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Oct 19 - Oct 22   MEA Sidewalk Sales
Kids are out of school, why not head to the mall for some super deals! 
Date:   October 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   During Regular Mall Hours
Oct 20 - Oct 22   Ruttger's Bay Lake Oktoberfest

Featuring food and drink (beer garden), two performance byu Concord Singers and Alpensterne, Stilkwalker, and much more.  

Schedule of events:

Friday, October 20
Harvest buffet dinner shows (seating at 5:15 and 7:30 pm.  Reservations required.)
NEW in 2017! Alpensterne will perform with the Narren of New Ulm at all Friday night seating.

Saturday, October 21 
7 - 10 AM - Breakfast buffet (reservations not required.)
10 AM - 4 PM - Arts & Crafts Fair.  160+ booths.  Specials at Auntie M's, the Country Store, The Garage and the Fine Line Salon and Spa at Ruttger's.
10 AM - 4 PM - Picknic & Unterhaltung (Entertainment)
Food and drink (beer garden), two performances by the Concord Singers and Alpensterne. Stilkwalker, balloon twist, moonwalk, Kids' Kamp Krafts, Kids pedal tractor pull, Narren of New Ulm.
5:30 - 9 PM - Oktoberfest Dinner Buffet (reservations required)  Music by Alpensterne
9 PM - Oktoberfest Bingo - Island Ballroom

Sunday, October 22
7:30 - 11 AM - Breakfast Buffet (no reservations required)
Featuring Jim Olsen on acoustic guitar

Free parking and shuttles available at Lion's Field
Paid parking across the street from main lodge

Date:   October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN 56444
Contact:   For dinner reservations 218-678-4644
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   October 20 - 22, 2017
 
Fees/Admission:   varies
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 22   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm on St. Mathias is home to the region's biggest and most intense corn maze, a labyrinth winding its way through six acres of towering corn.  The recently added, kid friendly maze, spans over an acre with revealing sight lines and central gathering space. 

If you would like to book a group during the week, please call Arlene at 612-695-2721.  We offer discounted pricing for groups.  We offer school field trips, church groups, social groups and specialize in hosting numerous senior living and assisted living hayrides, including handicapped accessible wagons. 

The corn maze will be open every Saturday and Sunday through October 29th. 
Date:   October 22, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   https://www.thefarmonstmathias.com/fall-activities/
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias 
7579 St Mathias Rd SW
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (612) 695-2721
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday in October
12pm-5pm 
Fees/Admission:   $9.00 (+ tax) for ages 12 and older
$5.00 (+ tax) for ages 3-11
kids 2 and under are free
Oct 22   Bee-Bop and Bobby Sox
The theme for the 2017 Geritol Frolics is Be-Bop & Bobby Sox as we take another trip back to the wonderful music of the Fifties. The show will be presented in the 480-seat auditorium of Franklin Arts Center at 1001 Kingwood in Brainerd, MN and will run approximately two hours including a 15- minute intermission. Refreshments are available but not allowed in the theater.

Performance dates and times are: October 19 and 28  at 7:00 pm and October 20-22, 26, 27, 29 at 1:30 pm. Note that the Saturday performance in the first week is now a matinee performance.
Note, too, that matinee performance times have been changed from 2:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. (see the seating chart) There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at geritolfrolics.com, starting September 1. Just click on the ‘buy tickets now’ button in the upper left corner of the page and follow the prompts. All major credit cards are accepted.

Box Office ticket sales will begin on September 18 and can be purchased at our Franklin Arts Center Box Office or by calling 218-825-4993.  Hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

All seats are reserved, all sales are final and tickets can be picked up, mailed or held for will-call.
Date:   October 22, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.geritolfrolics.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center   
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-825-4993
Date/Time Details:   Sunday October 22nd
1:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.
Oct 22   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   October 22, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Oct 23 - Oct 27   The Center Weekly Activities

Monday 23

8 a.m. - Card Recycling

8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms

8:30-4 p.m. - Prayer Quilters

9 a.m. - Free Blood Pressure Checks

9 a.m. - Zumba

9:30 a.m. - Mahjong Lessons

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Gift Shop

11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builders

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Beets, Bread, Lemon Sponge Cake, Milk

11:30 a.m. - The Center Choir Meeting

12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge

1:15 p.m. - Cribbage

 

Tuesday 24

8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Open Craft

8 a.m. - Toymakers

8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms

9 a.m. - Zumba

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop

10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Doll Makers

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Egg Bake with Sausage or Ham, Oven Baked Potatoes, Fruit Cocktail, Bread, Coffee Cake, Milk

1 p.m. - Progressive 500

1 p.m. - Oil/Acrylic Painting

2 p.m. - Mahjong

5 p.m. - Dominos

6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge

6:30 p.m. - Wood Carving

 

Wednesday 25

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms

9 a.m. - Zumba

9 a.m. - Hand & Foot

9 a.m. - Pegs & Jokers

9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group

9:30 a.m. - Mahjong

9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling

10 a.m. - Knitting

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop

11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builders

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Service Dining: Cabbage Roll Casserole, Peas & Carrots, Pears, Bread, Tapioca Pudding, Milk

12:30 p.m. - Bingo

1:00 p.m. - Whist

3:00 p.m. - Clogging

 

 

Thursday 26

8 a.m.-10 a.m. - Donut Day

8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms

8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Prayer Quilters

9 a.m. - Zumba

9:30 a.m. - Wood Carvers

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop

11:15a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Chili, Salad, Cheese Sandwich, Gelatin with Whipped Topping, Milk

11:30 a.m. - Music & Dancing

12 noon-3 p.m. - Watercolor

1 p.m. - Scrabble

 

Friday 27

8 a.m. - Card Recycling

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms

9 a.m. - Zumba

10 a.m. - Creative Coloring

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - The Gift Shop

11 a.m. - Bone Builders

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Ham Boiled Dinner, Peaches, Cornbread, Blondie Bar, Milk

12:00 p.m. - Lunch & Learn

12:30 - Mahjong

1 p.m. - Progressive 500

1 p.m. - Movie Matinee: “Forever Young”

Date:   October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Times vary by day
Oct 23   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   October 23, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Oct 23   Lakes Proud Holiday Event
Join the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, Crosslake Chamber, Pequot Lakes Chamber, Nisswa Chamber, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, Lakes Proud Committee and Lakes Proud businesses for the Lakes Proud Holiday Event!
 

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

Success simply requires an unwavering belief that your money pays for much more than a single purchase. A few dollars may be just a drop in the economic bucket, but it still fills our bucket. And eachdrop can create positive ripples throughout our communities. (Longing for more water metaphors?)  Working together with thousands of others, you can make waves, change the current, raise the tide, and proudly set sail for a brighter future.

That's the mission of Lakes Proud…to grow the regional economy by creating an understanding that it matters where consumer and business dollars are spent.


5:00 PM   Enjoy Brats, Chips, Pop, Roundhouse Brews and Networking! Donations welcome
Food provided by Cub Foods, buy your own drinks.
6:00 PM  Presentation. Take the Pledge to be Lakes Proud!
Preview the NEW Lakes Proud App and learn how
Lakes Proud businesses can upgrade their app profile!
Commit to being Lakes Proud just in time for the holiday   shopping season! Learn about exclusive holiday   promotions and deals on the app!
7:00ish  Random drawings and a Grand Prize will be   awarded at the end! Must be present to win.

Lakes Proud merchandise will be available for purchase, including the limited edition pint glasses with complimentary beer!
 
Date:   October 23, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesproud.com
Location:   Roundhouse Brewery
1551 North Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Seth Neistadt 218-822-7128
Email:   seth@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, October 23, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
Oct 23   Farm to Table Harvest Dinner at Irma's Kitchen
Enjoy a perfectly paired harvest dinner with hand selected ingredients at Irma’s Kitchen at Cragun's. Featuring locally sourced, sustainably grown, and ethically harvested cuisine. Paired with live music in Gull Lakes best setting.

Dine on Pork from Patchwork Farms | Rich Cheeses from Readhead Creamery | Delectable Vegetables from Northwoods Organic Produce | Savory Beef from Heartland Beef | Handcrafted Dessert from the ovens of Sweet Life Bakery | Fine Wine Selected and Presented by Scott Lindman & Locally Crafted Beer

$75 with Pairing
$65 without Pairing

This is the last day of the season and will be the only option served this night. Please make your reservation to ensure your spot. Thank you! We hope to see you there!
Date:   October 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   https://www.craguns.com/dining/irmas-kitchen/
Location:   Irma's Kitchen at Cragun's
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Athena Demel
Email:   ademel@craguns.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, October 23, 2017
Social Hour at 6pm
Dinner at 7pm
Fees/Admission:   $75 with Pairing
$65 with out Pairing
Oct 23   The Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government
    The Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government will present foreign policy expert,Tom Hanson speaking on "Sea changes? The U.S. and the World in the Trump Era".
    The early months of the Trump administration have produced a series of sometimes controversial initiatives in U.S. foreign policy. The president has signaled greater emphasis on bilateral rather than multilateral approaches, while military advisers are playing a key role amidst dysfunction at the State Department. As an immediate crisis looms over North Korea's nuclear program, the U.S. flirts with protectionism even as China assumes a greater role on the world stage. This program will assess the impact of current U.S. policy, whether fleeting or long-lasting, on global flash points and deeper trends.

Thomas Hanson is a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State whose diplomatic postings included East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden, and the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. He also participated in the opening of new U.S. embassies in Mongolia and Estonia, worked on the Foreign Relations Committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and served as Director for NATO and European Affairs at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Hanson currently serves as Diplomat in Residence at the Alworth Institute for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. He is program secretary of the Committee on Foreign Relations Minnesota and is also a member of the Great Decisions advisory committee at the Minnesota International Center, where he is a frequent Great Decisions speaker. He contributes to local and international media and is a board member of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights (U.S. Foundation); Partnership for Change, an NGO based in Norway; the International Leadership Program at St. Thomas University; and the Cultural Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Minnesota - Duluth.

Mr. Hanson holds a BA degree from the University of Minnesota and graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; the Institute of Advanced International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland; and the National School of Administration (ENA) in Paris, France.

The Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government is a non-partisan organization which strives to educate and encourage participation of citizens in effective government and the political process.
Date:   October 23, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Dryden Theater at Central Lakes College
Contact:   Dan Hegstad 218-851-5900
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, October 23rd at 7:00pm
Oct 24   Digital Advantage - Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Digital Advantage - Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day
October 24, 2017

Morning session in Pequot Lakes

About This Session:
The digital marketing landscape changes constantly, and what worked yesterday may not work today. Attendees will learn how to perform digital marketing based on what's actually working now.

In this class you will learn:

  • The primary features and benefits of today's top platforms
  • How early adoption matters more than you think
  • How do you grow your online audience without a lot of work
  • Tools to monitor your competitors and win online
  • Risks to your business that you may not realize



About The Speaker:
Seth Neistadt is the Vice President of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the chamber, Seth was an award-winning business owner, consultant, and advisor. He was recognized as the Business of the Year for the 59th Assembly District of California for his community building initiatives and his work with Chambers of Commerce.

He has been featured in several publications including “Linchpin Magazine” with best-selling business author Seth Godin. Additionally, he speaks at national conventions and regional conferences on topics such as Community Building, Digital Products, Trends in Technology, Technology challenges in Education, Generational Divide, Member Engagement, Monetization Strategies for Chambers and Associations, and Responsive and Mobile Design and Development.

Neistadt has served a wide range of clients in a variety of specialized industries; startups, nonprofits, middle-market companies, and multimillion-dollar corporations.

He has over 20 years experience in executive leadership, technology and product strategy, product and project management, social media and marketing, organizational and staff development; having worked with large corporations, such as Hilton and MGM Resorts International.
 

About the Digital Advantage Series:
The Digital Advantage Series is the latest addition to 
The Blue Ox Business Academy's lineup; Leadership Experience, Supervisors Advantage and Success Series. This series of workshops has an overview course in the fall which is followed by four hands-on intensive courses over four months in the spring. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences.

Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Digital Advantage Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.

Date:   October 24, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   AmericInn Lodge & Suites
32912 Paul Bunyan Trail Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119 218-568-8911
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 24, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $25.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$20.00 - Chamber Member
 
Oct 24   Digital Advantage - Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Digital Advantage - Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day
October 24, 2017 
Afternoon session in Crosslake

About This Session: 
The digital marketing landscape changes constantly, and what worked yesterday may not work today. Attendees will learn how to perform digital marketing based on what's actually working now.

In this class you will learn:

  • The primary features and benefits of today's top platforms
  • How early adoption matters more than you think
  • How do you grow your online audience without a lot of work
  • Tools to monitor your competitors and win online
  • Risks to your business that you may not realize



About The Speaker:
Seth Neistadt is the Vice President of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the chamber, Seth was an award-winning business owner, consultant, and advisor. He was recognized as the Business of the Year for the 59th Assembly District of California for his community building initiatives and his work with Chambers of Commerce.

He has been featured in several publications including “Linchpin Magazine” with best-selling business author Seth Godin. Additionally, he speaks at national conventions and regional conferences on topics such as Community Building, Digital Products, Trends in Technology, Technology challenges in Education, Generational Divide, Member Engagement, Monetization Strategies for Chambers and Associations, and Responsive and Mobile Design and Development.

Neistadt has served a wide range of clients in a variety of specialized industries; startups, nonprofits, middle-market companies, and multimillion-dollar corporations.

He has over 20 years experience in executive leadership, technology and product strategy, product and project management, social media and marketing, organizational and staff development; having worked with large corporations, such as Hilton and MGM Resorts International.
 

About the Digital Advantage Series:
The Digital Advantage Series is the latest addition to 
The Blue Ox Business Academy's lineup; Leadership Experience, Supervisors Advantage and Success Series. This series of workshops has an overview course in the fall which is followed by four hands-on intensive courses over four months in the spring. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences.

Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Digital Advantage Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.

 

Date:   October 24, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Whitefish Lodge & Suites
14150 Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119 218-568-8911
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 24, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $25.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$20.00 - Chamber Member
 
Oct 24   Cuyuna Regional Medical Center?s Kaleidoscope?A Celebration of Courage
Show your support for area cancer patients by attending Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Kaleidoscope—A Celebration of Courage event on Tuesday evening, Oct. 24, at Heartwood in Crosby. Beginning at 5 p.m. there will be a silent auction followed by several games of chance and a raffle.

Survivors will be recognized with special colored ribbons. Decadent desserts and savory hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Courage Cabinet which makes the journey a little easier for cancer patients by providing financial assistance to help meet basic needs and allow them to focus on healing. Donations are used to provide things like travel assistance, nutrition supplements, medications, compression garments and more to those in the fight of their lives.

Tickets are $15 in advance at www.crmc.gesture.com. Tickets will also be available for $20 at the door. For more information, please contact Jennifer Holmvig at jholmvig@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-4455.
 
Date:   October 24, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crmc.gesture.com
Location:    Heartwood in Crosby
500 Heartwood Dr, Crosby, MN 56441
Contact:   Jennifer Holmvig at jholmvig@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-4455.
Email:   jholmvig@cuyunamed.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday evening, Oct. 24
Begining at 5:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $15 in advance at www.crmc.gesture.com. Tickets will also be available for $20 at the door. 
Oct 25   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   October 25, 2017
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Oct 25   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   October 25, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Oct 25   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   October 25, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
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 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Oct 26   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   October 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Nisswa American Legion located at the north end of Main Street
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through October
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Oct 26   Digital Advantage - Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Digital Advantage - Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day
October 26, 2017 
Morning session in Brainerd

About This Session: 
The digital marketing landscape changes constantly, and what worked yesterday may not work today. Attendees will learn how to perform digital marketing based on what's actually working now.

In this class you will learn:

  • The primary features and benefits of today's top platforms
  • How early adoption matters more than you think
  • How do you grow your online audience without a lot of work
  • Tools to monitor your competitors and win online
  • Risks to your business that you may not realize



About The Speaker:
Seth Neistadt is the Vice President of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the chamber, Seth was an award-winning business owner, consultant, and advisor. He was recognized as the Business of the Year for the 59th Assembly District of California for his community building initiatives and his work with Chambers of Commerce.

He has been featured in several publications including “Linchpin Magazine” with best-selling business author Seth Godin. Additionally, he speaks at national conventions and regional conferences on topics such as Community Building, Digital Products, Trends in Technology, Technology challenges in Education, Generational Divide, Member Engagement, Monetization Strategies for Chambers and Associations, and Responsive and Mobile Design and Development.

Neistadt has served a wide range of clients in a variety of specialized industries; startups, nonprofits, middle-market companies, and multimillion-dollar corporations.

He has over 20 years experience in executive leadership, technology and product strategy, product and project management, social media and marketing, organizational and staff development; having worked with large corporations, such as Hilton and MGM Resorts International.
 

About the Digital Advantage Series:
The Digital Advantage Series is the latest addition to 
The Blue Ox Business Academy's lineup; Leadership Experience, Supervisors Advantage and Success Series. This series of workshops has an overview course in the fall which is followed by four hands-on intensive courses over four months in the spring. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences.

Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Digital Advantage Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.

 

 

Date:   October 26, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   CTC Training Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administrative Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119 218-568-8911
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, October 26, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $55.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
 
Oct 26   Bee-Bop and Bobby Sox
The theme for the 2017 Geritol Frolics is Be-Bop & Bobby Sox as we take another trip back to the wonderful music of the Fifties. The show will be presented in the 480-seat auditorium of Franklin Arts Center at 1001 Kingwood in Brainerd, MN and will run approximately two hours including a 15- minute intermission. Refreshments are available but not allowed in the theater.

Performance dates and times are: October 19 and 28  at 7:00 pm and October 20-22, 26, 27, 29 at 1:30 pm. Note that the Saturday performance in the first week is now a matinee performance.
Note, too, that matinee performance times have been changed from 2:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. (see the seating chart) There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at geritolfrolics.com, starting September 1. Just click on the ‘buy tickets now’ button in the upper left corner of the page and follow the prompts. All major credit cards are accepted.

Box Office ticket sales will begin on September 18 and can be purchased at our Franklin Arts Center Box Office or by calling 218-825-4993.  Hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

All seats are reserved, all sales are final and tickets can be picked up, mailed or held for will-call.
Date:   October 26, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.geritolfrolics.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center   
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-825-4993
Date/Time Details:   Thursday October 26th
1:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.
Oct 26   No Tricks, All Treats Halloween Party - Pequot Lakes
Plenty of treats and games for the kids. Bring them all dressed up in their Halloween costume and join us for a fun party!

Free to everyone that wants to join us.
Date:   October 26, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakessupervalu.com
Location:   Pequot Lakes SuperValu
30503 Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   218-568-5001
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, October 26
4 - 6:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Oct 26   Spa Party at The Crossfire
Join us for a FREE FUN filled pampering!
Snacks and beverages provided
LIMITED Seating - RSVP a MUST
Adults Only

 
Date:   October 26, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake  MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz in the Pineberry Plaza
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE 
RSVP is a MUST
Oct 26   State Council for Independent Living - Listening Session
Members of the State Council for Independent Living are hosting a Listening Session for anyone interested in learning more about the ADA and Olmstead Plan. 
Presenting at the session will be Nancy Fitzsimons, PhD, MSW, LISW
Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato. She joined the Minnesota State Council on Disability as the Region 9 representative in August of 2015. She is the co-Chair of the Minnesota Olmstead Specialty Committee to develop a comprehensive abuse and neglect of people with disabilities prevention plan.

This Listening Session will be held on October 26th at 7:00 pm at the Brainerd City Hall Council Chambers. It is open to the public and is free.
Date:   October 26, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/disabilities/councils/silc.jsp
Location:   Brainerd City Hall Council Chambers
501 Laurel Street
Brainerd MN 56401
Contact:   Mary Koep
Date/Time Details:   October 26
beginning at 7:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to public
Oct 26 - Oct 28   THE WOMAN IN BLACK
A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. "The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter." - Daily Telegraph London Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt's ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating 27 terrifying years in London's West End, The Woman in Black will hold you in her icy grip. This play is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   October 26, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 26, 27 & 28, 2017
7:30 PM
October 28, 2017
2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $12 Adult • $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
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 - Oct 29   Halloween Vendor and Craft Show
Come and Shop your favorite stores and vendors such as:
Rich Prairie Chiropractic
Thirty-One
Tupperware
Pampered Chef
Pink Zebra
Custom Crafts By Al and Linda
Leggings
Norwex
Andy's Candies and Confections
Novalee's Boutique 
Tastefully Simple
Origami Owl
Date:   October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
​14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   During Regular Mall Hours
 
Oct 27   Lunch and Learn at The Center
Lunch & Learn is a new program of The Center.  Join us for a wonderful presentation.  Lunch & Learn will be held the fourth Friday of each month at The Center. A light $5 lunch will be served.  Come and learn about the Guatemala Missions on Friday, September 22, 2017.  A Chicken Slider Lunch will be served.  Stop and purchase your ticket for lunch by noon on Thursday.  
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   Thr Center 
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Friday of every month
Begnning September 22, 2017
Noon
Fees/Admission:   $5 for lunch
Oct 27   Bee-Bop and Bobby Sox
The theme for the 2017 Geritol Frolics is Be-Bop & Bobby Sox as we take another trip back to the wonderful music of the Fifties. The show will be presented in the 480-seat auditorium of Franklin Arts Center at 1001 Kingwood in Brainerd, MN and will run approximately two hours including a 15- minute intermission. Refreshments are available but not allowed in the theater.

Performance dates and times are: October 19 and 28  at 7:00 pm and October 20-22, 26, 27, 29 at 1:30 pm. Note that the Saturday performance in the first week is now a matinee performance.
Note, too, that matinee performance times have been changed from 2:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. (see the seating chart) There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at geritolfrolics.com, starting September 1. Just click on the ‘buy tickets now’ button in the upper left corner of the page and follow the prompts. All major credit cards are accepted.

Box Office ticket sales will begin on September 18 and can be purchased at our Franklin Arts Center Box Office or by calling 218-825-4993.  Hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

All seats are reserved, all sales are final and tickets can be picked up, mailed or held for will-call.
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.geritolfrolics.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center   
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-825-4993
Date/Time Details:   Friday October 27th
1:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.
Oct 27   Takedown Gym to Host Groundbreaking Celebration
Takedown Gym will host a groundbreaking celebration for its new addition from 4-6 pm Friday, October 27th.  The event is open to the public, and food and refreshments will be served.
 
Takedown staff will officially break ground for the gym’s 28,000-square foot expansion to take place over the next several months. Once the expansion and renovations are complete, the gym will operate under its new name – Takedown Athletic Club.
 
Sean Kramer, owner of Takedown Gym, said the expansion will include a state of the art indoor field house. The space will have removable turf and various play surface configurations in order to accommodate soccer, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, gymnastics, and more. Locker rooms will also be expanded, as well as private studio space for yoga, indoor cycling, group exercise and combat sports. Renderings of the expansion will be on hand at the event.
 
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN HWY 371
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Joe Ciardelli, Manager of Operations 218-454-1770
Email:   joe@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, October 27, 2017
4:00 -6:00 p.m.
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 27   Grassroots - JILLIAN RAE
Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing underscore her stage presence. Reared in the music-rich Iron Range of northern Minnesota, Jillian has become “a triple treat on vocals, fiddle and composition…a joyous expression of strength and resilience.” —Star Tribune
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://grassrootsconcerts,org
Location:   Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar
Journey North Church
5459 Co Road 18 
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   grassrootsconcerts.org or visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook
Date/Time Details:   October 13, 2017
5:30 PM doors open
6:30 PM music starts
Fees/Admission:   $10 at the door
Oct 27   Prisoner Wine Dinner

Prisoner Wine Company | $125/person | Cru
Wear your costume for a chance to win prizes!

The Prisoner Wine Company works with passionate, devoted growers to source varietals from the best vineyards and appellations located across California in order to create interesting wine blends that are thought provoking and approachable.

Reservations are necessary for wine dinners 218-963-8756.

Location and dates subject to change without notice.

Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com/?post_type=ajde_events&p=40111?ri=0&
Date/Time Details:   October 27, 2017
7:00pm
Fees/Admission:   $125/person (+tax)
Oct 27   Hidden Hollows Presents - Haunted Mansion, Haunted Corn Maze, The Carnival
Join us for Central MN’s largest haunted attraction. Includes Haunted Mansion, Haunted Corn Maze, The Carnival, Bonfire, Concessions, and more. 

Corn Maze $14
Mansion $10
Combo Ticket $22

Coupons available in area businesses and from our Scream Team Members.
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://Hidden-hollows.com
Location:   17553 State Highway 18
Brainerd, MN 56401 
Contact:   218-764-2524
Email:   adam@paulbunyanland.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday October 27th
7pm-10pm
Fees/Admission:   Corn Maze $14
Mansion $10
Combo Ticket $22
Oct 28   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm on St. Mathias is home to the region's biggest and most intense corn maze, a labyrinth winding its way through six acres of towering corn.  The recently added, kid friendly maze, spans over an acre with revealing sight lines and central gathering space. 

If you would like to book a group during the week, please call Arlene at 612-695-2721.  We offer discounted pricing for groups.  We offer school field trips, church groups, social groups and specialize in hosting numerous senior living and assisted living hayrides, including handicapped accessible wagons. 

The corn maze will be open every Saturday and Sunday through October 29th. 
 
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://www.thefarmonstmathias.com/fall-activities/
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias 
7579 St Mathias Rd SW
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (612) 695-2721
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday in October
10am-6pm
 
Fees/Admission:   $9.00 (+ tax) for ages 12 and older
$5.00 (+ tax) for ages 3-11
kids 2 and under are free
Oct 28   Pumpkin Palooza
* Costume contests throughout the day * Games * Crafts * Tasty treats and more!
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://LandsburgNursery.com
Location:   Landsburg Nursery
16460 Hwy 371 North
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Shelly Boser
Email:   shelly@landsburgnursery.com
Date/Time Details:   October 28, 2017
10 AM - 1 PM
Fees/Admission:   * $5 per child age 3-12
Oct 28   Crosslake Children's Spooktacular Halloween Party
The 19th annual children's Spooktacular Halloween Party will go from noon to 2 p.m. at the Crosslake Community Center.  There will be games, activities, prizes and treats. Designed for younger children (up to 10 years fo age), all are encouraged to come in costume and be accompanied by an adult.
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Crosslake Community Center at 218-692-4271
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 28, 2018 
 12 - 2 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
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.
Oct 28   THE WOMAN IN BLACK
A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. "The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter." - Daily Telegraph London Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt's ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating 27 terrifying years in London's West End, The Woman in Black will hold you in her icy grip. This play is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 28, 2017
2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $12 Adult • $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Oct 28   Costume 3k ''Zombie'' Fun Run
Wear your Halloween costume and head for the starting line at Ruttger's. It's not a race, but zombies will be chasing you, trying to snatch your "Brains" attached to your race bibs. Each "Brain" is worth a post-race drink, so try your best not to run too slowly. Racers receive a t-shirt!
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM
Website:   http://ruttgers.com/
Location:   Starts at Ruttger's 
Contact:   800-450-4545
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday October 28th
2pm

 
Oct 28   Halloween Costume Party and Thriller Competition

Join us this Halloween weekend for a costume contest, live DJ, and a Thriller Dance-off! 

Costume prizes will be awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd place. Dynamite Reflections will be here with a live DJ and an MC to host a dance party from 6-9 which will include a Thriller Dance-Off competition! Get out your red suit, werewolf fur or zombie hats and practice those moves! Contestants that sign up and participate will earn a brew on the house for sharing their talents with us. 

Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.roundhousebrew.com/
Location:   Roundhouse Brewery
1551 North Pacific Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 851-8437
Email:   info@roundhousebrew.com
Date/Time Details:   October 28, 2017
6 - 9 PM
Oct 28   Hidden Hollows Presents - Haunted Mansion, Haunted Corn Maze, The Carnival
Join us for Central MN’s largest haunted attraction. Includes Haunted Mansion, Haunted Corn Maze, The Carnival, Bonfire, Concessions, and more. 

Corn Maze $14
Mansion $10
Combo Ticket $22

Coupons available in area businesses and from our Scream Team Members.
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://Hidden-hollows.com
Location:   17553 State Highway 18
Brainerd, MN 56401 
Contact:   218-764-2524
Email:   info@paulbunyanland.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday October 28th 
7pm-10pm
Fees/Admission:   Corn Maze $14
Mansion $10
Combo Ticket $22
Oct 28   Bee-Bop and Bobby Sox
The theme for the 2017 Geritol Frolics is Be-Bop & Bobby Sox as we take another trip back to the wonderful music of the Fifties. The show will be presented in the 480-seat auditorium of Franklin Arts Center at 1001 Kingwood in Brainerd, MN and will run approximately two hours including a 15- minute intermission. Refreshments are available but not allowed in the theater.

Performance dates and times are: October 19 and 28  at 7:00 pm and October 20-22, 26, 27, 29 at 1:30 pm. Note that the Saturday performance in the first week is now a matinee performance.
Note, too, that matinee performance times have been changed from 2:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. (see the seating chart) There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at geritolfrolics.com, starting September 1. Just click on the ‘buy tickets now’ button in the upper left corner of the page and follow the prompts. All major credit cards are accepted.

Box Office ticket sales will begin on September 18 and can be purchased at our Franklin Arts Center Box Office or by calling 218-825-4993.  Hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

All seats are reserved, all sales are final and tickets can be picked up, mailed or held for will-call.
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.geritolfrolics.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center   
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-825-4993
Date/Time Details:   Saturday October 28th
7pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.
Oct 29   Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias
The Farm on St. Mathias is home to the region's biggest and most intense corn maze, a labyrinth winding its way through six acres of towering corn.  The recently added, kid friendly maze, spans over an acre with revealing sight lines and central gathering space. 

If you would like to book a group during the week, please call Arlene at 612-695-2721.  We offer discounted pricing for groups.  We offer school field trips, church groups, social groups and specialize in hosting numerous senior living and assisted living hayrides, including handicapped accessible wagons. 

The corn maze will be open every Saturday and Sunday through October 29th. 
Date:   October 29, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   https://www.thefarmonstmathias.com/fall-activities/
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias 
7579 St Mathias Rd SW
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (612) 695-2721
Email:   info@thefarmonstmathias.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday in October
12pm-5pm 
Fees/Admission:   $9.00 (+ tax) for ages 12 and older
$5.00 (+ tax) for ages 3-11
kids 2 and under are free
Oct 29   Mount Ski Gull Annual Ski Swap
Come out to Mount Ski Gull this Sunday, October 15th from 1-4 for our annual Ski Swap. Sell your used equipment and gear and upgrade to new gear.  Also, don't miss out on the last chance to purchase season passes with the early bird price!

Drop-off Times are:
Friday 10/27 5pm-7pm
Saturday 10/28 9am-1pm

Pick-up Time is:
Sunday 10/29 4pm-5pm
Date:   October 29, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Mount Ski Gull 
9898 County Rd 77
Nisswa, MN 56468
Email:   info@skigull.com
Date/Time Details:   Drop-off Times are:
Friday 10/27 5pm-7pm
Saturday 10/28 9am-1pm

Pick-up Time is:
Sunday 10/29 4pm-5pm
Oct 29   Bee-Bop and Bobby Sox
The theme for the 2017 Geritol Frolics is Bee-Bop & Bobby Sox as we take another trip back to the wonderful music of the Fifties. The show will be presented in the 480-seat auditorium of Franklin Arts Center at 1001 Kingwood in Brainerd, MN and will run approximately two hours including a 15- minute intermission. Refreshments are available but not allowed in the theater.

Performance dates and times are: October 19 and 28  at 7:00 pm and October 20-22, 26, 27, 29 at 1:30 pm. Note that the Saturday performance in the first week is now a matinee performance.
Note, too, that matinee performance times have been changed from 2:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. (see the seating chart) There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at geritolfrolics.com, starting September 1. Just click on the ‘buy tickets now’ button in the upper left corner of the page and follow the prompts. All major credit cards are accepted.

Box Office ticket sales will begin on September 18 and can be purchased at our Franklin Arts Center Box Office or by calling 218-825-4993.  Hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

All seats are reserved, all sales are final and tickets can be picked up, mailed or held for will-call.
Date:   October 29, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.geritolfrolics.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center   
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-825-4993
Date/Time Details:   Sunday October 29th
1:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.
Oct 29   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   October 29, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Oct 30   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   October 30, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Oct 31   Mall-O-Ween
Trick or Treating, Parade, Games, Fun, photographer, and more! From 4:30 to 7 
Date:   October 31, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/upcoming.php
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   218.828.1668
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday October 31st
4:30pm-7pm
Oct 31   Crosslake Lutheran Church Trunk 'N Treat
Bring your little ones to the Annual Crosslake Lutheran Church Trunk & Treat. The children will "Trunk & Treat" vehicles decorated in the parking lot and proceed into the fellowship hall for fun Halloween games and activities. Food will be available.

Safe Family Fun !!!!!!

Everyone Welcome!
Date:   October 31, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Pat Netko (218)692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 31, 2018
beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  
Free
Nov 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   November 1, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 01   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   November 1, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
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 03   THE HILLBENDERS: THE WHO'S TOMMY
"Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball." Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who's Tommy. The show covers the original album from start to finish with audience participation, plus a set of original bluegrass tunes. www.hillbenders.com
Date:   November 3, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   November 3, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25 Adult / $18 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Nov 04   Pequot Lakes Block Party 2017
Welcome Deer Hunter Widows to Pequot Lakes! Shop, dine, and enjoy your weekend while all the hunters are out in the woods!

Pequot Lakes is once again hosting the Block Party where businesses around town have in-store specials, refreshments, drawings, and more!

Come shop Pequot Lakes! Find the Bobber you're there! 
 

 
Date:   November 4, 2017
Location:   Businesses in the Pequot Lakes area.
Contact:   Leslie's Clothes 568-5981
Email:   Leslies Clothes
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, November 4, 2017
9 a.m. - 5 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 05   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   November 5, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Nov 06   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   November 6, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.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   Workplace Wellness Conference
Healthy employees are key to a healthy business. Workplace wellness can help your business increase employee satisfaction, maximize productivity, minimize absenteeism, and manage healthcare costs. Crow Wing Energized invites small and large businesses to attend the free Workplace Wellness Conference on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

During the free event, panel discussions will focus on:
• Stress Reduction and Resiliency
• Tobacco Reduction
• Healthy Eating
• Breastfeeding
• Active Living

By the end of this conference, attendees will be able to implement at least one health and wellness related initiative within their worksite. In addition, attendees will establish connections with other local employers who are currently implementing best practices surrounding workplace wellness.
Date:   November 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://crowwingenergized.org/events/crow-wing-energized-workplace-wellness-health-and-wellness-confe
Location:   Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center,
523 N 3rd St.
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Sign up online at www.CrowWingEnergized.org and click on the Workplace Wellness conference button. Registration is free.
Email:   Cassie.Carey@crowwingenergized.org
Date/Time Details:   November 8, 2017
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free - registration required.
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 08   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   November 8, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 08   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   November 8, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
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 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Nov 09   Pequot Promoters meeting
Pequot Promoters meets the first Thursday of the first full week of every month.
Date:   November 9, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Pequot Lakes Library
Date/Time Details:   Learn about what's happening in the community from the Pequot Lakes Chamber, Community Action, Thriving Community Initiative and others.
Nov 09   Estate Planning - How are Your Plans Coming Along?
We all know how easy it is to put off your estate planning. It seems there is always something more important to do. If you have been meaning to begin the process of getting your estate in order, please join us for a FREE informational seminar on estate planning.

Seating is limited so please RSVP and save your spot by calling Kathleen at 218-333-3018.
Date:   November 9, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:  

CTC Conference Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administrative Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

 

Contact:   Kathleen 218-333-3018
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, November 4, 2017
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
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 09   GHOSTS OF WAR
Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. Based on Smithson's extraordinary and harrowing memoir, this play marches along one GI's tour of duty. It will change the way you feel about what it means to be an American. Smithson will attend this performance and will be on-hand for a talk-back after the show. www.griffintheatre.com
Date:   November 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   November 9, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:  

Tickets: $20 Adult / $15 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases. Free admission to veterans (day of show). First come, first served. Subject to availability

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 - Nov 12   Sidewalk Sale!
Stop in and get some early Christmas shopping done! 
Date:   November 10, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   During Regular Mall Hours
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 10   "My Fair Lady" Production

Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit.  My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, "Pygmalion."

Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Mark Liedl, Pequot Lakes) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society.

His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Jenny Kiffmeyer, Baxter), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond - one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.

Date:   November 10, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium - Door 3
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   November 11 and 12, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 17 and 18, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 12 and 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Nov 11   Holiday Craft Show & Bake Sale
Come Join us and tell your friends!  We will have many rooms of beautiful handcrafted items for sale.  Home baked goods, and The Center doughnuts made by The Center crew.  Lunch available for purchase 10 am to 1 pm.
 
Date:   November 11, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, Mn  56401
Contact:   218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, November 11, 2017
9 AM to 3 PM
Nov 11   Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival
Craft Shows
We offer Fall, Holiday and Spring craft shows sponsored by Community Education. For more information, contact Kari Roberts at 218-454-6954. All are held at Brainerd High School with over 150 vendors and attendance is free. Refreshments are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting student scholarship funds.
Dates for 2016 
Spring Arts and Craft Festival - May 13, 2017
Fall Arts and Craft Festival - October 14, 2017
Holiday Arts and Craft Festival - November 11, 2017
Craft Shows run from 9:30 am-4 pm at BHS.
 
Date:   November 11, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Brainerd High School
702 S 6th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Kari Roberts 218-454-6957
Date/Time Details:   October 14, 2017
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
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 11   "My Fair Lady" Production

Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit.  My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, "Pygmalion."

Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Mark Liedl, Pequot Lakes) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society.

His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Jenny Kiffmeyer, Baxter), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond - one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.

Date:   November 11, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium - Door 3
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   November 11 and 12, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 17 and 18, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 12 and 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Nov 12   "My Fair Lady" Production

Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit.  My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, "Pygmalion."

Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Mark Liedl, Pequot Lakes) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society.

His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Jenny Kiffmeyer, Baxter), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond - one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.

Date:   November 12, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium - Door 3
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   November 11 and 12, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 17 and 18, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 12 and 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Nov 12   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   November 12, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Nov 13   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   November 13, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.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   Master Gardeners Classes

Classes held on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon
Register by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574

Presentations facilitated by certified U of M Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.

2017 Schedule
Gardening Class Descriptions

Tuesday, Jan 10: Jennifer Knutson, “An Invitation to the Garden: Outdoor Entertaining”
When planning an outdoor wedding or other big event, you want the gardens surrounding the important occasion to be lovely. Five important practices to keep your gardens looking their best for your big event will be discussed.

Tuesday, February 14: Tracey Srock, “Lettuce and Salad Greens for Your Garden”
Lettuce and salad greens come in a variety of choice, they’re easy to grow, and they’re good for you. They can be grown indoors and/or outside for most of the year. This presentation will discuss variety selection, site preparation, maintenance, and harvesting.

Tuesday, March 14: Coralee Fox, “Plant Natives – Attract Pollinators”
Human activity has left an irrevocable mark on the landscape we occupy. Habitat loss has had a devastating effect on native pollinators that rely on wild and semiwild areas. As a home gardener, you can help while doing what you love by choosing native plants for your garden

Tuesday, April 11, Tracey Srock, “New Adventures in Vegetable Gardening”
Love your vegetable garden but longing to grow something different? This presentation will introduce you to vegetables that are a little different than the standard choices we’ve all come to know and love.

Tuesday, May 9, Jackie Burkey, “Edible Landscaping”
Looking for great ideas on how to mix fruits and vegetables with your flowers and shrubs? This presentation will show you how to eat local, from your own garden, without the long straight rows in the backyard.

Tuesday, June 13: Jennifer Knutson, “Miniature Gardens”
Enter the magical world of miniature gardens! This seminar will present creative ideas on how to design a terrarium, dish garden and outdoor miniature garden, to include fairy gardens.

Tuesday, July 11: JoAnn Weaver, “Healthy Soil – Healthy Garden”
This presentation will help you to understand the key components of different soil types and the challenges that each type can present. Information will be provided on improving your soil quality by means of soil conditioning, incorporating compost, and fertilizing for the best result.

Tuesday, August 8: Coralee Fox, “Water Wisely – Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet”
Knowing how soil texture affects water movement and knowing the what, where and how of watering are key to growing healthy plants and to conserving our precious water supply. The session will include tips for improving the soil, maintaining healthy gardens, trees and shrubs, and a healthy lawn.

Tuesday, September 12: Jackie Burkey, “Dahlias”
Dahlias can add a lot of color and texture to a Minnesota garden. In this class we’ll talk about how to successfully grow gorgeous dahlias and how to store the tubers in winter. We’ll also look at examples of the many different classes of dahlias.

Tuesday, October 10: Jennifer Knutson, “Beware! Within the Plant Kingdom Lurks Evil!”
Nature has many dangerous plants. Most people know about the dangers of poison ivy, but how many Minnesota gardeners know that some common ornamentals can cause serious illness or even death if ingested? This seminar is not meant to frighten but to inform.

Tuesday, November 14: JoAnn Weaver, “Exploring the Medicinal Value of Common Herbs”
Herbal remedies are found on the shelves of many supermarkets and pharmacies. Explore the known risks and benefits of certain plants. Information will be provided on common cultivated and wild herbs.

Tuesday, December 12: JoAnn Weaver, “Shakespeare’s Gardens”
Celebrating the magic of Shakespeare in our gardens is something that we as individuals often unknowingly practice. This presentation will feature an overview of the gardens and the plants that played such an important role in his life and that he so aptly described in his writings.

Date:   November 14, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/library
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Library 218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   2nd Tuesday of each month
June 13 through December 12, 2017
Nov 14   BusinessNOW- Old School CHOW - The LAKE Foundation
The LAKE (Lakes Area Kids Enrichment)Foundation and the Crosslake Community School invite you to attend an "Old School" Chamber CHOW to celebrate the NEW school! 
Moonlite Bay will host the event on Tues. Nov. 14, 2017 from 12 - 1 p.m. Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5 suggested donation), visit with the Board of Directors and learn more about the new school which will also serve as a community facility. There will be a visual presentation showing features that include indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, gymnasium with concert or theater options and so much more!  Bring your business cards for networking and we'll pass the microphone so everyone will have an opportunity to introduce themselves.
Date:   November 14, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Chamber of Commerce 218-692-4027
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Tues. November 14, 2017
12 - 1 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 suggested donation for the kids!
Nov 14   Business After Hours - Hy-Tec Construction

Join Hy-Tec 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. Delicious appetizers will be provided by Ernie's on Gull.
 
Hy-Tec Construction of Brainerd relies on the latest technology and building methods to ensure that their work meets or exceeds the highest standards in commercial, residential and industrial construction.

Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. 
 Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   November 14, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Hy-Tec 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 15   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   November 15, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 15   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   November 15, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Nov 16   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   November 16, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Nov 16   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   November 16, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Nov 16   2017 Brainerd Lakes Chamber Celebration of Excellence Annual Dinner
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber and Widseth Smith Nolting invite you to celebrate the Business Excellence and Business Legacy Awards, Leadership Experience Class of 2017, and the big winner of the Destination Downtown Business Challenge. In true Paul Bunyan fashion, the entire event will be "Larger than Life!"

Table Sponsor levels and individual tickets are available. Purchase here or contact Sue Galligan 218-822-7119 sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com Click Here to view Table Sponsor levels, individual tickets and additional items.

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LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE GRADUATION

The Blue Ox Business Academy's Leadership Experience Class of 2017 will be recognized. The Leadership Experience is a nine-month program (10 full days!) that develops and inspires emerging leaders through experiences that help them to better understand themselves and their connections to a thriving community. 

Leadership Class of 2017:
Ted Abear (Deerwood Bank), Karen Bartholomaus (Crow Wing County), Ryan Bengston (Nor-Son, Inc.), Toni Bleser (Hy-Tec Construction), Becky Borash (Crow Wing Power), Stefani Bourassa (LINDAR Corporation), KC Brager (GrowthZone), Trish Exsted (Crow Wing County), Lonnie Faacks (Grand View Lodge), Josh Henline (Anderson Brothers Construction), Roy Hurin, CPA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), Rick Jaehnert (Avantech), Sarah Jennissen (Central Lakes College), Noah Kaufmann (Midwest Security & Fire), Nate Lebeck (Life Link III), Vanessa Lofquist (Cuyuna Regional Medical Center), Nikki Lyter (Brainerd Dispatch), Brian Moon (Easy Riders Bicycle and Sport Shop), Michael Moroni (CTC), Brent Morris (Widseth Smith Nolting), Seth Neistadt (Brainerd Lakes Chamber), Nathan Norton (Nor-Son, Inc.), Jeff Osborne (Bremer Bank), Darin Owen (Clow Stamping Company), Joshua Rardin (RiverWood Bank), Amber Schlegel (Brainerd Pubic Schools Foundation), Patrick Sharbonda (Crow Wing County), Chad Shogren (Pequot Tool & Manufacturing), Mikayla Skarolid (CTC), Sarah Smith (Confidence Learning Center), Michael Steichen (Essentia Health) and Tim Walker (Pequot Tool & Manufacturing).

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD
Every year the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce recognizes an outstanding business for its entrepreneurial spirit and accomplishments. The Business Excellence Award shines the spotlight on one Brainerd Lakes Chamber member who has displayed our values in the following ways: Leadership, Workforce, Innovation and Community. Presented by Brainerd Dispatch, the 2017 Business Excellence Award will honor CTC - Consolidated Telecommunications Company!

CTC is committed to providing advanced communication solutions, with the highest quality of services, for our customers. CTC employees inspire one another to support and strengthen the communities we serve.  CTC's vision is to be the premier provider of communication solutions providing products and services that enhance our customer’s personal and professional lives.  CTC has had a long and foundational relationship with the Brainerd area. CTC has demonstrated a commitment to growth by investing in a technology and communications infrastructure with a focus on economic development, education, healthcare, and the wellbeing of the community.

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BUSINESS LEGACY AWARD

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce will present the Business Legacy Award to an individual who has achieved exceptional business success in his or her lifetime. We seek to recognize inspiring leadership that transcends business and leaves a legacy of community and economic vitality for generations to come. Present by RiverWood Bank, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber's 2017 Business Legacy Award will honor Arnold S. Johnson!


From his humble beginnings driving on the iron range, Arnie Johnson moved to Brainerd and began working as an insurance agent. He founded Universal Pensions, Inc. (UP) in 1975 when IRAs first became available to individual savers. He grew UPI from a solo enterprise to a business that has provided jobs to thousands of workers in the Brainerd area, employing more than 500 at the time UPI was sold in 2001. Arnie successfully founded or acquired several businesses in recent years and currently owns Integrated Retirement, a company that provides training and content to financial organizations that deliver retirement plan products and services. Arnie has been and continues to serve the Brainerd community through his leadership on numerous boards and his philanthropic efforts.


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DESTINATION DOWNTOWN THE BIG REVEAL


Presentation of the Destination Downtown Business Challenge   winner! Destination Downtown is a unique business competition to advance the economic revolution of Downtown Brainerd. With a Community prize package worth more than $50,000, the Business Challenge will provide an awesome advantage to entrepreneurs seeking to start or expand a business.




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TABLE SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

Paul Bunyan ($1,000 - Limited / Only 2 Left)
Paul Bunyan is LakesPROUD and wants YOU to join him by celebrating in your support to our successful regional campaign while sitting among our award winners and sponsors! There are only 10 tables available, so act now!

  • Reserved table and dinner tickets for 8
  • Table located up front and near the stage
  • Funds help support our LakesPROUD regional campaign
Babe the Blue Ox ($750)
Enjoy the evening while sporting your buffalo plaid with Babe the Blue Ox and pals!
  • Reserved table and dinner tickets for 8
  • Table located in the 3rd and 4th rows
Lucette ($600)
Paul Bunyan's girlfriend, Lucette, loves a good time and guarantees a fun-filled evening for you and your guests!
  • Reserved table and dinner tickets for 8
  • Table located in the middles rows

INDIVIDUAL SEATS ($50 / 1)

ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO PURCHASE

Refreshment Tickets
Treat your table guests to complimentary beverages. Purchase tickets in advance and pick up at the registration table when you arrive. Tickets good for: nonalcoholic beverages, beer, wine and all mixed drinks.
  • 1 Drink per Guest (8 total) $80
  • 2 Drinks per Guest (16 total) $160
Pre-Set Wine with Dinner at Your Table
Serve your guests two bottles of wine and enjoy the program without having to leave the table.
$50 / 2 Bottles. Choose two:
  • Bread and Butter Chardonnay
  • Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio
  • Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir
  • Beringer Founders Estate Merlot
 Support the LakesPROUD Movement
Help us keep it local! www.lakesproud.com
  • $50 LakesPROUD Donation
  • $100 LakesPROUD Donation
'Larger Than Life' Showcase Basket
Provide an eye-popping 'Larger Than Life' Showcase Basket that can include promotional items, products, flowers and/or assorted goodies that inspire oooh's and aaah's while marketing your business! Each Showcase Basket will be prominently displayed and given away drawn to lucky winners at the conclusion of the event. Mark your Showcase Basket with your business name and drop it off at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administrative office, Crosslake Chamber or Pequot Lakes Chamber by Monday, November 13, 2017. (Suggested value $100)

CLICK HERE to print the event flyer.

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EVENT SCHEDULE:
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Social Hour (appetizers and cash bar)

6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

  • Celebration of Excellence Welcome - Sponsored by Widseth Smith Nolting
  • Recognition of volunteers, committees, and retiring board members
  • Graduation of the Leadership Class of 2017
  • Plated Dinner (6:30 p.m.)
    • Roasted Sweet Keeper Squash Salad (pecans, brussel sprouts, beets, dried cranberries, baby kale, Irma's poppy seed dressing)
    • Irma's 1983 Pot Roast Dinner (beef short rib, bordelaise, seasonal vegetable, duck confit hash)
    • Mini Pecan Tart & Pumpkin Macaron
  • Destination Downtown Presentation and Winner Announced!
  • Business Excellence Award Presentation - Sponsored by Brainerd Dispatch
  • Business Legacy Award Presentation - Sponsored by Riverwood Bank

 
Music for the evening will be provided by the Blue Moon Jazz Quintet. Live jazz and popular music played by a professional ensemble with drums, upright bass, guitar, trumpet and saxophone. You will love the bright sound of jazz standards, funk and blues.
Featuring:
Chris Fogderud (Trumpet, Vocals)
Mike Sommerness (Saxophone)
Greg Breen (Bass)

Malcolm Rosenberger (Drums)

Jim Olsen (Guitar)

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ABOUT THE AWARDS
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber will present two awards at its six-annual Celebration of Excellence on November 16th - the traditional Business Excellence Award, which goes to an outstanding local business, and the Business Legacy Award, which celebrates individual lifetime achievements as well as community and economic contributions. 
 
For both awards, a nomination/application process was announced in June 2017. After the deadline passed in mid-July, a ten-member volunteer selection committee independently scored and discussed each applicant before choosing the recipients.
 
Past recipients of the Business Excellence Award include:

  • Widseth Smith Nolting (2012)
  • Crosswoods Golf (2013)

  • Grand View Lodge (2014)

  • Ultra Paws LLC (2015)
     
  • Just for Kix (2016)

Past recipient of the Business Legacy Award:
  • Stewart C. Mills Jr. (2016)
Date:   November 16, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:  
Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
Sports Centre

11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:00 p.m. - Social
6:00 p.m. - Leadership Experience Class of 2017
6:30 p.m. - Plated dinner
7:00 p.m. - Celebration of Excellence program
Fees/Admission:   Paul Bunyan Table ($1,000)
Babe the Blue Ox Table ($750)
Lucette Table ($600)
Individual Seats ($50/1)
Refreshment Tickets ($80/8 or $160/16)
Pre-Set Wine (2 Bottles/$50)
LakesPROUD Donation ($50 or $100)
'Larger Than Life' Showcase Basket ($100 Suggested Value)

 
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 Interlachen 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   Taste of Lakes Fundraiser
Taste of the Lakes is Kinship’s most successful fundraising venture and for many attending this sold out event, it’s the kick-off to the holiday season.  “Taste” includes a tasting of offerings from the finest area restaurants, wine and beer tasting, art auction, a live auction of some superb items donated by the community, and of course the silent auction.  We will be utilizing Electronic Bidding on all silent auction items again this year. All Bidding will be done through cell phones!  This will increase the bidding on the silent auction items, so your donation will even further the mission of Kinship.
Come and celebrate with your friends, family, and co-workers at this gourmet dining event and help support Kinship Partners.
 
A limited amount of tickets will be sold and must be purchased in advance.  Tickets go on sale on September 17, 2017
 
Date:   November 17, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://kinshippartners.org/events/taste-of-the-lakes/
Location:   Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468
 
Contact:   218-454-8014
Email:   info@kinshippartners.org
Date/Time Details:   November 17, 2017
5:30 - 9:30 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   Tickets go on sale on September 17, 2017
contact Kinship 218-454-8014

 
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 17   Grassroots Concert - ACTUAL WOLF
Actual Wolf, aka Eric Pollard, is a Grand Rapids, Minn. native. He is the dude with red glasses who blends the grit and soul of country music with the rhythm of rock and the twang of Americana. ?Listening to him is like hearing a wolf trying on a sound; a vocal chameleon, channeling Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, or a nameless country singer drifting in on AM signal.? ?MINNESOTA BROWN
Date:   November 17, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://grassrootsconcerts
Location:   Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar
Journey North Church
5459 Co. Rd. 18
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   grassrootsconcerts.org or visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook
Date/Time Details:   November 18, 2017
6:30 PM doors open
7:30 PM music starts
 
Fees/Admission:   $10 at the door
Nov 17   "My Fair Lady" Production

Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit.  My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, "Pygmalion."

Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Mark Liedl, Pequot Lakes) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society.

His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Jenny Kiffmeyer, Baxter), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond - one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.

Date:   November 17, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium - Door 3
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   November 11 and 12, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 17 and 18, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 12 and 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Nov 18   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   November 18, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
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 18   "My Fair Lady" Production

Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit.  My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, "Pygmalion."

Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Mark Liedl, Pequot Lakes) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society.

His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Jenny Kiffmeyer, Baxter), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond - one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.

Date:   November 18, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium - Door 3
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   November 11 and 12, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 17 and 18, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 12 and 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Nov 19   "My Fair Lady" Production

Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit.  My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, "Pygmalion."

Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Mark Liedl, Pequot Lakes) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society.

His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Jenny Kiffmeyer, Baxter), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond - one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.

Date:   November 19, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info/current-production
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium - Door 3
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Community Education Office at 218.568.9200
Email:   bwilliams@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   November 11 and 12, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 17 and 18, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM
November 12 and 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+): $12.00
Youth (18 and under): $10.00
Nov 19   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   November 19, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Nov 20   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   November 20, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Nov 22   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   November 22, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 22   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   November 22, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
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 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
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   30th Annual Open House - Judy's House of Gifts
Judy's House of Gifts is hosting their 30th Annual Open House Friday and Saturday, November 24-25, 2017.  In-store specials, refreshments, door prizes, free gift wrapping and a free gift with $30 purchase.  Judy and staff can help you find unique and meaningful gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
Date:   November 24, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Judy's House of Gifts
35494 CR 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Judy's House of Gifts 218-692-3123
Date/Time Details:   Fri. and Sat. November 24-25, 2017
9:30 a.m - 5 p.m.
Nov 24   Lunch and Learn at The Center
Lunch & Learn is a new program of The Center.  Join us for a wonderful presentation.  Lunch & Learn will be held the fourth Friday of each month at The Center. A light $5 lunch will be served.  Come and learn about the Guatemala Missions on Friday, September 22, 2017.  A Chicken Slider Lunch will be served.  Stop and purchase your ticket for lunch by noon on Thursday.  
Date:   November 24, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   Thr Center 
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Friday of every month
Begnning September 22, 2017
Noon
Fees/Admission:   $5 for lunch
Nov 24   Nisswa City of the Lights
Nisswa welcomes the holiday season with a countdown to lighting up the town that culminates with a fireworks display Friday, Nov. 24. The downtown area lights up all at once at 5:30 p.m., with holiday lights adorning trees and fences, stores and other buildings. Festivities for the annual event begin in the afternoon with horse-drawn wagon rides, live reindeer, storytelling, food merchants, bonfires, hot cider and donut holes at the Pioneer Village and holiday carolers. After the countdown to turning on all the lights, Santa Claus makes an appearance and fireworks shoot up over town at 7:30 pm
Date:   November 24, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-city-of-lights-celebration-8970
Location:   Downtown Nisswa
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   November 24, 2017
Events start at 2:00 PM
Lighting at 5:30 PM
Fireworks at 7:30 PM
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
Nov 26   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   November 26, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Nov 27   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   November 27, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Nov 29   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   November 29, 2017
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Nov 29   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   November 29, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Nov 29   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   November 29, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Nov 30 - Dec 02   Mr. Burns - A Post-Electric Play
Brainerd Community Theatre Production. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   November 30, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   November 30, December 2 & 3, 2017
December 7, 8 & 9, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $12 Adult • $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases
Call 218-855-8199 to order tickets or online at www.clcmn.edu/arts 
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   Holiday at the Dam in Crosslake
We're gearing up for the holiday season in Crosslake with Christmas activities for the entire family.  On Sat. Dec. 2, 2017 you can check off items on your gift list with unique and special gifts from Crosslake retailers offering refreshments, deals, discounts, gift wrapping and more!  Santa will be at the US Army Corps Campgrounds from 1 - 4 p.m.where you can enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, sip hot cider, warm up near the campfire with s'mores, and more!  Swag bags featuring Crosslake merchant deals, discounts and information will be free to the first 150 adult attendees. 

Bring a new unwrapped gift donation to the Dam, for Christmas for Kids  
This gift drive offers less fortunate families living in our community the opportunity to receive gifts and a meal to make their holiday special. 



 
Date:   December 2, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers
Crosslake Recreation Area
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Chamber of Commerce Crosslake Office, 218-692-4027
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, December 2, 2017
1 - 4 pm
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 03   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   December 3, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Dec 04   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   December 4, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Dec 06   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   December 6, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Dec 06   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   December 6, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Dec 07 - Dec 09   Mr. Burns - A Post-Electric Play
Brainerd Community Theatre Production. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Date:   December 7, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   November 30, December 2 & 3, 2017
December 7, 8 & 9, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $12 Adult • $8 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Call 218-855-8199 to order tickets or online at www.clcmn.edu/arts 
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 08   Grassroots Concert - Sally Barris
Sally Barris is a Nashville songwriter whose songs have been covered by many top-level artists. Fans are equally impressed with her song writing and expressive mountain soprano conveyed in a bright spirit. “Barris knows how to write lyrics that are forthright as a stream of clear water.” —Dirty Linen
Date:   December 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://grassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar
Journey Church
5459 County Rd 18
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   grassrootsconcerts.org or visit Grassroots Concerts Facebook
Date/Time Details:   December 8, 2017
6:30 PM doors open
7:30 PM music starts
Fees/Admission:   $10 at the door
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 09   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
     

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Jack Pine Center
 

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

6:00 p.m. "Light Up the Night Parade!"
 

  • On Government Drive from Pro-Build Lumber, left onto Main Street, left at 4-way stop. Cash Prizes!
  • No entry fee, call Barb Merritt for info 568-4695.

 
Sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes, Inc.

Date:   December 9, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://communityactionpequotlakes.org/
Location:  

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

 

 

Contact:   Barb Merritt 218-568-4695 Barb Merritt, (218)568-4695
Email:   communityactionpl@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, December 9, 2017
 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  
Free Community Event
Open to Business, organizations, and families!
Dec 10   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   December 10, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Dec 11   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   December 11, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.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 12   Master Gardeners Classes

Classes held on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon
Register by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574

Presentations facilitated by certified U of M Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.

2017 Schedule
Gardening Class Descriptions

Tuesday, Jan 10: Jennifer Knutson, “An Invitation to the Garden: Outdoor Entertaining”
When planning an outdoor wedding or other big event, you want the gardens surrounding the important occasion to be lovely. Five important practices to keep your gardens looking their best for your big event will be discussed.

Tuesday, February 14: Tracey Srock, “Lettuce and Salad Greens for Your Garden”
Lettuce and salad greens come in a variety of choice, they’re easy to grow, and they’re good for you. They can be grown indoors and/or outside for most of the year. This presentation will discuss variety selection, site preparation, maintenance, and harvesting.

Tuesday, March 14: Coralee Fox, “Plant Natives – Attract Pollinators”
Human activity has left an irrevocable mark on the landscape we occupy. Habitat loss has had a devastating effect on native pollinators that rely on wild and semiwild areas. As a home gardener, you can help while doing what you love by choosing native plants for your garden

Tuesday, April 11, Tracey Srock, “New Adventures in Vegetable Gardening”
Love your vegetable garden but longing to grow something different? This presentation will introduce you to vegetables that are a little different than the standard choices we’ve all come to know and love.

Tuesday, May 9, Jackie Burkey, “Edible Landscaping”
Looking for great ideas on how to mix fruits and vegetables with your flowers and shrubs? This presentation will show you how to eat local, from your own garden, without the long straight rows in the backyard.

Tuesday, June 13: Jennifer Knutson, “Miniature Gardens”
Enter the magical world of miniature gardens! This seminar will present creative ideas on how to design a terrarium, dish garden and outdoor miniature garden, to include fairy gardens.

Tuesday, July 11: JoAnn Weaver, “Healthy Soil – Healthy Garden”
This presentation will help you to understand the key components of different soil types and the challenges that each type can present. Information will be provided on improving your soil quality by means of soil conditioning, incorporating compost, and fertilizing for the best result.

Tuesday, August 8: Coralee Fox, “Water Wisely – Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet”
Knowing how soil texture affects water movement and knowing the what, where and how of watering are key to growing healthy plants and to conserving our precious water supply. The session will include tips for improving the soil, maintaining healthy gardens, trees and shrubs, and a healthy lawn.

Tuesday, September 12: Jackie Burkey, “Dahlias”
Dahlias can add a lot of color and texture to a Minnesota garden. In this class we’ll talk about how to successfully grow gorgeous dahlias and how to store the tubers in winter. We’ll also look at examples of the many different classes of dahlias.

Tuesday, October 10: Jennifer Knutson, “Beware! Within the Plant Kingdom Lurks Evil!”
Nature has many dangerous plants. Most people know about the dangers of poison ivy, but how many Minnesota gardeners know that some common ornamentals can cause serious illness or even death if ingested? This seminar is not meant to frighten but to inform.

Tuesday, November 14: JoAnn Weaver, “Exploring the Medicinal Value of Common Herbs”
Herbal remedies are found on the shelves of many supermarkets and pharmacies. Explore the known risks and benefits of certain plants. Information will be provided on common cultivated and wild herbs.

Tuesday, December 12: JoAnn Weaver, “Shakespeare’s Gardens”
Celebrating the magic of Shakespeare in our gardens is something that we as individuals often unknowingly practice. This presentation will feature an overview of the gardens and the plants that played such an important role in his life and that he so aptly described in his writings.

Date:   December 12, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/library
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Library 218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   2nd Tuesday of each month
June 13 through December 12, 2017
Dec 12   2017 Business After Hours Holiday Extravaganza
Make plans to attend the 22nd Annual Business After Hours Holiday Extravaganza at Town Hall of Madden's Resort on Tuesday, December 12, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. But don't come alone! Invite a guest, your employees, vendors and best customers. Take this opportunity to give them the gift of connection by introducing them to your business associates.

More than 400 Brainerd Lakes Area guests attend this first-class event which will include spectacular holiday decor, fabulous hors d'oeuvres, wine,and networking with area businesses.


This event is $5 for Chamber members, their employees, and the public. Chamber members can register and purchase tickets in advance. Pay with credit card or invoice. Cash bars will be available for purchasing beverages. 

Booth spaces are going fast, so reserve your space today and enjoy displaying your products / services to hundreds of attendees in a fun, holiday atmosphere!  Click Here for the Sponsor and Booth Form. Contact Sue Galligan 218-822-7119 with booth and event questions.

Cancelation Policy:
Cancelations must be made in writing via fax at (218) 822-7119 or email to sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com by end of business on Friday, November 24. Refunds not available after this date.
Date:   December 12, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:  
Town Hall of Madden's Resort
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan Event & Communications Manager 218-822-7119
Email:   Sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, December 12, 2017
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  

$5 for Chamber members and their guests
(Food, drink samples and festivities all included)
Purchase in advance and pay with credit card or be invoiced.
Pay at the door with cash or check.


 

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 13   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   December 13, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Dec 13   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   December 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
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 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
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 14 - Dec 17   Miracle on 34th Street
In this most heartwarming holiday story, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. Does the court confirm Kris as the true Santa? come see the dramatic results.

Auditions: October 13 at 7 p.m.; October 14 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Callbacks at 3 p.m.
Date:   December 14, 2017 - December 17, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://chamber.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/stage-north-theatre-company-11677
Location:   Stage North Theatre Company, Inc.
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Call to reserve your season tickets 218-232-6810
Date/Time Details:   Thursday - Sunday, December 14 - 17, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and December 17, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Season Tickets Only:
Adult $25.00
Child $12.50
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"
  • 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 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
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 15   Rock and Roll Christmas

Celebrating its 13th year in 2017! A Las Vegas-caliber, multimedia, Rock & Roll extravaganza that mixes hilarious stories with your favorite holiday songs in a way like you’ve never heard before. 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 as Paul “Stretch” Diethelm and Ted Manderfeld are joined on stage by vocalists Pamela McNeill, Stacy Bauer, and Tim Haussner, and backed by bassist Mike Zeleny, saxophonist and flutist Mike Kreitzer and drummer Billy Thommes. www.rrxsrocks.com Sponsored by: Deerwood Bank • Social 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm

Date:   December 15, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/events/rock-and-roll-christmas/
Location:  

Cragun's Centre
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Contact:   Jean Beckmann 218-855-8253
Email:   jbeckmann@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   December 15, 2017
Social 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 Adult / $18 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
Purchase 10+ adult tickets & receive a 15% discount.

Call 218-855-8199 to order tickets or online at www.clcmn.edu/arts 
Dec 16   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   December 16, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 17   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   December 17, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Dec 18   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   December 18, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Dec 19   Bridges Express - Haas Mill
Bridges now offers a convenient connection to the latest industry activities and experiences. Students will spend 50 minutes visiting with manufacturing staff, observing a Haas Mill  demonstration, understanding the career opportunities in the mfg industry and a presentation for students about what manufacturing is all about. 
Date:   December 19, 2017
Website:   https://www.bridgesconnection.org/express/
Location:   Staples Motley High School
Staples, MN 
Contact:   Becky Best
Email:   becky@bridgesconnection.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time schedule TBD
Dec 20   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   December 20, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Dec 20   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   December 20, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Dec 21   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   December 21, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Dec 21   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   December 21, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Dec 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:   December 21, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Dec 21   Tonic Sol FA - I Still Believe
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 with their I Still Believe show.
Date:   December 21, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu
Location:  

Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak St
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, December 21, 2017
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $22 Adult/$16 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online purchases.
Purchase 10+ adult tickets & receive a 15% discount.
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 22   Lunch and Learn at The Center
Lunch & Learn is a new program of The Center.  Join us for a wonderful presentation.  Lunch & Learn will be held the fourth Friday of each month at The Center. A light $5 lunch will be served.  Come and learn about the Guatemala Missions on Friday, September 22, 2017.  A Chicken Slider Lunch will be served.  Stop and purchase your ticket for lunch by noon on Thursday.  
Date:   December 22, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   Thr Center 
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Friday of every month
Begnning September 22, 2017
Noon
Fees/Admission:   $5 for lunch
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   December 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
Dec 24   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   December 24, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Dec 25   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   December 25, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Dec 27   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   December 27, 2017
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Dec 27   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   December 27, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Dec 27   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   December 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Dec 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:   December 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 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Dec 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:   December 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
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 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:   December 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.
Dec 31   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   December 31, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Jan 01   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   January 1, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jan 03   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   January 3, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 03   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   January 3, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jan 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:   January 5, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 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:   January 5, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 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:   January 6, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 06   Davina and the Vagabonds
Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence.

With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe.

So much more than just a blues act, DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original. www.davinaandthevagabonds.com
Date:   January 6, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/ticketing-informatio
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theater
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   Sat January 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $25 ADULT / $18 UNDER 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
218-855-8199 to buy tickets

 
Jan 07   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   January 7, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Jan 08   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   January 8, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jan 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   January 8, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jan 09   Business After Hours - Digital Horizons

Join Digital Horizons as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their new location in Brainerd. 

Digital Horizons is a provider of custom audio/visual, automation and lighting control solutions for residential and commercial environments. 

 
Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   January 9, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Digital Horizons
1924 South 10th Street
Brainerd, MN 56479
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,January 9, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jan 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:   January 10, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jan 10   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   January 10, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 10   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   January 10, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jan 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:   January 11, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Jan 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:   January 11, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jan 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:   January 12, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 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:   January 12, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 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:   January 13, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 14   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   January 14, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Jan 15   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   January 15, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jan 17   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   January 17, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 17   2018 United Way Chili Cook-off
2018 United Way Chili Cook-off. Cast your vote for the community choice award.
Date:   January 17, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.unitedwaynow.org
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Tammy 218-829-2619
Email:   tammy@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:   January 17, 2018
11:30 am - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:  
 
Jan 17   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   January 17, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jan 18   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Jan 18   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jan 18   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jan 19   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   January 19, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   January 19, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 20   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   January 20, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Jan 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   January 20, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 21   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   January 21, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Jan 22   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   January 22, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jan 23   Business After Hours - Viking Land Harley-Davidson

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

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

 Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   January 23, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Viking Land Harley-Davidson
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,January 23, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jan 24   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   January 24, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 24   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   January 24, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jan 25   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   January 25, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Jan 26   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   January 26, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jan 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   January 26, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jan 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   January 27, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jan 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   January 28, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jan 28   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   January 28, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Jan 29   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   January 29, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jan 31   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   January 31, 2018
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Jan 31   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   January 31, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 31   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   January 31, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Feb 01 - Feb 03   2018 Crosslake 15th Annual WinterFest
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 15th Annual SoupFest.

2018 WinterFest sweatshirts coming soon!

 Buy your 2018 Limited edition Coors Light Beer Koozie for $5  and get $2.50 Coors Light bottles on Fri and Sat. Feb. 1-3, 2018 at participating establishments.

Thurs. February 1, 2018 - 9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion
First of three daily clues released at local merchants and online at www.crosslake.com

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

3:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Cabin Fever Carnival
Crosslake Community School (36974 CR 66)
Kids Games, Bake Walk, Food & Fun! Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog!

6:30 p.m. - Meat Raffle
Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion (35112 CR 3)

7 - 9 p.m. - Celebrate WinterFest
Crosslake Community Center (14126 Daggett Pine Road)
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". WinterFest gear including sweatshirts, beer koozies and wristbands on sale too!
9 p.m. - Fireworks display

10 p.m. - Music featuring DJ's JP and Chad 
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

Sat. February 3, 2018
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast 
Crosslake Lutheran Church (35960 CR 66)

8 - 11 a.m. - Stonehouse Coffee Tasting
Lake Country Crafts & Cones

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

11 a.m. - Tiki Bar & Beach Bonfire
Manhattan Beach Lodge (39051 CR 66)

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. -  Kids Games
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

11 a.m. - Dusk - Helicopter Rides (weather permitting)
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

12 p.m. - 15th Annual SoupFest tasting begins 
Vote for your favorites and win a  prize package valued at $300!
 

12 p.m. - Ice Car Racing on Big Pine Lake
The Cedar Chest (33350 CR 3)

12 p.m. Bocce Ball Tournament
Riverside Saloon & Eatery

12 - 3 p.m. - Family Fun  
US Army Corps of Engineers Campground (35507 CR 66)
Bonfire, s'mores, coloring contest, water safety T-shirt color-ons and Bobber the Water Safety Dog

1 p.m. - Italian Outdoor Olympics
Maucieri's Italian Bistro (34650 CR 3)

1 p.m. Bar Bingo (18+)
Manhattan's (39051 CR 66)

1 - 4 p.m. - Radar Runs on the Bay
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

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

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

2017 SOUPFEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Judges Choice 
1st Place: Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion Post#500

2nd Place: (tie) Judy's House of Gifts and Manhattan's
3rd Place: Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

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

Peoples Choice Culinary:
1st Place: Manhattan's

2nd Place: Riverside Saloon & Eatery
3rd Place: Zorbaz - Crozzlake


Need Lodging?  Check out these preferred lodging partners.

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the
2018 WinterFest Chairperson Jessica Eide - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar and Committee Members: Tim & Beth Schalow - NMN Inc.and Northern Lakes Embroidery, Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Heather Jones - Barstock Liquors, Pat Netko - Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Becky Peterson - Whitefish Lodge & Suites, 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 1, 2018 - February 3, 2018
Location:  
Throughout Crosslake!
Contact:   218-692-4027 Cindy Myogeto
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
February 1-3, 2018
Fees/Admission:   Purchase your $5 wristband at these participating businesses and cash in on deals and discounts all over Crosslake! 


 
Feb 02   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   February 2, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 2, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 3, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 04   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   February 4, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Feb 05   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   February 5, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Feb 07   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   February 7, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 07   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   February 7, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Feb 08   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   February 8, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Feb 08   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   February 8, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Feb 09   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   February 9, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 9, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 10   Introduction to Beekeeping
Basic Beekeeping Class beginning with hiving bee
packages in the spring to harvesting honey in the fall
Presented by Larry Chismar
Date:   February 10, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum Visitor’s Center Main Level 
Contact:   Call the Arboretum at 218-829-8770 to sign up
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 for members\$25.00 for non-members
Advance registration requested-Limited to first 40 paid students
Payment due at registration time
Feb 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 10, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 11   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   February 11, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Feb 12   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   February 12, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Feb 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   February 12, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Feb 13   Business After Hours - Roundhouse Brewery

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

Roundhouse Brewery is a community oriented craft brewery looking to provide a product and location to connect the people of Brainerd and beyond.
 
Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   February 13, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Roundhouse Brewery
1551 North Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,February 13, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Feb 14   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   February 14, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Feb 14   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   February 14, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 14   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   February 14, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Feb 15   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   February 15, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Feb 15   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   February 15, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 15   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   February 15, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Feb 16   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   February 16, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 16, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 17   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   February 17, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Feb 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 17, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 18   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   February 18, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Feb 19   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   February 19, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Feb 21   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   February 21, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 21   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   February 21, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Feb 22   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   February 22, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Feb 23   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   February 23, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 23, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 24, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   February 25, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Feb 25   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   February 25, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Feb 26   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   February 26, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Feb 27   Business After Hours - Bill's Gun Shop

Join Bill's Gun Shop & Range as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. 

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

 Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   February 27, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Bill's Gun Shop & Range
7809 Excelsior Road
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,February 27, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Feb 28   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   February 28, 2018
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Feb 28   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   February 28, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 28   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   February 28, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Mar 02   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 2, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 2, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 3, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 03   Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Prince & Princess Pageant
Join us for the 11th annual Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Prince & Princess Pageant on Saturday, March 3, 2018. 

Event starts at 8:00 pm

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

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

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

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   March 4, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Mar 05   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   March 5, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Mar 07   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   March 7, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 07   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   March 7, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Mar 08   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 8, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Mar 08   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   March 8, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Mar 09   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 9, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 9, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 10   St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop Pub Crawl
Manhattan's
Travel to Crosslake Pubs for a fun-filled day of "test your skills" at each location via the Crosslake Shuttle.
Must be 21 years or older
Date:   March 10, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://crosslakereservations.com
Location:   Manhattan's
Contact:   218-692-2246
Date/Time Details:   Saturday 11th, 2017
Noon - 4 PM
Fees/Admission:   $10 Transportation fee per person
Mar 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 10, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 11   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   March 11, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Mar 12   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   March 12, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Mar 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   March 12, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Mar 14   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   March 14, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Mar 14   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   March 14, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 14   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   March 14, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Mar 15   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   March 15, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Mar 15   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   March 15, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 15   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   March 15, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Mar 16   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 16, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 16, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 17   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   March 17, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Mar 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 17, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 18   Wild Game Dinner and Fund Raiser
Lakeshore Conservation Club invites you to join them at their Wild Game Dinner and Fund Raiser.  There will be a social with games.  Raffles and silent auction will also be offered with fabulous prizes.  Seating is limited.  Make your reservations early.
Date:   March 18, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://lakeshoregunclub.com/
Location:   Gull Lake Center
Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave,
Nisswa, MN 56478

 
Contact:   218-851-8688
Email:   contact@lakeshoregunclub.com
Date/Time Details:   March 18, 2017
Social and games at 3:00 PM
Dinner at 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $55:00 per person
Table of 10 $500.00
Mar 18   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   March 18, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Mar 19   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   March 19, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Mar 21   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   March 21, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 21   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   March 21, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Mar 22   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 22, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Mar 23   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 23, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 23, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 24, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   March 25, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Mar 25   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   March 25, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Mar 26   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   March 26, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Mar 27   Business After Hours - Essentia Health

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

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

Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   March 27, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Essentia Health
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 27, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Mar 28   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   March 28, 2018
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Mar 28   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   March 28, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 28   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   March 28, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Mar 30 - Mar 31   2018 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo











The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Hubbard Radio are partnering once again to bring you one of the region's largest trade shows with everything you want, all in one place. On Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, the doors to Brainerd's Essentia Health Sports Center will open to over 150 local business exhibitors. This exciting 2-day event, formerly known as the Brainerd Lakes Marketplace and Hubbard Radio's Outdoor Show, welcomes over 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 have their Lakes Proud card punched by the exhibitors and entered for prizes. See you there!

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday March 30  |  10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Senior Day at the Everything Expo:

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


Saturday March 31  |  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Family Day at the Everything Expo:

  • 11 a.m. - -2 p.m. Meet, Greet and Photographs with Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. LIVE MUSIC with Rockin' Hill
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog Coloring Contest
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog Pictogram Puzzle Contest
  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Contest

LAKES PROUD STAMP CARD CONTEST 

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

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

Hey Kids.... MEET, GREET & PHOTOS WITH CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG SATURDAY 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.! Sponsored by Lakeland Public Television





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


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

EXHIBITORS:
    

GOLD ARENA EXHIBITORS:
    

BUSINESS BOOTH SPECIALS:

 

Date:   March 30, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 30, 2017
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 31, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   This exciting event is only $3 per adult; 17 and younger can attend for free.

 
Mar 30   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 30, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 30, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 31   2018 Guest Artist Mary Cassanova at Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe
Guest Artist Mary Casanova at Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe
Mary Casanova is an award-winning children's author of novels and picture books. Many of her books stem from her life on the Minnesota-Canadian border; yet some of her stories have taken her as far away as France, Norway, and Belize for research. Whatever the setting for her books, Casanova writes stories that matter--and stories that kids can't put down.  Many of her books will be available at Lakes Area Gallery.  Don't forget to bring any Mary Casanova books that you already have for Mary to sign. 
Date:   March 31, 2018
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe
Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   March 31, 2018
Noon to 1:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 31   Crosslake Ideal Lions Annual Easter Egg Hunt
2018 Crosslake Ideal Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt
Crosslake Ideal Lions will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the US Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Area in Crosslake.
Hunt begins at 10 a.m. until all the eggs are found. 
For ages 10 and under.
All kids get an Easter goodie bag from the Easter Bunny.
In case of rain or snow, the Easter Bunny will be at Whitefish Lodge & Suites.


 
Date:   March 31, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   US Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Area
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 31, 2018
10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Mar 31   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 31, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 01   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   April 1, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Apr 02   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   April 2, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Apr 04   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   April 4, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 04   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   April 4, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Apr 06   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 6, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 6, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 7, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 08   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   April 8, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Apr 09   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   April 9, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Apr 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   April 9, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Apr 10   Business After Hours - Hilltop Trailer Sales & Stroot, Schumer & Assoc.

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

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


Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

 

Date:   April 10, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  
Hilltop Trailer Sales
7324 Novotny Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 10, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Apr 11   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   April 11, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Apr 11   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   April 11, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 11   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   April 11, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Apr 12   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   April 12, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Apr 12   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   April 12, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Apr 13   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 13, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 13, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 14, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 15   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   April 15, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Apr 16   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   April 16, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Apr 18   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   April 18, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 18   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   April 18, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Apr 19   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   April 19, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 19   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   April 19, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
Apr 19   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   April 19, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Apr 20   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 20, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 20, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 21   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   April 21, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
Apr 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 21, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   April 22, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Apr 22   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   April 22, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Apr 23   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   April 23, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Apr 24   Business After Hours - Deerwood Bank

Join Deerwood Bank as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. 

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

 Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   April 24, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Deerwood Bank
14986 Lynwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 24, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Apr 25   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   April 25, 2018
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
Apr 25   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   April 25, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 25   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   April 25, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Apr 26   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   April 26, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Apr 27   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 27, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 27, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 28, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 29   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   April 29, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
Apr 30   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   April 30, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
May 02   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 2, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 02   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 2, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 04   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 4, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 4, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 05 - May 06   Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society Rock Show
The Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society will be host to the 77th annual Midwest Federation Convention this year!

What You Can Expect
:
Vendors
Crafts
Jewelry
Art
Exhibits
Displays
Flint Knapping Demonstrations
Kids Corner Activities
Door Prizes
Rock Cutting
The Wizard of Rocks
Free Prizes for Kids
Rocks, Minerals and Crystals
Silent Auctions- hourly all day
Concessions outside
Date:   May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Website:   http://www.cuyunarockclub.org/show.html
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
Curling Club Building
2000 SE 13th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sharon Smith, 218-829-4992 Ed Opatz, 320-250-1363
Email:   sharon@agatesrock.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 5, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, May 6, 10 am - 4pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 for adult admission 16 and over.
May 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 5, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 06   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   May 6, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
May 07   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   May 7, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
May 08   Business After Hours - Life Link III

Join Life Link III as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Life Link III provides helicopter and airplane on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. A non-profit company of 9 health system member-owners.
 
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 8, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  

Life Link III
16384 Airport Road, Ste 5
Brainerd, MN 56401


 

Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 8, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
May 08   Business After Hours - Advantage Seamless

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

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

Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   May 8, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Advantage Seamless
7419 Fourthun Road
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 8, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
May 09   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   May 9, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
May 09   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 9, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 09   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 9, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 10   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 10, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
May 10   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   May 10, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
May 11   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 11, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 11   Drive By Brats
Drive-By-Brats Sponsored by Light Up the Dam
Like the Lights?  Eat a Brat!
The Crosslake Light Up the Dam committee is serving up hot grilled brats to your car!  100% of the proceeds will be used to provide seasonal lighting displays on the Dam.
Drive by and grab lunch on your way to or from pre-fishing the Minnesota Walleye Opener!   We're grilling all day and businesses are encouraged to swing in and support the efforts with lunch for the whole staff! 

The Light Up the Dam Committee is a volunteer group who organizes the seasonal decorations on the Pine River Dam in Crosslake including the December Holiday Season,  WinterFest in February and St. Patrick's Day in March! New members are always welcome to join our efforts.  Contact the US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake office for more details.
Date:   May 11, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   US Army Corp of Engineers Crosslake Recreation Area
35507 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Office 218-692-2025
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 11, 2018
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 11, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 12   Walleye and Northern Fishing Opener
MN Walleye and Northern Fishing Opener
Date:   May 12, 2018
May 12   Spring Arts and Crafts Show
Brainerd Public Schools Community Education is sponsoring a spring arts and crafts show.  There will be 150 exhibitors.  Refreshments will be available.

Use north or south doors of Brainerd High School
Date:   May 12, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Kari Roberts 218-454-6954
Email:   kari.roberts@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   May 12, 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
May 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 12, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 13   Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle
3 pm | 5 Rounds
$1 per ticket

 Meat provided by Emily Meats
Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic# 02055-028
Date:   May 13, 2018
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays at 3 pm 
May 14   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   May 14, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
May 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 14, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
May 16   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 16, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 16   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 16, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 17   Crosslake Lutheran Church's Caregiver Support Group
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly
caregiver support group on the third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.

The group meets at Crosslake Lutheran church
and is open to anyone who provides care for a
loved one. The group is facilitated by lay leaders
and will also include educational sessions on
topics of interest.

Call Crosslake Lutheran church for more
information: 218-692-3682
Date:   May 17, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com/
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 
35960 Co Rd 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Every third Thursday of
each month from 10:30am–12 noon.
May 17   Caregiver Support Group Crosslake
Crosslake will be hosting a monthly caregiver support group on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. The group is open to anyone who provides care for a loved one. It is facilitated by lay leaders and will also include educational sessions on topics of interest.
Date:   May 17, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church

Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Luthern Church 218-692-3682
Date/Time Details:   Every Third Thursday of each month.
10:30 til Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 17   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   May 17, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
May 18   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 18, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 19   2018 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
Crosslake Ideal Lions Club Flea Market
You'll find all kinds of treasures at the summer Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market!  Held the 3rd Saturday monthly from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  More than 30 vendors offer something for everyone!
Date:   May 19, 2018
Time:   08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Midtown on Route 66
35808 County Road 66
Crosslake MN  56442
 
Contact:   Laura Billman 218-251-4820
Email:   ly679@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept, 22, 2018
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
May 19   Pedal with a Purpose
Local non-profits will have a chance to benefit from a new program being rolled out at Takedown Gym in Brainerd.
 
Pedal With a Purpose is a once-a-month indoor cycling event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to a designated non-profit each month. The event is open to the public, members and non-members; and, for $20, participants will take part in an instructor-led Bike Boss class indoor cycling choreographed to music.
 
Community and indoor cycling are two very important things to me, said Takedown instructor Jenny Holmes. To be able to coordinate this effort by combining those two things is very rewarding.
 
Pedal With a Purpose will be held the third Saturday of each month at 11 am. Class sizes are limited; however, additional classes will be added as demand allows. Each non-profit chosen will also have an opportunity to have an informational table and representatives at their respective months ride. To register for a Pedal With a Purpose session, call Takedown Gym at (218) 454-1770 or reserve your spot on the Takedown mobile app.
 
Non-profits interested in being considered as benefactors from a Pedal With a Purpose event are encouraged to stop by Takedown Gym for an application or email jenny@takedowngym.com
 
 
Date:   May 19, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://takedowngym.com
Location:   Takedown Gym
17192 MN 371
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 454-1770
Email:   jenny@takedowngym.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month
11:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20 per person
May 21   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   May 21, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
May 22   Business After Hours - Thelen Heating & Roofing

Join United Way of Thelen Heating & Roofing as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Brainerd. 

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

Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   May 22, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Thelen Heating & Roofing
1717 SSE 13th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 22, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
May 23   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 23, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 23   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 23, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
May 24   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 24, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
May 25   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 25, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 27, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
May 27   2018 Memorial Day Service - Crosslake Lutheran Church
Crosslake Lutheran Church Memorial Day Service
Crosslake Lutheran Church will  host a community observance of Memorial Day at 10 am on Sunday, May 27th, at the Outdoor Worship Center.
The celebration will feature music and a guest speaker and will include recognition of all veterans and military personnel in attendance. An American Legion Honor guard will provide appropriate honors to the colors and to the dead, including a bugler playing “TAPS.” Please join us and honor your troops, veterans, and your Country.
The Outdoor Worship Center is located at 14019 Daggett Pine Rd, across from Crosslake Community Center.

 
Date:   May 27, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church - Outdoor Location
14019 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church (218) 692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 27th, 2018
10 a.m.
May 28   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   May 28, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
May 30   Pequot Lakes Community Action
Community Action meeting
Date:   May 30, 2018
Location:   Cole Memorial Building
May 30   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 30, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 30   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   May 30, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jun 01   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 1, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 04   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   June 4, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jun 06   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 6, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 06   Bingo at Manhattan's
Join us for Bingo every Wednesday at Manhattan's
Games start at 6pm
10 Games including our Progressive Blackout game

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

Hosted by Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association lic #02055-028
Date:   June 6, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday at 6pm
Jun 08   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 8, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 08   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
Outdoor Movie at the Crosslake Campground
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer!  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. 

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

There is no charge to attend and water & popcorn will be provided too!  All donations are appreciated and will be matched dollar for dollar by the Crosslake Ideal Lions.  100% of the proceeds will be used to enhance the Christmas lights on the Dam and US Army Corps properties.




 
Date:   June 8, 2018
Time:   09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela - US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 8, 2018
Water Safety Program at 8:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.  Donations appreciated and matched by the Crosslake Ideal Lions with proceeds used for Christmas lights at the Dam.
Jun 09   2018 Crosslake-Ideal Lions Fishing Tournament
Crosslake Ideal Lions Fishing Tournament
The 30th annual Crosslake-Ideal Lions Fishing Tournament features prize money. A rules and regulations meeting will be held at Moonlight Bay
Date:   June 9, 2018
Location:   Moonlight Bay
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 9, 2018
Jun 11   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   June 11, 2018
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Jun 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 11, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jun 12   2018 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesday
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   June 12, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 12 through August 14, 2018
1 - 3 pm
Jun 12   Business After Hours - Irma's Kitchen at Cragun's Resort

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

Irma’s Kitchen, Gull Lake’s freshest new restaurant is located in the former home of the Hungry Gull Restaurant the building dates back to 1926. All food items are made in house using many of Irma’s recipes and the freshest local ingredients. The menu is divided into sections titled Social Plates, Garden, Between Bread, Steaks and Supper. Chef Brian Diumenti will showcase local products and ingredients and will serve dishes like Artisanal Cheese & Charcuterie, Deconstructed Cobb Salad, Pan-Seared Scallops, and Grass Fed Filet Mignon for dinner.
 
Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network.