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Jan 12 - Jun 15   Blue Ox Business Academy - Success Series

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.  

2016 SCHEDULE
(click on the session date/title to learn more & register)


About Blue Ox Business Academy
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.
Date:   January 12, 2016 - June 15, 2016
Location:   CTC Room @ Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-232-5572
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Once monthly (dates/times vary) January through May 2016.
Fees/Admission:   Chamber Members: $30 / person / session
Non-Members: $35 / person / session
Session fee include materials, light refreshments, and smiles.

 
Jan 13 - Apr 20   Blue Ox Business Academy - Supervisor Advantage
The Blue Ox Business Academy's Supervisor Advantage program trains business managers in the hands-on skills required to effectively supervise and motivate a successful team.

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

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

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SESSION 1 - January 13
Leadership Introduction & Application
  • Leadership traits & styles
  • Supervising diverse teams & former peers
  • Management vs. leadership

SESSION 2 - February 10
Securing an Accountable Team
  • Effective recruiting
  • Interviewing
  • Supervision for increased accountability
  • Recognition & retention strategies

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

SESSION 4 - April 20
Teams & Conflict Management
  • Team-building & pitfalls
  • Diagnosing & defusing conflict
  • Managing difficult employees
  • Course capstones & certificate presentation
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Registration for the Supervisor Advantage Class of 2016 is now closed. Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected to the 2016 class:
 
  • Eric Adamson, Central MN Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Danielle Addison, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union - Brainerd
  • Heidi Anderson, Deerwood Bank - Deerwood
  • Mike Angland, Widseth Smith Nolting
  • Lori Bachman, The Woods Banquet & Event Center
  • Barbara Beeson, The Woods Banquet & Event Center
  • Justin Berg, Nor-Son
  • Missy Best, Mount Ski Gull
  • Robert Birkeland, Larson Group Real Estate
  • Kristi Blad, Nor-Son, Inc.
  • Vicki Burton, Excelsior Place Assisted Living
  • Eric Carder, Baratto Brothers Construction
  • Annette Clanton, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Bow Clemmer, Central MN Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Kathie Cogger, Crow Wing County Community Services
  • Matt Edmundson, Graphic Packaging International
  • Danell Eggart, Bridges of Hope - Common Goods
  • Tiffany Ehresmann, Essentia Health St. Joseph's - Baxter Clinic
  • Russ Goldstein, C & L Distributing - Budweiser
  • Steve Gustafson, Lexington Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Joshua Hahn, Anderson Brothers Construction Company
  • Jeff Hanson, Hy-Tec Construction of Brainerd, Inc.
  • Lois Hensel, Loide' Oils & Vinegars Ltd
  • Susanne Hinrichs, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Robert Hollister, Lonesome Cottage Furniture Company
  • Holly Holm, Brainerd Lakes Chamber
  • John Jensen, Lexington Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Bruce Kennedy, RiverWood Bank - Baxter
  • Jeffrey Long, Lexington Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Andrea Martin, Bridges of Hope - Common Goods
  • ilissa Ramm, Crow Wing County
  • Jason Rausch, Crow Wing County
  • Randy Sly, Graphic Packaging International
  • Greg Springer, CTC - Consolidated Telecommunications Company
  • Reid Thiesse, Crow Wing County
  • Kristine Warner, Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
  • Aric Welch, Widseth Smith Nolting
  • Tyler Wittwer, Employment Resource Center, Inc.

Please check back in fall of 2016 or contact Jenna for details about the 2017 session.
Date:   January 13, 2016 - April 20, 2016
Location:   All sessions will be held in the CTC Room at the Brainerd Chamber Administrative Office (424 West Washington Street).
Contact:   Jenna Crawford, 218.568.8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30AM to 1:00PM on the following Wednesdays:
  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 9
  • April 20
Fees/Admission:   The Supervisor Advantage is only offered to Chamber members and limited to 25 participants. An investment of $550 includes meals, and course materials.

Nonprofits or businesses with fewer than 10 employees receive a 25% discount. Through the support of Anderson Brothers Construction, five 50% scholarships are available.
Jan 26 - Oct 28   Blue Ox Business Academy - Leadership Experience
The Blue Ox Business Academy's Leadership Experience is designed for emerging leaders and high-potential employees to develop essential skills and insights into their leadership character.

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY, MAY 31
Interpersonal Communication
Community Experience: Tourism

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
Networking
Community Experience: Healthcare

JULY - No session - summer break!

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

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

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

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

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

Nonprofits or businesses with fewer than 10 employees receive a 25% discount. Through the support of Anderson Brothers Construction, five 50% scholarships are available.
Feb 12 - Feb 14   Nisswa Winter Jubilee
A unique 3-day experience - explore magical Ice Sculptures, a mind-teasing medallion hunt, competitive wood splitting, kids mini jubilee, Nisswa Fire Department's Ice Fishing Derby and much more...

Schedule of Events:
Friday, February 12:
4 PM                Meat Raffle - Nisswa American Legion
5 - 7 PM                Dinner specials - Nisswa American Legion
8 PM - 12 AM        Live band Wiskey Richards - Ye' Old Pickle Factory

Saturday, February 13:
7 - 10 AM            Pancake Breakfast - Community Center
10 AM - 12 PM    Mini Jubilee and Kids Crafts - Nisswa Elementary School
11 AM - 1 PM      Snow Sculpture Judging
11 AM - 1 PM      People's Choice - Snow Sculpture Judging
11:30 AM            Medallion Hunt
10 AM                 Bonfires started along Paul Bunyan Trail
12 - 5 PM            Sledding Hill Open - Pickle Parking Lot
12 - 1 PM            Open House & Lunch Special - Hills Crossing Senior Living
12:30 PM            Story telling - Turtle Town Books
1 PM                   Magician Show - Hills Crossing Senior Living
1:30 PM              Medallion Hunt
2 PM                   Wood Splitting Contest _ Turtle Track Parking Lot
12 - 6 PM            4 and 4 Pond Hockey Tournament
1 - 5 PM              Cribbage, 500, Rook, Hearts - Nisswa American Legion
2 - 6 PM              Indoor Bean Bag Tournament - Nisswa American Legion
3:30 PM              Medallion Hunt
4 PM                   Meat Raffle
7:30 - 11:59 PM  Live Band - Decade 7 - Nisswa American Legion

Sunday, February 14:
9 AM - 1 PM        Brunch - Nisswa American Legion
12 - 2 PM            Ice Fishing Derby on Nisswa Lake - $5 per hole
4 PM                   Live Music - Jam Session - Nisswa American Legion
4 - 7:30  PM        Great Food Specials - Nisswa American Legion
Date:   February 12, 2016 - February 14, 2016
Website:   http://www.Nisswa.com
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, MN
 
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   February 12-14, 2016
Feb 13   Second Saturday at the Franklin Arts Center
Arty Party - Art from the heart. Create Valentine's Day-inspired art.

Second Saturday's are art events for kids. We want to support and encourage kids in all of their creative endeavors. Recommended for ages 5-12.
Date:   February 13, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
#114
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   February 13, 2016
10 am - noon
Fees/Admission:   $3/child
$5/family
no child will be turned away due to financial need.
Feb 13   Second Saturday Art Market at the Franklin Arts Center
The Franklin Arts Center is offering area artists the opportunity to participate in its Second Saturday Art Market, to be held in conjunction with other Second Saturday activities. The Second Saturday Art Market will take place from 10 am-2 pm on the second Saturday of each month. Visual and literary artists are welcome to display and sell their work, and musicians and performing artists are invited to sell recordings.
Date:   February 13, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Feb 13   Youth Matinee at the Franklin Arts Center
Come to the Franklin Arts Center Auditorium for $1 Movies!

Sponsored by:
Brainerd Public Schools Community Education
The Crossing arts Alliance
Date:   February 13, 2016
Time:   12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://communityed.isd181.org/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools Community Education, 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 13, 2016
12:30 -3:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1
Feb 13   Movie and Gym Time for Youth
Bust out of the winter doldrums and join us for a movie and some fun gym games. You will see the featured movie, enjoy some popcorn and a beverage and then move to the gym for some fun organized gym games. All equipment provided. Please sure sure to bring clean tennis shoes. Parents check-in at auditorium doors, pick-up at upper gym doors. Doors open at noon. We would like to thank the Brainerd Public Library for providing the movies. To secure a spot, register through Community Education at 218-454-6924 or online at www.isd181.org. Limited at the door registration. This is open to children grades 3 and up.

Tomorrowland is the featured movie, rated PG. When a scientifically-minded teenager discovers a technologically advanced trinket that provides an astounding glimpse of the future, she enlists the help of a reclusive inventor to make "Tomorrowland" a reality today.
Date:   February 13, 2016
Time:   12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www/osd181/org.
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Community Ed, 219-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 13
12:30 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 per person
Feb 13   Annual Skating Party at Gregory Park
Come celebrate Valentine's Day with family and friends. We will have Hot Dogs, Chili, Chips, Soda, Hot Cocoa, Water, and several goodies to share.

We do ask if you plan on eating to bring something small to share "potluck style."

Throughout the day we will have several contests such as speed skating, relays, and more. This year Elsa and Anna will be here to help run the events. Pictures and singing are welcomed!

Also don't forget we have skate available to use for free. For information contact the Park Office at 828-2320.

Date:   February 13, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_skatingparty.htm
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Park Office, 828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   February 13, 2016
1 - 4 pm
Feb 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:   February 13, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 14   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   February 14, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Feb 15   Sweetgrass Necklace Making Class
This class is presented by Darlene Stone. Darlene Stone is of Finnish heritage. Her love of nature and respect for creation has been a large part of her life. In many ways, the Ojibwa language - as well as culture - is much like “Suomi” or Finland. Perhaps, says Darlene, “that is why I enjoyed the many years of living in the woods close to nature – for it gave me great joy”.  Darlene Stone is a wonderful, woodsy,whimsical artist. If you have not met Darlene yet, take one of her classes - you will be hooked!

Snacks and beverages will be provided. Call to reserve your spot today - payment due at reservation time. 218-829-8770. Class is limited to 15 persons.

Date:   February 15, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 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:   February 15, 2016
1 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:  

$25 for Arb members and $30 for non-members 
(includes all supplies to make one necklace)

Feb 16   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   February 16, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Feb 16   Grief Support Group Session
Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Tuesdays from 3-5 pm starting January 5 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
 
Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:
- Understand the grief process
- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping behavior
- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group
- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)
- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings

- Be able to access on-going spiritual and pastoral grief resources
 
The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.
 
For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session please call (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531.
Date:   February 16, 2016
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   St. Joseph Essentia Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 828-7442 or (218) 828-7531
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday
January 5 through February 16, 2016
3 - 5 pm
Feb 16   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   February 16, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Feb 16   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   February 16, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Feb 16   Growing Orchids at Home

Have you ever looked at a beautiful orchid and wished you could grow them in your home? Local orchid grower, Ross Hella, will be presenting a short class on just how you can do this! Join Ross as he walks through growing orchids in your home using his power point presentation – and discuss learn how to properly water an orchid, repotting orchids and more.

Ross will have Q & A time plus have many of his beautiful orchids available to purchase.

Ross Hella and his wife, Julie, have been growing a wide variety of orchids in their home for over 25 years. In 2001, Ross decided to begin hybridizing Paphiopedilums (Asian slipper orchids). To date, Ross has sent 180 crosses to the lab for germination. In 2010, with orchids growing in literally every room in the house, they built an 800 square foot permanent greenhouse to hold their collection. They have received 12 flower quality awards, 2 cultural awards, and one Award of Quality for hybridizing, from the American Orchid Society.

Call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770 today to sign up for this class.
Payment due at time of registration.

Date:   February 16, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 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:   Tuesday, February 16, 2016
7 - 9 PM
Fees/Admission:   $10 Northland Arboretum members
$15 Non-members
Feb 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. 
Date:   February 17, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 17   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   February 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Feb 18   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   February 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Feb 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:   February 18, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Feb 18   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   February 18, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Feb 18   Brainerd Lakes Area World Café
Calling all 21-35 year olds living in the Brainerd Lakes Area! The Brainerd Academy for Community Engagement (ACE) and Lakes Ignite group are joining together in February to host a World Café (large group dialogue) with free dinner & beverages included for your feedback and time. We would love to gather your valuable thoughts and feedback about the Brainerd Lakes Area! No hard questions, just some open conversation on your experiences and perspective. This insight will be used to help our two groups understand the Brainerd Lakes from all sorts of different viewpoints, engage the younger generations in the community and might even lead to bigger and exciting things in the future. Join us on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 5:45 to 8pm in the Cafeteria at Central Lakes College, Brainerd.

Tentative Schedule:
5:45 pm - Dinner Served & Socializing
6:15 pm - Conversation Begins
8 pm - Adjourn

Please reach out to anyone on the Lakes Ignite Council or email LakesIgnite@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to participate as a facilitator. Otherwise, please RSVP on the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brainerd-lakes-area-world-cafe-registration-20950780348
Date:   February 18, 2016
Time:   05:45 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brainerd-lakes-area-world-cafe-registration-20950780348
Location:   Central Lakes College - Brainerd Campus
Cafeteria
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd ACE Group & Lakes Ignite
Email:   LakesIgnite@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 18, 2016 Tentative Schedule:
5:45 pm - Dinner Served & Socializing
6:15 pm - Conversation Begins
8 pm - Adjourn
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend! We just need your RSVP.
Feb 18   Wellness Workshop
Come sample our delicious food and find out what we are all about! We will be covering Digestive Health and Healthy Snacks, come try some samples! Our Wellness Workshops are FREE to attend and very educational.
 
Date:   February 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 18, 2016 
6 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Our Wellness Workshops are FREE to attend and very educational. Complimentary samples will be provided.
Feb 18   Grandparents Class
Grandparent Class is a refresher course on baby care for grandparents. Topics include the role of the grandparent, current child-rearing practices, car and home safety, as well as a tour of the Family Birthplace. This class is taught by a registered nurse from the Family Birthplace who is also an experienced grandma. Come share the excitement of welcoming a new grandchild!
Date:   February 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register call (218) 828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 18, 2016
6 - 8 pm


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 19   Kevin Mac's Classic Country Jukebox
Although Kevin tours with some of today’s hottest country music artists, he still loves to honor the legends who came before him and paved the way for the artists of today. In “Classic Country Jukebox” he does just that, performing hits by iconic artists Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Sr., George Jones, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and so many more. This is a show for the true country music lover! 
Date:   February 19, 2016
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/312055435585037/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd MN, 56401
 
Contact:   Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, 218-855-8000
Date/Time Details:  
Friday, February 19, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   TICKETS: $25 ADULT/$18 UNDER 18
Tickets are available online.
Feb 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:   February 19, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 19   Candlelight Snowshoe

Join us at the Legacy golf course to snowshoe a beautiful one mile winding loop. Perfect for the whole family (or Friday night out). The course will be lit with twinkling lights along the way, have a hot cider halfway point with treats and heaters, and end at a toasty bonfire. Enjoy soups and breads, cookies and Starbucks hot chocolate, and of course an open bar. Additionally, we will host an optional raffle with fantastic prizes!

Tickets will be $25 per family and $10 per individual and include EVERYTHING listed (only snowshoe rental and raffle tickets sold separately). 

Our website has all the details. Call Julie for info, for tickets, or to reserve snow shoes at (218) 828-8517. 

This event will support the Habitat for Humanity Women Build house build in July of 2016. We are empowering women to buckle their tool belt, plug in the power tools, and raise the roof for a family who greatly needs a safe, affordable home.

Date:   February 19, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareahabitat.org
Location:   Cragun's Legacy Courses
11496 E Gull Lake Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, (218) 828-8517
Email:   julie.moulton@lakesareahabitat.org
Date/Time Details:   February 19, 2016
5 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets will be $25 per family and $10 per individual and include EVERYTHING listed (only snowshoe rental and raffle tickets sold separately).
Feb 19   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   February 19, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Feb 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:   February 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 19   Classic Country Jukebox by Kevin Mac
Up and coming country artist Kevin Mac will bring his "Classic Country Jukebox" to the Chalberg stage. Mac has opened for the likes of Trace Adkins and Kenny Chesney and has recorded several albums.
Date:   February 19, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes Community College
501 W College Dr.
Brainerd MN
Contact:   Box Office (218) 855-8199
Date/Time Details:   February 19, 2016
Showtime: 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets may be purchase on line, by phone, or at the Box Office
Box Office hours:
Tuesday-Thursday
10 am-2 pm
Feb 19 - Feb 20   Cheaper by the Dozen present by GLAPA
"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs (with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results). He resisted popular culture, railing against his daughters' desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics.
Date:   February 19, 2016 - February 20, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9342
Email:   a nelson@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 PM
February 21 and 28 at 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 U) $10
Feb 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:   February 20, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 20   Pretty Princess Event - Fairytale Ball!
If you have young daughters, granddaughters, friends, family, neighbors with young ladies you won't want to miss the Pretty Princess Event - It's a Fairytale Ball!
Date:   February 20, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http:// https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brainerd-evening-fairytale-ball-tickets-20059884655
Location:   Cragun's Resort
Paul Bunyan Room
1100 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Kathryn Stotka 218-825-2850
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 20, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets $20 to $40
Feb 21   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   February 21, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Feb 21   Cheaper by the Dozen present by GLAPA
"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs (with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results). He resisted popular culture, railing against his daughters' desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics.
Date:   February 21, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9342
Email:   a nelson@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 26 and 27 at 7:30 PM
February 21 and 28 at 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 U) $10
Feb 22   PTSD Awareness Presentation
The St. Cloud VA will present the workshop "Working Together to Raise PTSD Awareness" on February 22, 2016, at 6:30 pm, at First Lutheran Church, 424 S. 8th Street, in Brainerd.

All military past and present, their friends, and families as well as community members are invited to attend this event. The workshop is intended to create awareness of and discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder signs, symptoms, and provide resources to assist those who want to know how treatment can turn a life around. VA Eligibility staff and Veteran Service Officers will be present to discuss VA health care enrollment and answer questions on filing Veterans benefits claims. We hope you join our effort to raise awareness in Brainerd and the surrounding areas.
Date:   February 22, 2016
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.stcloudva.gov
Location:   First Lutheran Church
424 S. 8th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kerri Schwegel, St. Cloud VA Outreach Coordinator 320-654-7623
Email:   kerri.schwegel@va.gov
Date/Time Details:   February 22, 2016
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 23   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   February 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Feb 23   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   February 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Feb 23   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   February 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Feb 23   Childbirth Refresher Class
This class is designed for women with previous birth experience and their support people who have questions about their current pregnancy. This class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace.
Date:   February 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register call (218) 828-7414
Date/Time Details:  
Tuesday, February 3, 2016
6 - 9 pm

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 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. 
Date:   February 24, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 24   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   February 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Feb 25   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   February 25, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Feb 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:   February 25, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Feb 25   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 year around in Crosslake!
Lake Country Crafts and Cones will host us in their new addition, treat us to complimentary Stonehouse fresh ground coffee and we'll sample some fresh baked scones all while sharing a short presentation about their business.
 
Date:   February 25, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Lake Country Crafts and Cones
36084 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, February 25, 2016
7:30 a.m. - meet & greet
8 - 9:30 a.m. meeting
Feb 25   Relatively Speaking
Greg and Ginny are a young, in-love couple who want to be engaged. Ginny leaves for a weekend to visit her parents, whom Greg has never met. However, her real visit is to the home of the married, older man she?s been having an affair with, a visit intended to break off the relationship. Greg decides to surprise Ginny and her parents by dropping in, unexpectedly, to ask for her hand. What ensues is a comedy of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, written by the master of British comedy, Alan Ayckbourn.
Date:   February 25, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1652498575035979/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Dryden Theatre
501 W College Dr.
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Contact:   Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, (218)855-8199
Date/Time Details:  
This production runs: Feb 25-27 & Mar 3-5, 2016
All shows 7:30 p.m. with an add'l 2 p.m. matinee on Mar 5
Fees/Admission:   Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
TICKETS: $10 ADULT/$7 UNDER 18
Feb 26 - Feb 28   Gull Lake Frozen Fore

The 11th Annual Frozen Fore “Decades Tour” is taking place in the Brainerd Lakes Area on February 26-28, 2016. This 3-day celebration of all things winter, brings together a weekend of activities and fun for adults throughout the state.

Friday night begins with the 4th Annual Frozen Flop (our version of winter swimming), followed by the Tent Party, which is located in the middle of Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake. The Tent Party will showcase an ice bar, food and live music performed by Boogie Wonderland.

Saturday’s “Decades Tour” event begins where you can jump on provided shuttles, or drive your snowmobiles or vehicles and play nine holes of winter golf at 9 different locations around the Gull Lake. A Digital Scavenger Hunt will also take place during this same time. The Tent Party kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with an ice bar, food and live music from Mother's Hotdish to follow at 9:00 p.m.

Finishing the Frozen Fore weekend is Sunday’s Food Fest event, which features a variety of local dining options showcasing flavors from their restaurant in a taste competition for the best flavors in the area. Proceeds of the weekend event are donated to Confidence Learning Center and Kids Against Hunger - Brainerd Lakes Area.

Date:   February 26, 2016 - February 28, 2016
Website:   http://www.gulllakefrozenfore.com/
Location:   4th Annual Frozen Flop: Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake
“Decades Tour”: Gull Lake
Food Fest: Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake
Contact:   http://www.gulllakefrozenfore.com/contact2013.html
Date/Time Details:   February 26-28, 2016
Schedule of Events
Fees/Admission:   If you’re interested in participating in this fun and charitable event you can buy tickets for $45/person or $50/person weekend of and can be purchased online at www.GullLakeFrozenFore.com, or at any of the sponsoring locations.
Feb 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:   February 26, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 26   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   February 26, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Feb 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:   February 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 26   Inspired by Shakespear
On Friday, February 26, Grand View Lodge will be the destination for area music lovers for Inspired by Shakespeare: From Beethoven to Broadway, featuring performers from the Twin Cities and around the country. The event, which is being presented by the Lakes Area Music Festival, will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 pm with a buffet dinner at 6:30 pm and music at 7 pm. The exciting announcement of the Lakes Area Music Festival’s eighth annual series will also take place that evening, featuring exciting details about the Festival season in Brainerd from July 31 through August 21, 2016.
 
Tickets are $70 per person. For reservations and information on table pricing, visit lamfshakespearenisswa.brownpapertickets.com.
 
The program will feature vocal and instrumental selections based upon, or inspired by, Shakespearian classics. Solo piano and string chamber music will include Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 “The Tempest” and Piano Trio in D major “Ghost” as well as the romantic suite for violin from Erich Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing. Vocal selections will span from sonnet settings by Franz Schubert to Broadway hits from Kiss Me, Kate (Cole Porter) and West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein).
 
Pianist Gregory DeTurck will be featured on the program. A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, Greg has performed as soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Los Angeles and Rochester Philharmonics. He has held numerous international residencies and is on faculty at Ithaca College in New York. Other artists featured include Bergen Baker (soprano), Christian Zamora (violin), and Scott Lykins (cello).
 
For more information visit http://www.lakesareamusic.org/shakespeare.
Date:   February 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lamfshakespearenisswa.brownpapertickets.com.
Location:   Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave,
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Carol Russell, 612-455-2375
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   February 26, 2016
cocktail hour at 6 p.m.
buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m.
music at 7 p.m

 
Fees/Admission:   $70 per person .For reservations and information on table pricing, visit lamfshakespearenisswa.brownpapertickets.com.
 
Feb 26   Movie Night at the Franklin Arts Center
Come to the Franklin Arts Center Auditorium for $2 Movies!
January movie - Finding Vivian Maier (pg)
February movie - Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock? (pg-13)
March movie - Exit Through the Gift Shop (R)

Sponsored by:
Brainerd Public Schools Community Education
The Crossing Arts Alliance
Date:   February 26, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Date/Time Details:   Friday, January 22, 2016
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   $2 per person.
Feb 26 - Feb 27   Cheaper by the Dozen present by GLAPA
"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs (with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results). He resisted popular culture, railing against his daughters' desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics.
Date:   February 26, 2016 - February 27, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9342
Email:   a nelson@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 26 and 27 at 7:30 PM
February 28 at 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 U) $10
Feb 26   Relatively Speaking
Greg and Ginny are a young, in-love couple who want to be engaged. Ginny leaves for a weekend to visit her parents, whom Greg has never met. However, her real visit is to the home of the married, older man she?s been having an affair with, a visit intended to break off the relationship. Greg decides to surprise Ginny and her parents by dropping in, unexpectedly, to ask for her hand. What ensues is a comedy of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, written by the master of British comedy, Alan Ayckbourn.
Date:   February 26, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1652498575035979/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Dryden Theatre
501 W College Dr.
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Contact:   Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, (218)855-8199
Date/Time Details:  
This production runs: Feb 25-27 & Mar 3-5, 2016
All shows 7:30 p.m. with an add'l 2 p.m. matinee on Mar 5
Fees/Admission:   Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
TICKETS: $10 ADULT/$7 UNDER 18
Feb 27   Northland Arboretum Snowshoe Class
First part of class is held indoors where you will learn the basics of snowshoeing, plus the different kinds of snowshoes and bindings. Second part of class is out on the snow for a beautiful walk on the Arboretum grounds.

If you have a pair of snowshoes, please bring them along.
Some snow shoes will be available for use.

Date:   February 27, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Sign up at the front desk or call the Arb at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, February 27, 2016
9 am to 12 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 per Northland Arboretum member
$10 per non-member

Payment in full due when registering for class.
Feb 27   Introduction to Bee Keeping

Members of the North Central Beekeepers Association will present Introduction to Beekeeping. This session is for beginners and hobbyists. Learn everything needed to start up beekeeping.
 
Advance registration requested
Limited to first 30 paid students
Payment due at Registration Time
Walk-ins will be welcome if there is room
 
Call the Arboretum at 218-829-8770 or email info@northlandarb.org to sign up

Date:   February 27, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northcentralbeekeepers.com
Location:  
Northland Arboretum Visitor’s Center
Main Level Meeting Room
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 
Contact:   Arboretum at 218-829-8770 or email info@northlandarb.org to sign up
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   February 27, 2016
1 - 5 pm
 
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 for Arboretum Members
$25.00 for non-Members
Feb 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:   February 27, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 27   Relatively Speaking
Greg and Ginny are a young, in-love couple who want to be engaged. Ginny leaves for a weekend to visit her parents, whom Greg has never met. However, her real visit is to the home of the married, older man she?s been having an affair with, a visit intended to break off the relationship. Greg decides to surprise Ginny and her parents by dropping in, unexpectedly, to ask for her hand. What ensues is a comedy of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, written by the master of British comedy, Alan Ayckbourn.
Date:   February 27, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1652498575035979/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Dryden Theatre
501 W College Dr.
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Contact:   Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, (218)855-8199
Date/Time Details:  
This production runs: Feb 25-27 & Mar 3-5, 2016
All shows 7:30 p.m. with an add'l 2 p.m. matinee on Mar 5
Fees/Admission:   Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
TICKETS: $10 ADULT/$7 UNDER 18
Feb 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   February 28, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Feb 28   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   February 28, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Feb 28   Cheaper by the Dozen presened by GLAPA
"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs (with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results). He resisted popular culture, railing against his daughters' desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics.
Date:   February 28, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9342
Email:   a nelson@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   February 28 at 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 U) $10
Mar 01   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 01   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 01   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Mar 02   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   March 2, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Mar 02   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 2, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 02   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   March 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Mar 03   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 03   Eggs and Issues 2016, presented by CliftonLarsonAllen
Please join us for the Chamber's annual breakfast and interactive panel discussion with our team of Lakes Area legislators. Network with other members and get the inside scoop on issues that will impact your business. NEW THIS YEAR: Bring your smart phone to participate in live text voting that will guide the conversation!

Even if you don't follow politics closely, it's important that you stay informed and engaged. One of your most valuable member benefits is the Chamber's work in government affairs - building relationships to ensure an ideal climate for business success. In partnership with the Minnesota Chamber and more than 30 Chambers across the state, we have adopted the following legislative priorities:
  1. Reduce Business Property Taxes
  2. Take Action on Transportation
  3. Ensure Consistency in Wage and Benefit Mandates
  4. Prevent Unfair Lawsuits for Disability Access
  5. Secure Bonding Support for Mountain Bike Trail Expansion

AGENDA

7:00 - Breakfast Buffet & Networking
7:30 - Welcome | Jim Haakonson, CliftonLarsonAllen
7:35 - Legislative Panel Discussion | Facilitated by Chamber President Matt Kilian
8:30 - Audience Q&A
9:00 - Adjourn

Date:   March 3, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
White/Red Sands Ballroom
6967 Lake Forest Road
Baxter MN 56425
Contact:   218-822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Fees/Admission:   Public Rate: $25 per person
Chamber Member Discount: Only $15 per person!


Seats are limited, so please register online today or call Colleen Dols at  (218) 822-7107.  Registrations and cancelations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. After that date, cancelations will be charged at the full amount.
Mar 03   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   March 3, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Mar 03   Relatively Speaking
Greg and Ginny are a young, in-love couple who want to be engaged. Ginny leaves for a weekend to visit her parents, whom Greg has never met. However, her real visit is to the home of the married, older man she?s been having an affair with, a visit intended to break off the relationship. Greg decides to surprise Ginny and her parents by dropping in, unexpectedly, to ask for her hand. What ensues is a comedy of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, written by the master of British comedy, Alan Ayckbourn.
Date:   March 3, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1652498575035979/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Dryden Theatre
501 W College Dr.
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Contact:   Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, (218)855-8199
Date/Time Details:  
This production runs: Feb 25-27 & Mar 3-5, 2016
All shows 7:30 p.m. with an add'l 2 p.m. matinee on Mar 5
Fees/Admission:   Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
TICKETS: $10 ADULT/$7 UNDER 18
Mar 04 - Mar 25   Mark J. Harlow Photography Exhibit
Mark J. Harlow is a National Award-Winning Nature and Natural Photographer shooting authentic wild images that stir the soul.

Join us for the opening reception to meet the artist and learn more about his work and philosophy.

The exhibit will run from March 4th through March 25th and is free and open to the public Tues, Thurs, Fri 10-4, Wednesday 10-8, and Second Saturday 10-2.

Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served
Date:   March 4, 2016 - March 25, 2016
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Opening Reception: March 4, 5-7 pm

The exhibit will run from March 4th through March 25th and is free and open to the public Tues, Thurs, Fri 10-4, Wednesday 10-8, and Second Saturday 10-2.
Fees/Admission:   Opening Reception:
FREE for Crossing Arts Members
$5 for nonmembers

The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Mar 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:   March 4, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 04   Blue Ox Success Series: Mar. 4, 2016 (3 of 5)

Success Series: March 4, 2016 - 3 of 5

About This Session:
The third session of the Blue Ox Business Academy's Success Series is Building a Foundation for Effective Sales. We are excited to have Rick Cole facilitate this workshop!

 

About The Speaker:
Rick Cole has a 30-year business career in sales and management, and formerly served as director of sales for the In-Fisherman Communications Network.  He is currently a Dale Carnegie area director in north-central US, having conducted business and personal improvement training to more than 3,000 individuals.  He has been inducted into the Minnesota Jaycees Hall of Leadership.


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. 


2016 Success Series Info/Schedule
 

Date:   March 4, 2016
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:   Friday, March 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $35.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$30.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
Mar 04   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 4, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Mar 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:   March 4, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 04   Relatively Speaking
Greg and Ginny are a young, in-love couple who want to be engaged. Ginny leaves for a weekend to visit her parents, whom Greg has never met. However, her real visit is to the home of the married, older man she?s been having an affair with, a visit intended to break off the relationship. Greg decides to surprise Ginny and her parents by dropping in, unexpectedly, to ask for her hand. What ensues is a comedy of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, written by the master of British comedy, Alan Ayckbourn.
Date:   March 4, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1652498575035979/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Dryden Theatre
501 W College Dr.
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Contact:   Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, (218)855-8199
Date/Time Details:  
This production runs: Feb 25-27 & Mar 3-5, 2016
All shows 7:30 p.m. with an add'l 2 p.m. matinee on Mar 5
Fees/Admission:   Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
TICKETS: $10 ADULT/$7 UNDER 18
Mar 05   Polar Bear Plunge

You’ve never jumped into frigid Minnesota waters in the middle of the winter? Well, we can help change that!

Each year, the Polar Plunge challenges thousands of brave jumpers at numerous locations around the state. It’s a great way for everyone—individuals, organizations and businesses—to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Minnesota. All funds raised go towards programming and events for more than 8,000 athletes statewide.

Think you have what it takes? The concept is simple: participants raise a minimum of $75 and take a dip into one of Minnesota’s frozen lakes. But the Plunges are so much more than that: They’re the kind of fun and thrilling events that you really have to experience to understand. Grab some friends, get pumped and register today!

Date:   March 5, 2016
Website:   http://www.plungemn.org/events/brainerd/
Location:   Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Dr
Breezy Point, MN
map and directions
Contact:   http://www.plungemn.org/contact-us/
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 5, 2016
Fees/Admission:   All Plungers must raise a minimum of $75. If Plunging as a team, the team must raise at least $75 per person.
Mar 05   3Way/10K on Gull Lake

A fun family event where you can ski, bike or snowshoe/walk a 10K course from Zorbaz to Ernie’s on Gull.  We will also have a relay, for those walkers that wish to make it a 5K. 

To REGISTER or for more information go to:  www.3way10k.com  All proceeds go to support Northland Arboretum 218-829-8770 and Camp Confidence 218-828-2344.


 

Date:   March 5, 2016
Website:   http://www.3way10k.com
Location:  
On Gull Lake from Zorbaz's to Ernies
 
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770 Confidence Learning Center, (218) 828-2344
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:  
March 5, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Cross Country Skiing, Snow shoeing/walking; Fat Bike:  $25 By Feb. 28, $30 by Race Day
Kids (12 and under)  $10 for each event
 
Mar 05 - Mar 06   Health & Wellness Fair at the Westgate Mall
Need that extra boost to get your health back on track? Stop in for our Health & Wellness Fair and visit with experts from a variety of clinics, gyms, health product companies.
Date:   March 5, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Website:   http://www.facebook.com/thewestgatemall
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Baxter, MN
Email:   bri@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 5, 2016
10 am - 6 pm

Sunday, March 6, 2016
12 pm - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 05   Preparation for Birth and Parenting Class

Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages or labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care and postpartum.  The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

Date:   March 5, 2016
Time:   08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/Match OB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 5, 2016
8:30 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free. To register to go EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-829-7414
Mar 05   2016 St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop

Join us at the Crosslake pubs for the Fourth Annual St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Establishments throughout Crosslake invite you to a fun-filled day of "test your skills" events at each pub. Prizes will be awarded.

Each participants pays a $10 transportation fee. 

St. Urho's attire is recommended (green & purple). Wear your St. Patrick's Day Blinkie Button for bar specials. More information available at participating pubs.

Date:   March 5, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Andy's Bar & Grill, Wine & Spirits, The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery, The Cedar Chest, Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant, The Wharf, Zorbaz on Crozz Lake and Riverside Inn
Contact:   Any participating pub
Date/Time Details:   Register and start your Hop at any of the pubs by 11:30 am
Shuttle runs from noon-4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 transportation fee per person. Wear your St. Patrick's Day Blinkie Button for bar specials.
Mar 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 5, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 05   Pequot Lakes Schools Community Carnival
The theme for this year's Pequot Lakes PTA Community Carnival is "Construction". This is a fun and active way to educate our students and the community about the wonderful opportunities available within the academic community of Pequot Lakes.
Date:   March 5, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.isd186.org/
Location:   Pequot Lakes Middle/High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Public Schools, (218) 568-9210
Date/Time Details:   March 5, 2016
4-8 pm
Mar 05   Relatively Speaking
Greg and Ginny are a young, in-love couple who want to be engaged. Ginny leaves for a weekend to visit her parents, whom Greg has never met. However, her real visit is to the home of the married, older man she?s been having an affair with, a visit intended to break off the relationship. Greg decides to surprise Ginny and her parents by dropping in, unexpectedly, to ask for her hand. What ensues is a comedy of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, written by the master of British comedy, Alan Ayckbourn.
Date:   March 5, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1652498575035979/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Dryden Theatre
501 W College Dr.
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Contact:   Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, (218)855-8199
Date/Time Details:  
This production runs: Feb 25-27 & Mar 3-5, 2016
All shows 7:30 p.m. with an add'l 2 p.m. matinee on Mar 5
Fees/Admission:   Service fees apply to online ticket purchases.
TICKETS: $10 ADULT/$7 UNDER 18
Mar 06   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 6, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Mar 07   Preparation for Birth and Parenting Class

Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages or labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care and postpartum.  The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

Date:   March 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/Match OB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday sessions (series of 4)  March 7 through March 28, 2016
6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free. To register to go EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-829-7414
Mar 08   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 08   Business After Hours - Morey's Market and Westside Liquor
Join Morey's Market and Westside Liquor as they co-host Business After Hours on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at Morey's Market. Mix a little business with pleasure!

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:   March 8, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  

Morey's Market 
15811 Audubon Way
Baxter, MN

Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 8, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
Mar 08   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 08   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Mar 09   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   March 9, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Mar 09   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 09   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   March 9, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Mar 10   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 10   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

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

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

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

Date:   March 10, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Mar 10   Franklin Family Fun & Wellness NIght
Come in from the cold and warm up with fun exercise classes. We will have stations for self-guided workout. Bring the family for a full family exercise fun. Wear comfortable clothes and bring clean tennis shoes. Sign up for one or all three night. Activities include jump rope, exercise balls, and an obstacle course.
Date:   March 10, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://communityed.isd181.org/home
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd Community Education, 218 454-6924
Date/Time Details:   March 10, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 per person per class.
Sign up for one or as many as you like.
Mar 10   Infant/Child CPR, Safety and First Aid Class
Learn how to protect your child inside the house and out. What to do in an emergency, how to stock a first-aid kit, where to call for help, and more. Certified CPR instructors demonstrate the special resuscitation methods needed to aid infants and children under age eight. These skills may mean the difference between a simple incident and a tragedy. Recommended for parents, grandparents and caregivers.
Date:   March 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   March 10, 2016 
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 11   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 11, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 11   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 11, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Mar 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 11, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 12   2016 St. Patrick's Day 42nd Parade & Celebration - Crosslake

"Find Your Charm in Crosslake" at the 42nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration! 
You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades-long tradition!  Dust off the lawn chairs, get your Irish face on and load up the whole family as there is something for all ages in Crosslake for this 42nd Celebration! Gather your family and friends and search for the Pot 'O Gold beginning Thursday, March 10.  Register for The 3rd Annual Clover Dash 5K which takes place on Saturday, March 12. The race begins and ends in Crosslake's Town Square, so after the race you're in the perfect spot for pre-parade entertainment and more!  Purchase a Raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes and show your Blinkie Button for deals and discounts all over town! 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Friday, March 4
8 p.m. - Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant
Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66

Saturday, March 5
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop
Participants register at any participating establishment, purchase a $10 safe ride wristband and enjoy a Finland themed pub crawl with games of skill at each location.  Prizes and trophy for best scoring team.  Andy's Bar & Restaurant, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion, The Bourbon Room, Cedar Chest, Maucieri's, Moonlite Bay, Manhattan's, Riverside, The Wharf, Zorbaz

Thursday, March 10
Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt

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

Saturday, March 12
8 - 11:00 a.m. - RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides
Must be 10 years of age or older - weather permitting - no charge

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

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

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

11 a.m. - Edina Realty Foundation 5th Brat Sale
Brats & Soda till gone; Foundation assists with needs of homeless
35586 County Road 66

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

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

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

12 - 4 p.m. - Crosslake EFC hot grilled burgers, brats & turkey drummies
The Exchange Lot
Route 66

2 p.m. - 42ST ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 
Click here for parade registration - all entries must complete

Click here for parade map
Judges located in the Better Living Concepts sunroom mid-town Route 66
1st Place Business Float - 2015 - Whitefish Lodge & Suites
2nd Place Business Float - 2015 - The Celtic Cottage
3rd Place Business Float -2015 - Maucieri's
1st Place Best Non-Profit or Organization Float - 2015 - Crosslake Historical Society
WJJY Enthusiasm Award for most "Spirited Float" - 2015 Larson Group Real Estate

4 - close - DJ-a-thon featuring JP & Chad
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Road 66

Thursday, March 17
6 p.m. - St. Pat's Raffle Ticket Drawing Party
Location to be announced


2016 St. Patrick's Day Committee:
Co-Chairs: Mike O'Connell (Larson Group Real Estate) and Laura Stromberg (Stromberg's Chicks and Game Birds)
Commitee Members: Bruce Gateley (Crosslake Insurance Agency), Dawn Maucieri (Maucieri's Italian Bistro), Heather Jones (Barstock Liquors), Becky Peterson (Whitefish Properties), Brian Thull (North Country Lawn Care), Brandon Pederson (RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty), C Bob Heales and Katie Wallace (Crosslake Community members)

 

 
Date:   March 12, 2016
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:  
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Chamber - Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   March 12, 2016
Parade line up 12 - 2 p.m. at Crosslake Town Square
Parade begins at 2 p.m.
Mar 12   Second Saturday at the Franklin Arts Center
Wonderful Weavings - with Alice Larson. Learn about warp and weft and explore the art of weaving.

Second Saturday's are art events for kids. We want to support and encourage kids in all of their creative endeavors. Recommended for ages 5-12.
Date:   March 12, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
#114
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, 218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   March 12, 2016
10 am - noon
Fees/Admission:   $3/child
$5/family
no child will be turned away due to financial need.
Mar 12   Second Saturday Art Market at the Franklin Arts Center
The Franklin Arts Center is offering area artists the opportunity to participate in its Second Saturday Art Market, to be held in conjunction with other Second Saturday activities. The Second Saturday Art Market will take place from 10 am-2 pm on the second Saturday of each month. Visual and literary artists are welcome to display and sell their work, and musicians and performing artists are invited to sell recordings.
Date:   March 12, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Mar 12   Youth Matinee at the Franklin Arts Center
Come to the Franklin Arts Center Auditorium for $1 Movies!

Sponsored by:
Brainerd Public Schools Community Education
The Crossing arts Alliance
Date:   March 12, 2016
Time:   12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://communityed.isd181.org/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools Community Education, 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 12, 2016
12:30 -3:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1
Mar 12   Movie and Gym Time for Youth
Bust out of the winter doldrums and join us for a movie and some fun gym games. You will see the featured movie, enjoy some popcorn and a beverage and then move to the gym for some fun organized gym games. All equipment provided. Please sure sure to bring clean tennis shoes. Parents check-in at auditorium doors, pick-up at upper gym doors. Doors open at noon. We would like to thank the Brainerd Public Library for providing the movies. To secure a spot, register through Community Education at 218-454-6924 or online at www.isd181.org. Limited at the door registration. This is open to children grades 3 and up.

Tomorrowland is the featured movie, rated PG. When a scientifically-minded teenager discovers a technologically advanced trinket that provides an astounding glimpse of the future, she enlists the help of a reclusive inventor to make "Tomorrowland" a reality today.
Date:   March 12, 2016
Time:   12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www/osd181/org.
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Community Ed, 219-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 12
12:30 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 per person
Mar 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 12, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 13   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 13, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Mar 14   Preparation for Birth and Parenting Class

Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages or labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care and postpartum.  The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

Date:   March 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/Match OB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday sessions (series of 4)  March 7 through March 28, 2016
6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free. To register to go EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-829-7414
Mar 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   March 14, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Mar 15   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 15   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 15   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Mar 16   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 16, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 16   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   March 16, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Mar 17   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 17   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   March 17, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Mar 17   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   March 17, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Mar 18   The Great Gatsby Gala!
The Friends of The Brainerd Public Library along with The Crossing Arts Alliance are pleased to present Gatsby! There will be appetizers, photo ops, and plenty of era themed fun! While enjoying your evening in the 20's, you may also browse the Experience Auction sponsored by The Crossing Arts Alliance.

At 7 pm 20's era jazz will be playing for your listening and dancing enjoyment. Try your hand at a few swing steps, or just sit back and enjoy the music.

Dressing up is encouraged but not required. Awards will be given out for the best 20's look.

Grab your friends and come and step back into time with us!
Date:   March 18, 2016
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
6967 Lake Forest Rd
Baxter, Minnesota 56401
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday March 18, 2016
Join us for the social hour from 6 to 7 pm.
7 pm - Enjoy jazz music
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are on sale now for $20 a person or $35 per couple. Purchase tickets at The Brainerd Public Library reference desk, the TCCA office located in the Franklin Arts Center building.
Mar 18 - Mar 19   2016 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo



Plan now to attend the 2016 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo!


 

Friday March 18  |  9 a.m.?7 p.m. 

Senior Day at the Everything Expo:

  • FREE Shuttle Service for Seniors provided by Executive Express and Lakes Express
  • Lakes PROUD Punch Card Contest All Day!
  • Grand Casino Bingo with PRIZES Sessions at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m.
  • Painting Sessions by The Traveling Art Pub in the mezzanine at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Cost is $15 / person. Register online at mkt.com/travelingartpub 44 maximum participants per class. Additional sessions may be available depending on registration.)
  • Door Prize Drawings All Day! Must be present to win.
  • LIVE Music by Rockin' Hill 5-7 p.m. (Blues, Jazz and Rock)
  • The Center Donuts & Coffee


Saturday March 19  |  10 a.m.?5 p.m.

Family Day at the Everything Expo:

  • Grand Casino Bingo with PRIZES  Sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Lakes PROUD Punch Card Contest All Day!
  • Yoga Sculpt Class by The Burn at 11 a.m. (Mezzanine) (Cost is $10. Pre-Register by calling The Burn 218-454-2077)
  • Meet Curious George 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. (Gold Arena)
  • Curious George Coloring Contest Drawings
  • Door Prize Drawings All Day! Must be present to win.
  • Art Sessions by The Traveling Art Pub at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Mezzanine) (Cost is $15 / person. Register online at www.mkt.com/travelingartpub  44 maximum participants per session. Additional sessions may be scheduled based on registration.)
  • Lakes PROUD Drawing 4 p.m.
 

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Hubbard Radio bring you this trade show with the Lakes PROUD  theme, everything you want and all in one place. Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, the doors to the Essentia Health Sports Center will open to over 130 exhibitors from the Brainerd Lakes Area!

This exciting event, formerly the Brainerd Lakes Marketplace and Hubbard Radio's Outdoor Show, is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Tickets will be available at any office of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce or at the door. Exhibitors who have Taken the Pledge to be Lakes PROUD will be participating in a Lakes PROUD Punch Card Contest. Attendees can pick up their punch card at the entrance. Along with learning more about area businesses, all paid tickets offer the chance to win door prizes with drawings throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday and ending at 4 p.m. on Saturday. You must be present to win.





On Saturday, come to meet Curious George, courtesy of Lakeland Public Television, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gold Arena! Curious George is an animated video series based on the popular books by Margaret and H.A. Rey. Hug, snuggle, or pose for a photo with this fuzzy and loveable character. Don't forget your camera!

Plus, enter our Curious George Coloring Contest! Print out Curious George's coloring page or find it in the Brainerd Dispatch on February 28. Color the picture however you want: crayons, markers, paint, etc. and then turn in your finished artwork at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, 224 West Washington Street, prior to March 14 or hand deliver to the Chamber ticket desk at the Everything Expo, March 18 or 19. Contest entries will be displayed at the Everything Expo and winners will be drawn at random for kid-friendly prizes, including water park passes, mini golf passes and more! Ages 10 and under only please.
 







Sponsor Packages & Booth Registration

Party Time Rental Form
Party World Rental Form

Everything Expo Business Booth Specials:
Executive Express - Stop by our booth to register to win two $50 Gift Certificates from Executive Express to be used towards MSP Airport shuttle service or Private Charter Services
 
EXHIBITORS as of 2/12/16
Main Arena:
Air Tech Heating & Cooling, Beaudry Oil & Propane, Better Living concepts, Brainerd Dispatch, Brainerd Elks Lodge 615, Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, Brainerd Public Schools, Brainerd Public Schools Community Education, Brainerd Sports Outlet, Brenny Funeral Chapel and Lakes Area Cremation, College of St. Scholastica, Crow Wing County Fair Association, Crow Wing Energized, CTC, Cub Foods, Culligan Water, Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf, Deerwood Bank, Department Veterans Affairs, Destiny Cruises, Edward Jones - Rich Weaver, Employment Resource Center, Endbridge Energy Company, Essentia Health, Executive Express, Exit Lakes Realty Premier,Frandsen Bank & Trust, Good Samaritan Home Care & Hospice, Good Samaritan Society, HealthSource of Baxter, Hunts Point Gun Club, iDoc Phone Repair / Jeunesse Global, Lakes Area Eye Care, Lakes Area Living Magazine, Lakes Area Wildlife & Pest Control, Lakes Express, Lakes Jam, Liberty Tax, Lakewood Health System, M&M Express, MidMinnesota Federal Credit Union, Mille Lacs Driving Instruction, Mosquito Squad of NC Minnesota, Neighborhood National Bank, Neumann Construction Inc., North Central Medical Supply & Equipment, Northern Lakes Senior Living, Northland Pet Lodge, N-Hance Wood Renewal of Central MN, Optimum Cleaning. Park Avenue School of Cosmetology, P
arty Time Rental, Party World, Radco, RetroGreen Energy, Scentsy, Stage North Theatre Company, The Burn, The Center, The Traveling Art Pub, Viking Land Harley Davidson and Weichert Realtors.

Gold Arena:  38 Outpost, Biemert Sports, Brainerd Jaycees, Brainerd Outdoor Sports, Brainerd Trap Shooting Club, Chainsaw Carvings, Costco, Crosslake Ace Hardware, Crow Wing Cycleworks, Hill Top Trailer Sales, Insurance Advisors, Inc., Lakeshore Conservation Club, Lybecks Marine, Minnesota Deer Hunters, Mount Ski Gull, Muskie's Inc., My Pillow, Northstar Drilling, Power Lodge, State Farm Insurance - Brett Laugen, T.I.P.S. and Tracker Marine Boating Center.


 


 

Date:   March 18, 2016 - March 19, 2016
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 18, 2016
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 19, 2016
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   This exciting event is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Tickets will be available at any office of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce closer to the event or at the door on both days.

All paid tickets offer the chance to win door prizes donated by Chamber members with drawings at the top of each hour, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday and ending at 4 p.m. on Saturday. You must be present to win.
Mar 18   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 18, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 18   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 18, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Mar 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 18   Movie Night at the Franklin Arts Center
Come to the Franklin Arts Center Auditorium for $2 Movies!
March movie - Exit Through the Gift Shop (R)

Sponsored by:
Brainerd Public Schools Community Education
The Crossing Arts Alliance
Date:   March 18, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 18, 2016
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   $2 per person.
Mar 19   Family Education Day - Raptor Center Presentation
See the majestic bald eagle and other beautiful raptors. Learn about the role they play in our environment and the key features of all raptors and how they differ from other birds.

Wild & Free may be here to hold and release a raptor if any are ready to be released. (We will not know if this will happen until right before the event.)

The Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota in the past has brought in an eagle, a falcon, a hawk and an owl for all to see and learn about. It will be interesting to see what they bring us this year! This Family Education Day has been a hit every year and every year you ask us to bring them back again!
Date:   March 19, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   March 19, 2016
10:30 - noon

Visitor Center doors will open at 9:45 AM.
Fees/Admission:   $10 per family for Arboretum members
$20 per family for non-members
Mar 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 19, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 19   Cantus - A Capella Men's Ensemble
The “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) nine-member men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process. The Washington Post hails the ensemble’s sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to their music-making as “spontaneous grace.” Cantus performs more than 60 concerts each year both in national and international touring, as well as in its home of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and has released 17 albums on its own self-titled label. Past performances have brought Cantus to the stages of the Kennedy Center, UCLA, San Francisco Performances, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. The 2014-2015 season sees Cantus perform twice in New York at Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in Houston, Dallas, Berkeley and the Krannert Center at the University of Illinois among numerous other North American engagements.
Date:   March 19, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
Contact:   218-568-9342
Email:   anelson@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 19, 2016
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14/ Seniors (60+)
$12/ Youth (18U) $10
Mar 19   Consensus performs at Chalberg Theatre
Consensus is a local a cappella group which presents an eclectic mix of styles and genres.
Date:   March 19, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Box Office, (218) 855-8199
Date/Time Details:   March 19, 2015
Showtime: 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets may be purchased on line, by phone, or at the Box Office.
Box Office hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Mar 20   Wild Game Dinner Annual Fundraiser

Lakeshore Conservation Club is holding their 5th Annual Wild Game Dinner and Fundraiser.  Social begins at 3:00 PM.  Games, raffles and silent auction will take place.  Dinner is at 5:00 PM.  Seating is limited.  Reserve tickets by call 218.963.4793 or e-mal contact@lakeshoregunclub.com  Reserve tickets are $50 or $450 for table of 10.

Date:   March 20, 2016
Website:   http://www.lakeshoregunclub.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Gull Lake Center
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN

 
Contact:   Lakeshore Conservation Club, 218-963-4793
Email:   contact@lakeshoregunclub.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, March 20, 2016

3:00 pm - Social
6 pm - Dinner

Fees/Admission:   Reserve tickets:  $50.00
$450 
table of 10

Seating limited. Please call 218-963-4793 or 218-851-8688 prior to sending in your money for the dinner tickets.
Mar 20   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 20, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Mar 21   Preparation for Birth and Parenting Class

Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages or labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care and postpartum.  The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

Date:   March 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/Match OB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday sessions (series of 4)  March 7 through March 28, 2016
6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free. To register to go EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-829-7414
Mar 21   Big League Dad
This class provides expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers in a relaxed environment. Topics include personal care of their babies and community resources.
Date:   March 21, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://Essenta-Health.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health St. Joseph Medical Center
523 N 10th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   March 21, 2015
7 - 8:30 pm

May 9, 2016
7 - 8:30 pm
Mar 22   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 22   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 22   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Mar 23   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 23, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 23   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   March 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Mar 24   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 24   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 24, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

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

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 25, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 25   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 25, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Mar 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 25, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 26   Brainerd Park and Rec Easter Egg Hunt

The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department hosts a free Easter Egg Hunt each year at Lum Park for children ages 2-7. Remember to bring a basket or bag to collect eggs.

This event will take place snow, rain or shine, so dress your child for weather conditions.

 

Date:   March 26, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_easteregghunt.htm
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Park Office, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   March 26, 2016
10 am
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Mar 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 26, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 26   Gully's Eggstreme Hunt at Gull Dam Brewing
Be a kid again and search for our 21+ eggs with a Gull Dam beer in your hand!
Date:   March 26, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   March 26, 2016
2-4 pm
Mar 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   March 27, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Mar 27   Easter Brunch - Grand View Lodge

Easter Brunch at Grand View Lodge
Lodge Dining Room | Open to the Public

Reservations required. 218-963-8756

Fresh Orange, Cranberry, and Apple Juice
Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea

Assorted Breads and Pastry • Butter and Preserves
Fresh Seasonal Fruit • Assorted Yogurt with Fresh Granola
Assorted Cold Cereal • Omelet Station • Biscuits and Gravy
Scrambled Eggs – Cheddar Cheese and Chives
Cinnamon Roll French Toast – Caramelized Bananas, Pecans,
Whipped Cream, Warm Maple Syrup
Hash Browns • Hickory Smoked Bacon
Shrimp Cocktail • Poached Salmon Display • Whole Baked Brie
Anti Pasta Platter • Spring Mixed Green Salad
Middle Eastern Tomato Cucumber Salad with Chickpeas
Pesto Potato Salad with Smoked Salmon
Prime Rib – Garlic Au Jus • Maple Glazed Ham Carved to Order
Oven Poached Stuffed with Crab, Charred Lemons, Dill Cream
Roasted Herb Yukon Potatoes • Chef Choice of Fresh Vegetables
Table of Assorted Desserts

Date:   March 27, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com/?post_type=ajde_events&p=6243?ri=0&
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Lodge Dining Room
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Reservations required, 218-963-8756
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, March 27 
11:30 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults $26 | Kids (4-10) $10 | Kids (under 3) Free
Mar 27   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 27, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Mar 28   Preparation for Birth and Parenting Class

Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages or labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care and postpartum.  The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

Date:   March 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/Match OB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday sessions (series of 4)  March 7 through March 28, 2016
6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free. To register to go EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-829-7414
Mar 29   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 29   Our New Baby (Sibling Class)
This class helps prepare children for the new baby's arrival and provides helpful tips for making the adjustment easier for siblings and parents. Designed for children ages 2-8 years.
Date:   March 29, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://Essentia-Health.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to Essentia-Health.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:  
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 29   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 29   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   March 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Mar 30   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   March 30, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 30   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   March 30, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Mar 31   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   March 31, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Mar 31   BusinessNOW at Northern Lakes Senior Living
Join Northern Lakes Senior Living for their Wine and Cheese BusinessNOW Social Event March 31, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Tour their newly completed Memory Care section of their facility. A formal Welcome will be given and tours will start at 5 p.m.  Place your business card in the basket for a chance to win prizes (a wine basket and a mystery prize)! Must be present to win. Enter through the Assisted Living building at 8186 Excelsior Rd, Baxter.

 
Date:   March 31, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  
Northern Lakes Senior Living
8186 Excelsior Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 01 - Apr 03   Mid-Minnesota Home Show
We have several exhibitors representing everything from home building, remodeling, landscape design, to the best way to finance your spring project, and much, much more. In short we have brought together all the players in this dynamic and ever changing industry to meet your primary need of homeownership.
Date:   April 1, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Website:   http://www.midmnba.org
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
501 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-4982
Email:   mmba@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   April 1 - 3, 2016
Friday 12 - 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Admission $3.00
Kids 14 and under free
Apr 01   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 1, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 01   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 1, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Apr 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 2, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 03   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 3, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Apr 05   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 05   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 05   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Apr 06   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   April 6, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Apr 06   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 6, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 06   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   April 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Apr 07   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 07   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   April 7, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Apr 08   20th Annual YMCA Charity Ball
YMCA charity ball featuring Emcee, Jason DeRusha, WCCO Anchor and live entertainment by The Johnny Holm Band. Enjoy dinner, silent auction, and dancing. All proceeds go to youth programs at the YMCA.
Date:   April 8, 2016
Website:   http://www.brainerdlakesymca.org/
Location:   Grandview Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Brainerd Family YMCA, (218) 829-4767
Email:   info@brainerdlakesymca.org
Date/Time Details:   April 8, 2016
 
Fees/Admission:   $75.00 per person
$750.00 for a reserved table of 10
All proceeds go to youth programs at the YMCA.
Apr 08 - Apr 09   Distilled Craft Spirits and Artisan Meats Weekend

Craft Spirits & Artisan Meats Weekend

Grand View Lodge invites you to our very first weekend dedicated to the arts of craft spirits and artisan meats. This fun-filled and educational weekend will feature the best Minnesota vendors catering to the craft of distilling and charcuterie. Join us on this three day excursion in the Brainerd Lakes Area to sip, taste, sample, and of course, relax. 

Date:   April 8, 2016 - April 9, 2016
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com/gvl-detail/distilled-apr/
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Gull Lake Center
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   April 8-9, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Lodging packages starting at $215/person
Apr 08   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 8, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 08   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 8, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Apr 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 09   Second Saturday Art Market at the Franklin Arts Center
The Franklin Arts Center is offering area artists the opportunity to participate in its Second Saturday Art Market, to be held in conjunction with other Second Saturday activities. The Second Saturday Art Market will take place from 10 am-2 pm on the second Saturday of each month. Visual and literary artists are welcome to display and sell their work, and musicians and performing artists are invited to sell recordings.
Date:   April 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Apr 09   Youth Matinee at the Franklin Arts Center
Come to the Franklin Arts Center Auditorium for $1 Movies!

Sponsored by:
Brainerd Public Schools Community Education
The Crossing arts Alliance
Date:   April 9, 2016
Time:   12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://communityed.isd181.org/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools Community Education, 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 9, 2016
12:30 -3:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1
Apr 09   Movie and Gym Time for Youth
Bust out of the winter doldrums and join us for a movie and some fun gym games. You will see the featured movie, enjoy some popcorn and a beverage and then move to the gym for some fun organized gym games. All equipment provided. Please sure sure to bring clean tennis shoes. Parents check-in at auditorium doors, pick-up at upper gym doors. Doors open at noon. We would like to thank the Brainerd Public Library for providing the movies. To secure a spot, register through Community Education at 218-454-6924 or online at www.isd181.org. Limited at the door registration. This is open to children grades 3 and up.

Tomorrowland is the featured movie, rated PG. When a scientifically-minded teenager discovers a technologically advanced trinket that provides an astounding glimpse of the future, she enlists the help of a reclusive inventor to make "Tomorrowland" a reality today.
Date:   April 9, 2016
Time:   12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www/osd181/org.
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Community Ed, 219-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 9
12:30 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 per person
Apr 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 9, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 10   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 10, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Apr 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   April 11, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Apr 12   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 12   Business After Hours - Tyrol Hills Shopping Center

Join the businesses in the Tryol Hills Shopping Center (Ace Hardware, Lakes Area Restorative Justice, Lakeland Public Television, Service Drug, Brainerd Medical Supply, Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development, Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection and Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce) as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in Brainerd.

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

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

Date:   April 12, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Tyrol Hills Shopping Center
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 12, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Apr 12   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 12   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Apr 13   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   April 13, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Apr 13   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 13, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 13   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   April 13, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Apr 14   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 14   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   April 14, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

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

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

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

Date:   April 14, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Apr 14   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   April 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
Apr 14   Spamalot
A musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Date:   April 14, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/performing-arts/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 14-16 & 21-23, 2016
Fees/Admission:   TICKETS:
$15 ADULT
$13 UNDER 18
Apr 15   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 15, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 15   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 15, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Apr 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 15   Spamalot
A musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Date:   April 15, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/performing-arts/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 14-16 & 21-23, 2016
Fees/Admission:   TICKETS:
$15 ADULT
$13 UNDER 18
Apr 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 16, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 16   Spamalot
A musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Date:   April 16, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/performing-arts/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 14-16 & 21-23, 2016
Fees/Admission:   TICKETS:
$15 ADULT
$13 UNDER 18
Apr 16   The Legacy Chorale performs at Pequot Lakes
*Music of the Night* includes songs about night time, evening, dreams, stars, the moon, moonlight and lullabies presented by the lakes area’s premier vocal ensemble – the Legacy Chorale. Selections also include instrumentalists on piano, cello, bass, violins, oboe, drums and guitar.
Date:   April 16, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
Contact:   218-568-9342
Email:   anelson@isd186.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 16, 2016
7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14/ Seniors (60+)
$12/ Yourth (18U) $10
Apr 17   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 17, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Apr 19   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 19   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 19   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Apr 19   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   April 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
Apr 20   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 20, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 20   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   April 20, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Apr 21 - Apr 23   A Midsummer Night's Dream Presented by Stage North Theatre
Mischief meets merriment in this fresh reimagining of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedy. In just one night, four magical stories are cleverly woven together: the marriage of the Athenian duke to the Amazon queen; the a battle of the king and queen of the fairies; the follies of four lovers in a forest; and the hilarious antics of amateur actors staging a play.
Date:   April 21, 2016 - April 23, 2016
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
Brainerd, MN, 56401
Contact:   218-232-6810
Email:   gary@stagenorththeater.com
Date/Time Details:   April 21, 22, 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm
April 23, 2016 at 2 pm
Apr 21   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 21   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   April 21, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Apr 21   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   April 21, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Apr 21   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   April 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
Apr 21   Spamalot
A musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Date:   April 21, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/performing-arts/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 14-16 & 21-23, 2016
Fees/Admission:   TICKETS:
$15 ADULT
$13 UNDER 18
Apr 22   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 22, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 22   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 22, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Apr 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 22   Spamalot
A musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Date:   April 22, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/performing-arts/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 14-16 & 21-23, 2016
Fees/Admission:   TICKETS:
$15 ADULT
$13 UNDER 18
Apr 23   Lakes Area Women's Expo
The Lakes Area Women's Expo strives to offer fresh ideas on health and wellness, fashion, and beauty products that are designed to pamper their bodies and spirit. The 2016 Expo will showcase over 50+ vendors offering exciting items to try and buy! Please go to our website for further info on all the fun. www.LakesAreaWomensExpo.com
Date:   April 23, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://anconvention.com/our-events/lakes-area-womens-expo/
Location:   Cragun's Resort
Sport Centre
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (320) 654-6775
Date/Time Details:   April 23, 2016
10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission with food shelf donation
Apr 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 23, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 23   Spamalot
A musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Date:   April 23, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/performing-arts/
Location:  
Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 W College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 14-16 & 21-23, 2016
Fees/Admission:   TICKETS:
$15 ADULT
$13 UNDER 18
Apr 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   April 24, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Apr 24   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 24, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Apr 25   Preparation for Birth and Parenting Class

Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages or labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care and postpartum.  The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

Date:   April 25, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/Match OB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday sessions (series of 4)  April 25 through May 16, 2016
6 - 8:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free. To register to go EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-829-7414
Apr 26   United Way Vision Council - Community Investment Committee Meetings
This is an opportunity for agencies to present the program for which funding is being requested, and it provides the community members who comprise the Vision Council to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of the organizations and program needs.
Date:   April 26, 2016
Website:   http://www.unitedwaynow.org
Contact:   Jennifer Smith, Executive Director
Email:   jennifer@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:   April 26, 2016
Apr 26   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 26   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 26   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Apr 26   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   April 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
Apr 27   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 27, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 27   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   April 27, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Apr 28   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   April 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Apr 28   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   April 28, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Apr 28   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   April 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
Apr 29   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 29, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 29 - Apr 30   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 over one hundred community members and several local businesses. All proceeds from the run are donated to various non-profit organizations.

The Brainerd Jaycees are proud to support the following charities:  

Brainerd Amateur Radio 
Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today
Brainerd Public School Foundation

Brainerd Restoration 
Baxter Kiwanis 
BMX Club 
Crow Wing County Mounted Patrol
Crow Wing County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

First Lutheran Church 
Forestview Middle School Power Packs
Junior Achievement

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity 
LAYSA 
Lowell School
Nisswa Parks & Rec
Nisswa Fire Department
Nothing But Nets
St. Francis School
Teen Challenge

Verge Ministries

Date:   April 29, 2016 - April 30, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.runforthelakes.com/
Location:   The races are held in Nisswa, MN in the heart of the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area.  It's roughly 130 miles from Fargo, Duluth, and Minneapolis. As a vacation destination of the Midwest, the Brainerd Lakes Area's lodging options are nearly endless.
Contact:   General Questions: info@runforthelakes.com Registration Questions: registration@runforthelakes.com To Volunteer: volunteers@runforthelakes.com
Email:   info@runforthelakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 29, 2016
Health Expo
Kids 1K
5K Fun Run


Saturday, April 30, 2016
10K
Half Marathon
Full Marathon
Relay Marathon
Fees/Admission:   Register
Register by April 15 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
Race fees are non-refundable; bib numbers are non-transferable.
Online Registration closed on April 26 at 11:59 pm. Registration is available at the Health Expo on April 29.
Apr 29   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   April 29, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Apr 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 30, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 01 - May 02   Good Samaritan Bowl XIII
Good Samaritan's biggest Friendraiser of the year! Hundreds of bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and a chance to win hundreds of door prizes. We're bowling for fun...not scores! Plus there's a community silent auction, bowling pin art display, dining and a chance to win a big screen television!

Locations and Times:
Monday, April 4        Alley Rally, Mills Ford                    3 - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 1         Jack's House, Brainerd                  12 noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Monday, May 2        Jack's House, Brainerd                   9 a.m., 12 noon, 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Monday, May 2        Community Bowl, Pine River           12 noon, 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.

Highlights:
  • Bill Musel selected as 2016 Good Sam Bowl Community Ambasador
  • "Sharing Our Blessings" Silent Auction showcases 20 community non-profit partners... just one more way we're giving back
  • Forestview Builders Club bowling pin art project promotes local businesses
  • Proceeds designated for Resident Dreams program on Bethany, Woodland, Pine River campuses, plus Good Sam Hospice

How you can get involved with our 13th Annual Good Samaritan Bowl:
  • Become a sponsor! variety of sponsorships available ($300 - $5000).
  • Organize a team! 6 bowlers each collecting a minimum of $50 in pledges.
  • Make a pledge! Our bowlers will appreciate it... and it's tax deductible.
  • Donate door prizes! We'll pick up.
  • Contribute to 250 children's goodie bags.
  • Buy and/or sell Good Samaritan Bowl candy bars for $1.
  • Buy and/or sell Good Samaritan Bowl support cards for $1.
  • Display a Good Samaritan Bowl donation box at your business.
  • Host a fundraising event! We'll help promote.
  • Donate on line: www.good-sam.com click on "Donate"
  • Make a tax-deductible donation: Mail to: Good Samaritan Bowl, 804 Wright Street, Brainerd, MN 56401 or call Liz Csanda 218-825-2505.
Date:   May 1, 2016 - May 2, 2016
Website:   http://www.good-sam.com
Location:   Jack's House
Brainerd, MN

Community Bowl
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Liz Csanda 218-825-2505
Email:   lcsanda@good-sam.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 1, 2016: 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Monday, May 2, 2016: 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Sponsorships: $300 - $5000
Team of 6 ($50 minimum in pledges per person)
May 01 - May 02   Good Samaritan Bowl
Good Sam Bowl is Good Samaritan Society's biggest FRIENDraiser of the year! Hundreds of bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1.5 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and a chance to win hundreds of door prizes. We're bowling for fun, not scores! Plus there's a community silent auction, bowling pin art display, dining, and a chance to win a big screen TV. Money raised helps support Good Samaritan Society's Resident Dreams program for hospice and care center residents.
Date:   May 1, 2016 - May 2, 2016
Website:   http://www.good-sam.com/brainerdlakes
Location:   Jack's House
300 Highway 25 S
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Liz Csanda, (218) 825-2505
Email:   lcsanda@good-sam.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 1 - Monday, May 2
Fees/Admission:   Bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1.5 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and a chance to win hundreds of door prizes.
May 01   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 1, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 02   BIR Performance Driving School
Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
Date:   May 2, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bir-performance-driving-school/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Gary Curtis, (218) 824-7606
Email:   gary@birperformance.com
Date/Time Details:   Every other Monday
May 2 through October 10, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Call for details
May 02   Preparation for Birth and Parenting Class

Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages or labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care and postpartum.  The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

Date:   May 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/Match OB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday sessions (series of 4)  April 25 through May 16, 2016
6 - 8:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free. To register to go EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-829-7414
May 03   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 03   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 03   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 03   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   May 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
May 04   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   May 4, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

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

May 04   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   May 4, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
May 04   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 4, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 04   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   May 4, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
May 05   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 05   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   May 5, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
May 05   Teen Challenge Annual Banquet & Silent Auction
The Central Mn Adult & Teen Challenge Annual Banquet & Silent Auction is an evening of celebration & inspiring stories. Featuring guest speaker Dick Beardsley, Grandma Marathon record holder & National Distance Runner Hall of Fame Honoree. Dick has an inspiring story of overcoming extreme obstacles, hope after addiction and redemption.

Join us for an evening of celebration, as the Teen Challenge choir shares in song and testimony! Silent Auction bidding opens online April 25! Even those not at the banquet will be able to bid & purchase silent auction items in live time, from anywhere in the world, using the online bidding site. Bid early from home or work, even if you cannot attend the banquet! All proceeds help save lives & offer freedom from addiction!

Register online, by phone or by email. Please register no later than April 29; space is limited.
Date:   May 5, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mntc.org/events/brainerdbanquet
Location:   Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Rachael Biggar, 218-833-8764
Email:   rachael.biggar@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   May 5, 2016
5:15 pm - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tables of 8 are $320
Individual Tickets are $40 each
May 05   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   May 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
May 06 - May 08   Bracket Drag Racing Series at BIR

This year’s Bracket 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!

All weekends NOW include testing and Jackpot racing on every Friday. Look to the racer page for details!

Date:   May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   May 6 - 8, 2016
Call Raceway for starting time
Fees/Admission:   Call Raceway for details
May 06   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 6, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 06   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 6, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
May 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 06   Cultural Arts Series Encore of Season
Encore presentation of "Takin it to the Limit: A tribute to the Eagles" is a joint effort of the Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious, audiences can not get enough of this show.
Date:   May 6, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak St
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Box Office, (218) 855-8199
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2016
Showtime 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets may be purchased on line, by phone, or at the Box Office.
Box Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
May 06   Takin' It To The Limit: Tribute to the Eagles
Back by popular demand, The Fabulous Armadillos & Collective Unconscious come together for a tribute concert celebrating the music of the Eagles.
Date:   May 6, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1070997756258860/
Location:  
Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Education Building
804 Oak St
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, 218-855-8000
Date/Time Details:  
Friday, May 6, 2016
7:30
- 9:30 pm
 
Fees/Admission:   TICKETS:
$25 ADULT
$18 UNDER 18
 
Purchase tickets
May 07 - May 08   Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society Rock Show
What You Can Expect:
Vendors
Crafts
Jewelry
Art
Exhibits
Displays
Flint Knapping Demostrations
Kids Corner Activities
Door Prizes
Rock Cutting
The Wizard of Rocks
Free Prizes for Kids
Rocks, Minerals and Crystals
Date:   May 7, 2016 - May 8, 2016
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 7, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, May 8, 10 am - 4pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 for adult admission.
May 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 7, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 08   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 8, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 09   Preparation for Birth and Parenting Class

Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages or labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care and postpartum.  The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

Date:   May 9, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/Match OB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday sessions (series of 4)  April 25 through May 16, 2016
6 - 8:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free. To register to go EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-829-7414
May 09   Big League Dad
This class provides expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers in a relaxed environment. Topics include personal care of their babies and community resources.
Date:   May 9, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://Essenta-Health.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health St. Joseph Medical Center
523 N 10th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2016
7 - 8:30 pm
May 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 9, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
May 10   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 10   Business After Hours - Gull Chain of Lakes Association
Join the Gull Chain of Lakes Association as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, May 10, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Mix a little business with pleasure!

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:   May 10, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Rd
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 10, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
May 10   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   May 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
May 10   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 10   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 11 - May 15   Pleasureland RV Center Show at BIR
PleasureLand RV Center will take over BIR for its Brainerd RV Show & Sale, featuring over 200 RVs and campers for sale. The show is free and open to the public.
Date:   May 11, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Website:   http://www.pleasurelandrv.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Pleasureland RV Outlet, (218) 828-1709
Email:   s.pearson@pleasurelandrv.com
Date/Time Details:   May 11 - 16,  2016
Fees/Admission:   The show is free and open to the public.
May 11   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   May 11, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
May 11   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 11, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 11   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   May 11, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
May 12   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 12   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 12, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

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

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

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

Date:   May 12, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
May 12   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   May 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
May 13   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 13, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 13   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 13, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
May 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 13, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 14   Walleye/Northern Pike Opener

Walleye, sauger, northern pike - 2016 season

Date:   May 14, 2016
Website:   http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/seasons.html
May 14   Spring Arts and Craft Festival
Spring Arts and Craft Festival featuring 150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education.
Date:   May 14, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://isd181.org
Location:   Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Mary T. Miller, 218-454-6926
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
9:30 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
May 14   Second Saturday Art Market at the Franklin Arts Center
The Franklin Arts Center is offering area artists the opportunity to participate in its Second Saturday Art Market, to be held in conjunction with other Second Saturday activities. The Second Saturday Art Market will take place from 10 am-2 pm on the second Saturday of each month. Visual and literary artists are welcome to display and sell their work, and musicians and performing artists are invited to sell recordings.
Date:   May 14, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
May 14   Youth Matinee at the Franklin Arts Center
Come to the Franklin Arts Center Auditorium for $1 Movies!

Sponsored by:
Brainerd Public Schools Community Education
The Crossing arts Alliance
Date:   May 14, 2016
Time:   12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://communityed.isd181.org/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools Community Education, 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 14, 2016
12:30 -3:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1
May 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 14, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 15   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 15, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 16   Preparation for Birth and Parenting Class

Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages or labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care and postpartum.  The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

Date:   May 16, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/Match OB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 North Third Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday sessions (series of 4)  April 25 through May 16, 2016
6 - 8:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free. To register to go EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-829-7414
May 17   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 17   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 17   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 17   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   May 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
May 18   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   May 18, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

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

May 18   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 18, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 18   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   May 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
May 19   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 19   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   May 19, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
May 19   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   May 19, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
May 19   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
 
This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major
Minnesota Ecosystems "North Woods/Great Lakes"
 
Training to be held at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd
Starting April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016 Tuesday and Thursday evenings  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required (tentative date: April 30 and May 7)
 
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Call 1-888-241-4532 or email info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
or For more information, contact the Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   May 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org,
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Call 1-888-241-4532 or Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Course Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (tentative)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016

6 - 8:30 PM
 
NOTE: Saturday Field Trips subject to change depending on how late spring arrives!
Fees/Admission:   Cost for the course is $275 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available.
May 20   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 20, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 20   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 20, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
May 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 20, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 21, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 22, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
May 22   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 22, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 24   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 24   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 24   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 25   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 25, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 25   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   May 25, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
May 26   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 26   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 26, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 27   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   May 27, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
May 27   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 27, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 27   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 27, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
May 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 27, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 28, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 29   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 29, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
May 31   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 31   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
May 31   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   May 31, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 01   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   June 1, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Jun 01   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   June 1, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

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

Jun 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 1, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 01   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   June 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jun 02   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 02   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   June 2, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Jun 03   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jun 03   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 03   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jun 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 05   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 5, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 07   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 07   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 07   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   June 8, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jun 08   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 8, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 08   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   June 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jun 09   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 9, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 9, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

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

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

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

Date:   June 9, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jun 10   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   June 10, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jun 10   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 10, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 10   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 10, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jun 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 11   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 9. Online Early Registration closes at 10:00PM, Thursday, June 9th. Note that registrations are limited to the first 500 adult registrants. Late registration will be available at  the Arboretum on Friday, June10 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 11, 2016
Time:   06:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Website:   http://www.sourgrapesrun.com
Location:  
Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:  
June 11, 2016

6:30 - 11:45 am

Friday, June 10, 2016
Race Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
12 - 8 p.m. Packets can be picked up at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016
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 11, 2016
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, 2016 to get adult early bird special price of $40 adults, $50 after May1 and $60 after June 1.  Kids $15 until June 1, $20 after June 1.  
 
Jun 11   Second Saturday Art Market at the Franklin Arts Center
The Franklin Arts Center is offering area artists the opportunity to participate in its Second Saturday Art Market, to be held in conjunction with other Second Saturday activities. The Second Saturday Art Market will take place from 10 am-2 pm on the second Saturday of each month. Visual and literary artists are welcome to display and sell their work, and musicians and performing artists are invited to sell recordings.
Date:   June 11, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Jun 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 11, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 12   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 12, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 13, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jun 14   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 14   Business After Hours - Brainerd Zip Line Tour
Join Brainerd Zip Line Tour as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location. Mix a little business with pleasure!

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 14, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  

Brainerd Zip Line Tour
Country Rd 77 (Mount Ski Gull)
Lakeshore, MN

Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 14, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
Jun 14   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 14   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 15   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   June 15, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

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

Jun 15   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 15, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 15   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   June 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jun 16   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 16, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 16   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   June 16, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jun 16   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   June 16, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Jun 17   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

 

Need a duck?

No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
(Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   June 17, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jun 17   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jun 17   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 17   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jun 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 18, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 19   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 19, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 21   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 21   2016 9th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling
Take aim at the 9th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 21 and join other Chamber members for this networking opportunity at Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation in Little Falls.
 

NETWORK

Network with other members in a relaxed setting by signing up as an individual and being placed randomly with three other shooters or reward your employees and clients by forming a pre-determined team of four.
 

PARTICIPANTS WILL ENJOY

  • Warm up station  (12:15 to 1:15 p.m.)
  • Shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.
  • Team flurry event (3:30 p.m.)
  • Grand prize random drawing
  • Wild game hors d'oeuvres and prizes awarded (4:30 p.m.)
  • Great networking all afternoon
*Please remember to have lunch before traveling to Little Falls.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION



    
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   12:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:  
Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation, Inc.
16543 Game Farm Road
Little Falls, MN
Contact:   Sue Galligan, Brainerd Lakes Chamber, (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 21, 2016
12:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Shooters are in four-person teams; sign up as a team or individual. 

Cost:
$60 Individual Registration*
$225 Team Registration*
 
*Bring your own shotgun and anticipate shooting up to 100 shells.
(Rental guns are available with advance request.)
Jun 21   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 21   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 22   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 22, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 22   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   June 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jun 23   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 23, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 24   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

 

Need a duck?

No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
(Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   June 24, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jun 24   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jun 24   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 24   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jun 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 25, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 26, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jun 26   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 26, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 28   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 28   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 28   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   June 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jun 29   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   June 29, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

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

Jun 29   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 29   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Jun 29 - Jul 02   The 39 Steps - Stage North Theatre
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time tony and drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters and an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
Date:   June 29, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St    
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Stage North Theatre Company, (218) 232-6810
Email:   gary@stagenorththeater.com
Date/Time Details:   June 29 through July 2, 2016
7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adult $25.00
Child $12.50
Jun 30   Little Miss and Mister 4th of July Pageant
Date:   June 30, 2016
Jun 30   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 01   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

 

Need a duck?

No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
(Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   July 1, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
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