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Jan 26 - Oct 28   Blue Ox Business Academy - Leadership Experience
The Blue Ox Business Academy's Leadership Experience is designed for emerging leaders and high-potential employees to develop essential skills and insights into their leadership character.

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY, MAY 31
Interpersonal Communication
Community Experience: Tourism

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
Networking
Community Experience: Healthcare

JULY - No session - summer break!

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

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

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

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

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

Nonprofits or businesses with fewer than 10 employees receive a 25% discount. Through the support of Anderson Brothers Construction, five 50% scholarships are available.
May 27 - Sep 04   Summer 2016 Pequot Lakes #FindTheBobber Giveaway
This summer, the Pequot Lakes Chamber is sponsoring a social media promotion where visitors and community members hunt for 30 hidden bobbers throughout area businesses. With over $800 in prizes, you'd better get to Pequot and join the hunt!
 
The FREE contest works something like this:
 
1. Search for one of 30 bobbers, hidden at Pequot Lakes area businesses (see list on the right!)
2. Snap a photo “selfie” with the bobber.
3. Share your photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the #findthebobber.
4. That’s it! Sit back and smile because you might win a prize - just for shopping local!  

Contest Guidelines:
  • Anyone who posts a photo between May 28 and September 5, 2016 will be automatically entered into weekly and monthly prize giveaways.
  • Winners will be announced at: facebook.com/explorepequotlakes.
  • Each time you post a selfie (using the #findthebobber AND with a different bobber), you’ll be entered into the drawing.
Date:   May 27, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Location:   Bliss Salon and Boutique
Boardwalk Scoops
Booth Office Supply
Dairy Queen - Pequot Lakes
Edward Jones - Pequot Lakes
Expressions Shoes Center
First American Title
Fun Sisters
Joe's Pizza
Latte' Da Coffee & Gifts
Leslie's
Lonesome Cottage
Merritt Jewelers
Optimum Cleaning
Pequot Eye Center
Pequot Lakes SuperValu
PhotoJENic Photography
Salon Couture
Seeds of Sommer
Serendipity Art Gallery
The Celtic Cottage
The Wild Daisy
Tobacco Gallery
Twin Pines Trading Post
Wildwedge Mini Golf Course and Maze
Contact:   Jenna Crawford, 218-568-5572
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Memorial Day - Labor Day
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 18 - Sep 06   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   June 18, 2016 - September 6, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 AM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 19 - Sep 07   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   June 19, 2016 - September 7, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 24 - Sep 12   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   June 24, 2016 - September 12, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 25 - Sep 13   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   June 25, 2016 - September 13, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 26 - Sep 14   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   June 26, 2016 - September 14, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 29   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   June 29, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 29   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   June 29, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

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

Jun 29   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   June 29, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jun 29   American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by Servpro - Pequot Lakes
Prevent a summer shortage.
Give Blood.


Servpro is sponsoring this American Red Crosslake Blood Drive. Please bring photo ID or Donor Card.

Call Brandi at Servpro at 218-568-6923 for an appointment.

Download the Blood Donor App redcross.org  1-800-RED-CROSS
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes Baptist Church
30028 Old Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN   56472
Contact:   Brandi at Servpro, 218-568-6923
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, June 29, 2016
9 am - 3 pm
Jun 29   Print Making Class for Adults

A simple picture can become a work of art by using this cutting technique!
Participants will make one 4"x6" linocut picture and 5 prints of that picture in this class. Drawing skills not required. Picture templates will be provided to trace.
Class size limited to 10 adults.

Registration forms can be downloaded at our website.
Call or send in your registration form to reserve your spot!
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 29, 2016 
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $65.00 includes $50.00 class fee plus $15.00 material fee.
Jun 29   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community. 
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 29   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jun 29   Walking Club
Come walk with friends!  What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?
$5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.

If raining, we can do some exercises inside, call for verification.
 
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   June 26, 2016
5:15 - 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 for beverage afterwards
Jun 29   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jun 29   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   June 29, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jun 29 - Jul 02   The 39 Steps - Stage North Theatre
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time tony and drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters and an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
Date:   June 29, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://stagenorththeater.com/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St    
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Stage North Theatre Company, (218) 232-6810
Email:   gary@stagenorththeater.com
Date/Time Details:   June 29 through July 2, 2016
7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Adult $25.00
Child $12.50
Jun 30   Little Miss and Mister 4th of July Pageant
Date:   June 30, 2016
Jun 30   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   June 30, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 30   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   June 30, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jun 30   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jun 30   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jun 30   Market in the Park 2016
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter Application and ST19
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 16, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jun 30   1/2 Day Kids Art Camp 9-12 years old
This is a fun and interactive educational class where children will each complete three projects to take home. Projects include: Kente Cloth Wall Hanging created with paper, "Stained Glass" in color diffused paper, and a Lace Pottery Bowl.

For children 9-12 years old
Class size limited to 10 attendees
Each child should bring lunch and a beverage

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Please call or register to reserve your spot!
 
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   June 30, 2016
9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75 - Includes $60 Class fee $60.00 plus $15.00 material fee
Jun 30   Right Friends Picnic
A fundraiser for the developmentally disables and their care givers.
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.campconfidence.com/rightfriends
Location:   Confidence Learning Center
1620 Mary Fawcett Memorial Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 828-2344
Email:   info@campconfidence.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 30, 2016
Jun 30   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Join us for the ultimate kick off to summer party-ladies night style! Tess Taylor from WJJY will be hosting the party! Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt, summer dress or hat and you'll have a chance to win dinner for two! Lots of fun prizes, tasty drink and food specials too!
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   3rd Thursday of the month
6 - 8 pm
Jun 30   Outdoor Summer Concert at Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing at 7 pm in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park & Rec. Department and The Center

Rain out site is The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN  56401

June 2:          Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
June 9:          Day Break
June 16:        Churchyard
June 23:        Michael Hoover
June 30:        Diane Saumer & Friends
July 7;           Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 14:         Virg Litke
July 21:         Blue Moon Jazz Quintet  
July 28:         Kingery Family
August 4:      Jack Franzen
August 11:    Kayla Pallansch
August 18:    Norm's Bait & tackle Choir
August 25:    The District
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park (north side of Brainerd)
424 North 5 Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, June 2 through August 25, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free
Jul 01   Show & Shine Car Show
Cars and music...along with food by Community Action. Show n’ Shine is a classic car show with over 200 cars and trucks.
Date:   July 1, 2016
Website:   http://www.thebodyworks.com/
Location:   The Bodyworks
14742 Dellwood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   The Bodyworks, (218) 825-3500
Email:   ian.ulrich@millsauto.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 1, 2016
 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 01 - Jul 03   30th Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go
The 30th Annual Pleaseure Land RV Show & Go offers fans a chance to see great head-to-head drag racing action. It's the second race in the Muscle Car Series, with cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. The event includes a classic car show, fireworks and live music Saturday night. It's a Dual Event Weekend, with CRA Superbike Racing on the Competition Road Course. Two great racing events for the price of a single ticket! CRA racing rain or shine. On-site camping and RV sites available.
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Date:   July 1, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/pleasurelandrv-show-and-go/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 1-3, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping is free with a multi-day ticket. Visit BIR's Web site for ticket details.
Jul 01   Pine River Duck Races

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

 

Need a duck?

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

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

Date:   July 1, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jul 01   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jul 01   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 01   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 01   Wheel Throwing with Clay Class for Adults (no prior experience needed)
This is a beginning class for those who would like to try wheel throwing with clay!  No experience is necessary. You will be creating a mug, bowl, or plate on the wheel. You may be making two to three pieces that day.
Class size limited to 2 or 3 participants

Eileen (instructor) will have you choose a glaze color and finish it for you. Your project will be finished in 3 weeks and a pickup time will be arranged. Shipping is available for an additional cost.

Registration forms can be downloaded from our website.
Call Eileen or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School Pottery Studio
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 1, 2016 
9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75.00 includes $60 class fee plus $15.00 material/firing fee.
Jul 01 - Sep 19   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 1, 2016 - September 19, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 01 - Jul 02   Annual Parrot Head "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" Cruise
Live performance from Bruce Neuman and Tiki D. This is a Jimmy Buffet themed cruise with songs of Jimmy Buffet, Kenney Chesney, Bob Marley and many other Island style singers. Steel drums, steel guitar, bongos and harmonica give this awesome duo Island sounds with a twist of lime.

Great Food, Great Music and Great Giveaways! Specials on margaritas and Land Shark Beer.
 
Date:   July 1, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://destinycruisesllc.com/
Location:   Destiny Cruises
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   (855) 953-3784
Email:   info@destinycruisesllc.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 1, 2016
Saturday, July 2, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Jul 01   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jul 01   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Johnny O & Wilbur Cole Duo

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours:
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 1, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 01   Traveling Art Pub at Gull Dam Brewing

TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! 

TAP gives you the time, supplies and guided instruction to create your very own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED- even if you can't draw a stick figure!

Taste our hand crafted Gull Dam Beers.

What makes our Gull Dam brew better?  First, unlike other breweries using chemically treated city tap water, Gull Dam Brewing uses well water deep from the pure underground aquifers of Gull Lake. Second, each of our brew flavors has some locally harvested ingredients including hops from Brainerd.  Finally, while other breweries filter their beer to increase clarity, we do not filter our Gull Dam brews. Filtering may increase clarity, but the unfortunate resulting consequence?...filtering reduces flavor. Gull Dam Brewing has a top secret method of processing our beer without using a filter, yet beholding to delicious flavor and amazing color and clarity. (Almost sounds like a diamond commercial.)

Gull Dam Brewing. Great times and exceptional craft beer!

Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thetravelingartpub.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   The Traveling Art Pub, (218) 851-0838
Email:   travelingartpub@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 6, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $40 per person. Included one beer.
Tickets available online.
Jul 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:   July 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 02   Grandpa's Run For The Walleye 2016 Crosslake

Join the 19th annual community-wide effort to restore the Whitefish Area's Walleye population. Established in memory of Grandpa Boots Buthman, this Crosslake tradition offers events for all ages and abilities.  Run, walk or dash for the fun and for the fish!

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

Participants will have the option of selecting either a short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt! This option is only available to those who pre-register by June 28th.

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, July 1st: 
4 - 6:00 p.m.: Early Packet Pick Up at the Community Center. Registration will also be available at this time.

Saturday, July 2nd:
 7 - 8:15 a.m.: Race Day Registration
 8:15 a.m.: 10K Race
 8:30 a.m: 5k Race
 9:30 a.m.: Kids Sunfish Dash

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

EVENT COURSES

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



  

 
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://minnesotawaters.org/whitefishareapropertyowners/run-walleye/
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   218-831-2721
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 2, 2016
7- 8:15 a.m. - Check in and same day registration
8:15 a.m. - 10K Run
8:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
9:30 a.m. - Kids Sunfish Race
 
Fees/Admission:   REGISTER HERE
5K Run/Walk and 10K Run

$25 - Before June 20
$30 - June 20 thru race day
Kids Sunfish Dash
$7 - thru race day
Jul 02   2016 Crosslake Original Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103.
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 2, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Jul 02   Handmade Pottery Bisque-ware Painting Class
Gather your friends for a fun and educational class where you'll learn the process of Bisque-ware pottery. You will choose from a selection of handmade bisque-ware pieces to glaze. Pieces will be fired and ready to pick up in a week (or they can be mailed with an additional fee for shipping).

Class size limited to 10 attendees
For ages 13 years to adults.
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $32 - $50 - Includes $25 class fee plus the cost of the bisque-ware pottery piece
Jul 02 - Sep 20   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 2, 2016 - September 20, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 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:   July 2, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 02   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Brian Naughton Band

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 02   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 3, 2016.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.
Click here for complete schedule

Tonight's feature is Shane Martin.  Shane's modern country rock vibe is perfectly described by Emmy-Award winning engineer, Kenny Royster:  "Shane is a great singer/songwriter on the teetering edge of country, pop and rock where it's just dangerous enough to be fun."
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 18 - September 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jul 02   Fireworks at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Don't miss the fireworks display at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. The fireworks start at dusk, but before things get too sparkly we'll have live music, beverages, and ice cream  from Auntie M's!
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ruttgers.com
Location:   Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
25039 Tame Fish Lake Road
Deerwood, MN 56444
 
Contact:   855-432-5048
Email:   reservations@ruttgers.com
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2016
Fireworks start at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public.
Jul 02   2016 Celebrate America - Crosslake's 46th Annual Fireworks Display
2016 marks the 46th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas' freedom with a fantastic fireworks display.

Join us on Saturday, July 2, 2016 on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk.
Views are best from a boat, but if you're on the shore, the Cty Rd 16 bridge on the north-west side of Crosslake near The Wharf offers parking on the shoulders, bring a lawn chair and sit next to your car.  You can also see the fireworks from the beaches at the US Army Corp Crosslake Recreation Areas (Campground). The recreation area entrance is at the intersection of Cty Road 3 and Rte 66, but offers very limited parking.   Park at Andy's corner, the churches or nearby businesses along Rte 66 and walk in.  Bring blankets or chairs to sit on.  Please be respectful of the campers as you walk through.

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 2, 2016
Time:   10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   View the fireworks from the water and shores of Cross Lake
Fireworks launch from Sand Island on the south end of the lake
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto, 218-692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 2, 2016
at dusk (10:00 p.m.)
Fees/Admission:   Please contribute to the cause. Put your extra change in specially marked donation cans at Crosslake merchants. Tax deductible contributions can be mailed to:
Fireworks - The PAL Foundation
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Jul 02 - Jul 03   Drunk N Stupid Band at Manhattan's
Join us after the Fireworks for Drunk N Stupid on Saturday, July 2 from 10 pm - 1 am!
Date:   July 2, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Time:   10:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Website:   http://www.mblodge.com/pages/welcome-manhattans
Location:   Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN 56442
Contact:   Manhattan's, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2016
10 pm - 1 am
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jul 03   Freedom Day Celebration and Parade
Family fun all day long!  Food and treats throughout town.  Turtle Races, crafters, music, kids fun.

Amazing Parade at 7:00 PM
Date:   July 3, 2016
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com
Location:   All around Nisswa
Contact:   218-863-2620
Date/Time Details:   July 3, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Jul 03 - Jul 04   2016 Stars & Stripes Days
Fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with all sorts of activities July 3 and 4 in Pequot Lakes. This two-day event is loaded with family-friendly events!

July 3 Schedule of Events
  • 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. - Beer Garden sponsored by Community Action
  • 5 p.m. - Food Vendors
  • 6:30 p.m. - Band Performance by SOLO
  • After Dusk - Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks International at the High School Ball Fields
July 4 Schedule of Events 
  • 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Firemen's Pancake Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Flea Market, Craft Fair & Food Vendors @ Trailside Park
  • 10 a.m. - Money in the Haystack, Golden Bobber Hunt- Trailside Park North
  • 10:30 - Kiddie Parade Registration- Band Shell
  • 11:00 - Kiddie Parade, Veterans Memorial Walking Path
  • 12 p.m. -  Stars & Stripes Parade
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event - Download the Sponsor Form

 
PARADE INFORMATION: 
Parade Entry Form
Parade Rules

Parade Route
All parade entries must be pre-registered by June 27, 2016 -  and sign up today!

County Rd 112 will be closed to thru traffic starting at 11 a.m.  Parking is available at TDS and the Pequot Lakes High School (cross at stoplights). Handicapped parking is available on Government Drive, East Butler Street, St. Alice Church,and Old Hwy 371 (Pequot Lakes Dental). Spaces will be marked. Be sure to arrive early!

PARKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE OR ON COUNTY RD 11. VEHICLES WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED!


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

2016 EVENT COMMITTEE 

Special thanks to this year's event committee for their help and support!
  • Valorie Voges, Expression Shoe Center
  • Loren Alexander, American National Bank Pequot Lakes
  • Cory Hendriks, KC Companies
  • Tori Volkl, First Nation Insurance Agency
Date:   July 3, 2016 - July 4, 2016
Location:  

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

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

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

Fees/Admission:  

Buy a $5 Blinkie button for this year's Stars and Stripes with all proceeds going to help fund the fireworks display on July 3rd in Pequot Lakes. Valid June 27 - July 4th unless otherwise stated
ALL THINGS HERBAL dba BOARDWALK SCOOPS:   Free Bottle of Water With Any Purchase
A-PINE: Free Fountain Pop w/Sandwich or Entree
AMERICINN: 10% Off T-Shirts & Sweatshirts
ANTLER"S RESTAURANT:  $2 Off a 16 oz. Tap Beer
BILLY"S @ BREEZY:  $3 Rail Drinks - Tap Beer - Bottles - Patio Only
BLISS SALON & BOUTIQUE:  20% Off In The Boutique
DAIRY QUEEN PEQUOT LAKES: $1 off a Blizzard
DOCKSIDE:  Free Pitcher of Pop With A 16 inch Pizza
EXPRESSIONS:  $5 Off a Purchase of $50 or more.
LAKES LATTE':  BOGO Fresh Brew Coffee
LATTE' DA COFFEE & GIFTS:  $ .50 Off Any Coffee Drink
LESLIE'S:  50% Off All Sale Prices
LUCKY"S TAVERN:  $5 Off All Regular Priced Clothing
MARINA II RESTAURANT:  $2 Off Buffet Breakfast
MERRITT JEWELERS:  20% off all sterling silver
MID MINNESOTA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION:  A flag and entry into a drawing for a $50 Visa Gift Card - July 2nd only.
PALMER GRILL:  $2.00 Off A Kobe or Hot Palmer Burger
PEQUOT LAKES AMERICAN LEGION CLUB:  $1 Off Bloody Mary Specials
PEQUOT LAKES SUPER AMERICA: Free 20 oz. Fountain Pop with Button
SA EXPRESS: Free 20 oz. Fountain Soda
TASTY PIZZA:  $2 Off Any Large Pizza
THE WILD DAISY:  $12.00 -  4th of July Bouquets
WEISE CRAFTS & VARIETY:  50% Off Original Price on Swimwear
WILDWEDGE GOLF, MINI GOLF & MAZE:  Maze + Mini Golf Pkg $9.95
 

Jul 03   42nd Annual 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 3, 2016
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:   Sunday, July 3, 2016
10 am - 4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   No admission fee.
Jul 03 - Sep 21   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 3, 2016 - September 21, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 03   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   July 3, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jul 03   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 3, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 04   The American Celebration - 4th of July Events
July 4, 2016
Noon    Free Corn on the Cob Feed sponsored by The Shop served in the 5th st. parking lot next to Brainerd High School
4 pm    The American Celebration Parade- Parade Marshall- Joe Haeg
6:30 pm    Entertainment featuring Hairball- Free Admission
10 pm    Presentation of the flag and singing of National Anthem 
10:15 pm    World Class Fireworks by Zambelli- Accompanying music on 107.5 The Power Loon
Date:   July 4, 2016
Website:   http://www.brainerdcommunityaction.org/4th_of_july.html
Location:   Brainerd, MN
Fireworks at Don Adamson Field
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action, 218-829-5278
Email:   Nancy@BrainerdCommunityAction.org
Date/Time Details:   July 4, 2016
Noon - 11 pm
Jul 04   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 4, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 04   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 4, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 04   Crosby Fire Department Annual July 4th Celebration
Beer garden, music, food vendors and other fun in Crosby Memorial Park following the parade. Fireworks display at dusk, provided by Crosby Fire Department.

11:00 a.m.                Parade (begins in Ironton / Hwy 210)
11:00 a.m.                Kiddie Parade (begins at 4 way stop in Crosby)
12:00 - 10:00 p.m.    Live Music, Food Court, Beer Garden and Fireworks (Crosby Memorial Park on Serpent Lake)
Other activities through out town: street dances, pancake breakfast, minnow races and more!
Date:   July 4, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cityofcrosby.com/
Location:   Ironton and Crosby, MN

 
Contact:   Crosby Fire Department, 218-546-5021
Date/Time Details:   July 4, 2016
11 a.m. - Parade
Dusk - Fireworks
Jul 04   4th of July Spectactular at The Crossfire
We will be OPEN July 4th, so come get your favorite smoothie!
Come see us for a few fun games, drawings and snacks!
 
Date:   July 4, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County Road 66
Suite 211
Across from Zorbaz in Crosslake
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfirellc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Monday July 4, 2016
11:30 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meals available for purchase
FREE drawings and snacks!
Jul 04   Fireworks Over Gull Lake
Enjoy fireworks over the south end of Gull Lake provided by Maddens Resort and Craguns Resort.
Date:   July 4, 2016
Time:   09:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:   Gull Lake, MN
Date/Time Details:   Monday, July 4, 2016
Fireworks at dusk
Jul 05   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 5, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 05   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

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

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   July 5, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 05   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 5, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 05   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 05   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 05   Two-Day Wheel throwing with Clay Class for Adults (experience in wheel throwing required)
Hone your skills ar this two consecutive day wheel throwing pottery class for adults. Experience with a pottery wheel is necessary. Project options are: a set of wheel-thrown bowls, set of mugs, etc.

Class size limited to 4 adult participants

You will choose a glaze color and Eileen (instructor) will carve and glaze your pieces. Your pieces will be completed in three weeks. You can arrange to pick them up or they can be shipped for an additional cost.

Registration forms can be downloaded from our website.
Call Eileen or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
 
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School Pottery Studio
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 5-6, 2016 
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day
Fees/Admission:   Cost - Class fee $125.00 plus $30.00 material/firing fee - Total $155.00
Jul 05   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Jul 05   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 05   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 06   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   July 6, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Jul 06   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 6, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 06   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 6, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 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:   July 6, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 06   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   July 6, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jul 06   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   July 6, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jul 06   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 6, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 06   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   July 6, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jul 07   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 7, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 07   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 7, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 07   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 07   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!

Kicks on Route 66 is our host, located at 36066 CR 66.  Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to meet proprietors Sandy Anderson and Linda Randall and see their unique shop filled with eclectic original gifts, jewelry and art.   Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, tour the art studio and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
 
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 CR 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, July 7, 2016
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
Jul 07   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 07   Market in the Park 2016
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter Application and ST19
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 16, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 07   1/2 Day Kids Art Camp 9-12 years old
This is a fun and educational class where children will each complete three projects to take home. Projects include: Kente Cloth Wall Hanging created with paper, "Stained Glass" in color diffused paper, and a Lace Pottery Bowl.

For children 9-12 years old
Class size is limited to 10 attendees
Each child should bring lunch and a beverage

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Please call or register to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 7, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75 - Includes $60.00 Class Fee and $15.00 materials fee
Jul 07 - Jul 09   Lakes Area Artists Fine Art Show and Sale
Lakes Area Artists will exhibit their artwork at their July show and Sale Thursday thru Saturday July 7-9, 2016 at the Live Well at Journey Church in Downtown Nisswa. The Sale will run from 10 am - 5 pm each day. Original oils, watercolors, acrylics, giclee prints, pottery, mixed media, cards, hand-blown art glass, and more. Artists include Bill Grange, Kathy Braud, Steven  Weagel, Mary Wolke, Kerry Kupferschmidt, and Maria Thompson Seep.
Date:   July 7, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Live Well at Journey Church
5459 Co. Rd 18
Nisswa, MN  56468
Email:   Palebluetrees@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 7 - 9 2016
10 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Jul 07   Camp Confidence Rendevous
Camp Confidence offers "Beach Party". Bring your friends and enjoy a great evening of music, boat, swim, and share an evening on the beach with your BFF.
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.campconfidence.com/
Location:   Camp Confidence Learning Center
1620 Mary Fawcell Memorial Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Confidence Learning Center, 218-828-2344
Email:   sarah@campconfidence.com
Date/Time Details:   July 7, 2016
5 - 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $3.00 per person
MUST RSVP by Monday prior to selected Rendevous
Jul 07   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Jul 07   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Join us for the ultimate kick off to summer party-ladies night style! Tess Taylor from WJJY will be hosting the party! Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt, summer dress or hat and you'll have a chance to win dinner for two! Lots of fun prizes, tasty drink and food specials too!
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   3rd Thursday of the month
6 - 8 pm
Jul 07   Outdoor Summer Concert at Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing at 7 pm in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park & Rec. Department and The Center

Rain out site is The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN  56401

June 2:          Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
June 9:          Day Break
June 16:        Churchyard
June 23:        Michael Hoover
June 30:        Diane Saumer & Friends
July 7;           Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 14:         Virg Litke
July 21:         Blue Moon Jazz Quintet  
July 28:         Kingery Family
August 4:      Jack Franzen
August 11:    Kayla Pallansch
August 18:    Norm's Bait & tackle Choir
August 25:    The District
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park (north side of Brainerd)
424 North 5 Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, June 2 through August 25, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free
Jul 07   A Year With Frog and Toad presented by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theater Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 7, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and under) $10
Jul 08 - Jul 09   Iconic Fest
Iconic Fest is a two day outdoor music festival featuring Iconic artists of 1970's - 1990's.  Lineup includes John Anderson, Great White, Confederate Railroad and more.  Check out the website http://www.iconicfest.com/home.html for complete details.  Camping is available.  Advance reservations required for camping.  Make reservations on line. 
Date:   July 8, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Website:   http://www.iconicfest.com/home.html
Location:   Green Lantern
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN 5640

 
Contact:   Huff Entertainment Solutions (218) 764-2151
Date/Time Details:   July 8 and 9, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Prices vary.  Check website www.iconicfest.com for prices.
 
Jul 08 - Jul 10   Bracket Drag Racing & Zalusky Riding School & Track Day
The fourth of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends will be on the drag strip, with eliminations both Saturday and Sunday. The Zalusky Advanced Riding School and Road Closed Promotions' Track Day will be on the road course Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Date:   July 8, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   July 8 - 10, 2016
Fees/Admission:  

Call Raceway for ticket information

Jul 08   Pine River Duck Races

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

 

Need a duck?

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

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

Date:   July 8, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jul 08   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jul 08   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 08   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 08   Print Making Class for Teens
A simple picture can become a work of art by using this cutting technique!
This class is designed for teens ages 13-17 who will each make one 4"x6" linocut picture and 5 prints of that picture in this class. Drawing skills not required. Picture templates will be provided to trace.
Class size limited to 10 attendees.

Registration forms can be downloaded at our website.
Call or send in your registration form to reserve your spot!
 
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 8, 2016
9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50.00 includes $40.00 class fee plus $10.00 material fee.
Jul 08 - Sep 26   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 8, 2016 - September 26, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 08   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jul 08   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Tom Hunter

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 8, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 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:   July 8, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 08   A Year With Frog and Toad presented by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theater Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 8, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 8, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and Under) $10
Jul 09   Mount Ski Gull's Paul Bunyan Xtreme 5K
Don't miss this day of MUD, SWEAT & FEARS! Mount Ski Gull is hosting it's 2nd annual 5k Mud Run Saturday, July 9th, 2016. You will be faced with over 20 insane obstacles spread out over a 3.2 mile course covered in hills, mud, and challenges! Compete as a team or an individual, ages 10 and up. Visit the website at http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com for all the details and to register.
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://paulbunyanextreme5k.com/
Location:   Mount Ski Gull
9898 County Road 77 SW
Nisswa, MN  56468
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 9, 2016
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Heats will run every half hour
Fees/Admission:   $55 Before May 2nd  (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$60 Before June 27th (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$65 Before July 5th  (Includes Free T-Shirt)
$70 Race Day – Does not include FREE t-shirt
***New this year $45 race entry fee for all race heats between 1 pm-3pm.  
Jul 09   2016 Izzy Cup
The 2016 Izzy Cup is a 27 hole event in a 9-9-9 format - best ball, alternate shot, and scramble. 9 am shotgun start. Do not miss this fun and challenging tournament. 
 
2 person teams will be compete for great prizes. Prizes will be awarded in both net and gross divisions - 110% payout!  

Thank you to our tournament sponsors - Beste & Assoc. SA, Floyd of Bogie, and Wes Tees!
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.vintagegolfclub.com
Location:   The Vintage Golf Course at Staples
27923 McGivern Drive
Staples, MN
Contact:   Bill Israelson, (218) 296 0748
Email:   vintageatstaples@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2016
9 am -  3 pm
Fees/Admission:   2 person teams: $130 for members, $150 for non-members.  
Entry fee includes golf, food, skins, and closest to the hole prizes.  
27 hole cart fee is $25.
Jul 09   Handmade Paper Class for Teens

This fun and educational class designed for teens ages 13-17 will teach the art of paper making!  Eileen will introduce you to two types of paper; Blended Paper and Natural Fiber Paper in a choice of colors, along with making paper castings (molds). Participants will take home 5 sheets each plus 5 paper castings.

Class size limited to 10 attendees
Ages 13-17

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot!

Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50 - Includes $30 class fee plus $20 material fee 
Jul 09   Crossing Flipside Kids
Sunshine and Silhouettes will use the power of the sun to create a special solar print on paper. Recommended for Children ages 5-13.
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/home
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
#114
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday July 9, 2016
10 am to Noon
Fees/Admission:   A $3 per child/$5 per family donation is requested but no child is turned away due to need.
Jul 09   10th Anniversary Celebration - Northern MN Railroad Heritage Association
The Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association (AKA Northern Trackers) will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary on July 9th, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a presentation at 11 a.m.  Live railroad music featuring Jun McGowan, story-telling for children, door prizes, cookies and the annual raffle drawing. All trains will be running and you'll have a chance to experience this season's exhibit in the history of trackers in photos and more.
 
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northerntrackersrrclub.com/
Location:   Northern Trackers
35170 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Pamela Vaughan 651-253-0004
Email:   vaughanpj@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 9, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Donations appreciated
Jul 09   Second Saturdays at the Crossing Arts Alliance

You may associate our Second Saturdays with our long-running Crossing Flipside Kids programming but did you know that there are also opportunities to visit with featured member artists, trunk shows with visiting artists, workshops for adults, and more?

Mark your calendars for art-filled fun, every Second Saturday at TCAA.

Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/SecondSaturdays
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   The Crossing Arts Alliance, (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of the month.
10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   A fee of $20 per vendor is required, and participants must supply their own tables and chairs. 
Jul 09   Free Yoga On Tap / The Burn

Free energetic yoga class with Jen Paskey and The Burn!
Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours:
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm


Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2016
11 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 09   1st Annual Crosslake Rib Cook-off for Veterans
1st Annual Crosslake Rib Cook-off for Veterans to benefit MCAV- Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, serving Veterans throughout Minnesota.
Entrant Info: $50 entry fee, limited to the first 30 entrants, must be able to cook 40 lbs of ribs, prize money and trophies!
Attendee Info: $1 per bone, vote for your favorite, kids games, music and beer available
 
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Bob 218-537-0346
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 9, 2016
12 - 5 p.m.
3 p.m. - Individual judging
3:45 p.m. - Public sampling/popular judging begins
Fees/Admission:   $50 Entrants fee (to cook the ribs)
$1 per bone (to sample the ribs)
Jul 09 - Sep 27   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 9, 2016 - September 27, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 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:   July 9, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 09   A Year With Frog and Toad presened by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theatre Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2016
2 - 4 p.m. (Saturday Matinee)
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and under) $10
Jul 09   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Mississippi Driftwood

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/220535374948326/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 09   Jeff FoxWorthy Entertains at Northen Lights Casino

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of 11 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain's.

Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Rd NW
Walker, MN 56484
Contact:   Northern Lights Casino, 1-800-252-7529
Email:   emily.aitken@leechlakegaming.com
Date/Time Details:   July 9, 2016
7 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $39/$59/$69
Jul 09   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 3, 2016.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.
Click here for complete schedule

Tonight's feature is Cassie & The Bobs.  Fans of that early Nashville sound won't want to miss this show.  "The Music and Magic of Patsy Cline." This show promises Cline's music with impressive authenticity.  The band receives rave reviews wherever they perform.
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 18 - September 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jul 10   Classic Car & Bike Sunday Worship
Outdoor worship services take place each Sunday May 29 through September 4 in Crosslake.  A stay in your car or sit in a lawn chair, wear flip flops, pet friendly, come-as-you are worship service.
May 29 - Community Memorial Day Service
June 12 - Blessing of the Animals
July 10 - Classic Car & Biker Sunday
July 17 - Grandchildren Sunday
August 7 - Camp Knutson Sunday
September 4 - Labor Day
Date:   July 10, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Outdoor Worship
14019 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday July 10, 2016
10 a.m.
Jul 10 - Sep 28   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 10, 2016 - September 28, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 10   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   July 10, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jul 10   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 10, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 11   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 11, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 11   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 11, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 11   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Classes are a half hour long, beginning at 10:30 a.m. for the advanced group and go until 12:30 p.m. finishing with the beginners.
Classes are held a the Corps of Engineers Campground swimming beach on Cross Lake (not the dam swimming area) Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to camp site 28, swim beach is on the right.
Register here
Date:   July 11, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 11   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 11, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 12   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 12, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 12   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

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

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   July 12, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 12   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 12, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 12   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
It's 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, and a whole lot more.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bir-performance-driving-school/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   1-866-444-4455
Date/Time Details:   July 12, 2016
Jul 12 - Jul 13   2016 Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes
Come and celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes July 12-13, 2016! The huge cast iron kettles of beans are buried on July 12 so they can cook overnight and be served free of charge on July 13 at noon.

It's time to dig out Thor, Big Bertha, Ole, Sven, Lena and Baby Olga for the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days celebration July 13-14. 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 11. Tuesday evening the baked beans are buried in the ground to cook overnight. The huge kettles of beans are unearthed mid morning on Wednesday,. The celebration culminates with the raising of the beans, a Queen and King Bean Coronation, an arts and crafts fair, food market, children's games, and of course, lunch!  

Schedule of Events:
Tuesday July 12
5:30 Burying of the bean Ceremony
The beans, prepared from Paul Bunyan's Secret Recipe are buried in five huge cast iron kettles and cooked over a wood fire during the night. Join us for this special ceremony!

Wednesday, July 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Crafter Show
10:30 Polka Music by Teddy Bear Sound
11:15 Coronation Ceremony- Prince & Princess Jellybean and Crowning of the Queen or King Bean.
12:00 Serving of the Beans. Friendly volunteers serve a FREE and delicious bowl of baked beans, dinner roll, and beverage to thousands of attendees.
1:00 Truth & Lore Tour
Learn about the fascinating history and mystery of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway as you embark on a guided tour of the area. Join us on any one of three tours this year, each focusing on a different part of the area. We’ll stop at the most exciting, interesting and lore-filled historical sites in the area. 
 
Once you board our luxury coach bus, you’ll join our tour guide Rich Engstrom. He, and other step-on guides, will tell you the vast and varied stories of the area, combining recorded history with the locals’ best myths and legends including, of course, Paul Bunyan himself!
 
Date:   July 12, 2016 - July 13, 2016
Location:   Trailside Park on Hwy 371 and CR 11
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday - Wednesday
July 12-13, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 12   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 12   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 12   Handmade Pottery Bisque-ware Painting Class
Gather your friends for a fun and educational class where you'll learn the process of Bisque-ware pottery.  You will choose from a selection of handmade bisque-ware pieces to glaze. Pieces will be fired and ready to pick up in a week (or they can be mailed with an additional fee for shipping).

Class size limited to 10 attendees
For ages 13 years to adults.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 12, 2016
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $32 - $50 - Includes class fee plus the cost of bisque-ware pottery piece 
Jul 12   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Classes are a half hour long, beginning at 10:30 a.m. for the advanced group and go until 12:30 p.m. finishing with the beginners.
Classes are held a the Corps of Engineers Campground swimming beach on Cross Lake (not the dam swimming area) Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to camp site 28, swim beach is on the right.
Register here
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 12   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Jul 12   Truth & Lore Tours on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

Learn about the fascinating history and mystery of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway as you embark on a guided tour of the area. Join us on any one of three tours this year, each focusing on a different part of the area. We’ll stop at the most exciting, interesting and lore-filled historical sites in the area.
 
Once you board our luxury coach bus, you’ll join our tour guide Rich Engstrom. He, and other step-on guides, will tell you the vast and varied stories of the area, combining recorded history with the locals’ best myths and legends including, of course, Paul Bunyan himself!
  
Time: Each tour is from 1-4 p.m. 
The "Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Lumberjack Name Game" contest is now LIVE on our Facebook page. Let me know if I should alter the text.
  • "Play the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Lumberjacks' Names Game" (I realize the contest's 'official' name is long, but I'm trying to reinforce creative copyright. Can alternate with Play Paul's Lumberjacks' Names Game

 
Location: Tours begin and end at Antler’s Restaurant in Breezy Point, except for the July 28 tour, which will start and end at the Pine River Depot/Welcome Center.
 
Website: Information about the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway can be found here: http://www.paulbunyanscenicbyway.org
 
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.paulbunyanscenicbyway.org
Location:  
Antler's Restaurant in Breezy Point
County Rd 11
Breezy Point, MN   56472
Contact:   Cindy Nelson
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Dates: Tuesday, July 12, 1-4 p.m. (featuring the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point area)
Thursday, July 28, 1-4 p.m. (featuring the Pine River/Jenkins area)
Thursday, Sept 22 (featuring on the Crosslake/Manhattan Beach area)
Fees/Admission:   $35.00
Jul 12   Business After Hours - CTC
Join CTC as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location. Mix a little business with pleasure!
  • Tent in the parking lot and will offer tours of their recent remodel
  • Root beer floats from A&W Root Beer
  • Hors d’ oeuvres from Black Bear Lodge & Saloon
  • Enter to win an Ipad Mini!

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:   July 12, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  

CTC

14385 Edgewood Drive

Baxter, MN

Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 12, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend
Jul 12   Crosslake Community Wide Meeting
The Minnesota Design Team is coming to Crosslake September 15-17, 2016 with a volunteer team of architects, city planners, landscapers and more to help us Chart the Course for Crosslake’s future!   There is work to be done prior to their arrival and it is our goal to hear opinions, comments and creative ideas from every single person with a connection to Crosslake.  No ideas are too big or small, we want to hear them all!  Bring the family and lawn chairs and join us at the second of four Community Meetings on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Crosslake Town Square  to learn more, share your thoughts, meet your neighbors and enjoy popcorn & lemonade. Residents, Seasonal Residents, Visitors, Businesses and/or anyone with a connection to Crosslake is invited to attend!
 
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/Crosslakers-600732090096473/
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Patty Norgaard 218-692-5370
Email:   pattynorgaard@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 12, 2016
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Jul 12   Crow Wing Paddlers Club
Join us for a fun afternoon/evening of Kayaking! The Crow Wing Paddlers Club is open to everyone. If you don't have something to paddle on, Wind Water & Wheels can supply you with a kayak, paddle and life jacket for a nominal fee.

Contact Jim @ 612-581-2144 for exact time and location.

Tuesday, July 12 - evening
Sunday, July 24 - afternoon
Saturday, August 6 - afternoon
Thursday, August 18 - evening
Saturday, September 17 - evening

 
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.windwaterandwheels.com/kayak-club-the-crow-wing-paddlers/
Location:   Locations vary each trip
Call for details
Contact:   Jim 612-581-2144
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 12, 2016
evening paddle
 
Fees/Admission:   Nominal charge for equipment rental
Jul 12   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 12   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 13   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 13, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 13   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   July 13, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

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

Jul 13   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 13, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 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:   July 13, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jul 13   1/2 Day Kids Art Camp 6-9 years old
This is a fun and educational class where children will each complete three projects to take home.  Projects include: pinch pot finger puppet, foil bird, and Tempra painting.

For children 6-9 years old
Class size limited to 10 attendees
Each child should bring a lunch and beverage

Registration form can be downloaded on our website.  
Please call or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 13, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $80 - Includes $60 class fee and $20.00 material fee
Jul 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:   July 13, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 13   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Classes are a half hour long, beginning at 10:30 a.m. for the advanced group and go until 12:30 p.m. finishing with the beginners.
Classes are held a the Corps of Engineers Campground swimming beach on Cross Lake (not the dam swimming area) Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to camp site 28, swim beach is on the right.
Register here
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 13   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jul 13   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jul 13   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 13   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jul 13   A Year With Frog and Toad presened by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theatre Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 13, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and under) $10
Jul 14   Youth Boating Safety Certification Class
Youth Boating Safety Certification Course sponsored by C&C Boat Works, Whitefish Chain Yacht Club and Crow Wing County Sheriff's Boat & Water Division will be offered on two dates this summer.  Call C&C Boat Works to register as each class size is limited.  Must be 12 years of age or older to participate. Life jackets provided by Whitefish Area Yacht Club.
Date:   July 14, 2016
Website:   http://www.ccboatworks.com/
Location:   Zorbaz
36215 CR 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   C&C Boat Works 218-692-3570
Date/Time Details:   Monday, June 13, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Jul 14   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 14, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 14   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 14, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 14   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 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:   July 14, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 14   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 14   Market in the Park 2016
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter Application and ST19
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 16, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 14   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Classes are a half hour long, beginning at 10:30 a.m. for the advanced group and go until 12:30 p.m. finishing with the beginners.
Classes are held a the Corps of Engineers Campground swimming beach on Cross Lake (not the dam swimming area) Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to camp site 28, swim beach is on the right.
Register here
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 14   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Jul 14   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Join us for the ultimate kick off to summer party-ladies night style! Tess Taylor from WJJY will be hosting the party! Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt, summer dress or hat and you'll have a chance to win dinner for two! Lots of fun prizes, tasty drink and food specials too!
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   3rd Thursday of the month
6 - 8 pm
Jul 14   Outdoor Summer Concert at Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing at 7 pm in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park & Rec. Department and The Center

Rain out site is The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN  56401

June 2:          Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
June 9:          Day Break
June 16:        Churchyard
June 23:        Michael Hoover
June 30:        Diane Saumer & Friends
July 7;           Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 14:         Virg Litke
July 21:         Blue Moon Jazz Quintet  
July 28:         Kingery Family
August 4:      Jack Franzen
August 11:    Kayla Pallansch
August 18:    Norm's Bait & tackle Choir
August 25:    The District
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park (north side of Brainerd)
424 North 5 Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, June 2 through August 25, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free
Jul 14   A Year With Frog and Toad presened by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theater Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 14, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and under) $10
Jul 14 - Jul 16   Brainerd Community Theatre Presents "Nunsense"

A Brainerd Community Theatre production and winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Nunsense is a zany musical about the Little Sisters of Hoboken who are trying to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia!

“You don’t have to be Catholic to love Nunsense!” – Entertainment Tonight
“The ‘Nunsense’ series of musical comedies have made millions laugh, and have saved theatres from bankruptcy. Dan Goggin knows he has raised the human spirit.” – The New York Times

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Date:   July 14, 2016 - July 16, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   July 14-16 and 20-22, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $15 Adult / $13 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases. • For ADA seating, please contact the box office to make your purchase: 218-855-8199.
Jul 15 - Jul 17   BIR CRA Superbike Racing

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

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

The CRA will be at Brainerd International Raceway five weekends this season.

Date:   July 15, 2016 - July 17, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/cra-superbike-racing/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 15 - 17, 2016
Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $50
Fri-Sun $40
Sat-Sun $30
Single Day $20

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 includes tax

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Jul 15   Pine River Duck Races

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

 

Need a duck?

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

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

Date:   July 15, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jul 15   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jul 15   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 15   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 15   Two-Day Hand Building with Clay Class for Adults

This two-day hand building class for adults is designed to offer variety in each person's decided project! Options for project include: hand-built pottery platters, containers with lids and embellishments, sculptures, lace pottery plates and bowls, handmade tiles, fairy garden houses or bridges, etc. The point is that if you bring your ideas, together we will figure out how to make them!
Class size is limited to 10 adults.

  • Eileen (instructor) will have you choose a color glaze that she will finish your project in and set up a time for pick up. Projects will be completed in three weeks from date of class time. Shipping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot.

Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 15-16, 2016 
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $125.00 includes $100.00 class fee plus $25.00 material/firing fee.
Jul 15   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Classes are a half hour long, beginning at 10:30 a.m. for the advanced group and go until 12:30 p.m. finishing with the beginners.
Classes are held a the Corps of Engineers Campground swimming beach on Cross Lake (not the dam swimming area) Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to camp site 28, swim beach is on the right.
Register here
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 15 - Oct 03   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 15, 2016 - October 3, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 15   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jul 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:   July 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 15   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - The BeatKeepers

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 15, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 15   A Year With Frog and Toad presened by GLAPA

A Pequot Lakes Community Theater Production

                         A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, this delightful musical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.

Sponsored by Essentia Health
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.glapa.info
Location:   Pequot Lakes High School
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   218-568-9200
Date/Time Details:   July 15, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Adults $14
Seniors $12
Youth (18 and under) $10
Jul 15   Outdoor Movies at the Crosslake Campground
We're hosting good ol' fashioned Friday night outdoor movies at the US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground this summer!  You bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and we'll provide the popcorn and water.  Each movie title is family friendly and begins at dusk. Come early to enjoy a fun, educational and informational presentation which relates to the movie topic, some may include prizes!

Purchase a $100 Sponsorship and we'll acknowledge you in the movie previews!  We are also seeking donations of water, popcorn and supplies.
Donations are appreciated with 100% of the proceeds used to purchase additional holiday lights and decorations for the Light Up the Dam project.   Light up the Dam is a volunteer non-profit community effort to decorate the US Army Corps Dam and surrounding property for the Christmas season. For more information,  to donate or volunteer for the Light Up the Dam project, please inquire at the Corps office at 218-692-2025.

Fri., June 17 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fri., July 15 - Turner and Hooch
Fri., August 12 - A Bug's Life
Fri., September 23 - Star Wars

(Titles are subject to change)

 
Date:   July 15, 2016
Time:   09:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.recreation.gov/camping/crosslake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73141
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Angela Awender US Army Corps of Engineers, 651-290-5792
Date/Time Details:   Friday nights -  June 17 - July 15 - August 12 and Sept 23, 2016
Each movie begins at dusk with an informational presentation 30 minutes prior.
 
Fees/Admission:   No charge to attend.  Donations appreciated with 100% of the proceeds used for Christmas lights and decorations at the Dam.
Jul 16   2016 Crosslake Lions Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Crosslake ideal Lions Craft and Flea Market. A great variety of new, vintage and re-purposed items!  Vendors welcome.
 
Date:   July 16, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   35808 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Doreen 218-838-8219
Email:   dsgallaway@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   July 16, August 20 and Sept 24, 2016
8 am - 4 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors call for pricing
Jul 16   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   July 16, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://windwaterandwheels.com
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 18, 2016
July 16 and 30, 2016
August 13 and 27, 2016
September 10

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 16 - Oct 04   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 16, 2016 - October 4, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 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:   July 16, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 16   Live Musice at Gull Dam Brewing - Inside Straight Blues Band

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 16, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 16, 2016
6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 16   Lakes Area Music Festival 2016 Prelude Series
Lakes Area Music Festival Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season. Allowing us to extend our mission throughout the region, small ensembles of Festival musicians perform chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup. 
Date:   July 16, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Aitkin Opera House
Butler Building
301 Minnesota Avenue North
Aitkin, MN  56431
Contact:   Lakes Area Music Festival, (218) 963-7908
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday July 16, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations accepted.
Jul 16   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 3, 2016.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Click here for complete schedule

Tonight's very special guest appearance Tonic Sol Fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also one of the most successful independent acts in America.  This Emmy Award winning a cappella ensemble will entertain you like you've never been entertained before.  Thanks for coming Tonic Sol-fa!
Date:   July 16, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 18 - Sept 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jul 17   Grandchildren Sunday Outdoor Worship
Outdoor worship services take place each Sunday May 29 through September 4 in Crosslake.  A stay in your car or sit in a lawn chair, wear flip flops, pet friendly, come-as-you are worship service.
May 29 - Community Memorial Day Service
June 12 - Blessing of the Animals
July 10 - Classic Car & Biker Sunday
July 17 - Grandchildren Sunday
August 7 - Camp Knutson Sunday
September 4 - Labor Day
Date:   July 17, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://crosslakelutheran.com
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Outdoor Worship
14019 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Crosslake Lutheran Church 218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Sunday July 17, 2016
10 a.m.
Jul 17 - Oct 05   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 17, 2016 - October 5, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 17   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   July 17, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jul 17   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 17, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 17   Lakes Area Music Festival 2016 Prelude Series
Lakes Area Music Festival Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season. Allowing us to extend our mission throughout the region, small ensembles of Festival musicians perform chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup.
Date:   July 17, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Trinity Lutheran Church
1420 South Sixth Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Music Festival, (218) 963-7908
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 17, 2016
2 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations accepted.
Jul 17   Lakes Area Music Festival 2016 Prelude Series
Lakes Area Music Festival Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season. Allowing us to extend our mission throughout the region, small ensembles of Festival musicians perform chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities. Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup. 
Date:   July 17, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
36960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Music Festival, (218) 963-7908
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 17, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations accepted.
Jul 18   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 18, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 18   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 18, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 18   Wheel Throwing with Clay Class for Adults (no prior experience needed)
This is a beginning class for those who would like to try wheel throwing with clay!  You will be creating a mug, bowl, or plate on the wheel. You may be making two to three pieces that day.
Class size - 2 to 3 max.

Eileen (instructor) will have you choose a glaze color and finish it for you. Your project will be finished in 3 weeks and a pickup time will be arranged. Shipping is available for an additional cost.

Registration forms can be downloaded from our website. Call Eileen or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 18, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School (Pottery Studio)
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 18, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75.00 includes $60.00 class fee plus $15.00 material/firing fee.
Jul 18   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week. Classes are a half hour long, starting at 10:30a.m. for the advanced group and go until 12:30 p.m. for the beginners.  Classes are held at the Corps of Engineer Campgrounds Swimming Beach on Cross Lake (not at the dam swimming area). Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to camp site 28, swim beach is in the right.
Register here
Date:   July 18, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 19   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 19, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 19   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 19, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 19   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

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

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   July 19, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 19   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 19   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 19   Print Making Class for Teens
Teens (ages 13-17) will be making one 4"x6" linocut picture and 5 prints of that picture in this class. Drawing skills not required. Picture templates will be provided to trace. A simple picture can become a work of art by using this cutting technique!
Class size limited to 10 attendees.

Registration forms can be downloaded at our website. Call or send in your registration form to save a spot!
 
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 19, 2016
9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50.00 includes $40.00 class fee plus $10.00 material fee.
Jul 19   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week. Classes are a half hour long, starting at 10:30a.m. for the advanced group and go until 12:30 p.m. for the beginners.  Classes are held at the Corps of Engineer Campgrounds Swimming Beach on Cross Lake (not at the dam swimming area). Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to camp site 28, swim beach is in the right.
Register here
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 19   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Jul 19   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 19   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 19, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 20   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 20, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 20   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 20, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 20   1/2 Day Kids Art Camp 6-9 years old
This is a fun and educational class where children will each compete three projects to take home. Projects include: pinch pot finger puppet, foil bird, and Tempra painting.

For children 6-9 years old
Class size limited to 10 attendees
Each child should bring lunch and a beverage

Registration form can be downloaded on our website.  
Please call or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 20, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $80 - Includes $60 Class fee and $20.00 materials fee
Jul 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:   July 20, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 20   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week. Classes are a half hour long, starting at 10:30a.m. for the advanced group and go until 12:30 p.m. for the beginners.  Classes are held at the Corps of Engineer Campgrounds Swimming Beach on Cross Lake (not at the dam swimming area). Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to camp site 28, swim beach is in the right.
Register here
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 20   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jul 20   Country Sampler Picnic - Northland Arboretum
Enjoy an evening of family fun!  Stroll through the grounds at the Arb, sampling fare from more than 25 local restaurants, resorts, and other Central Minnesota vendors specializing in tasty Minnesota treats! 

All proceeds benefit the Northland Arboretum.

Petting Zoo | Food Sampling | Beer Tasting | Pig Roast Dinner | Live Music w/2 Bands | Wine Tasting | Children's Games | Farmer's Market | Square Dancing | Country Store & much, much more!
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.com
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, July 20, 2016
4 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 for adults
$5 for kids ages 5 - 15
kids under 4 are free
Tickets available at Northland Arboretum
Jul 20   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jul 20   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 20   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jul 20 - Jul 22   Brainerd Community Theatre Presents "Nunsense"

A Brainerd Community Theatre production and winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, Nunsense is a zany musical about the Little Sisters of Hoboken who are trying to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia!

“You don’t have to be Catholic to love Nunsense!” – Entertainment Tonight
“The ‘Nunsense’ series of musical comedies have made millions laugh, and have saved theatres from bankruptcy. Dan Goggin knows he has raised the human spirit.” – The New York Times

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Date:   July 20, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   Central Lakes College
Chalberg Theatre
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   July 20-22, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $15 Adult / $13 Under 18 • Service fees apply to online ticket purchases. • For ADA seating, please contact the box office to make your purchase: 218-855-8199.
Jul 21   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 21, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 21   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 21, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 21   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 21   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 21   Market in the Park 2016
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter Application and ST19
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 16, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 21   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week. Classes are a half hour long, starting at 10:30a.m. for the advanced group and go until 12:30 p.m. for the beginners.  Classes are held at the Corps of Engineer Campgrounds Swimming Beach on Cross Lake (not at the dam swimming area). Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to camp site 28, swim beach is in the right.
Register here
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 21   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!
Jul 21   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jul 21   Handmade Paper Class for Adults
This fun and educational class designed for adults will teach the art of paper making!  Eileen will introduce you to two types of paper; Blended Paper and Natural Fiber Paper in a choice of colors, along with making paper castings (molds). Participants will take home 5 sheets each plus 5 paper castings.

Class size limited to 10 adults.

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestuio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 21, 2016 
6:30 - 8: 30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50.00 includes $30.00 class fee plus $20.00 material fee.
Jul 21   Outdoor Summer Concert at Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing at 7 pm in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park & Rec. Department and The Center

Rain out site is The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN  56401

June 2:          Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
June 9:          Day Break
June 16:        Churchyard
June 23:        Michael Hoover
June 30:        Diane Saumer & Friends
July 7;           Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 14:         Virg Litke
July 21:         Blue Moon Jazz Quintet  
July 28:         Kingery Family
August 4:      Jack Franzen
August 11:    Kayla Pallansch
August 18:    Norm's Bait & tackle Choir
August 25:    The District
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park (north side of Brainerd)
424 North 5 Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, June 2 through August 25, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free
Jul 22   Pine River Duck Races

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

 

Need a duck?

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

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

Date:   July 22, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jul 22 - Jul 24   Garrison Play Days Festival
Friday Night
Beer Garden
BBQ Competition
Up North Pageant
Meat Raffle
Co-ed Softball Tourney
Strange Daze (Live Band)
Texas Hold' em
 
Saturday
Breakfast
Co-ed Softball & Volleyball Tourney
Riverwood Family Fun Walk
Arts, Crafts & Vendors Fair
Bake Sale
Parade
Medallion Hunt
Beer Garden
Comedy Juggling
Free Corn Feed
Hayride
Horseshoe Tourney
Home Run Derby
Bean Bag Tourney
Hammerschlagan
Garbage Can Pong
Kid’s Coin Hunt
Kid’s Games
Magic Mike
Cribbage Tourney
Movie Night
Shane Martin (Live Band)
Propane Burn
 
Sunday
Pancake Breakfast
Community Worship Service
Arts, Crafts & Vendors
Co-Ed Volleyball Tourney
Texas Hold'em
Kids Games
Men & Women Keg Toss
Hay Ride
Hammerschlagan
Garbage Can Pong
Beer Garden
Pedal Pull
Bar Bingo
Tug of War
Pig Races
Ball Room Competition
Cribbage Tourney
Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest
Prize Drawings
 
Medallion Hunt begins Saturday at noon and ends Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 5 pm if not found earlier.
 
Raffle tickets sold with cash prizes ranging from $2,000 – $100. $2.00 each
 
Beer Garden Friday 5 – Midnight, Saturday Noon – Midnight, Sunday Noon – 6 pm
Date:   July 22, 2016 - July 24, 2016
Website:   http://garrisonmn.com
Location:   Garrison, MN
Contact:   Festival Questions, Kathy or Myron, 218-839-6042 or 218-851-2389 Softball Tournament Questions, Mark, 320-692-4330 Volleyball Questions, Tara, 218-851-8890
Date/Time Details:   July 22-24, 2016
Jul 22   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   July 22, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jul 22   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 22, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 22   Golf Challenge, to support MN Adult & Teen Challenge
Come play The Pines, one of Minnesota's top courses, and help raise funds for Central Mn Adult & Teen Challenge. This is a four-person scramble. Each foursome pays $125 per player or $500 per team. The entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart with GPS, range access prior to the event, a welcome packet, golf shirt, reception, and awards after the event at the beautiful Pines course at Grand View Lodge. The entry fee and all funds raised benefit Central Mn Adult & Teen Challenge in assisting teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions.
Date:   July 22, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.mntc.org/events/golfchallenge
Location:   Grand View Lodge
The Pines
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Rachael Biggar, 218-833-8764
Email:   rachael.biggar@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   July 22, 2016
7:30 am - Registration, Driving range open, Meet fellow golfers, Get to know MnTC clients
9 am - Shotgun start 1:30 pm Reception & Awards
Fees/Admission:   Teams of 4 players - $500 Individual Registration - $125 per person
Jul 22   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 22, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 22   Two-Day Handbuilding with Clay Class for Teens
This class is made up of  two consecutive day sessions for teens (ages 13-17). No experience with pottery required. Options for projects include: Hand-built platters, Hand-built containers with lids and embellished with designs, Mugs, Sculptures, Lace pottery bowls or platters, Handmade tiles, Message boards; use your imagination and give me your ideas and we will figure out how to make it!
Class size limited to 12 teens.

Eileen (instructor) will have you choose a glaze color and finish it for you. Your project will be finished in 3 weeks and a pickup time will be arranged. Shipping is available for an additional cost.

Registration forms can be downloaded from our website. Call Eileen or send in your registration to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 22, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 22-23, 2016
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. both days
Fees/Admission:   Cost - Class fee $60.00 plus $20.00 material/firing fee - Total $80.00
Jul 22   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week. Classes are a half hour long, starting at 10:30a.m. for the advanced group and go until 12:30 p.m. for the beginners.  Classes are held at the Corps of Engineer Campgrounds Swimming Beach on Cross Lake (not at the dam swimming area). Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to camp site 28, swim beach is in the right.
Register here
Date:   July 22, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 22 - Oct 10   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 22, 2016 - October 10, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 22   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 22, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jul 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:   July 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 22   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Blue Dog Native Blues Band

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours:
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 22   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - Blue Dog Native Blues Band

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours:
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 22, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   6 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 23 - Oct 11   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 23, 2016 - October 11, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 23   Americana Blues Cruise
Live performance from Lee "B one" Sherseth. Lee is one of the best Blues singers around. Listen to songs of many of the greats, BB King, Howlin Wolf, Willie Dixon, Johnny Winters and more along with some of Lee's originals.

Hot dogs and drink specials along with Fun Drawings during the cruise.
 
Date:   July 23, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://destinycruisesllc.com/
Location:   Destiny Cruises
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   (855) 953-3784
Email:   info@destinycruisesllc.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 23, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Jul 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:   July 23, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 23   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - The Rolling Stoners

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   July 23, 2016
6- 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 23   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 3, 2016.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.
Click here for complete schedule
Tonight's feature is Decade 7!  We know them and love them! Steely Dan to Chevy Van.  Playing music created after Woodstock and before MTV.  Simply, the sound of the 70's will fill the Town Square this evening,  Always as favorite of the summer series.
Date:   July 23, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 18 - Sept 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jul 23   Run for Hope - GLOW ON!
The Lakes Area's only GLOW RUN has something for everyone - a 5k run, a 2 mile walk, and a kids' 1k option all on a lighted and music filled course including the famous GLOW TUNNEL! There will be music & fun for the whole family along with awards for the "Best Glow." GLOW ON!
Date:   July 23, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://runforhope.itsyourrace.com.
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Biff Ulm
Email:   biff.ulm@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 23, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   5K - $30
2 mile - $25
Kids' 1K - $10
Early bird pricing ends on June 30, 2016
Jul 24   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   July 24, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jul 24   Breakfast Buffet - Immaculate Heart Church
Come and enjoy a great breakfast buffet and good company at the Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake!  Menu includes: Build your own breakfast sandwich, French toast, rolls, fresh fruit and beverages.
The public is welcome!

 
Date:   July 24, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslakecatholic.com/
Location:   Immaculate Heart Church
Social Hall
35208 CR 37
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Immaculate Heart Church 218-692-3731
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 24, 2016
9 - 11 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9 per person
Free - Children 5 and under
$25 families with children under 18

 
Jul 24 - Oct 12   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 24, 2016 - October 12, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 24   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   July 24, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jul 24   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 24, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 24   Crow Wing Paddlers Club
Join us for a fun afternoon/evening of Kayaking! The Crow Wing Paddlers Club is open to everyone. If you don't have something to paddle on, Wind Water & Wheels can supply you with a kayak, paddle and life jacket for a nominal fee.

Contact Jim @ 612-581-2144 for exact time and location.

Sunday, July 24 - afternoon
Saturday, August 6 - afternoon
Thursday, August 18 - evening
Saturday, September 17 - evening

 
Date:   July 24, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.windwaterandwheels.com/kayak-club-the-crow-wing-paddlers/
Location:   Locations vary each trip
Call for details
Contact:   Jim 612-581-2144
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 24, 2016
afternoon paddle
 
Fees/Admission:   Nominal charge for equipment rental
Jul 24   Lakes Area Music Festival 2016 Prelude Series
Lakes Area Music Festival Prelude Series serves as a warm up to the official Festival season.  Allowing us to extend our mission throughout the region, small ensembles of Festival musicians perform chamber music in surrounding Lakes Area communities.  Two weekends of programs feature repertoire selected to parallel the music performed on the Festival lineup.  Every concert is presented without tickets or fees, with donations accepted.
Date:   July 24, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Lutheran Church of the Cross
5064 County Road 13
Nisswa, MN  56468
 
Contact:   Lakes Area Music Festival, (218) 963-7908
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 24, 2016
7:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   No admission fee, donations accepted
Jul 25   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 25, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 25   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 25, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 25   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Classes are a half hour long starting at 10:30 a.m. for the advanced group until 12:30 p.m. finishing with the beginners.  Classes are held at the Corps of Engineers Campgrounds Swimming Beach on Cross Lake (not the dam swimming area). Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to  site 28, swim beach is on the right.
Register here
Date:   July 25, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 26   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 26, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 26   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
It's 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, and a whole lot more.
Date:   July 26, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/events/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), 1-866-444-4455
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 26, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Call Brainerd International Raceway for details
Jul 26   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 26, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 26   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

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

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   July 26, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Jul 26   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 26   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 26, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 26   Handmade Paper Class for Teens

This fun and educational class designed for teens ages 13-17 will teach the art of paper making!  Eileen will introduce you to two types of paper; Blended Paper and Natural Fiber Paper in a choice of colors, along with making paper castings (molds). Participants will take home 5 sheets each plus 5 paper castings.

Class size limited to 10 attendees
Ages 13-17

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot!

Date:   July 26, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 26, 2016
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $50.00 - Includes $30.00 class fee plus $20.00 material fee
Jul 26   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Classes are a half hour long starting at 10:30 a.m. for the advanced group until 12:30 p.m. finishing with the beginners.  Classes are held at the Corps of Engineers Campgrounds Swimming Beach on Cross Lake (not the dam swimming area). Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to  site 28, swim beach is on the right.
Register here
Date:   July 26, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 26   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   July 26, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Jul 26   King & Cash Dinner Show
Staring Chris Olson as "The King" and Doug Allen Nash as "The Man in Black & Neil Diamond"

Call (218) 692-2246 to purchase your tickets TODAY!
Date:   July 26, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslakereservations.com
Location:   Whitefish Lodge & Suites
Banquet Room
14150 Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Whitefish Lodge & Suites, (218) 692-2246
Email:   info@whitefish-lodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 26
5:00 Meet & Greet
6:00 Dinner Buffet
7:00 Show
Fees/Admission:   $45 per person
Jul 26   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 26   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 27   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 27, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 27   Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Date:   July 27, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Call for time of race.

Fees/Admission:  

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

Jul 27   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 27, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 27   The Center offers a trip to Million Dollar Quartet
The Center has arranged a trip to Old Log Theatre to see Million Dollar Quartet. Don't miss the Regional Premier of this Tony Award Winning Musical of a true story set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together at Sun Records for one of the greatest jam sessions ever!
Date:   July 27, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville St,
Excelsior, MN 55331

 
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   July 27, 2016
Lunch at 11:30 AM 
Play at 1:30 PM
The bus leaves southwest corner of the Westgate Mall at 9 AM and arrives back at approximately 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   Cost for The Center members $70
$75 for non-members
Cost includes lunch, show and bus trip
Jul 27   Wheel Throwing with Clay Class for teens (prior experience on the wheel required)
This is an advanced pottery class for Teens (ages 13-18). Teens will be making their choice and ability level project. Some options are: a set of wheel thrown stoneware bowls, a set of mugs, etc. Class size - 2 students max.
  • Eileen (instructor) will have teen choose a color glaze that she will finish their project in and set up a time for pick up. Projects will be completed in three weeks from date of classtime. Shipping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Registration form can be downloaded from our website. Call or send in registration form to save a spot.
Date:   July 27, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School (in Pottery Studio)
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 27, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75 - Includes class fee $50.00 plus $25.00 material/firing fee
Jul 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:   July 27, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 27   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Classes are a half hour long starting at 10:30 a.m. for the advanced group until 12:30 p.m. finishing with the beginners.  Classes are held at the Corps of Engineers Campgrounds Swimming Beach on Cross Lake (not the dam swimming area). Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to  site 28, swim beach is on the right.
Register here
Date:   July 27, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 27   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   July 27, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Jul 27   Meet and Greet the New CLC President and Brainerd School District Superintendent
Stop in at the Gull Lake Yacht Club on Wednesday, July 27, to enjoy a reception to Meet and Greet the new Central Lakes College President, Hara Charlier, and new Brainerd School District Superintendent, Laine Larson.

Enjoy smoked meat and cheese trays with assorted crackers, fresh fruit trays and spinach/artichoke dip with corn tortillas.

There will be a short program at 4 p.m.
Date:   July 27, 2016
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, July 27, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $10 per Person
Jul 27   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   July 27, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Jul 27   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   July 27, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Jul 27   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   July 27, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Jul 28   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   July 28, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 28   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   July 28, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Jul 28   Traveling Art Pub - Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Eat, Drink, Create & Socialize with The Traveling Art Pub at Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Thursday July 28, 2016
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Check mblodge.com or thetravelingartpub.com for updates on what you will be painting
Date:   July 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381 or visit thetravelingartpub.com for more information
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   July 28, 2016
 6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person
Jul 28   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   July 28, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Jul 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:   July 28, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols, (218) 822-7128
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Jul 28   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 28, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 28   1/2 Day Kids Art Camp 9-12 year olds
This is a fun and educational class where children will each complete three projects to take home.  Projects include: Kente Cloth Wall Hanging created with paper, "Stained Glass" in color diffused paper, and a Lace Pottery Bowl.


For children 9-12 years old
Class size is limited to 10 attendees
Each child should bring a lunch and beverage

Registration form can be downloaded from our website.
Please call or register to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 28, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 28, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75 - Includes $60.00 class fee and $15.00 materials fee
Jul 28   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Classes are a half hour long starting at 10:30 a.m. for the advanced group until 12:30 p.m. finishing with the beginners.  Classes are held at the Corps of Engineers Campgrounds Swimming Beach on Cross Lake (not the dam swimming area). Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to  site 28, swim beach is on the right.
Register here
Date:   July 28, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 28   Outdoor Summer Concert at Gregory Park
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing at 7 pm in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park & Rec. Department and The Center

Rain out site is The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN  56401

June 2:          Tim & Cindy Roggenkamp
June 9:          Day Break
June 16:        Churchyard
June 23:        Michael Hoover
June 30:        Diane Saumer & Friends
July 7;           Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 14:         Virg Litke
July 21:         Blue Moon Jazz Quintet  
July 28:         Kingery Family
August 4:      Jack Franzen
August 11:    Kayla Pallansch
August 18:    Norm's Bait & tackle Choir
August 25:    The District
Date:   July 28, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://TheBrainerdCenter.com
Location:   Gregory Park (north side of Brainerd)
424 North 5 Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   The Center, 218-829-9345
Email:   director@thebrainerdcenter.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, June 2 through August 25, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free
Jul 29   Pine River Duck Races

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

 

Need a duck?

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

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

Date:   July 29, 2016
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd!
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday-June 17 thru August 12, 2016
1:30 pm - Registration starts
2 pm - First Race Heat
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each.
Jul 29 - Jul 31   Bracket Drag Racing Series & ChumpCar World Series - BIR
The Bracket Drag Racing Series returns to the drag strip for races 9-10, including a Test & Tune on Friday. The Chump Car World Series is on the Competition Road Course for endurance racing.
Date:   July 29, 2016 - July 31, 2016
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series
Location:  
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:  
July 29 - 31, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Call raceway for ticket information
Jul 29   Pine River Market Square (FRIDAYS)
Market Season has started! Pine River Market Square is a Local Growers’ & Crafters’ Market Established in 2009. Join us weekly on Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm in Downtown Pine River!
Date:   July 29, 2016
Time:   02:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://prmarketsquare.wordpress.com/about/
Location:   Located in downtown Pine River, next to the old Dark Cravings location, 4 blocks East of Highway 371 at the corner of  Barclay Avenue & 3rd St.
Contact:   218-838-6058
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 27-September 30, 2016
Jul 29   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 29, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 29   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   July 29, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Jul 29   Print Making Class for Adults
You will be making one 4"x6" linocut picture and 5 prints of that picture in this class. Drawing skills not required. Picture templates will be provided to trace. A simple picture can become a work of art by using this cutting technique!
Class size limited to 10 adults.

Registration forms can be downloaded at our website. Call or send in your registration form to reserve your spot!
Date:   July 29, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 29, 2016 
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $65.00 includes $50.00 class fee plus $15.00 material fee.
Jul 29   Water Safety & Swimming Classes
Whitefish Area Yacht Club offers Water Safety Instruction and Swimming Classes for 3 weeks in July.  The classes are offered to children ages 5 and older.  Children will be assigned to classes with respect to their swimming abilities each week.
Classes are a half hour long starting at 10:30 a.m. for the advanced group until 12:30 p.m. finishing with the beginners.  Classes are held at the Corps of Engineers Campgrounds Swimming Beach on Cross Lake (not the dam swimming area). Park in the lot north of camp site 21 and walk to  site 28, swim beach is on the right.
Register here
Date:   July 29, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wcyc.info/
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreations Area
Swimming Beach B
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Vickey Leonard 218-543-4380
Email:   WCYC@whitefishdesigns.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11 - 15, 2016
July 18 - 22, 2016
July 25 - 29, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Fees/Admission:   No charge
Register here
Jul 29 - Oct 17   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 29, 2016 - October 17, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 29   Meat Raffle at the American Legion in Brainerd
Meat raffle at the Legion every Friday. Up to a $50 meat packages given away. Full bar and menu. Special Dinners at 5:30 pm. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 29, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday starting at 5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$5 per ticket
Jul 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:   July 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 29   Live Music at Gull Dam Brewing - The Muddy Water Band

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday! NO COVER!

Summer Open Hours - Starting May 27!
Monday: Taproom Closed / Brew Day
Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 10 pm

Traveling Art Pub: First Friday of the month.
Cribbage Tournament: First & Third Thursday of the month.

Date:   July 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/220535374948326/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Fees/Admission:   NO COVER!
Jul 29   St. Mathia Farm's Field of Dreams Concert with Bernie King and The Guilty Pleasures
Foxfire Festivals Presents Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures. A little bit of blues, a little bit of bluegrass and a little bit of kitchen sink from Minneapolis, MN.

St. Mathias - Field of Dreams... a ShrinkRap Production.

Farm opens at 5pm, Show at 7pm
Finnegans Beer, All You Can Eat - Farm Fresh Grub and Free Camping.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.Bernie King and The Guilty Pleasures concert.
Date:   July 29, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thefarmonstmathias.com/
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St. Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 54601
Contact:   218-822-3281
Date/Time Details:   Friday, July 29, 2016
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Suggested $10 free-will donation
Jul 30   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   July 30, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://windwaterandwheels.com
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 18, 2016
July 16 and 30, 2016
August 13 and 27, 2016
September 10

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 30 - Oct 18   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 30, 2016 - October 18, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 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:   July 30, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 30   Kickin It Old Skool 2 at Northern Lights Casino
Outdoor Tent Event,  M.C.Hammer, SALT N PEPA, TONE LOC, SHOCK G (from Digital Underground), Tag Team.  Must 18 years of age to attend.
Date:   July 30, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://northernlightscasino.com
Location:   Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Rd NW
Walker, MN  56484
Contact:   1-800-252-7529
Email:   emily.aitken@leechlakegaming.com
Date/Time Details:   July 30, 2016
5 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   $49/$59/$69
Jul 30   2016 Crosslake Outdoor Music Series
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 3, 2016.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.
Click here for complete schedule
Tonights feature is Brat Pack Radio.  Come on in to the Brat Pack Radio zone this evening.  It is the ultimate 80's musical experience  Extremely talented members put on a show that is second to none.  They define what having fun with music is all about!
Date:   July 30, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 18 - Sept 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jul 31 - Oct 19   Music on the Patio at Ernie's
Come and join us on our patio for music every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons. Different musicians and styles for your listening enjoyment. Bring your friends and family.
Date:   July 31, 2016 - October 19, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://www.erniesongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@erniesongull.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday and Saturday evening through Labor Day.
Sunday afternoons through Labor Day.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 31   Sunday Funday at Manhattan's
Enjoy Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge with LIVE Music!
Every Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!!

May 29th:  Emily Hammer
June 5th:  Andy Fischer
June 12th:  Brendan Flynn
June 19th:  Andy Fischer
June 26th:  Emily Hammer
July 3rd:  Shane Martin
July 10th:  Emily Hammer
July 17th:  Shane Martin
July 24th:  Brendan Flynn
July 31st:  Brendan Flynn
August 7th:  Shane Martin
August 14th:  Andy Fischer
August 21st:  Brendan Flynn
August 28th:  Andy Fischer
September 4th:  Emily Hammer
Date:   July 31, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday's May 29 - September 4, 2016
1  - 4 p.m.
Jul 31   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   July 31, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1-4 pm every Sunday.
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Jul 31   Lakes Area Music Festival Community Concert
This concert features talented musicians of the Lakes Area.
Date:   July 31, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/current-season/community-concert/
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Music Festival, (218) 963-7908
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, July 31, 2016
Doors open at 1 pm
2 pm Concert
Fees/Admission:  
Free of charge; general admission.
Aug 01 - Aug 05   Lakes Area Music Festival - Explore Music! Camp
Kids in the Lakes Area won't want to miss this weeklong day camp packed with activities exploring music and the Arts!  Students (entering grades 1-5) will participate in a variety of creative activities that will guide them through learning about the orchestral music presented at the Festival's Family Concert.

Participants will move, dance, sing, and play instruments, as well as exercise their creative muscles through guided improvisations every day.  They will share what they have discovered in a special performance as part of the Lakes Area Music Festival!

Invigorating musical exploration will be led by Alexander Pena - classical musician and teaching artist from the Eastman Community School in Rochester, NY - with a team of teachers from New York and Chicago who bring expertise in acting, improvisations, movement, musical theater and choral activities.
Date:   August 1, 2016 - August 5, 2016
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/education/explore-music/
Location:   Washington Education Services Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-454-6924 Brainerd Community Education
Date/Time Details:   August 1 - 5, 2016
9 AM - 12 PM
Fees/Admission:   $65, includes t-shirt and a daily snack
Students grades 1 - 6
Enrollment is limited.  Register through Brainerd Community Education by July 1.
Aug 01   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   August 1, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Aug 01   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   August 1, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 01 - Aug 05   Explore Music!
This is Lakes Area Music Festival's annual week long day camp for students in first through fifth grades. The program, which is in its fifth year, will take place from 9 am to noon at the Washington Educational building. Each day is full of activities learning about music and the arts through numerous creative outlets. Participants will move, dance, sing and play instruments while exercising their creative muscles through daily guided improvisation.

At the end of the camp, students participants will have a chance to share what they have discovered by participating in a special performance preceding the Lakes Area Music Festival's family concert scheduled at 2 pm, August 7.

To register a child go to www.lakeareamusic.org or sign up through Brainerd Community Education.
Date:   August 1, 2016 - August 5, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakeareamusic.org
Location:   Washington Educational Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Brainerd Community Education, 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   August 1 - 7, 2016
9 am to noon
Fees/Admission:   $65 per student
Aug 02 - Aug 06   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. We would like to invite you to become a member of the fair association. Please join today and become an active part of the Fair.
Date:   August 2, 2016 - August 6, 2016
Website:   http://crowwingcountyfair.com/
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 SE 13th St
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   Fairgrounds Office, 218-829-6680
Email:   cwcfair@brainerd.com
Date/Time Details:   August 2-6, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Admission is Free
Parking fees are optional.
Aug 02   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   August 2, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Aug 02   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   August 2, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 02   2016 Youth Garden Class

Presented by Master Gardeners for Kids 8 to 15 years old.

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

You will get your own garden plot and learn about:

- Picking out the right place to put a garden
- How to prepare the soil
- Planning your garden
- Lean about different seeds and plants
- How to water and harvest

Date:   August 2, 2016
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org/node/2326
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401    
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday afternoons; 10-11:30 am
June 7 through August 30, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 02   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   August 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Aug 02   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   August 2, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Aug 02   Print Making Class for Adults
You will be making one 4"x6" linocut picture and 5 prints of that picture in this class. Drawing skills not required. Picture templates will be provided to trace. A simple picture can become a work of art by using this cutting technique!
Class size limited to 10 adults.
Registration forms can be downloaded at our website. Call or send in your registration form to save a spot!
Date:   August 2, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School in the Barn
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eiileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   August 2, 2016 
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $65.00 includes $50.00 class fee plus $15.00 material fee.
Aug 02   2016 Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays the place to be each Tuesdays this summer!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each week. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   August 2, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 14 through August 9, 2016
1 - 3 pm
Aug 02   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Tuesday for all skill levels.
Date:   August 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Aug 02   Bar Bingo at the American Legion in Brainerd
Bar Bingo with us. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available.
Date:   August 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1-$3 per card.
Aug 03   American Legion Brainerd Riders Meeting
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today!
Date:   August 3, 2016
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Chapter President Paul Edwards, 829-2249
Email:   brainerdlegion255@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1st Wednesday of the month
7 pm
Aug 03   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   August 3, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 03   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   August 3, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Aug 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:   August 3, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health's St. Joseph's Medical Center 
523 N. 3rd Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call 218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11 am 
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 03   Turtle Races in Downtown Nisswa
It's off to the races every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Nisswa Turtle Races!  This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun.
 

Can you pick a winner?

Turtle size seems to be a constant debate here in Nisswa.  Some think that the smaller they are, the less weight they have, so the faster they are.  Some always choose small.

Others believe that big size is what matters.  Some pick the largest turtles thinking that the bigger, the more energy they have, and the faster they will race. 

Picking a fast turtle has been a secret for years. All we can tell you is that turtles are like people. The way they race depends on their mood. You could pick a happy turtle or a sad turtle and it all depends on what they do with that mood.

Each turtle has its own personality. Some turtle just sit there. Others start on one course and then veer crazily off in another direction. Others are spooked by all the people around them. You have to take all these factors into account when picking a fast turtle. Each turtle is different.

Oh, yes, and it always helps when you name your turtle.
Date:   August 3, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track
Located in downtown Nisswa
Contact:   Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, (218) 963-2620
Email:   info@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
June 1 through August 17, 2016
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Races Begin
**We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2016 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee!
Aug 03   Walking Club
Come walk with friends! What better way to get some great exercise while chatting and laughing?

If raining, we can do some exercises inside. Call for verification.
Date:   August 3, 2016
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411 or cell (218) 830-9475
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Starting Wednesdays, April 20, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $5 includes delicious beverage after our walk.
Aug 03   BINGO at Manhattan's
Enjoy BINGO at Manhattan's every Wednesday!  Games start at 6pm! Progressive Jackpot on our blackout round.  
Proceeds support the Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Association. 
Date:   August 3, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
 
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday
6 p.m.
Aug 03   Gull Dam Beers & Gears

A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles!

Date:   August 3, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://gulldambrewing.com/
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   June 8, 2016
7 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Cover
Aug 03   Lakes Area Music Festival presents Moonlight
A pre-concert lecture will take place 30 minutes before the performance.

Enjoy listening to Ludwig van Bethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14, "Moonlight"
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit   Gregory DeTurck, piano
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night)

Maurice Ravel’s piano writing is filled with innovation and absolute elegance concealed within the macabre atmosphere of Giraud’s poetry. When he wrote Gaspard de la nuit, he intentionally set out to write the most difficult piano piece to date – and succeeded.
 

AFTERGLOW
Immediately following performance, Cash bar and complimentary appetizers at Prairie Bay, 15115 Edgewood Dr. N., Baxter, MN  56425

 

Date:   August 3, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/current-season/moonlight/
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Music Festival, (218) 963-7908
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, August 3, 2016
6 pm - Doors open
7 pm - Concert
Fees/Admission:   Free of charge.
Aug 04   Gull Lake Sailing School
Sailing lessons for kids and adults. No sailboat? No problem! Our sailing school has been teaching kids to sail on Gull Lake for more that 50 years.
  • Youth lessons for ages 6-16
  • Friday mornings - optional sailing race day for all students
  • Scholarships available
Date:   August 4, 2016
Website:   http://www.glyc.com
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School
19696 Love Lake Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Gull Lake Yacht Club and Sailing School, (218) 831-8945
Email:   glycmanager@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 27-August 4, 2016
Monday - Thursday
Fees/Admission:   $95
Aug 04   Operation Sandwich
In an effort to meet youth hunger needs during the summer months, the Brainerd School District and Operation Sandwich will begin providing free meals to students 18 years of age and younger in June.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Mondays through Fridays, June 6th to August 26th at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd. A rotating menu includes pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken filet on a bun, chicken nuggets and a sub sandwich.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meals are available free of charge for all students up to 18-years-old.
Operation Sandwich will also begin its summer cycle the first Monday after school concludes until the last Thursday before school reconvenes. From June 6th to September 1st, lunches will be prepared by volunteers and distributed Mondays through Thursdays during the lunch hour at Garfield, Harrison and Lowell elementaries, Kiwanis Park in Brainerd, and Whipple Beach in Baxter.
All items provided by Operation Sandwich come from donations. Current needs include granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, plastic sandwich bags and fruit (bananas, oranges, apples). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations are encouraged. Volunteers are also being sought to assist with meal prep, bagging and distribution during the week as well as distributing books on Mondays. Groups are encouraged to sign up and assist.
Each Monday, the ?Book Café? follows Operation Sandwich to Lowell, Garfield and Harrison schools and distributes new and gently used, age appropriate books to children picking up lunch.
For more information or to get involved, visit operationsandwichcwc.org or email Lindsey at lindsey@unitedwaynow.org. Financial donations can be mailed directly care of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at PO Box 381, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401.
 
2016 Summer Distribution Locations:
·       Lowell Elementary                                            11:45 to 12:10 pm
·       Garfield Elementary                                  12:15 to 12:40 pm
·       Harrison Elementary                                        12:45 to 1:15 pm
·       Whipple Beach, Baxter                        12:00 to 12:30 pm
·       Kiwanis Park                                          12:40 to 1:10 pm

 
 
Date:   August 4, 2016
Website:   http://operationsandwichcwc.org
Location:   Various locations in Brainerd and Baxter
Contact:   (218) 839-9540
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:  
  Breakfast:  Every Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26, 2016.
    Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd        8:30 - 9:00 AM

   Lunch:

     Washington Education Services Building    11:30 to 12:30 pm
      Lowell Elementary             11:45 to 12:10 pm
      Garfield Elementary           12:15 to 12:40 pm
      Harrison Elementary          12:45 to 1:15 pm
      Whipple Beach, Baxter       12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Kiwanis Park                       12:40 to 1:10 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 04   Yoga Class
Yoga sculpt class every Thursday for all skill levels.
Date:   August 4, 2016
Time:   06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Location:   The Burn
514 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jen Paskey 218-454-2077
Email:   jenpaskeypres@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 / person
Aug 04   Lakes Area Growers Market
Mmmmmm!
Fresh locally grown produce from the Brainerd/Nisswa area. Can it get any better?

Vendors:

Natural Spring Farm
Brambling Rows Berry Farm
Phil & Martha Hanson
The Glad Lady
Dawn Ykema
Snowy Pines
Scandia Valley
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC
Mary Ella's Breads
Chuck's Garden Fresh Vegetables
Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch
Thorson's Farm Fresh Produce
Acorn Ridge Farms
Date:   August 4, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/
Location:   Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  
1001 Kingwood St.  
Brainerd, MN


Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
25807 Main St.
Nisswa, MN

Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:  

May-October, 2016
Tuesday - Brainerd Franklin Arts Center  

Thursday - Nisswa American Legion 
Friday - Baxter Gander Mountain

8 am - 12:30 pm

Aug 04   Market in the Park 2016
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2016 Crafter Application and ST19
Date:   August 4, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 16, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
Thursdays only
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Aug 04   Wheel Throwing with Clay Class for Teens (No prior experience needed.)
Teens (ages 13-18) will be working on the potter's wheel and will make either a bowl, mug or plate. Depending on the student they may make more than one of these pieces. Each student will have their own potter's wheel to work on.

Class size limited to 2 attendees.
 
  • Eileen (instructor) will have teen choose a color glaze that she will finish their project in and set up a time for pick up. Projects will be completed in three weeks from date of class time. Shipping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Registration form can be downloaded from our website. Call or send in registration form to reserve your spot!


 
Date:   August 4, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place Art School (Pottery Studio)
32577 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth 218-692-5593
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2016
9:30 a.m. 12 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $65.00 includes $50.00 class fee plus $15.00 material/firing fee.
Aug 04   Gull Dam Cribbage Tourament
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers!
Date:   August 4, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre Anderson, (489) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   First and Third Thursday of the month!