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Jun 19 - Jun 23   The Center Weekly Activities
Monday 19
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: Sweet & Sour Pork, Rice, Oriental Veggie, Fruit, Cookie, Milk
12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. - Cribbage
4:00 p.m. - Great Decisions
 
Tuesday 20
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: Turkey in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Bread, Pumpkin Pie, Milk  
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil/Acrylic Painting
4 p.m. - Mahjong
5 p.m. - Dominos
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge
6:30 p.m. - Wood Carving
 
Wednesday 21
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8:30 a.m. - Energized
9 a.m. - Zumba
9 a.m. - Hand & Foot
9:30 a.m. - The Center’s Morning Group
9:30 a.m. - Mahjong
9:30 a.m. - Rosemaling
9:30 a.m. - Writers Group
10 a.m. - Knitting
10:30 a.m. - Book Club
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: Meatballs in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Beets Bread, Angel Food Cake with Fruit Sauce, Milk
12:30 p.m. - Bingo
1:00 p.m. - Whist
3:00 p.m. - Clogging
 
 
Thursday 22

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: Pub House Fish, Mac & Cheese, Peas, Pears, Raspberry Parfait Dessert, Milk
11:30 a.m. - Music & Dancing
12 noon-3 p.m. - Watercolor
1 p.m. - Scrabble
7:00 p.m. - Summer Bandstand Concert in Gregory Park featuring The District (Event will be held at The Center if it rains)
 
 
Friday 23
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
9 a.m. - Zumba
10 a.m. - Creative Coloring
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
12:00 p.m. - Lunch & Learn
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Baked Chicken, Potato Salad, Mixed Veggie, Bread, Fresh Melon Cubes, Milk
12:30 - Mahjong
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee “Sense & Sensibility”
Date:   June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Times vary by date.
Jun 22 - Jun 24   Lakes Jam

Lakes Jam is a annual event that unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them together in the Brainerd Lakes area!

Located in lakes country on the grounds of Brainerd International Raceway, the area boasts beautiful scenery and allows Lakes Jam to offer optimal camping and weekend fun.  Founded in 2012, Lakes Jam intends to deliver a line-up from an array of excellent live performing artists every year. Each year will be different, fresh and exciting!

•  Gates open for camping:  NEW - Wed 3 pm if you purchase a Wed Camping Party Pass. Otherwise, Thursday, June 22nd at 8 am

•  Concert bowl opens:  Thursday, June 22nd at 1:30 pm, 23rd at 11 am and 24th at 10 am.

•  Must provide photo I.D. at gate for 21+ wristband

   (Those without 21+ wristband will NOT be served alcohol)

•  Underage drinking and/or other illegal behavior will not be tolerated

•  Rain or shine, the show goes on!

•  No fireworks allowed

•  Dogs are allowed, but in camping area only

Full service restrooms, including showers will be located in camping

areas and the concert bowl

Golf carts and ATV's ARE authorized for use.  MUST purchase an ATV/Cart pass for operation of those motorized vehicles  (mini bikes, dirt bikes and party wagons are NOT allowed.)

Musicians scheduled to perform:
Jake Owen
Trace Adkins
Skillet
Bret Michaels
Chris Janson
Locash
Montgomery Gentry
Buckcherry
Chris Hawey
Maiden Dixie
Kat Perkins
Fabulous Amadillos
Dylan Jakobsen
32 Below
Flookey

 

Date:   June 22, 2017 - June 24, 2017
Website:   http://www.lakesjam.com/info
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   KenLacy@LakesJam.com
Email:   info@lakesjam.com
Date/Time Details:   June 22 - 24, 2017
Fees/Admission:   See web page for ticket information
Jun 23   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 23   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jun 23 - Jun 25   June Vendor and Craft Show
Shop vendors such as:
Rich Prairie Chiropractic 
Norwex
Rescuing Teddy
RJC's This & That
JB Creations 
Thirty-One
Tupperware
Leggings
Sports and More Collectibles 
It Works
Andy's Candies and Confections
Origami Owl
 
Date:   June 23, 2017 - June 25, 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:   June 23rd - 25th
During regular Mall Hours! 
Jun 23   2017 Legislative Wrap Up
Please join the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee for our annual Legislative Wrap with Lakes Area legislators.  The productive 2017 session saw a change in party dynamics, special session fireworks, a pending lawsuit, and several big wins for the statewide business community.
 
2017 Legislative Wrap
Friday, June 23rd | 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Brainerd Lakes Chamber - CTC Room

No charge to attend
  • Hear representatives reflect on proud accomplishments and unfinished business.  
  • Get an update on the Chamber’s legislative priorities, including Cuyuna mountain bike trails, predatory lawsuit reform, Real ID, and business property tax relief that will likely save your business about $700 annually.  
  • Learn what might be next for the Uniform Fair Labor Standards Act. Vetoed by Governor Dayton, this bill which would have prevented a city-by-city patchwork of different wage and benefit laws across Minnesota.  


This will be a casual conversation with plenty of time reserved for Q&A. We have a room capacity of 36 so please register early.  Hope to see you there!

Download Event PDF
 

Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 West Washington Street
in the CTC Room
Contact:   Colleen Dols
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 23rd
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend
Jun 23   2017 Women at the Helm
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring Women at the Helm, a boating class designed for women. Women will learn the basics of boating and dealing with emergency situations.
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Bertha Boat Works
6846 County Road 16
Pequot Lakes, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   June 23, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jun 23   2017 Manhattan's Meet the Author
Meet the Local Author features Jill Hannah Anderson of Emily, MN discussing her book "To Hell and Back". The book tells the story of a woman with a comatose marriage who loses three friends in a car crash and reaches out to women in the To-Hell-And-Back Club, hoping they will help resuscitate her life.
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39061 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 23, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Jun 23   Elvis Tribute Cruise
Welcome aboard our first public three hour cruise Live performance with Breezy Point's Chris Olsen!! Chris is one of the most loved Elvis impersonators in the country. We will rock Gull lake with songs of Elvis from "Jail House rock" to "Are you lonesome tonight!"
This cruise will include a Hawaiian style Elvis favorites Roast Pork and Pineapple Chicken entrees with all the sides and Monkey Bread for dessert!  3 hours of the King will bring you back in time to capture some of those past memories. This performance will delight any age in the true Elvis form.This is a limited seating performance so book your tickets now!
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://destinycruisesllc.com/
Location:   Destiny Cruises, LLC
North Star Cruise Ship
Docked at Ernies on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, Mn  56401
 
Contact:   Michelle Baker at (218) 831-0126
Email:   michele@destinycruisesllc.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 23, 2017
6 - 9 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adu;ts $68
Children $68.00
Jun 23   Summer Solstice 2017
Join us as we celebrate the coming of summer - another exciting summer of music - at the St. Mathias Farm, with Summer Solstice!  Enjoy the longest sunset of the year outdoors while enjoying a gourmet dinner and entertainment by opera superstars performing your favorite hits from the opera stage.
Our quartet of opera singers from Minnesota Opera will entertain with familiar arias and ensembles from operas by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, and more!  In addition , a silent auction will be open throughout the evening full of opportunities to support the Festival while enjoying any number of experiences getting to know the Festival musician later this summer.

PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY

All proceeds from this event will go to support our Music Mentors Project, bringing professional musicians to the Lakes Area throughout the school year to instruct abd inspire students through classroom demonstrations ensemble sectionals, and private instruction.
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareamusic.org
Location:   St. Mathias Farm
7579 St Mathias Rd SW
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Ruth Egstad 218-670-0425
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 23rd
6 p.m. - Doors open for cocktail hour and silent auction
7 p.m. - Program and dinner
Fees/Admission:   $75 Individual - Early Bird General Admission (ends June 14th)
$85 Individual - General Admission (after June 14th)
$600 VIP - table of 8 reserved, priority seating
Jun 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 24   Fifty Lakes Day!
Arts and Crafts Vendors, food, games, and more!
Date:   June 24, 2017
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Email:   cathe@cuyunalakes.com
Jun 24   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   June 24, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jun 24   2017 Crow Wing Paddlers Kayak Ride
The Crow Wing Paddlers Club gathers to explore area rivers and lakes.
Date:   June 24, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Crow Wing River
Watch for an e-mail for details
Contact:   Call 218-692-1200 to join
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 24, 2017
1:00 p.m.
 
Jun 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 24, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 24   2017 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music at the outdoor summer series. The mother-daughter duo of The Turtle Doves has been performing together for years. The duo plays piano, bass, accordion and guitar combined with great singing talent.

 
Date:   June 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 24, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
Jun 24   2017 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 17        Darlene & The Boys - Country/Variety
June 24        Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 1           Rockin' Hill band - classic Rock & Jazz
July 8            Tim & Cindy- Country Bluegrass, & Cajun  
July 15          Daybreak - Jazz, Oldies Rock & Country
July 22          Whiskey Richards - Country, Rock, Blues
July 29          Big Sweet Life- Beatles Tribute        
August 5       Muddy Water Band - 50's & Country
August 12     Dirty Shorts Brass Band - Dixie, Funk, Blues,
                                      Rock n' Roll,  Swing, Jazz
August 19     Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 27     Skippin Stones - music variety of last 70 years
Date:   June 24, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jun 24   Mrs. Brainerd/Baxter United States Pageant
Mrs. Brainerd/Baxter United States Pageant
Date:   June 24, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdcommunityaction.org/
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Contact:   Holly Holm, Executive Director, Brainerd Community Action
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   June 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Jun 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 25, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jun 26 - Jun 30   The Center Weekly Activities
Monday 268 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: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Bread, Pineapple, Milk
12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge
1:15 p.m. - Cribbage
 
Tuesday 27
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: BBQ Pork on a Bun, Potato Salad, Cauliflower, Blueberry Crisp, Milk
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Oil/Acrylic Painting
4 p.m. - Mahjong
5 p.m. - Dominos
6 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge
6:30 p.m. - Wood Carving
 
Wednesday 28
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
8:30 a.m. - Energized
9 a.m. - Zumba
9 a.m. - Hand & Foot
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: Baked Rigatoni & Beef, Corn, Fruit Salad, Bread, Pudding, Milk
12:30 p.m. - Bingo
1:00 p.m. - Whist
3:00 p.m.- Clogging
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday 29
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: Chicken Tetrazzini, Broccoli, Salad, Bread, Tropical Fruit, Milk
11:30 a.m. - Music & Dancing
12:00-3 p.m. - Watercolor
1 p.m. - Scrabble
7:00 p.m. - Summer Bandstand Concert in Gregory Park featuring Churchyard (Event will be held at The Center if it rains)
 
 
 
Friday 30
8 a.m. - Card Recycling
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Exercise Rooms
9 a.m. - Zumba
10 a.m. - Creative Coloring
11 a.m. - Bone Builders
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Chicken Salad on a Bun, Cole Slaw, Fresh Fruit, Blondie Bar, Milk
12:30 - Mahjong
1 p.m. - Progressive 500
1 p.m. - Movie Matinee “The Devil Wears Prada”
Date:   June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Website:   http://ww.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Times vary by day
Jun 26   2017 Special Crosslake City Council meeting
Special Crosslake City Council Meeting
Date:   June 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:   Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Monday, June 26, 2017
8:00 a.m.
Jun 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:   June 26, 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.
Jun 26   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   June 26, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Jun 27   Brainerd Schools - Manufacturers Listening Session (AM)

BPS recently launched Blueprint 181, a process to engage area residents in the development of a comprehensive facilities plan. The Chamber will host a special listening session focused on business needs, ideas and opportunities. We encourage all members to attend.

Doors will open at 7:00 am. You are welcome to come early to mingle and enjoy a light, complimentary breakfast, sponsored by Bridges Career Academies and Workplace Connection.
 

Session will address:
  • Changing school demographics and future projections
 
  • Which school facilities may need to be rightsized, renewed, repurposed or replaced
 
  • Financial considerations for the school district and the community
 
  • How plans should reflect business priorities and workforce needs
 
The session will be held in the Chamber's CTC Room, and there is no charge to attend.
 
Morning Manufacturers Listening Session
Tuesday, June 27th | 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Includes light, complimentary breakfast,
courtesy of Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection!
 
Date:   June 27, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   https://blueprint181.org/
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber - CTC Room
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd MN 56401
Contact:   Mary Gottsch
Email:   mgottsch@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 am
Jun 27   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   June 27, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jun 27   2017 Youth & Junior Gardening 101
Students ages 8 - 15!!  Would you like to learn how to grow a garden?Then this is the class for you!  You will get your own garden plot and learn about
  •  Picking out the right place to put a garden
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learning about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest
Date:   June 27, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Held at The Northland Arboretum presented by Master Gardeners
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays starting June 6 - August 29
10:00a - 11:30a
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jun 27   2017 Big Fun Tuesdays
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 27, 2017
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 13 through August 15, 2017
1 - 3 pm
Jun 27   Walking Club
Join us for some great chats while getting our exercise in!  You won't even know you are exercising with all the fun and laughs!

Meet at The Crossfire at 3:30 and go from there.

Fee includes not only FUN but a beverage afterwards!
Date:   June 27, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda Steidler (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Tuesdays beginning May 16, 2017
Meet at 3:30 at The Crossfire
Fees/Admission:   $5 Includes a beverage!
Jun 27   Adult Gardening 101
For ages 16 and UP!
Presented by Master Gardeners
Held at The Northland Arboretum

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

You will get you own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden:
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learn about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest

 
Date:   June 27, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
June 6 - August 29, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $30 members/$35 non-members to cover materials
Jun 27   2017 Readers Theater Comedy Hour
Reader Theater Comedy Hour
Come have a laugh and support the Crosslake Senior Theater Group in their debut performance!
Date:   June 27, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 27
7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $8 at the door
Jun 28   Wednesday Night Drag Racing at BIR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you’d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here’s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies.

BIR opens the track to anyone with a helmet (Snell 2005 or newer), a valid drivers license and a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle. The gates open at 4 p.m. You can make as many runs as possible until the track closes at dusk. During that time, you get to use the starting line tree, the scoreboard and the burn-out box, just like the pros do. We even have an announcer calling the action over the PA system.

In addition to drag racing, the Wednesday Night Street Drags give drivers a chance to try autocross and drifting. Autocross is a timed competition where cars maneuver individually through a course. It’s more about car control than speed and horsepower. Drifting is similar, but the car maneuvers through the course in controlled skids. It’s as much fun to watch as it is to participate. Below is a schedule of when autocross and drifting are offered.

The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style was created as a safe alternative to street racing. BIR offers racers a safe, controlled environment to race, where professional track operators and rescue personnel oversee the racing and ensure that the racers are still able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing against their buddies. BIR is committed to the highest standards of safety.

Date:   June 28, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:   May 3 – With autocross
May 17 – With drifting
May 31 – With autocross
June 14 – With drifting
June 28 – With autocross
July 12 – With drifting
July 26 – With autocross
August 30 – With drifting
September 6 – With autocross
Fees/Admission:   Prices
Participant Entry – $25
Spectator Entry – $5
Note: Cash & checks only.
Jun 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:   June 28, 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
Jun 28   Turtle Races
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. Rent a turtle for an afternoon of fun!  Races open to kids of all ages, no matter if you are 1 or 101!
Date:   June 28, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, Minnesota
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6 through August 16, 2017
Registration 1:00 PM
Race at 2:00 PM
Jun 28   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. You can try your hand at autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Nine Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Date:   June 28, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jun 28   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   June 28, 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
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jun 28 - Jul 01   On Golden Pond
This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the Forty-eighth year. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiance, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as, Norman revels in taking him fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness-and slang-in return.

Auditions: May 5 at 7 p.m.; May 6 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Callback at 3 p.m.
Date:   June 28, 2017 - July 1, 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:   Wednesday - Saturday, June 28 - July 1, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Season Tickets Only:
Adult $25.00
Child $12.50
Jun 29   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   June 29, 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
Jun 29   Kids 1/2 Day Art Camp - 4th-6th Graders
Kids 1/2 Day Art Camp is packed with three great art projects that include designing and creating a linocut picture called print making, creating a fun hanging ornament that is like a book/card, creating paper castings that look like medallions and making decorated handmade paper! All projects will be ready to go home that day. Parents please bring a lunch and beverage for your child. Clothing attire - play clothes. Go to our website to download your registration and mail it into The Cottage Place Art School.
Date:   June 29, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 29, 2017  Thursday 9:30am to 1:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost - Class fee $75.00 (includes materials)
Jun 29   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   June 29, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jun 29   10 Steps to Become a Workplace Investigation Pro and 5 Mistakes to Avoid
10 Steps and 5 Mistakes is a comprehensive course designed to enhance your workplace investigation skills and help you navigate and successfully complete difficult investigations. 10 Steps and 5 Mistakes also includes an interactive mock interview to demonstrate some of these strategies!

Presented by: Joshua M. Heggem, Employment and Labor Attorney with Pemberton Law.
Josh Heggem is a partner at Pemberton Law and focuses his practice on employment and labor law. He works with public and private employers on many different types of employment matters and has extensive experience conducting workplace investigations. He also has extensive litigation experience and represents both employers and employees in legal disputes. He grew up in Aitkin, MN, and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota Law School.
Date:   June 29, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pemlaw.com/
Location:   CTC Training Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administrative Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Monica Merickel 218-631-1400
Email:   m.merickel@pamlaw.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 29, 2017
10:00 a.. - 12:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $30 per attendee
$35 per attendee after June 15th and at the door.
No refunds
Contact Monica of Pemberton Law to register and pay. 218-631-1400
 
Jun 29   Destination Downtown Kickoff 2017

Join us at the official launch party for Destination Downtown,

a unique competition to unleash the next great business in Downtown Brainerd! To continue the positive momentum downtown, we’re giving away a $50,000 community prize package to the one entrepreneur with the best business idea.
 

  • Hear the inspiration behind the contest!
  • Learn about the fabulous prizes!
  • Live music by Bridge of Harmony!
  • Cash bar & downtown appetizers, courtesy of CTC! 


 

4:00 to 6:00 P.M. | Thursday, June 29th
711 Laurel Street | Downtown Brainerd
Date:   June 29, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   711 Laurel St.
Brainerd MN 56401
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 29th
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   There is no charge for this event. 
Jun 29   Camp Confidence - Right Friends Picnic
Camp Confidence - Right Friends Picnic
A picnic to help celebrate the contribution of people with disability in our community. Sponsored by the Jack Mahaffey family.
Date:   June 29, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdcommunityaction.org/
Location:   Camp Confidence
Contact:   Holly Holm, Executive Director, Brainerd Community Action
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   June 29, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 30 - Jul 02   Brainerd International Raceway - PLEASURELAND RV & GO
A Fourth of July tradition, Show & Go features Muscle Car Series drag racing, NASA road racing and event's finale: Trans Am Series racing. Fireworks, live music, classic car show, on-site camping.
Date:   June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   June 30th - July 2nd 2017
An all day event
Fees/Admission:   Free to Attend
Jun 30   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 30, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 30 - Jul 02   31st Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go
The 31st Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go is a great Fourth of July tradition, offering fans a chance to see ridiculous head-to-head drag racing action as well as wide-open wheel-to-wheel racing on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. The event’s finale is the 100-mile, 40-lap Trans Am Series race Sunday. On the drag strip, the second race in the three-race Muscle Car Series features cars that can run over 200 mph! NASA road racing will be on the road course all weekend as well. The event includes a classic car show, fireworks and live music. Three great racing events for the price of a single ticket! On-site camping and RV sites available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 30-July 2
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jun 30   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   June 30, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jun 30   The Bodyworks- SHOW N' SHINE
Cars, Music, and food
Date:   June 30, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:   The Bodyworks
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.com
Date/Time Details:   June 30, 2017
5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to Attend
Jun 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 30, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 30   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   June 30, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Jul 01   Grandpa's Run For The Walleye 2017 Crosslake

Join the 20th annual community-wide effort to restore the Whitefish Area's Walleye population. Established in memory of Grandpa Boots Buthman, this Crosslake tradition offers events for all ages and abilities.  Run, walk or dash for the fun and for the fish!

Looking for a bigger challenge? Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye also features a certified 10K course!

Participants will have the option of selecting either a short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt! This option is only available to those who pre-register.

The run provides all participants with professional chip timing and results on a certified race course.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, June 30: 
4 - 6:00 p.m.: Early Packet Pick Up at the Community Center. Registration will also be available at this time.

Saturday, July 1:
 7 - 8:15 a.m.: Race Day Registration
 8:15 a.m.: 10K Race
 8:30 a.m: 5k Race
 9:30 a.m.: Kids Sunfish Dash

PRIZES
T-shirts for all entrants who pre-register and for race day registrants while supplies last. Awards to top runners in each age group plus a raffle drawing for all entrants. Winner's ribbons and a prize for all Sunfish Dash finishers.

EVENT COURSES

Family 5K and 10K Run
Easy 5k Run/Walk or 10k Run along a flat scenic route through beautiful Crosslake. Water stop and post-race refreshments available at the Crosslake Community Center.
Kids Sunfish Dash
Kid-friendly, age-appropriate course at the Crosslake Community Center for ages: 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10.



  

 
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://minnesotawaters.org/whitefishareapropertyowners/
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-831-2721
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 1, 201 7
7- 8:15 a.m. - Check in and same day registration
8:15 a.m. - 10K Run
8:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
9:30 a.m. - Kids Sunfish Race
 
Fees/Admission:   REGISTER HERE
5K Run/Walk and 10K Run

$25 - Before June 18
$35 - June 19 thru race day
Kids Sunfish Dash
$7 - thru race day
Jul 01   2017 Crosslake Original Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103.
Held three times each year, Memorial Weekend, 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekends.
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 1, 2017
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Jul 01   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jul 01   Kids1/2 Day Art Camp - 1st-3rd grades
Kids Art Camp is packed with three great art projects which include your child's self-portrait turned into a 2" fun button to wear, a 11x14 inch acrylic landscape painting that you will treasure, and a 4x4x2 inch decorated paper Mache star- shaped box to keep their treasures in! All projects will be ready to go home that day. Parents please bring a lunch and beverage for your child. Dress attire- play clothes. Go to www.cottageplacestudio.com to download a registration form and mail it in to The Cottage Place Art School.
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:  

The Cottage Place Art School

32577 County Road 3   Crosslake, MN 56442

Contact:   Eileen Kulseth
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 1  Saturday   9:30am to 1:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost - Class fee $75.00 (includes materials)
Jul 01   Free Kayak Classes @ The U.S. Army Corp Campground Beach Crosslake

Free kayak classes 10:30 to 12:00 at the Army Corp Campground beach.  Life jackets provided. No need to register, just show up. All ages welcomed. For more information call Jim 612-581-2144 @ Wind, Water & Wheels.


 
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Cross Lake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Jim 612-581-2144
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays  7/1, 8/5, 8/19 & 9/2
Sunday 7/16
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 01   2017 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music at the outdoor summer series featuring Patchouli.  Patchouli is master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter, guitarist Julie Patchouli. They take their artistry to another dimension with their new animated painting concert experience, 
 
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 1, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
Jul 01   Ruttgers Summer Concert Series Presents October Son
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge will host an eight-event Summer Concert Series beginning on Memorial Day Weekend

Local and regional bands will perform on the shores of Bay Lake on select weekends throughout the summer. For two of the concerts, Ruttger’s will transform a portion on the resort into a street dance. All concerts are open to the public. Admission is $5 per person.               

“There is something magical about good live music on a sunny, warm summer night,” Chris Ruttger, president of Ruttger’s said. “We are happy to provide a family friendly, high-quality entertainment option for our guests and members of the community. Everyone is invited to enjoy the shows.”

Food and drink will be available, including Coca-Cola products and beer from Cuyuna Brewing Company. Seating and tables will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Playing on July 1st will be Brainerd’s own October Son plays mostly classic rock and songs by bands such as the Eagles, Johnny Cash, Toby Keith, the Little River Band and Nickelback. This concert is part of Ruttger’s Fourth of July Celebration. Fireworks are Sunday, July 2.

 
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM
Website:   http://ruttgers.com
Location:  

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge
PO Box 400
Deerwood, MN 56444

 

Contact:   218.678.4632
Date/Time Details:   July 1st
6:30pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 per ticket

 
Jul 01   2017 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 17        Darlene & The Boys - Country/Variety
June 24        Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 1           Rockin' Hill band - classic Rock & Jazz
July 8            Tim & Cindy- Country Bluegrass, & Cajun  
July 15          Daybreak - Jazz, Oldies Rock & Country
July 22          Whiskey Richards - Country, Rock, Blues
July 29          Big Sweet Life- Beatles Tribute        
August 5       Muddy Water Band - 50's & Country
August 12     Dirty Shorts Brass Band - Dixie, Funk, Blues,
                                      Rock n' Roll,  Swing, Jazz
August 19     Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 27     Skippin Stones - music variety of last 70 years
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 01   2017 Celebrate America - Crosslake's 47th Annual Fireworks Display
2017 marks the 47th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas' freedom with a fantastic fireworks display.

Join us on Saturday, July 1, 2017 on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk.

Please contribute to the cause. Put your extra change in specially marked donation cans at Crosslake merchants. Tax deductible contributions can be mailed to:
Fireworks - The PAL Foundation
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Make your lodging reservations now!


 
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   View the fireworks from the water and shores of Cross Lake
Fireworks launch from Sand Island on the south end of the lake
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto, 218-692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 1, 2017
at dusk (10:00 p.m.)
Fees/Admission:   Please contribute to the cause. Put your extra change in specially marked donation cans at Crosslake merchants. Tax deductible contributions can be mailed to:
Fireworks - The PAL Foundation
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Jul 02   Nisswa Firecracker Run
The Nisswa Firecracker 10K, 5K, and Kidz Run is 'THE' Lake Country Classic! Known for its laid back atmosphere, super comfy event shirts, amazing crawfish boil, Free Pabst, and the Red, White, and Blue Snow party with a Slip'N Slide finish line... The whole family is sure to make this a great tradition on your 4th of July weekend!
Date:   July 2, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.runupnorth.com
Location:   START: Nisswa Chamber of Commerce – 25532 South Main St. Nisswa, MN. 56468
Email:   contact@recessfactory.com
Fees/Admission:   Register at:
https://recessfactory.pulsemob.com/event/the-2017-nisswa-firecracker-5k-10k

Kids: $15
Adults: $35-$42
Jul 02   Arts In The Park
Arts In The Park is widely known and respected as one of central Minnesota's finest arts presentations. Artists are individually juried into Arts In The Park to ensure the highest possible quality of wares. Guests and artists alike will find some new art elements, as well as some old favorites.  Whether it is a favorite artist, entertainer or even your favorite snack offered by our food vendors, Arts In The Park has something for everyone.
Date:   July 2, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Gregory Park
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2017
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to Attend
Jul 02   Fireworks at Ruttger's!
Fireworks at Ruttger's are sponsored by the Bay Lake Improvement Association.

Don't miss the fireworks display at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge! The fireworks start at dusk, but before things get too sparkly, enjoy live music, beverages and ice cream from Auntie M's!
Date:   July 2, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge 
  25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd
Deerwood, MN 56444 
Contact:   218-678-2885
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2017
Fireworks begin at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
Jul 02   Fire Works - Grand View Lodge
Fireworks and Party at the Pines
Music, food, fun & games starts at 6 PM
Fire Works at Dusk
Date:   July 2, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge at the Pines
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Grand View Lodge (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2017
at Dusk
Jul 03   Nisswa Freedom Days
Nisswa Freedom Days!
Celebrate FREEDOM in Nisswa on Monday, July 3rd with a full schedule of fun! Activities throughout the day including Turtle Races, Water Wars, live music, food vendors and more. The Freedom Days parade starts at 7pm.  Spectators line both sides of Main Street to watch the parade that includes various floats, marching veterans' groups, high school marching bands, clowns, area royalty, fire trucks, car clubs, horse-riding groups and more.

Monday, July 3rd Throughout DOWNTOWN NISSWA enjoy eats, treats, shopping & FUN all day long!
1 pm – 3 pm: Turtle Race Registration
3 pm: Turtle Races!
3 pm – 5 pm: Hans Blix & the Weapons Inspectors (pocket park)
3 pm – 7 pm: Crow White LIVE! at the Pickle Factory (outdoor stage)
5:30 pm: Unicycling Unicorn (turtle track)
7 pm: Parade!
8:15 pm – 1 am: Lisa Wenger LIVE! at the Pickle Factory 
Date:   July 3, 2017
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/nisswa-freedom-days-celebration-parade-8954
Location:   Downtown Main Street
Nisswa, Minnesota
 
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce 218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   July 3, 2017
All Day
Jul 03 - Jul 04   2017 Stars & Stripes Days
Fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with all sorts of activities July 3 and 4 in Pequot Lakes. This two-day event is loaded with family-friendly events!

For more information on sponsoring this event
https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/1/File/PequotLakes-Sponsorships002.pdf


July 3rd Schedule of Events
  • 5:00 p.m. - Food Vendors
  • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes
  • 6:00 p.m. Bean Bag Toss Tournament ($10 per Team / 2 players)
  • 6:30 p.m. - Band Performance by SOLO
  • After Dusk - Fireworks by Hollywood Pyrotechnics, Inc. behind Our Saviors Lutheran Church (30985 Front Street). Best viewing locations: Trailside Parks, Varsity Baseball Field, Middle School Parking Lot and  TDS Parking lot.
July 4th Schedule of Events
 
  • 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Firemen's Pancake Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Flea Market, Craft Fair, Food Vendors & LIVE MUSIC by Carlos Quinche (Contemporary and Andean Folk Music) @ Trailside Park
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Bungee Trampoline & Kids Climb, Trailside Park South
  • 10 a.m. - Money in the Haystack, and Golden Bobber Hunt, Trailside Park North
  • 10:30 - Kiddie Parade & Bed Races (5 per team) Registration,  Band Shell
  • 11:00 - Kiddie Parade, Veterans Memorial Walking Path; Bed Races, Paul Bunyan Trail (Trailside Park North)
  • 12 p.m. -  Stars & Stripes Parade  Click here to download the entry form  PARADE ROUTE MAP

Parking- CR 11 / Main Street and CR 112 / Rasmussen Street will be closed to thru traffic starting at 11 a.m.  Parking is available at TDS, Pequot Lakes High School and Eagle View Elementary School (FREE shuttle service to the Fire Hall). 

Handicapped Parking- Available on Government Drive, East Butler Street, St. Alice Church, and Old Hwy 371 (Pequot Lakes Dental). Spaces will be marked. Be sure to arrive early!

PARKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE OR ON CR 11 / Main Street. VEHICLES WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED!

ROADS CLOSED- CR 11 / MAIN STREET AND CR 112 / RASMUSSEN STREET WILL BE CLOSED AT 11:00 a.m. FOR THE PARADE.


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

 
Date:   July 3, 2017 - July 4, 2017
Location:  

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

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

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

Fees/Admission:  

Free

 

Jul 03   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   July 3, 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.
Jul 03   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   July 3, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Jul 04   4th of July THE AMERICAN CELEBRATION
12 p.m. - Free corn on the cob
4 p.m. - Parade
6:30 p.m. - Don Adamson Field - Entertainment by The Dweebs
10 p.m. - Presentation of the flag/National Anthem
10:15 p.m - Don Adamson Field - Fireworks - tune in to B93.3 to watch the fireworks synchronized with music!
Date:   July 4, 2017
Location:   Downtown Brainerd area
Adamson Field
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   An all day even starting with free corn on the cob at 12 p.m. and ending with fireworks at 10:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to Attend
Jul 04   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   July 4, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jul 04   2017 Youth & Junior Gardening 101
Students ages 8 - 15!!  Would you like to learn how to grow a garden?Then this is the class for you!  You will get your own garden plot and learn about
  •  Picking out the right place to put a garden
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learning about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest
Date:   July 4, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Held at The Northland Arboretum presented by Master Gardeners
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays starting June 6 - August 29
10:00a - 11:30a
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 04   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   July 4, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Jul 04   Crosby 4th of July parade and fireworks
Don't miss the parade and fireworks in Crosby this year! Parade starts at 11am and fireworks start at dusk. There will be a beer garden and live music at Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake. 
Date:   July 4, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/event/crosby-4th-of-july-parade-fireworks/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake 
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday July 4th
11am-10:30pm 
Jul 04   2017 Big Fun Tuesdays
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:   July 4, 2017
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 13 through August 15, 2017
1 - 3 pm
Jul 04   Walking Club
Join us for some great chats while getting our exercise in!  You won't even know you are exercising with all the fun and laughs!

Meet at The Crossfire at 3:30 and go from there.

Fee includes not only FUN but a beverage afterwards!
Date:   July 4, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda Steidler (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Tuesdays beginning May 16, 2017
Meet at 3:30 at The Crossfire
Fees/Admission:   $5 Includes a beverage!
Jul 04   Adult Gardening 101
For ages 16 and UP!
Presented by Master Gardeners
Held at The Northland Arboretum

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

You will get you own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden:
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learn about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest

 
Date:   July 4, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
June 6 - August 29, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $30 members/$35 non-members to cover materials
Jul 05   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   July 5, 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
Jul 05   Turtle Races
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. Rent a turtle for an afternoon of fun!  Races open to kids of all ages, no matter if you are 1 or 101!
Date:   July 5, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, Minnesota
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6 through August 16, 2017
Registration 1:00 PM
Race at 2:00 PM
Jul 05   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 5, 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
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 06   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   July 6, 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
Jul 06   2017 Summer Club
The Crosslake Area Library is sponsoring a Summer Club for kids from age 5 through fifth grade. Kids can track their summer reading and enjoy super entertainment.
Date:   July 6, 2017
Time:   09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location:   Crosslake Area Library 
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Contact the Crosslake Library at 218-692-7323
Date/Time Details:   July 6, 2017
9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   A $5 fee covers registration and a shirt
Jul 06   Kids 1/2 Day Art Camp - 4th thru 6th Graders
Kids 1/2 Day Art Camp is packed with three great art projects that include designing and creating a linocut picture called print making, creating a fun hanging ornament that is like a book/card, creating paper castings that look like medallions and making decorated handmade paper! All projects will be ready to go home that day. Parents please bring a lunch and beverage for your child. Clothing attire - play clothes. Go to our website to download your registration and mail it into The Cottage Place Art School.
Date:   July 6, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 6, 2017 Thursday  9:30am to 1:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost - Class fee $75.00 (includes materials)
Jul 06   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   July 6, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 07 - Jul 09   Bracket Drag Racing Series

Brainerd International Raceway’s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes. Fans can see dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters, all of which are competing for prize money, hardware and all-important series points that go toward series championships at the end of the season.

Bracket Drag Racing Series has a dozen chances for drivers to take home hardware as the series features 12 races on six weekends. On Saturday and Sunday, each class has one round of time trials at the beginning of the day before starting elimination rounds. Class winners will be determined at the end of both days so the intensity will be ratcheted up!

Date:   July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Rd 
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-824-RACE (7223)
Date/Time Details:  

May 5-7, 2017  Drag racing only this weekend.

May 19-21, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

June 9-11, 2017 Triple Event Weekend with CRA Superbike Racing and IWA Watercross

July 7-9, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

July 21-23, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017  Grand finale of the Bracket Drag Racing Series with championships on the line. The World Racing League is on the road course for endurance racing.

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

Jul 07 - Jul 08   2017 Iconic Fest


Iconic Fest is a two day outdoor music festival featuring Iconic artists of 1970's - 1990's.  Lineup includes Joe Diffie, T.G. Sheppard, Forgotten Highway, The Georgia Satellites, more.  Check out the website http://www.iconicfest.com/home.html for complete details.  Camping is available.  Advance reservations required for camping.  Make reservations on line. 
Date:   July 7, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Website:   http://www.iconicfest.com/home.html
Location:   Green Lantern
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN 5640


9 miles East of Brainerd, Mn on Hwy 18

 
Contact:   Huff Entertainment Solutions (218) 764-2151
Date/Time Details:  

July 7 & 8, 2017

Fees/Admission:   Prices vary.  Check website www.iconicfest.com for prices.
 
Jul 07   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 07   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jul 07   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 07   Artwork in Fiber Opening Reception
Opening reception Artwork with Fiber Conversations with Cloth 2
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Crossing Arts Gallery
Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainered, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7, 2017
5 - 7 PM
Jul 07   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Jul 07   Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will "play ball" at the Mills Baseball Field in Brainerd.  Special guest is softball player Brainerd's own NFL Player Joe Haag from the Indianapolis Colts.  Gates open at 6 PM.  There will be kids activities, autographs and pictures, fireworks.  National Anthem at 7:25 PM.  Special performance bhy Kat Perkins.
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://4hop.org/wounded-warriors-exhibition
Location:   Mills Field
Mill Avenue at Q Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Date/Time Details:   July 7, 2017
6:00 PM Gates open
7:30 PM Game time
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission donations accepted
Jul 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 07 - Jul 08   "Sinatra!" Josh Duffee and his Big Band Play the Music of Frank Sinatra
Northwoods Arts Council is excited to announce their third annual music festival on July 7-8, 2017. Previous "Hot Jazz" Festivals were sizzling successes where guests enjoyed the music of the 20's, 30's and the Big Band Era. This years's 2017 festival is sure to be a big hit with the theme "Sinatra!"Josh Duffee and His Big Band Play the music of Frank Sinatra. 15 musicians and vocalist Jason Richards will be onstage bringing popular Sinatra favorites to music fans of all ages. Both concerts start at 7:30 PM at the Hackensack Community Center. A free band clinic will be sponsored July 8th at 11:00 AM Hackensack Community Center where young aspiring musicians can learn real life tips and techniques from the professionals Free pizza will be served afterwards. Interested students can call 218-652-4490 to register
Date:   July 7, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northwoodsartscouncil.org/
Location:   Hackensack Community Center
Contact:   Linda Sightenhorst and Sue Wignall contact through the website or Sue Ready suready@yahoo.com President NAC
Email:   suready@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 7 and 8 both concerts 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   tickets $15.00 Tickets Available June 1, 2017 In Hackensack Purchase Tickets With Cash Or Check $15 at Southside or Swanson's in Hackensack $18.00 at the door or through Paypal website
Jul 08   Forestview Middle School - SUSAN G. KOMEN BRAINERD LAKES RACE FOR THE CURE
Participants may choose to run in the 5K, walk a 5K or walk a 1 mile course with commemorative T-shirts to all, along with eligibility for door prizes.
Date:   July 8, 2017
Location:   Forestview Middle School   
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   The event will begin at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to Attend
Jul 08   Pancake Breakfast on Pelican Lakes
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!

Volunteers will be serving all you can eat breakfast including:
-Pancakes
-Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
-Sausage
-Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
-Orange Juice
-Coffee

Price:
$7 (Children 5 and Younger Eat Free)

Location:
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472

Date/Time Information:
Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.

All proceeds benifit the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club which invests the money back into our amazing community.
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pg/PelicanLakesConservationClub/events/?ref=page_internal
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   https://www.facebook.com/PelicanLakesConservationClub/
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 (Children 5 and Younger Eat Free)
Jul 08   Susan G Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the CureŽ
Participants may choose to run in the 5K, walk a 5K or walk a 1 mile course with commemorative T-shirts to all, along with eligibility for door prizes. 5K Runners also receive age group awards. If they can’t participate physically or cannot attend, people may enter as a Spirit Runner and still support the event and receive a T-shirt. In addition, Kiwanis sponsors a Kids for the Cure® Race for 2-10 year olds with special goody bags for participants.
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.komenminnesota.org/Komen_Race_for_the_Cure_/Brainerd_Lakes_Race_for_the_Cure_.htm
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Dr.
Baxter MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   July 8, 2017 7:00 am - 8:00 am - Same Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up 7:00 am - Sponsor Tents & Shop for the Cure Open 8:00 am - Survivor Photo followed by Survivor Recognition Ceremony 8:35 am - Kids Fun Run 8:55 am - Dove Release (see details below) 9:00 am - 5K (3.1 miles) Race (USA T&F MN-06039-RR) 9:05 am - 5K & 1 Mile Walks 10:15 am - Awards Ceremony & Door Prizes
Fees/Admission:   5K Run: $30 adults/$20 Teens 5K or 1 Mile Walk: $25 adults/$15 Teens Kids for the Cure® Race: $15
Jul 08   Paul Bunyan Extreme Race
You will be faced with over 20 insane obstacles spread out over a 2.9 mile course covered in hills, mud, and challenges! 
Are you tough enough to finish a race designed to finish you? Water slides, rope swings, mud pits, and more! There’s only one way to find out! Register as an individual or team, ages 10 and up. Create teams to compete against, like other businesses, rival sports teams, or inner gym bragging rights! For more information on the race visit our website at http://paulbunyanextremerace.com

The Paul Bunyan Extreme Race is a friends and family event designed to promote a healthy, physical and mental lifestyle. Our course is made to challenge people of all ages and abilities. The race, or 3.2-mile course, will be filled with 16 obstacles from mud pits to swings, mother nature to man made, and fitness to fear! You can register as an individual or team. This year’s event  will be held  Saturday, July 8th, 2017  at Mount  Ski Gull. All proceeds will be shared between Mount Ski Gull and the Lake Shore Conservation Club.


 
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://paulbunyanextremerace.com/
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 County Road 77
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218-963-4793
Email:   contact@lakeshoregunclub.com
Date/Time Details:   July 8, 2017
8:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $60 before June 27, 2017  Register on line https://paulbunyanextreme5k.itsyourrace.com/register/
Jul 08   Cuyuna Iron Range Riders ATV Club ride and potluck
All club meetings start at 9 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th St.
We leave at 10 am to ride.
Picnic will be a Miller Black Bear Trail (section 6 trail head) 
Open to the public and free!
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM
Website:   http://cuyunaironrangeriders.com
Location:   Club meeting will be at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th St. 
Picnic will be at the Miller Black Bear Trail 
Contact:   218-546-6291
Email:   ironrider@comcast.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday July 8th
Club meeting start at 10am 
Fees/Admission:   Free 
Jul 08   I Can Mountain Bike!
Remember your kids' triumph when they first learned to bike? Take that joy off-road with the I Can Mountain Bike! program for families. You'll learn shifting, braking, body position, and basic safety and trail etiquette—and at the end, you'll be ready to hit the trails on your own!

All programs are held on the Midwest's premier mountain biking trails at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in Ironton.
•Use of mountain bikes and helmets included. (Child sizes available.)
•Beginning trails and small group sizes—experienced instructors will give you the attention you need.
•Prior mountain biking experience isn't necessary, as long as you know how to ride a bike on pavement.
•$25 adult, $15 youth (ages 10-18).
•One-day vehicle permits ($5 value) are included with all I Can! programs where a permit is required. 
•For ages 10 and older. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/ican/mountain_bike.html
Location:   Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area in Ironton 
Contact:   888-646-6367
Email:   ican.dnr@state.mn.us,
Date/Time Details:   Saturday July 8th 
9am-5pm 
Fees/Admission:   $25 adult, $15 youth (ages 10-18)
Jul 08   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jul 08   Artwork In Fiber - ongoing fiber art demonstrations
Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in fiber on going fiber art demonstrations
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://(218) 454-0824
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 8, 2017
10 AM - 2 PM
Jul 08   2nd Annual Crosslake Rib Cook-off for Veterans
2nd Annual Crosslake Rib Cook-off for Veterans to benefit MCAV- Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, serving Veterans throughout Minnesota.

Come and learn the tricks of great BBQ, sample and vote for your favorites, enjoy live music featuring The Acme Allstars and raise your hand in the live auction for a BBQ grill/smoker!

12 p.m. - Maucieri's food & beer tent
1 p.m. - Live music featuring The Acme Allstars
3 p.m. - Ticket sales ($2 per rib bone) 
3:30 p.m. - Public sampling/voting
4:30 p.m. - Awards followed by Live Auction for BBQ grill/smoker

Contestant Information:
 $65.00 entry fee
Must be able to cook a full case of ribs
Download application at www.qingforcommunities.com
or contact Big Bob at 218-537-0346. 

 
 
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   https://www.qingforcommunities.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Bob 218-537-0346
Email:   Qingforcommunities@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 8, 2017
12 p.m. - Maucieri's food & beer tent
1 p.m. - Live music featuring The Acme Allstars
3 p.m. - Ticket sales ($2 per rib bone) 
3:30 p.m. - Public sampling/voting
4:30 p.m. - Awards followed by Live Auction for BBQ grill/smoker
Fees/Admission:   $2 per bone (to sample the ribs)
Jul 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 08   Live Comedy Pine Peaks Retreat and Event Center - Benny Ricardo
Live Comedy featuring Benny Ricardo, Former All-pro kicker with four NFL teams including the Minnesota Vikings.  Benny is a Stand-Up Comedy entertainer who has done hundreds of performances and personal shows, including two in the White House for George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton in the 1990's. He has appeared anywhere and everywhere from Valley View Casino to the Letterman Show, the Tonight Show and Good Morning America.
He is coming to Pine Peaks to help raise funds for the Lake foundation. All proceeds of this show to go to the LAKE Foundation whose purpose is to build and maintain a facility that will be leased by the Crosslake Community School.

Enjoy Italian Buffet by Maucieri's $12, Full Bar

Reserve your tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2937562
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinepeakseventcenter.com/benny-richardo/
Location:   Pine Peaks Retreat and Event Center
39957 Swanburg Road S
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   888-379-4078 http://www.pinepeakseventcenter.com/benny-richardo/
Date/Time Details:   Saturday July 8, 2017
Show times 6:30 and 9 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   $25 General Admission
$200 Gold Circle VIP Table for 8
Maucieri's Italian Buffet $12 plus full bar
Jul 08   2017 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music at the outdoor summer series.  Tonic Soi-Fa will perform.Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also one of the most successful independent acts in America. In addition to substantial CD sales of its own independent releases (2,000,000 copies sold), the group has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad, building their financial base with a steady list of festivals and private shows that eventually led to numerous sold-out tours of theaters and small arenas. 
 
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 8, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
Jul 08   Ruttgers Summer Concert Series Presents The Shane Martin Band
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge will host an eight-event Summer Concert Series beginning on Memorial Day Weekend

Local and regional bands will perform on the shores of Bay Lake on select weekends throughout the summer. For two of the concerts, Ruttger’s will transform a portion on the resort into a street dance. All concerts are open to the public. Admission is $5 per person.               

“There is something magical about good live music on a sunny, warm summer night,” Chris Ruttger, president of Ruttger’s said. “We are happy to provide a family friendly, high-quality entertainment option for our guests and members of the community. Everyone is invited to enjoy the shows.”

Food and drink will be available, including Coca-Cola products and beer from Cuyuna Brewing Company. Seating and tables will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Playing on July 8th will be the Shane Martin Band. Shane Martin is quickly becoming one of the top draws in the Midwest with a unique blend of modern country rock. He routinely performs over 150 shows per year. From sharing the stage with numerous national acts to captivating audience at festivals or in a packed venue, Shane Martin concerts are a high energy good time that get crowds on their feet dancing, singing along and always leave them wanting for more.
 
This is a street dance concert. Old Hwy 6 (the road between Auntie M’s and The Country Store) will be transformed into an outdoor concert paradise
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM
Website:   http://ruttgers.com
Location:  

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge
PO Box 400
Deerwood, MN 56444

 

Contact:   218.678.4632
Date/Time Details:   July 8th
6:30pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 per ticket

 
Jul 08   2017 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 17        Darlene & The Boys - Country/Variety
June 24        Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 1           Rockin' Hill band - classic Rock & Jazz
July 8            Tim & Cindy- Country Bluegrass, & Cajun  
July 15          Daybreak - Jazz, Oldies Rock & Country
July 22          Whiskey Richards - Country, Rock, Blues
July 29          Big Sweet Life- Beatles Tribute        
August 5       Muddy Water Band - 50's & Country
August 12     Dirty Shorts Brass Band - Dixie, Funk, Blues,
                                      Rock n' Roll,  Swing, Jazz
August 19     Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 27     Skippin Stones - music variety of last 70 years
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 10   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   July 10, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Jul 10   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   July 10, 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.
Jul 10   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 10, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://WCYC.info
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   July 10-14
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 10   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   July 10, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Jul 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 10, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 11 - Jul 12   2017 Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes
Come and celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes July 11-12, 2017! The huge cast iron kettles of beans are buried on Tuesday, July 11 so they can cook overnight and be served free of charge on Wednesday, July 12 at noon.

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

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


Schedule of Events:

TUESDAY, JULY 11
  • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Community Picnic - The public is invited to stroll through our community organizations area, watch the burying of the beans and enjoy tasty treats from food vendors. Area non profit, church and youth organizations will have interactive games and information about themselves.
  • 5:30 p.m. Burying of the Bean Ceremony - The beans, prepared from Paul Bunyan's Secret Recipe are buried in five huge cast iron kettles and cooked over a wood fire during the night. Join us for this special ceremony!
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Crafter Show and LIVE MUSIC provided by Carlos Quinche
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dunk Tank sponsored by Abbie Hoelscher Agency American Family Insurance
  • 11:15 a.m. - Coronation Ceremony - Prince & Princess Jellybean and Crowning of the Queen or King Bean.
  • 12:00 p.m. - Serving of the Beans. Friendly volunteers serve a FREE and delicious bowl of baked beans, dinner roll, and beverage to thousands of attendees. Buy a NEW 2017 cup or bring your cup from a previous year to enter the Fast Pass for Gas line!
  • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.- "Memories of Elvis Show" by Chris Olson. The hair, the eyes, the sneer, the stride and the voice "THAT VOICE". Hailing from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Chris was born to play Elvis and has been performing to sold out crowds all over the country for more than a decade! To quote Chris Olson: "I am not trying to walk in the shoes of Elvis Presley. I am merely trying to keep the memories fresh and alive. There will only be one King of Rock n' Roll. Elvis Presley wears that crown."
    SEE YOU AT THE SHOW...you might be the one to get the Teddy Bear or one of the scarves!
NEW Bean Hole Day Cups ($10) and T-Shirts ($20 S-L / $22 XXL) will be for sale in the Pequot Lakes Chamber Welcome Center!



2014 MPR Coverage of Bean Hole Days

Since 1938, people in Pequot Lakes, Minn. have been gathering for the sake of beans. Bean Hole Days got its start when local businessmen held a bean feed to thank farmers for their support of area businesses. Read full article...

​Paddle Hunt Clues:

 
Date:   July 11, 2017 - July 12, 2017
Location:   South Trailside Park on Patriot Avenue and Main Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
Email:   Sue@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 11, 2017
5 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 11   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a whole lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway’s Performance Driving School.
 
Date:   July 11, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11
8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for details.
Jul 11   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   July 11, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jul 11   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 11, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 11   2017 Youth & Junior Gardening 101
Students ages 8 - 15!!  Would you like to learn how to grow a garden?Then this is the class for you!  You will get your own garden plot and learn about
  •  Picking out the right place to put a garden
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learning about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest
Date:   July 11, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Held at The Northland Arboretum presented by Master Gardeners
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays starting June 6 - August 29
10:00a - 11:30a
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 11   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 11, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://WCYC.info
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   July 10-14
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 11   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:   July 11, 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
Jul 11   2017 Big Fun Tuesdays
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:   July 11, 2017
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 13 through August 15, 2017
1 - 3 pm
Jul 11   Walking Club
Join us for some great chats while getting our exercise in!  You won't even know you are exercising with all the fun and laughs!

Meet at The Crossfire at 3:30 and go from there.

Fee includes not only FUN but a beverage afterwards!
Date:   July 11, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda Steidler (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Tuesdays beginning May 16, 2017
Meet at 3:30 at The Crossfire
Fees/Admission:   $5 Includes a beverage!
Jul 11   Business After Hours - Jack Pine Brewery

Join Jack Pine Brewery as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their NEW location in Baxter.

Jack Pine Brewery provides the best selection of high quality craft beer. That's their goal. It's what they do. Their
goal is to bring you a quality brew across a wide spectrum of flavors.  From light to dark, malty to hoppy, and even an award-winning pepper beer to spice things up, you're bound to find something you like.  You might even be surprised with a well made style outside of your typical realm of favorites.
 
Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   July 11, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
New Location on Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 11, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jul 11   Adult Gardening 101
For ages 16 and UP!
Presented by Master Gardeners
Held at The Northland Arboretum

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

You will get you own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden:
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learn about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest

 
Date:   July 11, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
June 6 - August 29, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $30 members/$35 non-members to cover materials
Jul 12   Wednesday Night Drag Racing at BIR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you’d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here’s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies.

BIR opens the track to anyone with a helmet (Snell 2005 or newer), a valid drivers license and a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle. The gates open at 4 p.m. You can make as many runs as possible until the track closes at dusk. During that time, you get to use the starting line tree, the scoreboard and the burn-out box, just like the pros do. We even have an announcer calling the action over the PA system.

In addition to drag racing, the Wednesday Night Street Drags give drivers a chance to try autocross and drifting. Autocross is a timed competition where cars maneuver individually through a course. It’s more about car control than speed and horsepower. Drifting is similar, but the car maneuvers through the course in controlled skids. It’s as much fun to watch as it is to participate. Below is a schedule of when autocross and drifting are offered.

The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style was created as a safe alternative to street racing. BIR offers racers a safe, controlled environment to race, where professional track operators and rescue personnel oversee the racing and ensure that the racers are still able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing against their buddies. BIR is committed to the highest standards of safety.

Date:   July 12, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:   May 3 – With autocross
May 17 – With drifting
May 31 – With autocross
June 14 – With drifting
June 28 – With autocross
July 12 – With drifting
July 26 – With autocross
August 30 – With drifting
September 6 – With autocross
Fees/Admission:   Prices
Participant Entry – $25
Spectator Entry – $5
Note: Cash & checks only.
Jul 12   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   July 12, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jul 12   2017 Free Youth Boating Safety Classes
The Whitefish Chain Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth boating safety classes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youths ages 12-17.
Date:   July 12, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wcwc.info.com
Location:   Zorbaz on Crozz Lake
36414 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Kim at C&C Boat Works 219-692-3570
Date/Time Details:   July 12, 2017
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jul 12   Kids 1/2 Day Art Camp - 1st thru 3rd Grades
Kids 1/2 Day Art Camp is packed with three fun art projects that include your child's self-portrait created into a fun 2" button to wear, an 11x14 inch acrylic landscape painting that you will treasure, and a 4x4x2 inch star-shaped paper mache decorated box to keep their treasures in! Parents please bring a lunch and beverage for your child. Wear attire- play clothes. Go to our website to download a registration form and mail it in to The Cottage Place Art School.
Date:   July 12, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:  

The Cottage Place Art School
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442

Contact:   Eileen Kulseth
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 12 Wednesday 9:30am to 1:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost - Class fee $75.00 (includes materials)
Jul 12   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   July 12, 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
Jul 12   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 12, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 12   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 12, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://WCYC.info
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   July 10-14
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 12   Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Golf Scramble
Event at The Lakes at Ruttger's on Bay Lake 
Shotgun start at 1pm 
Date:   July 12, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com
Location:   The Lakes at Ruttger's on the Lake 
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday July 12th
1pm 
Jul 12   Turtle Races
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. Rent a turtle for an afternoon of fun!  Races open to kids of all ages, no matter if you are 1 or 101!
Date:   July 12, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, Minnesota
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6 through August 16, 2017
Registration 1:00 PM
Race at 2:00 PM
Jul 12   2017 Crosslake Conversations
Crosslake Conversations features a lively public discussion on a varietry of Crosslake-related topics.
Date:   July 12, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   The second Wednesday of every summer month
1:30 p.m.
Jul 12   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. You can try your hand at drifting as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Nine Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   July 12, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 15
Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jul 12   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 12, 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
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 13   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   July 13, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 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
Jul 13   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   July 13, 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
Jul 13   2017 Summer Club
The Crosslake Area Library is sponsoring a Summer Club for kids from age 5 through fifth grade. Kids can track their summer reading and enjoy super entertainment.
Date:   July 13, 2017
Time:   09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location:   Crosslake Area Library 
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Contact the Crosslake Library at 218-692-7323
Date/Time Details:   July 13, 2017
9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   A $5 fee covers registration and a shirt
Jul 13   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 13, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 13   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   July 13, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 13   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 13, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://WCYC.info
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   July 10-14
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 13   Cuyuna's Music in the Park
Lakes Area Music Festival and the Cuyuna Range Community Band will be the talented musicians for Cuyuna Lakes Chamber’s Music in the Park on Thursday evening, July 13.  The free, family fun event will feature music, food, games and more at Crosby’s Memorial Park.

Lakes Area Music Festival directors, Scott Lykins and John Taylor Ward will perform pieces from the great American songbook as well as some opera hits. The ninth annual series of the Lakes Area Music Festival, July 30 through August 20, 2017, will bring over 130 musicians from around the country for three weeks of classical music performance in the Brainerd Lakes Area, including chamber music, symphonic orchestra, opera, and ballet. LAMF has become one of the most significant summertime destinations for classical music in the Midwest. For more information about the Lakes Area Music Festival, visit lakesareamusic.org

The Cuyuna Range Community Band has been fortunate to attract and retain some very talented musicians from all over the Cuyuna Range communities, composed of approximately 30 adults coming from all walks of life – your toes will be a-tappin’.

Mixed Company A Kava House will be serving food and refreshments so come hungry and enjoy the music!

Music in the Park continues the second and fourth Thursday evenings June through August from 5 to 8 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. For more information about each Music in the Park event, visit www.cuyunalakes.com.

Join us for Music in the Park
Crosby Memorial Park
Thursday, July 13 from 5 to 8 pm

Music Schedule:
5 to 6:15 pm – Lakes Area Music Festival

6:30 to 8 pm – Cuyuna Range Community Band
Date:   July 13, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake 
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday July 13th 
5pm-8pm 
Jul 13   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   July 13, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jul 14   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 14   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jul 14   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 14 - Jul 15   Westgate Mall Job Fair!
Looking for a job? Check out the job fair at Westgate Mall!
Date:   July 14, 2017 - July 15, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thewestgatemall.com/
Location:   Westgate Mall
Contact:   Nicki 320-815-0448
Email:   nicki@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday July 14 10am - 2pm Saturday July 15 10am -2pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Jul 14   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://WCYC.info
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   July 10-14
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 14   2017 Women at the Helm
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring Women at the Helm, a boating class designed for women. Women will learn the basics of boating and dealing with emergency situations.
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Bertha Boat Works
6846 County Road 16
Pequot Lakes, MN 56442
Contact:   Register at WCYC.info
Date/Time Details:   July 14, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jul 14   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Jul 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 14   Ruttgers Summer Concert Series Presents Ipso Facto
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge will host an eight-event Summer Concert Series beginning on Memorial Day Weekend

Local and regional bands will perform on the shores of Bay Lake on select weekends throughout the summer. For two of the concerts, Ruttger’s will transform a portion on the resort into a street dance. All concerts are open to the public. Admission is $5 per person.               

“There is something magical about good live music on a sunny, warm summer night,” Chris Ruttger, president of Ruttger’s said. “We are happy to provide a family friendly, high-quality entertainment option for our guests and members of the community. Everyone is invited to enjoy the shows.”

Food and drink will be available, including Coca-Cola products and beer from Cuyuna Brewing Company. Seating and tables will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Playing on July 14th will be Ipso Facto. Ipso Facto is a Minneapolis-based reggae/funk/jazz band that has played for audiences around the world, including numerous times at Ruttger’s. The rock-style reggae band was formed in 1986 by three brothers: Wain, Juju and Greg McFarlane.

 
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM
Website:   http://ruttgers.com
Location:  

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge
PO Box 400
Deerwood, MN 56444

 

Contact:   218.678.4632
Date/Time Details:   July 14th
6:30pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 per ticket

 
Jul 14   Outdoor Movies 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 9:00 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.
Friday, July 14 - Moana
Friday, August 11 - Inside Out
Friday, Sept. 29  - Grease (with costume contest and prizes)

Special Saturday night feature on August 26 - The Great Outdoors
In honor of Veterans who will be camping at the Corps.
 
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 11:00 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, July 14, 2017
Water Safety Program at 8:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 9:00 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.
Jul 15   Celebrate Emily Day
Pancake Breakfast, parade, beer garden, flea market, backyard games for kids, food, live music, fireworks and much more!!

Emily Day - Click on the image to view larger version
Emily Day Schedule - Click on the image to view larger version
Date:   July 15, 2017
Website:   http://www.cityofemily.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B063010DF-D252-4B9E-96FB-5CD275BFB927%7D
Location:   Emily City Park 
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday July 15th 
Events start at 7am with live music until 10:30 pm 
Jul 15   Cuyuna Range Youth Center and Shoe Sensation's 3 on 3 Co-ed Basketball Tournament
Cuyuna Range Youth Center and Show Sensation are sponsoring a 3 on 3 Co-ed basketball tournament on Saturday July 15th. They will be three different age divisions: 8-11 year olds, 12-15 year olds, and 16-18 year olds. Teams are co-ed and must have one male and one female on the court at all times. 

All proceeds benefit Cuyuna Range Youth Center 

Please park at Serpent Park and walk to the center (2 blocks North of park). Concessions will be available. 
Date:   July 15, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Cuyuna Range Youth Center
15 3rd Ave SW
Crosby, MN 56441
Contact:   Megan Cummings- 218-839-5508 Benedict Hoge- 218-330-5470
Email:   CRYC@crosbyironton.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday July 15th 
Games start at 8am 
 
Fees/Admission:   $10 per player
Cuyuna Range Youth Center youth members are free

$2 spectator admission fee 
Jul 15   Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience
The Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience is on Brainerd International Raceway’s drag strip for dragster ride-along's and other drag racing experiences. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get in a real dragster and feel the rush of flying down a drag strip. Call 1-800-485-4746 or visit www.purespeedracing.com to schedule a ride.
 
Date:   July 15, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.purespeedracing.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Call 1-800-485-4746 or visit www.purespeedracing.com to schedule a ride.
Email:   purespeedracing@aol.com
Date/Time Details:   July 15 starting at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for pricing
Jul 15 - Jul 16   ChumpCar World Series
The ChumpCar World Series returns to BIR for a pair of eight-hour endurance races. ChumpCar racing features $500 junkers and teams of four drivers that will take on BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course Saturday and the 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course Sunday. The pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   July 15, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 15-16
Racing starts at 9 a.m. both days.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jul 15   Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience
Have you ever wanted to take a trip down the BIR drag strip? Well, now's your chance! It's your choice; you can take the Ride of Your Life in a 2-Seater Dragster, reaching speeds of over 140 mph in 9 seconds, in a full 1/4 mile pass or you can control your own destiny by jumping behind the wheel of a real Dragster and propelling yourself down the 1/4 mile strip, reaching speeds of approximately 130 mph in 10 seconds! If you're the competitive type, challenge your buddy in a Side-by-side Camaro race, where you get the chance to win all the bragging rights!

Reservations are required - Seats are limited
Participants must be at least 16 years old
Drivers License required for all driving programs
Other details & information can be found on our website or by calling our office
Website: www.PureSpeedRacing.com
Phone #866-DRAGSTER



 
Date:   July 15, 2017
Time:   08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.purespeedracing.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   1-866-372-4783
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 15, 2017
Times vary depending on which program a person chooses
(between 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM)
Fees/Admission:   Prices start at $149 for Rides
Prices start at $349 for all Drive Programs

 
Jul 15   2017 Crosslake Ideal Lions 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:   July 15, 2017
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 July 15, August 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 
Jul 15   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   July 15, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jul 15   2017 Mission Fire Fair
The Mission Fire Fair helps support the Mission Fire Department. Meet fire fighters, win prizes, silent auction, raffle, games, food helicopter and more.
Date:   July 15, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Mission Park
Mission Park Drive
Merrified, MN 56465
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 15, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Jul 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 15, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 15   2017 14th Annual Night Under the Stars
The 14th Annual Night Under the Stars event at Camp Knutson is a fun-filled evening featuring a wine bar, silent auction, gourmet dinner, live auction and program.
Date:   July 15, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://CampFriends.com
Location:   Camp Knutson
11169 Whitefish Avenue
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Sharon Elmquist 218-692-1142
Email:   elms@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 15
4:30 p.m. 
Jul 15   2017 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music at the outdoor summer series. Decade 7 will perform.This group expertly performs rock and roll created after Woodstock and before MTV.
 
Date:   July 15, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 15, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
Jul 15   2017 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 17        Darlene & The Boys - Country/Variety
June 24        Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 1           Rockin' Hill band - classic Rock & Jazz
July 8            Tim & Cindy- Country Bluegrass, & Cajun  
July 15          Daybreak - Jazz, Oldies Rock & Country
July 22          Whiskey Richards - Country, Rock, Blues
July 29          Big Sweet Life- Beatles Tribute        
August 5       Muddy Water Band - 50's & Country
August 12     Dirty Shorts Brass Band - Dixie, Funk, Blues,
                                      Rock n' Roll,  Swing, Jazz
August 19     Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 27     Skippin Stones - music variety of last 70 years
Date:   July 15, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 16   Free Kayak Classes @ The U.S. Army Corp Campground Beach Crosslake

Free kayak classes 10:30 to 12:00 at the Army Corp Campground beach.  Life jackets provided. No need to register, just show up. All ages welcomed. For more information call Jim 612-581-2144 @ Wind, Water & Wheels.


 
Date:   July 16, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Cross Lake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Jim 612-581-2144
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays  8/5, 8/19 & 9/2
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 16   Brainerd Ski Loons Free Show
The Brainerd Ski Loons will be putting on free water ski show open to the public at Lum Park in Brainerd.  The Public is invited to watch human ski pyramids, ski jumpers, barefooters, wakeboarders and skiers being pulled 360 degrees around the boat. This event is for the whole family
Date:   July 16, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.skiloons.com/
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 831-3290
Email:   brainerdskiloons@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, July 16, July 30 and August 20, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 17   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   July 17, 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.
Jul 17 - Aug 13   School Supply Drive!
Help a local student in need by donating school supplies to the drop box located by Playland! Supplies will be distributed locally by the Salvation Army. July 17-Aug 13
Date:   July 17, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.facebook.com/thewestgatemall
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   bri@lexingtonco.com
Email:   bri@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   July 17, 2017 through August 13, 2017
Jul 17   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 17, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 17-21
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 17   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   July 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Jul 18   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   July 18, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jul 18   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 18, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 18   2017 Youth & Junior Gardening 101
Students ages 8 - 15!!  Would you like to learn how to grow a garden?Then this is the class for you!  You will get your own garden plot and learn about
  •  Picking out the right place to put a garden
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learning about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest
Date:   July 18, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Held at The Northland Arboretum presented by Master Gardeners
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays starting June 6 - August 29
10:00a - 11:30a
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 18   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 18, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 17-21
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 18   2017 Big Fun Tuesdays
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:   July 18, 2017
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 13 through August 15, 2017
1 - 3 pm
Jul 18   Walking Club
Join us for some great chats while getting our exercise in!  You won't even know you are exercising with all the fun and laughs!

Meet at The Crossfire at 3:30 and go from there.

Fee includes not only FUN but a beverage afterwards!
Date:   July 18, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda Steidler (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Tuesdays beginning May 16, 2017
Meet at 3:30 at The Crossfire
Fees/Admission:   $5 Includes a beverage!
Jul 18   Adult Gardening 101
For ages 16 and UP!
Presented by Master Gardeners
Held at The Northland Arboretum

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

You will get you own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden:
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learn about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest

 
Date:   July 18, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
June 6 - August 29, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $30 members/$35 non-members to cover materials
Jul 19   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   July 19, 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
Jul 19   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 19, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 19   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 19, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 17-21
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 19   Turtle Races
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. Rent a turtle for an afternoon of fun!  Races open to kids of all ages, no matter if you are 1 or 101!
Date:   July 19, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, Minnesota
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6 through August 16, 2017
Registration 1:00 PM
Race at 2:00 PM
Jul 19   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 19, 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
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 20   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   July 20, 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
Jul 20   2017 Summer Club
The Crosslake Area Library is sponsoring a Summer Club for kids from age 5 through fifth grade. Kids can track their summer reading and enjoy super entertainment.
Date:   July 20, 2017
Time:   09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location:   Crosslake Area Library 
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Contact the Crosslake Library at 218-692-7323
Date/Time Details:   July 20, 2017
9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   A $5 fee covers registration and a shirt
Jul 20 - Jul 23   Crazy Days
Shop you favorite stores for some great deals! 
Date:   July 20, 2017 - July 23, 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!
Jul 20   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 20, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 20   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   July 20, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 20   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 20, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 17-21
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 20   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   July 20, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jul 20   2017 Grand View Summer Concert Series

Join Grand View Lodge this summer for the 2017 Grand View Summer Concert Series! Three great shows on Thursday nights from 6-10PM on the driving range at the Pines Golf Course.

Tickets are available at The Pines Pro Shop or online at Brown Paper Tickets for $40+tax/show or $100+tax for all three. The shows are tribute concerts and are sure to be a lot of fun by some spectacular artists.

The shows are rain or shine. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs if you prefer. Grand View will also have folding chairs available. Grand View will be providing food and beverage for purchase.

July 20, 2017 -The Beatles Tribute: by Rubber Soul.  Opening: The Kinks Tribute by Kinda Kinky

July 29, 2017 - The Eagles Tribute: by the Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Conscious.  Opening: Ashes for April

August 3, 2017 - Springsteen Seger Tribute: by Mick Sterling
 
Date:   July 20, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com/summer-concert-series/
Location:   Driving Range at the Pines Golf Course
 23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Kelli Brown, events planner at 218-963-8781
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays - July 20, 29 and August 3, 2017
6 - 10 PM
Fees/Admission:   $40+tax/show or $100+tax for all three.
Jul 21 - Jul 23   CRA Super Bike Racing

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

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

Date:   July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/cra-superbike-racing/
Location:   Brainerd International Racdeway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-82407223
Date/Time Details:  

May 12-14, 2017 - Superbikes only on BIR’s 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course

June 9-11, 2017 – Triple Event Weekend with IWA Watercross and the Bracket Drag Racing Series

July 21-23, 2017 – Superbikes only on BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course

Aug. 25-27, 2017 – Dual Event with the Minnesota Street Rod Association

Sept. 22-24, 2017 – Dual event with IWA Watercross - snowmobiles on open water. CRA will be on the 3.1-mile Competition Road Course.

 

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 includes tax

Jul 21 - Jul 23   Bracket Drag Racing Series

Brainerd International Raceway’s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes. Fans can see dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters, all of which are competing for prize money, hardware and all-important series points that go toward series championships at the end of the season.

Bracket Drag Racing Series has a dozen chances for drivers to take home hardware as the series features 12 races on six weekends. On Saturday and Sunday, each class has one round of time trials at the beginning of the day before starting elimination rounds. Class winners will be determined at the end of both days so the intensity will be ratcheted up!

Date:   July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Rd 
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-824-RACE (7223)
Date/Time Details:  

May 5-7, 2017  Drag racing only this weekend.

May 19-21, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

June 9-11, 2017 Triple Event Weekend with CRA Superbike Racing and IWA Watercross

July 7-9, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

July 21-23, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017  Grand finale of the Bracket Drag Racing Series with championships on the line. The World Racing League is on the road course for endurance racing.

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

Jul 21   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 21, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 21   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   July 21, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jul 21   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 21, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 21   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 21, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 17-21
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 21   Relay for Life of Crow Wing County
Join us in the fight against cancer! Relay for Life of Crow Wing County!

Family Friendly Event! Entertainment, music, silent auction, games, car show and FUN throughout the event!

***Open to the public!***

What happens at Relay for Life Event?
  • Opening Ceremony 6:00 p.m. - Participants and survivors celebrate what they've overcome.  We kick off the event with a Survivor and caregiver lap.
  • Survivor/caregiver dinner 6:30 p.m. - Dinner will be held at the curling center
  • Luminaria Ceremony at Dusk - We remember loved ones lost to cancer, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer.
  • Closing Ceremony and Final Lap at 2:30 a.m. - Be inspired to take action against a disease that has taken so much.
For more information go to www.relayforlife.org/crowwingmn or email realyforlifecwc@gmail.com
 
Date:   July 21, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.relayforlife.org/crowwingmn
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 SE 13th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Mary 320-692-4541 or 1-800-227-2345
Email:   relayforlifecwc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 21, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. (Saturday, July 22, 2017)
Fees/Admission:   Donations are welcome, you may do so at
www.relayforlife.org/crowwingmn
Jul 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 21, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 21   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   July 21, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Jul 22 - Jul 23   2017 Music Prelude
Saturday, July 22, 7 p.m. 
MOTLEY: United Methodist Church, 847 3rd Ave S
 
Sunday, July 23, 2 p.m.
DEERWOOD: Salem Lutheran Church, 21276 Archibald Rd
 
Sunday, July 23, 7 p.m. 
NISSWA: Lutheran Church of the Cross, 5064 Co Rd 13
Date:   July 22, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Website:   http://www.lakesareamusic.org
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Jul 22   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   July 22, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jul 22   2017 Crow Wing Paddlers Kayak Ride
The Crow Wing Paddlers Club gathers to explore area rivers and lakes.
Date:   July 22, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Emily Lake to Mary Lake
Watch for an e-mail for details
Contact:   Call 218-692-1200 to join
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 22, 2017
Afternoon
 
Jul 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 22, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 22   2017 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music at the outdoor summer series.  The Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboys will perform.They are a phenomenal Country Music Group that plays genuine Classic Country Music. At a "Cowboys" event, expect to hear everything Country from Jones and Haggard to spot on songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle and many others! Genuine Country the way it was meant to be...that's what The Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboys are all about. 
 
Date:   July 22, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 22, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
Jul 22   2017 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 17        Darlene & The Boys - Country/Variety
June 24        Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 1           Rockin' Hill band - classic Rock & Jazz
July 8            Tim & Cindy- Country Bluegrass, & Cajun  
July 15          Daybreak - Jazz, Oldies Rock & Country
July 22          Whiskey Richards - Country, Rock, Blues
July 29          Big Sweet Life- Beatles Tribute        
August 5       Muddy Water Band - 50's & Country
August 12     Dirty Shorts Brass Band - Dixie, Funk, Blues,
                                      Rock n' Roll,  Swing, Jazz
August 19     Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 27     Skippin Stones - music variety of last 70 years
Date:   July 22, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 23, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jul 24   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   July 24, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Jul 24   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   July 24, 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.
Jul 24   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 24, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 24-28
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 24   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   July 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Jul 25   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   July 25, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jul 25   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a whole lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway’s Performance Driving School.
 
Date:   July 25, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 25 starting at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for details.
Jul 25   2017 Youth & Junior Gardening 101
Students ages 8 - 15!!  Would you like to learn how to grow a garden?Then this is the class for you!  You will get your own garden plot and learn about
  •  Picking out the right place to put a garden
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learning about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest
Date:   July 25, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Held at The Northland Arboretum presented by Master Gardeners
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays starting June 6 - August 29
10:00a - 11:30a
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 25   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 25, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 25   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 25, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 24-28
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 25   2017 Big Fun Tuesdays
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:   July 25, 2017
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 13 through August 15, 2017
1 - 3 pm
Jul 25   Walking Club
Join us for some great chats while getting our exercise in!  You won't even know you are exercising with all the fun and laughs!

Meet at The Crossfire at 3:30 and go from there.

Fee includes not only FUN but a beverage afterwards!
Date:   July 25, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda Steidler (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Tuesdays beginning May 16, 2017
Meet at 3:30 at The Crossfire
Fees/Admission:   $5 Includes a beverage!
Jul 25   Adult Gardening 101
For ages 16 and UP!
Presented by Master Gardeners
Held at The Northland Arboretum

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

You will get you own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden:
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learn about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest

 
Date:   July 25, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
June 6 - August 29, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $30 members/$35 non-members to cover materials
Jul 26   Wednesday Night Drag Racing at BIR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you’d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here’s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies.

BIR opens the track to anyone with a helmet (Snell 2005 or newer), a valid drivers license and a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle. The gates open at 4 p.m. You can make as many runs as possible until the track closes at dusk. During that time, you get to use the starting line tree, the scoreboard and the burn-out box, just like the pros do. We even have an announcer calling the action over the PA system.

In addition to drag racing, the Wednesday Night Street Drags give drivers a chance to try autocross and drifting. Autocross is a timed competition where cars maneuver individually through a course. It’s more about car control than speed and horsepower. Drifting is similar, but the car maneuvers through the course in controlled skids. It’s as much fun to watch as it is to participate. Below is a schedule of when autocross and drifting are offered.

The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style was created as a safe alternative to street racing. BIR offers racers a safe, controlled environment to race, where professional track operators and rescue personnel oversee the racing and ensure that the racers are still able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing against their buddies. BIR is committed to the highest standards of safety.

Date:   July 26, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:   May 3 – With autocross
May 17 – With drifting
May 31 – With autocross
June 14 – With drifting
June 28 – With autocross
July 12 – With drifting
July 26 – With autocross
August 30 – With drifting
September 6 – With autocross
Fees/Admission:   Prices
Participant Entry – $25
Spectator Entry – $5
Note: Cash & checks only.
Jul 26   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   July 26, 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
Jul 26   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 26, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 26   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 26, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 24-28
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 26   Turtle Races
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. Rent a turtle for an afternoon of fun!  Races open to kids of all ages, no matter if you are 1 or 101!
Date:   July 26, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, Minnesota
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6 through August 16, 2017
Registration 1:00 PM
Race at 2:00 PM
Jul 26   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. You can try your hand at autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Nine Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   July 26, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jul 26   Mini Golf Adventure
Bring your whole family out to Pirates Cove for a BAY Ministries mini golf fundraising adventure! Discounted prices that evening on 18 and 36 holes of golf as well as go karts and package deals!
Date:   July 26, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdyfc.com
Location:   Pirates Cove
17992 State Hwy N 371
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Dale Kuglin or Samantha at 218-825-9149
Email:   dale@brainerdyfc.com
Date/Time Details:   July 26, 2017. 5pm.
Fees/Admission:   Discounted rates!
Jul 26   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 26, 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
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 27   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   July 27, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 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
Jul 27   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   July 27, 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
Jul 27   2017 Summer Club
The Crosslake Area Library is sponsoring a Summer Club for kids from age 5 through fifth grade. Kids can track their summer reading and enjoy super entertainment.
Date:   July 27, 2017
Time:   09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location:   Crosslake Area Library 
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Contact the Crosslake Library at 218-692-7323
Date/Time Details:   July 27, 2017
9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   A $5 fee covers registration and a shirt
Jul 27   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 27, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 27   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   July 27, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 27   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 27, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 24-28
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 27   Cuyuna's Music in the Park
Everyone is welcome to attend Crosby’s Music in the Park events on the shores of beautiful Serpent Lake Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 this summer starting June 8 and continuing through August.

Sponsored by the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce, the fun, family events are free and open to the public. They are filled with music performed by area artists, food, games and more.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake.

Join us for Music in the Park
Crosby Memorial Park
Thursday, July 27 from 5 to 8 pm

Music Schedule:
5 to 6:15 pm – Shawn & Clark Hamdorf

6:30 to 8 pm – Almost Blue
Date:   July 27, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Contact:   218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, July 27 from 5 to 8 pm
Jul 27   Brainerd Sings
We are excited to announce the 1st BRAINERD SINGS event sponsored by
Westgate Mall! Brainerd Sings welcomes contestants who live, work or attend school in
BRAINERD to represent our city in the State Competition held September 24, 2017 in St. Paul.
Contestants MUST be amateur vocalists between the ages of 15-25.
 
WHEN: Thursday, July 27th at 6pm
WHERE: Westgate Mall - Center Court
14136 Baxter Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401
HOW TO REGISTER: You must pre-register to participate.
Email bri@lexingtonco.com or call 320.493.5756 for the entry form.
 
 
The WINNER and RUNNER UP from Brainerd Sings will go on to represent
Brainerd on September 24th at the Minnesota Sings State Competition where
they will compete against other cities from all over the state!
Prizes at the State Level total $10,000!
View judging criteria and prize information at www.minnesotasings.com
Date:   July 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 12:00 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:  

July 27th

6:00 pm at Center Court

Fees/Admission:   You must pre-register to participate.
Jul 27   2017 Grand View Summer Concert Series

Join Grand View Lodge this summer for the 2017 Grand View Summer Concert Series! Three great shows on Thursday nights from 6-10PM on the driving range at the Pines Golf Course.

Tickets are available at The Pines Pro Shop or online at Brown Paper Tickets for $40+tax/show or $100+tax for all three. The shows are tribute concerts and are sure to be a lot of fun by some spectacular artists.

The shows are rain or shine. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs if you prefer. Grand View will also have folding chairs available. Grand View will be providing food and beverage for purchase.

July 20, 2017 -The Beatles Tribute: by Rubber Soul.  Opening: The Kinks Tribute by Kinda Kinky

July 29, 2017 - The Eagles Tribute: by the Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Conscious.  Opening: Ashes for April

August 3, 2017 - Springsteen Seger Tribute: by Mick Sterling
 
Date:   July 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com/summer-concert-series/
Location:   Driving Range at the Pines Golf Course
 23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Kelli Brown, events planner at 218-963-8781
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays - July 20, 29 and August 3, 2017
6 - 10 PM
Fees/Admission:   $40+tax/show or $100+tax for all three.
Jul 28 - Jul 30   Wake Fest 2017
The Sound Connection Presents the 3rd Annual WAKE FEST. WAKEFEST 2017 wakesurfing event is hosted at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake Friday, July 28th thru Sunday, July 30th. The official tow boat is Centurion and Supreme thanks to the Faction marine and board shop and Willey's marine. Hit the the beaches of Craguns and watch pros from all over compete for a spot to go to the world championship.
Date:   July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Website:   http://wakefestmn.com/
Location:   Craguns Resort on Gull Lake 
Email:   vacation@craguns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 28-30 
See website for event times 
Fees/Admission:   Free to spectators
Tickets to compete are available at www.wakefest.com
Jul 28   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 28   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   July 28, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Jul 28   Conversations with Cloth 2 - Artwork in Fiber
Conversations with Cloth 2 Artwork in Fiber
Date:   July 28, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklyn Art Center
1001 Kingwoord Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center (218) 454-0824
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - July 28, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM
Jul 28   2017 Free Youth Swimming Lessons
The Whitefish Yacht Club is sponsoring free youth swimming lessons.
Date:   July 28, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Corps of Engineers Campground
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Call Vicki Leonard at 218-543-4380
Date/Time Details:   July 24-28
10:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.
Jul 28   Life Link III Grand Opening Ceremony
Join Life Link III at their location in the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport for a collaborated grand opening ceremony with the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber and Cuyuna Lakes Chamber on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.  A brief program will be held at 3:00 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. Life Link III provides helicopter and airplane on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. A helicopter and airplane will be available for "tours" with Life Link III's clinical staff.

Life Link III provides helicopter and airplane on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care.

Chamber members and Non-members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Mix a little business with pleasure! As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is appreciated.
 
Date:   July 28, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:  
Life Link III's Aircraft Hangar at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
16229 Bonanza Lane
Brainerd, MN 56401
To the left as you drive into the main parking lot area; park there or in the small surface lot closer to the hangar. Signage and individuals will provide guidance through the security gate to the hangar.

 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 28, 2017
1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 28   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   July 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Jul 29 - Jul 30   Powerboat Races
TCPBA and the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Power Boat Races

Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 from 12 to 4 pm

 The public is invited to experience the thrills of breath-taking and heart pounding championship powerboat racing along the shores of Serpent Lake at Crosby’s Memorial Park.

At the Twin Cities’ Power Boat Association’s races, some boats will top speeds over 100 miles per hour and appear to fly on the water. There is no admittance fee and concessions will be available.
Date:   July 29, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com
Location:   Crosby’s Memorial Park
Contact:   218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 from 12 to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   No fee for spectators 
Jul 29   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   July 29, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jul 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 29, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 29   BusinessNOW - Crow Wing County Fair Kick Off Concert
Join the Crow Wing County Fair at their BusinessNOW to celebrate their 1st Annual Crow Wing County Fair Kick Off Concert July 29, 2017 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds! Live music by Good For Gary and Generation Nashville. Enjoy a hay ride around the fairgrounds! Receive half price discount for the Gate Fee AND gates will open early for BusinessNOW attendees!

BEER - BAR POUR - FOOD - FREE CAMPING

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. 
Cost to attend for Chamber Members is $5.

Good for Gary is Minnesota’s premier Dance Band covering all the
best in current top 40 hits! These guys are incredible.

Good for Gary 600-400

Generation Nashville brings the talents of Mitch Goudy and
Diana Upton-Hill to the stage. Recognized as 2 of Country Music’s
newest stars….with success on Billboard top 40.

GenNashville600-400
 
Date:   July 29, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://crowwingcountyfair.com/event/fair-kickoff-concert/
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 13th Street SE
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Gary Doucette 218-316-0331
Email:   manager@crowwingcountyfair.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 29, 2017
4:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Music starts at 6:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 per Chamber Members
$10 per Non Member
 
Jul 29   Crow Wing County Fair Kick Off Concert
Celebrate the 1st Annual Crow Wing County Fair Kick Off Concert July 29, 2017 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds! Live music by Good For Gary and Generation Nashville.

BEER - BAR POUR - FOOD - FREE CAMPING

Gates open at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person.

Good for Gary is Minnesota’s premier Dance Band covering all the
best in current top 40 hits! These guys are incredible.

Good for Gary 600-400

Generation Nashville brings the talents of Mitch Goudy and
Diana Upton-Hill to the stage. Recognized as 2 of Country Music’s
newest stars….with success on Billboard top 40.

GenNashville600-400
Date:   July 29, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://crowwingcountyfair.com/event/fair-kickoff-concert/
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 13th Street SE
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Gary Doucette 218-316-0331
Email:   manager@crowwingcountyfair.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Music starts at 6:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $10 per Person
Jul 29   2017 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free at the outdoor summer series.  Shane Martin will perform. They are quickly becoming one of the top draws in the Midwest with a unique blend of modern country rock performing over 150 shows a year.
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Date:   July 29, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 29, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
Jul 29   2017 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 17        Darlene & The Boys - Country/Variety
June 24        Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 1           Rockin' Hill band - classic Rock & Jazz
July 8            Tim & Cindy- Country Bluegrass, & Cajun  
July 15          Daybreak - Jazz, Oldies Rock & Country
July 22          Whiskey Richards - Country, Rock, Blues
July 29          Big Sweet Life- Beatles Tribute        
August 5       Muddy Water Band - 50's & Country
August 12     Dirty Shorts Brass Band - Dixie, Funk, Blues,
                                      Rock n' Roll,  Swing, Jazz
August 19     Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 27     Skippin Stones - music variety of last 70 years
Date:   July 29, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Jul 30   Brainerd Ski Loons Free Show
The Brainerd Ski Loons will be putting on free water ski show open to the public at Lum Park in Brainerd.  The Public is invited to watch human ski pyramids, ski jumpers, barefooters, wakeboarders and skiers being pulled 360 degrees around the boat. This event is for the whole family
Date:   July 30, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.skiloons.com/
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 831-3290
Email:   brainerdskiloons@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sundays, July 16, July 30 and August 20, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 31 - Aug 04   Explore Music!
Kids in the Lakes Area won't want to miss Explore Music! week long day camp PACKED with activities exploring music that evokes mystery, magic, and storytelling! Students (entering grades 1-5) will participate in a variety of creative arts activities which will guide them through learning about the orchestral music presented at the festival's Family Concert, geared towards audiences of all ages.
 
Participants will move, dance, sing, and play instruments, as well as exercise their creative muscles through guided improvisation every day. They will have a chance to share what they have discovered by participating in a special informal performance as a part of the Lakes Area Music Festival at the end of the week.
 
Invigorating musical exploration will be led by Alexander Peña - classical musician and teaching artist from the Eastman Community School in Rochester, NY, with a team of teachers from New York and Chicago who bring expertise in acting, improvisation, movement, musical theater, and choral activities.

 
Date:   July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/education/explore-music/
Location:   Washinton Education Service Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Kids in the Lakes Area won't want to miss Explore Music! week long day camp PACKED with activities exploring music that evokes mystery, magic, and storytelling!
Email:   info@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday - Friday 
July 31 - August 4
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $65 fee
Register Online
Jul 31   2017 Literature Comes Alive
Literature Comes Alive is a free weekly seminar examining the marvel of what our minds accomplish as we read.
Date:   July 31, 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.
Jul 31   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   July 31, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Aug 01   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   August 1, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Aug 01   2017 Youth & Junior Gardening 101
Students ages 8 - 15!!  Would you like to learn how to grow a garden?Then this is the class for you!  You will get your own garden plot and learn about
  •  Picking out the right place to put a garden
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learning about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest
Date:   August 1, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Held at The Northland Arboretum presented by Master Gardeners
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays starting June 6 - August 29
10:00a - 11:30a
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 01   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   August 1, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Aug 01   2017 Big Fun Tuesdays
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:   August 1, 2017
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 13 through August 15, 2017
1 - 3 pm
Aug 01   Walking Club
Join us for some great chats while getting our exercise in!  You won't even know you are exercising with all the fun and laughs!

Meet at The Crossfire at 3:30 and go from there.

Fee includes not only FUN but a beverage afterwards!
Date:   August 1, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda Steidler (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Tuesdays beginning May 16, 2017
Meet at 3:30 at The Crossfire
Fees/Admission:   $5 Includes a beverage!
Aug 01   2017 National Night Out Pequot Lakes Police Department
The Pequot Lakes Police department invites you to Trailside Park for 2017 National Night Out.

Free Food & Drinks
Live Music
Bounce House
"Photo with a Cop" Booth
Emergency Vehicles on Display
LOT's of FUN


National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes public safety-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to mak our neighborhoods safer and a better place to live.

Sponsored by SuperValu of Pequot Lakes
Date:   August 1, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes 
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Police Department 218-568-8111
Email:   cturcotte@pequotlakes-mn.gov
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 1, 2017
5-8 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 01   Adult Gardening 101
For ages 16 and UP!
Presented by Master Gardeners
Held at The Northland Arboretum

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

You will get you own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden:
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learn about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest

 
Date:   August 1, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
June 6 - August 29, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $30 members/$35 non-members to cover materials
Aug 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:   August 2, 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
Aug 02   Turtle Races
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. Rent a turtle for an afternoon of fun!  Races open to kids of all ages, no matter if you are 1 or 101!
Date:   August 2, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, Minnesota
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6 through August 16, 2017
Registration 1:00 PM
Race at 2:00 PM
Aug 02   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   August 2, 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
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Aug 02   Lakes Area Music Festival- In A Distant Land
In a Distant Land was first performed at The Public Theater in New York, but it’s a program that has been worked on and revised  for many years. In it, John Taylor Ward attempt to draw music from many traditions and times together with new sonic landscapes. This will be a wonderful opportunity to collaborate again with Tanya Gabrielian and to introduce International Contemporary Ensemble’s Daniel Lippel and the virtuoso percussionist and improvisor Douglas Perry to our audience!
 

ROBERT SCHUMANN:
Liederkreis, Op. 39

GEORGE CRUMB:
The Ghosts OF Alhambra (Spanish Songbook I)

Ranchero Songs of Chavela Vargas

Songs of Charles Ives

Date:   August 2, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2017-season/in-a-distant-land/
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Scott (585) 355-6868
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   August 2, 2017
7:00 PM
Doors open one hour prior to performance
Fees/Admission:   Free of Charge thanks to free-will donations, individual gifts and foundation support
Aug 03   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   August 3, 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
Aug 03   2017 Summer Club
The Crosslake Area Library is sponsoring a Summer Club for kids from age 5 through fifth grade. Kids can track their summer reading and enjoy super entertainment.
Date:   August 3, 2017
Time:   09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location:   Crosslake Area Library 
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Contact the Crosslake Library at 218-692-7323
Date/Time Details:   August 3, 2017
9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   A $5 fee covers registration and a shirt
Aug 03   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   August 3, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Aug 03   2017 Grand View Summer Concert Series

Join Grand View Lodge this summer for the 2017 Grand View Summer Concert Series! Three great shows on Thursday nights from 6-10PM on the driving range at the Pines Golf Course.

Tickets are available at The Pines Pro Shop or online at Brown Paper Tickets for $40+tax/show or $100+tax for all three. The shows are tribute concerts and are sure to be a lot of fun by some spectacular artists.

The shows are rain or shine. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs if you prefer. Grand View will also have folding chairs available. Grand View will be providing food and beverage for purchase.

July 20, 2017 -The Beatles Tribute: by Rubber Soul.  Opening: The Kinks Tribute by Kinda Kinky

July 29, 2017 - The Eagles Tribute: by the Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Conscious.  Opening: Ashes for April

August 3, 2017 - Springsteen Seger Tribute: by Mick Sterling
 
Date:   August 3, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com/summer-concert-series/
Location:   Driving Range at the Pines Golf Course
 23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Kelli Brown, events planner at 218-963-8781
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays - July 20, 29 and August 3, 2017
6 - 10 PM
Fees/Admission:   $40+tax/show or $100+tax for all three.
Aug 04   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   August 4, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Aug 04 - Aug 06   Powercruise
Powercruise, the premier modified car event in the country, returns to BIR this year. It's known as the place where you can do everything with your car that you’re not allowed to do anywhere else. Powercruise allows YOU to drive YOUR car on BIR's race track along with other like-minded petrol heads in the cruising sessions, where you can cruise next to the toughest modified street machines, hot rods, imports and drag cars, whether they're turbo charged, supercharged, nitrous injected…all with your family and friends in the car with you! The weekend includes events like powerskids (longest rolling burnout's), off-street drags (old-style street flag drop), drifting, burnouts' Aussie-style, Dyno comps, Show & Shine, Miss Powercruise stage shows and heaps more fun stuff. On-site camping is available.
 
Date:   August 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   Aug. 4-6
Events start at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Call for details.
Aug 04   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   August 4, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Aug 04   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   August 4, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Aug 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 4, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 05   10th Annual Chokecherry Festival

10th Annual Chokecherry Festival

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 2017 ALL DAY! PEQUOT LAKES

 

The Chokecherry Culinary Contest starts at 10:00am. Enter for your chance to win. The only rule is that chokecherries MUST be included in the recipe. You may enter in more than one category and all entries MUST be received by 10:00am.

Kid's arcade area on the north side of Trailside Park. A variety of reasonably-priced kid's games, something for all sizes including Plinko, Bean Bag Toss, tugboats, fishpond, and more with prizes for the kids to win! 

There's an Arts Festival all day featuring artisans to satisfy the most prudent shopper. Enjoy perusing a variety of one-of-a-kind items and local artists. Food vendors will be available to take care of that hunger craving at any time throughout the day including the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club’s almost famous Shish-ka-Bobbers. If you haven't tried them yet, you're missing out!

Another family favorite is the Back Seat Driver game. The perfect game for that guy/gal that loves to drive the tractor around the yard - slightly more challenging due the the fact that they're blindfolded. He/she will have you to guide them through the challenge course though - fastest time with the fewest mistakes takes the prize. Many have tried, few have succeeded...

Or maybe you'd like to try pit-spitting? A tricky contest because you first have to get to the pit. Amazing results in year's past, I think the record is 34 feet - Can you beat that?

There's going to be new amazing food at the Festival this year as well as some of your returning favorites. Don't forget to get your almost famous Shish-ka-bobbers. It will be the last time this year you will be able to get yourself some! Otherwise you will have to wait until June of next year...and that's a very long time...

We will again have Chokecherry T-shirts available for purchase! Even if I do say so myself, they look awesome!

Did you know that Pequot Lakes is  the “Official” Chokecherry Capital of Minnesota? The City filed the proclamation on June 1st, 2010 and that makes it “Official!” (You can go to http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/ to see a copy.

Can't wait to see you there!

Date:   August 5, 2017
Website:   http://plbplionsclub.com/index.cfm/chokecherry-festival
Location:   Trailside Park
31203 North Oak Street
Pequot Lakes
Contact:   Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions
Email:   info@PLBPLionsClub.com
Date/Time Details:   August 5, 2017

 
Aug 05   2017 2nd Annual Whitefish Warrior Adventure Run
The 2nd Annual Whitefish Warrior Adventure Run raises money to support the Crosslake parks and library. It includes a trail run, archery, kayaking, mud crawl and more.
Date:   August 5, 2017
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 5, 2017
Fees/Admission:   Register at thewhitefishwarrior.itsyourrace.com
 
Aug 05   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   August 5, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Aug 05   Kids 1/2 Day Art Camp - 4th thr 6th Graders
Kids 1/2 Day Art Camp is packed with three great art projects that include designing and creating a linocut picture called print making, creating a fun hanging ornament that is like a book/card, creating paper castings that look like medallions and making decorated handmade paper! All projects will be ready to go home that day. Parents please bring a lunch and beverage for your child. Clothing attire - play clothes. Go to our website to download your registration and mail it into The Cottage Place Art School.
Date:   August 5, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.coom
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   August 5, 2017 Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost - Class fee $75.00 (includes materials)
Aug 05   Surly Red Dirt Fest
The Surly Red Dirt Fest is a family-friendly - bicycle, music, and food festival held on the first Saturday in August. Bicycle rides on red dirt and paved surfaces, food and music from the regions finest musicians and much more! Raffle tickets will be sold onsite in support of the event. Raffle prizes include bikes and accessories, and more. Bicycle games, a Striderfest for the little riders and rides throughout the day for ages and abilities. 
Date:   August 5, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakesmtb.com/reddirtfest.html
Location:   Ironton's Morningside Park 
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday August 5th
12pm-8pm 
Fees/Admission:   Free 
Aug 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 5, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 05   2017 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music at the outdoor summer series.  Doug Otto and the Getaways  will perform. They have been compared to the timeless sounds of Robert Johnson, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy.
 
Date:   August 5, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 5, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
Aug 05 - Aug 06   100th Anniversary Pequot Lakes Fire Department
The Pequot Lakes Fire Department is celebrating 100 years of service with a Street Dance featuring the Wyld Ryce Band!

6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Muddy Waters Band
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Wyld Ryce Band

Food Vendors, Beer Garden, Dancing and Fun for Everyone!

COME AND CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF SERVICE FOR THE PLFD!
Date:   August 5, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1932642056971338/
Location:   Government Drive & Trailside Park (south)
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Tom Nelson
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 5, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (August 6)
Aug 05   2017 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 17        Darlene & The Boys - Country/Variety
June 24        Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 1           Rockin' Hill band - classic Rock & Jazz
July 8            Tim & Cindy- Country Bluegrass, & Cajun  
July 15          Daybreak - Jazz, Oldies Rock & Country
July 22          Whiskey Richards - Country, Rock, Blues
July 29          Big Sweet Life- Beatles Tribute        
August 5       Muddy Water Band - 50's & Country
August 12     Dirty Shorts Brass Band - Dixie, Funk, Blues,
                                      Rock n' Roll,  Swing, Jazz
August 19     Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 27     Skippin Stones - music variety of last 70 years
Date:   August 5, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 06   Lakes Area Music Festival - Latin Rhythms
"I am so excited about our Latin Rhythms concert. This is music that gets us moving and stimulates our thoughts to conjure Southern climes and steamy tango and salsa dancers. Bring the whole family for great music and non-stop fun!"~Marlene Pauley, Conductor
Date:   August 6, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2017-season/latin-rhythms/
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Scott (585) 355-6868
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 6, 2017
2 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free of charge thanks to freewill donations, individual gifts and foundation support
Aug 07   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   August 7, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Aug 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:   August 7, 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.
Aug 07   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   August 7, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Aug 08   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   August 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Aug 08   2017 Youth & Junior Gardening 101
Students ages 8 - 15!!  Would you like to learn how to grow a garden?Then this is the class for you!  You will get your own garden plot and learn about
  •  Picking out the right place to put a garden
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learning about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest
Date:   August 8, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Held at The Northland Arboretum presented by Master Gardeners
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays starting June 6 - August 29
10:00a - 11:30a
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 08   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 semi wild 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:   August 8, 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
Aug 08   2017 Big Fun Tuesdays
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:   August 8, 2017
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 13 through August 15, 2017
1 - 3 pm
Aug 08   Walking Club
Join us for some great chats while getting our exercise in!  You won't even know you are exercising with all the fun and laughs!

Meet at The Crossfire at 3:30 and go from there.

Fee includes not only FUN but a beverage afterwards!
Date:   August 8, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda Steidler (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Tuesdays beginning May 16, 2017
Meet at 3:30 at The Crossfire
Fees/Admission:   $5 Includes a beverage!
Aug 08   Business After Hours - Safari North Wildlife Park

Join Safari North Wildlife Park as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location  south of Brainerd.
 
Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   August 8, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Safari North Wildlife Park
8493 State Hwy 371
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 8, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Aug 08   Adult Gardening 101
For ages 16 and UP!
Presented by Master Gardeners
Held at The Northland Arboretum

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

You will get you own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden:
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learn about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest

 
Date:   August 8, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
June 6 - August 29, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $30 members/$35 non-members to cover materials
Aug 09   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   August 9, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Aug 09   Kids 1/2 Day Art Camp - 1st-3rd Graders
Kids 1/2 Day Art Camp is packed with three fun art projects that include your child's self-portrait created into a fun 2" button to wear, an 11x14 inch acrylic landscape painting that you will treasure, and a 4x4x2 inch star-shaped paper mache decorated box to keep their treasures in! Parents please bring a lunch and beverage for your child. Wear attire- play clothes. Go to our website to download a registration form and mail it in to The Cottage Place Art School.
Date:   August 9, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   August 9, 2017 Wednesday 9:30am to 1:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost - Class fee $75.00 (includes materials)
Aug 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:   August 9, 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
Aug 09   Turtle Races
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. Rent a turtle for an afternoon of fun!  Races open to kids of all ages, no matter if you are 1 or 101!
Date:   August 9, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, Minnesota
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6 through August 16, 2017
Registration 1:00 PM
Race at 2:00 PM
Aug 09   2017 Crosslake Conversations
Crosslake Conversations features a lively public discussion on a varietry of Crosslake-related topics.
Date:   August 9, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   The second Wednesday of every summer month
1:30 p.m.
Aug 09   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   August 9, 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
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Aug 09   Lakes Area Music Festival-L'Exotique Featuring St.Paul Ballet
St. Paul Ballet’s vision is to rejoice in the beauty and immediacy of dance with the widest possible audience and to lift the human spirit through the art of ballet. Its mission is to provide the finest dance education, reduce barriers to involvement in the art of dance, and perform a vibrant repertory with a passion for the highest level of excellence.
 

MAURICE RAVEL:
Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and String Quartet

CLAUDE DEBUSSY:
Danses sacree et profane

ANDRE CAPLET:
Divertissements

FRANCIS POULENC:
Suite francaise

DARIUS MILHAUD:
Le bouef sur le toit (The Bull on the Roof)

Emily Levin, harp
Joseph Peters, leader
Andrew Altenbach, conductor
Performance by the St. Paul Ballet

Date:   August 9, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2017-season/lexotique/
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Scott (585) 355-6868
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, August 9, 2017
7:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free of charge thanks to freewill donations,k individual gifts and foundation support
Aug 10   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   August 10, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 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
Aug 10   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   August 10, 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
Aug 10   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   August 10, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Aug 10   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   August 10, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Aug 10   Cuyuna's Music in the Park
Everyone is welcome to attend Crosby’s Music in the Park events on the shores of beautiful Serpent Lake Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 this summer starting June 8 and continuing through August.

Sponsored by the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce, the fun, family events are free and open to the public. They are filled with music performed by area artists, food, games and more.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake.

Join us for Music in the Park
Crosby Memorial Park
Thursday, August 10 from 5 to 8 pm

Music Schedule:
5 to 6:15 pm – Doug Spartz

6:30 to 8 pm – Eric Cyr
Date:   August 10, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Contact:   218-546-8131
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 10 from 5 to 8 pm
Aug 11 - Aug 12   Deerwood Summerfest
The streets will be filled with arts and craft vendors, food vendors, live music, kid's corner, health awareness booths, and much more!!
Date:   August 11, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Location:   Deerwood 
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   August 11th and 12th 
Aug 11   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   August 11, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Aug 11 - Aug 13   Thunder at the Lakes NHRA Divisional Drag Race
Brainerd International Raceway hosts some of the top Sportsman drag racers in the country this weekend during Thunder at the Lakes, an NHRA Division 5 drag race. It features many racers who compete next weekend during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Every ticket includes a pit pass. On-site camping. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Check out our MegaWeek tickets for Thunder and the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals!
 
Date:   August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   August 11-13
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 11   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   August 11, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Aug 11 - Aug 13   Back to School Sidewalk Sale!
Back to school sidewalk sale! 
Date:   August 11, 2017 - August 13, 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! 
Aug 11   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   August 11, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Aug 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 11, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 11   Outdoor Movies 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.  Movies titles will be announced soon!  

Water Safety program begins at 8:00 p.m. and the movie begins at 8:30 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.

Friday, June 9 - The Secret Life of Pets 
Friday, July 14 - Moana
Friday, August 11 - Inside Out
Friday, Sept. 29  - Grease (with costume contest and prizes)

Special Saturday night feature on August 26 - The Great Outdoors
In honor of Veterans who will be camping at the Corps.
 
Date:   August 11, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 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, August 11, 2017
Water Safety Program at 8:00 p.m.
Movie begins at 8:30 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.
Aug 12   2017 Crosslake Firefighters Pig Roast & Classic and Custom Car Show
Crosslake Firefighters host their Annual Pig Roast & Classic and Custom Car Show.  Come and see the Crosslake Fire Department and equipment, visit with local firefighters to learn more about the services provided.  Fun for the whole family with Fire Truck Rides, and "Put Out the Fire House".  Roasted pork sandwiches with all the trimmings served from 11 am till gone.  Classic and Custom Car show begins at 9 a.m. with awards at 2 p.m.  Motorcycles welcome!
Clubs can show as a group, call Jeff Cripps  218-330-5160 or Dean Olson 218-251-6294 evenings
 
Date:   August 12, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Fire Station
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Dean 218-251-6294 of Jeff 218-330-5160
Email:   CFD@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 12, 2017
Car Show Registration 7 - 9 a.m.
Car Show 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Awards 2 p.m.
Pig Roast 11 a.m. till gone
Aug 12   Pancake Breakfast on Pelican Lakes
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!

Volunteers will be serving all you can eat breakfast including:
-Pancakes
-Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
-Sausage
-Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
-Orange Juice
-Coffee

Price:
$7 (Children 5 and Younger Eat Free)

Location:
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472

Date/Time Information:
Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.

All proceeds benifit the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club which invests the money back into our amazing community.
Date:   August 12, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pg/PelicanLakesConservationClub/events/?ref=page_internal
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   https://www.facebook.com/PelicanLakesConservationClub/
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 (Children 5 and Younger Eat Free)
Aug 12   Ideal Green Market Cooperative Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

CO-OP HOURS

All Shoppers Welcome!
Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 10-5 pm; Saturday, 9am-3-3 pm
Fresh local product and goods, & more!


Ideal Green Market Cooperative Mission: To provide access to local sustainable and healthy food and products.
Date:   August 12, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ideal Green Market Co-Op
34988 County Rd 39
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

CR16 & CR 39 (Next to the Old Milwaukee Club)
Contact:   218-543-6565
Email:   manager@idealgreenmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, May 20 - Sept 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Aug 12   Brainerd Flea & Crafter Market
Come join in the fun at our new Brainerd Flea & Crafter Market with spaces inside and outside! From high end arts & crafts to rusty and junkie, and everything in between, you will find it here, something for everyone! Antiques, flea market items, nautical, home decor, direct sales, crafters, vendors, clothing, garden items, jewelry, tools, collectibles, homegrown, LuLaRoe clothing, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Rodan and Fields, wood benches and tables, local authors, man cave, health and beauty, vintage, signs, shabby chic furniture, cabin decor, metal items, rocks and gems, etc., etc. FREE to the public – family friendly, ample parking, restrooms. Come hungry we have some great food trucks lined up! Only two dates this summer so be sure to check it out! Sat. June 17 (just in time for some great Father's Day gifts) and again August 12. Hours: 9am - 3 pm We still have room for more vendors and crafters! For vendor information please give us a call at (715) 557-1785 or send an email to: info@rsgdevelopment.com
Date:   August 12, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.rsgdevelopment.com
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 SE 13th Stree
Brainerd MN 56401
Contact:   Contact Shari at 715-557-1785 or email us at: info@rsgdevelopment.com for complete information
Email:   info@rsgdevelopment.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 12 Open to the public from 9am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE to the public - family friendly. Vendor spaces only $85, must be reserved ahead of time.
Aug 12   I Can Mountain Bike!
Remember your kids' triumph when they first learned to bike? Take that joy off-road with the I Can Mountain Bike! program for families. You'll learn shifting, braking, body position, and basic safety and trail etiquette—and at the end, you'll be ready to hit the trails on your own!

All programs are held on the Midwest's premier mountain biking trails at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in Ironton.
•Use of mountain bikes and helmets included. (Child sizes available.)
•Beginning trails and small group sizes—experienced instructors will give you the attention you need.
•Prior mountain biking experience isn't necessary, as long as you know how to ride a bike on pavement.
•$25 adult, $15 youth (ages 10-18).
•One-day vehicle permits ($5 value) are included with all I Can! programs where a permit is required. 
•For ages 10 and older. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Date:   August 12, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/ican/mountain_bike.html
Location:   Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area in Ironton 
Contact:   888-646-6367
Email:   info@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday August 12th
9am-5:30pm 
Fees/Admission:   $25 adult, $15 youth (ages 10-18)
Aug 12   LAMF + YOGA

Join the Lakes Area Music Festival for our 2nd annual outdoor yoga event! Classical music, movement, and meditation come together as a string quartet of Festival musicians provide music for an hour-long yoga class taught by Jennifer Smith of Nisswa Yoga. 

 

This is a community class with no charge; donations to support the LAMF's outreach programs will be accepted. All levels are welcome! Please arrive by 10am and bring a mat if you have one- additional mats will be available at no charge.
Date:   August 12, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:  

Don Adamson Field 

Brainerd High School

Email:   info@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 12
10:30 - 11:30
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend, denotations will be accepted.
Bring your own mat.
Aug 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 12, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 12   2017 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music at the outdoor summer series.  Doug Allen will perform hits from Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond.
 
Date:   August 12, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Passages of Time 218-692-8463
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 12, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
Aug 12 - Aug 13   Lakes Area Music Festival - Carmen
Carolyn Sproule stated "To me, Carmen is one of the most fascinating and complex characters in opera. She lives outside of the law and more than anything wants to be free; something she is willing to die for. This is one of the great mezzo roles, and I’m thrilled to sing it and share it with you this summer."
 

MUSIC BY:
Georges Bizet

LIBERETTO BY:
Henri Meihac and Ludovic Halevy

Premiered March 3, 1875 at
the Opera-Comique in Paris

Sung in French with English supertitles

Date:   August 12, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2017-season/carmen/
Location:  

Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401

Contact:   Scott (585) 355-6868
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 12, 2017
7:00 PM
Sunday, August 13. 2017
2:00 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   Free of charge thanks to free-will donations, individual gifts and foundation support
Aug 12   2017 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 17        Darlene & The Boys - Country/Variety
June 24        Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 1           Rockin' Hill band - classic Rock & Jazz
July 8            Tim & Cindy- Country Bluegrass, & Cajun  
July 15          Daybreak - Jazz, Oldies Rock & Country
July 22          Whiskey Richards - Country, Rock, Blues
July 29          Big Sweet Life- Beatles Tribute        
August 5       Muddy Water Band - 50's & Country
August 12     Dirty Shorts Brass Band - Dixie, Funk, Blues,
                                      Rock n' Roll,  Swing, Jazz
August 19     Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 27     Skippin Stones - music variety of last 70 years
Date:   August 12, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 13   2017 Crosslake Artisans Fair
Crosslake Area Historical Society Artisans' Fair
Date:   August 13, 2017
Location:   Crosslake Area Historical Society Historic Log Village
35404 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 13, 2017
Aug 13   2017 Crow Wing Paddlers Kayak Ride
The Crow Wing Paddlers Club gathers to explore area rivers and lakes.
Date:   August 13, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Mississippi River (Aitkin County)
Watch for an e-mail for details
Contact:   Call 218-692-1200 to join
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 13, 2017
Mid Afternoon
 
Aug 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:   August 14, 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.
Aug 14   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.
Date:   August 14, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Monday June 26th and ends Friday August 25th

We DO NOT meet, weigh ins are set up individually with your coach

Registration Closes Friday July 7th, space is limited so register now!
Fees/Admission:   $25 fee all goes into a pot for the top 3 to win!
Aug 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   August 14, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Aug 15   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   August 15, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Aug 15   2017 Youth & Junior Gardening 101
Students ages 8 - 15!!  Would you like to learn how to grow a garden?Then this is the class for you!  You will get your own garden plot and learn about
  •  Picking out the right place to put a garden
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learning about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest
Date:   August 15, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Held at The Northland Arboretum presented by Master Gardeners
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays starting June 6 - August 29
10:00a - 11:30a
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 15   2017 Big Fun Tuesdays
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:   August 15, 2017
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 13 through August 15, 2017
1 - 3 pm
Aug 15   Walking Club
Join us for some great chats while getting our exercise in!  You won't even know you are exercising with all the fun and laughs!

Meet at The Crossfire at 3:30 and go from there.

Fee includes not only FUN but a beverage afterwards!
Date:   August 15, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Across from Zorbaz
Contact:   Brenda Steidler (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Starts Tuesdays beginning May 16, 2017
Meet at 3:30 at The Crossfire
Fees/Admission:   $5 Includes a beverage!
Aug 15   Adult Gardening 101
For ages 16 and UP!
Presented by Master Gardeners
Held at The Northland Arboretum

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

You will get you own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden:
  • How to prepare the soil
  • Planning your garden
  • Learn about different seeds and plants
  • How to water and harvest

 
Date:   August 15, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
June 6 - August 29, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $30 members/$35 non-members to cover materials
Aug 16   2017 28th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser

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

Included With Your Registration...

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

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

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

Sponsorships Available:
Business on the Tee Sponsor ($225 + 4- $25 door prizes)
Putting Contest Sponsor ($250)
Chipping Contest Sponsor ($250)
Longest Drive Sponsor ($250)
Sponsorship Registration Form


 


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



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


 

Date:   August 16, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Cragun's Legacy Courses
County Road 70
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SCHEDULE
7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Welcome & Shotgun Start
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch & Putting Contest
2 p.m. - Chipping Contest, Appetizers, & Cash Bar
3 p.m. - Prizes & Awards Program
Fees/Admission:  
Individual $140 (18 holes)
Team $700 (5 players / 18 holes)
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Aug 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:   August 16, 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
Aug 16   Turtle Races
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. Rent a turtle for an afternoon of fun!  Races open to kids of all ages, no matter if you are 1 or 101!
Date:   August 16, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, Minnesota
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   June 6 through August 16, 2017
Registration 1:00 PM
Race at 2:00 PM
Aug 16   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   August 16, 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
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Aug 16   Brainerd Ski Loons Free Show
The Brainerd Ski Loons will be putting on free water ski show open to the public at Lum Park in Brainerd. The Public is invited to watch human ski pyramids, ski jumpers, barefooters, wakeboarders and skiers being pulled 360 degrees around the boat. This event is for the whole family.
Date:   August 16, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.skiloons.com/
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 831-3290
Email:   brainerdskiloons@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, August 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, August 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 16   Lakes Area Music Festival - British Isles
"I’m looking forward to my return to LAMF for this salute to the British Isles. Haydn’s joyous and eloquent “Oxford” Symphony is followed by Ralph Vaughan Williams’ masterpiece The Lark Ascending, sun-drenched in the English countryside. Finally, we plunge into Mendelssohn’s majestic 3rd symphony. Visiting Scottish ruins, he felt inspiration and remarked ‘the clear heavens poured in.'” ~Andrew Altenbach, Conductor.
 

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN:
Symphony No. 92, “Oxford”

RALPH VAUGHN WILLIAMS:
The Lark Ascending

FELIX MENDELSSOHN:
Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Andrew Altenbach, conductor
Jonathan Magness, violin

Date:   August 16, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2017-season/british-isles/
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Scott (585) 355-6868
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   August 16, 2017
7:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free of charge thanks to freewill donations, individual gifts, and foundation support
Aug 17 - Aug 20   Crosby Heritage Days
August 17 – 20, 2017

Thursday, August 17
Miss C-I Scholarship Pageant, C-I High School 6 pm

Friday, August 18
Customer Appreciation at Crosby area businesses – Steak or Shrimp Fry, and more!

Saturday, August 19
Yoga on the Beach, Car Show, Fine Arts & Crafts, Concessions, Children’s Games, Loon Calling Contest, Face Painting, Pet Show, Balloon Art, Live Music in the Park, Water Wars, Bags Tournament, Meet and Greet Miss C-I Royalty, Live Radio Broadcast, Live Music at Snake Pit Days, Cuyuna Crusher Mountain Bike Races. Bring you lawn chairs and enjoy the day in Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake.

Sunday, August 20
Ecumenical Service at Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake, 10: 30 am
Belgian Waffle Breakfast at Ironton Legion

Heritage Days Poster
Date:   August 17, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park 
Contact:   Lori: 218-546-5029
Email:   courier@crosbyironton.net
Date/Time Details:   August 17-20
Aug 17   Nisswa Farmer's Market
Great produce, baked goods, fresh eggs, meat, etc. every Thursday May - Oct in Nisswa
Date:   August 17, 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
Aug 17 - Aug 20   36th Annual Lucas OIl NHRA Nationals
The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals features the world's fastest cars, the most skilled drivers and a legion of crazy race fans who can't get enough of the thunderous power pumped out by an 10,000-horsepower dragster flying down the drag strip at over 300 mph. Behind the wheel are the biggest names in drag racing: John Force, Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher, Ron Capps. Every ticket includes a pit pass where you can see crews tear down and rebuild cars between runs, and where you can meet your favorite drivers for autographs. On-site camping is available in family areas or in the infamous Zoo campground. Get your tickets today for the hottest motorsport's event in the Upper Midwest. Kids 12 and under get in FREE!
 
Date:   August 17, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   August 17-20
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Various ticket prices. Visit our website for more. Kids 12 and under get in FREE!
Aug 17   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   August 17, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Aug 17   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   August 17, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Aug 18   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   August 18, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Aug 18   BREAKING NEWS!!! FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION!!!!
The new location for the Friday Farmers Market will be at the
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot.
They are moving from the Gander Mountain parking lot.

Opening day Friday May 12th, 2017!!
 
Date:   August 18, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Franklin Arts Center parking lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fridays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Viking Land Harley Davidson parking lot
7915 Hwy 210 West
Baxter, MN 56425
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend   
Aug 18   Summer Accountability Weight Loss Challenge
DO you struggle to keep the pounds off during the summer?
DO you want to learn about HOW to eat, WHAT to eat and get COACHING?
DO you like group support?

JOIN US!

We do this all on a PRIVATE Facebook page with the exception of weigh ins if you are local. Non-locals can do their weigh ins.  Being on Herbalife Product is NOT a requirement though the benefit of success is greater. There will be weeks we are doing a SPECIAL drink with the Herbalife products, it is still not required.