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Jan 01 - Dec 31   2014 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

2014 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

The Pequot Lakes Chamber is a host to many different festivals throughout the year. These festivals bring in thousands of people that generate buzz for our community. Our Brainerd Lakes Chamber members have first priority when processing applications and we are always looking to add new vendors to our festivals and events.

Please click on the following links for a printable detail information and or application:

   Crafter Information and Application
   Food Vendor Information
    
 

Crafter Vendor:
Booth Space and Fees:
Market in the Park: 10’x10’=$15 - 10’x20’=$30
June 19
June 26
July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 21

Stars & Stripes: July 4, 10’x10 = $30 - 10’x20 = $50
Bean Hole Days: July 9, 10’x10 = $75 - 10’x20 = $150
Taste of Pequot: September 13, 10’x10 = $60 - 10’x20 = $120
Crosslake Days: September 27, 10’x10 = $60 - 10’x20 = $100
Ice Fest: January 10, 2015
8’x10’ = $75 Chamber Member
8’x10’ = $100 Non-Chamber Member

Brainerd Lakes Chamber members will receive one booth per event free of charge. All booths must be paid for in full by June 1, 2014 for Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days, and August 1, 2014 for Taste of Pequot and Crosslake Days.

CANCELATION: Submission of an application indicates a commitment to participate. It is your responsibility to notify us if you cannot attend so people on a waiting list can be contacted.

REFUNDS: Your application fee minus a $25.00 administrative fee, are refundable prior to June 6, 2014 for Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days, and August 7, 2014 for Taste of Pequot and Crosslake Days. No application fee will be refunded after the above dates.

ELIGIBILITY: These shows are open to all artists and crafts people interested in selling and displaying their fine art and handicrafts. For all JURIED Events, all work must be 100% original in design and final product. Emphasis is placed on originality, craftsmanship, a consistency in the work and a command of the medium. No imports, commercial jewelry, kits, molded ceramics, or manufactured objects will be accepted.
 
Do not bring merchandise made by others or purchased “buy-sell” items. Only the work of the Event Committees’ screening will be accepted.

BOOTHS: Spaces will be assigned at the discretion of the Event Committee. Booth spaces are 10’x10’. Artists are responsible for providing their own tent, tables, and chairs. All spaces are outside. Tents must be adaptable for grass and blacktop. SPACE REQUEST WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
 

Food Vendors:
If you are a food vendor: Our festivals are by invitation only. If you would like to be considered for any of our festivals please send a detailed PDF of your mobile business that includes types of food served, trailer measurements, and contact information to: Jenna Crawford (jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com) or mail to: PO Box 208, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.

All food vendors must follow Minnesota State Health regulations and have a current food handing certification with the Minnesota Department of Health. Vendors are responsible for collecting and reporting Minnesota State Sales tax. You may register by phone: 651-296-6181 for a sales tax permit.

Our 2014 Food Vendor fees are as follows:
Chamber Member

• Stars & Stripes - $75 (July 3 & 4, a two-day event)
• Bean Hole Days - $50
• Taste of Pequot is - $50

Non Profit Chamber Member
• Stars & Stripes - $45 (July 3 & 4, a two-day event)
• Bean Hole Days - $25
• Taste of Pequot - $25

Future Member
• Stars & Stripes - $250 (July 3 & 4, a two-day event)
• Bean Hole Days - $175
• Taste of Pequot - $175

Non Profit Future Member
• Stars & Stripes - $100 (July 3 & 4, a two-day event)
• Bean Hole Days - $50
• Taste of Pequot - $50

Date:   January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes.com
Contact:   Jenna Crawford
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Apr 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:   April 24, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Apr 24   CHOW at Heritage House of Pequot Lakes
Heritage House of Pequot Lakes  invites you to join them as they host CHOW on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

During CHOW, Heritage House of Pequot Lakes will be providing lunch, tours of the brand new facility - Shiloh Suites and door prizes. Representatives of Heritage House will get you familiar with its campus and their mission statement. Join us as we learn about the newest assisted living facility in the Brainerd Lakes area!

CHOW Lunch is a business development opportunity that connects you with business prospects and the event host. You'll also learn highlights of what's happening at your Chamber. So, grab your business cards and be ready to promote your business by developing relationships! Attendees are invited to donate door prizes. 
Date:   April 24, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.heritagehouseofmn.com
Location:   Heritage House of Pequot Lakes
5384 Country Care Lane
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 24, 2013
Noon - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:  
A $5 payment can be made at the event by cash, check, debit or credit card. Pre-registration is appreciated and will make you eligible for door prizes!
Apr 24   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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.
Date:   April 24, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
Apr 24   Takin' It To The Streets - The Music of the Doobie Brothers
A CLC Cultural Arts Series Event - The Fabulous Armadillos have become one of the most popular acts in Central Minnesota. A musical group in a constant stage of metamorphosis! Every show they bring to the stage is different. They start with a core band of 5 seasoned pros and bring in guest artists to fit each "themed" show they perform. This show pays tribute to the songbook of The Doobie Brothers. www.fabulousarmadillos.com
Date:   April 24, 2014
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=99db50ed724633db2d3b01c20eb32625
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   CLC Theatre Box Office, 218-855-8199
Email:   clctheatre@clcmn.edu
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 24, 2013
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Reserved seating tickets: $30/$27/$22. Group rates available - purchase 10 or more tickets to a single event and receive a 15% discount.
Apr 25 - Apr 26   Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes

Wind your way through the northern Brainerd Lakes Area...

The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes has grown tremendously since the first event in 2008. Despite the unforgettable first year blizzard, the event now draws more than 1,000 runners who wind their way through remarkable northwoods scenery. The all-volunteer race is organized from start to finish by Jaycees and carried out with the support of over one hundred members of the community and several local businesses. All proceeds from Run for the Lakes are donated to various non-profits.

This year marks the seventh annual Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes!

Events include a Kids Fun Run, 5K, 10K, Half, Full, and Relay Marathons. The race weekend has something for everyone from amateur to professional.

Date:   April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Website:   http://www.runforthelakes.com/
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Jaycees
Email:   http://www.runforthelakes.com/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Ite
Date/Time Details:   April 25, 2014
Kids 1K
5K

April 26, 2014
Full Marathon
Half Marathon
Relay Marathon
10K
Fees/Admission:   Online registration is open.
Apr 25 - Apr 27   Madden's Opening Party
We kick off our 85th Anniversary year with a weekend of fun activities reminiscent of our beginning years. Soooo..."Jump in your breezer, get a wiggle on, dig up your glad rags and get ready to get spifflicated. We're putting on the Ritz".

Friday
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Welcome Reception
6 - 9 p.m. - Dinner
8 p.m. - Bonfire & Hammerschlagen
8 - 10 p.m. - Happy Hour
9 p.m. - 1 a.m. - O'Madden Pub "Speak Easy"

Saturday
7 - 9 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet
7:30 a.m. - Bagpipes
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Golf Contests
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Happy Hour
Tee times start at 12:30 p.m.
6 - 7 p.m. Dinner
7- 10 p.m. - Dinner Show and Dancing
8 p.m. - Bonfire
8 - 10 p.m. - Happy Hour
8:30 p.m.  - Vintage Movie, Lakeside B
10 p.m.- 1 a.m. - O'Madden Pub

Sunday
7 - 10 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet
By 11 a.m. - Check out
Date:   April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (800) 642-5363
Email:   vacation@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   April 25-27, 2014
Apr 25   Journey Through Loss - Finding Hope and Healing
"Journey Through Loss - Finding Hope and Healing" focuses on loss and grief, stages of recovery and will help you experience joy again following a  loss.

Presenters Beth Larson LSW has more than 25 years experience as a social worker, long term care, Hospice and is currently working with those with disabilities.
Gail Smith, RN, BSN, CCRN has 40 years of experience working in critical care as an RN, manager and educator.  She currently serves as Parish Nurse for Crosslake Lutheran Church and leads the BeFriender team.  She also works at Minneapolis Heart Institute as a nurse clinician.
 
Date:   April 25, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church, 218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 25, 2014
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call to RSVP 218-692-3682
Free class
Apr 25   Screen-Free Week Event at Lakewood

Lakewood Health System invites you and your children to help them celebrate National Screen-Free Week with a special event on Friday, April 25th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the Lower Level of Lakewood’s Main Campus. The event will include fun crafts, crazy games, and delicious snacks and kids will receive health and wellness tips for the whole family.

National Screen-Free Week is May 5th through May 11th and families, schools and communities across the country are encouraged to turn off entertainment screen media, like TVs, video games, phones, etc., and read, play, daydream, create, explore nature and spend more time with family
Date:   April 25, 2014
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com/
Location:   Lakewood Health System
Lower Level Lakewood's Main Campus
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN 5679
Contact:   For more information and to register, please call 218-894-8623.
Date/Time Details:   April 25, 2014
4 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 25   March of Dimes Bottomless Chili, Piizza & Beer Feast
Enjoy all-you-can-eat and drink - Wendy's chili, Brick House Pizza and tap beer.  Win over 1000 prizes - Free night stay at Holiday Inn Express and Waterpark passes at Three Bears Lodge.  Two $50 gift certificates to the Fine Line with three month membership to Anytime Fitness. Gift certificates for tanning, oil changes and MORE! All proceeds and donations from event will go to March of Dimes.
Date:   April 25, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jenny O'Reilly at 218-330-2094 or Becky Sullivan at 218-330-3321
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 25, 2014
5:30 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $20 per ticket
Apr 25   Free Spa Party at The Crossfire, LLC
Come and have some treats and try out all the SKIN products and learn about outer nutrition!
Lots of laughs and fun!
Date:   April 25, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire, LLC
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 25, 2014
6-7 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE - We just ask for an RSVP.
Apr 25   Arbor Day Fine Wine & Craft Beer Sampling - Northland Aboretum
 
Enjoy fine wines and craft beer sampling paired with different foods at our Northland Arboretum Arbor Day fundraiser. Attendees will also enjoy:
  • Commemorative wine glass or beer glass to take home
  • Seedling tree to take home
  • "Guessing" jar games
  • Silent auction
  • Door prizes
Date:   April 25, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 25, 2014
6 - 8 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  

Tickets are $35 per person and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Arboretum.

Apr 26   Container Garden Seminar at Landsburgs
Container Gardening Seminar: Plant your own container garden, with personalized instruction from Landsburg staff. Your new creation will get extra TLC in their greenhouse until the weather is warm and it is ready to go home.
Date:   April 26, 2014
Website:   http://roger@landsburgnursery.com
Location:   Landsburg Landscape Nursery
16460 Hwy 371 N
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-5519
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 a.m.
1 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Price varies
Apr 26 - Apr 27   Ecology Fair - Crosslake Presbyterian Church
Saturday, April 26, 2014     4 - 7 p.m.
Earth Care Fair - See displays of ways to constructively deal with climate change.  See energy efficient cars, used cooking oil powered tractor, a solar powered boat lift, solar hot air furnace, solar electric generation, recycled plastic furniture, etc.
Books on Earth Care and Biblical Ethics, DNR wildlife biologist Michael Duvall Keynote Speaker --"Climate Change Impact on Fish, Game and Trees." Free tree seedlings and water bottles.
Contact Roger Grussing 218-855-1295 rcgruss@gmail.com

Sunday, April 27, 2014    9 - 11:30 a.m.
Solar Electricity Generating System Dedication - Seminar on Biblical Ethics and Climate Change -- Dr. Carol Robb, Prof of Biblical Ethics, San Francisco Theological Seminary (Berkley Ecumenical Graduate Union). Dedication service --Dr. Robb preaching.
Contact Kate Stangl 218-692-4769
 
Date:   April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Location:   Crosslake Presbyterian Church
14444 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Presbyterian Church, (218) 692-4769
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
5 - 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Apr 26   Zombie Crawl
Attention citizens: Zombie infestations have been reported in Brainerd and April 26, 2014 the infection will spread from downtown Brainerd to include a zombie trail at the Northland Arboretum. Several live bands and many new activities are expected as the infection spreads.

This family friendly zombie event incorporates a scavenger hunt through downtown Brainerd in which participants visit downtown businesses to find pieces of a zombie picture puzzle. All scavenger hunt participants and others who register for the parade follow the same route as the St. Patrick's Day parade. The parade ends at Yesterday's Gone, where it is followed by the awards ceremony. Ghoul up and come down for a great day of activities, zombie style!

Zombies roam late into the evening and live music abounds so be sure to book your stay at one of the Brainerd and Baxter hotels or water parks, after all even zombies need to rest eventually.

Be sure to check out the Zombie Crawl Facebook page for updates on the event and registration information.

Activities include:

  • Registration & Information Center opens at 8 am
  • Scavenger Hunt - 8 am - 3 pm
  • Zombie Parade - 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Costume Contest - 4:15 pm
  • Zombie Horror Trail - 7 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Zombie Bar Crawl - 7 pm - 1 am
  • Live Bands
Date:   April 26, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/DTB-Annual-Zombie-Crawl/416262768463992
Location:   Registration & Information Location:
706 Laurel St. Brainerd, MN 56401

Hours: 8 am - 10 pm; April 26
Date/Time Details:  

April 25, 2014 Kickoff Party at the Moonshine Lounge
Zombie fashion show, prizes, zombie drink specials, and music by Dead Larry

Event Date: April 26, 2014

Fees/Admission:   Registration Fee: Non Perishable Food Item
Zombie horror trail requires separate donation of a non perishable food item
Apr 26   Publishing Round Table
The Crossing Arts Alliance will host a publishing round table with four top Minnesota publishers, agents and editors, Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Q Gallery 1001 Kingwood Street #222, Brainerd, Minnesota. Get energized, inspired, and encouraged in a collective group of literary artists together with a panel of editors, agents and publishers. Make connections. Gain focus and learn how to garner a publisher's or agent's attention. Panel presentation with breakout sessions for artists to meet in smaller round table discussions. Panelists include Steve Woodward, Associate Editor at Graywolf Press, Erik Anderson, Regional Trade Editor at University of Minnesota Press, Jim Perlman, Editor, Owner and Publisher, Holy Cow! Press, and Dawn Frederick, owner and literary agent of Red Sofa Literary. Registration forms may be downloaded at www.crossingarts.org and mailed to the Crossing office, 1001 Kingwood Street #114, (218)-833-0416 or picked up in the office. Non-refundable fee of $10 for Crossing members and $15 for non-members.

Crossing Arts Alliance activities are funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund; and grants from Brainerd Service League, Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Kohl's, and the Anderson Family Legacy Fund. Project Management provided by Blue Cottage Agency.
Date:   April 26, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org/pages/PublishingRoundTable/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
#222 - Q Gallery
Brainerd, Mn
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9 am to noon
Fees/Admission:   $10 for Crossing Arts members
$15 for non-members
Apr 26   Gardening to Save the Bees
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 bites of the food we eat is a direct result of honeybee pollination?

Honeybees are in crisis and have disappeared from the wild in recent years.  Your flowers and gardens may be suffering from a lack of effective pollination.  What can you do to help?

Geared toward the home gardener, special guest speaker Jack Thomas will teach you about the current bee crisis, how to be bee-friendly, beekeeping basics and more!

LIMITED SEATING: Advance reservations and payment required. 
 
Date:   April 26, 2014
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.landsburgnursery.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   To register call Landsburg Landscape Nursery, 218-829-5519
Email:   roger@landsburgnursery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 am - 12 pm

 
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $20.
Attendees will receive a $20 gift card for Landsburg Landscape Nursery.
Apr 26   Madden's 85th Anniversary Hickory Golf Event, April 26th
Ever wonder what it was like to play golf in the early days? Celebrate Madden's 85th Anniversary and take advantage of this fun and unique opportunity to experience "Auld Golf" in our Hickory Golf Event. Tournament participants are encouraged to wear their knickers and other 1920s attire. 

Choose from Competitive Division 2-Person Better Ball or Casual Division 2-Person Scramble.
Date:   April 26, 2014
Time:   12:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com/golf-tournaments.html
Location:   Madden's Pine Beach East Golf Course
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Kevin Londo, Tournament Coordinator, 218-855-5996
Email:   klondo@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 26
Tee times start at 12:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75/person (non-resort guests), $50/person (resort guests).
Includes 18 holes, hickory set (1 set shared by 2-person team) and sleeve of Victor golf balls.
Apr 26   Danish Sisterhood 10th Anniversary
Danish Sisterhood Brainerd Chapter (Amber Lodge) will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Please join us for a fun filled afternoon and learn more about our organization and Denmark; visit our exhibit; get a chance to win a door prize and bid on fabulous silent auction items. Event is open to the public
Date:   April 26, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Prairie Bay Restaurant
15115 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   For more information, please contact Susanne Hohlen.
Email:   shohlen@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday April 26
1 to 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Open to the public
Apr 26   Genealogy Conference
Brainerd Public Library asks you to join them for a free conference on Minnesota Historical Society Resources, Minnesota Reflections' digital collections and beyond online resources. Register to attend.
Date:   April 26, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425


Contact:   Brainerd Public Library, 218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
1 - 4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 26   Earth Care Fair
Displays of ways to constructively deal with climate change. See energy efficient cars, used cooking oil powered tractor,a solar powered boat lift, solar hot air furnace, solar electric generation, recycled plastic furniture, etc. Books on Earth Care and Biblical Ethics. DNR wildlife biologist Michael Duvall Keynote Speaker--"Climate Change Impact on Fish, Game and Trees." Free tree seedlings, water bottles.
Date:   April 26, 2014
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Presbyterian Church
14444 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Rev Roger Grussing, 218-855-1295
Email:   rcgruss@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 26, 2014
4 - 7 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 26   Northern Lights Casino presents Craig Morgan
As an artist, Craig Morgan has been a mainstay on the charts with an impressive body of work that includes fourteen Top Ten hits -- including fan-favorites "Redneck Yacht Club," "Almost Home," "That's What I Love About Sunday," and "Tough."
Date:   April 26, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road NW
Walker, MN 56484
Contact:   (800) 252-7529
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Ticket prices $26/$32
Day of Show $31/$37
 
Apr 26 - Apr 27   13th Annual Moonlite Bay Beach Party
13th Annual Moonlite Bay Beach Party
"We'll bring the sand, you bring the speedo"
 
Date:   April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Time:   10:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Website:   http://www.moonlitebay.com
Location:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Raod 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, (218) 692-3575
Email:   info@moonlitebay.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Apr 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   April 27, 2014
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 27   Solar Electricity Generating System Dedication
Seminar on Biblical Ethics and Climate Change-- Dr Carol Robb, Prof of Biblical Ethics, San Francisco Theological Seminary (Berkeley Ecumenical Graduate Union). Dedication Service-- Dr Robb, preaching.
Date:   April 27, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslakepresbyterian.org
Location:   Crosslake Presbyterian Church
14444 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Rev Kate Stangl, 218-692-4769
Date/Time Details:   April 27, 2014
9 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 27   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   April 27, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Apr 27   Cricket Dart Tournament at McCabe's Pub & Bottle Shop
Team Style Dart Tournament. We will be drawing cards for teams.
1st and 2nd place cash prizes. 3rd place Drink chips!
Date:   April 27, 2014
Time:   03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   McCabes Pub & Bottle Shop
13036 SW Horseshoe Lake Rd
Merrifield, MN
Contact:   Caitlyn Kohl, 218-765-3344
Email:   caitlyn_kohl@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 27, 2014
3:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 buy in.
Apr 29   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   April 29, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Apr 29   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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.
Date:   April 29, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
Apr 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:   April 30, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 30   Lakewood Health System to Host Chronic Conditions Workshop

Lakewood Health System will host a workshop titled "Living Well with Chronic Conditions". The six-week workshop will be offered every Wednesday from April 2 through May 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lakewood Manor (222 5th Street NE, Staples) and a snack will be provided.
 
The workshop is free and is designed for adults who want to take charge of their ongoing health problems and get relief from their pain, fatigue and other symptoms. The workshop is presented by Living Well certified facilitators Tina Emerson, Mona Trana and Amy Widmark, RN, BSN.
 
To reserve a place, or for more information, contact Amy Widmark at 218-296-0951 or amywidmark@lakewoodhealthsystem.com.

Date:   April 30, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Lakewood Manor
222 5th Street NE
Staples, MN 56479
Contact:   Amy Widmark, 218-296-0951
Email:   amywidmark@lakewoodhealthsystem.com.
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays - April 2, 2014 through May 7, 2014
1 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 30   Brainerd Elks Fishing Fling
Enjoy a night of food, fun and great prizes! Prizes include 2 day/3 night vacation, aluminum utility trailer, $500 towards Cub Foods, Viking football weekend, Bavarian cuckoo clock, Spirit Spas certificate, guided fishing trip, plus rods, reels, tackle boxes, framed prints, cooler, sports equipment, and much more.
Date:   April 30, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd National Guard Armory
1115 Wright Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Elk's Lodge, 218-829-2643
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 30, 2014
5 pm - Social Hour
7 pm - Dinner
8 pm - Program and Prizes
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $60 each. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Contact any Brainerd Elk's member or call the Brainerd Elk's Lodge after 3 pm.
May 01   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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.
Date:   May 1, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
May 01   Geritol Frolics - Auditions
The Geritol Frolics is alive and well and eager to get into its 11th season!  Over the years many, many senior citizens have taken advantage of the opportunity to share and display their talents with people like themselves on stage. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of them.

We plan to continue to proved that opportunity and are exploring ways to make it easier and less time-consuming for anyone who wished to become involved in the show.

Are you one of those people? You don't have to have prior experience or training. If you are a singer, you may bring a prepared piece but it is not necessary. If you are a dancer we have someone who can evaluate your sense of timing and thythm. Tap training is not requitred.

Though the tern senior citizen has been re-defined over the year we have elected to stay with the original age of 55 as being the only requirement of someone wishing to audition for the Geritol Frolics. Come see us, let's talk about you becoming a member of the Geritol Frolics. We'll be waiting to welcome you!
Date:   May 1, 2014
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.geritolfrolics.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Ed Yunker, 218-825-3777
Date/Time Details:   May 1, 2014
6:30 - 8 pm

May 3, 2014
10 am - Noon
May 01   80's Rock Concert: SOLO
A concert for the whole family! Comprised of three 7th Graders from Forestview, SOLO was formed by kids wanting to be original, be bold, and to be themselves. Join them as they play the 80's rock they love! Bring moms, dads, grandparents, brothers, sisters...a true family event!
Date:   May 1, 2014
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.facebook.com/dcjsolo
Location:   Forestview Cafetorium
12149 Knollwood Dr
Baxter, MN
 
Contact:   www.facebook.com/dcjsolo instagram.com/dcjsolo
Date/Time Details:   May 1, 2014
7:30 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 cover. Bring a donation for the local food shelf and get a BE YOU bracelet.
May 01 - May 03   The Rimers of Eldritch Production
The Rimers of Eldritch is a mystery, really. A man has been murdered. The mystery is, who he is, who murdered him and what were the circumstances? And to solve it, Wilson looks at the outsides and insides of his tiny, Middle Western town, grasping the very fabric of Bible Belt America, with its catchword morality and its capability for the vicious. He understands the speech patterns of its loveless gossips, its sex-hungry boys, its compassionless preachers, its car-conscious blondes.
Date:   May 1, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Dryden Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Purchase tickets at theatre box office at 218-855-8199 or online
Date/Time Details:   May 1 - 3, 2014   7:30 p.m.
May 8 - 10, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets $13
May 02 - May 03   2014 Golf Opener at Grand View Lodge
  • 2 nights deluxe lodging at Grand View Lodge
  • Breakfast daily
  • Unlimited golf at The Pines, The Preserve & The Garden Course
  • Free beer and food at the Pine's Tent Party
  • Entry for all givaways and prizes
  • Live entertainment by G.B. Leighton
Date:   May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Website:   http://www.GrandViewLodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, 218-967-8673
Date/Time Details:   May 2-3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $309/person.
All rates are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to Minnesota state sales tax.
May 02   Grassroots Concert - Barbara Jean

GRASSROOTS CONCERTS are the nonprofit cultural offerings of a small, happy society of largely omnivorous but gentle folk dedicated to the preservation of live entertainment in vicarious times.

Barbara Jean grew up in a world of music, honing her early gift on the violin and a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to daughter into a skilled hand as a multi-instrumentalist and a sharp ear for songwriting. Her Midwestern roots run like a current throughout her music. Barbara Jean is "Minnesota's answer to Emmylou Harris."--Jon Bream, StarTribune

Date:   May 2, 2014
Time:   07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.barbarajeanmusic.com/
Location:  

LIVE WELL NIGHTCLUB AND COFFEE BAR
5459 Co Rd 18
Nisswa, MN

(next to the Nisswa School)

Contact:   218-829-4092
Email:   information@grassrootsconcerts.org
Date/Time Details:  

May 2, 2014
Showtime is 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30), and you're encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats.

Fees/Admission:  

Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. 

At each concert, decidedly the best family entertainment in the Brainerd Lakes area, GRASSROOTS welcomes your nonperishable food (or cash) donation to a local food shelf. Thanks for your support!

May 03   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training-Field Trip
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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.
Date:   May 3, 2014
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   More information contact Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Saturday May 3, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials.  Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
May 03   Hairball Rocks Brainerd
Hairball Rocks Brainerd for Brainerd Hockey and Basketball & the Brainerd Jaycees.
Tickets are available at Hockey House, Shep's and Cashwise Baxter.
Date:   May 3, 2014
Website:   http://www.hairballrocksbrainerd.com
Location:   Brainerd Civic Center
502 Jackson St.
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, (218) 454-6921
Email:   info@bpsf.org
Date/Time Details:   May 3, 2014
May 03 - May 04   Agate & Mineral Show
Displays, Demos, Door Prizes, 50+ Vendors, Kids Corner, Concessions.
Date:   May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 Se 13th St.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Vendor information: 218-343-7037
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 3, 2014
9 am - 5 pm

Sunday, May 4, 2014
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $1.00
Kids are free.
May 03   Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Lions Club Annual Community Clean-Up!
It's time for the 15th Annual Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club Community Cleanup! On Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, the Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Lions Club will once again be assisting you in getting your house/garage/attic/yard/etc. ready for summer! The Community Clean Up will be located at the Pequot Lakes Middle School parking lot and you can bring tires, mattresses, appliances, furniture, scrap metal, demolition debris, fluorescent bulbs, computers, and electronics. (Sorry, we cannot take hazardous waste.) For more information check out plbplionsclub.com/events. Fees will be charged for items on a per item or load basis. Proceeds benefit the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club, which means that all income will stay to help our community.
Date:   May 3, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://plbplionsclub.com/events
Location:   Pequot Lakes Middle School Parking Lot
30805 Olson St
Pequot Lakes, MN
Email:   denise@lakeland-agency.com
Date/Time Details:   May 3, 2014
8 am to 12 noon
Fees/Admission:   Cost depends on our load size/type of drop off item
May 03   Marketplace & Quilt Silent Auction
Features hand-crafted items, gift baskets, services, and hand-made quilts donated by members of the 138 congregations that comprise the Northeastern Minnesota Synod. Event is sponsored by Northeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA.  100% proceeds will benefit ELCA World Hunger appeal.
Date:   May 3, 2014
Time:   08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nemnsynod.org/
Location:   Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Darlene Munneke, 218-927-3615
Email:   dmunneke@embarqmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 3, 2014 
Quilt Auction:  8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Marketplace Auction:  8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 03   Walk to Make a Difference - March for Babies
Lakewood Health System invites community members and their families to be part of Lakewood’s 2014 March of Dimes-March for Babies Walk. Sign up now to be part of this special event to support the March of Dimes mission: To help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies. 
Date:   May 3, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.marchforbabies.org
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12148 Knollwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Emily Waldahl, 218-894-8579
Email:   emilywaldahl@lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Date/Time Details:   April 26, 2014
Registration at 9 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   A minimal donation is suggested. Checks should be made out to March of Dimes, and can either be dropped off with Lakewood Health System’s Marketing Department or brought to the May 3rd event.
May 03   2014 Annual Pequot Lakes Community Clean-Up

You can bring tires, mattresses, appliances, furniture, scrap metal, demolition debris, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, computers, electronics, and paper for shredding to the community clean up.  

Date:   May 3, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Parking Lot
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN

Follow West Woodman right into the parking lot.

 
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Breezy Point Lions, 218-568-6842
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, May 3, 2014
9 am - 3 pm

 
May 03   Geritol Frolics - Auditions
The Geritol Frolics is alive and well and eager to get into its 11th season!  Over the years many, many senior citizens have taken advantage of the opportunity to share and display their talents with people like themselves on stage. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of them.

We plan to continue to proved that opportunity and are exploring ways to make it easier and less time-consuming for anyone who wished to become involved in the show.

Are you one of those people? You don't have to have prior experience or training. If you are a singer, you may bring a prepared piece but it is not necessary. If you are a dancer we have someone who can evaluate your sense of timing and thythm. Tap training is not requitred.

Though the tern senior citizen has been re-defined over the year we have elected to stay with the original age of 55 as being the only requirement of someone wishing to audition for the Geritol Frolics. Come see us, let's talk about you becoming a member of the Geritol Frolics. We'll be waiting to welcome you!
Date:   May 3, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.geritolfrolics.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Ed Yunker, 218-825-3777
Date/Time Details:   May 3, 2014
10 am - Noon
May 03   2014 Disc Golf Fundraiser for Boy Scouts
Disc golf enthusiasts of all playing levels will soon converge in Brainerd – and all in the name of Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America’s Pine Tree District, which covers the Brainerd Lakes Area, will host a public disc golf fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Brainerd’s Lum Park.
 
“Disc golf, like Scouting, is fun for all ages,” said Nate Phillipps, the Brainerd-based Boy Scouts of America-Central Minnesota Council senior district executive who came up with the all-ages public fundraiser idea. “We’re excited to continue to contribute to positive, outdoor activities for the Lakes Area.”
 
The event on May 3, sponsored by disc golf manufacturer Discraft, will be divided into two distinct components: a disc golf tutorial from 10 to 11 a.m. and a tournament from noon to 4 p.m.
 
To help ease new players into disc golf – aka Frisbee golf or “frolf” – those who register for the tutorial portion and pay by April 25 will receive two discs suitable for beginners.
  
The second half of the event, the tournament, will commence after an hour-long “free play” session around Lum Park’s disc golf course. This hour was designed as both an opportunity for new players to test out everything they’ve just learned and for tournament participants to warm up before they start competing against each other.
 
“Even those who are new to the sport have much to gain from participating in the tournament portion of the fundraiser,” said Matt Perrine, the event’s tournament director. “Simply playing alongside more-experienced disc golfers is invaluable when it comes to learning the sport.” 
 
Those who register for the tournament portion and pay by April 25 will receive two discs: a special-edition Discraft fairway driver that is only available at events such as this and one of the company’s newest long-range distance drivers.
 
Each half of the event costs $25, and all proceeds benefit area Scouts. Those interested in both components pay only $40 and still get all three free discs if they register and pay by April 25. To register, contact Nate Phillipps at (715) 431-0189 or nateph[at]bsacmc.org.
 
Date:   May 3, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Lum Park Disc Golf Course
1619 Washington St. NE
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Nate Phillipps, District Executive for Boy Scouts of America's Central Minnesota Council, (715) 431-0189
Email:   nateph@bsacmc.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 3, 2014
10 am - 4 pm

Instructional:
10 to 11 a.m. - Learn how to play disc golf
11 a.m. to Noon - Free-play on disc golf course

Tournament:
Noon to 4 p.m. - Tournament play
Fees/Admission:  

$25 for instructional (plus two beginner discs if you register by April 25)

$25 for tournament (plus CryZtal Zombee and ESP Crank if you register by April 25)

-OR-

$40 for both instructional and tournament (plus all three discs if you register by April 25)

May 04   Walk MS: Brainerd
Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. This community event raises critical funds to support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. It is an experience unlike any other — a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections. Join friends, family and your community and walk to create a world free of MS. For more information and to register, visit myMSwalk.org.
Date:   May 4, 2014
Website:   http://www.myMSwalk.org
Location:   Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Walk MS Team, National MS Society
Email:   specialevents@mssociety.org
Date/Time Details:   May 4, 2014
May 04 - May 05   Good Samaritan Bowl XI
It’s Good Samaritan's biggest FRIENDraiser of the year! Hundreds of bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1½ 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 silent auction and raffle. Incentive prizes for top pledge earners encourage individual bowlers to raise more than the minimum $50. Imagine if all of our 700 bowlers raised just $10 more!
 
Our event is always held the Sunday & Monday in May. The first year, we earned $10,000 for a van for Samaritan House. In 2007 we expanded to Pine River and raised $48,000 for our care centers. Last year, we introduced a bowling art pin project and a website! When all was said and done, an amazing $64,000 was raised! Since its inception, Good Samaritan Bowl has raised $325,000 for Brainerd area care centers and hospice program. Several of our teams, sponsors and promotional partners have been with us all 8 years!

Spanning this upcoming May 5 and 6, approximately 1,000 bowlers will gather in shifts at Jacks House in Brainerd and Community Bowl and in Pine River. The object is to have fun while raising funds for facility remodeling and senior programs that fall outside normal budgetary availability, particularly during periods of governmental cutbacks in financial support. Monies raised via sponsors, bowler pledges, silent auction, raffle, art projects, donations, and other activities benefit Good Samaritan facilities and services in Brainerd, Nisswa, and Pine River, including hospice and home care. The event is open to all ages and members of the community, and brings together a wealth of teams comprised of friends, families, schoolmates, co-workers and service organizations, ranging from avid to novice bowlers.

Pre-event activities begin approximately one month prior to the main event, generating awareness, interest, good will and media buzz throughout the central Minnesota region.
Date:   May 4, 2014 - May 5, 2014
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Samaritan-Bowl/199023870112502?id=199023870112502&sk=info
Location:   Jack's House -Brainerd
Community Bowl -Pine River
Contact:   The Good Samaritan Society, (218) 825-2505
Email:   lcsanda@good-sam.com
Date/Time Details:   The First Sunday and Monday in May
Fees/Admission:   Hundreds of bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1½ hours of bowling, shoe rental and a chance to win hundreds of door prizes.
May 04   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   May 4, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
May 05   BIR Performance Driving School

Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.

Date:   May 5, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 5, 2014
May 19, 2014
June 9, 2014
June 23, 2014
July 14, 2014
July 28, 2014
Aug 4, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Sep 8, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Oct 6, 2014
 
May 05   Body Composition Challenge at The Crossfire, LLC
A 6 week challenge to lose fat and gain some muscle before swimsuit season!
 
Date:   May 5, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts May 5, 2014
 5:30-6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $50 entrance fee goes toward the winners at the end of the 6 weeks, 3 places awarded!
May 05   Boot Camp For New Dads
Boot Camp For New Dads is a nationally licensed program designed to give expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers. It provides a relaxed environment for expectant dads to get more information about personal care of their babies and find out about great community resources.
 
Boot Camp For New Dads is a two and a half hour class that is for men and facilitated by men.

Classes are offered by the Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition in partnership with Essentia Health. Additional funding support was received from the Crow Wing County Child Protection Team, The Initiative Foundation, and Brainerd Area Sertoma Club.

Date:   May 5, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaKids.com
Location:   St. Joseph’s Medical Center
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Tammy, (218) 454-5445
Date/Time Details:   6 - 8:30 p.m.

2013 Class Schedule:

Monday, February 4
Monday, March 11
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, July 1
Monday, August 5
Monday, October 7
Monday, November 11
Monday, December 16
Fees/Admission:   The class is free of charge.
May 06   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   May 6, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
May 06   Explore Crosslake Business Committee Meeting

The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber invites all members of the Crosslake business community to the Chamber’s Explore Crosslake meetings. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. the 1st Tuesday of each month. Please join us!
 
The purpose of the Explore Crosslake Committee is to:

  1. Create programs that ultimately promote or provide exposure for Crosslake businesses.
  2. Encourage volunteerism within the business community to have a more active role in promoting Crosslake.
  3. Encourage educational components to bring a greater benefit to our businesses.
  4. Increase regular attendance at monthly meetings.
  5. Continue to grow our successful Chamber organized Crosslake events: Winterfest, St. Pat’s Parade & Celebration, Crosslake in Bloom,  and Crosslake Days.
If you have any questions you can contact Cindy with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber – Crosslake Office (218) 692-4027
Date:   May 6, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Golden Horizons Assisted Living Center
13631 East Shore Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Brainerd Lakes Chamber Crosslake 218-692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Tuesday of every month
8-9 a.m.
May 06 - May 07   Shoe Sensation Job Fair
Family shoe store coming soon to Westgate Mall. Job Fair for Management and Part-time sales associates. Open interviews will be held Tuesday, May 6 and  Wednesday, May 7 from 9 am until 5 pm. Visit our website @ www.shoesensation.com.
Date:   May 6, 2014 - May 7, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.shoesensation.com
Location:   Arrowwood Lodge
6967 Lake Forest Rd
Baxter, MN 56425
Date/Time Details:   Open interviews will be held Tuesday, May 6 and  Wednesday, May 7 from 9 am until 5 pm.
May 06   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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.
Date:   May 6, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
May 07   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 7, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 07   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

2011 Meeting Dates:
Feb. 2            Lunch get together / Dockside
March 2         Lunch get together / Billy's at Breezy Point
April 6            Landsburg Nursery "Container Gardening" / Marina II
May 4             Visit Kendall Candles following lunch at the Tiki Room
June 1           Anne Levig "Going Green with Fashion" / Breezy City Hall
July 6             Officer Josef Garcia "Drug Abuse Awareness" / Breezy City Hall
August 3        David Slipy "Restorative Justice"  / Breezy City Hall
September 7 Tour of Central Lakes College / Lunch at CLC
October 5       Karen Struve "Beautiful Jewels" / Breezy City Hall
November 2   Craft for care centers / Breezy City Hall
December 7   Annual Christmas party / Prime Time

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   May 7, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
May 07   Lakewood Health System to Host Chronic Conditions Workshop

Lakewood Health System will host a workshop titled "Living Well with Chronic Conditions". The six-week workshop will be offered every Wednesday from April 2 through May 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lakewood Manor (222 5th Street NE, Staples) and a snack will be provided.
 
The workshop is free and is designed for adults who want to take charge of their ongoing health problems and get relief from their pain, fatigue and other symptoms. The workshop is presented by Living Well certified facilitators Tina Emerson, Mona Trana and Amy Widmark, RN, BSN.
 
To reserve a place, or for more information, contact Amy Widmark at 218-296-0951 or amywidmark@lakewoodhealthsystem.com.

Date:   May 7, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Lakewood Manor
222 5th Street NE
Staples, MN 56479
Contact:   Amy Widmark, 218-296-0951
Email:   amywidmark@lakewoodhealthsystem.com.
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays - April 2, 2014 through May 7, 2014
1 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 07   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   May 7, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
May 7, 2014
May 21, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
May 07   Central Lakes College Theatre pressents Ronny Cox
Ronny Cox is an artist who wears a variety of hats--from actor, to musician, to family man-- but if there is one common thread that pulls it all together it's the "real" person that wears each hat and the warmth his craft brings to anyone exposed to his many talents. His musical style is eclectic and he confesses that he has no set-in-stone criteria for picking or writing songs.
Date:   May 7, 2014
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Theatre Box Office at 218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   May 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $25.00
May 08   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 8, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 08   Event at JAG Interior Solutions, LLC - Ladies Night w/Cambria
Ladies Night Event with Julie Gowen from J.A.G.Interior Solutions and Stephanie Elvee, Market Representative with Cambria.
Date:   May 8, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.jaginteriorsolutions.com
Location:   J.A.G. Interior Solutions Showroom
35762 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Julie Gowen or Mary Fedor
Email:   jgowen19@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 8, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 08   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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.
Date:   May 8, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
May 08 - May 10   The Rimers of Eldritch Production
The Rimers of Eldritch is a mystery, really. A man has been murdered. The mystery is, who he is, who murdered him and what were the circumstances? And to solve it, Wilson looks at the outsides and insides of his tiny, Middle Western town, grasping the very fabric of Bible Belt America, with its catchword morality and its capability for the vicious. He understands the speech patterns of its loveless gossips, its sex-hungry boys, its compassionless preachers, its car-conscious blondes
Date:   May 8, 2014 - May 10, 2014
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Dryden Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To purchase tickets call theatre box office at 218-844-8199 or online
Date/Time Details:   May 8 - 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets $13
May 09   Brainerd Lakes Area Community Picnic
It's a celebration! As part of the 2014 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener, sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber with host property, Grand View Lodge, and in collaboration with the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, we are hosting a free community picnic with great family fun activities, live entertainment, and more! A welcome program hosted by our Gov. Mark Dayton will begin at 4 p.m. Picnic serving begins after the program.

Enjoy free fun activities for the whole family. Music, kid's games and great food! Come out and see Goldy Gopher! The Gear Daddies will headline entertainment. The festivities will be capped off by fireworks.

This event is hosted by the Nisswa Chamber in partnership with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, sponsor of the 2014 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener, and Grand View Lodge, host lodging property. Learn more about sponsors, sponsorship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and more at www.2014gfo.com.

Buy your community raffle tickets in support of the 2014 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener at participating businesses throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area. Tickets also will be available at the community picnic. Learn more about the ticket locations, and the raffle prize package - a 2014 boat, motor, trailer, and more, valued at $38,110, donated by Larson Boats - at www.withthisboat.com.
Date:   May 9, 2014
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/2014-minnesota-governors-fishing-opener-gull-lake-brainerd-lakes
Location:   Downtown Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Carol Altepeter, Event Coordinator, (218) 828-2334 or 888-629-6466
Email:   carol.altepeter@state.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 9, 2014
4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free!
May 09 - May 10   Pequot Lakes Block Party
Date:   May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014
May 09 - May 11   Bracket Drag Racing Series & CRA Superbike Racing
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while high-flying Superbike racing takes on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course this weekend. Bracket Drag Racing features some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Superbike racing comes to BIR courtesy of the Central Roadracing Association, which provides three full days of thrilling racing. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. One ticket gets you into both events!
Date:   May 9, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 9 - 11, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily Admission:  $20, Kids 12 and under Free
May 09   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   May 9, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
May 09 - May 10   Community Garage Sale at Crosslake Lutheran Church

This huge community sale is full of treasures that have been donated by residents of the community. Profits from the sale will assist  32 youth group members from Crosslake Lutheran Church traveling to Belize for mission work. This community sales takes place on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, 2014 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Donations will be accepted each SATURDAY beginning Saturday, April 5 through Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at the vacant building next to Lake Country Crafts & Cones (36084 County Road 66) or by appointment. (Call 218-821-7421)

Only clean, usable working items will be accepted. Items NOT accepted are: mattresses, clothing, shoes, old electronics, appliances, cribs or car seats.  

Date:   May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 218-692-3682 Donation appointment - 218-821-7421
Date/Time Details:   Friday & Saturday, May 9-10, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 10   2014 Minnesota's Governor's Fishing Opener
The Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Brainerd Lakes Area on May 8-11, 2014. Explore Minnesota Tourism, the state’s tourism promotion office, organizes this event each year in coordination with a host community. The 67th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will be hosted by the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber, with Grand View Lodge as headquarters for the event.

The Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a tradition in Minnesota since 1948. The event was designed to promote the development of Minnesota’s recreation industry, and in recent years, it has served as a kick-off celebration for the summer tourism season. Travel and tourism generate $11.9 billion in leisure and hospitality gross sales in Minnesota annually.

The Opener provides the host community with an opportunity to highlight local fishing and other recreational activities, attractions and points of interest. Media from throughout the region attend the event, resulting in significant publicity for the host community and Minnesota.

Date:   May 10, 2014
Website:   http://www.mngovernorsopener.com/
Location:   Grand View Lodge will be the headquarters for the event.
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
 
Contact:   Carol Altepeter, Event Coordinator, (218) 828-2334 or 888-629-6466
Email:   carol.altepeter@state.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   May 10, 2014.
May 10   Minnesota Master Naturalist Training-Field Trip

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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.

Date:   May 10, 2014
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   More information contact Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials.  Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
May 10   Spring Arts and Craft Festival
Spring Arts and Craft Festival  150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items!  Sponsored by Community Education of Brainerd Public Schools.  Free admission.  Refreshments.  Use north or south entrances.
Date:   May 10, 2014
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) 454-6924
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 10, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE admission
May 10   2014 Bike Challenge

This free clinic, open to boys and girls of all ages, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Brainerd High School lower parking lot.  In case of inclement weather the clinic will be held in the high school gym.  No registration necessary. Please bring your bike!

Students will have a chance to:
Ride a Mock Course
Receive a Youth Bike Helmet (while supplies last)
Receive a Dairy Queen gift certificate upon completion (while supplies last)

Volunteers will offer:
Bike Safery Checks
Review Bicycle Safety Rules
Helmet fitting

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is sponsored by:

Essentia Health, Brainerd and Baxter Police Departments and

Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department

Date:   May 10, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_bikeclinic.htm
Location:   Brainerd High School lower parking lot.
702 S 5th St.
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   Brainerd Parks and Recreation, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 10, 2014
10 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Free!
May 10   Teach a Kid to Trap Shoot
Open to youth and ladies of all ages and novice shooters.  Free gun safety trap shooting one on one instructor.  Lunch will be provided. 
Date:   May 10, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://lakeshoregunclub.com/index.cfm/pageid/63
Location:   Lakeshore Conservation Club
9911 County Road 77
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Penny Stumvoll, 218-963-4793
Email:   pennyspalace@msn.com
Date/Time Details:  

Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Anytime from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fees/Admission:   No charge.
May 10   Flipside Kids 2nd Saturdays at Franklin Arts Center
Join Flipside Kids on the second Saturdays for fun-filled opportunities for creative expression:

February 8: Arty Party "Painting Pizzazz and Poetry
March 8: Creative Puppetry with Wendy Olson
April 12: Awesome Art with Michelle Pfeiffer
May 10: Watercolor Magic with Kate Carlson
Date:   May 10, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month through May.
10 a.m. - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Suggested material fee donation: $3/child or $5/family
No child will be turned away because of financial need.
May 11   Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at Ruttger's
Mother's Day Brunch Buffet - Music provided by Jim Olsen on guitar. Call 218-678-2885 for buffet reservations.
Date:   May 11, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://chamber.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/ruttger-s-bay-lake-lodge-deerwood-90
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN 56444
Contact:   Call 218-678-2885 for reservations and information.
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 11, 2014
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $24.99
Children $12.99
Younger than 5 eat for free
May 11   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   May 11, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
May 12   Water Gardens-Savor the Beauty, Avoid the Pitfalls - Northland Arboretum

The hottest landscape feature being installed today is the Water Garden. The wide variety of flora and fauna that make water, rather than Terra Firma, their home is endlessly fascinating. The sound of a splashing waterfall and the sight of a tranquil reflective pool prove to be an irresistible draw for everyone. While a Water Garden can bring endless enjoyment as well as a way to engage the man of the house in gardening, it can also become a installation and maintenance nightmare if done incorrectly.

Daniel Dix, owner of WoodSpirit Gardens has installed Water Gardens in many different circumstances, locations, and situations. He staysabreast of the latest technological innovations in building and maintaining Water Gardens. His background in landscape design is very helpful in where to place the pond in your setting and isvery familiar with the dos, don?ts and the safety issues that come with Water Gardens.

Though his slide and video presentation, Daniel will share tips on how to make your yard a haven for your family, for wildlife, and your Water Garden - a beautiful and intrinsic part of your landscape as well as your life.

Date:   May 12, 2014
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Monday, May 12, 2014
6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Only $10 Per Northland Arboretum Member
$15 Per Non-Member
May 12   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 12, 2014
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 13   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   May 13, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
May 13   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   May 13, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
May 13   Business After Hours - Baymont Inn & Suites
Join Baymont Inn and Suites as they host Business After Hours at 7208 Fairview Road on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 4:30 - 6 pm in Baxter. (Located across the road from Home Depot.)
Network and unwind with your fellow chamber members, meet the staff and learn about their services, all while enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Also register for a chance to win prizes!
 
Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event. So bring your business cards and get ready to network with other Chamber members. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.
 
As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event will be eligible for door prizes. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   May 13, 2014
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://Baymontinns.com
Location:   Baymont Inn & Suites
7208 Fairview Road
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 13, 2013
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
May 13   Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteer Training
Lakewood Health System will be offering a series of free hospice and palliative care volunteer training sessions on May 13, 15, 20 and 22 from 5-8 p.m. in the Burlington Room at the Senior Campus (401 Prairie Ave NE Staples). Trainees will complete a total of 12 training hours in preparation for becoming a part of Lakewood Health System's hospice and palliative care teams. 
 

Hospice volunteers are needed to provide companionship to patients and assist with special events. People from all walks of life and all age groups are invited to partake in hospice volunteer training. After training, individuals can provide care for people who are terminally ill, their families and their caregivers. 
 
Date:   May 13, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Burlington Room at the Senior Campus
401 Prairie Ave NE
Staples, MN
Contact:   Please register by calling Kathy Wenzel at 218-894-8092.
Date/Time Details:   May 13, 15, 20, and 22, 2014
5 - 8 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 13   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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.
Date:   May 13, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
May 14   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   May 14, 2014
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 14   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 14, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 15 - May 16   SafeGuard Threat Protection Driving Course - BIR
SafeGuard is a two-day program where students master driving exercises to give them a thorough understanding of their vehicle’s dynamics. An emphasis is on developing driving skills to safely evade dangerous situations while protecting your passengers. Learn from professional driving instructors at BIR’s Performance Driving School. Three-day advanced courses are available as well.
Date:   May 15, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 15 - 16, 2014
May 15   Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteer Training
Lakewood Health System will be offering a series of free hospice and palliative care volunteer training sessions on May 13, 15, 20 and 22 from 5-8 p.m. in the Burlington Room at the Senior Campus (401 Prairie Ave NE Staples). Trainees will complete a total of 12 training hours in preparation for becoming a part of Lakewood Health System's hospice and palliative care teams. 
 

Hospice volunteers are needed to provide companionship to patients and assist with special events. People from all walks of life and all age groups are invited to partake in hospice volunteer training. After training, individuals can provide care for people who are terminally ill, their families and their caregivers. 
 
Date:   May 15, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Burlington Room at the Senior Campus
401 Prairie Ave NE
Staples, MN
Contact:   Please register by calling Kathy Wenzel at 218-894-8092.
Date/Time Details:   May 13, 15, 20, and 22, 2014
5 - 8 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 15   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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.
Date:   May 15, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
May 16   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   May 16, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
May 17   Lakewood's 2014 Team for Walk to Cure Arthritis
Lakewood Health System invites community members and their families to be part of Lakewood’s 2014 team for the Walk to Cure Arthritis. Funds raised will go towards research that will someday help to cure the nation’s leading cause of disability. 
 
The walk includes a one to three mile course and kids activity zone.
 
To sign up, log on to http://awnorthernlakes.kintera.org
Click on “Register” and join Lakewood Health System. 
Date:   May 17, 2014
Location:   Paul Bunyan Trailhead
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   Emily Waldahl, 218-894-8579
Email:   emilywaldahl@lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Date/Time Details:   May 17, 2014
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
 
Fees/Admission:  

A $10 donation per person ($25 per family) is suggested, and will earn you a Lakewood walk shirt(s) the day of the event.

May 17   2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Northern Lakes
Arthritis affects 1 in 5 people, including 300,000 children.

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the signature fundraising event for the Arthritis Foundation. Walkers of all ages will come together this spring at hundreds of sites nationwide to help raise money in the fight against arthritis. Every year we get together to celebrate movement and make a positive impact on the lives of people living with arthritis by raising funds for arthritis research, education and life improvement programs in communities across the country.

Contact: Jennifer Hagerman, jhagerman@arthritis.org or 651-229-5373. Register online at: www.WalktoCureArthritis.NorthernLakes.kintera.org
Date:   May 17, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.WalktoCureArthritis.NorthernLakes.kintera.org
Location:   Paul Bunyan Trailhead
14250 Conservation Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Jennifer Hagerman jhagerman@arthritis.org 651-229-5373
Email:   jhagerman@arthritis.org
Date/Time Details:   May 17, 2014
Registration opens at 9 a.m. / Walk starts at 10 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   This event is free.
May 17   HealthSource Chiropractic Community BBQ
HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab is having a BBQ! This day is going to be packed with fun for all ages. There will be FREE food, lawn games, music, face painting, coloring contest, and the Baxter Fire Department. All you need to bring is your appetite and smiling faces! This is a community event and the public is welcome to attend. We look forward to kicking off the summer with a great BBQ!
Date:   May 17, 2014
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.healthsourceofbaxter.com/
Location:   HealthSource of Baxter
7656 Design Road, Suite 100
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Please call 218-454-9355 if you have any questions.
Email:   healthsourceofbaxter@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 17, 2014
11 am - 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
May 18   Audobon Big Bird Count Event - Northland Arboretum

Sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society (BLAAS).

Come join the fun! It's the annual Birding Big Day. Join with amateurs and experts alike to identify and count birds at the Northland Arboretum.

We'll gather in the front of the Arboretum building at about 7:45 AM to divide into teams and then head out on the trails to see how many bird species we can find from 8-noon. This is a fun event and open to anyone interested in birds. Each team will have an experienced leader, so beginners are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. It's a great way to get some exercise and enjoy a May morning on the Arboretum trails!! Bring your binoculars.

Date:   May 18, 2014
Time:   07:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 18, 2014
7:45 am - Noon
May 18   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   May 18, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
May 19   Senior Recognition Night
$1.4 million in scholarships from Military, Community & Foundation sources are awarded.
Date:   May 19, 2014
Website:   http://www.bpsf.org
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, (218) 454-6921
Email:   info@bpsf.org
Date/Time Details:   May 19, 2014
May 19   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available
Date:   May 19, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 19, 2014
May 30, 2014
June 9, 2014
June 23, 2014
July 14, 2014
July 28, 2014
Aug 4, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Sep 8, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Oct 6, 2014
 
May 19   Northern Lights Casino presesnts Moe Bandy

Moe's 2019s long string of hits include "Bandy The Rodeo Clown", "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life", "Till I'm Too Old To Die young", "Americana", "It's A Cheatin' Situation", "Just good Ol' Boys", "Barstool Mountain", "I Cheated Me Right Out of You", "I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today", "Rodeo Romeo", "You Haven't Heard the Last of Me", "Holding The Bag" And dozens of other chart-toppers. Whether writing, recording new songs or traveling the world performing, Moe keeps one of the busiest schedules in show business. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments are: 10 # 1 Hits, 40 Top Ten Hits, 66 Chart Hits, 5 Gold Albums, ACM Song of The Year, ACM most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, American Video of the year, ACM and CMA Duet of the Year.

Date:   May 19, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Frontage Road NW
Walker, MN 56484
Contact:   Northern Lights Casino Hotel and Events Center, 1-800-252-4529
Date/Time Details:  
May 19, 2014 - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $11/$16
May 20   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   May 20, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
May 20   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   May 20, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
May 20   Summer Kick Off Party at the Welcome Center
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber, along with Executive Express, is hosting this casual summer kick off event to remind our members to utilize us to grow their business. We also want to recognize the gift shop as the place to shop for Brainerd gear! Guests will enjoy a fun scavenger hunt, while learning about different aspects that the Welcome Center has to offer. Answer all of the questions correctly and be eligible to win a clothing item of your choice (up to a $30 value). Don’t forget to bring your smile…photos with Paul Bunyan are encouraged!

Executive Express provides up to 13 daily round trips to the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport at both the Lindbergh and HHH terminals. Executive Express has become Central Minnesota’s most reliable full-service transportation provider, serving more than 40 cities. We have been invited to the May 20th Summer Kick Off Party to announce that the Welcome Center will now be our newest and now our second “stop location” in the Brainerd/Baxter area. In addition, this year we are celebrating our 35th year of providing service to the traveling public. Drawings for $50 Executive Express gift certificates will take place at the event! Come and join us in the fun at the Summer Kick Off party at the Welcome Center!
Date:   May 20, 2014
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center
7393 State Highway 371
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 20, 2014
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend!
May 20   Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteer Training
Lakewood Health System will be offering a series of free hospice and palliative care volunteer training sessions on May 13, 15, 20 and 22 from 5-8 p.m. in the Burlington Room at the Senior Campus (401 Prairie Ave NE Staples). Trainees will complete a total of 12 training hours in preparation for becoming a part of Lakewood Health System's hospice and palliative care teams. 
 

Hospice volunteers are needed to provide companionship to patients and assist with special events. People from all walks of life and all age groups are invited to partake in hospice volunteer training. After training, individuals can provide care for people who are terminally ill, their families and their caregivers. 
 
Date:   May 20, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Burlington Room at the Senior Campus
401 Prairie Ave NE
Staples, MN
Contact:   Please register by calling Kathy Wenzel at 218-894-8092.
Date/Time Details:   May 13, 15, 20, and 22, 2014
5 - 8 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 20   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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.
Date:   May 20, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
May 21 - May 23   Competition License Racing School - BIR
Complete this two-day school and you'll receive a full SCCA Regional Level Competition Racing License. This license allows you to enter any SCCA regional or Vintage Racing event. The school combines classroom instruction with on-track driving. Sign up today!
Date:   May 21, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 21 - 23, 2014
May 21   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 21, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 21   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   May 21, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
May 7, 2014
May 21, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
May 22   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   May 22, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 22   Northwoods Networking - Party World

Party World invites you to join them as they host Northwoods Networking on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Northwoods Networking is a program that will focus on intentional networking for business promotional purposes. While enjoying your lunch,
provided by Buffalo Wild Wings, the Northwoods Networking committee will share an educational program, focusing on the art of conversation. After lunch, Kelli Mankowski will provide information about her business. Of course, with this event being held at Party World, she’s doing this with a twist. Be prepared to learn while networking with others in this party atmosphere!
 
Networking is the art of building relationships. No business can flourish without the connectors – those people who build and maintain the most important relationships. It comes down to a simple concept: People do business with those they know and trust. It’s not all about you. The secret to networking is discovering what you can do for someone else.

"Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn."

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event will be eligible for door prizes. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.

Date:   May 22, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.partyworldbrainerd.com
Location:   Party World
15867 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 22, 2014
12 - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost to attend is $10 per person.
May 22   Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteer Training
Lakewood Health System will be offering a series of free hospice and palliative care volunteer training sessions on May 13, 15, 20 and 22 from 5-8 p.m. in the Burlington Room at the Senior Campus (401 Prairie Ave NE Staples). Trainees will complete a total of 12 training hours in preparation for becoming a part of Lakewood Health System's hospice and palliative care teams. 
 

Hospice volunteers are needed to provide companionship to patients and assist with special events. People from all walks of life and all age groups are invited to partake in hospice volunteer training. After training, individuals can provide care for people who are terminally ill, their families and their caregivers. 
 
Date:   May 22, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Burlington Room at the Senior Campus
401 Prairie Ave NE
Staples, MN
Contact:   Please register by calling Kathy Wenzel at 218-894-8092.
Date/Time Details:   May 13, 15, 20, and 22, 2014
5 - 8 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 22   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 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Two Saturday Field Trips are required.
Date:   May 22, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Date/Time Details:   Starting April 17, 2014 through May 22, 2014

Course Dates:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Field Trip
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2014

 

Fees/Admission:   Cost for course is $200 and includes materials. Limited scholarships available
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturaalst.org. Call 1-888-241-4532
May 23 - May 25   6th Annual Street Car Showdown

Brainerd International Raceway's 2014 Muscle Car Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the 6th Annual Street Car Showdown, a display of raw speed and power on the quarter-mile drag strip. The Showdown is the first race in the three-race Muscle Car Series, featuring the seven Heads-Up Classes, with cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. They have the kind of horsepower that yanks their front end off the ground when they launch from the starting line. The event also includes the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, which features drivers from across the country in great wheel-to-wheel racing action. Two exciting events for the price of a single ticket! SCCA racing goes on rain or shine. On-site camping.

Date:   May 23, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 23-25, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
May 23   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   May 23, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
May 24   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   May 24, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
May 24   Crosslake Craft & Flea Market
Memorial Day, Saturday May 24, 2014
4th of July, Saturday July 5, 2014
Labor Day, Saturday August 30, 2014
Date:   May 24, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, Minnesota
Contact:   Call Al at 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 24, 2014
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   No admission charge. 
Vendor fee, $25/space
May 25   Race for Grace
Race for Grace is a Family 5K Walk/Run in honor of Grace Elizabeth Lee.

Grace Elizabeth Lee was born with a congenital heart condition and underwent open heart surgery in early May of 2011. Tragically, Grace passed away unexpectedly due to some unusual complications. Please join us in celebrating the life of Grace and supporting the Brighter Days Foundation.

The Race for Grace follows a route around Forestview Middle School and is a great way to start Memorial Weekend.
Date:   May 25, 2014
Website:   http://www.raceforgracemn.com
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Dr.
Baxter, MN

 
Contact:   Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, (218) 454-6921
Email:   info@bpsf.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 25, 2014
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Race starts at 10 am
Fees/Admission:   Proceeds from the event will go to The Brighter Days Foundation.
Ages 11 & up – $25.00 until May 11th
                          $30.00 after May 11th or same day*
Kids: Ages 5-10 $15.00 or $20 later
Ages 4 and under $5.00
Chip timing available for $5
May 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 25, 2014
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 25   Military Family Appreciation Day at Cragun's
4th Annual event at Cragun's. Family Fun Day Events start with a family parade with the BHS Marching band, presentation of colors, vocalist for the National Anthem, Keynote speaker and many additional Veteran speakers along with FREE games, prizes, Humvee Rides, face painting and more! Silent Auction for MMFF (Mn Military Family Foundation)
Date:   May 25, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.craguns.com/specials-and-packages/special-packages
Location:   Cragun's Resort 
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathryn Stotka
Email:   kstotka@craguns.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 25, 2014.  
Parade line up at 10 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   No admission - All free
May 25   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   May 25, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
May 27   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   May 27, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
May 27   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   May 27, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
May 28   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   May 28, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 30   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available
Date:   May 30, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 30, 2014
June 9, 2014
June 23, 2014
July 14, 2014
July 28, 2014
Aug 4, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Sep 8, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Oct 6, 2014
 
May 30 - Jun 01   Thunder at the Lakes NHRA Divisional Race
Brainerd International Raceway hosts some of the top Sportsman drag racers in the country this weekend during Thunder at the Lakes NHRA Divisional Race. This is one of BIR's most exciting races of the year and features many racers who compete during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in August. On Saturday, check out the World Racing League on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, where teams compete in a 12-hour endurance race. On Sunday, the Slowpokes Car Club is on the road course for an event that’s anything but slow. Every ticket includes a pit pass. On-site camping.
Date:   May 30, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:  
May 30-June 1, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
May 30   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   May 30, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
May 31   2014 Minnesota Fishing Challenge
Teams fish for bass, walleye, pike or panfish, and to benefit teen boys and girls and adult men and women at Teen Challenge centers in Brainerd, Duluth, Minneapolis and Rochester. Enter or support friends or teams by directly supporting them. all ages welcome in the tournament. Entry blanks, rules, photos, videos, etc. are posted on the website.

Enter by April 14 to be eligible to win a Pasha Lake Camp deluxe fishing adventure in Ontario - for four!
Date:   May 31, 2014
Website:   http://Mntc.org/fishingchallenge
Location:   Gull Lake
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   MN Adult & Teen Challenge, 218-833-8777
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 31, 2014
Fees/Admission:   The $100 entry fee per team covers the Friday banquet, special awards and prizes.

Top fund-raisers win fishing trips with Al & Ron Lindner and Walleye Dan.
May 31 - Jun 01   BIR Thunder at the Lakes NHRA Drag Racing

Thunder at the Lakes rumbles into Brainerd International Raceway from May 31-June 1, with the chance to give race fans a look at some of the best Sportsman drag racers in the country and some thrilling road racing on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.

Thunder at the Lakes, featuring the NHRA West Central Division’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, has been a mainstay at BIR for several decades. Fans will still be treated to super-competitive drag racing in 12 classes: Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Sportsman Motorcycle, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and two Junior Dragster classes (Jrs. Saturday only). Fans will see dragsters, cars, motorcycles and snowmobiles on the track.

It’s a Dual Event Weekend, with NHRA drag racing on the drag strip and the Slowpokes Car Club on the 2.5-mile, 13-turn Competition Road Course Sunday.

Thunder at the Lakes is a chance for drag racers in the NHRA’s West Central Division to compete for division points and a shot at a national championship. The West Central Division stretches from Wyoming to Wisconsin and from Colorado to Kansas, and includes parts of Canada. Test & Tune is Friday, qualifying is Saturday and eliminations are Sunday.

Date:   May 31, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (866) 444-4455
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 31 - June 1, 2014
Fees/Admission:   General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun – $80
Fri-Sun – $70
Sat-Sun – $45 
Single Day admission – $25
May 31   2014 Whitefish Area Lions Crosslake Flea Market
The Whitefish Area Lions will hosts a Crosslake Flea Market monthly May thru September 2014.

Vendors welcome for this season long flea market.
Date:   May 31, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Rte 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Cora Mitchell (218) 831-4586 or (218) 692-3501
Email:   cora@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 31, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Monthly and Seasonal rates
May 31   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   May 31, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
May 31   Kids Fishing Clinic
The clinic will consist of informational sessions, eating a shore lunch, fishing from the shore and off the pier, and taking some fishing tackle home.

Ages 5-16. Children should bring a fishing pole.
Date:   May 31, 2014
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_fishingclinic.htm
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Parks & Recreation, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 31, 2014
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Event is FREE!
May 31   Vibram Birdie Bash Disc Golf Tournament | Aitkin, MN
Fit City Aitkin to host disc golf tournament
 
Area disc golfers will soon get to play their favorite sport for a good cause. All proceeds from the Vibram Birdie Bash disc golf tournament at 10 a.m. May 31 at Aitkin's City Park disc golf course will be donated to Fit City Aitkin.

Fit City Aitkin member Kathy Brophy said her group is excited to endorse the Vibram Birdie Bash.  

"The Aitkin disc golf course was established in 2010, and it is wonderful to see people of all ages coming out to engage in physical fitness that is easily accessible all year," she said.
 
Fit City Aitkin's aim is to provide activities and programs for the community that promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

"I've organized a couple disc golf tournaments in the area, and I thought an all-ages event that's as fun as it is competitive would be a good match for Fit City Aitkin's mission," said tournament director Matt Perrine. "The Birdie Bashes are great for all players, regardless of skill level: Experienced players get to compete against their friends, while new players get to play alongside those players and learn what the sport is all about.
 
"Best of all, everybody takes home new discs."

Unlike most other disc golf competitions, players are only afforded two throws per hole during a Birdie Bash. For Aitkin's par-three holes, players will receive 5 points for a hole-in-one, 2 points if he/she gets his/her disc in the basket in two shots and 1 point if his/her disc hits the basket but doesn't go in. (If no points are scored on any given hole, the closest to the basket in each group earns a point after two throws.)

Cost for the Birdie Bash is $30. Players receive a number of items for participating, including two new discs (a driver or a mid-range and a putter), a dry-fit T-shirt, a mini disc, a Vibram sticker and a disc golf towel. (Only the new discs provided to each player can be used during the event.)

There is no day-of registration for this event; players must register at http://vibram.usetopscore.com/e/aitkin-city-park/register by May 25.
Date:   May 31, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://vibram.usetopscore.com/e/aitkin-city-park/register
Location:   Aitkin City Park - Disc Golf Course
Aitkin, MN
Contact:   Matt Perrine, http://playdiscgolf.weebly.com/
Email:   flyhighduluth@facebook.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 31, 2014
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   $30 -- must be paid by May 25
May 31   Opening Ceremony for Brainerd Miracle Field
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Brainerd Miracle Field. Former Minnesota Twins and Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh will also be in attendance.
Date:   May 31, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/
Location:   Bane Park
1717 S 7th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Parks and Recreation, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 31, 2014
1 p.m.
Jun 01   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   June 1, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Jun 02   Boot Camp For New Dads
Boot Camp For New Dads is a nationally licensed program designed to give expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers. It provides a relaxed environment for expectant dads to get more information about personal care of their babies and find out about great community resources.
 
Boot Camp For New Dads is a two and a half hour class that is for men and facilitated by men.

Classes are offered by the Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition in partnership with Essentia Health. Additional funding support was received from the Crow Wing County Child Protection Team, The Initiative Foundation, and Brainerd Area Sertoma Club.

Date:   June 2, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaKids.com
Location:   St. Joseph’s Medical Center
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Tammy, (218) 454-5445
Date/Time Details:   6 - 8:30 p.m.

2013 Class Schedule:

Monday, February 4
Monday, March 11
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, July 1
Monday, August 5
Monday, October 7
Monday, November 11
Monday, December 16
Fees/Admission:   The class is free of charge.
Jun 03   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   June 3, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Jun 03   Explore Crosslake Business Committee Meeting

The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber invites all members of the Crosslake business community to the Chamber’s Explore Crosslake meetings. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. the 1st Tuesday of each month. Please join us!
 
The purpose of the Explore Crosslake Committee is to:

  1. Create programs that ultimately promote or provide exposure for Crosslake businesses.
  2. Encourage volunteerism within the business community to have a more active role in promoting Crosslake.
  3. Encourage educational components to bring a greater benefit to our businesses.
  4. Increase regular attendance at monthly meetings.
  5. Continue to grow our successful Chamber organized Crosslake events: Winterfest, St. Pat’s Parade & Celebration, Crosslake in Bloom,  and Crosslake Days.
If you have any questions you can contact Cindy with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber – Crosslake Office (218) 692-4027
Date:   June 3, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Golden Horizons Assisted Living Center
13631 East Shore Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Brainerd Lakes Chamber Crosslake 218-692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Tuesday of every month
8-9 a.m.
Jun 03   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   June 3, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 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:   June 4, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 04   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

2011 Meeting Dates:
Feb. 2            Lunch get together / Dockside
March 2         Lunch get together / Billy's at Breezy Point
April 6            Landsburg Nursery "Container Gardening" / Marina II
May 4             Visit Kendall Candles following lunch at the Tiki Room
June 1           Anne Levig "Going Green with Fashion" / Breezy City Hall
July 6             Officer Josef Garcia "Drug Abuse Awareness" / Breezy City Hall
August 3        David Slipy "Restorative Justice"  / Breezy City Hall
September 7 Tour of Central Lakes College / Lunch at CLC
October 5       Karen Struve "Beautiful Jewels" / Breezy City Hall
November 2   Craft for care centers / Breezy City Hall
December 7   Annual Christmas party / Prime Time

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   June 4, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Jun 04   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   June 4, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
May 7, 2014
May 21, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jun 05 - Jun 07   Minnesota Spring Ride!
This is a 3 day gathering for wakeboarding and boating enthusiasts to celebrate the kick-off of the MN season. Multiple contests will be held, with LOTS of CASH to be won!

For the most part this is a family friendly environment. Undoubtedly, there may be a few boats or flotillas out there with more a rowdy atmosphere, but the lake and shore line is plenty big that you should be able to find an environment suitable to your liking. Additionally, there will be a few late night gatherings, in which we ask parents to use their best judgment when considering the involvement of their young ones.

Whether you want to just come up to hangout and meet fellow wakeboard enthusiasts, compete in one or two competitions, or both - this event is for you! Bring your boat or leave it at home, the choice is yours. You should be able to see the contest action pretty well from the shore, but being on a boat will offer you the most prime viewing experience.

Anyone is welcome to ride on Thursday, we just ask that you take turns and use proper "wakeboard etiquette." Friday and Saturday will be organized contests, in which we ask all other boats in the bay to minimize their wakes. You are free to go ride anywhere else on the lake at any time.
Date:   June 5, 2014 - June 7, 2014
Location:   Steamboat Bay on Gull Lake in front of Cragun's Resort
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathryn Stotka
Email:   kstotka@craguns.com
Date/Time Details:   THURSDAY
Free Riding
Pub Cruise to Bar Harbor

FRIDAY
Young Gun's Showdown
Women's Biggest Grab
Midwest's Best Trick
Professional Expression Session
Red Bull On The Line Draft Party

SATURDAY
Red Bull On The Line
Professional Expression Session
Nada Worry Pool Party
Red Bull After Party
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Jun 05 - Jun 07   Monster Sale and Silent Auction - Crosslake Presbyterian Church
Good deals and bargains galore. This 3-day monster yard sale and silent auction is filled with treasures for all ages. Bake sale and lunch served daily.
Date:   June 5, 2014 - June 7, 2014
Website:   http://www.crosslakepresbyterian.org/
Location:   Crosslake Presbyterian Church
1444 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-4769
Date/Time Details:   Thursday and Friday, June 5 - 6, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jun 06 - Jun 08   Bracket Drag Racing Series & BMW Car Club - BIR
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while the BMW Car Club takes on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course this weekend. Bracket Drag Racing features some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. The North Star BMW Car Club of America is on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course all weekend. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. One ticket gets you into both events!
Date:   June 6, 2014 - June 8, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 6 - 8, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission - $20 Adults, Kids 12 and under free
Jun 06   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   June 6, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 07   25th Annual Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride

Experience the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area as you ride past lakes and forests on low traffic rolling to flat terrain. An occasional hill can be found as well.  Our tour promises an abundance of beautiful scenery, fresh air, terrific rest stops and a different route each year. The "Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride" is a one day recreational ride for cyclists of all abilities.  IT IS NOT A RACE.

 The "Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride" is a not for-profit bicycle tour hosted by the Paul Bunyan Cyclists Bicycle Club.  Any surplus revenues are used to promote safe cycling in our community. The ride is held rain or shine.

We offer two route choices of approximately 35-40 and 65-70 miles. Our ride is limited to 1,200 riders. We have a May 1 registration deadline.  Both routes are well marked and fully monitored by support vehicles to aid in emergency situations.  Due to the large number of participants, priority will go to those with serious problems.  Riders and their equipment are expected to be in good condition.  As on all other rides, cyclists should carry tools, a pump and a spare tube.

We are known for the quality, variety and quantity of the food at our rest stops.  Plan to be pleasantly surprised!

Registration closes May 1 or when 1200 riders are registered.
For updates on TOL we suggest Liking us on Facebook.

Date:   June 7, 2014
Website:   http://www.paulbunyancyclists.com/tour-of-lakes.html
Contact:   218-833-8122
Date/Time Details:  

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014

Check in will start at 6 a.m. and close at 8 a.m. Riders are permitted and encouraged to start as soon as possible after check in. All riders should be on the road by 8 a.m. These start times should allow most riders to return to the start area by mid-afternoon. All riders must plan to be off their respective routes by 3 p.m. The last rest stop will close at 2:30 p.m. and official course support will end at 3:30 p.m.  T-shirts are handed out at check in from 6 - 8 a.m.

Jun 07   7th Annual Cherry Car Show
Located in Pequot Lakes in beautiful Trailside Park. The very successful and fun Cherry Car Show is entering its 7th year and you want to be part of it! Early registration is recommended to get the best spot — first come, first serve.

The City of Pequot Lakes is the located in the center of the Brainerd Lakes area where fun is easy to find. A large craft fair is happening on the same day so there will be something for everyone! 
Date:   June 7, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://plbplionsclub.com/index.cfm/pageid/20
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Corner of Hwy 371 and Co. Rd.11
Contact:   Molly Ring, 218-568-5002
Email:   carshow@plbplionsclub.com.
Date/Time Details:  

June 7, 2014

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

Fees/Admission:   Cost to register a car is $10
Free to spectators
Jun 07   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   June 7, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Jun 08   Cam's Autism Ride
Crusin' for Autism - official 2014 stops  - the Junction, Cave Liquors, Red Rooster and The Green Lantern.  Raffle tickets can be purchased for $2.00 at each stop or at HalfBreed Custom Motorcycles & Sadie Llama Designs.  You do not need to be present to win.  Prizes are:  First prize - $1,000; Second prize - $500; Third prize - $250; Fourth prize $100.  Food sold along the way.  Give away's at each stop.  Raffle drawing and auction at the Moose Lodge.
Date:   June 8, 2014
Website:   http://www.comride.com
Location:   Garrison, MN
Date/Time Details:   June 28, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $20 per rider and $15 per passenger
Jun 08   Dragon Fly Workshop - Northland Arboretum
Dragonflies and damselflies (known collectively as the Odonata) are fascinating and beautiful insects and can be found throughout Minnesota, from the prairies to the north woods. There are 105 known species of dragonfly and 41 known damselfly species in Minnesota. 19 species have been added to the state list since 2006.

This workshop will be conducted by award-winning author of “Dragonflies of the North Woods”, Kurt Mead. (Kurt’s book will be available to purchase during the workshop.)

During the workshop participants will receive an introduction to the ecology, natural history and identification of dragonflies and damselflies. Time in the field will allow students to observe, catch (with a net) and identify dragonflies and damselflies.
Date:   June 8, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, June 8, 2014
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $50 per person Arboretum Members & MN Master Naturalists
$75 per person non-members
LUNCH INCLUDED
Jun 08   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   June 8, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Jun 09   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   June 9, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 9, 2014
June 23, 2014
July 14, 2014
July 28, 2014
Aug 4, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Sep 8, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Oct 6, 2014
 
Jun 09 - Jun 13   Kids Outdoor Education Camp

Instructed by Jeff Kidder, Arboretum Staff and Arboretum Volunteers

The camp is open to those ages 10-13. The camp will provide learning experiences in pond ecology, kayaking, master gardening, compass orienteering, outdoor survival, creating wildlife habitats, wildlife studies, team building and more.

 
Date:   June 9, 2014 - June 13, 2014
Time:   08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 9 through 13, 2014
8:30 AM - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $75 per student
Jun 09   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 9, 2014
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 10   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   June 10, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Jun 10   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens - BIR
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway?s Performance Driving School.
 
Date:   June 10, 2014
Website:   http://wwww.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 10, 2014
Jun 10   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   June 10, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 10   Business After Hours - AmericInn Lodge and Suites - Baxter
Join AmericInn Lodge & Suites - Baxter as they host Business After Hours at 14466 Dellwood Drive on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 4:30 - 6 pm in Baxter. (Located a 1/2 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 210 and Hwy 371, next to Kentucky Fried Chicken.)

Network and unwind with your fellow chamber members, meet the staff and learn about their services, all while enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Also register for a chance to win prizes!
 
Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event. So bring your business cards and get ready to network with other Chamber members. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.
 
As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event will be eligible for door prizes. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   June 10, 2014
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.americinn.com/hotels/MN/Baxter
Location:   AmericInn Lodge & Suites - Baxter
14466 Dellwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 10, 2013
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jun 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:   June 11, 2014
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 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:   June 11, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 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:   June 12, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 12   LAHFH 18th Annual Dinner and Auction
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity's 18th Annual Dinner and Auction is our main fundraiser of the year. Bring your friends for food, fun and one of the largest auctions in the area. Help us raise money to raise the roof for another partner family here in the Lakes Area!
Date:   June 12, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareahabitat.org
Location:   Breezy Point Resort
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN
Contact:   Jeanette Houle
Email:   jeanette.houle@lakesareahabitat.org
Date/Time Details:   6:00 pm Social and Silent Auction
7:30 pm Dinner and Live Auction
Fees/Admission:   $60 per person ($40 deductible) Sponsorships available!
Jun 13 - Jun 14   2014 Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival
With the snow slowly melting away and the temperatures rising, its time to think about the summer race season.

What better race could there be than the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival’s Miner’s Mountain Cross Country Race, presented by the City of Cuyuna?  Not only do you have a fun and challenging course, but its part of one of the most fun festivals around.  Have a grand old time racing with  your friends and then join them for all the Sweet Cuyuna Festin’ later on.  Join us at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival, June 13 & 14, 2014.

Date:   June 13, 2014 - June 14, 2014
Website:   http://www.cuyunalakesmtbfest.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park/Mahnomen Unit
http://www.cuyunalakesmtbfest.com/about/cross-country-race/
 
Contact:   http://www.cuyunalakesmtbfest.com/contact-us/
Date/Time Details:  

June 14, 2014
Race Times:

  • pre-9:45 am – Crosby Memorial Park – Racers Gather
  • 10:30 am – Crosby Memorial Park to Pennington Parking Lot – Bike Parade
  • 11:30 am – Pennington Parking Lot – Expert Start (Expert Course)
  • 11:35 am - Pennington Parking Lot – Sport Start (Sport Course)
  • 11:40 am - Pennington Parking Lot – Beginner Start (Beginner Course)
  • 2 pm – Race Ends
Fees/Admission:  

Slushtime: $25.00 – Through March 31, register online

Regular: $30.00 – Through June 12, register online

Last Day/Same Day: $40.00 – Must register Friday, June 13, 2014 or before 9:30 am Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Crosby Memorial Park.

Jun 13 - Jun 15   CRA Superbike Racing & IWA Snowmobile Watercross
The Central Roadracing Association brings exciting Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, while fans are treated to wet and wild racing on Lake BIR, courtesy of the International Watercross Association. On the road course, Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. On Lake BIR, watch as snowmobile racers compete in drag racing and oval racing on open water! Two great racing events for one ticket! On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
Date:   June 13, 2014 - June 15, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 13 - 15, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily Admission:  $20 adult, Kids under 12 Free
Jun 13   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   June 13, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 14   Sour Grapes Half and Half Trail Run

Events for the whole family and all fitness levels.

1/2 Mile Kids Race (7 and under)
1 Mile Kids Race (12 and under)
10.55K Walk/Run
Half Marathon Run

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 about 9:30 am; Adult awards at approximately 10:30 am for the 10.55K and 11:00 am for the half marathon. Adult awards go to the top 3 overall male and female finishers in each race. Age group awards go to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups: 0-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. You must be present to receive your award or have someone pick it up for you. Awards will not be mailed.

or walk, Kids 1 M and Kids 1/2 M. The race will be chip timed and there will be race day registration. Is it the lure of the beautiful Northwood's setting or the "Minnesota Friendly" attitude that sets our race apart from others? Decide for yourself as you plan to attend our twelfth annual race in the 540 acres of Green Space at the Brainerd Arboretum. The half marathon course and 10K run/walk course covers the beautiful, but challenging, terrain of wooded trails. The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Northland Arboretum, a non-profit organization. All participants will be given a t-shirt, a finisher token, and will be treated to post race refreshments at the awards ceremony. Bring the family and join in on the fun, food and camaraderie of a great bunch of running enthusiasts. Each year our number of runners/walkers grow as well as our donations. Thanks for making this a great event!!
Date:   June 14, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.sourgrapesrun.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Louis Anderson Registration Coordinator 218-829-8770
Email:   sourgrapes.half@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 14, 2014
7:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $15 - $60 depending on date and event
Jun 14   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   June 14, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Jun 14   4th Annual Pequot Lakes Pet Pageant & Parade

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

.... bring your favorite pet to the

4th Annual Pequot Lakes Pet Pageant & Parade!
 

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

Fun for you and your pet!
  

Date:   June 14, 2014
Time:   10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:  
Registration at the Pequot Lakes High School Parking Lot
30805 Olson St, Pequot Lakes
 
Parade Route will be down Front Street,  west Side Hwy 371, Pequot Lakes
Contact:   Barb Merritt, 218-568-4695
Date/Time Details:  
10:30 a.m. - Registration
11 a.m. - Parade
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 15   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   June 15, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Jun 17   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   June 17, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Jun 17   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   June 17, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 17   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   June 17, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Jun 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:   June 18, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 18   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   June 18, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
May 7, 2014
May 21, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jun 19   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   June 19, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Jun 20 - Jun 22   MAP Proving Grounds 1.0 - BIR

The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds will showcase drag racing, drifting and autocross competitions, burnout contests, open lapping on the Competition Road Course, a car show and a whole lot more.

The Proving Grounds features front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive cars and trucks, some of which are turbo charged and can cover the quarter mile in 8-9 seconds. Import bikes will have their own classes on the drag strip as well.

Although drag racing is a popular part of the program, the drifting competition was a fan favorite. Cars are timed as they drive through a course mostly in controlled (or uncontrolled, in some cases) skids. Translation: lots of smoke, burnt rubber and screeching.

Autocross is similar in that drivers are timed as they maneuver through a course, but they’re slower and more controlled without the skidding. Open lapping is on the road course, where cars aren’t racing against each other but are timed and can challenge themselves.

Date:   June 20, 2014 - June 22, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 20-22, 2014
Fees/Admission:  

Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Every ticket includes a pit pass.

Jun 20   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   June 20, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 20   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   June 20, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Jun 21   27th Annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous

It all started in 1988....

This tradition started out twenty-seven years ago as a simple gathering of twelve or less owners/skippers who share a love for these antique and classic boats. Over the years this gathering of boat lovers has grown to become a special community event in this the little Minnesota town of Crosslake. In 2013 there were over seventy "skippers" sharing their beautiful boats with the public. Approximately 12,000 viewers attended. Some of the countries most affluent wood boat collectors make their homes here in the lakes area and bring out some amazing boats every year. The craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into these works of art is enough to leave you in awe.
Date:   June 21, 2014
Website:   http://www.whitefishchainboatshow.com/
Location:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, Minnesota
Contact:   Bill Terry, 763-257-5757
Email:   Terryworld@comcast.net
Date/Time Details:   June 21, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 21 - Jun 22   Fishing for our Heros - A Walleye and Bass Fishing Tournament

Fishing for our heroes.  All proceeds support scholarships for our military heroes!  Jason Durham, pro bass and one of Minnesota's premier fishing guides will be guest speaker. Come to beautiful Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake to fish with veterans. There will be dinner and silent auction. Cash awards of $7500.  Visit www.heroathome.org for more info and to register on line.

Date:   June 21, 2014 - June 22, 2014
Website:   http://heroathome.org
Location:   Cragun's Resort (Gull Lake)
11000 Craguns Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
 

 
Contact:   651-324-2122
Email:   ken@heroathome.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 21, 2014 and Sunday, June 22, 2014
Fees/Admission:   ICE OUT SPECIAL $100 PER ANGLER before May 1st. 
After May 1st $125 per angler.
Jun 21   2014 Whitefish Area Lions Crosslake Flea Market
The Whitefish Area Lions will hosts a Crosslake Flea Market monthly May thru September 2014.

Vendors welcome for this season long flea market.
Date:   June 21, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Rte 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Cora Mitchell (218) 831-4586 or (218) 692-3501
Email:   cora@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 21, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Monthly and Seasonal rates
Jun 21   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   June 21, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Jun 21   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   June 21, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 21   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   June 21, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Jun 22   MN Teen Challenge Golf Challenge
Enjoy a day of golf on one of the best courses in the US, and also help raise funds for the Brainerd Campus of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge.
Date:   June 22, 2014
Website:   http://www.mntc.org
Location:   Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
The Pines Golf Course
Contact:   MN Teen Challenge, (218) 833-8749
Email:   centralcampus@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, June 22, 2014
1 pm - Tournament Registration
2 pm - Shotgun start
6 pm - Reception
Jun 22   18 Fore Crosslake Community School
Mark your calendar to attend "18 Fore CCS"  - Four Person Best Ball Scramble.

This first annual golf tournament is a fundraiser to promote the programs at the Crosslake Community School.

Prizes awarded to top three and worst team. Prizes for men and women include: Longest Putt, Closest to pin, Longest drive, Closest to line and $1,000 for a hole in one!

Download your registration form at www.crosslakekids.org or pick up at the Crosslake Community School at 36974 County Road 66, Crosslake, MN  56442.
Date:   June 22, 2014
Website:   http://www.crosslakekids.org
Location:   Crosswoods Golf Course
35878 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake Community School, 218-692-5437
Email:   clschool@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, June 22, 2014
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Entry fee is $75 per golfer which includes green fee, cart rental, gift bag and meal to follow tournament.

Hole sponsorships are available for $50.
Jun 22 - Jun 24   U.S, Police Canine Regional Field Trials
The Baxter Police Department will host the U.S. Police Canine Association regional field trails. With the field trials, police canine teams demonstrate the ability to work together effectively and safely. Expectations are for 75 to 90 canine teams to participate from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota and Manitoba, Canada.
Date:   June 22, 2014 - June 24, 2014
Location:   To be announced
Contact:   Baxter Police Department, (218) 454-5090
Date/Time Details:   June 22-24, 2014
Fees/Admission:   The Baxter Police Department and their K-9 Gator are seeking donations of any size in helping as an event sponsor. Donations will be used to assist in building the equipment for the field trials and other expenses. Donations are tax deductible. Donations may be sent to PCA Region 12, 13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter, MN  56425.
Jun 22   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 22, 2014
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 22   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   June 22, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Jun 23   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   June 23, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 23, 2014
July 14, 2014
July 28, 2014
Aug 4, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Sep 8, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Oct 6, 2014
 
Jun 23   Lakewood Health System - Better Beginnings Class for New Mothers

The Obstetrics department at Lakewood Health System is offering ‘Better Beginnings’, a program for mothers-to-be and new mothers. The program seeks to combat obesity in the community by offering classes that will give mothers access to information about nutrition and fitness, greater access to a board certified lactation consultant and the opportunity to explore the health benefits of good nutrition as well as food demonstrations, tastings and recipes.

 
These nutrition-related classes, taught be a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, will take place on April 7, June 23, September 22 and November 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes for April and September will be in the Boardroom on the lower level of Lakewood’s Main Campus, while the June and November class locations have yet to be determined. Childcare will be provided during these classes.
 
The ‘Better Beginnings’ program is funded by a grant from the March of Dimes, and is free to all those interested in attending. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Rodriguez at 218-894-8846 or
stephanierodriguez@lakewoodhealthsystem.com, or visit www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com.
Date:   June 23, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   Boardroom on the lower level of Lakewood’s Main Campus
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN
Contact:   Stephanie Rodriguez, 218-894-8846
Email:   stephanierodriguez@lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday, June 23, 2014
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 24   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens - BIR
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway's Performance Driving School.
 
Date:   June 24, 2014
Website:   http://wwww.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 24, 2014
Jun 24   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   June 24, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Jun 24   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   June 24, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 24   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   June 24, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Jun 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:   June 25, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 26 - Jun 28   2014 Lakes Jam
Lakes Jam is an annual event that unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them to the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area. Located in lakes country, the area boasts beautiful scenery and allows Lakes Jam to offer optimal camping and weekend fun. Founded in 2012, Lakes Jam intends to deliver a line-up from an array of excellent live performing artists every year. Each year will be different, fresh and exciting! Headliners this year include Bret Michaels and Uncle Kracker.
Date:   June 26, 2014 - June 28, 2014
Website:   http://www.lakesjam.com/#
Location:  

The concert takes place on the grounds of Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN

Directions

Contact:   1-800-514-3849
Date/Time Details:   June 26-28, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Ticket prices vary. Please check the website.
Jun 26 - Jun 29   Minnesota State H.O.G. Rally
In 2014 the Minnesota State H.O.G. - Harley Owners Group - Rally is going back to the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area. Once again Cragun's Resort is the host hotel. New for 2014 ... we have been invited to set up the rally at Brainerd International Raceway and HOG rally goers will be able to enjoy the Lakes Jam music festival! Lots of exciting details are in the works. Save the dates and stay tuned. The Harley Owners Group is the official riding club of Harley-Davidson.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-HOG-Rally/190936997602971
Date:   June 26, 2014 - June 29, 2014
Website:   http://www.mnstatehogrally.com/
Location:   Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-270-8212
Email:   sharollinnae@q.com
Date/Time Details:   June 26-29, 2014
Jun 26 - Jun 29   Cass County Fair
Tons of fun for everyone during the Cass County Fair in Pine River! The fair offers something for everyone - young and old, area residents and summer visitors. 

Events include: Motocross, a carnival, 4H shows, exhibits, horse show, karaoke, ATV mud run, and a talent show.
Date:   June 26, 2014 - June 29, 2014
Location:   Cass County Fairgrounds
Pine River, MN
Date/Time Details:   June 26-29, 2014
Jun 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:   June 26, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 26   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   June 26, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Jun 26 - Jun 28   Pine River Art Show
The annual Pine River Art Club Show will be Thursday through Saturday, June 26-28, 2014 at The Warehouse community center in downtown Pine River. The show features a wide variety of quality paintings and other visual expressions created by area artists.
Date:   June 26, 2014 - June 28, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Festivals.htm
Location:   The Warehouse Community Center in downtown Pine River
Date/Time Details:   June 26-28, 2014
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Admission is free to the public.
Jun 27 - Jun 29   Pine River Summerfest
Pine River's annual Summerfest celebration will be Friday through Sunday, June 27-29, 2014.  Events planned include:

Friday: Arts/Crafts Fair; Duck Races;  PrairieFire Children's Theater
Saturday: Parade;Arts/Crafts Fair; kids games; softball tournament; food fest; PrairieFire Children's Theater; Pine River State Bank Antique Tractor/Car Show
Sunday: 5K run; Lions Pancake Breakfast; Prairie Fire Children's Theater; softball tournament
Date:   June 27, 2014 - June 29, 2014
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/SUMFEST%20SCHEDULE2011.pdf
Location:   Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Date/Time Details:   June 27-29, 2014
Jun 27   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   June 27, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 27   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   June 27, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Jun 28   Twins Youth Baseball Clinic
The Twins will offer a youth baseball clinic for ages 6-9 and 10-16 at Bane Park.
Date:   June 28, 2014
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/
Location:   Bane Park
1717 S 7th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Parks & Recreation, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   June 28, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Free.
Jun 28   Cam's Autism Ride "Cruisin' for Autism"
Crusin' starts at the Junction in Aitkin, MN.
FIRST PRIZE: $1000
SECOND PRIZE: $500
THIRD PRIZE: $250
FOURTH PRIZE: $100. 
Food sold along the way. Giveaway's at each stop. Raffle drawing and auction at the Moose Lodge. All proceeds of this fundraiser go to the Autism Society of Minnesota.
Date:   June 28, 2014
Website:   http://camsride.com/
Location:  

Official Stops:
The Junction / Cave Liquors
Red Rooster
The Green Lantern

Contact:   For more information contact Sadie Llama deSigns at 218-678-2338
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 28, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Ride entry fee: $20 per rider & $15 per passenger
Raffle tickets can be purchased for $2.00 at each stop or at HalfBreed Custom Motorcycles & Sadie Llama Designs and you do not need to be present to win.
 
Jun 28   Fifty Lakes Family Fun Day 2014
Family fun for all including live music, vendors, food, games, bingo, meat raffle and more! The fun starts at 10 a.m.

Raffle Tickets on sale now at the 50 Lakes Bar.
Date:   June 28, 2014
Website:   http://www.fiftylakesmn.com/
Location:   Parking lot - corner of County Road #3 and County Road #1.
Contact:   Toni Buchite, 218-763-2035 City of Fifty Lakes 218-763-3113
Email:   toni@50lakesmn.com
Date/Time Details:   June 28, 2014
10 a.m.
Jun 28 - Jun 30   Bracket Drag Racing Series - BIR
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. The Zalusky Advanced Riding School is on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course Sunday and Monday. Register to learn the finer points of superbike racing or watch all the action from the bleachers. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
Date:   June 28, 2014 - June 30, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 28 - 30, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily Admission:  $20 adult, Kids 12 and under free
Jun 28   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   June 28, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Jun 28   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   June 28, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Jun 28   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   June 28, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 29   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   June 29, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Jun 30   The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
Date:   June 30, 2014
Website:   http://glennmillerorchestra.com/
Location:   Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
The Centre
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., 321-441-9135
Email:   http://glennmillerorchestra.com/contact/
Date/Time Details:   June 30, 2014
 7 pm
Jul 01   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   July 1, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Jul 01   Explore Crosslake Business Committee Meeting

The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber invites all members of the Crosslake business community to the Chamber’s Explore Crosslake meetings. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. the 1st Tuesday of each month. Please join us!
 
The purpose of the Explore Crosslake Committee is to:

  1. Create programs that ultimately promote or provide exposure for Crosslake businesses.
  2. Encourage volunteerism within the business community to have a more active role in promoting Crosslake.
  3. Encourage educational components to bring a greater benefit to our businesses.
  4. Increase regular attendance at monthly meetings.
  5. Continue to grow our successful Chamber organized Crosslake events: Winterfest, St. Pat’s Parade & Celebration, Crosslake in Bloom,  and Crosslake Days.
If you have any questions you can contact Cindy with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber – Crosslake Office (218) 692-4027
Date:   July 1, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Golden Horizons Assisted Living Center
13631 East Shore Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Brainerd Lakes Chamber Crosslake 218-692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Tuesday of every month
8-9 a.m.
Jul 01   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 1, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 01   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   July 1, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Jul 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:   July 2, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 02   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

2011 Meeting Dates:
Feb. 2            Lunch get together / Dockside
March 2         Lunch get together / Billy's at Breezy Point
April 6            Landsburg Nursery "Container Gardening" / Marina II
May 4             Visit Kendall Candles following lunch at the Tiki Room
June 1           Anne Levig "Going Green with Fashion" / Breezy City Hall
July 6             Officer Josef Garcia "Drug Abuse Awareness" / Breezy City Hall
August 3        David Slipy "Restorative Justice"  / Breezy City Hall
September 7 Tour of Central Lakes College / Lunch at CLC
October 5       Karen Struve "Beautiful Jewels" / Breezy City Hall
November 2   Craft for care centers / Breezy City Hall
December 7   Annual Christmas party / Prime Time

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   July 2, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Jul 03 - Jul 04   2014 Stars & Stripes Days

Fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3-4 in Pequot Lakes.  July 4 highlights include the annual parade! This two-day event is loaded with family fun events.


July 3
After Dusk Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks at the International- High School Ball Fields

July 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Flea Market, Craft Fair & Food Vendors - Trailside Park
10 a.m. - Minnow Races- Trailside Park

10 a.m. - Money in the Haystack-Trailside Park
10:30 a.m. - Kiddie Parade Registration-Chamber Building Parking Lot
11 a.m. - Kiddie Parade-Chamber Building Parking Lot
12 p.m. - Stars & Stripes Parade   View Parade Map
                All parade entries must be pre-registered by July 1   Parade Rules    Parade Entry Form

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

Date:   July 3, 2014 - July 4, 2014
Location:  

Pequot Lakes: In Trailside Park and East Side of Downtown
 

Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

July 3, 2014
6 p.m. - Midnight
Fireworks at Dusk

July 4, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Parade at Noon.
 

Fees/Admission:  

Free to attend.
Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
CLICK HERE for printable application: 

Jul 03   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   July 3, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Jul 04 - Jul 06   BIR 28th Annual Show & Go
The 28th Annual Show & Go is a Fourth of July tradition for race fans, and this year will be no different. The 2014 edition of the Show & Go (July 4-6) will be a Dual Event Weekend featuring  Muscle Car Series drag racing and Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racing on BIR’s 13-turn, 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.
In addition to great racing action, fans will also be treated to a classic car show, live music, a spectacular fireworks display, kids activities and on-site camping.
On the race track, the Show & Go features some phenomenal drag racing by the Heads-Up Classes that will be battling in the second race of the three-race Muscle Car Series. Fans will be treated to some serious horsepower that produces runs of 6-7 seconds and speeds over 200 mph. It’s intense drag racing that brings race fans back year after year.
Drivers in the Muscle Car Series are competing for series points, prize money, and ultimately, a series championship. The race features the cars in Pro Outlaw, Outlaw, King Street, Real Street, True Street and the new 660 Outlaw Street. The race will also highlight 10 Index classes, the winners of which have a separate run-off to crown the Index Class Champion. Three Strip Eliminator classes, Truck Eliminator, and Manual Transmission class round out the race schedule. It’s a full weekend of racing, with qualifying that runs Friday and Saturday, and eliminations on Sunday.
On the Competition Road Course, the SCCA brings exciting regional road racing to BIR.
The Show & Go wouldn’t be the same without a bunch of other activities off the track. A classic car show will be on display in front of the brick condos on Saturday. A spectacular fireworks display Saturday night and live music completes the weekend.
It’s two great racing events for the price of one! And SCCA racing goes on rain or shine, so weather won’t stop the racing going on at BIR this weekend.
Date:   July 4, 2014 - July 6, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (866) 444-4455
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 4-6, 2014
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission 
Thurs-Sun – $80
Fri-Sun – $70
Sat-Sun – $45 
Single Day admission – $25
Kids 12 and under FREE!

 

Jul 04 - Jul 06   28th Annual Show & Go - BIR
The 28th Annual Show & Go is a great Fourth of July tradition at BIR, offering fans a chance to see ridiculous head-to-head drag racing action as well as wide-open wheel-to-wheel racing on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. On the drag strip, the second race in the three-race Muscle Car Series features cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph! The road course will be busy all weekend with the Cheerios Racing Great North Legends Cars and regional SCCA road racing. The event includes a classic car show, fireworks and live music Saturday night. Two great racing events for the price of a single ticket! SCCA races rain or shine. On-site camping and RV sites available.
Date:   July 4, 2014 - July 6, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road        
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 4 - 8, 2014
Jul 04   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 4, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 04   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   July 4, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Jul 05   Grandpa's Run For The Walleye 2014 Crosslake
Join the 17th annual community-wide effort to restore the Whitefish Area's Walleye population established in memory of Grandpa Boots Buthman, this Crosslake tradition offers events for all ages and abilities. Run, walk or dash for fun and for the fish! 

Registrations are available at the Crosslake Community Center.
Date:   July 5, 2014
Time:   07:15 AM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.minnesotawaters.org/group/whitefish/run-walleye
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 5, 2014
7:15 - 8:30 a.m. - Check in and same day registration
 
Jul 05   Nisswa Firecracker Run
A TRUE MINNESOTA RUNNING EVENT - NISSWA FIRECRACKER THE NORTH WOODS FAMILY TRADITION! The Nisswa Firecracker 10K, 5K, and Kids Run is 'THE' Lake Country Classic! Known for its laid back atmosphere, super comfy event shirts, amazing craw-fish boil, Free Pabst, and Slip'N Slide finish line... The whole family is sure to make this a great tradition on your 4th of July weekend!
Date:   July 5, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.runnisswa.com/
Location:   Nisswa, MN
Contact:   David Janowiec
Email:   info@recessfactory.com
Date/Time Details:   July 5th, 2014
10K Start Time: 8 a.m.
5K Start Time 8:03 a.m.
Kidz Run Start Time: 9:45 a.m. (estimate)
Fees/Admission:   10K: $35 Early Birdy - until June 1
         $40 June 2 - July 3
         $43 July 4 + 5 (on-site only)  
5K: $30 Early Birdy - until June 1
       $35 June 2 - July 3 
       $38 July 4 + 5 (on-site only)
Kidz Run: *Child's Parent/guardian must be entered in 5k or 10k to participate. (Kids do not receive a t-shirt) FREE - Register at finish line on day of event. Kidz Pack Kiddos don't receive a free Firecracker shirt in the Kidz Run, so we offer a Kidz Pack option! They'll each receive an authentic youth Zorbaz Nisswa Firecracker shirt, bib number, and other free gear from the locals! Participation in Kidz Run not necessary. $15
Jul 05   Crosslake Craft & Flea Market
4th of July Weekend, Saturday July 5, 2014
Labor Day Weekend, Saturday August 30, 2014
Date:   July 5, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, Minnesota
Contact:   Call Al at 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   July 5, 2014
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   No admission charge. 
Vendor fee, $25/space
Jul 05   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   July 5, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Jul 05   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   July 5, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 05   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   July 5, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Jul 05   Fireworks at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Watch the fireworks at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge on July 5, 2014.
Date:   July 5, 2014
Time:   09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd
Deerwood, MN 56444
Contact:   (218) 678-2885
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   July 5, 2013
Dusk
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 05   2014 Crosslake Celebrates America 44th Annual Fireworks Display
2014 marks the 44th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas' freedom with a fantastic fireworks display.
Join us on July 5, 2014 on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk.

Please contribute to the cause.  Put your extra change in specially marked donation cans and purchase "Celebrate America-Crosslake" Souvenir bracelets at Crosslake merchants.  Tax deductible contributions can be mailed to:
PAL Foundation
14126 Daggett Pine Road
 Crosslake, MN  56442

Make your lodging reservations now!


 
Date:   July 5, 2014
Time:   10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   View the fireworks from the water and shores of Cross Lake
Fireworks launch from Sand Island on the south end of the lake
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Area Director
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 5, 2014
at dusk (10:15 p.m.)
Fees/Admission:   Mail Tax deductible contributions to:
Crosslake PAL Foundation
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Jul 06   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   July 6, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Jul 07   Boot Camp For New Dads
Boot Camp For New Dads is a nationally licensed program designed to give expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers. It provides a relaxed environment for expectant dads to get more information about personal care of their babies and find out about great community resources.
 
Boot Camp For New Dads is a two and a half hour class that is for men and facilitated by men.

Classes are offered by the Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition in partnership with Essentia Health. Additional funding support was received from the Crow Wing County Child Protection Team, The Initiative Foundation, and Brainerd Area Sertoma Club.

Date:   July 7, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaKids.com
Location:   St. Joseph’s Medical Center
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Tammy, (218) 454-5445
Date/Time Details:   6 - 8:30 p.m.

2013 Class Schedule:

Monday, February 4
Monday, March 11
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, July 1
Monday, August 5
Monday, October 7
Monday, November 11
Monday, December 16
Fees/Admission:   The class is free of charge.
Jul 08   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   July 8, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Jul 08 - Jul 09   2014 Bean Hole Days and Arts & Crafts Fair - Pequot Lakes Brainerd Lakes Chamber

It's time to dig out Thor, Big Bertha, Ole, Sven, Lena and Baby Olga for the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days celebration July 8 - 9. It's a time for thousands to gather as they share a free lunch of baked beans, a dinner roll, and a glass of Culligan water. The fun begins with the Paddle Hunt - your first clue will be released at 9 a.m. July 7. On Tuesday night, the baked beans are buried in the ground. And on Wednesday, the celebration culminates with the raising of the beans, a Queen and King Bean Coronation, an arts and crafts fair, food market, children's games, and of course, lunch!  

July 8:
6 p.m.:  Burying of the Beans Ceremony
The beans, prepared from Paul Bunyan's secret recipe behind locked doors, are buried in five huge cast iron kettles and cooked over a wood fire during the night. Join us for this special ceremony! The largest kettle, THOR, is on display by the Pequot Lakes Chamber building.

July 9:
9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Craft Fair  and Concessions along the Paul Bunyan Trail
11:15 a.m.: Coronation Ceremony - Who will be this year's Queen or King Bean?
11:30 a.m.: Raising of the beans
12 p.m. : Serving of the Beans - The incredibly friendly volunteers serve a free and delicious bowl of baked beans, dinner roll, and beverage to thousands of attendees.

Commemorative T-Shirts and Bowls will be sold July 7 - 9 as supplies last at the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center in Trailside Park.

 Thank you to our volunteer committee members for helping organize a wonderful event!

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

Date:   July 8, 2014 - July 9, 2014
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/community/neighborhoods/pequotlakesjenkins/
Location:  
EVENT SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. Please contact the Pequot Lakes Chamber office for more info.
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
July 7 - 9
9 a.m. - Paddle Hunt - Clues released

July 8
6 p.m. - Lowering of the Beans Ceremony

July 9
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Events throughout the day.
Fees/Admission:  
Free to attend
Vendor & Crafters: Juried Event.
CLICK HERE for printable application.





 
 
 

 
Jul 08   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 8, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 08   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   July 8, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Jul 08   Business After Hours - Simonson Lumber of Brainerd
Join Simonson Lumber of Brainerd as they host Business After Hours at 3855 Independence Rd on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 4:30 - 6 pm in Baxter.
Network and unwind with your fellow chamber members, meet the staff and learn about their services, all while enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Also register for a chance to win prizes!
 
Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event. So bring your business cards and get ready to network with other Chamber members. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.
 
As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event will be eligible for door prizes. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   July 8, 2014
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.simonson-lumber.com/brainerd.htm
Location:   Simonson Lumber of Brainerd
 dd3855 Independence Rd
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 8, 2013
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jul 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:   July 9, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jul 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:   July 9, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 09   Blood Drive - Crosslake July 2014
Sponsored by the Immaculate Heart Womens Group.  To make an appointment online visit www.redcrossblood.org and click on "Find a Blood Drive." Click on location and follow directions to set up an appointment, or call Jeanne at 218-763-4455. Walk-ins welcome after 2 p.m.
If you are unsure if you can donate blood because of travel or medications, call the Donor Eligibility line at 1-866-236-3276 and select option 3.  Please remember if you are types O-, O+, A-, or B- and you meet the requirements you can do a double red cell donation.  This procedure takes slightly longer to complete but it is more comfortable as it uses a smaller needle for collection.
Please mark your calendars to be a hero and save lives!
Date:   July 9, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.redcrossblood.org
Location:   Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
35208 County Road 37
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Jeanne 218-763-4455
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2014
1 - 7 p.m.
Jul 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:   July 10, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 10   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   July 10, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Jul 11 - Jul 13   Powercruise - BIR

Powercruise, the premier modified car event in the country, returns to Brainerd International Raceway this year. It's known as the place where you can do everything with your car that you’re not allowed to do anywhere else. Powercruise allows YOU to drive YOUR car on BIR's race track along with other like-minded petrol heads in the cruising sessions, where you can cruise next to the toughest modified street machines, hot rods, imports and drag cars, whether they're turbo charged, supercharged, nitrous injected…all with your family and friends in the car with you! The weekend includes events like powerskids (longest rolling burnouts), off-street drags (old-style street flag drop), drifting, burnouts Aussie-style, Dyno comps, Show & Shine, Miss Powercruise stage shows and heaps more fun stuff. On-site camping is available.

Date:   July 11, 2014 - July 13, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 11-13, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Friday-Sunday – $50
Friday – $20
Saturday – $25
Sunday – $20
Kids 12 and under are FREE with paying adult!
Jul 11   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 11, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 11   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   July 11, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Jul 12   Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K
The Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K is a friends and family event designed to promote a healthy, physical and mental lifestyle. Our course is made to challenge people of all ages and abilities. The 5K, or 3.2 mile course, will be filled with 16 obstacles from mud pits to swings, mother nature to man made, and fitness to fear! You can register as an individual, team, or as a parent/child team. (Must be 10 years or older)This years event will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Mount Ski Gull.
Pre-register for a free T-shirt at www.paulbunyanextreme5K.com
Crazy team names and costumes encouraged
 
Date:   July 12, 2014
Website:   http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com/
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 Cty Rd 77 SW
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com/contacts/
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 12, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Registration fees can be found online.
Jul 12   Brainerd Jaycees Street Fest on 7th
Well-known for the Extravaganza, the Brainerd Jaycees wanted to establish a summer event, so in 2002 the Great Northern BBQ was born. True to the original goal of bringing barbecue to the Brainerd Lakes, the Jaycees hosted a national and local barbecue competition and live music festival. Over the years, the nature of the event has changed a bit but has always included the Cub Foods Rib Fest, a local barbecue competition judged by the participants who select the best non-profit ribs, best local business ribs, and best decorated booth.

In 2008, the Brainerd Jaycees renamed the event the Street Fest on 7th and found a home in downtown Brainerd. The scope of the festival changed to incorporate food and craft vendors and family activities, including eating contests and children’s games. The downtown businesses have embraced the event with greater involvement every year, including a downtown business carnival in which businesses give away a flat-screen TV. New in 2011, the Brainerd Jaycees added a battle of the bands competition in which the top band won $1,000.
Date:   July 12, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdjaycees.com/events/street-fest-on-7th.html
Location:   Downtown Brainerd, MN
Contact:   http://brainerdjaycees.com/contact-us/index.html
Date/Time Details:   July 12, 2014
Jul 12   Paul Bunyan Extreme 5k


The Paul Bunyan Extreme 5k is a friends and family event. We will be hosting the event at Mount Ski Gull in Nisswa, MN on Saturday July 12, 2014. The 3.2 mile course will be covered in 16 obstacles ranging from swinging across mud pits to conquering the giant slip and slide! All the obstacles are designed to be safe for all ages 10 and up and challenging for everyone. Wearing costumes and forming teams with co-corkers, family and friends, community groups, and training partners is encouraged. Trophies will be awarded for different categories. Food and beverages will be provided. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Mt. Ski Gull to support and promote the facility.

Date:   July 12, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com/
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 County Road 77 Southwest
Nisswa, MN 56468
Email:   info@paulbunyanextreme5k.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 12, 2014.
First heat starts at 9 a.m. and every half hour until 3 p.m. You can register as an individual, team or parent/child team.
Fees/Admission:   Ranges from $50-$70. See website for more details and registration information.
www.paulbunyanextremea5k.com
Jul 12   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   July 12, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Jul 12   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   July 12, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Jul 12   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   July 12, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 13   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   July 13, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Jul 14   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   July 14, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd,
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 14, 2014
July 28, 2014
Aug 4, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Sep 8, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Oct 6, 2014
 
Jul 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 14, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 15   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   July 15, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Jul 15   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens - BIR
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway's Performance Driving School.
 
Date:   July 15, 2014
Website:   http://wwww.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 15, 2014
Jul 15   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 15, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 15   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   July 15, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Jul 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:   July 16, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 16   Northland Arboretum 6th Annual Country Sampler Picnic

Enjoy An Evening of Family Fun! Stroll through the grounds at the Arb, sampling fare from more than twenty-five local restaurants, resorts and other Central Minnesota vendors specializing in delicious Minnesota treats!

Pig Races - Food Sampling - Pig Roast Dinner - Live Music - Beer Tasting - Wine Tasting - Picnic Basket Auction - Farmers Market - and much more!

Date:   July 16, 2014
Time:   04:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/annual-events
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, July 16, 2014
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  

$12 Adults
$5 Kids ages 5-15
NO CHARGE for Kids ages 0 to 4

All proceeds benefit the Northland Arboretum.

Jul 16   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   July 16, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
May 7, 2014
May 21, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jul 17   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   July 17, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Jul 18 - Jul 20   Bracket Drag Racing Series & Superbike Racing
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while high-flying Superbike racing takes on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course this weekend. Bracket Drag Racing features some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Superbike Racing comes to BIR courtesy of the Central Roadracing Association, which provides three full days of thrilling racing. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
Date:   July 18, 2014 - July 20, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 18-20, 2014
Fees/Admission:   One ticket gets you into both events! Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jul 18   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 18, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 18   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   July 18, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Jul 19   2014 Whitefish Area Lions Crosslake Flea Market
The Whitefish Area Lions will hosts a Crosslake Flea Market monthly May thru September 2014.

Vendors welcome for this season long flea market.
Date:   July 19, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Rte 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Cora Mitchell (218) 831-4586 or (218) 692-3501
Email:   cora@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 19, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Monthly and Seasonal rates
Jul 19   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   July 19, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Jul 19   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   July 19, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 19   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   July 19, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Jul 20   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   July 20, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Jul 22   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   July 22, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Jul 22   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 22, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 22   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   July 22, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Jul 23 - Jul 26   Inland Lakes Yachting Association Annual X Boat Championship Regatta.

Eight Races:

  • Wednesday afternoon: practice race

  • Thursday morning: 1-2 races; Afternoon: 1-2 races

  • Friday morning: 1-2 races; Afternoon: 1-2 races

  • Saturday morning: 1-2 races


The races are about 2-4 miles long, around a set of markers/buoys, and take approximately 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. The starts, buoy roundings, and finishes can be extra exciting. The kids need to hike out on the edge of the boat to hold them down from tipping in higher winds.

Ages: Skipper age: 13/14 (approximately - some younger) = junior fleet.  Approximately 40 boats. Skipper ages 15/16 = senior fleet. Another 40 boats.
 
Boat: X boat (approximately 16 feet long, two person (skipper and crew), two sails (main and jib), 500 lb. boat.)

Spectators: Most welcome.

Where: On Gull Lake in front of the yacht club.

Other: 

  • Wednesday evening: Barbeque on site/team processions/speaker/volleyball.

  • Friday evening: Dinner/dance/DJ/Volleyball all on site. Sponsorships welcome. Volunteers welcome. About 400 people attend the event, stay in local hotels/resorts, and visit local businesses. Travelers coming from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and of course, around Minnesota.


History: The event is the annual championship regatta for this one design boat for the Inland Lakes Yachting Association (ILYA). Many other smaller regattas are held prior to this around the Midwest for these sailors. The ILYA has been hosting this event well over 50 years and it is hosted by other Midwest member yacht clubs on a rotating basis. Many of the ILYA sailors that are at this event go on to race collegiately and some in the Olympics. (Gull Lake Yacht Club (GLYC) hosted this last in 2009 with over 100 boats and 400 attendees, and was a huge success.

Date:   July 23, 2014 - July 26, 2014
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   In front of Gull Lake Yacht Club
19696 Love Lake Rd ·
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jerry Driessen - Cell - 612-382-7526
Date/Time Details:   July 23 - 26, 2014
Jul 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:   July 23, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 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:   July 24, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 24   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   July 24, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Jul 24   CHOW - Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association
Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Associations  invites you to join them as they host CHOW on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

During CHOW, Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association will be providing lunch, door prizes and information about their facility.

CHOW Lunch is a business development opportunity that connects you with business prospects and the event host. You'll also learn highlights of what's happening at your Chamber. So, grab your business cards and be ready to promote your business by developing relationships! Attendees are invited to donate door prizes. 
Date:   July 24, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northerntrackersrrclub.com
Location:   Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association - Home of the Northern Trackers
35170 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlake.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, July 24, 2014
Noon - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:  
A $5 payment can be made at the event by cash, check, debit or credit card. Pre-registration is appreciated and will make you eligible for door prizes!
Jul 25   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 25, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 25   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   July 25, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Jul 26   Lakewood Health System- 2nd Annual Beginners Try-A-Triathalon

The 2nd Annual Lakewood Beginners Try-A-Triathlon is slated to take place on Saturday, July 26 at the Dower Lake Recreation Area in Staples.

 

The event is once again being sponsored by the Special Events and Employee Wellness committees, along with Lakewood physicians and the Staples Community Center, with proceeds going to the Lakewood Foundation and the Staples Community Center.

 

The event includes a quarter mile swim, six mile bike ride and a one and a quarter mile run. Participants may compete as an individual, or as a three-person team. The cost per individual is $35, and $90 per team. Each participant will receive a free pass to the Staples Community Center pool to begin training for the event. No special equipment is needed.

 

An informational meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 2 at 12:30 p.m. in Classroom A on the lower level of Lakewood’s Main Campus. The meeting will include general information about the event, how to prepare for a triathlon and training tips. Those unable to attend this meeting, and those interested in volunteering to assist the day of the triathlon, are encouraged to contact Megan Kruse at 218-894-8508 or megankruse@lakewoodhealthsystem.com with questions.

 

To learn more and to register for the event, go to www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com/Community/Try-A-Triathlon

Date:   July 26, 2014
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com/Community/Try-A-Triathlon
Location:   Dower Lake Recreation Area
24615 Thunder Road
Staples, MN 56479
Contact:   Megan Kruse, 218-894-8508
Email:   megankruse@lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 26, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $35 per individual and $90 per team
Jul 26   Northern Plaid Festival
5K Fun Run, live music, food, arts and crafts fair.  Join the 2nd Annual Northern Plaid Festival at the Northland Arboretum in Baxter, brought to you by the Brighter Days Foundation.  Activity wristbands for kids $10.  Early registration for 5K Plaid Run includes t-shirt and entry - $25
Date:   July 26, 2014
Website:   http://Northernplaidfestival.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 26, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Wristbands for kids  $10
Early Registration for 5K $25
Jul 26   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Jul 26   Brainerd Lakes Downhill Derby

2014 Race Dates:

July 26, August 23, September 27

Races are held on 15th Avenue NE, by Lum Park.

Ages 6-16.  Participants must be registered no later than noon Friday, prior to each race.

Loaner cars are available.

Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_downhilldrags.htm
Location:   Races are held on 15th Avenue NE, by Lum Park.

Lum Park address:
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Parks & Recreation, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   July 26, 2014
All new racers must attend test runs at 9:30 am
Races start at 11 am
 
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $5.
Jul 26   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Jul 26   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   July 26, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 27, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jul 27   Bumble Bee Workshop at Northland Arboretum
Bring your camera and a notebook.

Did you know 18 different bumble bee species make their home in Minnesota, including several species that are in decline?
Are you curious to know more about how these creatures live, how to identify them, which ones are endangered, and what you can do to help? This workshop will provide detailed information on bumble bee identification, biology, habitat needs, and conservation status. Participants will learn how to survey for bumble bees, how to participate in a bumble bee citizen monitoring project, and how to create habitat for these important animals.  A classroom component (including a presentation and hands-on activity) will be followed by an outdoor “bumble bee walk” where participants will learn to net, identify and photograph bumble bees in a natural area. At the end of the workshop, participants will be introduced to a new citizen science project (Bumble Bee Watch), and learn how to submit photo records to Bumble Bee Watch’s online interactive database.
Registration fee includes lunch and a copy the following books and materials:

  • Xerces Society best-selling book: Attracting Native Pollinators ($30 in value)
  • “Get to Know Your MN Bumble Bees” quick-reference sheet (by Elaine Evans)
  • Xerces Society booklet: Conserving Bumble Bees
  • Pocket Identification Guides for two rare bumble bees in Minnesota
  • Great Lakes Region Plants for Native Bees” fact sheet

About the instructors:  Sarah Foltz Jordan is a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation where she works to protect and promote pollinators, endangered species, and their habitats.
Elaine Evans, co-author of “Befriending Bumble Bees,” is a researcher and bumble bee expert at the University of MN.

Date:   July 27, 2014
Time:   11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandorb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   arboretum@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 27, 2014
11:00 - 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $50 per person – Northland Arboretum Members & MN Master Naturalists
$75 per person – Non-Arboretum Attendees
Jul 27   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   July 27, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Jul 28   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   July 28, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 28, 2014
Jul 29 - Aug 02   Crow Wing County Fair
A County Fair always reminds folks of unlimited fun and entertainment for the whole family. This is the main motive behind Crow Wing County Fair which has everything placed under one roof. There are quality products which one can get here and some of those are Table Runner, Pillow Cases, Dish Towels, Guest or Bath Towel, Potholders or Hot Dish Mats, Counted Cross Stitch, Home Economics for Youth, Miscellaneous Furnishings, Spreads, Afghans, Rugs, Homemaking Crafts and there are so many other names available in the lot. Moreover, you can also enjoy the additional products which are available here along with exciting functions which will keep you glued to this field.      
Date:   July 29, 2014 - August 2, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/fair
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 13th St SE
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   Fair Grounds, 218-829-6680
Email:   cwcfair@brainerd.com
Date/Time Details:   July 29 - August 2, 2014
Jul 29   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   July 29, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Jul 29   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   July 29, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Jul 29   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   July 29, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Jul 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:   July 30, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 30   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   July 30, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
May 7, 2014
May 21, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jul 31   Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   July 31, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
CLICK HERE for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Aug 01 - Aug 03   Bracket Drag Racing Series & ChumpCar World Series - BIR
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while lovable $500 junkers are on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course this weekend for the ChumpCar World Series. Bracket Drag Racing features some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Testing is Friday. The ChumpCars will compete in seven-hour endurance races Saturday and Sunday. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. One ticket gets you into both events!
Date:   August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:  
August 1 - 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily Admission:  $20 adults, Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 01   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 1, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 01   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   August 1, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Aug 02   Kaleidoscope 5K Fun Run
The 5K and Walk for Hope were held last year in Baxter, starting and finishing at the big tend south of the Heritage Assembly of God Church. Runners and walkers were "Colorized" along the route, and participated in the Great Color Festival with 600 people throwing huge amounts of color into the air. The celebration was completed with songs and testimonies from the Teen Challenge residents. Funds raised will go 100% to local programs.
Date:   August 2, 2014
Website:   http://www.mntc.org
Location:   Heritage Assembly of God church
13242 Berrywood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Minnesota Teen Challenge, (218) 833-8777
Email:   centralcampus@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   August 2, 2014
Aug 02 - Aug 03   BIR ChumpCar World Series

The ChumpCar World Series – North America’s home for $500 race cars and endurance racing – is on the schedule for a double race July 20-21, featuring seven-hour endurance races each day. On the drag strip is the Bracket Drag Racing Series.

ChumpCar racing features hunks of screaming junk that are basically held together with duct tape and bailing twine. It’s grassroots racing for people who like to wrench on their cars, drive fast and have a blast doing it. If this sounds like you, check out the ChumpCar website and sign up a team for BIR’s two races. Teams are required to have a minimum of four drivers who take shifts driving.

The series rules are pretty simple: Your race car can’t be worth more than $500 before you install specific safety equipment. You also need a ChumpCar Competition License, which you can get by enrolling in the two-hour ChumpCar Driver’s School prior to the race at a cost of $25.

Date:   August 2, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (866) 444-4455
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 2-3, 2014
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $45
Fri-Sun $35
Sat-Sun $25
Single Day $15

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Aug 02   33rd Annual Crosslake Dam Run 5K & 10K
Join the 33rd Annual Crosslake Dam Run. Both the 5K and 10K are certified courses and will be chip timed by Pickle Events. Both races start at 8 a.m. and start and end at the same location. The starting and registration areas are located just north of the Crosslake business district a the Town Square, on Swann Drive. There will be ample parking and toilet facilities available. Pre-registration is $25 by July 25, 2014; $30 after that date. Make checks payable to the Crosslake Dam Run. For more information contact Mick Justin at 218-568-5242 or mjustin@mjustincpa.com

Register online at http://www.zapevent.com/ListActivities.aspx?eventid=4660#
Date:   August 2, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.zapevent.com/ListActivities.aspx?eventid=4660#
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Mick Justin, (218) 568-5242
Email:   mjustin@mjustincpa.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 2, 2014
8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Before July 25, 2014 - $25
On or after July 26, 2014 - $30
Aug 02   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rockin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   August 2, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 02   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   August 2, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakeoutdoormusic.com/
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Aug 03   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   August 3, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Aug 04   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   August 4, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2014
Aug 04   Boot Camp For New Dads
Boot Camp For New Dads is a nationally licensed program designed to give expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers. It provides a relaxed environment for expectant dads to get more information about personal care of their babies and find out about great community resources.
 
Boot Camp For New Dads is a two and a half hour class that is for men and facilitated by men.

Classes are offered by the Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition in partnership with Essentia Health. Additional funding support was received from the Crow Wing County Child Protection Team, The Initiative Foundation, and Brainerd Area Sertoma Club.

Date:   August 4, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaKids.com
Location:   St. Joseph’s Medical Center
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Tammy, (218) 454-5445
Date/Time Details:   6 - 8:30 p.m.

2013 Class Schedule:

Monday, February 4
Monday, March 11
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, July 1
Monday, August 5
Monday, October 7
Monday, November 11
Monday, December 16
Fees/Admission:   The class is free of charge.
Aug 05   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   August 5, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Aug 05   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens - BIR
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway?s Performance Driving School.
 
Date:   August 5, 2014
Website:   http://wwww.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 5, 2014
Aug 05   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 5, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 05   Explore Crosslake Business Committee Meeting

The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber invites all members of the Crosslake business community to the Chamber’s Explore Crosslake meetings. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. the 1st Tuesday of each month. Please join us!
 
The purpose of the Explore Crosslake Committee is to:

  1. Create programs that ultimately promote or provide exposure for Crosslake businesses.
  2. Encourage volunteerism within the business community to have a more active role in promoting Crosslake.
  3. Encourage educational components to bring a greater benefit to our businesses.
  4. Increase regular attendance at monthly meetings.
  5. Continue to grow our successful Chamber organized Crosslake events: Winterfest, St. Pat’s Parade & Celebration, Crosslake in Bloom,  and Crosslake Days.
If you have any questions you can contact Cindy with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber – Crosslake Office (218) 692-4027
Date:   August 5, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Golden Horizons Assisted Living Center
13631 East Shore Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Brainerd Lakes Chamber Crosslake 218-692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Tuesday of every month
8-9 a.m.
Aug 05   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   August 5, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Aug 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:   August 6, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 06   Breezy Point Women's Club
The Breezy Point Women's Club is involved in the following community service projects:
Scholarships
Donate Books
Plant and maintain garden areas
Tray favors for care center residents
Visit and remember "adopted" care center residents
Monetary donation and food shelf items

2011 Meeting Dates:
Feb. 2            Lunch get together / Dockside
March 2         Lunch get together / Billy's at Breezy Point
April 6            Landsburg Nursery "Container Gardening" / Marina II
May 4             Visit Kendall Candles following lunch at the Tiki Room
June 1           Anne Levig "Going Green with Fashion" / Breezy City Hall
July 6             Officer Josef Garcia "Drug Abuse Awareness" / Breezy City Hall
August 3        David Slipy "Restorative Justice"  / Breezy City Hall
September 7 Tour of Central Lakes College / Lunch at CLC
October 5       Karen Struve "Beautiful Jewels" / Breezy City Hall
November 2   Craft for care centers / Breezy City Hall
December 7   Annual Christmas party / Prime Time

Membership is open to all women of the area an guests are welcome at all meetings and social events.
Date:   August 6, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Wini Kristufek 562-4512; Kathy Zender 562-4873; Darlene Clement 562-4807
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of each month
Aug 07   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   August 7, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Aug 08   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 8, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 08   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   August 8, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Aug 09 - Aug 10   This Old Farm Pioneer Days
Paul Bunyan Land presents "This Old Farm Annual Pioneer Days." Come join us for our 33nd annual two day event when This Old Farm Pioneer Village comes to life. Watch a daily parade of antique tractors, cars and steam engines. Witness steam threshing, a fully operating sawmill, black powder demonstrations, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to relive the good 'ole days!
Date:   August 9, 2014 - August 10, 2014
Website:   http://www.paulbunyancenter.com
Location:   Paul Bunyan Land/ This Old Farm
17553 State Highway 18
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-6342
Email:   pbc@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 9 - 10, 2014
Aug 09   Dru Sjodin Purple Elephant Run
10K at 8:00 AM: One loop combining the beauty of the Paul Bunyan Trail and city roads in Pequot Lakes.

5K at 8:05 AM: One loop combining the Paul Bunyan Trail and historic downtown Pequot Lakes.

Kids Fun Run at 9:30: Calling all kids! This fun run will be right in Trailside Park. There will not be registration for the kids run, just show up!
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.runfordru.com/#!
Location:   Trailside Park
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Carrie Ruud, 218-820-0779
Email:   carrie@carrieruud.com
Date/Time Details:   August 9, 2014
10K at 8 am
5K at 8:05 am
Kids Fun Run at 9:30
Fees/Admission:   10K: $30      Race Day $35
5K: $30        Race Day $35
Kids Fun Run: FREE!
Aug 09   Kids Fishing Derby - Crosslake


The Crosslake Recreation Area will host a free youth fishing derby for kids age 14 and under. Participants must be at the main office by 8:30 a.m. to register. There will be educational programs at 9:00 a.m. followed by fishing at 10:00 a.m. The children must be present for the duration of the educational programs and have an adult present to participate. All fishing must be done from shore and within park boundaries. Participants need to bring their own bait, sunscreen and fishing pole. Local merchants will provide the prizes and soda pop. The fishing derby will be held rain or shine.
 
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:  
US Army Corp Corp of Engineers Crosslake Campground
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   651-290-5793
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 9, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Aug 09   7th Annual Chokecherry Festival
There’s going to be some returning favorites such as the American Legion's french toast breakfast served with sausage links and chokecherry syrup, or eggs, links, and toast served from 7 a.m. until noon. Adults are $7 and Kids under 6 are $4.
 
The Chokecherry Culinary Contest starts at 10 a.m. Enter for your chance to win. The only rule is that chokecherries MUST be included in the recipe. You may enter in more than one category and all entries MUST be received by 10 a.m.
 
Kid's arcade area on the north side of Trailside Park. A variety of reasonably-priced kid's games, something for all sizes including Plinko, Bean Bag Toss, tugboats, fishpond, and more with prizes for the kids to win! This year we will have face painting too!
 
There's an Arts Festival all day featuring artisans to satisfy the most prudent shopper, (click here for application). Enjoy perusing a variety of one-of-a-kind items and local artists. Food vendors will be available to take care of that hunger craving at any time throughout the day including the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club’s almost famous Shish-ka-Bobbers. If you haven't tried them yet, you're missing out! 

  
Another family favorite is the Back Seat Driver game. The perfect game for that guy/gal that loves to drive the tractor around the yard - slightly more challenging due the the fact that they're blindfolded. He/she will have you to guide them through the challenge course though - fastest time with the fewest mistakes takes the prize. Many have tried, few have succeeded...
 
Or maybe you'd like to try pit-spitting? A tricky contest because you first have to get to the pit. Amazing results in year's past, I think the record is 34 feet - Can you beat that?
 
There's going to be new amazing food at the Festival this year as well as some of your returning favorites. Don't forget to get your almost famous Shish-ka-bobbers. It will be the last time this year you will be able to get yourself some! Otherwise you will have to wait until June of next year...and that's a very long time...
 
We will again have Chokecherry T-shirts available for purchase and this year they are organic cotton,tie-dyed and screen printed locally! Even if I do say so myself, they look awesome!
 
Did you know that Pequot Lakes is the “Official” Chokecherry Capital of Minnesota? The City filed the proclamation on June 1, 2010 and that makes it “Official!” (You can go to http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/ to see a copy.
 
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://plbplionsclub.com/cherry.htm
Location:  
Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
 
Hwy 371 N.  1 block east of the stop lights
Contact:   Crafters & General info - Molly Ring, 218-838-8002 Food Vendors - Atesha Barnes, (218) 568-5002
Email:   molly@seriouslyfunmarketing.com
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 9, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  
Breakfast - Adults are $7 and Kids under 6 are $4.
Aug 09   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Aug 09   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Aug 09   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   August 9, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 10   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   August 10, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Aug 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   August 11, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Aug 12   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   August 12, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Aug 12   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 12, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 12   2014 Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 

Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
Fish Toss (with BIG fish)
Face Painting & Tattoos

Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
 
Date:   August 12, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe (218) 692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Each Tuesday June 17 thru August 12
1 - 3:00 p.m.
Aug 12   Business After Hours - The Crossing Arts Alliance
Join The Crossing Arts Alliance as they host Business After Hours at 1001 Kingwood Street on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 4:30 - 6 pm in Brainerd.
Network and unwind with your fellow chamber members, meet the staff and learn about their services, all while enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Also register for a chance to win prizes!
 
Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event. So bring your business cards and get ready to network with other Chamber members. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.
 
As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event will be eligible for door prizes. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   August 12, 2014
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   The Crossing Arts Alliance
 dd1001 Kingwood Street 
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Holly Holm, 218-822-7112
Email:   hholm@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 12, 2013
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Aug 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:   August 13, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Aug 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:   August 13, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 14 - Aug 17   NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals at BIR

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals features the world's fastest cars, the most skilled drivers and a legion of crazy race fans who can't get enough of the thunderous power pumped out by an 8,000-horsepower dragster flying down the drag strip at over 300 mph. Behind the wheel are the biggest names in drag racing: John Force, Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher, Ron Capps, Greg Anderson, Jason Line and many more. Every ticket includes a pit pass where you can see crews tear down and rebuild cars between runs, and where you can meet your favorite drivers for autographs. On-site camping is available in family areas or in the infamous Zoo campground. Get your tickets today for the hottest motorsports event in the Upper Midwest.

Date:   August 14, 2014 - August 17, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/nhra-nationals
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 14-17, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Click here for ticket information. Advance tickets are available. Buy now and save a bundle!  Advance tickets on sale through July 16. Kids 12 and under get in FREE!
Aug 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:   August 14, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 14   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   August 14, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Aug 14   Lake Country Crafts & Cones Ice Cream Eating Contest
For more than 10 years Lake Country Crafts & Cones has been hosting an annual ice cream eating contest!  With categories for all ages, it's not just the kids who dive into the bowls to compete.
Date:   August 14, 2014
Time:   03:00 PM
Location:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones
36084 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones 218-692-4411
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 14
3 p.m.
Aug 15   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 15, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 15   Pine River Duck Races
Race a duck down the Pine River! Races are held every Friday June 20 through August 15, 2014. There will be three to six races a day depending on the size of the crowd. Any age is welcome to participate. 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Ducks placing in heats are eligible for the "Grand Duck Off Racer" for daily grand duck race. Get a "duck buck" with each registration which is good for lots of free stuff and discounts at Pine River Chamber Member Merchants!
Date:   August 15, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Pine River Dam
Pine River, MN
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, (218) 587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday through August 15, 2014
1:45 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - First Race
Fees/Admission:   Entry donation of $1 per duck
Aug 16   2014 Whitefish Area Lions Crosslake Flea Market
The Whitefish Area Lions will hosts a Crosslake Flea Market monthly May thru September 2014.

Vendors welcome for this season long flea market.
Date:   August 16, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Rte 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Cora Mitchell (218) 831-4586 or (218) 692-3501
Email:   cora@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 16, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Monthly and Seasonal rates
Aug 16   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   August 16, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Aug 16   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   August 16, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 16   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   August 16, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Aug 17   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   August 17, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Aug 19   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   August 19, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Aug 19   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 19, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 20 - Aug 24   Lakes Bluegrass Festival

Now in our ninth year, the Lakes Bluegrass Festival consistently receives rave reviews. This is a family-friendly event so bring the kids and come for a day, an evening or camp all weekend.

Located in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area in Pine River, MN, this festival features the best in national touring and Minnesota bluegrass bands, along with professional Emcees, a top-notch sound system, abeautiful stage and a big tent for shade and rain protection (bring your lawn chairs). There are over 40 professional bluegrass shows in all over the 4-day weekend. Plus, learn to play or brush up your skills at one of our FREE bluegrass workshops on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, dobro and harmony singing.

And that’s not all! Stroll the grounds and listen to the impromptu jam sessions, sample the tasty food at one of our food vendors, take a short walk into the friendly town of Pine River, or just relax and visit with friends. You’ll find that bluegrass fans are the friendliest around!

 

Don’t miss this event! Come and see what everyone is talking about!

National and Regional Bluegrass Bands:

Tim & Cindy and Friends - Nisswa, MN - Fri. & Sun.
Blue Hazard - Stillwater, MN - Thu. & Fri.
Ivory Bridge - Minneapolis, MN - Thu. & Fri.
Shaffers Lost 40 - Brainerd, MN - Thu. & Fri.
No Grass Limit - Maple Plain, MN - Thu. & Fri.
Blue Wolf - Minneapolis, MN - Sat. & Sun.
The Long Shots - St. Paul, MN - Thu. & Sat.
The Froemming Family - Eden Valley, MN - Sat. & Sun
Clinics-Jam Sessions-Food-Camping-Fun!

Date:   August 20, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Website:   http://www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com
Location:   Cass County Fair Grounds
Pine River, MN  56474
Contact:   218-857-4000 For advanced tickets call 800-728-6926 or go on website
Date/Time Details:  

 

AUGUST 20 - 24, 2014

3 PM Wed - Gates Open

Wed Night - Jam Sessions

12 pm - 3 pm Thu Open Stage

3 PM- 11 PM Thu Main Stage

11 AM- 11 PM Fri & Sat Main Stage

10am - 5pm Fri & Sat Workshops

9 AM - 2 PM Sun Main Stage

Fees/Admission:  

Advance Ticket Information (available thru August 16th)
Full Event (Thu-Sun)     $45
All Weekend (Fri-Sun)   $35
Sat & Sun                      $25
Any Single Day              $15
12 & Under w/parent    Free
Teen w/parent              1/2 price
Camping per night
per campsite                 $10

 
                                   





 

Aug 20   25th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser


The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to participate in the 25th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, sponsored by Grand Casino Mille Lacs.

This is a great day of networking and fun!

Included With Your 18 Hole Registration...

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


Additional activities include a putting contest at the end of the day, hole contests including hole-in-one challenges, and drawings for fabulous prizes -- plus a grand prize (supported by Grand Casino Mille Lacs).

All funds raised support the Chamber's mission to serve our members. Thanks for your support!


For more information, contact Aeli Wiebolt at (218) 822-7119 or by email.

Thank you to our generous major sponsor, Grand Casino Mille Lacs!
 


 

Date:   August 20, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:  
Grand View Lodge at The Pines
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber, (218) 822-7119
Email:   awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SCHEDULE
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. -  Registration
7:30 - 9 a.m. -  Buffet Breakfast
9 a.m. - Shotgun start
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
2 p.m. - Chipping Contest/Appetizer station/Cash Bar/Prizes/Winner Recognition
3 p.m. - Program
Fees/Admission:  
Aug 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:   August 20, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 21   2014 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2014 Crafter & Flea Market Application

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!

1 p.m.                   Bobber Bowling-Bowl for top score and prizes with a bobber bowling ball and 
                             Paul Bunyan sized pins!

Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   August 21, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 19 - August 21, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Aug 22 - Aug 24   CRA Superbike Racing - BIR
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites
Date:   August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:    August 22 - 24, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission:  $20 Adults, Kids 12 and under are free.
Aug 22   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 22, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 23   Pine River Flea Market
What a great way to spend the day - casually wandering amongst multiple treasures!
Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-River-371-Flea-Market/118099321605375
Location:   Next to Pine River Railroad Depot
Highway 371 and Barclay Ave
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   (218) 839-9742
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays, starting May 24 through Labor Day weekend.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Vendors pay only $10 per space for the day!
Aug 23   Brainerd Lakes Downhill Derby

2014 Race Dates:

August 23, September 27

Races are held on 15th Avenue NE, by Lum Park.

Ages 6-16.  Participants must be registered no later than noon Friday, prior to each race.

Loaner cars are available.

Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_downhilldrags.htm
Location:   Races are held on 15th Avenue NE, by Lum Park.

Lum Park address:
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Parks & Recreation, 218-828-2320
Email:   parks@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   August 23, 2014
All new racers must attend test runs at 9:30 am
Races start at 11 am
 
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $5.
Aug 23   2014 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through August 30, 2014.
A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

 
Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   The Chocolate Ox 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays - June 21 through August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Aug 23   Band In The Park
Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!

June 21 - Daybreak (jazz, night club music)
June 28 - Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
July 5 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
July 12 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
July 19 - Gary Timbs (country, gospel, contemporary)
July 26 - Dirty Bomb (classic & newer rock)
August 2 - Rckin Hill Band (50s, 60s, 70s)\
August 9 - Live From the Attic (oldies, rock)
August 16 - Decade 7 (contemporary, rock)
August 23 - Skilly and Duff (Irish band)
August 30 - Tim, Cindy & Friends (blue grass band)
Date:   August 23, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-8568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   June 21-August 30, 2014
Saturday evenings from 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 24, 2014
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
Aug 24   American Legion Weekly Bar Bingo and Food
 American Legion offers Bar Bingo every Sunday. Club opens at noon. Food served 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Date:   August 24, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 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:   Every Sunday
Aug 25   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
Date:   August 25, 2014
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 25, 2014
Aug 26   Wing Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
New York style wings with 14 signature sauces. Just $.45 each!
Date:   August 26, 2014
Website:   http://www.buffalowildwings.com
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
14643 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   (218) 828-8900
Email:   147@buffalowildwings.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays
11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $.45 wings
Aug 26   Lakes Area Growers Market
Farmer's Market with locally grown produce. In season fruits, vegetables, plants, meats, preserves, honey, flowers. Lots of great homemade baked goods and jams & jellies. Bedding plants in the spring.
Date:   August 26, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Location:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays at the Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd

Fridays at Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Drive, Baxter
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   May - October
Tuesdays and Fridays
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 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:   August 27, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://MatchOBGYN.org
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Tara Karels, (218) 828-7362
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 27   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   August 27, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 3, 2014
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Aug 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:   August 28, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brick House Pizza Bread & Bagel
302 Washington St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Matt Perrine, (218) 822-7107
Email:   mperrine@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 29 - Aug 31   BIR 26th Annual Muscle Car Shootout

The 26th Annual Muscle Car Shootout on Labor Day weekend is a perennial favorite at BIR and is a great way to cap off your summer. The event features the Muscle Car Series’ grand finale, the Trans Am Series, the SCCA Jack Pine Sprints and a new event, the Pirelli World Challenge.

SCCA Pro Racing returns for a 40-lap, 100-mile Trans Am Series race on Sunday, featuring Trans Am, Trans Am2 and Trans Am3 classes, all of which will be on the track at the same time. You can be guaranteed phenomenal racing when these drivers on the track.

On the drag strip, the Muscle Car Series will be wrapping up the season, as drivers duke it out for series championships. The Heads-Up Classes will be center stage, featuring cars with huge horsepower that can get down the track in 6- 7 seconds and crank out speeds of 200+ mph. It’s heads-up drag racing at its finest, featuring some of the fastest cars in the Midwest.

The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will be sharing the road course with the Trans Am Series Saturday and Sunday for the Jack Pine Sprints, an annual tradition featuring regional drivers competing in various classes.

There’s a lot going on off the track this weekend as well. On Saturday, a classic car show will be on the infield behind the main grandstand, and Rhino will be providing live music at The Wheelie Bar & Grille.

What a way to end the summer!

Trans Am photo by Chris Clark, Jack Pine Sprints photo by Rick Corwine.

Date:   August 29, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (866) 444-4455
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 29-31, 2014
Fees/Admission:   General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun – $80
Fri-Sun – $70