017 Crosslake 14th Annual WinterFest
WinterFest in Crosslake brings thousands into town to have some fun on a good old fashioned winter weekend!  Bundle up the kids and bring your sleds and ice skates on Friday evening to enjoy a huge snow mountain and pond skating!  The whole family can take part in the scavenger hunt, games, roast a s'more and sip hot cocoa while enjoying a fantastic fireworks display!  Drop the kids off with a sitter and enjoy a date night in Crosslake with live music and DJ entertainment at several Crosslake establishments!  Rise and shine Saturday morning for the Firefighters pancake breakfast before taking part in the days activities including Ice Car Racing, Bocce Ball Tournament, Helicopter Rides, Radar Runs, Italian Olympics, Kids Games, shopping, food and drink specials all over town plus the 14th Annual SoupFest

Sponsorship opportunities
SoupFest, Event, Wristband and Koozie participation

Thurs. February 2, 2016
9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion
First of three daily clues released at local merchants and online at www.crosslake.com

Fri. February 3, 2017
9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion - 2nd cue released

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Cabin Fever Carnival
Crosslake Community School (36974 CR 66)
Kids Games, Bake Walk, Food & Fun!

4 - 9 p.m. - Celebrate WinterFest
Crosslake Community Center (14126 Daggett Pine Road)
Pond Skating, Snow Mountain, Bonfire & S'Mores, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Crosslake Fire Trucks on display, Scavenger Hunt, Warming House, Hot Apple Cider, Music with DJ "JP" and a fantastic fireworks display at 9 p.m.  WinterFest gear including sweatshirts, caps, scarves, beer koozies and wristbands on sale too!

Sat. February 4, 2017
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast 
Crosslake Lutheran Church (35960 CR 66)

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

12 p.m. - 14th Annual SoupFest tasting begins at participating businesses (Map coming soon)






2016 SOUPFEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Judges Choice 
1st Place: The Wharf

2nd Place: JAG Interior Solutions
3rd Place: Maucieri's Italian Bistro

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

Peoples Choice Culinary:
1st Place: Manhattan's

2nd Place: Lake Country Crafts and Cones
3rd Place: Riverside Saloon & Eatery


Need Lodging?  Check out these preferred lodging partners.

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the
2017 WinterFest Chairperson Jessica Eide - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar and Committee Members: Tim & Beth Schalow - NMN Inc.and Northern Lakes Embroidery, Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Heather Jones - Barstock Liquors, Pat Netko - Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Becky Peterson - Whitefish Lodge & Suites, Kelli Engstrom - Kelli Engstrom Photography, Bonnie Mudek and Terry McNaughton- Riverside Saloon & Eatery, Corrine Hodapp and Jason Hauser - US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground, Cindy Myogeto and Cindy Nelson - Crosslake Chamber of Commerce

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

Date:   February 2, 2017 - February 4, 2017
Location:  
Throughout Crosslake!
Contact:   218-692-4027 Cindy Myogeto
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
February 2 - 4, 2017
Fees/Admission:   Purchase your $5 wristband and cash in on deals and discounts all over Crosslake! 
Dairy Queen - Crosslake - Buy One/Get One any size Blizzard
Holiday - Crosslake - Free 12oz. coffee or cappuccino
 
Feb 03   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   February 3, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 3, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 4, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 07   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   February 7, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Feb 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   February 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Feb 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   February 9, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Feb 09   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   February 9, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Feb 10   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   February 10, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 10, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 11   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   February 11, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Feb 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 11, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 12   BAY Day at Mount Ski Gull
Lift ticket is free when your registered through your church Youth Director or bring your church bulletin.
Date:   February 12, 2017
Website:   http://www.brainerdyfc.com/
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 Cty Rd 77 SW
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Mount Ski Gull, 218-963-4353
Email:   info@skigull.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, February 12, 2017.
10 am to closing
Fees/Admission:   Regular rental fees apply
Feb 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   February 13, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Feb 14   Business After Hours - Holiday Inn Express

Join Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter.

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:   February 14, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
15739 Audubon Way
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, February 14, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Feb 16   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   February 16, 2017
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
Feb 17   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   February 17, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 18, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   February 23, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (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
Feb 24   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   February 24, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 25, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   February 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Mar 03   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 3, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 3, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 07   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   March 7, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Mar 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   March 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Mar 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 9, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Mar 09   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   March 9, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Mar 10   Bridges Career Exploration Day
The Bridges Career Exploration Day started in 2008 with 57 exhibitors and more than 750 students from six area school districts. Now, this annual event showcases more than 200 regional high-demand careers with hands-on demonstrations, simulators, and breakout sessions. This year’s event will be held Central Lakes College's Brainerd campus on Friday, March 10, 2017. More than 2,500 area high school students from 26 participating school districts are expected to attend. Students interact with different companies to learn about local careers, their work environment, necessary skill sets, earning potential and the training needed to become employed.
Date:   March 10, 2017
Website:   http://www.bridgesconnection.org/workplace-connection/career-exploration-day/
Location:   Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Mary Gottsch, 218-822-7117
Email:   info@bridgesconnection.org
Date/Time Details:   March 10, 2016
Mar 10   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 10, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 10, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 11   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   March 11, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Mar 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 11, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   March 13, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Mar 14   Business After Hours - Exit Lakes Realty Premier

Join Exit Lakes Realty Premier as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter.
 
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:   March 14, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Exit Lakes Realty Premier
7153 Forthun Road, Suite 120
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 14, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Mar 16   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   March 16, 2017
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
Mar 17   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 17, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 18   2017 St. Patrick's Day 43rd Parade & Celebration - Crosslake


"Find Your Charm in Crosslake" at the 43rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration! 
You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades-long tradition!  Dust off the lawn chairs, get your Irish face on and load up the whole family as there is something for all ages in Crosslake for this 43rd Celebration! Gather your family and friends and search for the Pot 'O Gold beginning Thursday, March 16.  Register for The 4th Annual Clover Dash 5K which takes place on Saturday, March 18. The race begins and ends in Crosslake's Town Square, so after the race you're in the perfect spot for pre-parade entertainment and more!  Purchase a Raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes and show your Blinkie Button for deals and discounts all over town!  


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

March, 2017 - Date to be determined
8 p.m. - Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant
Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 CR 66

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

Thursday, March 16
Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt

One of three daily clues released at 9 a.m. at Chamber member businesses, online here and on our Facebook page
Find the lost Pot O' Gold and cash in on a prize package valued at more than $600! 

Saturday, March 18
8 - 11:00 a.m. - RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides
US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area
35507 CR 66
Must be 10 years of age or older - weather permitting - no charge

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

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

10:00 a.m.  - 3 p.m. Maucieri's Food & Beverage Cart
Beer & Bar, Corned Beef & Hot Dogs
Under the clock tower in Crosslake Town Square
35770 Allen Avenue

11 a.m. - Edina Realty Foundation 6th Annual Brat Sale
Brats & Soda till gone; Foundation assists with needs of homeless
35586 CR 66

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

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

12  - 3 p.m. - 4th Annual Knights of Columbus Food, Beverage & Warming Tent
Proceeds go to the Crosslake Food Shelf
Crosslake Ace Hardware
35592 Pioneer Drive


2 p.m. - 43rd ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 
Click here for 2017 Parade Registration

Click here for 2016 Parade Map
2016 BEST OF PARADE:
Business:
#1 - Maucieri's Italian Bistro
#2 - Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance
#3 - Boyd Lodge
Honorable Mention:  ALL the floats and entries in the parade!
Non-Profit:
#1 Minnetonka Power Squadron
Honorable Mention: Girl Scouts
Honorable Mention: Northern Lakes Girls High School Hockey
WJJY Enthusiasm Award:
Lakeplace.com


Saturday, March 25
6 p.m. - St. Pat's Raffle Ticket Drawing Party


2017 St. Patrick's Day Committee:
CHAIR: Laura Stromberg (Stromberg's Chicks and Game Birds)
Commitee Members:  Mike O'Connell (Larson Group Real Estate), Bruce Gateley (Crosslake Insurance Agency), Dawn Maucieri (Maucieri's Italian Bistro), Heather Jones (Barstock Liquors), Becky Peterson (Whitefish Properties), Brian Thull (North Country Lawn Care), Brandon Pederson (RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty), Katie Wallace (Ideal System Solutions) and Bob Heales

 

 
Date:   March 18, 2017
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:  
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Chamber - Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   March 18, 2017
Parade line up 12 - 2 p.m. at Crosslake Town Square
Parade begins at 2 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Purchase a $5 Raffle Ticket and get a 2017 Blinkie Button free!  Wear your blinkie button and cash in on deals and discounts all over town!
 
Mar 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 18, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 23, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (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
Mar 24 - Mar 25   2017 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo











The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Hubbard Radio are partnering once again to bring you one of the region's largest trade shows with everything you want, all in one place. On Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, the doors to Brainerd's Essentia Health Sports Center will open to over 130 local business exhibitors. This exciting 2-day event, formerly known as the Brainerd Lakes Marketplace and Hubbard Radio's Outdoor Show, welcomes over 3,000 visitors each year. 

The entry fee is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Along with learning more about area businesses, all visitors get the chance to prizes with drawings held throughout both days. See you there!

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday March 24  |  9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Senior Day at the Everything Expo:

  • Lakes Proud Punch Card Contest - all day


Saturday March 25  |  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Family Day at the Everything Expo:

  • Lakes Proud Punch Card Contest - all day

LAKES PROUD PUNCH CARD CONTEST

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

  1. Pick up an official punch card at the Expo front desk or Chamber booth.
  2. Roam the Expo to find the Lakes Proud businesses listed on the punch card.
  3. Drop off your fully-punched card at the ticket/front desk or Chamber booth and be entered to win fabulous prizes! (Drawings will take place at random times. You do not need to be present to win.)
  4. BONUS: Take a selfie photo with a Lakes Proud logo at the Expo, then upload it our Lakes Proud Facebook (facebook.com/lakesproud) or Twitter (twitter.com/lakesproud) pages with the #lakesproud. Be entered to win even more prizes!
BUSINESS BOOTH SPECIALS:

SPONSORSHIPS/EXHIBITORS:
 
Date:   March 24, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 24, 2017
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   This exciting event is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free.

All visitors receive the chance to win prizes with drawings held throughout both days.
Mar 24   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 24, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 24   BAY Family Rally feat. comedian Daren
More live music, interactive video, drama & laughter than any other fund-raiser you've ever attended!
Date:   March 24, 2017
Time:   06:45 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdyfc.com
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dale Kuglin or Samantha Loberg, 218-825-9149
Email:   dale@brainerdyfc.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 24, 2017
6:45 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5/person
$18/Family
Mar 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 25, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   March 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Mar 31   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 31, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 31   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 31, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 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:   April 1, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 04   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   April 4, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Apr 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:   April 7, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 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:   April 7, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 08   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   April 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Apr 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:   April 8, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   April 10, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Apr 11   Business After Hours - RiverWood Bank

Join RiverWood Bank as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their NEW location in Baxter.

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:   April 11, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  
RiverWood Bank
14540 Dellwood Dr,
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 11, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Apr 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:   April 12, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Apr 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:   April 13, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Apr 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:   April 13, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Apr 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:   April 14, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 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:   April 14, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 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:   April 15, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 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:   April 20, 2017
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
Apr 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:   April 21, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 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:   April 21, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 22   TEDx Gull Lake
EUREKA! TEDxGullLake
x = independently organized TED event

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) The event is expected to have 16 short talks or performances, which fall into themes of: innovation in rural regions; technology and invention; sociology and human behavior; science and research; arts and entertainment; agriculture, personal stories of resilience, growth, and achievement; or any topic that inspires and informs.

How to Attend
Early ticket sales begin November 24.  Early registration for TEDxGullLake “Eureka” will be available only for the holidays. This all-day event will take place Arpril 22 at Madden's on Gull Lake and will include an extraordinary Minnesota Harvest lunch. You can purchase a ticket for $65 or a ticket-and-T-shirt package special for $80. (Regular price for registration will be $70.)

Sponsor TEDx
The X in TEDx means that our Minnesota lakes-based TED event is a local community production, organized by volunteers from the area. This includes the generous support of businesses, organizations, and individuals. Please take a look at our Sponsor Packet and let us know what you would like to do. Sponsor packet available online
http://www.tedxgulllake.com/index.php/sponsors Contact Bob McLean robertm@hugllc.com

 

Date:   April 22, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.tedxgulllake.com/index.php
Location:   Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Email:   info@tedxgulllake.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Early Bird Tickets available November 24 - December 24, 2016.
$65 per ticket
$80 per ticket and a t-shirt package
$70 per ticket after December 24th
Apr 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:   April 22, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   April 23, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Apr 26   BAY Rally #67
BAY Rally is geared towards Jr and Sr High students. We have live music, a speaker, and interactive videos.
Date:   April 26, 2017
Time:   06:45 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdyfc.com
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dale Kuglin or Samantha Loberg, 218-825-9149
Email:   dale@brainerdyfc.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:45 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free-will offering
Apr 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:   April 27, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (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
Apr 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:   April 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 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:   April 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 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:   April 29, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 02   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   May 2, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
May 05   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 5, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 5, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 06 - May 07   Cuyuna Agate & Mineral Show
Agates, Minerals, Fossils, Gems & Jewelry, Silent Auctions, Exhibits, Kids' Corner, Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Concessions.
Date:   May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Website:   http://www.cuyunarockclub.org
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 Southeast 13th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Ed Opatz, (320) 2501363
Email:   opatz1@att.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 6, 2016
9 am - 5 pm

Sunday May 7, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
May 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 6, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 8, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
May 09   Business After Hours - Party Time Rental

Join Party Time Rental as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location north of  Brainerd on Hwy 371.

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:   May 9, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://partytimerentalmn.com/home/3751255
Location:   Party Time Rental
4750 White Gables Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 9, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
May 10   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   May 10, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
May 11   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 11, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 11   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   May 11, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
May 12   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 12, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 12, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 13   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
May 13   Spring Arts and Craft Festival
150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education, 218-454-6926.
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://isd181.org
Location:   Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Mary T. Miller, 218-454-6926
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
May 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 14   Lakes Area Music Festival Schubert's Cello Quintet
The winter series comes to a close with one of the most  beloved monuments of the chamber music repertoire performed by some of your favorite LAMF musicians.
Date:   May 14, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2016-2017-winter-series/
Location:  
Lutheran Church of the Cross
5064 Co Rd 13
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Scott Lykins, (585) 355-6868
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   May 14, 2017
7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend. Donations accepted.
May 18   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   May 18, 2017
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
May 19   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 19, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 19, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 20, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 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:   May 25, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (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
May 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:   May 26, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 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:   May 26, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 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:   May 27, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 28, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jun 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:   June 2, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 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:   June 2, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 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:   June 3, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 06   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   June 6, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Jun 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:   June 8, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 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:   June 8, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jun 08   Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity 21st Annual Dinner & Auction
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity's Annual Dinner & Auction includes one of the biggest silent and live auctions in the area. Join us for an evening of fun as we raise funds and awareness of the need for affordable housing in the Lakes area. Learn about how LAHfH is helping families to change their lives and eliminate poverty housing one home at a time!
Date:   June 8, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareahabitat.org
Location:   Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN
Contact:   Jeanette Houle, Office Manager (218) 828-8517
Email:   jeanette.houle@lakesareahabitat.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 8, 2017  
6 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $60 per person with $35 tax deductible
Jun 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:   June 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 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:   June 9, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 10   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   June 10, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Jun 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:   June 10, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 12, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jun 13   Business After Hours - Lakeshore Conservation Club

Join Lakeshore Conservation Club as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 4:30 – 6 :00 pm at their location on at 9911 Country Road 77 in Nisswa.

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:   June 13, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Lakeshore Conservation Club
9911 County Rd 77
Nisswa, MN 56468
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 13, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jun 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:   June 14, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jun 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:   June 15, 2017
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
Jun 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:   June 16, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 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:   June 16, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 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:   June 17, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 20   2017 10th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling
Take aim at the 10th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 20 and join other Chamber members for this networking opportunity at Hunts Point Gun Club south of Pequot Lakes.
 

NETWORK

Network with other members in a relaxed setting by signing up as an individual and being placed randomly with three other shooters or reward your employees and clients by forming a pre-determined team of four. Shooting Station sponsors will provide water, snacks and entertainment along the route.



Show your Lakes Proud support by NOT shooting the Lakes Proud birds during the flurry. If you shoot the Lakes Proud birds, 5 points will be deducted from your team score! The team with the highest score wins the flurry!!

 


PARTICIPANTS WILL ENJOY

  • Warm up station  (12:00 to 12:45 p.m.)
  • Welcome and Safety Meeting (12:45 p.m.)
  • Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
  • Team flurry event (3:30 p.m.)
  • Door Prizes
  • Food and prizes awarded (4:30 p.m.)
  • Great networking all afternoon
*Please remember to have lunch before traveling to Hunts Point Gun Club.
 

 

 



    
Date:   June 20, 2017
Time:   12:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:  
Hunts Point Gun Club
2142 76th Street SW
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

 
Contact:   Sue Galligan, Brainerd Lakes Chamber, (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 20, 2017
12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Shooters are in four-person teams; sign up as a team or individual. 

Cost:
$60 Individual Registration*
$225 Team Registration*
 
*Bring your own shotgun and anticipate shooting up to 100 shells.
(Rental guns are available with advance request.)
Jun 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:   June 22, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (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
Jun 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:   June 23, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 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:   June 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 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:   June 24, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 25, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jun 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:   June 30, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 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:   June 30, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 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:   July 1, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 03 - Jul 04   2017 Stars & Stripes Days
Fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with all sorts of activities July 3 and 4 in Pequot Lakes. This two-day event is loaded with family-friendly events!

July 3 Schedule of Events
  • 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. - Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action
  • 5 p.m. - Food Vendors
  • After Dusk - Fireworks at the High School Ball Fields
July 4 Schedule of Events 
  • 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Firemen's Pancake Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Flea Market, Craft Fair & Food Vendors @ Trailside Park
  • 10 a.m. - Money in the Haystack, Golden Bobber Hunt- Trailside Park North
  • 10:30 - Kiddie Parade Registration- Band Shell
  • 11:00 - Kiddie Parade, Veterans Memorial Walking Path
  • 12 p.m. -  Stars & Stripes Parade
 
PARADE INFORMATION: 
All parade entries must be pre-registered by June 26, 2017 -  and sign up today!

County Rd 112 will be closed to thru traffic starting at 11 a.m.  Parking is available at TDS and the Pequot Lakes High School (cross at stoplights). Handicapped parking is available on Government Drive, East Butler Street, St. Alice Church,and Old Hwy 371 (Pequot Lakes Dental). Spaces will be marked. Be sure to arrive early!

PARKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE OR ON COUNTY RD 11. VEHICLES WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED!


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

2016 EVENT COMMITTEE 

Special thanks to this year's event committee for their help and support!
  • Valorie Voges, Expression Shoe Center
  • Loren Alexander, American National Bank Pequot Lakes
  • Cory Hendriks, KC Companies
  • Tori Volkl, First Nation Insurance Agency
Date:   July 3, 2017 - July 4, 2017
Location:  

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

Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

July 3 & 4 (see full schedule of events on the left)

Fees/Admission:  

Buy a $5 Blinkie button for this year's Stars and Stripes with all proceeds going to help fund the fireworks display on July 3rd in Pequot Lakes. Valid June 26 - July 4th unless otherwise stated

 

Jul 04   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   July 4, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Jul 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:   July 7, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 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:   July 7, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 08   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Jul 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:   July 8, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 10, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 11 - Jul 12   2017 Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes
Come and celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes July 11-12, 2017! The huge cast iron kettles of beans are buried on Tuesday, July 11 so they can cook overnight and be served free of charge on Wednesday, July 12 at noon.

It's time to dig out Thor, Big Bertha, Ole, Sven, Lena and Baby Olga for the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days celebration July 11-12. Since 1938, this tradition brings thousands together as they share a free lunch of baked beans, dinner roll, and beverage. 

The fun begins with the Paddle Hunt - your first clue will be released at 9 a.m. July 10. Tuesday evening the baked beans are buried in the ground to cook overnight and then the huge kettles of beans are unearthed mid-morning on Wednesday. The celebration culminates with the raising of the beans, a Queen and King Bean Coronation, an arts and crafts fair, food market, children's games, and of course, lunch!  


Schedule of Events:
TUESDAY, JULY 11
  • 5:30 Burying of the Bean Ceremony - The beans, prepared from Paul Bunyan's Secret Recipe are buried in five huge cast iron kettles and cooked over a wood fire during the night. Join us for this special ceremony!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Crafter Show
  • 11:15 a.m. - Coronation Ceremony - Prince & Princess Jellybean and Crowning of the Queen or King Bean.
  • 12:00 p.m. - Serving of the Beans. Friendly volunteers serve a FREE and delicious bowl of baked beans, dinner roll, and beverage to thousands of attendees.
2014 MPR Coverage of Bean Hole Days
Since 1938, people in Pequot Lakes, Minn. have been gathering for the sake of beans. Bean Hole Days got its start when local businessmen held a bean feed to thank farmers for their support of area businesses. Read full article...

​Paddle Hunt Clues:

 
Date:   July 11, 2017 - July 12, 2017
Location:   Trailside Park on Hwy 371 and CR 11
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday - Wednesday
July 11-12, 2017
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 11   Business After Hours - Jack Pine Brewery

Join Jack Pine Brewery as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their NEW location in Baxter.
 
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:   July 11, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
New Location on Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 11, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jul 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:   July 12, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jul 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:   July 13, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 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:   July 13, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jul 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:   July 14, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 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:   July 14, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 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:   July 15, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 16   Brainerd Ski Loons Free Show
The Brainerd Ski Loons will be putting on free water ski show open to the public at Lum Park in Brainerd.  The Public is invited to watch human ski pyramids, ski jumpers, barefooters, wakeboarders and skiers being pulled 360 degrees around the boat. This event is for the whole family
Date:   July 16, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.skiloons.com/
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 831-3290
Email:   brainerdskiloons@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, July 16, July 30 and August 20, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 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:   July 20, 2017
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
Jul 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:   July 21, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 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:   July 21, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 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:   July 22, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 23, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jul 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:   July 27, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (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
Jul 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:   July 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 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:   July 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 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:   July 29, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 30   Brainerd Ski Loons Free Show
The Brainerd Ski Loons will be putting on free water ski show open to the public at Lum Park in Brainerd.  The Public is invited to watch human ski pyramids, ski jumpers, barefooters, wakeboarders and skiers being pulled 360 degrees around the boat. This event is for the whole family
Date:   July 30, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.skiloons.com/
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 831-3290
Email:   brainerdskiloons@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, July 16, July 30 and August 20, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 01   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   August 1, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Aug 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:   August 4, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Aug 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:   August 4, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 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:   August 5, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 08   Business After Hours - Safari North Wildlife Park

Join Safari North Wildlife Park as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location  south of 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 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:   August 8, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Safari North Wildlife Park
8493 State Hwy 371
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 8, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Aug 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:   August 9, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Aug 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:   August 10, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 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:   August 10, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Aug 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:   August 11, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Aug 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:   August 11, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 12   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   August 12, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Aug 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:   August 12, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   August 14, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Aug 16   2017 28th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to participate in the 28th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Cragun's Resort. This is a great day of networking and fun!

Included With Your Registration...

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

Additional activities include a putting contest, short game contest, hole contests including hole-in-one challenges, skins, and mulligans.
 
Top four prizes will be awarded to the 1st place, 5th place, 15th place and second to last place teams!

Team Registration ($700 / 5 golfers / 2 slots available)
Individual Golfer Registration ($140)


 


The regional 
Lakes Proud campaign is the theme for this year's tournament. Teams can support the Lakes Proud theme with t-shirts and polos available from GLS Promotions. The Lakes Proud theme will also be included with fun games and challenges!



All funds raised support the Chamber's mission to serve our members. Thanks for your support! For more information about this event contact Sue Galligan at (218) 822-7119 or by email.


 

Date:   August 16, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Cragun's Resort
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SCHEDULE
7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Welcome & Shotgun Start
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch & Putting Contest
2 p.m. - Chipping Contest, Appetizers, & Cash Bar
3 p.m. - Prizes & Awards Program
Fees/Admission:  
Individual $140 (18 holes)
Team $700 (5 players / 18 holes)
RO
Aug 16   Brainerd Ski Loons Free Show
The Brainerd Ski Loons will be putting on free water ski show open to the public at Lum Park in Brainerd. The Public is invited to watch human ski pyramids, ski jumpers, barefooters, wakeboarders and skiers being pulled 360 degrees around the boat. This event is for the whole family.
Date:   August 16, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.skiloons.com/
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 831-3290
Email:   brainerdskiloons@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, August 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, August 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 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:   August 17, 2017
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
Aug 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:   August 18, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Aug 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:   August 18, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 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:   August 19, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 20   Brainerd Ski Loons Free Show
The Brainerd Ski Loons will be putting on free water ski show open to the public at Lum Park in Brainerd. The Public is invited to watch human ski pyramids, ski jumpers, barefooters, wakeboarders and skiers being pulled 360 degrees around the boat. This event is for the whole family.
Date:   August 20, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.skiloons.com/
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 831-3290
Email:   brainerdskiloons@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday,  August 20, 2016
5 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 24   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   August 25, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Aug 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 25, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 26, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 27, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Sep 01   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 1, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 1, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 2, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 05   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   September 5, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Sep 08   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 8, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 09   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   September 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Sep 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 9, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   September 11, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Sep 12   Business After Hours - Lindar Corporation

Join Lindar Corporation as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in the Baxter Industrial Park.
 
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 12, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Lindar Corporation
7789 Hastings Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,September 12, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Sep 13   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   September 13, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Sep 14   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   September 14, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 14   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

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

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 15, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 15, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 16, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 21   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   September 21, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 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 22   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

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

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Sep 28   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   September 28, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (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 29   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   September 29, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Sep 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 29, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 30, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 03   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   October 3, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Oct 06   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 6, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 6, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 7, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   October 9, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Oct 10   Business After Hours - Dennis Drummond Wine Company

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

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

 
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 10, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Oct 11   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   October 11, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Oct 12   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   October 12, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Oct 12   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

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

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 13, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 14, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 19   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   October 19, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 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 20   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 20, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 20, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 21, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   October 22, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Oct 26   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Oct 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 03   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 3, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   November 3, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   November 4, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 07   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   November 7, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Nov 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   November 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Nov 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   November 9, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

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

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

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

Date:   November 9, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Nov 10   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 10, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   November 10, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   November 11, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   November 13, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Nov 14   Business After Hours - Hytec Construction

Join Hytec Construction as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location south of Brainerd.
 
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:   November 14, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Hytec Construction
11360 Business 371
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,November 14, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Nov 16   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   November 16, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 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   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 17, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   November 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   November 18, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   November 23, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (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 24   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   November 24, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Nov 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   November 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Nov 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   November 25, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Nov 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   November 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Dec 01   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

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

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   December 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Dec 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   December 8, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Dec 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   December 9, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Dec 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   December 11, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Dec 13   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   December 13, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Dec 14   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   December 14, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 8-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

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

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

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

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

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"</