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Apr 15 - Sep 06   2017 Sporting Clay League
2 rounds of 50 targets per league month at your convenience April 15 - September 6, 2017.
League open to the public - no club membership required.

Sporting Clay League Teams are a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 shooters.
Individuals and / or teams with less than the 4 minimum shooters will be linked up with a team in need. We will find a team in need for everyone who wants to shoot league. Individual signups are encouraged.

Cost:
Team League Fee is $200 (inclusive for 4-8 shooters on team) / $50 per individual signing-up as an individual who will be linked up with a team in need of a shooter(s) if before April 15. From April 15 - May 10 the fee is $240 / $60 respectively.
League cost per round of 50 targets for all league shooters is our Club Member rate of $20 (plus tax)

Schedule:
Each round is 50 targets. Shoot two 0 target courses in a league month (can be shot on the same day if necessary). The entire team does not need ot all shoot together although you cannot shoot alone. You must have at least one other league shooter with you when shooting a league round. The total for the league year is 10 rounds of 50 targets for a grand total of 500 targets shot for league.

CLICK HERE for complete details.

 
Date:   April 15, 2017 - September 6, 2017
Website:   http:www.huntspointgunclub.com
Location:   Hunts Point Gun Club
2142 76th Street SW (CR 29)
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

 
Contact:   218-232-7062
Email:   shoot@huntspointgunclub.com
Date/Time Details:   Early Sign-Up Deadline is April 14.
Final Sign-Up Deadline is May 10.
Leagues start on April 15, 2017
Leagues end on September 10, 2017
 
Fees/Admission:   $200 per League before April 15
$50 per Individual before April 15
$240 per League after April 15
$60 per Individual after April 15
$20 per round for Club Members
Apr 27   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   April 27, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Apr 27   The Center Activities

 

Thursday 27

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

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

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

 

4/18/2017 9:58 AM

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:

 

Meatballs/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Beets, Bread, Angel Food Cake w/Fruit Sauce, Milk

11:30 a.m. - Music & Dancing

12 noon-3 p.m. - Watercolor

12-4 p.m. - Smart Drivers

1 p.m. - Scrabble

Date:   April 27, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401   
Contact:   218-829-9345
Date/Time Details:   The first activity begins at 8:00 am
the last activity begins at 1:00 pm
Apr 27   Digital Advantage - The Blue Ox Business Academy
The digital marketing landscape changes constantly, and what worked yesterday may not work today. That’s why it’s critical that your training program move at the speed of innovation. Attendees will learn how to perform their job based on what’s actually working now. SEATS ARE LIMITED.
Fees/Admission:
$325 per attendee
Nonprofits are eligible for a 25% discount $245
Through a partnership with Anderson Brothers Construction,
the Chamber is able to offer up to (5) 50% scholarships
to individuals/organizations that could not otherwise
participate in the program.

 
 
 
(2) Half-Day Courses, (4) sessions each day
 
THURSDAY
APRIL 27th
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
THURSDAY
MAY 25th
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Digital Overview
  • Social Media*
  • LUNCH
  • Content Marketing*
  • Paid Social 
  • Email Marketing
  • Search Marketing
  • LUNCH
  • Google Analytics
  • Digital Tools
 
 
 
REGISTRATION COVERS BOTH THE APRIL 27 AND MAY 25 DATES
FOR THE TWO-DAY COURSE.
 
 


The Blue Ox Business Academy is a partnership between the Brainerd Lakes Chamber
and Anderson Brothers Construction. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, affordable and
convenient training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed.
To learn more about the Blue Ox Business Academy contact Seth Neistadt or
visit http://www.blueoxacademy.com.
Date:   April 27, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.blueoxacademy.com/
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber
In the CTC Meeting Room
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Seth Neistadt
Email:   seth@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:  

THURSDAY, April 27, 2017
9 a.m. – 2 p.m

Fees/Admission:   $325 per attendee
Nonprofits are eligible for a 25% discount $245

Through a partnership with Anderson Brothers Construction, the Chamber is able to offer up to (5) 50% scholarships to individuals/organizations that could not otherwise participate in the program.
Apr 27   Eat Your VEGGIES
Date:   April 27, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum in Brainerd - Lower Level
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays in April
6:30p - 8:00p
Fees/Admission:   $10 per person/part for members/$15 per person/art for nonmembers
If you register for all for classes, you get 4th FREE!!!
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited so register early.
Apr 28   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 28   The Center Activities

Friday 28

8 a.m. - Card Recycling

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

9 a.m. - Zumba

10 a.m. - Creative Coloring

10 a.m. - Whist

11 a.m. - Bone Builders

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining:

 

Honey Mustard Chicken, Potato Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Bread, Melon Cubes, Milk

12:30 - Mahjong

1 p.m. - Progressive 500

1 p.m. - Movie Matinee "Waiting to Exhale"

Date:   April 28, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   218-829-9345
Date/Time Details:   The first activity begins at 8:00 am
the last activity begins at 1:00 pm
Apr 28 - Apr 29   Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes

The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes has grown tremendously since the first event in 2008. The run now draws more than 1500 runners who wind their way through remarkable north wood scenery.

The Run for the Lakes is organized from start to finish by volunteers of the Brainerd Jaycees and carried out with the support of community members and businesses. All proceeds from the run are donated to various non-profit organizations.

 

Date:   April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.runforthelakes.com/
Location:   Nisswa Community Center
25628 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   General Questions: registration@runforthelakes.com
Email:   registration@runforthelakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 28, 2017
2 - 8 p.m.- Packet Pickup  - Grand View Lodge
6:30 p.m. - Kids 1K -  Nisswa
6:45 p.m. - 5K Fun Run  - Nisswa
7:45 p.m. - 5K Awards  - Nisswa


Saturday, April 29, 2017
6:30 - 7:30 a.m. -  Late Packet Pickup - Nisswa
8 a.m. - Marathon, Half marathon, Relay Marathon start - Nisswa
8:30 a.m. - 10K start - Nisswa
10 a.m. - Awards begin

5 - 10 p.m. - Free Tent Party featuring Chris Hawkey (food & bar available) - Grand View Pines Golf Course
Fees/Admission:   Register
Race fees are non-refundable; bib numbers are non-transferable.
Online Registration closed on April 25 at 11:59 pm. Registration is available at packet pickup on April 28th at Grand View Lodge..
Apr 28   Girl Scout Adventure Party
Have you or your daughter ever wanted to give Girl Scouts a try? Now you can, for FREE! We're bringing the outdoors in with a camp-themed Adventure Party. There will be a light meal, door prizes, four activity stations, a photo booth, and your first Girl Scout patch! You can learn more about our summer activities at the party. By participating in the party you get a free Girl Scout membership ($15 value) so you can keep the fun coming through September 30. Sign up today at 320-252-2952 or customercare@girlscoutslp.org.
Date:   April 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.girlscoutslp.org
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Girl Scout of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines 320-252-2952 or customercare@girlscoutslp.org.
Email:   customercare@girlscoutslp.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday April 28, 2017 6-8 PM (registration begins at 5:30pm)
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 28   Arbor Day Fundraiser
Celebrate the 11th annual Arbor Day at the Northland Arboretum
Fine Wine & Craft Beer Sampling
paired with hors d'oeuvres!

Each guest will receive a commemorative wine or beer glass along with a seedling tree to take home.  Silent auction throughout the night and more...
Date:   April 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   April 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets $35 in advance/$40 at the door
Apr 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 28   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   April 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 28   2017 Grassroots Concert - Wild Ponies


                                

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 - Wild Ponies - Wild Ponies are Doug and Telisha Williams from Martinsville, Virginia, where boarded-up factories stand as monuments to how quickly things can change. Like the very best singer-songwriters, this duo gives a voice to the struggles of everyday people, as well as ghosts from the past. "Wild Ponies just might be Americana's new dark horses." - Huffington Post
 

Visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.

 

Grassroots Concerts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Code.

Grassroots performances are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Five Wings Arts Council with funding through the Minnesota State Legislature.

Date:   April 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org/
Location:  

Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar
Journey Church
5459 County Rd 18
Nisswa, MN

Contact:   218-829-4092
Date/Time Details:   7:30 p.m. Start Time:
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  
$10 Adults
$5  Children (under 12) with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. 

At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served.  You are encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats.  GRASSROOTS welcome your nonperishable food or cash donations to a local food shelf.
Apr 29   Crosslake - Ideal Lions Cleanup 2017
The Crosslake/Ideal Lions Club's annual spring cleanup will be Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Participants should meet at 8:45 a.m. at Reed's Market in Crosslake to get organized into teams. Bags will be provided but manpower is needed.

Zorbaz will provide pizza after the cleanup at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Certificates will be given to those who are required to do voluntary community service work.

Anyone who is interested or who needs more information should contact Jim Gallaway at 218-838-8220 or meet at Reed's on April 29.


 
Date:   April 29, 2017
Time:   08:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Reeds Market
35561 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Jim Gallaway (218) 838-8220
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:45 a.m.
Apr 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 29, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 02   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   May 2, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
May 02   Wellness Workshop PARTAY!
Join us for some great food, crazy good nutrition info and FUN!
Come learn about us and get to know who we are in the community!
Date:   May 2, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday May 2nd 2017
6:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!!!
May 03   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:   May 3, 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.
May 03   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 3, 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
May 03   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. 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:   May 3, 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:   May 3 - Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and continues until dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
May 03   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:   May 3, 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.
May 04   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!
Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to visit with the host enjoy a cup of coffee and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
Meeting locations vary each month.  If you are interested in hosting (10-20 attendees), please call Cindy at the Chamber 218-692-4027.
 
Date:   May 4, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones
36084 CR 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027 or 218-251-6323
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
May 05 - May 07   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:   May 5, 2017 - May 7, 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

May 05   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 5, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 5, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 05   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   May 5, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 06 - May 07   Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society Rock Show
The Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society will be host to the 77th annual Midwest Federation Convention this year!

What You Can Expect
:
Vendors
Crafts
Jewelry
Art
Exhibits
Displays
Flint Knapping Demonstrations
Kids Corner Activities
Door Prizes
Rock Cutting
The Wizard of Rocks
Free Prizes for Kids
Rocks, Minerals and Crystals
Silent Auctions- hourly all day
Concessions outside
Date:   May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Website:   http://www.cuyunarockclub.org/show.html
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
Curling Club Building
2000 SE 13th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sharon Smith, 218-829-4992 Ed Opatz, 320-250-1363
Email:   sharon@agatesrock.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 6, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, May 7, 10 am - 4pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 for adult admission 16 and over.
May 06 - May 07   Cuyuna Agate & Mineral Show
Agates, Minerals, Fossils, Gems & Jewelry, Silent Auctions, Exhibits, Kids' Corner, Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Concessions.
Date:   May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Website:   http://www.cuyunarockclub.org
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 Southeast 13th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Ed Opatz, (320) 2501363
Email:   opatz1@att.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 6, 2016
9 am - 5 pm

Sunday May 7, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
May 06   3rd Annual Breezy Point Aviation Days
Breezy Point Aviation Days
Aircraft Show & Classic Car Show


* Pig Roast - Commander Bar Lot at 12:00 P.M.
* Static Display - City/County emergency vehicles and medi-vac helicopter
* Pilots & Friends Social - Aircraft displays
* Classic Car Show - 
   All collector cars invited - $500 prize!

* Kentucky Derby - Live broadcast

Static Displays Only.  No Air Show or Aerobatics.

Breezy Point is a private airport. Pilots MUST call for permission and go to our website for a pilot briefing BEFORE you land.
Date:   May 6, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.breezypointairport.com
Location:   Breezy Point Airport
30360 Airport Road
Breezy Point, MN 56472
 
Contact:   Cliff Muller, 218-838-3434
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 6, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 06   Taste of Cuyuna Lakes
We are pleased to announce that the Kinship Partners Crosby office will be hosting its 4th Annual Taste of Cuyuna Lakes on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge to recognize and celebrate the fine restaurants and chefs from the Cuyuna Lakes area. The premier chefs will provide an evening of gourmet tastes and the samples of wine and beer contribute to make this a very special occasion. Along with a silent auction it is an “eat a little, drink a little, bid a little…” evening of merriment for everyone! All proceeds benefit the Crosby area Kinship Partners youth mentoring program. While you are enjoying the wine and beer tasting time (5:00pm-7:00pm) professional chef/judges will be sampling the evening’s dishes to determine the award winners from the following categories: starter (appetizer, soup, or salad), entrée, and dessert. Then at 7:00pm, as our guest, you will enter the dining room and “Taste” the samples provided by area chefs and caterers. In addition, you will vote for your favorite which will determine the People’s Choice Award.

***A limited number of tickets will be sold and must be purchased in advance.***
Date:   May 6, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://kinshippartners.org/events/taste-of-cuyuna-lakes/
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd
Deerwood, MN 56444
Contact:   Denny Davis at 218.545.8002
Email:   events@kinshippartners.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 6th
 5:00pm
Fees/Admission:   $50 per person
May 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 8, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
May 09   Breakfast with Lillie
Stop in for a Complimentary Coffee and Baked Goodie!
Hosted by: Lillie Resch, Financial Advisor with Stroot, Schumer & Associates
A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Date:   May 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.x.resch/myteam/
Location:   Latte' da Coffee & Gifts
31039 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Lillie Resch 218-454-3024
Date/Time Details:   Second Tuesday of the month
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 09   Blue Ox Success Series: Four Pillars of Customer Service (morning session)

Success Series: May 9, 2017 
The Four Pillars of Customer Service

About This Session:

A real, practical look at customer service filled with stories and examples as we examine the 4 pillars of exceptional Customer Service—the Experience, Relationships, Reputation, and Problem solving/solutions. In addition, we will outline and discuss the 10 basic customer service behaviors—from our attitude to how we are with each other (the internal customer) as well as the occasional "difficult customer." Thought provoking and fun, we can put this customer service knowledge to work for us today.
 

About The Speaker:
 

Residing in Duluth, MN, Ted is a corporate trainer, professional speaker and consultant with his own business, Schick Corporate Learning. A retired naval officer who rose up from the enlisted ranks, Ted has over 30 years experience leading people.


With over 20 years in teaching, Ted holds a BA Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a teaching certificate from Bemidji State University, and Master of Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


Ted is a member and past president of the Lake Superior Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development located in Duluth, MN.


Ted is active in his community with 13 years on the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol and volunteering with local animal humane societies such as Animal Allies in Duluth and Friends of Animals in Cloquet.  Ted is also part of the Cloquet Rotary and Mentor Duluth.  In his “spare” time, he has been a stand-up comedian, teaches Boot Camp fitness classes in the Twin Ports and is an accomplished triathlete.

About the Success Series:
The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   May 9, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   CTC Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $55.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
May 09   Blue Ox Success Series: Four Pillars of Customer Service (afternoon session)

Success Series: May 9, 2017 
The Four Pillars of Customer Service

About This Session:

A real, practical look at customer service filled with stories and examples as we examine the 4 pillars of exceptional Customer Service—the Experience, Relationships, Reputation, and Problem solving/solutions. In addition, we will outline and discuss the 10 basic customer service behaviors—from our attitude to how we are with each other (the internal customer) as well as the occasional "difficult customer." Thought provoking and fun, we can put this customer service knowledge to work for us today.
 

About The Speaker:
 

Residing in Duluth, MN, Ted is a corporate trainer, professional speaker and consultant with his own business, Schick Corporate Learning. A retired naval officer who rose up from the enlisted ranks, Ted has over 30 years experience leading people.


With over 20 years in teaching, Ted holds a BA Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a teaching certificate from Bemidji State University, and Master of Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


Ted is a member and past president of the Lake Superior Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development located in Duluth, MN.


Ted is active in his community with 13 years on the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol and volunteering with local animal humane societies such as Animal Allies in Duluth and Friends of Animals in Cloquet.  Ted is also part of the Cloquet Rotary and Mentor Duluth.  In his “spare” time, he has been a stand-up comedian, teaches Boot Camp fitness classes in the Twin Ports and is an accomplished triathlete.

About the Success Series:
The Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is a series of 90-minute professional development workshops held once per month from January through May. The goal is to give participants tangible, take away ideas that they can immediately apply to their work in order to gain new business, improve customer retention, save money, and/or market to new audiences. Geared for entrepreneurs, seasoned industry professionals, and budding leaders alike, the Success Series will give participants new ideas and strategies to immediately help grow their business and improve their professional lives.
 
Topics vary but will generally pertain to leadership, sales, marketing, customer service, technology, and human resources.  Most sessions will include both expert trainers and local business panels. 



 

Date:   May 9, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location:   CTC Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 9, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $55.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$45.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
May 09   Business After Hours - Party Time Rental & Northern Cowboy Flame N' Brew

Join Party Time Rental and Northern Cowboy Flame N' Brew as they co-host  Business After Hours on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm  under Party Time Rental's large tent in front of their store on Hwy 371. Northern Cowboy Flame N' Brew will be serving tasty appetizers and beverages. Enjoy Party Time Rental's S'mores bar for desert!

Party Time Rental is Brainerd's resource for canopies, tents and party equipment for every occasion and special events big or small! We take pride in providing quality product and great service!

Northern Cowboy Flame N' Brew has a "modern northern" atmosphere overlooking beautiful North Long Lake. Casual dining with many craft beer selections.


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. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   May 9, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://partytimerentalmn.com/home/3751255
Location:   Party Time Rental and Northern Cowboy Flame N' Brew
4750 White Gables Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 9, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
May 10   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   May 10, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
May 10   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 10, 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
May 10   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:   May 10, 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.
May 11   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
May 11   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   May 11, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
May 12 - May 14   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:   May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/cra-superbike-racing/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
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

May 12   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 12, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 12   Drive By Brats
Like the Lights?  Eat a Brat!
The Crosslake Light Up the Dam committee is serving up hot grilled brats to your car!  100% of the proceeds will be used to provide seasonal lighting displays on the Dam.
Drive by and grab lunch on your way to or from pre-fishing the Minnesota Walleye Opener!   We're grilling all day and businesses are encouraged to swing in and support the efforts with lunch for the whole staff! 

The Light Up the Dam Committee is a volunteer group who organizes the seasonal decorations on the Pine River Dam in Crosslake including the December Holiday Season,  WinterFest in February and St. Patrick's Day in March! New members are always welcome to join our efforts.  Contact the US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake office for more details.
Date:   May 12, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   US Army Corp of Engineers Crosslake Recreation Area
35507 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Office 218-692-2025
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 12, 2017
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 12   PLAN FOR THE FUTURE: MAXIMIZING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
Lillie Naomi Resch, CRPC®, AAMS®, CDFA, Financial Advisor with Stroot, Schumer & Associates, a financial
advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., will present the following no cost seminar.    
PLAN FOR THE FUTURE: MAXIMIZING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
This seminar will explain what you need to know about:
· Whether Social Security can provide the income you need when you retire.
· How to make the most of your Social Security Benefits
· Sources of retirement income beyond Social Security
This is an informational seminar. Lunch will be provided, there is no cost or obligation, but pre-registration is required by calling 218-454-3024 OR email lillie.x.resch@ampf.com

 
Date:   May 12, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.x.resch
Location:   Pequot Lakes Baptist Church
30028 Old Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Lillie Naomi Resch 218-454-3024
Email:   lillie.x.resch@ampf.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 12; 12:00 (noon) - 2 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
May 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 12, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 12   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   May 12, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 13   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
May 13   Pequot Lakes Block Party 2017
The deals are biting in Pequot Lakes for opening fishing! Businesses are casting out deals all day on Saturday, May 13th!  

Extra special block party hours are Friday, May 12 from 3 - 7 p.m.!

Don't miss the boat for these keeper deals!
To begin, pick up your Block Party Entry card at Latte' Da anytime at 9 a.m. Bring it to each participating store you visit, have it stamped, and then turn in your completed card at Leslie's before 5 p.m. to be eligible for the first and second place drawings. You must be 18 or older to enter.
 
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes Downtown businesses
Contact:   Leslie's 568-5981
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 12, 3-7 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
May 13   Spring Arts and Craft Festival
150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education, 218-454-6926.
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://isd181.org
Location:   Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Mary T. Miller, 218-454-6926
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
May 13   Electronics Recycling Drive to Benefit Area Youth
For a fee of $.55 per pound, local businesses and individuals may bring in electronic items such as computer towers, monitors, laptops, speakers, keyboards, mice, routers, network hubs, cable boxes, batteries, printers, copiers, fax machines, VCRs, DVD and CD players, radios, PDAs
& MP3 players, cell phones, telephones, extra cables, digital cameras, camcorders, power supplies and transformers, microwaves, electric brooms/sweepers, and small electronics such as razors, toothbrushes, hair dryers, and curling irons.

Televisions will be accepted for a donation of $15.00 each. No major appliances will be accepted. Old holiday lights can also be dropped off, free of charge.  Proceeds from the recycling drive will benefit continuing education for area youth through the Deerwood Technologies Scholarship Fund. All items will be collected, organized, and sent to an end-of-life environmentally-safe facility in the United States.

For more information: visit DeerTech.com or email events@deertech.com

Deerwood Technologies provides infrastructure and support services to businesses and government agencies. From managed services and technology deployment to consulting and planning, Deerwood Technologies’ goal is to provide peace of mind to business owners who want to ensure their computer, phone, and network systems are secure and performing reliably.

 
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.DeerTech.com
Location:   Deerwood Technologies
21301 Archibald Road
Deerwood, MN 56444
Email:   events@deertech.com
Date/Time Details:   10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th
Fees/Admission:   $0.55 per pound and $15 per television
May 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 13   Benefit for Sierra Hartung
Sierra Hartung has had seizures since she was a baby but during a recent hospitalization it was discovered that she is having the most abnormal brain activity while she sleeps which is very dangerous because she could accidently suffocate herself.  Her healthcare team at Children's suggested a Service Dog to sleep with her.  The dog would be trained in seizure recognition, help Sierra to a safe position, and get help for her.

​Because Sierra is only 12 years old she does not qualify for any of the Service Dog programs in Minnesota.  We have written to every program in MN and all surrounding states with no luck.  We moved on to the National database and a  program in Ohio has agreed to work with her, however, their requirements include an $18,000 fee plus we would have to go there for 2 weeks for training so there will be time lost from work and travel fees.

​I (mom) cut back my hours at work to half time about a year ago so that I would be able to care for Sierra's ongoing healthcare needs (Sierra has several other health issues) and our family doesn't have the money to pay for Sierra's Service Dog.

​Training for the dog will not start until all of the money is raised and the training will take at least a year.  Along with the training to identify seizures the dog will also need to be trained as a hearing dog, Sierra was also born deaf.  There is a year long waiting list so the sooner we can get all the fees paid, the sooner we can get Sierra back to sleeping in her own bed!  Right now Sierra sleeps with me so that I can wake up with Sierra if she has a seizure to keep her safe.

​We hope our family, friends, and community members will rally with us to keep Sierra safe!!  Please join us for supper and a silent auction to raise money for Sierra's Service Dog!!

 
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Forestview Middle School
​12149 Knollwood Dr
​Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Kim Hartung 320-267-1069
Email:   kimhartung14@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 13th
4​:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend

​There is a benefit account set up for Sierra at US Bank.
You can stop in to any US Bank and ask to make a deposit in to Sierra's Benefit account.
Or you may also mail a check made out to Sierra Hartung with "Benefit Account" in the memo line to:

US Bank
​320 South 6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
May 14   MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
ENJOY A FABULOUS MOTHER' S DAY BRUNCH FROM 9AM - 2 PM.
GET A FREE MIMOSA OR CHAMPAGNE FOR MOM.
 
Date:   May 14, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   LOST LAKE LODGE RESORT
7965 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Contact:   1-800 450-2681
Email:   vacation@lostlake.com
Date/Time Details:   SUNDAY MAY 14TH 
9 AM-2 PM
Fees/Admission:   ADULTS $20 , CHILDREN 4-10 $10 , CHILDREN 3 AND UNDER FREE
May 14   Mother's Day Brunch at Manhattan's
Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 14th 2017

~ Carved Rosemary Sirloin Au jus
~ Strawberry Balsamic Glazed Ham
~ Parmesan Fish with Citrus Beurre Blanc
~ Bacon Wrapped Porkloin au Poivre
~ Champagne Chicken & Shells Forestiere
~ Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Alfredo Bake
~ Monte Cristo Casserole
~ Seafood Enchiladas Chili Verde
~ Brown Butter Green Beans Amandine
~ Rosemary Brie Whipped Potatoes
~ Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes
~ Manhattan’s Eggs Benedict
~ Applewood Bacon & Sausage
~ Fresh Scrambled Eggs
~ Chefs Omelet & Eggs to Order Table
~ Belgian Waffles, French Toast & Caramel Apple Crêpe
~ Honey Smoked Salmon, Crab Bake & Seafood Cocktails
~ Assorted Gourmet Salads, Low Country Bisque, Relishes & Crudités
~ Fresh Fruit, Baked Brie, Assorted Cheese & Meat Display
~ Muffins, Danishes, Croissant Station & Fresh Baked Breads
~ Chefs Dessert Assortments

Serving 10am - 2pm
Adults: $23.95 | Seniors: $19.95 | Children: 5-11: $11.95 | Children 4 and under: Free


Reservations Highly Recommended: 218-692-3381
39051 CR 66, Crosslake, MN | mblodge.com
Date:   May 14, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 CR 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   (218) 692-33801
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 14th
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $23.95 | Seniors: $19.95 | Children: 5-11: $11.95 | Children 4 and under: Free
May 14   Lakes Area Music Festival Schubert's Cello Quintet
The winter series comes to a close with one of the most  beloved monuments of the chamber music repertoire performed by some of your favorite LAMF musicians.
Date:   May 14, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2016-2017-winter-series/
Location:  
Lutheran Church of the Cross
5064 Co Rd 13
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Scott Lykins, (585) 355-6868
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   May 14, 2017
7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend. Donations accepted.
May 15   NO DEER! NOT MY GARDEN TONIGHT!
Gardening in Minnesota is not for the faint of heart!  You plant, you weed and finally; you feel so good about the way your garden looks... then, one night the deer move in and it's all gone.  They take whatever they want, leaving you with a very forlorn and chewed up garden that's no longer beautiful.  This presentation will cover deer facts, deer defense & deer resistant plants selection

JoAnn Weaver, a graduate of the University of Nebraska, has a degree in education and is a retired registered nurse.  She has been a U of M Extension Master Gardener in Crown Wing County since 2006.  She has  served several terms as an elected official, is active on numerous boards and committees, and participates in a number of community organizations.  She is a long-time gardener, a hobby beekeeper, and tends a small flock of chickens.
Date:   May 15, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   The Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   May 15, 2017
6:30p - 8:00p
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person for Arboretum members/$20 er person for non-members
Pre-Registration is required - Space is limited so register early.
May 16   TRIAD of Crow Wing County Invites Seniors!
The guests of Crow Wing County Triad will have the opportunity to listen to a Consumer Advocate from the Office od Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson.  The speaker will open a discussion about consumer issues affecting seniors, including ways to protect their pocketbook and combat fraud and scams.

Register by calling the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office 218-829-4749
Date:   May 16, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Crow Wing County - Land Services Building Meeting Rooms
322 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-4749
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 16th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fees/Admission:  

Free to attend
*Cookies and Coffee will be provided*

May 16   Crosslake Historical Society Fundraiser Dinner & Auction
Crosslake Historical Society invites you to their annual Fundraising Dinner.  Enjoy a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and live auction at 8 p.m.
Date:   May 16, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakehistoricalsociety.org/
Location:   Whitefish Lodge & Suites
14150 Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Whitefish Lodge & Suites 218-692-2246
Email:   marycat@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6 p.m. Social
7 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Live Auction
Fees/Admission:   $25 per ticket
available at Whitefish Lodge & Suites
May 17   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:   May 17, 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.
May 17   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 17, 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
May 17   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:   May 17, 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.
May 18   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   May 18, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
May 18   Be more influential in your organization! How to use parliamentary procedure to get things done
Learn to navigate the language of organizations and business in order to get more accomplished. Learn how to have meaningful discussions about difficult topics, keeping on task with relevant information, and letting the best ideas come forth. Parliamentary procedure will be made easy to understand and will become a useful tool instead of a cumbersome annoyance. Learn to make it work for you and give everyone a common language to get things done.

Beverages, sandwhich platter, and veggie tray availble.

 
Date:   May 18, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber- CTC Room
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Christopher Dens
Email:   dens.ckd@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 18th
5:00 pm
  Social
5:30 - 7:30 pm talk by Christopher Dens
Fees/Admission:   $10 per person
May 18   Health, wealth and a confident retirement
Stroot, Schumer & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., will present the following no cost seminar.    
Health, wealth and a confident retirement
With the markets and economy changing all the time, you may feel less than confident about reaching your retirement goals. This seminar will offer tips and strategies that can help you:
  • Plan to bring your retirement dreams and goals more within reach.
  • Understand how financial and physical health may be intertwined.
  • Learn ways to generate dependable income that could last through your whole retirement.
This is an informational seminar. Heavy hors d’ oeuvres, desserts and beverages will be provided, there is no cost or obligation, but pre-registration is required by calling Lillie at 218-454-3024

Investment products are not federally or FDIC-insured, are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed by any financial institution, and involve investment risks including possible loss of principal and fluctuation in value.   Investment advisory services and products are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser.


 
Date:   May 18, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.x.resch
Location:  

Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
6967 Lake Forest Rd
Baxter, MN 56425

 

Contact:   Lillie Naomi Resch 218-454-3024
Email:   lillie.x.resch@ampf.com
Date/Time Details:  

Thursday, May 18; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
 

Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
May 19 - May 21   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:   May 19, 2017 - May 21, 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

May 19   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 19, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 19 - May 21   Bracket Drag Racing & Slowpokes
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip for the second of six weekends this summer. The series features 250-plus drivers competing in 11 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. Friday is a Test & Tune day and then the battles begin with time trials and elimination's both Saturday and Sunday. The pits are always open. The Slowpokes will be on the road course Saturday and Sunday for a club event. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   May 19-21
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
May 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 19, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 19   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   May 19, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 20   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:   May 20, 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 May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept, 30, 2017
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
May 20   Walk to Cure Arthritis
Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that rallies communities and raises funds to conquer arthritis once and for all. Join us for the Walk to Cure Arthritis and say Yes to helping create a world where people don’t have to struggle to button their shirt, tie their shoe, pick up their child or grandchild or play with their friends. As Champions of Yes, it’s up to us to make sure that people with arthritis have life changing resources and information to manage their disease, access to the critical medications they need to live full, healthy lives and to accelerate the path to better treatments and a cure through cutting-edge research.
Date:   May 20, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.walktocurearthritis.org/northernlakes
Location:   Paul Bunyan Trailhead 14250 Conservation Drive Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brekka Nessler
Email:   bnessler@arthritis.org
Date/Time Details:   05/20/2017 9AM
Fees/Admission:   Free-donations welcome
May 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 20, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 22   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   May 22, 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:   May 22
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Contact us for more details.
 
May 23   LAHRA 2017 Leadership Conference
The Lakes Area Human Resources Association (LAHRA) has been
committed for many years to the professional and career development
of regional business and HR leaders. Every other year LAHRA hosts a
progressive half-day conference on emerging leadership topics and
best practices. We are excited to bring three great experts to the
Lakes Area to address the leadership topics of empowerment,
driving change, and best practices of communicating with all
levels and types of employees.


 
Date:   May 23, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://lahra.org
Location:   Legacy Golf Course Pavilion
11000 Craguns Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Date/Time Details:   EVENT DETAILS
Tuesday May 23rd

Registration/Sponsor Exhibits-11:00
Lunch/Networking-11:30
Keynote Speaker-12:00
Breakout Sessions-1:00-5:00
Social Hour-5:00
Fees/Admission:   COST:
REGISTER BEFORE MAY 1ST
$40: LAHRA Members
$65: Non-LAHRA Members
REGISTER AFTER MAY 1ST
$50: LAHRA Members
$75: Non-LAHRA Members
REGISTER ONLINE
TODAY AT
LAHRA.ORG
May 24 - May 28   Street Car Showdown at BIR

Brainerd International Raceway hosts the first major race of the 2017 season Memorial Day weekend. The 9th Annual Street Car Showdown is a double-header with the kick-off for the three-race Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and the return of the SCCA Harvey West Memorial Day Classic on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. The dates are May 26-28.

On the drag strip, the Muscle Car Series features an impressive display of power and speed, featuring the seven Heads-Up classes. Some of the cars top 200 mph and run at 6-7 seconds.

It’s intense drag racing that brings race fans back year after year.

Drivers in the Muscle Car Series are competing for series points, prize money, and ultimately, a series championship. The race features the cars in Pro Outlaw, Outlaw, King Street, Real Street, True Street and the new 660 Outlaw Street. The race will also highlight 10 Index classes, the winners of which have a separate run-off to crown the Index Class Champion. Three Strip Eliminator classes, Truck Eliminator, and Manual Transmission class round out the race schedule. It’s a full weekend of racing, with qualifying that runs Friday and Saturday, and eliminations on Sunday.

On the Competition Road Course, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) brings regional racers to BIR for the annual Harvey West Memorial Day Classic. You’ll see a variety of race cars piloted by some of the top amateur road racers in the Midwest. The road racing program is Saturday and Sunday and includes practice, qualifying and racing each day. At the end of Saturday’s racing, there will be a 45-minute Enduro Race.

Date:   May 24, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/street-car-showdown/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-824-7223
Date/Time Details:  

Muscle Car Series Schedule

Thursday, May 25 - Gates open 10 AM
Friday, May 26 - Gates open 7:00 AM
Saturday, May 27 - Gates open 7:00 AM
Sunday, May 28 - Gates open 7:00 AM

 

Harvey West Classic Schedule

Wednesday, May 24 -8 am . . . SCCA Competition License Racing School

Thursday, May 25 - 10 am . . . . Gates open
Friday, May 26  - 7 am . . . . Gates open
Saturday, May 27 - 7 am . . . . Gates open
Sunday, May 28 - 7 am . . . . Gates open
9 am . . . Practice Sessions

 

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate

Superweek – $85
Fri-Sun – $70
Sat-Sun – $45
Single Day admission – $25

Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing.  Anyone remaining after ticket expiration will be fined or prosecuted.

** Multi Event Weekend - Don’t forget that your ticket gets you in to see two great events this weekend – the Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the Competition Road Course.

Camping – Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased. Full-service sites in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $40 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up.

Condos – Stay at BIR in style. We have 12 on-site deluxe condominiums that are two-bedroom and two-bath with full kitchen, spacious living room, fireplace and deck. Cost is $250 per night. Call for availability and reservations.

May 24 - May 26   SCCA Competition Racing License School
Complete this three-day school and you'll receive a full SCCA Regional Level Competition Racing License. This license allows you to enter any Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) regional or Vintage Racing event. The school combines classroom instruction with on-track driving. Sign up today!
 
Date:   May 24, 2017 - May 26, 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:   May 24-26
Classes start at 8 a.m. daily. Limited availability.
Fees/Admission:   Contact the track for details.
May 24   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 24, 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
May 24   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:   May 24, 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.
May 25   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 25, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
May 25   Digital Advantage - The Blue Ox Business Academy

The digital marketing landscape changes constantly, and what worked yesterday may not work today. That’s why it’s critical that your training program move at the speed of innovation. Attendees will learn how to perform their job based on what’s actually working now. SEATS ARE LIMITED
 

THIS COURSE IS PART OF A TWO-DAY COURSE.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR BOTH COURSES HERE.

CLICK TO REGISTER

 


The Blue Ox Business Academy is a partnership between the Brainerd Lakes Chamber
and Anderson Brothers Construction. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, affordable and
convenient training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed.
To learn more about the Blue Ox Business Academy contact Seth Neistadt or
visit http://www.blueoxacademy.com.
Date:   May 25, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.blueoxacademy.com/
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber
In the CTC Meeting Room
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Seth Neistadt
Email:   seth@brainerdlakeschamber.com
Date/Time Details:  

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
9 a.m. – 2 p.m

Fees/Admission:   $325 per attendee
Nonprofits are eligible for a 25% discount $245

Through a partnership with Anderson Brothers Construction, the Chamber is able to offer up to (5) 50% scholarships to individuals/organizations that could not otherwise participate in the program.
May 26   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 26, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 26 - May 28   9th Annual Street Car Showdown
Brainerd International Raceway's 2017 Muscle Car Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the 9th Annual Street Car Showdown, a display of raw speed and power on the quarter-mile drag strip. The Showdown is the first race in the three-race series, featuring seven Heads-Up Classes, with cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. They have the kind of horsepower that yanks their front end off the ground when they launch from the starting line. The event also includes the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. It features great wheel-to-wheel racing action. Two exciting events for the price of a single ticket! Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping.
 
Date:   May 26, 2017 - May 28, 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:   May 26-28
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
May 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 26, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 26   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   May 26, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 27 - May 28   The Olde Depot JUNKtion

All Aboard JUNKers!

The Northern Pacific Event Center Campus will soon be filled with Antique Vendors from across the Nation. They will be making a stop with a huge selection of treasured vintage finds at the natural stone depot built in the early 1900’s. Everything you could dream of finding will be displayed for this incredible weekend event! Whether your style is rustic, shabby, farmhouse, chic, industrial or you are just looking for junk gems…You won’t want to miss this TRAIN!
Date:   May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Website:   http://theoldedepotjunktion.com/
Location:   Northern Pacific Event Space
1511 Northern Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   PJ Overvold, 218-340-6172 Brad Johnson, 612-328-0031 Amy Johnson, 612-363-3204
Date/Time Details:   May 27, 2017   10 am - 5 pm
May 28, 2017   10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   $8 per day. General admission at the door. Cash & check. Children under 11 get in free.
May 27   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:   May 27, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 AM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 27, 2017
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
May 27   PLANT SALE
Perennials, Annuals, Red Wiggler Worms, Garden Treasures!
Get your gardening questions answered!

 
Sponsored by the Brainerd Garden Club & Arboretum Garden Volunteers
Date:   May 27, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:  
Outside Lower Level of the Visitors Center
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, May 27
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE to Attend
May 27   Kids Fishing Clinic
The clinic will consist of informational sessions, eating a shore lunch, fishing from the shore and off the pier, and taking some fishing tackle home. This event is free! 

** In order to participate in the shore lunch, fishing contest, and prizes, participants must be checked in or waiting to be checked in at before 9:30 a.m., thus participation in all the stations is required for participants. **


The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Lum Park. This event is for children ages 5 - 16. Children should bring a fishing pole.

For more information, contact the Park Office at 828-2320.
Date:   May 27, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/356/Kids-Fishing-Clinic
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Parks and Recreation 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   May 27, 2017
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 27, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 27 - May 28   LIVE MUSIC by Ladies of the 80's at Manhattan's - Memorial Day Weekend
Kick off summer at Manhattan's with the Ladies of the 80's! 
FREE
21+ show
Visit https://www.lot80s.com/home and check them out!
Date:   May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 CR 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 27th 
9 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover Charge
May 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 28, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
May 30   34th Annual Nisswa Women's Club Fashion Show


              Nisswa Women's Club 34th Annual
   Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show & Luncheon


Just a few of the many raffle prizes:
* One week stay at Superior Shores in two Harbors
* Diamond earrings
* Guided fishing trip
* Dinner cruise on Gull Lake
* Plus cash and many gift certificates...

Need not be present to win.
 
Date:   May 30, 2017
Website:   http://nisswawomensclub.org
Location:   Madden's Town Hall
 
Contact:   Katy Johnson (612) 242-4446
Date/Time Details:  
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
 
Fees/Admission:   Luncheon $40
Raffle Tickets $2.50 each
Purchase tickets at the Nisswa Chamber (218) 963-2620
May 31   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:   May 31, 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.
May 31   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 31, 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
May 31   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:   May 31, 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:   May 31
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.
May 31   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   May 31, 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 01   BusinessNOW at Confidence Learning Center
Confidence Learning Center and Gull Lake Glass (Nate & Mary Tuomi) invite you to attend their BusinessNOW event on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 3:00- 7:00 p.m. at Confidence Learning Center for their Grand Opening of the Gustafoson Memorial Field and Community Day Open House.  Confidence Learning Center is an outdoor education facility for people with disabilities.

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Mix a little business with pleasure! As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is appreciated.
 
Date:   June 1, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:  
Confidence Learning Center
1620 Mary Fawcett Memorial Drive
East Gull Lake, MN 56401

 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 1, 2017
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 02   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 2, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 2, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 02   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   June 2, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 03   10th Annual Cherry Car Show
Located in Pequot Lakes in beautiful Trailside Park. The very successful and fun Cherry Car Show is entering its 10th year and you want to be part of it! Early registration is recommended to get the best spot — first come, first serve.

The City of Pequot Lakes is the located in the center of the Brainerd Lakes area where fun is easy to find. A large craft fair is happening on the same day so there will be something for everyone! 
Date:   June 3, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Corner of Hwy 371 and Co. Rd.11
Contact:   Molly Ring, 218-568-5002
Email:   carshow@plbplionsclub.com.
Date/Time Details:  


June 3, 2017

Registration is at 7 am
Show runs 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Fees/Admission:   Cost to register a car is $10
Free to spectators
Jun 03   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:   June 3, 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 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 8/5, 8/19 & 9/2
Sunday 7/16
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 3, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 05   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   June 5, 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 5 - 8 a.m.-5 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Contact us for details.
Jun 05   2017 Outdoor Education Camp
For Boy and Girls
Ages 10-13

Call or stop by the Arboretum to sign up!
Date:   June 5, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday, June 5             8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, June 6            8:00 am - noon
Wednesday, June 7       8:00 am - noon
Thursday, June 8           8:00 am - noon
Friday, June 9                8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $105 Per Student
Jun 06 - Jun 08   2017 Outdoor Education Camp
For Boys And Girls
Ages 10 - 13
Date:   June 6, 2017 - June 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservative Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401


Call or stop by the Arboretum to sign up!!
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday, June 5             8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, June 6            8:00 am - noon
Wednesday, June 7       8:00 am - noon
Thursday, June 8           8:00 am - noon
Friday, June 9                8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $105 Per Student
Jun 06   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 6, 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 06   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   June 6, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Jun 06   BusinessNOW at Quarterdeck Resort
Join us at Quarterdeck Resort as they host BusinessNOW on Tuesday, June 6, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at their location off of County Road 77 on the west side of Gull Lake. 

Quarterdeck Resort's new owner is moving rapidly to accomplish their goal of creating one of the finest resort properties on Gull Lake.

Recent improvements include complete refurbishment of the 12 lakeside Lodge Suites, new 4 bedroom, 3-½ bath Lakeside Villa - sleeps 10, beach enhancements to include new terraced landscaping and a new 96 slip dock system complete with dock personnel to help moor your boat. Most exciting is the new Lakeside Restaurant that opened in June 2016. There will be an indoor dining room and outdoor patio, both with lake views, and an indoor/outdoor bar. Also, we are building additional Villas that are expected to be completed in Sept. 2016: 2 new Lakeside Villas will accommodate 10 guests each and 1 new Lakeview lock-out style Villa will accommodate 8 guests.

The Resort features 850+ feet of sandy beach, boat rentals, marine fuel, and boat ramp. Enjoy watersports, fishing (guides available), cocktail cruises w/captain, golf, trap shooting, snowmobiling, Mt Ski Gull tubing/skiing/zip lines, walking trails, bird watching, abundant wildlife, Brainerd International Raceway, and nearby restaurants and quaint shops. Pristine setting on fabulous Gull Lake with a sandy swimming beach.

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Mix a little business with pleasure! As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is appreciated. Members are also encouraged to bring a door prize with.
 
Date:   June 6, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://quarterdeckresort.com/
Location:  
Quarterdeck Resort
9820 Birch Bay Drive SW
Nisswa, MN 56468
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 6, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 06   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 6, 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 07   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 7, 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 07   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   June 7, 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 08   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 8, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 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
Jun 08   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   June 8, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jun 08   Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity 21st Annual Dinner & Auction
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity's Annual Dinner & Auction includes one of the biggest silent and live auctions in the area. Join us for an evening of fun as we raise funds and awareness of the need for affordable housing in the Lakes area. Learn about how LAHfH is helping families to change their lives and eliminate poverty housing one home at a time!
Date:   June 8, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareahabitat.org
Location:   Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN
Contact:   Jeanette Houle, Office Manager (218) 828-8517
Email:   jeanette.houle@lakesareahabitat.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 8, 2017  
6 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $60 per person with $35 tax deductible
Jun 09 - Jun 11   Bracket Drag Racing Series with CRA Superbike Racing and IWA Watercross.

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:   June 9, 2017 - June 11, 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

Jun 09   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 09   2017 Outdoor Education Camp
For Boys and Girls
Ages 10 - 13
Date:   June 9, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401


Call or stop by the Arboretum to sign up!
Contact:   Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday, June 5              8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, June 6             8:00 am - noon
Wednesday, June 7        8:00 am - noon
Thursday, June 8            8:00 am - noon
Friday, June 9                 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $105 Per Student
Jun 09 - Jun 11   Wet & Wild Weekend
It’s Brainerd International Raceway’s annual Wet & Wild Weekend, featuring drag racing, Superbike racing and snowmobiles racing on open water! The International Watercross Association is on Lake BIR for drag racing and oval racing, where snowmobiles defy gravity by skipping across the water. Meanwhile, Central Roadracing Association brings exciting Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, and the drag strip is busy with the third weekend of the Bracket Drag Racing Series. Something for everyone! Three great racing events for one ticket! On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   June 9, 2017 - June 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:   June 9-11
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are free.
Jun 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 9, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 09   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   June 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 09   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 8:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 9:30 p.m.

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

Movie dates are Friday, June 9; Friday, July 14; Friday, August 11; Friday, Sept. 29 and begin at dusk.
Date:   June 9, 2017
Time:   09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela - US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 9, 2017
Water Safety Program at 8:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.  Donations appreciated and matched by the Crosslake Ideal Lions with proceeds used for Christmas lights at the Dam.
Jun 10   Sour Grapes Half & Half Walk Race

The Sour Grapes half & half run first started in 2001. A group of runners were unable to secure a spot in the Grandma's Marathon for that year. As a result, they decided to organize a run that would be fun, challenging and a means to enjoy the company of other enthusiastic runners; hence, the birth of Sour Grapes half & half.

Registration
For online and mail in registration, go to
www.sourgrapesrun.com and click on Register. Mailed registrations must be received at the arboretum by Thursday, June 8.   Online Early Registration closes at 10:00PM, Thursday, June 8th. Note that registrations are limited to the first 500 adult registrants. Late registration will be available at  the Arboretum on Friday, June 9 and on race day.  Please see www.sourgrapesrun.com for times.

Chip Timing
The Half Marathon Run and the 10.55 K Run/Walk will be chip timed by Pickle Events.

Course Description
The half marathon and 10.55K run courses traverse the beautiful, but challenging terrain of central Minnesota. The race course is a 10.55K loop. The half marathoners will complete the loop twice. The terrain includes some uneven ground, sandy soil and moderately challenging hills. Half marathoners will pass water stops 9 times. Those running or walking the 10.55 K will pass water stops 4 times.

Awards
All participants will receive a unique finisher token. T-shirts are included for all who register by June 1 and as available for those who register after June 1. Race Awards will be presented in the downstairs room at the Arboretum. Children's awards to the top 3 male and female finishers in each race will take place at the finish line immediately after the race; Adult awards at approximately 9:30 am for the 10.55K and 10:30 am for the half marathon.. You must be present to receive your award or have someone pick it up for you. Awards will not be mailed. 

Date:   June 10, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Website:   http://www.sourgrapesrun.com
Location:  
Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-839-4326
Date/Time Details:  
June 10. 2017

7:30 - 11:45 am

Friday, June 9. 2017
Race Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
12 - 8 p.m. Packets can be picked up at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Race Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration
6:30 - 8 a.m. Packets can be picked up at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Race Start Times
Kids Races Start: 7:30 a.m
Half Marathon Start: 8:15 a.m
10.55K Run/Walk Start: 8:15 a.m

Fees/Admission:   Register by May 1, 2017 to get adult early bird special price of $40 adults, $50 after May 1 and $60 after June 1.  Kids $15 until June 1, $20 after June 1.  
 
Jun 10   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   June 10, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Jun 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 10, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 12, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jun 13   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 13, 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 13   Business After Hours - Lakeshore Conservation Club

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

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

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

Date:   June 13, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Lakeshore Conservation Club
9911 County Rd 77
Nisswa, MN 56468
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 13, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jun 13   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 13, 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 14   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 14, 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 14   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   June 14, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jun 14   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 14, 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 14   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:   June 14, 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:   June 14
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 14   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   June 14, 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 15   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 15, 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 15   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   June 15, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jun 16   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 16, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 16 - Jun 18   MAP Proving Grounds
Import cars and sport compacts invade BIR for a weekend of drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping, car shows and much more, sponsored by Modern Automotive Performance. Don't miss this one! On-site camping available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Every ticket includes a pit pass.
 
Date:   June 16, 2017 - June 18, 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 16-18
Events start at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are free.
Jun 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 16, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 16   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   June 16, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 17   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:   June 17, 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 June 17, July 15, August 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Sept, 30, 2017
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jun 17   Kidz Biz Day
Do you have a kid who is a young entrepreneur? Do they offer a special service, make crafts or treats, or do they have a super secret lemonade recipe they would love the sell?! Westgate Mall is inviting kids ages 6-17 to participate in our Kidz Biz Day! Contact bri@lexingtonco.com or 320.493.5756 for more information!
Date:   June 17, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.facebook.com/thewestgatemall
Location:   Westgate Mall
Contact:   Brianna
Email:   bri@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   June 17th 10am-1pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 17   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:   June 17, 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 6/17, 7/1, 8/5, 8/19 & 9/2
Sunday 7/16
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 17   7th Annual Pequot Lakes Pet Pageant & Parade

Pooches, ponies, pigs, pigeons, parrots - Come one, come all....

.... bring your favorite pet to the

7th Annual Pequot Lakes Pet Pageant & Parade!
 

   Trophies for:
Best of Show, Most Unusual Pet, Pet/Owner Look-a-Like, Best Costume, and Best Trick!

Doggie Cake Walk
Face Painting
Food
Vendors

Fun for you and your pet!
  

Date:   June 17, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:  
Registration at the Pequot Lakes High School Parking Lot
30805 Olson St, Pequot Lakes
 
Parade Route will be down Front Street,  west Side Hwy 371, Pequot Lakes
Contact:   Barb Merritt, 218-568-4695
Date/Time Details:  
10:30 a.m. - Registration 
Pequot Lakes High School


 
11 a.m. - Parade
West side of HWY 371

 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 17, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 17   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 17, 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 19 - Jun 21   National leadership Development Conference
We're excited to welcome back last year's attendees and invite new leaders to the 2nd Annual National Leadership Development Conference. This year's theme is Discover Your Potential – Embrace Your Leadership Legacy. To be a consistent, engaged leader, you must stay committed, pay attention to detail, develop and encourage your employees all while staying focused on your company’s core goals. That’s sometimes easier said than done. Without practicing those qualities, daily tasks can cloud our dedicated sense of direction, causing us to lose momentum. It happens to the best of us. You have the potential to be the best leader you can be. Some of the world’s greatest business leaders failed many times before they discovered the importance of their own potential and how to put it into play. This year’s conference is here to help you discover that potential and give you the knowledge on how to embrace – and live – your leadership legacy.
Date:   June 19, 2017 - June 21, 2017
Website:   http://leadershipdevcon.com/
Location:   Grand Casino Hinckley
777 Lady Luck Dr
Hinckley, MN 55037
Contact:   320-207-2169
Email:   Rchurchill@mlcorporateventures.com
Date/Time Details:   June 19-21, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $399 Pass includes 2 nights hotel, meals and entertainment.
Jun 19   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
 
Date:   June 19, 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 19
Class starts at 8 a.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Contact us for details.
Jun 20   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 lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
Date:   June 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:   June 20, starts at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Contact us for pricing.
Jun 20   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 20, 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 20   2017 10th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling
Take aim at the 10th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 20 and join other Chamber members for this networking opportunity at Hunts Point Gun Club south of Pequot Lakes.

2016 Sporting Clays Summer Fling Video


 















NETWORK

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

10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Participants will enjoy celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Sporting Clay Summer Fling with TWO NEW events during the day!

 

  • The 10th Station will feature our Golf and Guns event! Teams will take turns hitting golf balls and shooting them! Click here to view the promotional video!
  • During the warm up, shooters can purchase 10th Anniversary Clays to shoot and collect points for additional prizes!


FLURRY
The last shooting station for the event will be a team flurry! All participants will have the opportunity to shoot 40 clays to earn points. Who will be our Team Flurry winner this year?


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

 


PARTICIPANTS WILL ENJOY

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

COST
Individual: $75
Team: $350 / 5 per team
Click Here to download the Registration Form.
7 Teams Registered To Date! Registration cap is 20.

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

Premier ($700) - 1 Available
    - CTC
    - Deerwood Bank
Major ($500) - 2 Available
    - AmeriPride
    - Arrowwood Lodge
    - Cub Foods
    - Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Grand Prize Gun ($600) - 2 Available
Shooting Station ($200) - 3 Available
    - AmeriPride
    - Arrowwood Lodge
    - CTC 
    - Cub Foods
    - Deerwood Bank
    - Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union
    - Unity Bank
Warm Up Station ($200) - SOLD
    - Lakes Printing
Click Here to downland the Sponsor Contract.
    
 
Date:   June 20, 2017
Time:   12:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:  
Hunts Point Gun Club
2142 76th Street SW
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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

Cost:
$75 Individual Registration*
$350 Team Registration (5 shooters)*
 
*Bring your own shotgun and anticipate shooting up to 100 shells.
(Rental guns are available with advance request.)
Jun 20   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 20, 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 21   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 21, 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 21   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   June 21, 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 22   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 22, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 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
Jun 22   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 22, 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 22   Little Miss & Mr. Pageant
Little Miss & Mr. Pageant 
For kids 4 - 8 years old - Prizes for everyone. 
Little Miss and  Mr. ride in the 4th of July Parade
Date:   June 22, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdcommunityaction.org/
Location:   Westgate Mall
Contact:   Holly Holm, Executive Director, Brainerd Community Action
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   June 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Jun 23   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 23   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
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   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 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 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 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   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 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   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   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   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   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   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   June 30, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
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   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 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   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 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!

County Rd 112 will be closed to thru traffic starting at 11 a.m.  Parking is available at TDS and the Pequot Lakes High School (cross at stoplights). Handicapped parking is available on Government Drive, East Butler Street, St. Alice Church,and Old Hwy 371 (Pequot Lakes Dental). Spaces will be marked. Be sure to arrive early!
PARKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE OR ON COUNTY RD 11. VEHICLES WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED!


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

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

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

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

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

Fees/Admission:  

Free

 

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   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   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   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   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   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 - Jul 09   Bracket Drag Racing Series & Road Closed
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. This is the fourth of six weekend races, featuring 250+ drivers competing in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. Friday is a Test & Tune Day, with time trials and elimination's both Saturday and Sunday. Winners are crowned both days. The pits are always open. Road Closed Productions will be on the road course Saturday and Sunday, hosting a motorcycle track day for riders to polish their riding skills. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   July 7, 2017 - July 9, 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 7-9
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
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   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
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 at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Jul 08   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. 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   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   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   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   July 10, 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 10
Starting at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for more details.
Jul 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 10, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 11 - Jul 12   2017 Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes
Come and celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes July 11-12, 2017! The huge cast iron kettles of beans are buried on Tuesday, July 11 so they can cook overnight and be served free of charge on Wednesday, July 12 at noon.

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

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


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

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

​Paddle Hunt Clues:

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

Join Jack Pine Brewery as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their NEW location in Baxter.
 
Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   July 11, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
New Location on Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 11, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jul 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   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   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   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   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

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

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 14   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   July 14, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
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.  Movies titles will be announced soon!  

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.

Movie dates are Friday, July 14; Friday, August 11; Friday, Sept. 29 and begin at dusk.
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   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   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   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   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 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 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   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   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   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   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   July 20, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jul 21 - 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 - 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   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 - Jul 23   Drag Racing & Superbike Racing
BIR’s Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip for the fifth of six racing weekends. It features some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest, with 250+ drivers competing in 11 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. Friday is a Test & Tune Day, with time trials and elimination's both Saturday and Sunday. Winners are crowned both days. The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course. 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 21, 2017 - July 23, 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 21-23
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
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   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   July 21, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
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 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   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   July 24, 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 24 starting at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for details.
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   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   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   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   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 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   BusinessNOW at Life Link III
Join Life Link III at their location in the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport for their BusinessNOW event on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Life Link III provides helicopter and airplane on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. A non-profit company of 9 health system member-owners.

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Mix a little business with pleasure! As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is appreciated.
 
Date:   July 28, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:  
Life Link III
Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
16384 Airport Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 28, 2017
1:30 - 3:00 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   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   July 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
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 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
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 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   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 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 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   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 04   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   August 4, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 05   10th Annual Chokecherry Festival

10th Annual Chokecherry Festival

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