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Jan 01 - Dec 31   2015 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

2015 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 Vendor:
Booth Space and Fees:
Market in the Park: 10x10=$15 - 10x20=$30
June 18
June 25
July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20

Stars & Stripes: July 4, 10x10 = $30 - 10x20 = $50
Bean Hole Days: July 15, 10x10 = $75 - 10x20 = $150
Crosslake Days: September 26, 10x10 = $60 - 10x20 = $100
Ice Fest: January 10, 2015
8x10 = $75 Chamber Member
8x10 = $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, 2015 for Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days, and August 1, 2015 for 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, 2015 for Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days, and August 7, 2015 for 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 10x10. 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 2015 Food Vendor fees are as follows:
Chamber Member

Stars & Stripes - $75 (July 4, a two-day event
Bean Hole Days - $50


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


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


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

 

Date:   January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes.com
Contact:   Jenna Crawford
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Mar 31 - Apr 10   Gallery Exhibition - Face To Face
The Crossing Arts Alliance invites you to enjoy our newest exhibit, 'Face To Face', which seeks to highlight the relevance of thoughtful self-portraiture in an age of "selfies". There is a variety of mediums represented as as well as a diverse approach to the idea of self. We think you'll find it an interesting glimpse into the artists themselves.
Date:   March 31, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   March 20-April 10, 2015
Mar 31   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   March 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Mar 31   Grief Support Group at Lakewood Health System

Lakewood Health System will offer weekly Grief Support Group meetings to be held every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28 from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Fireside conference room on the lower level of Lakewood’s main campus. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, child or any other loss is welcome to attend one or all meetings.
 

Grief support can alleviate pain associated with illness and death. Join others for discussions centering on various aspects of the grieving process: shock and denial, anger, depression, guilt, hope, renewal and acceptance. The group is facilitated by Chaplain Daryl Jacobson.

With grief support, sharing experiences after the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of pets, possessions and even your sense of family and faith can help lift the heavy burden of grief and bereavement.

To register for the Grief Support Group, please call 218-894-8623, and for more information regarding these sessions, contact Chaplain Daryl Jacobson at 218-894-8093.
Date:   March 31, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   Lakewood's main campus
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN

 
Contact:   Chaplain Daryl Jacobson, 218-894-8093.
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28, 2015
5 - 6:30 pm
Mar 31   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   March 31, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 1, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 01   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:   April 1, 2015
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
Apr 01   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 02   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   April 2, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Apr 02   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   April 2, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Apr 03   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 03 - Apr 25   Gallery Exhibition - Art On Record
This exhibition features over thirty five pieces of artwork created by more than ten artists from all over the country. Each piece is unique in that the artists have created their artwork directly onto a vinyl record. Using the record as a canvas and main source of material, each artist has put their spin on these old records transforming them into something new and exciting. Along with records, some pieces incorporate the record cover, altering it in one way or another. Painting, collage, and sculptural wall pieces are just a few examples of creative ways that these records have been given new life for this exhibition. For more information visit our Facebook or website pages. 
Date:   April 3, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Website:   http://facrag.weebly.com/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
Resident Artists Gallery (Gallery #101)

1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN
Email:   fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 3-25, 2015

Opening Reception
April 3, 2015
5 - 8 pm
Apr 03 - Apr 25   Gallery Exhibition - Contemporary Prints
Our Contemporary Prints exhibition, focus on artwork created by printmakers that explores the overall presentation and imagery as much as the technique of the printmaking art form, while blending these traditional forms into new contemporary pieces. Whether it be the artwork of Kristen Bartel, whose large scale lithography prints of shopping carts, or the abstract monotype prints by Larry Cwik, each piece in the exhibition brings new light to the traditional printing process with the imagery, display, or various materials used within the piece. In this exhibition you will find a selection of prints consisting of lithography, block prints, monotype, and screenprints. This exhibition includes the artwork of nine artists from all over the country. For more information visit our Facebook or website pages.
Date:   April 3, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Website:   http://facrag.weebly.com/contact.html
Location:   The New Bohemian Gallery (Gallery #226)
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN
Email:   fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 3-25, 2015

Opening Reception
April 3, 2015
5 - 8 pm
Apr 03   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   April 3, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Apr 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 04   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 4, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 04   City Easter Egg Hunt
Bring Easter baskets to collect eggs! Free candy and lots of fun with the Easter Bunny! Recommended for kids aged 2-7. This event will take place snow, rain or shine, so dress your child for weather conditions.
Date:   April 4, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
 
Contact:   828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   April 4, 2015
10 am sharp!
Fees/Admission:   Free event
Apr 04   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   April 4, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Apr 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 4, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 04   Crosslake Ideal Lions Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Crosslake Ideal Lions will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the US Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Area in Crosslake.
Hunt begins at 10 a.m. until all the eggs are found. 
For ages 10 and under.
All kids get an Easter goodie bag from the Easter Bunny.
In case of rain or snow, the Easter Bunny will be at Whitefish Lodge & Suites.


 
Date:   April 4, 2015
Time:   10:00 PM
Location:   US Army Corp of Engineers Recreation Area
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 4, 2015
10 a.m.
Apr 05   Easter Brunch at Manhattan's
Join us for Easter Brunch at Manhattan's on Sunday, April 5!
Make your reservations today!  Call (218) 692-3381.

Our Easter Brunch menu includes:
Chef Carved Baron of Beef & Bourbon Glazed Ham,Lamb Tagine with Couscous, Thai Coconut Curry Chicken, New Orleans Seafood Étouffée, Roasted Pork Porchetta & Tortellini, Butternut Squash Ravioli with Spring Vegetables, Chicken Chilaquiles Verdi, Whipped Potatoes with Gravy, Potatoes Kathryn, Award Winning Tomato Basil Mint Soup, Manhattan Eggs Benedict, Chefs Omelet Table, Belgian Waffles, French Toast & Crepes, Sausage Gravy & Pastry Bake, Smoked Bacon & Sausage, Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Assorted Gourmet, Salads & Crudités, Fresh Fruits & Cheeses, Assorted Brunch Breads, Pastries & Desserts
Date:   April 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Reservations Highly Recommended: 218-692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, April 5, 2015
Serving 10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults: $21.95
Seniors: $16.95
Children: 5-11: $9.95
Children 4 and under: Free
Apr 06   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 07   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 7, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 07   Grief Support Group at Lakewood Health System

Lakewood Health System will offer weekly Grief Support Group meetings to be held every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28 from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Fireside conference room on the lower level of Lakewood’s main campus. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, child or any other loss is welcome to attend one or all meetings.
 

Grief support can alleviate pain associated with illness and death. Join others for discussions centering on various aspects of the grieving process: shock and denial, anger, depression, guilt, hope, renewal and acceptance. The group is facilitated by Chaplain Daryl Jacobson.

With grief support, sharing experiences after the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of pets, possessions and even your sense of family and faith can help lift the heavy burden of grief and bereavement.

To register for the Grief Support Group, please call 218-894-8623, and for more information regarding these sessions, contact Chaplain Daryl Jacobson at 218-894-8093.
Date:   April 7, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   Lakewood's main campus
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN

 
Contact:   Chaplain Daryl Jacobson, 218-894-8093.
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28, 2015
5 - 6:30 pm
Apr 07   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Apr 08   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 8, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 08   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   April 9, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Apr 09   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   April 9, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Apr 09   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   April 9, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Apr 10   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 10, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 10 - Apr 12   Spring MMBA Home Show
We have high expectations of excitement this year for the Annual Home Show with the renovations taking place at the Essentia Health Sports Center.

The MMBA represents several members, working in all facets of the building industry from General Contractors, Remodelers and Developers, to
 Sales and Marketing Experts, Architects, Excavators, Plumbers, Electricians and Financial Institutions. In short, we bring together all the players in this dynamic and ever changing industry to ensure that all citizens have access to the housing of their choice and the opportunity to realize the American dream of home ownership.
Date:   April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.midmnba.org/home_show.cfm
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
    
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   MMBA Office, 218-829-4982
Email:   mmba@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   April 10-12, 2015
Fees/Admission:  

Admission: $3.00
Kids 14 and Under are FREE!

Apr 10 - Apr 11   YMCA Charity Ball

The 19th Annual YMCA Charity Ball is the lakes are Premiere fundraising event! Held at Grandview Lodge's Gull Lake Center. Dinner, Silent Auction, and live Entertainment provided by THE JOHNNY HOLM BAND. This year, our evening Emcee is Jason DeRusha, WCCO News Anchor.

Date:   April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 12:15 AM
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Gull Lake Center
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218-454-2555
Email:   nsaatoff@brainerdlakesymca.org
Date/Time Details:   April 10, 2015
5:30 pm - Midnight
Fees/Admission:   $75 per person, or reserved table of 10 is $750
Apr 10   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   April 10, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Apr 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 11   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 11, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 11   Garden Expo 2015
Ready! Set! Grow!

This Horticulture Day includes classes on the following topics: orchids, edible mushrooms, pruning flowering shrubs, woodland plants, selecting plants for small gardens, edible container gardening, herbs, pests of flower gardens, hardy roses, new plants for 2015, cool weather crops, native plants, pest of vegetable gardens, garden myths, hydrangeas, designing garden areas for entertaining, wild edibles, growing and storing root vegetables, container flower gardening, shade gardens and terrestrial invasive species. Also, for the first time, there will be a track for beginners: flower gardening 101, vegetable gardening 101, garden tools and frugal gardening. A total of 26 different classes!

There will be vendors, exhibitors, silent auction and door prizes.

To download registration form, please visit the UMN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners' website at z.umn.edu/crowwingmgs or request a form by calling the Crow Wing County Extension office at 218-824-1065. Deadline to register is March 27 but register early since space is limited to the first 300 registered participants.
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://z.umn.edu/crowwingmgs
Location:   Central Lakes College - Brainerd Campus
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Jackie Froemming, Extension Educator, 218-824-1068
Email:   froem022@umn.edu
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 11, 2015
8 am to 3:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $30 Registration Fee. The registration fee also includes morning / afternoon refreshments and a boxed lunch.
Apr 11   Flipside Second Saturdays Art Fun
Flipside offers art events on the second Saturday of each month for children of all ages. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome. 
             April 11 - Creative Movement". Jessica
             May 9 - "Floral Watercolors " Michelle Pfeifer
Events are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Franklin Arts Center at the FAC former cafeteria or Teaching Space on the 1st floor. Signs will be posted. No registration required;  "$3 per child/ $5 per family requested material donation, but no child will be turned away due to need"
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center  #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center 218.833.0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of each month
January 10 - May 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child $5 per family.  No child turned away due to need
Apr 11   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Apr 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 11   Wine Dinner at The Classic Grill
The Long Wait is Over! The Classic Grill re-opens for the season with a fabulous Five Course Wine Dinner! Don't miss it.
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com/the-classic-grill.html
Location:   The Classic Grill at Madden's
11672 N County Highway 18
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Madden's, 218-829-2811
Email:   vacation@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 11, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $55/person.
Apr 13   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   April 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Apr 14   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 14, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 14   Business After Hours - Essentia Health - Crow Wing Energized
You are invited to attend Business After Hours on April 14 for great networking and to learn how Crow Wing Energized is supporting employee wellness by offering $500 grant opportunities to local businesses. More details will be shared at the event, but the following graphic shows the steps to accessing these dollars to support the strategy that is right for your business and employees:



Crow Wing Energized, a grassroots community movement led by Essentia Health and Crow Wing County to improve health and wellness in our community by making healthy choices essential, is excited to host Business After Hours. We will share an update on what has been done since work began a little more than year ago with a focus on the Workplace Wellness Goal Group as well as an opportunity for a $500 grant to improve or create a health and wellness committee at your business.

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. Advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation click on the Register Online link above or call (218) 829-2838.
Date:   April 14, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.essentiahealth.org
Location:   Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center
River Room (Lower Level)
523 North 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Aeli Wiebolt, 218-822-7119
Email:   awiebolt@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 14, 2015
4:30 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free for Chamber members and their guests.
Apr 14   Grief Support Group at Lakewood Health System

Lakewood Health System will offer weekly Grief Support Group meetings to be held every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28 from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Fireside conference room on the lower level of Lakewood’s main campus. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, child or any other loss is welcome to attend one or all meetings.
 

Grief support can alleviate pain associated with illness and death. Join others for discussions centering on various aspects of the grieving process: shock and denial, anger, depression, guilt, hope, renewal and acceptance. The group is facilitated by Chaplain Daryl Jacobson.

With grief support, sharing experiences after the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of pets, possessions and even your sense of family and faith can help lift the heavy burden of grief and bereavement.

To register for the Grief Support Group, please call 218-894-8623, and for more information regarding these sessions, contact Chaplain Daryl Jacobson at 218-894-8093.
Date:   April 14, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   Lakewood's main campus
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN

 
Contact:   Chaplain Daryl Jacobson, 218-894-8093.
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28, 2015
5 - 6:30 pm
Apr 14   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 15   Severe Weather Preparedness for Seniors
Presentation by John Bowen, Crow Wing County Emergency Management Director
Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Land Services Building Meeting Rooms
322 Laurel St.
Brainerd
Contact:   Call Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office to register, 218-829-4749
Date/Time Details:   April 15, 2015 
10 am to noon
Fees/Admission:   Cost is FREE! Cookies and coffee provided.
Preparedness kits will be available for purchase $5.00.
Apr 15   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 15, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 15   Quilt Facts, Folklore and Fabrication with Vickie Wendel
Find out the real stories behind what we all thought we knew about the history of quilting. View quilt squares, small quilts, and pictures of period pieces.
Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-829-5574
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Noon - 1 pm
Apr 15   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 16   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   April 16, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Apr 16   Building your home from the ground up
Home Loan team will walk you through the construction loan process from start to finish. From pre-apporval to ground breaking.
Date:   April 16, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union - Brainerd building
200 S. 6th St.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 16, 2015
5:30 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public. Call to reserve your seat.
Apr 16   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   April 16, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Apr 17 - Apr 18   Living Local Expo 2015
LIVING LOCAL EXPO Featuring: - Beautiful Baby Contest - Wine Tasting - Entertainment - Presenters - Special Interest Breakout Sessions - People's Choice Booth Contest - Attendees will be voting on best-dressed booth - All types of businesses, arts, crafts and home-based businesses are welcome. - No flea market items are allowed. - Something for Everyone.
Date:   April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015
Website:   http://www.livinglocalevents.com
Location:   Hallett Center of Crosby
470 8th St. NE
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Nannette Tuthill, 218-820-0729 Jill Decent, 218-821-2352 Seth Jackson, 218-546-5302
Email:   tuthill_n@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 17
3 - 7 pm

Saturday, April 18
10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   No cost for public admission

Vendors costs:
For-Profit Businesses - $50
Non-Profit Businesses - $35
Electric (limited spaces) - $5
Tables - $10 ea.
Newspaper Ad - $40
Radio Ad and Live Remotes available (please call) Make checks payable to: Living Local Expo Mail to: MMFCU / Attn: Barb Habighorst 117 W. Main St. Crosby, MN 56441
Apr 17   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 17, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 17   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   April 17, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Apr 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 18   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 18, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 18   Barstool Open
Want a fun way to spend the day in Crosslake? Join the Bar Stool Open on Saturday, April 18, 2015!
 
All participating bars will have a mini golf hole set up inside their bar for you to play.
 
Join the Manhattan's Team and receive a free drink at the start of the event.
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mblodge.com
Location:   All around Crosslake
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 18, 2015
Noon - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   An entry fee of $20 per person includes shuttle service to all participating locations and a donation to our local area food shelf. Must be 21 or older to participate.
Apr 18   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Apr 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 18   Brainerd Sports Booster's Beer Tasting - Tapped & Corked
Craft beer and wine tastings, food and games.
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdsportsboosters.org/tapped-event.html
Location:   The NP Event Space
210 Blacksmith Circle
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Sports Boosters, (218) 828-3205
Email:   brainerdsportsboosters@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 18, 2015
4 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Advanced Tickets - $25
At the Door - $35
Apr 18   GLAPA Presents "Looney Lutherans"
The "Looney Lutheran" Comedians will be tickling your funny bone as part of the Great Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) season.

 
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School Theatre
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Call (218)568-9200 for tickets or more information
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 18, 2015 
7:30 - 10 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Adult  - $12
Seniors (60+) - $10
Youth(18 & Under) - $8
Apr 19   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   April 19, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Apr 20   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 20, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 21   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 21, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 21   Grief Support Group at Lakewood Health System

Lakewood Health System will offer weekly Grief Support Group meetings to be held every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28 from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Fireside conference room on the lower level of Lakewood’s main campus. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, child or any other loss is welcome to attend one or all meetings.
 

Grief support can alleviate pain associated with illness and death. Join others for discussions centering on various aspects of the grieving process: shock and denial, anger, depression, guilt, hope, renewal and acceptance. The group is facilitated by Chaplain Daryl Jacobson.

With grief support, sharing experiences after the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of pets, possessions and even your sense of family and faith can help lift the heavy burden of grief and bereavement.

To register for the Grief Support Group, please call 218-894-8623, and for more information regarding these sessions, contact Chaplain Daryl Jacobson at 218-894-8093.
Date:   April 21, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   Lakewood's main campus
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN

 
Contact:   Chaplain Daryl Jacobson, 218-894-8093.
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28, 2015
5 - 6:30 pm
Apr 21   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 22   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 22, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 22   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 22, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Apr 23   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Apr 23   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Apr 23   Fabulous Armadillos - Stadium Rock - Tornstrom Auditorium
Featuring the music of rock icons that filled stadiums across the world!  Be blown away by the music of such rockers as The Who, Cheap Trick, Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Styx, Night Ranger, REO, Kansas, Boston, Queen, Aerosmith, Heart, Deep Purple, and many many others!

The Fabulous Armadillos came out of their shell in 2006 and have since established a large and loyal following in Central Minnesota with their spot on recreations of songs from many genres of music from Country to Motown to Heavy Metal to 70's Soft Rock and do them just like you remember. Close your eyes and you are listening to all those vinyl records again or your AM/FM radio.
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Education Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Tickets $25.00
Apr 24 - Apr 25   Brainerd Jaycees Run For The Lakes

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

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

Date:   April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Website:   http://runforthelakes.com/
Location:   The races are held in Nisswa, MN in the heart of the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area. It's roughly 130  miles from Fargo, Duluth, and Minneapolis. As a vacation desitination of the midwest, the Brainerd Lakes Area's lodging options are nearly endless.
Contact:   General Questions: info@runforthelakes.com Registration Questions: registration@runforthelakes.com To Volunteer: volunteers@runforthelakes.com
Email:   info@runforthelakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 24, 2014
~Health Expo
~Kids 1K
~5K Fun Run

Saturday, April 25, 2015
~10K
~Half Marathon
~Full Marathon
~Relay Marathon
Fees/Admission:   Race fees are non-refundable; bib numbers are non-transferable.
Online Registration closes on April 21st at 11:59 pm. Registration available at the Health Expo on April 24th.
Apr 24 - Apr 26   YMCA Lifeguard Training (LGT) Class

The Brainerd Family YMCA is holding a Red Cross Lifeguard Training class. Detailed informational flyer is online at brainerdlakesymca.org or stop in YMCA. Participants must be 15 years of age by the first class. Upon completion of the course, participants will have gained general knowledge of lifeguarding and will be qualified to lifeguard at most facilities. Course includes CPR for Lifeguards, First Aid and AED Training.

Register soon, class size is limited. Registration deadline is April 8, 2015. Register online at
brainerdlakesymca.org, call in with credit card (218-829-4767) or stop in the YMCA at 602 Oak St., Brainerd, MN.

Date:   April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdlakesymca.org
Location:   Brainerd Family YMCA
602 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jane, 218-829-4767
Email:   jhansen@blymca.org
Date/Time Details:   April 24, 25 and 26, 2015
May 2 and 3, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Cost including instructor manual is $225.
Apr 24   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 24, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 24   Arbor Day Celebration
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department hosts an Arbor Day celebration each year at Lum Park. Area elementary schools participate in educational stations designed to teach children the importance of trees. We include several hands on learning and demonstration stations. Anyone is welcome to come join in the activities.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_arborday.htm
Location:   Lum Park    
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   April 24
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event. Open to the public.
Apr 24   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Apr 24   9th Annual Fine Wine & Craft Beer Sampling Event

CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY AT THE NORTHLAND ARBORETUM! Enjoy fine wine and craft beer sampling paired with different foods at our Northland Arboretum Arbor Day Fundraiser.

Attendees will also enjoy:

  • COMMEMORATIVE WINE OR BEER GLASS TO TAKE HOME

  • SEEDLING TREE TO TAKE HOME

  • 12 GUESSING JARS - Closest to actual number gets 1st choice of prizes.

  • SILENT AUCTION

  • DOOR PRIZES

  • LIGHT MUSIC

  • AND MORE...........

Each Silent Auction item and basket is valued at $100 and over.  Items include:
- Set of Adirondack Chairs and Foot Stool
- Wooden Wine Box End Table
- Childrens Picnic Table
- Sunglasses
- Rock Lamp
- Gift Certificates
- Framed Prints
and much more....
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/369
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56425
Contact:   218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 24, 2015
6 pm - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE
$40 AT THE DOOR
Apr 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 25   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   April 25, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Apr 25   Lakes Area Women's Expo
The Lakes Area Women's Expo is dedicated to providing information on companies and services that benefit women in the Brainerd Lakes area. This Expo will provide women with a wealth of information on business opportunities, education, healthcare issues and other interests designed to pamper their bodies and spirit and enhance their minds.
Date:   April 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.LakesAreaWomensExpo.com
Location:   Cragun's Resort-Sport Centre
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Women's Expo, 320-654-6775
Email:   Melissa@anconvention.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 25, 2015
10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00
Apr 25   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   April 25, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Apr 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 25, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   April 26, 2015
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   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 27   Grassroots Concert Series presents Sparky and Rhonda Rucker
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker's concert performance is a humor filled journey through 400 years of African-American cultural and folk history, encompassing old-time blues, Appalachian music, slave songs, Civil War music, spirituals, work songs, ballads, Civil Rights music, and Sparky's own original compositions.

Grassroots welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations for the local food shelf.
Date:   April 27, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   Livewell Nightclub and Coffee Bar at Journey Church
5459 Co Rd 18
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218-829-4092
Date/Time Details:   April 27, 2015
7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Fees/Admission:   $10 for adults
$5 for children
Apr 28   Spring Fling Express Weight Loss Challenge
Busy? Don't have time to go to an Educational Weight Loss Challenge Meeting? COOL! This is for YOU!
  • One on one coaching with weekly follow up.
  • Free wellness profiles, body scans and custom meal plans
  • Meal recipe and educational material each week.
Date:   April 28, 2015
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starts on Monday March 9, 2015
6 week challenge with a 7th week party and prizes!

Weigh In times:
Mondays: 1 - 2 pm
Tuesdays: 9 - 11 am or 2:30-4 pm
at the Crossfire in Crosslake
Fees/Admission:   $20 cash or check only. This includes one on one coaching, meal planning, recipes, handout each week on education
Apr 28   Grief Support Group at Lakewood Health System

Lakewood Health System will offer weekly Grief Support Group meetings to be held every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28 from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Fireside conference room on the lower level of Lakewood’s main campus. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, child or any other loss is welcome to attend one or all meetings.
 

Grief support can alleviate pain associated with illness and death. Join others for discussions centering on various aspects of the grieving process: shock and denial, anger, depression, guilt, hope, renewal and acceptance. The group is facilitated by Chaplain Daryl Jacobson.

With grief support, sharing experiences after the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of pets, possessions and even your sense of family and faith can help lift the heavy burden of grief and bereavement.

To register for the Grief Support Group, please call 218-894-8623, and for more information regarding these sessions, contact Chaplain Daryl Jacobson at 218-894-8093.
Date:   April 28, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com
Location:   Lakewood's main campus
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN

 
Contact:   Chaplain Daryl Jacobson, 218-894-8093.
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28, 2015
5 - 6:30 pm
Apr 28   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   April 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Apr 29   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   April 29, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 29   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   April 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
Apr 30   Tourism Road Trip 2015
In partnership with Grand View Lodge, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, Crosslake Chamber and Pequot Lakes Chamber invite you to a special preview of the 2015 summer tourism season.  We are excited to welcome the top two tourism leaders in the state, Explore Minnesota Director John Edman and Hospitality Minnesota President Dan McElroy, to the Lakes Area.  Whether you’re a lodging property, campground, restaurant or attraction, our goal is to steer you through the cutting-edge information that will help you be more successful this summer and beyond. 
 
  • 2015 tourism outlook for Minnesota and the Brainerd Lakes Area
  • Overview of tourism trends that you should know
  • Summary of Explore Minnesota market research and campaigns that you can take advantage of
  • Legislative updates on hospitality issues that may impact your business
  • “Pass the mic” opportunity for you to announce what’s new with your business or event
Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Gull Lake Center
Grand View Lodge
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   April 30, 2015
11:30 am - 2 p.m.

11:30     Lunch & Networking
12:00     John Edman, Explore Minnesota Tourism
12:30     Dan McElroy, Hospitality Minnesota
1:00        Q&A and Attendee Updates
 
Fees/Admission:   Member Discount Price: $15 per person
Regular Price: $20 per person
*Registration includes lunch
 
Apr 30   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Apr 30   MN Adult & Teen Challenge Banquet & Silent Auction
Join us for our Annual Brainerd Banquet featuring a Silent Auction, Dinner, and Program including The MN Adult & Teen Challenge Choir and Special Guest Speakers Larry and Janice Brown, parents of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator, Adam Brown.

Saved by Christ from a life of destructive drug use and imprisonment, Adam Brown was a true warrior who died in the mountains of Afghanistan. He served God, his family, and his country with passion and devotion. He attended Teen Challenge prior to becoming a Navy SEAL. New York Times best-selling author Eric Blehm captures Adam's story in Fearless.
Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mntc.org
Location:   Cragun's Resort-Legacy Courses
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   218-833-8749
Email:   mntc.org/brainerdbanquet
Date/Time Details:   April 30, 2015
5:30 pm - Event begins
6:45 pm - Dinner & Program
Fees/Admission:   $40 per person
Apr 30   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Apr 30 - May 02   Servant of Two Masters - Chalberg Theatre
Hilarity abounds in this madcap Italian comedy of lovers, lawyers, servants, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Betrothed couple Silvio and Clarice are devastated when a previous fiancé reappears, back-from-the-dead. In this wild farce things, and people, are not what they seem – disguises, traps, and tricks produce a whirlwind of mass confusion. At the center of this mirth is Truffaldino, the scheming – and perpetually hungry – servant who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. This commedia dell’arte masterpiece promises laugh-out-loud mayhem that shouldn’t be missed!
Date:   April 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   April 30, May 1 & 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM
May 7, 8, & 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
$7.00 - Youth,  $11.00 - Adults
May 01 - May 02   Downtown Brainerd Zombie Crawl
Our list of events for the evening of May 1st, 2015:
Our newest business participating in this event is Mills Indoor Shooting and Archery Range!
SHOOT ZOMBIE TARGETS:
Go have an awesome time and participate by shooting at zombie targets in the this all new event, it will be from 3-8 pm at the Mills Indoor Shooting & Archery Range. There will be a cost for this event and guidelines that will need to be followed.

ZOMBIE PAINTBALL:
Also, this year we have NOC Paintball involved in an action packed Zombie shooting event, aboard the zombie extermination trailer as you ride through the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds shooting glow in the dark paintballs at live Zombie actors! Come help contain the zombies in that zone at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds on Friday May 1st 2015 from 7-10 pm!

ZOMBIE VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT:
Come and compete in a Zombie Videogame Tournament at the Shop Youth Center which is sponsored by Play-n-Trade in Baxter! Time of this event will be from 4pm until finish!

Events for May 2nd are soon to come, we will have more information soon on each individual event later on as well!

We would like to thank everyone who is participating in this years Zombie Crawl who are helping support the community and are allowing our event to happen!

Stay in touch by texting ZOMBIE to 41411 for event updates and our random giveaways!
Date:   May 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/dtbzombiecrawl
Location:   May 1, 2015
3 - 8 pm - Shoot Zombie Targets at Mills Indoor Shooting Range
4 pm - finished - Zombie Video Game Tournament at Play-N-Trade in Baxter
7 - 10 pm - Zombie Paintball at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds

Featured Extablishments:
O'neary's Irish Pub
T.J's Log Cabin
9th Street Bar
The Pit Stop
Shep's on 6th
V.F.W Post 1647
American Legion Post 255
Cornerstone Liquor
Yesterday's Gone
Last Turn Saloon
Liquor Pigz
The Iron Rail
Date/Time Details:   May 1-2, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Fees will be applied to some of the events.
May 01   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 1, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 01   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 1, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 01   Grassroots Concert Series presents Mark Kroos
Mark Kroos plays two guitar necks at the same time in a style characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, and incredible tapping technique. His musical madness is as entertaining to watch as to listen to.  

Grassroots welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations for the local food shelf.
Date:   May 1, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org
Location:   Livewell Nightclub and Coffee Bar at Journey Church
5459 Co Rd 18
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218-829-4092
Date/Time Details:   May 1, 2015
7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Fees/Admission:   $10 for adults
$5 for children
May 02   Walk MS: Brainerd Walk

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 2, 2015
Website:   http://www.myMSwalk.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservative Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Walk MS Team, National MS Society, 800-582-5296
Email:   specialevents@MSSociety.org
Date/Time Details:   May 2, 2015
Check-in begins at 9 am
May 02 - May 03   BIR - World Racing Leqgue
The World Racing League is back at BIR for a pair of endurance races during the Intercomp Speed Festival. Teams of drivers will compete in 9- and 7-hour endurance races Saturday and Sunday, respectively, on BIR’s road course. It’s entertaining racing for spectators and a chance for drivers to try their hand at endurance road racing. Put a team together, find a car (just about any will do) and hit the track!
Date:   May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 2 - 3, 2015
May 02 - May 03   YMCA Lifeguard Training (LGT) Class

The Brainerd Family YMCA is holding a Red Cross Lifeguard Training class. The course will meet Saturday,  May 2  and Sunday, May 3. Detailed informational flyer is online at brainerdlakesymca.org or stop in YMCA. Participants must be 15 years of age by the first class. Upon completion of the course, participants will have gained general knowledge of lifeguarding and will be qualified to lifeguard at most facilities. Course includes CPR for Lifeguards, First Aid and AED Training. Register soon, class size is limited. Registration deadline is April 8, 2015. Register online at brainerdlakesymca.org, call in with credit card (218-829-4767) or stop in the YMCA at 602 Oak St., Brainerd, MN.

Date:   May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdlakesymca.org
Location:   Brainerd Family YMCA
602 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Jane, 218-829-4767
Email:   jhansen@blymca.org
Date/Time Details:   May 2 and 3, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Cost including instructor manual is $225.
May 02 - May 03   Rock, Gem & Mineral Show

Open to the Public.

Vendors, Crafts, Jewelry, Art, Exhibits, Displays, Flint Knapping Demonstrations, Kids Corner Activities, Door Prizes, Rock Cutting, The Wizard of Rocks, Free Prizes for Kids, Rocks Minerals and Crystals.

Date:   May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 S. E. 13th Street
Brainerd MN  56401
Contact:   Sharon Smith, 218-829-4992
Email:   sharon@agatesrock.com
Date/Time Details:   May 2  & 3, 2015
May 02   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 2, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 02   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   May 2, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
May 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 2, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 03 - May 04   Good Samaritan Bowl XII
Good Samaritan's biggest FRIENDraiser of the year!  Hundreds of bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and a chance to win hundred of door prizes.  We're bowling for fun...not scores! Plus there is a community silent auction, bowling pin art display, dining and a chance to win a big screen television.

Highlights:
  1. Former Baxter Mayor Darrel Olson elected 2015 Community Ambassador.
  2. "Sharing Our Blessings" Silent Auction showcases 20 community non-profit partners...just one more way were are giving back.
  3. Forestview Builders Club bowling pin art project promotes local businesses and is sponsored by Brainerd Elks #615.
  4. Proceeds designated for Music Therapy program on Bethany, Woodland, Pine campuses, plus Good Sam Hospice.
How to get involved:
  • Organize a team
  • Make a pledge
  • contribute a prize
  • sponsor a bowler
  • donate to Silent Auction
  • Make a tax-deductible donation.
Date:   May 3, 2015 - May 4, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Samaritan-Bowl/199023870112502
Location:   Jack's House
300 Minnesota 25
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Liz Csanda, 218-825-2505
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, May 3, 2015  2 pm, 4 pm
Monday May 4, 2015  9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and a chance to win hundred of door prizes.
May 03   Afternoon Tea for Hope
Join us for Sips, Sisterhood, & Savories at the Afternoon Tea for Hope on Sunday, May 3rd at 3pm located at Lutheran Church of the Cross. Enjoy afternoon tea, savory treats, & delectable desserts. Music will be performed by local talent, with flowers & decor by Bloom Designs, a silent auction, and a photo booth. Hats & gloves encouraged!
Date:   May 3, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.bridgesofhopemn.org
Location:   Lutheran Church of the Cross
5064 County Road 13
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Jana Shogren
Email:   jana@bridgesofhopemn.org
Date/Time Details:   May 3, 2015 
3-5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $40 per person or a table of 8 for $280. Proceeds will benefit Bridges of Hope's Side by Side Mentoring Program.
May 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 Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   May 4, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 4, 2015
May 05   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 5, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 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:   May 6, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 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:   May 6, 2015
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 06   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. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
May 06   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   May 6, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
May 07   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   May 7, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
May 07   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   May 7, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
May 07 - May 09   Servant of Two Masters - Chalberg Theatre
Hilarity abounds in this madcap Italian comedy of lovers, lawyers, servants, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Betrothed couple Silvio and Clarice are devastated when a previous fiancé reappears, back-from-the-dead. In this wild farce things, and people, are not what they seem – disguises, traps, and tricks produce a whirlwind of mass confusion. At the center of this mirth is Truffaldino, the scheming – and perpetually hungry – servant who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. This commedia dell’arte masterpiece promises laugh-out-loud mayhem that shouldn’t be missed!

 
Date:   May 7, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts/tickets.html
Location:   Chalberg Theatre
Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   May 7, 8, & 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
$7.00 - Youth,  $11.00 - Adults
May 08 - May 10   BIR 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. It’s the first of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends, which features 250-plus drivers competing 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! Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 8 - 10, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
May 08   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 08   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 8, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 09   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 9, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 09   Walleye and Northern Pike Opener
Date:   May 9, 2015
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
May 09   Sporting Goods Exchange
Bring your sports equipment to the camp from 7 - 9 am - price it - we help sell it. You receive asking price less 10%. You may also donate your gently used equipment for the benefit of Camp Vanasek or Brainerd Community Action.
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Vanasek-Inc/164193883609128
Location:   Camp Vanasek near Wipple Lake
14307 Oakwood Dr
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
9 am to noon
May 09   Spring Arts and Craft Festival
Spring Arts and Craft Festival featuring 150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education.
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://isd181.org, click on the Community Education tab
Location:   Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Mary T. Miller, 218-454-6926
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   May 9, 2015
9:30 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
May 09 - May 10   Foothills Alpaca Farm Tour

Foothills Alpaca Farm is having an open farm tour! You can visit with the alpacas on the farm and check out their fleece. Also there will be a spinning demonstration. You can also register to win a 10" teddy bear. Be sure to check out the farm store too!

Date:   May 9, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://foothillsalpacafarm.com
Location:   190 68th Ave SW
Backus, MN 56435
Contact:   218-947-3291
Email:   lelmore@usfamily.net
Date/Time Details:   May 9 - 10
10 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   no fees
May 09   Flipside Second Saturdays Art Fun
Flipside offers art events on the second Saturday of each month for children of all ages. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome. 
             May 9 - "Floral Watercolors " Michelle Pfeifer
Events are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Franklin Arts Center at the FAC former cafeteria or Teaching Space on the 1st floor. Signs will be posted. No registration required;  "$3 per child/ $5 per family requested material donation, but no child will be turned away due to need"
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center  #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Franklin Art Center 218.833.0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of each month
January 10 - May 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $3 per child $5 per family.  No child turned away due to need
May 09   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
May 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 9, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 11   Driver Improvement Program (55+)
Driver Improvement Program gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and dhanges to laws and safer decisions.
Date:   May 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Monday May 11, 2015  
8 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Initial Course $24. Call to reserve your seat.
May 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 11, 2015
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 12   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 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:   May 13, 2015
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 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:   May 13, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 13   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO!

Games start at 6 pm
Enjoy 1/2 price Appetizers, 2 for 1 Drinks and $5 Burgers while you play
Date:   May 13, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings through mid-May.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey
May 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:   May 14, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 14   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   May 14, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
May 14   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   May 14, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
May 15   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 15   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 15, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 16   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 16, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 16   2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis
The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds to fight and cure the nation's #1 cause of disability. The Walk to Cure Arthritis - Northern Lakes will take place at the Paul Bunyan Trailhead in Baxter and features a one or three-mile walk route. The walk offers activities for the entire family, including a Kid's Zone, a Health Fair, music, prizes and much more!

Get Involved With:
  • Team Participation - there are no requirements for team sizes and you may sign up as many people as you want.
  • Sponsorship - increase your credibility, image and prestige for a competitive advantage. Benefits can include prominent logo exposure, media recognition, onsite activation opportunities and more!
  • Corporate Honoree - the Corporate Honoree is an esteemed leadership position for high-level executives, giving the Honoree and his/her company opportunities for positive exposure, publicity and recognition.
  • Volunteer - there are numerous opportunities for employees to get involved by voluntering. Many business leaders find that purpose-driven work through cause is linked to boosted morale and productivity.
Date:   May 16, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.walktocurearthritis.org
Location:   Paul Bunyan Trailhead
14250 Conservation Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Jennifer Hagerman, 651-229-5373
Email:   jhagerman@arthritis.org
Date/Time Details:   May 16, 2015
Registration opens at 9 a.m.
Walk starts at 10 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   This event is free.
May 16   The 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.
Date:   May 16, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.walktocurearthritis.northernlakes.kintera.org
Location:   Paul Bunyan Trailhead (Northland Arboretum)
14250 Conservation Rd
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Jennifer Hagerman: 651-229-5373
Email:   jhagerman@arthritis.org
Date/Time Details:   May 16, 2015
Registration starts at 9 am
Walk starts at 10 am
May 16   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   May 16, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
May 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 16, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 17   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   May 17, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
May 18   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   May 18, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 18, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees
May 18   Driver Improvement Refresher Course (55+)
Driver Improvement Program Refresher Course gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and changes to laws and safer decisions.
Date:   May 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   May 18, 2015 
8 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Refresher Course $20. Call to reserve your seat.
May 19   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 19, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 20 - May 22   BIR Competition Racing License School
Complete this three-day school and you'll receive a full SCCA Regional Level Competition Racing License. This license allows you to enter any SCCA regional or Vintage Racing event. The school combines classroom instruction with on-track driving. Sign up today!
 
Date:   May 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 20 - 22, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
May 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:   May 20, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 20   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. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   May 20, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 20, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
May 21   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   May 21, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
May 21   Driver Improvment (55+) Refresher Course
Driver Improvement Program gives participants better understanding of vehicle and traffic safety, new technology, physical changes and increased driver risk as we age and changes to laws and safer decisions.
 
Date:   May 21, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mmfcu.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum 
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN

 
Contact:   218-829-0371
Date/Time Details:   Thursday May 21, 2015
4 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   Refresher Course $20. Call to reserve your seat.
May 21   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   May 21, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
May 22 - May 24   BIR 7th Annual Street Car Showdown
Brainerd International Raceway's 2015 Muscle Car Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the 7th Annual Street Car Showdown, a display of raw speed and power on the quarter-mile drag strip. The Showdown is the first race in the three-race series, featuring 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. It features great wheel-to-wheel racing action. Two exciting events for the price of a single ticket! Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
 
Date:   May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 22 - 24, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Admission is $25
Kids 12 and under are FREE
May 22   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 22   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 22, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 22, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 23   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 23, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 23 - May 24   The Olde Depot JUNKtion
The Northern Pacific Event Center Campus will soon be filled with Antique Vendors from across the Nation. They will be making a stop with a huge selection of treasured vintage finds at the natural stone depot built in the early 1900’s. Everything you could dream of finding will be displayed for this incredible weekend event! Whether your style is rustic, shabby, farmhouse, chic, industrial or you are just looking for junk gems…You won’t want to miss this TRAIN!
Date:   May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Website:   http://www.theoldedepotjunktion.com/
Location:   The Northern Pacific Event Center
1511 Northern Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   PJ Overvold, 218-340-6172 Brad Johnson, 612-328-0031 Amy Johnson, 612-363-3204
Email:   http://www.theoldedepotjunktion.com/contact.html
Date/Time Details:   May 23-24, 2015
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   $8.00 per day. Doors open at 10 am. General admission at door. Cash & Check. Children under 11 get in FREE! NO Pets!

Catch the Early Train: Saturday from 8-10 am $20.00 Be the first to shop   the fabulous finds 2 hours prior to the General Admission! Your early train ticket is good for free admission Sunday also!
May 23   Crosslake Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Craft and Flea Market.
Date:   May 23, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 23, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
May 23   Memorial Day Weekend Vendor Fair at The Crossfire
Come browse our many vendors during the holiday weekend! See what we are all about and have some fun with games and prizes!
Date:   May 23, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66 (across from Zorbaz)
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday May 23, 2015 
10 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE! Bring some spending cash for buying some cool stuff and a smoothie!
May 23   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   May 23, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
May 23   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 23, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 24, 2015
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 26   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   May 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
May 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:   May 27, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 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:   May 28, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
May 28   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
May 28   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   May 28, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
May 29   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 29, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 29   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   May 29, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   May 29, 2015
May 29 - May 31   Bracket Drag Racing Series & Slowpokes Car Club
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip with the Slowpokes Car Club on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course Sunday. It’s the second of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends, which feature 250-plus drivers competing 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 Slowpokes will be on the road course Sunday only. 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! Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
 
Date:   May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218.824.7223
Date/Time Details:   May 29 - 31, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
May 29   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
May 29   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
May 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 30   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   May 30, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
May 30   2015 Minnesota Fishing Challenge

Al Lindner- Fishing Challenge Host
Steve Pennaz- Honorary Tournament Director
Teams fish for one or as many species as desired • Maximum of 150 teams
Proceeds Benefit Mn Adult & Teen Challenge • Donations & Fees are Tax Deductible • Great Prizes, Fun, Fishing & New Friends 

Fish for: Bass, Walleye, Pike, Panfish or Mixed Bag

Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://mntc.org/fishingchallenge
Location:   Cragun's Resort
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 
Contact:   218-833-8777
Date/Time Details:  

Friday, May 29 at Heritage Assembly of God church (2 miles east of Hwy 371 on College in Baxter) 
4 - 6 pm: Registration
Turn in funds raised & raffle ticket stubs; meet old and new friends; view displays; talk with reps; learn a few secret fishing spots 
 
6 pm: Dinner Served
Register and enjoy a complimentary meal provided by our friends at Bay and Bay Transfer
 
6:15 pm - Rules Meeting
*Keynote Speakers: Al Lindner, Tournament Host and Steve Pennaz, Honorary Tournament Director
*Drawing for 5 Mathews bows & other prizes (for young anglers); courtesy of Nystrom & Associates and Flatline Outdoors
*Drawing for AquaVu Early Bird prizes
*MN Adult & Teen Challenge choir
*Recognition of top fund-raising teams
 
Saturday, May 30 at Cragun’s Resort Beach
 7 am - Teams are at their hotspots and begin fishing
 1 pm - Scales open (early weigh-ins appreciated)
 3 pm - All teams must be at beach 
 4:30 pm - Awards ceremonies & prize distribution plus special major prize drawings

Fees/Admission:   $100 Team Entry Fee
May 30   Free Fishing Clinic
Come join a free fishing clinic at Lum Park. There will be prizes as well as lots of learning and fun! Bring your own pole for the fishing contest. Lunch included. Ages 5-16.
Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us
Location:   Lum Park Pavilion (nearest to Lum Park Beach)
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:   May 30, 2015
9:30 am-1:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free event
May 30   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
May 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 30, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 02   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 03   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 3, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 03   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 3, 2015
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 03   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   June 3, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 3, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
Jun 04   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 4, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 04   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   June 4, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jun 05 - Jun 07   BIR Thunder at the Lakes
Brainerd International Raceway hosts some of the top Sportsman drag racers in the country this weekend during Thunder at the Lakes, an NHRA Division 5 race. It’s one of BIR's most exciting races of the year and features many racers who compete during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in August. The BMW Car Club of America will be on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course all weekend. Every ticket includes a pit pass. On-site camping. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   June 5, 2015 - June 7, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 5-7, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jun 05   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 05   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Jun 05   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 5, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 06   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 06   Brainerd Lakes Area Outdoor Youth Expo
Duck and Goose calling Blue Bird/Wood Duck house building. A day for youth (18 and younger) to come and enjoy spending time with family and friends and an opportunity to try many outdoor activities for free, such as trap shooting, Archery, fishing stations, .22 and black powder shooting, BB gun gallery, DNR and youth programs, fire extinguisher training, and much more! Lunch is available for purchase.
Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://lakeshoregunclub.com/
Location:   Lakeshore Conservation Club 
9911 County Road 77 SW
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Amy Odegard, 218-820-9215
Email:   amyodegardcom@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 6, 2015
10 am - 2:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE TO PUBLIC!
Jun 06   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jun 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 6, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 08   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   June 8, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees
Jun 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   June 8, 2015
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 09   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   June 9, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for Details
Jun 09   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 10   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   June 10, 2015
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 10   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 10, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 11   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 11, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 11   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 11, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 11   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   June 11, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jun 12 - Jun 13   Nisswa Stamman Scandinavian Festival
Nisswa-stämman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival, June 12 & 13, 2015, features 150 folk musicians performing on 3 stages, day-long dancing opportunities on two dance floors, dance instruction, a cultural children's activity tent, and great Scandinavian food...all under the shade of the majestic Norway pines of the Nisswa Pioneer Village in Nisswa, Minnesota.

We are going into the 16th year of the festival, and yet another special line up of award winning musicians from Scandinavia is headlining. They include: Harald Haugaard, Denmark & Antti Järvelä, Finland - one of Denmark’s most accomplished fiddlers teams up with one of Finland’s finest folk musicians; Sindre Fotland & Kristoffer Kleiveland, Norway - buttonbox players extraordinaire, winner of several national Norwegian awards in accordion performance; Josefina Paulson & Jonas Åkerlund, Sweden - Swedish gold medal winner on nyckelharpa and multi-instrumental accompanist combine to make truly inspirational folk music; VikesKalles Kapell, Sweden - four traditional fiddlers from Rattvik, Sweden. USA groups and individuals appearing include the Stoney Brook Fiddlers, Ole Olssons Oldtime Orkestra, Skål Klubben Spelmanslag, Ivares Pojkarna, Skålmusik, the American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag, the Twin Cities Hardingfelelag, Hutenanny, Finn Hall Band, the Footnotes, the Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag, Nordic Bees, Ross Sutter and many, many others!
Date:   June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswastamman.org/
Location:   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Nisswa, Minnesota
Contact:   Paul Wilson, 218 764 2994
Email:   nisswastamman@nisswastamman.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday June 12
10 am - 3 pm - Scandinavian music and dancing workshops, Nisswa area, open to public. There is a fee involved. Email Janet Hill for information at:  Janet Hill

7 pm - Gala Opening Sampler concert, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under. All tickets available only at the door. Doors open at 6 pm.

9:30 pm - 1 am - old time dance featuring several festival bands. Nisswa American Legion Club, Nisswa, Mn.


Saturday June 13
10 am. to 5 pm - Nisswa-stämman Festival (Nisswa Pioneer Village) $12 - adults/ $3 - children 15 and under. All tickets available only at the gate.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 pm - Smörgåsbord $18 (Nisswa American Legion, Nisswa) - Tickets available on Friday night and Saturday at the events.

7 pm  - 1 am - Old time dance featuring even more bands than Friday night. Nisswa American Legion Club, Nisswa, MN.
Jun 12 - Jun 14   Bracket Drag Racing, 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. And on the drag strip is the third weekend for the Bracket Drag Racing Series. Something for everyone! On the road course, Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns, 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! And drag racers have eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, with winners crowned each day. Three great racing events for one ticket! On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:  
June 12 - 14, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jun 12   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 12   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Jun 12   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 13   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 13   Sour Grapes Half and Half Trail Run
Join us for the fourteenth annual Sour Grapes Races held in the beautiful 540 acre Northland Arboretum. The course is challenging, but beautiful. Your hard work will be rewarded with a T-shirt, finisher token and post race refreshments. Our unique setting makes this a family favorite. All proceeds are donated to the Northland Arboretum. Race includes a half marathon, 10K run 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 thirteenth 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 13, 2015
Time:   07:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sourgrapesrun.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Louis Anderson, 218-829-8770
Email:   sourgrapes.half@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2015
7:30 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $40 Adult (Varies with date)
$15 Under 12 (For Kids Race)
Jun 13   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jun 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 13, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 16   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 16, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 17   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 17, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 17   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. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   June 17, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 17, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
Jun 18   2015 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2015 Crafter & Flea Market Application

Get Fit in the Park

9 am - 9:45        Get Fit in the Park! Fun exercises and activities for all ages- everyone is                             welcome! Sponsored and hosted by Lakes Area Wellness Coaches!                

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

10 am - 12 pm Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!



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 18, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/about-brainerd-lakes/communities/pequot-lakes-breezy-point-jenkins/
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 18 - August 20, 2015
9 am - 4 pm
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 18   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 18   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   June 18, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jun 19 - Jun 20   2015 Quilt Show
Win a beautiful queen-sized "Home Sweet Quilted Home" made from Kaffe Fasset stripes and Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric. Tickets are $1.00 and available by calling 218-851-2543 or at the show. Drawing held at 4 pm on June 20, 2015.  Need not be present to win.

See over 200 quilts for just $2 admission. Boutique/vendors, silent auction, refreshments, and challenge quilts.

Pam Dinndorf of Aardvark Quilts will teach a class on Friday. She will present a program and trunk show of her work Friday evening (nominal fee).  Call 218-821-9389 to register.
Date:   June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Website:   http://communityed.isd181.org/
Location:   Brainerd High School
702 South Fifth Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Sponsored by Brainerd Community Education, 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   Friday, June 19, 2015
10 am - 6 pm

Saturday, June 20, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   See over 200 quilts for just $2 admission. Tickets for the quilt drawing are $1.
Jun 19 - Jun 21   BIR MAP Proving Gounds
Import cars and sport compacts invade BIR. Drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping, car shows and much more await fans. The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds will feature front-, all- and rear-wheel-drive, turbo-charged imports and sport compacts. Don't miss this one!

On-site camping available.
Date:   June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 19 - 21, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Every ticket includes a pit pass.
Jun 19   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 19, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 19   Pine River Duck Races

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

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

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

Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jun 19   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Jun 19   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 19, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 20   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 20, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 20   Annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous

It all started in 1988....

This tradition started out more than twenty-five 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. These days more than 50 antique boats with values as high as $1 million participate in our annual show. 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 20, 2015
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 20, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jun 20 - Jun 21   Nisswa Majestic Pine Arts Fair
Established in 1974, downtown Nisswa serves as home to the Nisswa Majestic Pine Arts Fair. New in 2015, Fine Crafts have been added to the show!  Artists from all around the Midwest come to this show to display and sell their works.

Free for public to attend!  Walk through Pioneer Village and browse/shop at some of the finest artists around the Midwest.
Date:   June 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Website:   http:// http://www.nisswa.com
Location:   Downtown Nisswa at the Pioneer Village
Contact:   218-963-2620 or 1-800-950-9610
Date/Time Details:   June 20, 2015
9 am - 5 pm

June 21, 2015 
9 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jun 20   2nd Annual Rotary Ride for Clean Water
Family-friendly fun ride through The Lakes Area benefiting Rotary Water and Sanitation Projects. Choose from four routes all starting and finishing in Pequot Lakes, MN. Routes, schedule and registration material available online and by mail. Routes are 7, 16, 30 or 50 miles. This ride is presented by Central Lakes and Brainerd Lakes Sunrise Rotary Clubs.
Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   06:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.rotaryrideforcleanwater.org
Location:   Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Central Rotary, (218) 568-6027
Email:   rotarycleanwater@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 20, 2015
Check-in starts at 6:30 am
Rides begin starting at 7 am
 
Fees/Admission:   Individual Rider:  $40.00
Family of Riders (2-5 riders) $80.00
Fee includes t-shirt, snacks & beverage along ride.
Pre-registration ends June 7.
Jun 20   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jun 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 20, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 21   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   June 21, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Jun 22   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
Date:   June 22, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 22, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees.
Jun 23   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   June 23, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   June 23, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fees.
Jun 23   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jun 24   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 24, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 25 - Jun 27   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!
Date:   June 25, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.lakesjam.com/
Location:  

Lakes Jam is held on the grounds of Brainerd International Raceway.
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN

From Brainerd: Go 5 miles north on Hwy 371 from the Hwy 210 & Hwy 371 intersection. Lakes Jam will be on the right.

From Nisswa: Heading south on Hwy 371, go 8 miles from Nisswa. Lakes Jam will be on your left.

From the Twin Cities: Go west on I-94 to the Clearwater exit. Head North on County Rd. 24 to Hwy 10. West on Hwy 10 to Little Falls. Take Hwy 371 north at Little Falls and stay on the Baxter 4-lane bypass. Lakes Jam is 5 miles past Brainerd/Baxter on your right.

Contact:   218-821-4575
Email:   info@lakesjam.com
Date/Time Details:   Gates open for Camping at 8 am on Thursday, June 25.
Concert Bowl Opens: 4 pm on Thursday, June 25 and at Noon on both Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27.
Fees/Admission:   Purchase tickets
Jun 25   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jun 25   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jun 25   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   June 25, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jun 26   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 26, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 26   Pine River Duck Races

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

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

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

Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jun 26   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Jun 26   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jun 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 27   Wine Tasting at Cru-Grand View Lodge
Wine Tastings are held weekly and focus on a different region of the world each month. We will provide tasting notes for each wine you taste that evening. Plus, you will also receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine that you tasted that evening.
 
  • January | Washington & Oregon Wines
  • February | Old World Wines
  • March | Wines of France
  • April | South American Wines
  • May | New World Wines
  • June | Italian Gems
Date:   June 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.grandviewlodge.com
Location:   Grand View Lodge
Cru
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Grand View Lodge, (218) 963-2234
Email:   vacation@grandviewlodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday evenings
6 pm

Saturday afternoons
2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Friday - $25/person
Saturday - $35/person
Jun 27   Race For A Cure

The Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure® is an annual 1K and 5K fundraising walk/run event held at Forestview Middle School in Baxter, MN. It is a co-ed Race and great fun for the entire family. 

The goal of this event is to raise funds, heighten awareness and educate people about breast health as well as to recognize and celebrate breast cancer survivorship.

Date:   June 27, 2015
Website:   http://www.komenminnesota.org/Komen_Race_for_the_Cure_/Brainerd_Lakes_Race_for_the_Cure_/Brainerd_Lakes_Race_for_the_Cure-_Registration.htm
Location:   Forestview Middle School
12149 Knollwood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Affiliate and Race Office, 952-746-1760
Email:   info@komenminnesota.org
Date/Time Details:  

Friday, June 26
2 – 6 pm
Pre-registration & Packet Pick-Up
Shop for the Cure

Saturday, June 27
7 am - Same Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up
Sponsor tents & Shop for the Cure open
8 am - Survivor Photo followed by Survivor Recognition Ceremony
8:35 am - Dove release (see details below)

8:45 am - 5K (3.1 miles) Race (USA T&F MN-06039-RR)
8:47 am - 5K & 1 Mile Walks
9:45 am- Kids for the Cure Races (for ages 2-10)
10:15 am - Awards Ceremony & Door Prizes

Fees/Admission:   Click here for online registration info.
Jun 27   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   June 27, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jun 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 27, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 28, 2015
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 30   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   June 30, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   July 1, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 01   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 1, 2015
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 01   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. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   July 1, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 1, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers
$5 for spectators
Jul 02   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 2, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 02   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   July 2, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jul 03 - Jul 04   2015 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
10:30 a.m. - Kiddie Parade Registration-Chamber Building Parking Lot
11 a.m. - Kiddie Parade-Chamber Building Parking Lot
12 p.m. - Stars & Stripes Parade   


                All parade entries must be pre-registered by July 1   
 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, 2015 - July 4, 2015
Location:  

Pequot Lakes: In Trailside Park and East Side of Downtown
 

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

July 3, 2015
6 p.m. - Midnight
Fireworks at Dusk

July 4, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Parade at Noon.
 

Fees/Admission:  

Free to attend.

 

Jul 03 - Jul 05   29th Annual PleasureLand and RV Show & Go
The 29th Annual PleasureLand RV 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 over 200 mph! The road course will be busy all weekend with the Trans Am Series, NASA road racing and the Slowpokes Car Club. The event includes a classic car show, fireworks and live music.

On-site camping and RV sites available.
Date:   July 3, 2015 - July 5, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 3 - 5, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Four great racing events for the price of a single ticket!
Jul 03   Crosslake Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Craft and Flea Market.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Jul 03   Pine River Duck Races

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

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

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

Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 03   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Jul 03   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 03   2015 Celebrate America - Crosslake's 45th Annual Fireworks Display
2015 marks the 45th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas' freedom with a fantastic fireworks display.

Join us on Friday, July 3, 2015 on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk.

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


 
Date:   July 3, 2015
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, 218692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 3, 2015
at dusk (10:00 p.m.)
Fees/Admission:   Please contribute to the cause. Put your extra change in specially marked donation cans at Crosslake merchants. Tax deductible contributions can be mailed to:
Fireworks - The PAL Foundation
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Jul 04   2015 Stars & Stripes

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


July 3
5 p.m. 
            Trampoline Bungee Jumps, Dunk Tanks, and Food Vendors
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Petting Zoo by Safari North Wildlife Park
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Music Performance by Taylor Reed

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. - 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   
2014 Parade Map  
2014 Parade Entry Form
                All parade entries must be pre-registered by July 1   
 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 4, 2015
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 4, 2015
6 pm - Midnight
Fireworks at Dusk

July 4, 2015
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 04   Nisswa Firecracker 5K & 10K Run
The Nisswa Firecracker 5K, 10K and Kidz Run is THE Lake Country Classic! Known for its laid back atmosphere, super comfy event shirts, amazing crawfish boil, ice cold Pabst, and the Red, White and Blue Snow party with a Slip 'N Slide finish line... The whole family is sure to make this a great tradition on your 4th of July weekend!
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.runnisswa.com
Location:   Downtown Nisswa
Contact:   1-855-RECESS1
Email:   info@recessfactory.com
Date/Time Details:   July 4th, 2015
10K starts at 8 am
5K starts at 8:05 am
Kidz Run starts aprox 9:45 am
Fees/Admission:   10K:
$35 Early Bird: until June 1st
$40 Regular: June 2 - June 25
$43 Gettin Close!: June 26 - July 2
$45 July 3 & 4 (July 4th on-site only)

5K:
$30 Early Bird: until June 1st
$35 Regular: June 2 - June 25
$38 Gettin Close!: June 26 - July 2
$40 Jule 3 & 4 (July 4th on-site only)

Kidz Run Free! Children 10 and under only please. Parent/guardian must be entered in the 5K or 10K Kidz Pack -- $15. Kiddos don't receive a free Firecracker shirt in the Kidz Run, so we offer a Kid Pack option! They'll each receive an authentic youth Zorbaz Nisswa Firecracker shirt, bib number and other free gear from the locals! Participation in the Kidz Run not necessary. Only 150 available!
Jul 04   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jul 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 05   Arts In The Park
Widely known and respected as one of central Minnesota's finest arts presentations. You will find some new art elements, as well as some of your old favorites. Whether it is a favorite artist, entertainer or even your favorite snack offered by our food vendors, Arts in the Park has something for you. We invite you to stroll through the park and enjoy the art booths, entertainment, and food offered for all ages.
Date:   July 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdcommunityaction.org/arts_in_the_park.html
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:   July 5, 2015
10 am - 4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 07   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   July 8, 2015
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 08   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   July 8, 2015
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:   Missy Lake, (218) 454-5853
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 a.m 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 09   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 09   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jul 10   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   July 10, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 10, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for fee details.
Jul 10   Pine River Duck Races

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

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

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

Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 10   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Jul 10   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 10, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 11 - Jul 12   Bracket Drag Racing Series
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. Great family fun, and the pits are always open.

On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. 

 
 
Date:   July 11, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 12, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jul 11   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jul 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 11   2015 Golf Challenge
Join us for MnTC’s 4th Annual Golf Challenge at Grand View Lodge on the award winning Pines Golf Course. Come as an individual or as part of a foursome and spend a day on the greens with other golfers enjoying camaraderie, the beauty of the Lords creation on picturesque scenery while supporting the work of MnTC! This is a great day of fun and fellowship all the while supporting MnTC and the Brainerd Lakes area community.
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mntc.org
Location:   The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   To Register call Brooke Devine, 218-822-8749
Email:   centralcampus@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 11, 2015
2 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Call 218-822-8749 for fee information
Jul 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 13, 2015
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 14 - Jul 15   2015 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 14-15. It's a time for thousands to gather as they share a free lunch of baked beans, a dinner roll, and a beverage. The fun begins with the Paddle Hunt - your first clue will be released at 9 a.m. July 13. 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 14:
6 pm:  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 15:
9 am-4 pm: Craft Fair  and Concessions along the Paul Bunyan Trail
11:15 am: Coronation Ceremony - Who will be this year's Queen or King Bean?
11:30 am: Raising of the beans
12 pm: 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 14, 2015 - July 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/community/neighborhoods/pequotlakesjenkins/
Location:  
Trailside Park
Pequot Lakes
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Lakes office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
July 13
9 am - Paddle Hunt - Clues released

July 14
6 pm - Lowering of the Beans Ceremony

July 15
9 am- 4 pm - Events throughout the day.
Fees/Admission:  
Free to attend!
EVENT SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. Please contact the Pequot Lakes Chamber office for more info.
Vendor & Crafters: Juried Event. CLICK HERE for printable application.
Jul 14   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 16   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 16   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jul 17 - Jul 19   CRA Superbike Racing
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. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Date:   July 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 17 - 19, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Jul 17   Pine River Duck Races

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

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

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

Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 17   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Jul 17   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 18   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jul 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 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. Tonight’s program includes autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 15, 2015
Doors open at 4:00 PM  Race at 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators
Jul 19   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   July 19, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Jul 20   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   July 20, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 20, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Jul 21   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   July 21, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 21, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for Details
Jul 21   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 23   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 23   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jul 24   Pine River Duck Races

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

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

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

Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 24   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Jul 24   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 24, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 25   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Jul 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 26, 2015
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 28   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Jul 30   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Jul 30   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   July 30, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Jul 31 - Aug 02   BIR Powercruise
Powercruise, the premier modified car event in the country, returns to BIR this year. It's known as the place where you can do everything with your car that you’re not allowed to do anywhere else. Powercruise allows YOU to drive YOUR car on BIR's race track along with other like-minded petrol heads in the cruising sessions, where you can cruise next to the toughest modified street machines, hot rods, imports and drag cars, whether they're turbo charged, supercharged, nitrous injected…all with your family and friends in the car with you! The weekend includes events like powerskids (longest rolling 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 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218.824.7223
Date/Time Details:   July 31 - August 2, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Jul 31   Pine River Duck Races

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

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

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

Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Jul 31   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Jul 31   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Jul 31   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 31, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 01   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Aug 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 03   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   August 3, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 3, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Aug 04   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   August 4, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for Details
Aug 04 - Aug 08   Crow Wing County Fair
The fair began as an agricultural event for the purpose of providing a place for county residents to exhibit their products. Youth projects such as 4-H and FFA were able to enter and compete for prizes. While many aspects of the fair have changed over the years, the main philosophy remains the same, to provide opportunity for our patronage to touch base with the agricultural heritage of Crow Wing County.

The Crow Wing County Fair is now among the five largest fairs in Minnesota, with annual exhibits numbering over 6,000 and annual attendance estimated at 100,000. The fair is now an educational non-profit organization.
Date:   August 4, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Website:   http://crowwingcountyfair.com/
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 Southeast 13th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-6680
Email:   cwcfair@brainerd.com
Date/Time Details:   August 4-8, 2015
Aug 04   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 05   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 5, 2015
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 05   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 5, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 5, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators
Aug 06   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 06   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Aug 07   Pine River Duck Races

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

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

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

Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Aug 07   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Aug 07   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 08 - Aug 09   BIR Bracket Drag Racing Series
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. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
Date:   August 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 8 - 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 08   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Aug 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   August 10, 2015
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 11   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 12   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   August 12, 2015
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   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 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 13   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 13   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Aug 14   Pine River Duck Races

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

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

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

Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Aug 14   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Aug 14   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 15   BIR ChumpCar Series
The ChumpCar World Series, featuring $500 junkers, will be at BIR for the Donnybrooke 12 Hour Classic. Teams of four drivers will race for 12 straight hours in a marathon endure on BIR’s original 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course. It’s entertaining racing for the whole family and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   August 15, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 15, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 16   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   August 16, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Aug 18   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 20 - Aug 23   NHRA Nationals
The NHRA features the world’s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans and an experience like no other.

Everyone has heard stories about BIR during the NHRA Nationals but you have to experience it yourself because there’s nothing that compares. Gates open Aug. 17 for Superweek campers.

At center stage is four days of ground-pounding, lightning-fast, blow-your-mind drag racing. Every household name in drag racing competes at the NHRA Nationals on BIR’s world-renown track – the fastest drag strip in the country. Names like John Force, Tony Schumacher, Larry Dixon, Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Brandon Bernstein, Cruz and Tony Pedregon, and Minnesotans Greg Anderson and Jason Line push themselves and their cars to the limits as they compete for a world championship in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. And this year’s race features the return of Pro Stock Motorcycle, always a fan favorite at BIR!

This kind of racing isn’t for the faint of heart. The Top Fuel Dragsters get down the quarter-mile track in less than 4 seconds at speeds over 300 mph. They crank out 10,000 horsepower along the way. Blink at the wrong time and they’re long gone.

There’s just as much to see off the track. Every ticket comes with a pit pass, so fans can watch teams tear down their race cars and rebuild them between races. You can stand within feet of the crews as they crank up the car, sending the smell and burn of nitro fuel into the crowd. You can’t get that anywhere else. Bring a pen and paper because drivers are readily available for autographs.

On the Nitro Alley midway, manufacturers and sponsors create a carnival atmosphere, with interactive displays, simulated competitions, merchandise, food and freebies.

Date:   August 20, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 20-23, 2015
Fees/Admission:  

Advance tickets for the 34th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Aug. 20-23, are ON SALE NOW. They’re available online by clicking here or by calling BIR’s Ticket Office at 1-866-444-4455.

Reserved seats are NOT included in any admission packages. To view the races from anywhere in the grandstands, a reserved seat must be purchased. NOTE: Admission for kids 12 and under is FREE! Admission prices below are for everyone 13 and older.

Aug 20   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 20   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Aug 21   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Aug 21   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 23, 2015
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 25   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 27   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 27   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 27   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Aug 28   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Aug 28   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 29   Lum Park Disc Golf Tournament
36 hole tournament. 6 divisions. Players will draw for partners in their division in the first round. Bring your own discs.
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_discgolf.htm
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 29, 2015
9 am - 3 pm
9 am - Registration at the Lum Park Office
10 am - Start time
Fees/Admission:   $10 to play $5 extra for a shirt
Winners receive a new Disc and "Free Entry" for next years tournament.
Aug 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 01   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 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:   September 2, 2015
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
Sep 03   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 03   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Sep 04   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Sep 04   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 05   Crosslake Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Craft and Flea Market.
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Sep 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 08   Business After Hours - Great River Eye Clinic

Join Great River Eye Clinic as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm at their Baxter Clinic.

Enjoy an evening of learning more about Great River Eye Clinic (formerly Crosby Eye Clinic) and the changes they have made. After a short presentation, you can visit with the staff while enjoying refreshments.

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

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

Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://crosbyeyeclinic.com/
Location:   Great River Eye Clinic
7636 Design Road
Baxter, MN
56425
Contact:   Patty Hartman, 218-825-1976
Email:   patty@crosbyeyeclinic.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, September 8, 2015
4:30-6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Sep 08   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 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:   September 9, 2015
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
Sep 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:   September 10, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 10   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 10   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Sep 11   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Sep 11   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   September 14, 2015
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.
Sep 15   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 17   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 17   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Sep 18   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Sep 18   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 20   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   September 20, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Sep 22   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 22, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 24 - Sep 26   2015 Crosslake Days


Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages including a classic car and motorcycle show, arts & crafts fair, chili cook-off, kid's activities, live music and much more. Join us and enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors!  Crosslake is the place to be September 24-26, 2015.  

2014 Crosslake Days Committee: Chair -Heather Jones - Barstock Liquors and Committee members -  Wendy Jensen, Itasca Leathergoods - Sherry Gibbons, Servpro of Brainerd and Park Rapids - Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro - Pat Netko, Lake Country Crafts and Cones - Leann Pitzl, Frandsen Bank & Trust 

Get your Chili Beads and cash in on sweet and spicy deals from Chamber member merchants all over Crosslake!


THE 2014 CHILI PEPPER WAS FOUND off Sand Point Drive on the south side of the dam.
Congratulations Nick, Jacob and Ely Buckentin (Crosslake) and Chad, Payton and Tyler Jungers (Mahtomedi) cashing in on a prize basket worth more than $1,400!

2014 CHILI COOK-OFF RESULTS:
Judges Choice:  1st Place - RiverWood Bank
                           2nd Place - The Wharf
                           3rd Place - Crosslake Firefighters

Peoples Choice: 1st Place: RiverWood Bank
                            2nd Place: Manhattan's 
                            3rd Place: Edina Realty

2014 CAR SHOW RESULTS:
Peoples Choice Auto: Fred Damico - Lakeville, MN - 1969 Ford Bronco
Peoples Choice Motorcycle: Mark Jensen - Crosslake, MN - 1972 Lightning 650
Entrants Choice Auto: Lauren Lampl - Grand Rapids, MN - 1961 300G
Entrants Choice Motorcycle: Robert McKenna - Brainerd, MN- 2005 Slammer

2015 Event information is added and updated as it becomes available.
All Events subject to change. 
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.   14th Annual Custom & Classic Car and Motorcycle Show
                            Crosslake Town Square - 14287 Gould Street  
                            All entries eligible for door prizes 
                            8 a.m. Registration   
                            10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Public viewing
                           3 p.m. Awards 
 
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.   40th Annual Jul Kaffe Festival Bazaar
                            Crosslake Lutheran Church - 35960 CR 66

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    Hand Crafted Artisans & Crafters 
                            Old Exchange Lot - 36095 CR 66
                       
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    29th Annual Whitefish Lions Bazaar & Flea Market
                            Old Catholic Church Lot  - 35808 CR 66

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Bungee Trampoline & Bouncy House
                            Lake Country Crafts and Cones - 36084 CR 66

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Crosslake Firefighters Emergency Services Open House
                         
   37028 CR 66

11 a.m  - 4 p.m.  Maucieri's Beer Garden - featuring craft beers
                            Crosslake Town Square- 14287 Gould Street

12 p.m.               29th Annual Chili Cook-off  
                            Judging begins at 11:30 a.m.. - Crosslake Welcome Center
                            Sampling begins at noon till gone at participating businesses
                            Peoples Choice ballots collected at 3 p.m.
                           
2 p.m.                6th Annual Crosslake Disc Golf Classic
                          Crosslake Community Center - 14126 Daggett Pine Road
                          Shotgun start - $10 - prizes for top three winners - all ages welcome
                             
7 - 9 p.m.           Historic Log Village Cider & Candlelight Tour
                           Crosslake Historical Society - 35404 CR 3

   

Date:   September 24, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:  
Throughout the town of Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
September 24-26, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Purchase your $5 souvenir Chili Beads and cash in on deals from Crosslake Chamber member businesses! 

 
Sep 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:   September 24, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jodi Nelson, (218) 822-7107
Email:   jnelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 24   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 24   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Sep 25 - Sep 26   International Vintage Boat Show
The world's most important vintage boat show is coming to the docks at Bar Harbor Supper Club in September of 2015. The Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS), an international organization founded in 1974 with over 7,000 members and over 50 local chapters around the world, has chosen Bar Harbor Supper Club and the Gull Lake area to host its annual meeting and show.
 
"We're expecting over 100 of the finest vintage boats in the world to converge in the Brainerd area for this event", said Steve Shoop, President of the Bob Speltz Land O Lakes (BSLOL) Chapter of ACBS. "We're really excited to be able to host an event of this magnitude and prestige here on Gull Lake. The folks at Bar Harbor have really rolled out the red carpet for this event, including completing a major dock expansion to accommodate the expected number of boats."
 
"The great news for vintage boat lovers is that the show is open to the public, Friday September 25, and Saturday September 26. While there are a number of very active vintage boat collectors right here locally, this show will also attract the best of the best vintage boats from around the country, so spectators will be able to see boats they might not otherwise have the chance to see."
Date:   September 25, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Location:   Bar Harbor Supper Club
8164 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Steve Shoop at steve@woodsandwater2014.org Dave Bortner, BSLOL Event Chairman, at dave@woodsandwater2015.org
Email:   dave@woodsandwater2015.org
Date/Time Details:   September 25 and 26, 2015
Sep 25   Pine River Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Farmer's and Crafter's Market
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Date/Time Details:   2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm 
Sep 25   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   September 27, 2015
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
Sep 29   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Oct 01   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Oct 01   Bingo at The Crossfire
Come have some fun and play BINGO with us! 
Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays starting March 12, 2015
 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $12 includes meal and Bingo and a Donation to Herbalife Family Foundation that helps kids get a healthy meal!
Oct 02   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Oct 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 3, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555