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Oct 10 - Dec 31   Lakes Area Manufacturing Alliance Membership
LAKES AREA MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE (LAMA) invites you to join the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Alliance. The 20 members of the alliance have been in existence for 3 years and are heading in a new direction. Under the Brainerd Chamber, LAMA is growing its membership base and offering additional benefits to its members. Consider joining this exciting new committee and networking with area manufacturing companies.

DEFINITION OF A MANUFACTURER:  A Manufacturing business is any business that uses components, parts or raw materials to make a finished good.  These finished goods can be sold directly to consumers or to other manufacturing businesses that use them for making a different product.  Manufacturing is value added production of merchandise for use or sale using labor and machines and tools

LAMA’s Vision & Values are:
  • Promote manufacturing’s economic importance to our region, consisting of the counties of Crow Wing, Cass, Morrison, Todd, Wadena & Aitkin.
  • Promote career opportunities in manufacturing within our region.
  • Provide a method of networking amongst the manufacturers within our region.
  • Provide a central point of contact for communication & collaboration with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, BLAEDC, Bridges Workplace Connection, Enterprise Minnesota, MN DEED, MPMA, Dream It Do It MN, Central Lakes College and other supporting educational and civic organizations.
LAMA’s Goals are:
  • Participate in educational and promotional efforts to raise public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to our region and state.
  • Advance student awareness of manufacturing through participation in Bridges Workplace Connection and Dream It Do It by supporting activities.
  • Provide educational opportunities in STEM related fields of study through Manufacturing Scholarships.
 
Date:   October 10, 2016 - December 31, 2017
Location:  
QUARTERLY MEETINGS:
January 19, 2017 -  8am CLC Room #E203
April 2017 - tbd
July 2017 -  tbd
October 2017 - tbd

Other training and workshop opportunities and a social events may also be scheduled throughout the year.
Contact:   Mary Gottsch 218-822-7117
Email:   mgottsch@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   BENEFITS OF LAMA
  • Networking/Social Events
  • Collaborating
  • Training & Workshop Sessions
  • Workforce Initiatives for both adult job seekers and youth
  • Promotion & public awareness of manufacturing to our region and state.
  • Affiliation with Chamber's government affairs efforts
  • Administrative Support
Fees/Admission:   TO QUALIFY: Your company must be a member of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, or a member of a Chamber of Commerce in your home community.

FEE TO JOIN LAMA
$150.00 Manufacturing Company-  voting member
$50.00 Associate Member - non- voting member (professional services, 
finance, government, education, etc)

 
Jan 17 - Dec 31   Blue Ox Business Academy - Success Series

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


2017 SCHEDULE 

About Blue Ox Business Academy
The Blue Ox Business Academy is a partnership between the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and Anderson Brothers Construction. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, affordable and convenient training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed.

 

Date:   January 17, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Location:   CTC Room @ Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-232-5572
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Once monthly. Dates and times vary.
Fees/Admission:   Chamber Members: $45 / person / session
Non-Members: $60 / person / session
Session fee include materials, light refreshments, and smiles.

 
Feb 22   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   February 22, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   February 23, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Feb 23   Manhattan's February Traveling Art Pub
Join us in February for the Traveling Art Pub - Food and Drink Specials for those in attendance 
Date:   February 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 CR 66
Manhattan Beach, MN  56442
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday February 23, 2017
6 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35 per person
Purchase your ticket here:  https://www.mkt.com/travelingartpub/item/feb-crosslake-manhattan-s-pm
Feb 24 - Feb 26   Gull Lake Frozen Fore

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The 12th Annual Frozen Fore “Vegas Tour” is taking place in the Brainerd Lakes Area on February 24-26, 2017. This 3-day celebration of all things winter, brings together a weekend of activities and fun for adults throughout the state.

Friday night begins with the 5h Annual Frozen Flop (our version of the polar plunge) which raises money for local charities.  Following the flop is our heated Tent Party!  Showcasing an ice bar, food and live music, the Tent Party is a super way to kick off the evening.

**SITE CHANGE** Due to changing weather conditions, Gull Lake Promotions has decided to move the on-ice tent party— OFF-ICE. The new tent location will be just one mile north of the previous location of Hole-in-the-Day Bay on the old flea market lot on the west side of Hwy 371. Access to the lot will be marked; the participants and community are asked to access lot via road by GlynLyon behind the Holiday station store. Still will be super fun!

Saturday morning begins with a Pancake Feed on the ice to get you ready for the day. Following the feed, Snow Golf begins. Here you can jump on provided shuttles, or drive your snowmobiles, and play nine holes of winter golf at nine different locations around the Gull Lake. We provide the golf club and a fresh supply of tennis balls so all you have to do is venture around the lake and try getting a point at each location. The diversity of each “golf” hole variety keeps the day entertaining. A Digital Scavenger Hunt also takes place throughout the day so keep that phone charged up. If you get a picture at each given location you will be entered to win 4 free tickets to the following Frozen Fore Winter Weekend. In the evening, the Saturday night Tent Party kicks off again with hours of great music under the heated tent. Stayed tuned for more Saturday activities, we are always added more.

Finishing the Frozen Fore weekend is Sunday’s Food Fest. This cook-off features a variety of local restaurants showcasing their flavors in a taste competition for the best flavors in the area. Enter the heated tent at Hole-in-the-day Bay and take in the aromas of the Brainerd Lakes Area’s finest restaurants. Vote for your favorite after you’ve sampled them all and get ready for to hear the judges announce the winner.

Proceeds of the Frozen Fore Winter Weekend event are donated to Confidence Learning Center and Kids Against Hunger – Brainerd Lakes Area. Come support the kids! If you’re interested in participating in this fun and charitable event you can buy tickets online or at any of the sponsoring locations.


 

Date:   February 24, 2017 - February 26, 2017
Website:   http://gulllakeevents.com/gull-lake-frozen-fore/
Location:   5th Annual Frozen Flop: Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake
“Vegas Tour”: Gull Lake
Food Fest: Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake
Contact:   218-828-2344 http://gulllakeevents.com/gull-lake-events/contact-us/
Date/Time Details:   February 24-26, 2016
 
Fees/Admission:   If you’re interested in participating in this fun and charitable event you can buy tickets for $60/person and can be purchased online at https://grandviewlodge.formstack.com/forms/2017_frozen_fore_registration
Feb 24   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   February 24, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Feb 24 - Feb 26   February Craft & Vendor Show
Unique products and items from a variety of vendors! Friday Feb 24th - Sunday Feb 26th!
Date:   February 24, 2017 - February 26, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.facebook.com/thewestgatemall
Location:   Westgate Mall
Contact:   Nicki - Show coordinator
Email:   nicki3900@live.com
Date/Time Details:   Feb 24-26 during mall hours
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   February 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb 24   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   February 24, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 24   2017 Grassroots Concert - Bill Staines
                               

                                 


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 - Bill Staines - For more than 48 years, Bill Staines has been the quintessential folk troubadour, playing 200+ dates and driving more than 65,000 miles annually. His music is a slice of Americana, filled with cowboys, Yukon adventures, fishermen, and everyday working people. Bill "...carries on where Woody left off." - Nancy Griffith
 

Visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.

 

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

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

Date:   February 24, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org/
Location:  

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

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

At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served.  You are encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats.  GRASSROOTS welcome your nonperishable food or cash donations to a local food shelf.
Feb 25 - Feb 26   Radar Run on Upper South Long Lake
Radar run on Upper South Long Lake off of Hwy 23 to Leisure Lane. Hosted by Brainerd Snodeo Club and Paradise Shores Bar and Grill (cabins available for rent). Track will have 1000 feet of shaved ice and 2000+ feet of shut down with a high-tech professional speed trap. Classes for every sled with "Fun Run" section as well. Cash prizes for top speed of the day as well as trophies for first and second place in every class except for "Fun Run". 50-65 classes including kids, ATV, traction, nontraction, vintage.
Date:   February 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/698995920279207/
Location:   Upper South Long Lake off of Hwy 23 to Leisure Lane
Brainerd, MN 56401
Date/Time Details:   Saturday - Sunday, February 25-26, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Feb 25   Introduction to Bee Keeping

Basic Beekeeping Class beginning with hiving bee packages in the spring to harvesting honey in the fall.  Class is presented by Larry Chismar
 
Advance registration requested
Limited to first 40 paid students
Payment due at Registration Time

 
Call the Arboretum at 218-829-8770 or email info@northlandarb.org to sign up

Date:   February 25, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northcentralbeekeepers.com
Location:  
Northland Arboretum Visitor’s Center
Main Level Meeting Room
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 
Contact:   Arboretum at 218-829-8770 or email info@northlandarb.org to sign up
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   February 25, 2017
12:00 - 3:00 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 for Arboretum Members
$25.00 for non-Members
Feb 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   February 25, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Feb 25   BIR?s annual Racer Banquet

BIR’s annual Racer Banquet is set for Saturday, Feb. 25 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd.

The program starts with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The awards program follows dinner. The cost for the banquet  is $38 per person, $17 per child 8-12 years old and $11 per child 4-7 years old. Please be aware that those who attend the banquet must pay for dinner as well.

The Racer Banquet is BIR’s chance to recognize the top drag racers during the 2016 season. Champions of BIR’s Bracket Drag Racing Series and the Muscle Car Series will be honored, and individual awards will be given out as well. It’s a fun night for racers as well as their families and friends.

Make it a full weekend by staying both Friday and Saturday nights. BIR is receiving these special rates: $275.74 for two nights or $169.93 for a single night. Reserve your rooms by Jan. 15 for guaranteed rates and availability.

The registration process is a little different this year. You cannot reserve rooms at Cragun’s until you’ve contacted BIR and registered for the banquet. So your first step is to call Keri at BIR by phone at 218-824-7223. She will get you registered and then turn you over to Cragun’s to reserve your rooms. BIR’s offices are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Make a weekend out of it and enjoy snowmobiling, ice fishing or any of a host of other fun things to do at Cragun’s and in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Visit the Cragun’s Resort website for more details about what they offer and where they’re located.

Hope to see you there!

Date:   February 25, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/birs-annual-racer-banquet-set-feb-25/
Location:   Cragun's Resort
11000 Cragun's Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Keri at BIR 218-824-7223
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   February 25, 2017
5:30 Social hour
6:30 dinner
Fees/Admission:   $38 per person
$17 per child 8 - 12 year old
$11 per child 4 - 7 year old
Feb 25   Childbirth Refresher Class
This class is designed for women with previous birth experience and their support people who have questions about their current pregnancy. This class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace.
 
Date:   February 25, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (2180 828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, February 28, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   February 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Feb 27   Preparation for Birth and Parenting
If you are having a child for the first time, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, fears, and just not knowing what to expect. Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages of labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care, and postpartum. The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

 
Date:   February 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St, Joseph's Health Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday Sessions (4 week class. Big League Dads is included) February 20 thru March 13
April 3 thru April 24,
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 28   Growing Orchids at Home

Have you ever looked at a beautiful orchid and wished you could grow them in your home? Local orchid grower, Ross Hella, will be presenting a two part class on how to do this.  The first part will cover growing orchids at home.  During the second part, you will plant a seedling to take home.  

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

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

Date:   February 28, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, 218-829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7 - 9 PM
Fees/Admission:   $20 Northland Arboretum members
$25 Non-members
Mar 01   CLC Performing Arts Presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
CLC Performing Arts presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".
Date:   March 1, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   CLC Performing Arts Center
College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   March 1 through March 4
7:30 Showtime with a special Matinee on Saturday, March 4 at 2pm
Fees/Admission:   Admission $12.00
Call for tickets.
Mar 01   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   March 1, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 02   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!
Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to visit with the host enjoy a cup of coffee and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
Meeting locations vary each month.  If you are interested in hosting (10-20 attendees), please call Cindy at the Chamber 218-692-4027.
 
Date:   March 2, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   To be determined
 
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027 or 218-251-6323
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday monthly
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
Mar 02 - Mar 06   CLC Performing Arts Presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
CLC Performing Arts presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".
Date:   March 2, 2017 - March 6, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   CLC Performing Arts Center
College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   March 1 through March 4
7:30 Showtime with a special Matinee on Saturday, March 4 at 2pm
Fees/Admission:   Admission $12.00
Call for tickets.
Mar 03   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 3, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 3, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 03   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   March 3, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 03 - Mar 07   CLC Performing Arts Presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
CLC Performing Arts presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".
Date:   March 3, 2017 - March 7, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   CLC Performing Arts Center
College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   March 1 through March 4
7:30 Showtime with a special Matinee on Saturday, March 4 at 2pm
Fees/Admission:   Admission $12.00
Call for tickets.
Mar 04   Preparation for Birth and Parenting Crash Course
If you are having a child for the first time, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, fears, and just not knowing what to expect. Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages of labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care, and postpartum. The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

 
Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St, Joseph's Health Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Saturday Weekend Express Courses
 March 4, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 04   Golf on Ice Because of Brandon diabetes education fund
Golf on Ice, a benefit for the Because of Brandon diabetes education fund at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, will tee off at noon. A total of $5 from each entry; and a half of the contest proceeds will benefit the fund.
Play all 9 holes of the best golf with a tennis ball.  There will also be a "closest to pin" contest. 
Following the competition, there will be an awards ceremony at the Crosby Bar & Grill.
Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosby's Serpant Lake
Contact:   Peggy Stebbins 218-545-4447
Date/Time Details:   March 4th, 2017
Registration starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tee off is at noon.
 
Fees/Admission:   The registration fee is $35 for 2 people
Mar 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 04   Community Carnival Pequot Lakes Schools
                                             WEIRD SCIENCE
                                          community carnival
                                     PEQUOT LAKES SCHOOLS

What's NEW this year?

Paintball Target Range, VEX Robot Kits, Fossil Hunt and Mineral Creation Booths, Mad Science Theatre Shows, earth Balloon (you can walk inside!), ECFE Science Games and Experiments, Pre-made Balloon Animals, Sphero Balls, and Baxter the Robot!  Plus - dinner from the gourmet food truck, or great $5 brat/hot dog deals.

What's the SAME this year because it's SO FUN?
Inflatables including Obstacle Course, Slide and two Moonwalks, Minecraft Competition, Adult Tricycle Racing, Balloon Artist, Crazy Hair, Book Walk, Glitter Eyes, Professional Face Painting, and over 80 awesome Raffle Baskets!
Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Pequot Lakes Middle & High School
30805 Olson St
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Date/Time Details:   March 4, 2017
3-7 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Admission to the Carnival requires a wristband and they are available for pre-sale right now!  Pre-event they are $7.

Wristbands will be distributes at school on Friday March 3rd and sent home with your child.
  • Wristbands are also available until March 3rd at Schaefers in Nisswa, SuperAmerica, SuperValu and Lakes Latter in Pequot Lakes, Lake Country Crafts and Cones in Crosslake, or at the door the night of the carnival for $8.
Mar 04   CLC Performings Arts Presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
CLC Performing Arts presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".
Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   CLC Performing Arts Center
College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   March 1 through March 4
7:30 showtime with a special Matinee on Saturday, March 4 at 2pm
Fees/Admission:   Admission $12.00
Call for tickets.
Mar 04   Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Prince & Princess Pageant
Join us for the 10th annual Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Prince & Princess Pageant on Saturday, March 4th. 

Event starts at 8:00 pm

$600 prize package for each winner
All contestants receive a $20 Gift Certificate to Manhattan's

All contestants must:
~ be 21 or older 
~ be willing and able to participate in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 18th
~ be energetic and enthusiastic and have a whole lot of Blarney!

Contact (218) 692-3381 for more details 
For registration visit www.mblodge.com
    
Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Contact:   becky@crosslakereservations.com
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 4th
8:00 pm
Mar 05 - Mar 09   CLC Performing Arts Presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
CLC Performing Arts presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".
Date:   March 5, 2017 - March 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/arts
Location:   CLC Performing Arts Center
College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8199
Date/Time Details:   March 1 through March 4
7:30 Showtime with a special Matinee on Saturday, March 4 at 2pm
Fees/Admission:   Admission $12.00
Call for tickets.
Mar 06   BLAEDC Annual Meeting
The Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation (BLAEDC) will be hosting their Annual Meeting on Monday, March 6th from 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter. Come to hear about BLAEDC successes, local business perspectives and our featured presentation. More information to follow.
Date:   March 6, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:15 PM
Website:   http://www.growbrainerdlakes.org
Location:   Arrowwood Lodge, Baxter
Contact:   Megan Rehbein megan@growbrainerdlakes.org
Email:   megan@growbrainerdlakes.org
Date/Time Details:   11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Fees/Admission:   TBD
Mar 06   Preparation for Birth and Parenting
If you are having a child for the first time, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, fears, and just not knowing what to expect. Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages of labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care, and postpartum. The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

 
Date:   March 6, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St, Joseph's Health Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday Sessions (4 week class. Big League Dads is included) February 20 thru March 13
April 3 thru April 24,
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 06   Big League Dads Classes for newborns
Every baby born at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center is unique – one of a kind. To prepare for this very special new person in your life, we encourage you to attend one of the many FREE educational classes designed specifically for moms, dads, support people, siblings, and grandparents. All classes are held at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call (218) 828-7414.
 
Big League Dads
This class provides expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers in a relaxed environment. Topics include personal care of their babies and community resources.
Monday, January 23, 6-9 pm
Monday, March 6, 6-9 pm
Monday, April 17, 6-9 pm

 
Date:   March 6, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 828-7414. 218-818-7414
Email:   miranda.anderson@essentiahealth.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday, March 6, 6-9 pm
Monday, April 17, 6-9 pm
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 07   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   March 7, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Mar 07   Breastfeeding Classes
 Every baby born at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center is unique – one of a kind. To prepare for this very special new person in your life, we encourage you to attend one of the many FREE educational classes designed specifically for moms, dads, support people, siblings, and grandparents. All classes are held at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call (218) 828-7414.
 Breastfeeding Class
Both an introduction to the basics of breastfeeding and resources for ongoing support. Your partner is encouraged to attend, as well as others who will support you after your baby is born.

Tuesday, March 7, 6-8 pm
Tuesday, April 4, 6-8 pm
 
Date:   March 7, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Email:   miranda.anderson@essentiahealth.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 7, 6-8 pm
Tuesday, April 4, 6-8 pm
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 08   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   March 8, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Mar 08   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   March 8, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 09   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 9, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Mar 09   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

Date:   March 9, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.prairiebay.com
Location:   Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   218-824-6444
Email:   events@prairiebay.com
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   For a minimum donation, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
Mar 09   Infant/Child CPR, Safety and First Aid
Keeping your child safe is your top priority. Learn how to protect your child inside the house and out. What to do in an emergency, how to stock a first-aid kit, where to call for help, and more. Certified CPR instructors demonstrate the special resuscitation methods needed to aid infants and children under age eight. These skills may mean the difference between a simple incident and a tragedy. Recommended for parents, grandparents, and caregivers.

 
Date:   March 9, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 9, 6-8 pm
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 10   Bridges Career Exploration Day
The Bridges Career Exploration Day started in 2008 with 57 exhibitors and more than 750 students from six area school districts. Now, this annual event showcases more than 200 regional high-demand careers with hands-on demonstrations, simulators, and breakout sessions. This year’s event will be held Central Lakes College's Brainerd campus on Friday, March 10, 2017. More than 2,500 area high school students from 26 participating school districts are expected to attend. Students interact with different companies to learn about local careers, their work environment, necessary skill sets, earning potential and the training needed to become employed.
Date:   March 10, 2017
Website:   http://www.bridgesconnection.org/workplace-connection/career-exploration-day/
Location:   Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Mary Gottsch, 218-822-7117
Email:   info@bridgesconnection.org
Date/Time Details:   March 10, 2016
Mar 10   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 10, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 10   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 10, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 10   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

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

 

                                

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017 - John Gorka - Since his 1987 Red House release I Know introduced John Gorka to the public, the wit and honesty of this renowned Minnesota-via-New Jersey guitarist and songwriter have made him one of the most beloved artists currently carrying on the folk tradition. John is the "preeminent male singer-songwriter of what's been dubbed the New Folk Movement." - Rolling Stone
 

Visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.

 

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

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

Date:   March 10, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org/
Location:  

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

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

At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served.  You are encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats.  GRASSROOTS welcome your nonperishable food or cash donations to a local food shelf.
Mar 11   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   March 11, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Mar 11   Health, Beauty & Wellness Day at Westgate Mall!
Visit with vendors whose main goal is to improve your health, both inside and out! Saturday, March 11 10am-6pm. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Bri at bri@lexingtonco.com or 320.493.5756
Date:   March 11, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.facebook.com/thewestgatemall
Location:   Westgate Mall
Contact:   Brianna
Email:   bri@lexingtonco.com
Date/Time Details:   March 11
Fees/Admission:   Fee
Mar 11   17th Annual Downtown Brainerd St. Patrick's Day Celebration
11:30 a.m. - Register for the Kids' Costume Contest at the corner of 7th and Laurel
12:00 p.m. - Kids' Costume Contest
1:00 p.m. - Parade

Medallion Hunt - Look for clues in the Brainerd Dispatch! $250 cash will be awarded to the successful seeker of the medallion. Return the medallion to the registration area (corner of 7th and Laurel).
Date:   March 11, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Downtown Brainerd
7th and Laurel
Brainerd, MN 56401
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 11, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mar 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 11, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 13   Brainerd Public School Trip to Mall of America
Grades 3-8 -- Join us for a bus trip to Sea Life at Mall of America & Big Thrill Factory -- travel on a coach bus in comfort.  Bring your favorite traveling lunch, snacks, books, and magazines for the trip.  Movies will be shown.
Date:   March 13, 2017
Location:   Contact Brainerd Community Education to register or for more details.
Contact:   Brainerd Community Education 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   March 13, 2017
Fees/Admission:   Cost $58 for the entire day and all activities.
Mar 13   Preparation for Birth and Parenting
If you are having a child for the first time, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, fears, and just not knowing what to expect. Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages of labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care, and postpartum. The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

 
Date:   March 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St, Joseph's Health Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday Sessions (4 week class. Big League Dads is included) February 20 thru March 13
April 3 thru April 24,
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 13   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   March 13, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Mar 14   Breakfast with Lillie
Stop in for a Complimentary Coffee and Baked Goodie!
Hosted by: Lillie Resch, Financial Advisor with Stroot, Schumer & Associates
A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Date:   March 14, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.x.resch/myteam/
Location:   Latte' da Coffee & Gifts
31039 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Lillie Resch 218-454-3024
Date/Time Details:   Second Tuesday of the month
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 14 - Mar 15   Baby Sitter's Prep, Safety Skills & First Aid
Ages 11+
Learn the skills necessary to provide quality care to young children and be more confident in the following areas:
injury prevention, healthy habits, leadership, basic care, safety, first aid, youth development, and fun projects you can do that will be age-appropriate for your clients.
You will make your own first aid kit to take on your babysitting jobs. 
Bring a lunch, snacks and a beverage each day.
 
Date:   March 14, 2017 - March 15, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Washington Education Service Building, Rm 200
Contact:   Brainerd Community Education 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   March 14 & 15, 2017 2 Sessions
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Cost $45 for both sessions
Mar 14   Business After Hours - Exit Lakes Realty Premier

Join Exit Lakes Realty Premier as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter.
 
Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

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

Date:   March 14, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Exit Lakes Realty Premier
7153 Forthun Road, Suite 120
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 14, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Mar 15   MN Timberwolves & Lynx Youth Basketball Clinic
Included in the clinics, one free ticket voucher to a 2016-17 Wolves game and a 2017 Lynx game, exclusive poster and other Wolves/Lynx prizes!
There will not be a Wolves/Lynx player in attendance.
Bring your own ball.
Date:   March 15, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Washington Education Services Building Gym
804 Oak St Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Brainerd Community Education 218-454-6924
Date/Time Details:   March 15, 2017
9-10:30 a.m. Grades K-2 boys & girls
10:30-12 pm Grades 3-8 boys & girls
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $20
Mar 15   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   March 15, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 16   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   March 16, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Mar 17   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 17, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 17   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   March 17, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 18   2017 St. Patrick's Day 43rd Parade & Celebration - Crosslake


"Share Your Charm" in Crosslake at the 43rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration! 
You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades-long tradition!  Dust off the lawn chairs, get your Irish face on and load up the whole family as this 43 year celebration ensures fun for all ages! Gather your family and friends and search for the Pot 'O Gold beginning Thursday, March 16.  Register for The 4th Annual Clover Dash 5K which takes place on Saturday, March 18. The race begins and ends in Crosslake's Town Square, so after the race you're in the perfect spot for pre-parade entertainment and more!  Purchase a Raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes and show your Blinkie Button for deals and discounts all over town!  
Need Lodging?  Check out these preferred lodging partners.

Click here for Sponsorship and Blinkie/Raffle/Pot O'Gold and Parade Regististration information


ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE and NEW EVENTS WILL BE ADDED AS CONFIRMED

March 4, 2017
8 p.m. - Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant
Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 CR 66

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

Thursday, March 16
Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt

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

Saturday, March 18
8 - 11:00 a.m. - RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides
US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area
35507 CR 66
Must be 10 years of age or older - weather permitting - no charge

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

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. -  Indoor Craft Fair
Whitefish Lodge & Suites
14150 Swann Drive

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

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

11 a.m. - Edina Realty Foundation 6th Annual Brat Sale
Brats & Soda till gone; Edina Foundation assists with needs of homeless
35586 CR 66

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

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

11a.m. - 3 p.m. - Outdoor Food & Beer Garden
Whitefish Lodge & Suites
14150 Swann Drive

12  - 3 p.m. - 4th Annual Knights of Columbus Food, Beverage & Warming Tent
Proceeds go to the Crosslake Food Shelf
Crosslake Ace Hardware
35592 Pioneer Drive

2 p.m. - 43rd ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 
Parade Judges located at the Exchange Parking Lot on Route 66

4 p.m. Live music featuring Soup Bones

The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery

4 - 8 p.m. - Live Music featuring In the Fields Band
Manhattan's
39051 CR 66

Click here for 2016 Parade Map
2016 BEST OF PARADE:
Business:
#1 - Maucieri's Italian Bistro
#2 - Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance
#3 - Boyd Lodge
Honorable Mention:  ALL the floats and entries in the parade!
Non-Profit:
#1 Minnetonka Power Squadron
Honorable Mention: Girl Scouts
Honorable Mention: Northern Lakes Girls High School Hockey
WJJY Enthusiasm Award:
Lakeplace.com


Saturday, March 25
6 p.m. - St. Pat's Raffle Ticket Drawing Party
Sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Passages of Time

Manhattan's
39051 CR 66 Manhattan Beach

2017 St. Patrick's Day Committee:
CHAIR: Laura Stromberg (Stromberg's Chicks and Game Birds)
Commitee Members:  Mike O'Connell (Larson Group Real Estate), Bruce Gateley (Crosslake Insurance Agency), Dawn Maucieri (Maucieri's Italian Bistro), Heather Jones (Barstock Liquors), Crystal Glaser (Whitefish Properties), Brian Thull (North Country Lawn Care), Brandon Pederson (RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty), Katie Wallace (Ideal System Solutions), Rachel Granfors (Select Therapy) and Bob Heales (Community Member)

 

 
Date:   March 18, 2017
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:  
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Crosslake Chamber - Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   March 18, 2017
Parade line up 12 - 2 p.m. at Crosslake Town Square
Parade begins at 2 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Purchase a $5 Raffle Ticket and get a 2017 Blinkie Button free! 
Wear your Blinkie Button and cash in on deals and discounts all over town! (Valid 3/17 and 3/18 unless otherwise specified)
Andy's Bar & Grill - $4 2Ginger drinks; $3 green tap beer
Barstock Liquors - 10% off 2Gingers Irish Whiskey
Cedar Chest - $2 Coors Light green beer taps; $3 Dr. McGillicuddy shots, $4 2Gingers single pour; $3.50 (2) mini burgers; $3.50 large fries  (3/18 only)
Cherry Berry - Baxter - 20% off your entire yogurt purchase
Common Goods - 25% off 1 regular priced item
Crosslake Coffee - $1 off any drink
Crosslake Drug - 25-50% off gift ware
Crosslake Holiday - Free 12 oz. coffee or cappuccino
Crosslake Yoga-Pilates & Boutique - 50% off one item in the boutique
Dairy Queen - Crosslake - $1 hot dogs; $1 small cone
JAG Interior Solutions - $100 off 2 window treatments (thru April 15, 2017)
Judy's House of Gifts - 20% off total price of regular merchandise (valid 3/18)
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - free small Stonehouse fresh brew coffee
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe - 30% off clothing (3/15 thru 3/18)
Manhattan's - $2 green Coors Light tap beer; $4 Irish Car Bomb; $5 Big Ginger & Shamrock Juice Cocktail (valid 3/17 thru 3/19 and 3/25, 2017)
Maucieri's - $3 Green Tap Beer; $4 2Gingers; $1 off Reubens; $1 off Corned Beef & Cabbage
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - $4 Big Gingers; $3 Bacardi drinks; $2.50 Coors Light bottles; $2 off Reuben sandwiches; $3 off 12" pizzas
Northland Pet Lodge - 10% off all items in store
Pine Peaks Lodge & Suites - Free use of the pool
Pine Peaks Gifts & Apparel - 25% off 1 item
Pine Peaks Restaurant - free beverage with meal purchase
Riverside Saloon & Eatery - $4 2Gingers cocktails; $2.50 Coors Light tap
The Bourbon Room & Eatery - $3 2Gingers; $3 Coors Light green; $2 Reuben Sliders
The Crossfire - complimentary snack bar with meal purchase (valid 3/17)
The Wharf - $1 Lucky Charm shot; $2 green beer; $3 Peppermint Pattys; $3 rail drinks; $4 2Gingers Drinks, $7.95 Breakfast Corned Beef & Hash, $7.95 Reuben's with Chips, $7.95 Corned Beef & Cabbage, $5 Scottish Eggs
Whitefish Lodge & Suites - $2 swim pass (valid 3/17 thru 3/19)
Whitefish Lodge Beer Garden - $2.50 Coors Light bottles; $4 Irish Car Bomb; $5 Big Ginger $5 Shamrock Juice Cocktails (valid 3/18)
Mar 18   12th Annual Family Education Program
RAPTORS OF MINNESOTA- Join us for a live presentation from the Minnesota Raptor Center

Learn about the role these Minnesota raptors play in our environment, the three key features of all raptors and how they differ from other birds.

Wild & Free may be here to hold a release if anything is ready to be released.  We will not know if this will happen until right before our Family Education Day.
Date:   March 18, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Northland Arboretum Visitor Center
Date/Time Details:   March 18th, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $10.00/family for Arboretum members
$20.00/family for non-members
No registration required - Doors open at 9:45 AM
Mar 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 18, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 22   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   March 22, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 23   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   March 23, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Mar 24 - Mar 25   2017 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo











The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Hubbard Radio are partnering once again to bring you one of the region's largest trade shows with everything you want, all in one place. On Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, the doors to Brainerd's Essentia Health Sports Center will open to over 150 local business exhibitors. This exciting 2-day event, formerly known as the Brainerd Lakes Marketplace and Hubbard Radio's Outdoor Show, welcomes over 3,000 visitors each year. 

The entry fee is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Along with learning more about area businesses, all visitors get the chance to have their Lakes Proud card punched by the exhibitors and entered for prizes. See you there!

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday March 24  |  10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Senior Day at the Everything Expo:

  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Contest
  • FREE Shuttle Service for Seniors from Westgate Mall - Provided by Executive Express


Saturday March 25  |  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Family Day at the Everything Expo:

  • Meet, Greet and Photographs with Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog Coloring Contest
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog Pictogram Puzzle Contest
  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Contest

LAKES PROUD PUNCH CARD CONTEST 

Join the  Lakes Proud movement by participating in this fun contest, held exclusively at the Everything Expo! Here's how it will work...

  1. Pick up an official punch card at the Expo front desk or Chamber booth.
  2. Roam the Expo to find the Lakes Proud businesses listed on the punch card.
  3. Drop off your fully-punched card at the ticket/front desk and be entered to win fabulous prizes!

Hey Kids.... MEET, GREET & PHOTOS WITH CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG SATURDAY AFTERNOON! Sponsored by Lakeland Public Television





This event is open for Chamber Members and Non Chamber Members to participate in.
CLICK HERE FOR BOOTH & SPONSOR PACKAGE INFORMATION
Exhibitor Rental Information from Party Time Rental
Exhibitor Rental Information from Party World

PLATINUM SPONSOR:
GOLD SPONSOR:
SILVER SPONSORS:
  • Grand Casino Mille Lacs
  • Essentia Health
  • Executive Expres
  • Lakeland Public Television
  • 3 AVAILABLE
BRONZE SPONSORS (Sold Out):
  • CTC
  • Culligan Water Conditioning
  • Northland Pet Lodge
  • Party World
  • Hunts Point Gun Club
  • Viking Land Harley-Davidson

EXHIBITORS:
    Access North Center for Independent Living of NE MN
    Advantage Seamless
    Air Tech Heating and Cooling
    AT&T Mobility
    Beaudry Oil and Propane
    Better Living Concepts
    Brainerd Dispatch
    Brenny Funeral Chapel and Lakes Area Cremation
    Brainerd Kennel Club
    Brainerd Lakes Chamber Welcome Center Gift Shop
    Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
    Brainerd Outdoor Sports
    Brainerd Public Schools
    Brainerd Zip Line Tour
    Brick House Pizza Bread 'n' Bagel
    Central Lakes College
    Costco Wholesale
    Crow Wing County Fair Association
    CTC
    Culligan Water Conditioning
    Deerwood Bank
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Brainerd
    Edward Jones - Rich Weaver
    Embrace Women's Health Clinic
    Employment Resource Center
    Essentia Health
    Executive Express
    Exit Lakes Realty Premier
    Full Circle Senior Living   
    Garden Circles
    Good Samaritan Society
    Grand Casino Mille Lacs
    Gull Lake Recreation Area
    HealthSource of Baxter
    Hills Crossing Senior Living
    Hotsy Minnesota
    Hunts Point Gun Club
    K&D Kettle Corn
    Lakes Area BMX
    Lakes Jam
    Lakewood Health System
    Liberty Tax Service
    Life Link III
    Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union
    Mosquito Squad of North Central Minnesota
    Neighborhood National Bank
    North Central Medical Supply & Equipment
    Northern Lakes Senior Living
    Northland Pet Lodge
    Optimum Cleaning
    Party Time Rental
    Party World
    RetroGreen Energy
    Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
    Scentsy
    Stage North Theatre Company
    The Babinksi Foundation Animal Shelter
    The Center
    The Woods Banquet & Event Center
    Thrifty White Pharmacy #738
    Thrivent Financial - Paul Bunyan Zone
    Viking Land Harley-Davidson
    Weichert Realtors - Tower Properties
    Westside Liquor

GOLD ARENA EXHIBITORS:
    AAA Rental
    Beimert Outdoors
    Brainerd Ace Hardware
    Crow Wing Cycle Works
    Down to Earth Wood
    Lakes Area ALANO
    Lipsene
    Lybeck's Marine
    Northern Sales & Manufacturing Ice Castle
    North Star Drilling
    People Ready
    Range Water Conditioning
    Real Time Pain Relief
    Schmidt Roofing
    Tanner Nissan
    Townsend Concessions
    Tracker Boating Center
    Your Home Improvement


BUSINESS BOOTH SPECIALS:
Brainerd Zip Line Tour- Register to win a free zip line tour at our booth when you sign up on our email list!

Deerwood Bank- Answer our trivia questions and winners may win samples for the Deerwood Bank vault! Deerwood Bank is the Bank with All the Answers!

Employment Resource Center- Highlighted Summer Jobs to apply for in our booth: Watercraft Inspectors, BIR Event Staff and Lakes Jam Event Staff.

Executive Express- Stop by our booth to register to win one of two $50 Gift Certificates from Executive Express to be used towards MSP Airport Shuttle Service or Private Charter Services.

Hotsy Minnesota- Receive a FREE 100 foot hose with any pressure washer purchase!

Hunts Point Gun Club-
    Membership: $50 off any new membership purchased at the Everything Expo.
    Shoot: Buy five rounds of Sporting Clays or Trap at the Everything Expo and get one FREE!                 Sign up as an individual or team for Spring/Summer Sporting Clays Leagues while at                 the Everything Expo and receive a FREE t-shirt or hat!
    Hunt: Buy five Pheasant and/or Chukar at the Expo for a future hunt and get one FREE! Pre-                buy (normally reserved for members only) Pheasant and/or Chukar at the Expo for                 2017-2018 Hunts at $2.00 per bird less than our normal member bird rates (10 bird                 minimum).
    Feast: Cleaned and frozen pheasant breasts ready for the oven- Buy five ane get one FREE or $2.00 off individual breasts (must be purchased at the Expo and picked up at Hunts Point Gun Club; limited area free delivery available).

RetroGreen Energy- Visit our booth to enter to win The Annual Foam Your Home Giveaway! (Free foam insulation upgrade to the existing exterior walls of your home!) 

Roundhouse Brewery- Sign up for our FiveStars Rewards Program. Answer a trivia question correctly and earn a Free Pint on your next taproom visit!


 

Date:   March 24, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 24, 2017
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   This exciting event is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free.

CLICK HERE FOR BOOTH & SPONSOR PACKAGE INFORMATION
Mar 24   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 24, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 24   BAY Family Rally feat. comedian Daren
More live music, interactive video, drama & laughter than any other fund-raiser you've ever attended!
Date:   March 24, 2017
Time:   06:45 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdyfc.com
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dale Kuglin or Samantha Loberg, 218-825-9149
Email:   dale@brainerdyfc.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 24, 2017
6:45 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5/person
$18/Family
Mar 24   Family Rally 2017


                    Brainerd Area Youth For Christ presents

                                     Family Rally 2017
                        with Comedian Darren Streblow


featuring more live music, interactive video, drama and laughter than any other fund-raiser you've ever attended!



 
Date:   March 24, 2017
Time:   06:45 PM - 09:45 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdyfc.com
Location:   Heritage Church
13242 Berrywood Dr
Baxter, MN 56425

 
Date/Time Details:   March 24, 2017
6:45 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $5 pp/ $18 immediate family, $8 pp at the door

Tickets can be purchased at the BAY office, Behtany Bookstore, The Word FM, The Pulse FM.  Cash or checks only please.  Online ticket orders at www.brainerdyfc.com.
Mar 24   2017 Grassroots Concert - Reina del Cid
  
 
      Reina del Cid                          

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 - Reina del Cid - Part singer-songwriter group, part rock band, you can find Reina del Cid and company at the intersection of lyrical storytelling, catchy riffs, and scorching solos. The band's blend of folk, blues, and rock draws a mixed crowd from jamheads to college students to white-haired intelligentsia. "Reina del Cid is one of the hotter new bands in the Twin Cities.... Infectiously folksy and fiendishly fun." - Minneapolis-St.Paul StarTribune
 

Visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.

 

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

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

Date:   March 24, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org/
Location:  

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

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

At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served.  You are encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats.  GRASSROOTS welcome your nonperishable food or cash donations to a local food shelf.
Mar 24   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   March 24, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Mar 24 - Mar 26   March Craft & Vendor Show
Unique products from an array of different vendors! Friday the 24th through Sunday the 26th!
Date:   March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.facebook.com/thewestgatemall
Location:   Westgate Mall
Contact:   Nicki-Show Coordinator
Email:   nicki3900@live.com
Date/Time Details:   March 24-26 during mall hours
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   March 25, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Mar 25   Lakes Area Music Festival Season Announcement Concert
Each summer the Lakes Area Music Festival draws the nations top instrumental and vocal performers to collaborate in world-class performances of chamber music, orchestra, opera, and ballet. The March season announcement concert will be a celebration of the repertoire and musicians to be featured on the 9th annual season, July 30 through August 20 in Brainerd, MN.
 
Date:   March 25, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2016-2017-winter-series/
Location:   Location TBA             
Contact:   Scott Lykins, (585) 355-6868
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   March 25, 2017
7 - 9 pm

 
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend. Donations accepted.
Mar 26   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   March 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Mar 28   Our New Baby Sibling Class
This class helps prepare children for the new baby's arrival and provides helpful tips for making the adjustment easier for siblings and parents. (Designed for children ages 2-8.)

 
Date:   March 28, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 28, 5:30-6:30 pm
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 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.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   March 29, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 30   BusinessNOW at Hunts Point Gun Club
Join Hunts Point Gun Club at their location in Pequot Lakes for their BusinessNOW event on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.  Hunts Point Gun Club is Brainerd Lakes' newest year-year round shooting, hunting and events destination. They provide upland hunts, sporting clays, trap, weddings and special events. Hunts Point Gun Club will be the host site for this year's Sporting Clays Summer Fling on June 20!

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Mix a little business with pleasure! As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is appreciated.
 
Date:   March 30, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  
Hunts Point Gun Club
2142 76th Street SW
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 30 - Apr 07   Little Shop of Horrors
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" -ter his coworker crush. This R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop of Horrors, the charmingly tongue-in-cheek comedy, has been produced worldwide to incredible success.
Date:   March 30, 2017 - April 7, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://chamber.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/stage-north-theatre-company-11677
Location:   Stage North Theatre Company, Inc.
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Call to reserve your season tickets 218-232-6810
Date/Time Details:   Thursday and Friday, March 30-31, 2017
Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Season Tickets Only:
Adult $25.00
Child $12.50
Mar 31 - Apr 02   Mid-Minnesota Builders Association Home Show
Date:   March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Website:   http://www.midmnba.org
Location:   Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 839-4295
Email:   mmba@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   March 31, April 1 and 2, 2017
 
Mar 31   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   March 31, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Mar 31   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   March 31, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Mar 31   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   March 31, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 1, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 01   Manhattan's Craft Beer Pairing
Manhattan's Beach Lodge Craft Beer Pairing Experience Featuring Lift Bridge Brewing Co. With Lift Bridge Owner Trevor Cronk
 

The Pairs:

Mango Blonde Ale & Pambazo Slider
Hop Dish IPA & BBQ Beef Short Rib Slider
Farm Girl Siason & Pork Belly Bahn Mi Slider
Irish Coffee Stout & Irish Stout Salty Caramel & Dark Chocolate Brownie Sundae Slider
Date:   April 1, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan's Beach Lodge
Contact:   reservations required 218-692-3381
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Fees/Admission:   $40 per person which includes a Lift Bridges Pint Glass
Apr 03   Preparation for Birth and Parenting
If you are having a child for the first time, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, fears, and just not knowing what to expect. Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages of labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care, and postpartum. The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

 
Date:   April 3, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St, Joseph's Health Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday Sessions (4 week class. Big League Dads is included) 
April 3 thru April 24,
6-8:30 pm


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 04   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   April 4, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Apr 04   Breastfeeding Classes
 Every baby born at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center is unique – one of a kind. To prepare for this very special new person in your life, we encourage you to attend one of the many FREE educational classes designed specifically for moms, dads, support people, siblings, and grandparents. All classes are held at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call (218) 828-7414.
 Breastfeeding Class
Both an introduction to the basics of breastfeeding and resources for ongoing support. Your partner is encouraged to attend, as well as others who will support you after your baby is born.

Tuesday, April 4, 6-8 pm
 
Date:   April 4, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Email:   miranda.anderson@essentiahealth.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 4, 6-8 pm
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 05   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   April 5, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 06   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!
Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to visit with the host enjoy a cup of coffee and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
Meeting locations vary each month.  If you are interested in hosting (10-20 attendees), please call Cindy at the Chamber 218-692-4027.
 
Date:   April 6, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   To be determined
 
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027 or 218-251-6323
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday monthly
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
Apr 07   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

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

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   April 7, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 07   2017 Grassroots Concert - Pierce Pettis



                                  

FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 - Pierce Pettis - After a lifetime of crafting finely wrought, heart-touching songs, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis feels that he's finally found his comfort zone. He says, "The biggest change has been getting over myself and realizing this is a job and a craft. And the purpose is not fame and fortune...but simply doing good work." "Pierce Pettis doesn't write mere songs, he writes literature." - Sing Out!
 

Visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.

 

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

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

Date:   April 7, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.grassrootsconcerts.org/
Location:  

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

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

At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served.  You are encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats.  GRASSROOTS welcome your nonperishable food or cash donations to a local food shelf.
Apr 08   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   April 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Apr 08   Scarf Painting & Application
You will create two of your own unique scarves to wear using application and design on silk scarves.  The class is presented by Phyllis Frankum.  Class includes coffee/juice and rolls.

Pre-registration is required - space is limited so register early.  Deadline to register is April 1st.  Registration and payment for this workshop can be made by contacting Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date:   April 8, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

 
Contact:   Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25 per person for Arboretum members
$30 per person for non-members
Apr 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 8, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 10   Preparation for Birth and Parenting
If you are having a child for the first time, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, fears, and just not knowing what to expect. Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages of labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care, and postpartum. The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

 
Date:   April 10, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St, Joseph's Health Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday Sessions (4 week class. Big League Dads is included) 
April 3 thru April 24,
6-8:30 pm


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   April 10, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Apr 11   Breakfast with Lillie
Stop in for a Complimentary Coffee and Baked Goodie!
Hosted by: Lillie Resch, Financial Advisor with Stroot, Schumer & Associates
A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Date:   April 11, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.x.resch/myteam/
Location:   Latte' da Coffee & Gifts
31039 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Lillie Resch 218-454-3024
Date/Time Details:   Second Tuesday of the month
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 11   Business After Hours - RiverWood Bank

Join RiverWood Bank as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their NEW location in Baxter.

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

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

Date:   April 11, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  
RiverWood Bank
14540 Dellwood Dr,
Baxter, MN 56425
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 11, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Apr 12   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   April 12, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Apr 12   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   April 12, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 13   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   April 13, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Apr 13   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

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

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

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

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   April 14, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 15, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 17   Big League Dads Classes for newborns
Every baby born at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center is unique – one of a kind. To prepare for this very special new person in your life, we encourage you to attend one of the many FREE educational classes designed specifically for moms, dads, support people, siblings, and grandparents. All classes are held at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. To register go to EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB or call (218) 828-7414.
 
Big League Dads
This class provides expectant fathers a place to go and learn from experienced fathers in a relaxed environment. Topics include personal care of their babies and community resources.

Monday, April 17, 6-9 pm

 
Date:   April 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 828-7414. 218-818-7414
Email:   miranda.anderson@essentiahealth.org
Date/Time Details:  
Monday, April 17, 6-9 pm
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 17   Preparation for Birth and Parenting
If you are having a child for the first time, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, fears, and just not knowing what to expect. Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages of labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care, and postpartum. The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

 
Date:   April 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St, Joseph's Health Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday Sessions (4 week class. Big League Dads is included) 
April 3 thru April 24,
6-8:30 pm


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 19   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   April 19, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 20   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   April 20, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Apr 21   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 21, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 21, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 21   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   April 21, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 22   TEDx Gull Lake
EUREKA! TEDxGullLake
x = independently organized TED event

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) The event is expected to have 16 short talks or performances, which fall into themes of: innovation in rural regions; technology and invention; sociology and human behavior; science and research; arts and entertainment; agriculture, personal stories of resilience, growth, and achievement; or any topic that inspires and informs.

How to Attend
Early ticket sales begin November 24.  Early registration for TEDxGullLake “Eureka” will be available only for the holidays. This all-day event will take place Arpril 22 at Madden's on Gull Lake and will include an extraordinary Minnesota Harvest lunch. You can purchase a ticket for $65 or a ticket-and-T-shirt package special for $80. (Regular price for registration will be $70.)

Sponsor TEDx
The X in TEDx means that our Minnesota lakes-based TED event is a local community production, organized by volunteers from the area. This includes the generous support of businesses, organizations, and individuals. Please take a look at our Sponsor Packet and let us know what you would like to do. Sponsor packet available online
http://www.tedxgulllake.com/index.php/sponsors Contact Bob McLean robertm@hugllc.com

 

Date:   April 22, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.tedxgulllake.com/index.php
Location:   Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Email:   info@tedxgulllake.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Early Bird Tickets available November 24 - December 24, 2016.
$65 per ticket
$80 per ticket and a t-shirt package
$70 per ticket after December 24th
Apr 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 22, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Apr 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   April 23, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Apr 24   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   April 24, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Apr 24   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   April 24, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Apr 24 - Oct 09   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   April 24, 2017 - October 9, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Apr 24   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   April 24, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for more details.
Apr 24   Preparation for Birth and Parenting
If you are having a child for the first time, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, fears, and just not knowing what to expect. Many new parents find that birthing classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how to tell when you are in labor, stages of labor, comfort techniques for labor, the role of the labor support person, use and choice of medications and medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborn characteristics, newborn care, and postpartum. The class includes a tour of the Family Birthplace. Best taken in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy.

 
Date:   April 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St, Joseph's Health Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Monday Sessions (4 week class. Big League Dads is included) 
April 3 thru April 24,
6-8:30 pm


 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 26   BAY Rally #67
BAY Rally is geared towards Jr and Sr High students. We have live music, a speaker, and interactive videos.
Date:   April 26, 2017
Time:   06:45 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdyfc.com
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dale Kuglin or Samantha Loberg, 218-825-9149
Email:   dale@brainerdyfc.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:45 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free-will offering
Apr 26   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   April 26, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 27   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Apr 28   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   April 28, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Apr 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   April 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Apr 28   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

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


                                

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

Visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.

 

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

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

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

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

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

At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served.  You are encouraged to come early to claim your choice of seats.  GRASSROOTS welcome your nonperishable food or cash donations to a local food shelf.
Apr 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   April 29, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 02   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   May 2, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
May 03   Wednesday Night Drag Racing at BIR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you’d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here’s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies.

BIR opens the track to anyone with a helmet (Snell 2005 or newer), a valid drivers license and a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle. The gates open at 4 p.m. You can make as many runs as possible until the track closes at dusk. During that time, you get to use the starting line tree, the scoreboard and the burn-out box, just like the pros do. We even have an announcer calling the action over the PA system.

In addition to drag racing, the Wednesday Night Street Drags give drivers a chance to try autocross and drifting. Autocross is a timed competition where cars maneuver individually through a course. It’s more about car control than speed and horsepower. Drifting is similar, but the car maneuvers through the course in controlled skids. It’s as much fun to watch as it is to participate. Below is a schedule of when autocross and drifting are offered.

The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style was created as a safe alternative to street racing. BIR offers racers a safe, controlled environment to race, where professional track operators and rescue personnel oversee the racing and ensure that the racers are still able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing against their buddies. BIR is committed to the highest standards of safety.

Date:   May 3, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:   May 3 – With autocross
May 17 – With drifting
May 31 – With autocross
June 14 – With drifting
June 28 – With autocross
July 12 – With drifting
July 26 – With autocross
August 30 – With drifting
September 6 – With autocross
Fees/Admission:   Prices
Participant Entry – $25
Spectator Entry – $5
Note: Cash & checks only.
May 03   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. You can try your hand at autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Nine Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   May 3, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   May 3 - Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and continues until dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
May 03   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 3, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 04   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!
Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to visit with the host enjoy a cup of coffee and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
Meeting locations vary each month.  If you are interested in hosting (10-20 attendees), please call Cindy at the Chamber 218-692-4027.
 
Date:   May 4, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   To be determined
 
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027 or 218-251-6323
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday monthly
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
May 05 - May 07   Bracket Drag Racing Series

Brainerd International Raceway’s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes. Fans can see dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters, all of which are competing for prize money, hardware and all-important series points that go toward series championships at the end of the season.

Bracket Drag Racing Series has a dozen chances for drivers to take home hardware as the series features 12 races on six weekends. On Saturday and Sunday, each class has one round of time trials at the beginning of the day before starting elimination rounds. Class winners will be determined at the end of both days so the intensity will be ratcheted up!

Date:   May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Rd 
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-824-RACE (7223)
Date/Time Details:  

May 5-7, 2017  Drag racing only this weekend.

May 19-21, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

June 9-11, 2017 Triple Event Weekend with CRA Superbike Racing and IWA Watercross

July 7-9, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

July 21-23, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017  Grand finale of the Bracket Drag Racing Series with championships on the line. The World Racing League is on the road course for endurance racing.

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

May 05   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

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

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   May 5, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 06 - May 07   Cuyuna Agate & Mineral Show
Agates, Minerals, Fossils, Gems & Jewelry, Silent Auctions, Exhibits, Kids' Corner, Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Concessions.
Date:   May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Website:   http://www.cuyunarockclub.org
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 Southeast 13th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Ed Opatz, (320) 2501363
Email:   opatz1@att.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 6, 2016
9 am - 5 pm

Sunday May 7, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
May 06 - May 07   Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society Rock Show
The Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society will be host to the 77th annual Midwest Federation Convention this year!

What You Can Expect
:
Vendors
Crafts
Jewelry
Art
Exhibits
Displays
Flint Knapping Demonstrations
Kids Corner Activities
Door Prizes
Rock Cutting
The Wizard of Rocks
Free Prizes for Kids
Rocks, Minerals and Crystals
Silent Auctions- hourly all day
Concessions outside
Date:   May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Website:   http://www.cuyunarockclub.org/show.html
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
Curling Club Building
2000 SE 13th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Sharon Smith, 218-829-4992 Ed Opatz, 320-250-1363
Email:   sharon@agatesrock.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 6, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, May 7, 10 am - 4pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 for adult admission 16 and over.
May 06   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 6, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 08   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   May 8, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
May 08   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   May 8, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
May 09   Breakfast with Lillie
Stop in for a Complimentary Coffee and Baked Goodie!
Hosted by: Lillie Resch, Financial Advisor with Stroot, Schumer & Associates
A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Date:   May 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lillie.x.resch/myteam/
Location:   Latte' da Coffee & Gifts
31039 County Road 112
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Lillie Resch 218-454-3024
Date/Time Details:   Second Tuesday of the month
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 09   Blue Ox Success Series: May 9, 2017

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

About This Session:

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

About The Speaker:
 

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


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


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


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

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



 

Date:   May 9, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   CTC Room
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Admin Office
224 W. Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911
Email:   jenna@pequotlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 - Non-Chamber Member
$40.00 - Chamber Member
Coffee & Breakfast Treats provided
May 09   Business After Hours - Party Time Rental

Join Party Time Rental as they host at Business After Hours on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at their location north of  Brainerd on Hwy 371.

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

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

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

 
Date:   May 10, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 11   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date:   May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/cra-superbike-racing/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd.
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-82407223
Date/Time Details:  

May 12-14, 2017 - Superbikes only on BIR’s 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course

June 9-11, 2017 – Triple Event Weekend with IWA Watercross and the Bracket Drag Racing Series

July 21-23, 2017 – Superbikes only on BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course

Aug. 25-27, 2017 – Dual Event with the Minnesota Street Rod Association

Sept. 22-24, 2017 – Dual event with IWA Watercross - snowmobiles on open water. CRA will be on the 3.1-mile Competition Road Course.

 

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 includes tax

May 12   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 12, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 12, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 12   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   May 12, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 13   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
May 13   Spring Arts and Craft Festival
150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! Sponsored by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education, 218-454-6926.
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://isd181.org
Location:   Brainerd Senior High School
702 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Mary T. Miller, 218-454-6926
Email:   mary.miller@isd181.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
May 13   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 13, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 14   Lakes Area Music Festival Schubert's Cello Quintet
The winter series comes to a close with one of the most  beloved monuments of the chamber music repertoire performed by some of your favorite LAMF musicians.
Date:   May 14, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org/2016-2017-winter-series/
Location:  
Lutheran Church of the Cross
5064 Co Rd 13
Nisswa, MN 56468
Contact:   Scott Lykins, (585) 355-6868
Email:   scott@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   May 14, 2017
7-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend. Donations accepted.
May 17   Wednesday Night Drag Racing at BIR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you’d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here’s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies.

BIR opens the track to anyone with a helmet (Snell 2005 or newer), a valid drivers license and a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle. The gates open at 4 p.m. You can make as many runs as possible until the track closes at dusk. During that time, you get to use the starting line tree, the scoreboard and the burn-out box, just like the pros do. We even have an announcer calling the action over the PA system.

In addition to drag racing, the Wednesday Night Street Drags give drivers a chance to try autocross and drifting. Autocross is a timed competition where cars maneuver individually through a course. It’s more about car control than speed and horsepower. Drifting is similar, but the car maneuvers through the course in controlled skids. It’s as much fun to watch as it is to participate. Below is a schedule of when autocross and drifting are offered.

The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style was created as a safe alternative to street racing. BIR offers racers a safe, controlled environment to race, where professional track operators and rescue personnel oversee the racing and ensure that the racers are still able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing against their buddies. BIR is committed to the highest standards of safety.

Date:   May 17, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:   May 3 – With autocross
May 17 – With drifting
May 31 – With autocross
June 14 – With drifting
June 28 – With autocross
July 12 – With drifting
July 26 – With autocross
August 30 – With drifting
September 6 – With autocross
Fees/Admission:   Prices
Participant Entry – $25
Spectator Entry – $5
Note: Cash & checks only.
May 17   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 17, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 18   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   May 18, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
May 19 - May 21   Bracket Drag Racing Series

Brainerd International Raceway’s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes. Fans can see dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters, all of which are competing for prize money, hardware and all-important series points that go toward series championships at the end of the season.

Bracket Drag Racing Series has a dozen chances for drivers to take home hardware as the series features 12 races on six weekends. On Saturday and Sunday, each class has one round of time trials at the beginning of the day before starting elimination rounds. Class winners will be determined at the end of both days so the intensity will be ratcheted up!

Date:   May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Rd 
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-824-RACE (7223)
Date/Time Details:  

May 5-7, 2017  Drag racing only this weekend.

May 19-21, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

June 9-11, 2017 Triple Event Weekend with CRA Superbike Racing and IWA Watercross

July 7-9, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

July 21-23, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017  Grand finale of the Bracket Drag Racing Series with championships on the line. The World Racing League is on the road course for endurance racing.

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

May 19   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

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

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   May 19, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 20   Walk to Cure Arthritis
Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that rallies communities and raises funds to conquer arthritis once and for all. Join us for the Walk to Cure Arthritis and say Yes to helping create a world where people don’t have to struggle to button their shirt, tie their shoe, pick up their child or grandchild or play with their friends. As Champions of Yes, it’s up to us to make sure that people with arthritis have life changing resources and information to manage their disease, access to the critical medications they need to live full, healthy lives and to accelerate the path to better treatments and a cure through cutting-edge research.
Date:   May 20, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.walktocurearthritis.org/northernlakes
Location:   Paul Bunyan Trailhead 14250 Conservation Drive Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brekka Nessler
Email:   bnessler@arthritis.org
Date/Time Details:   05/20/2017 9AM
Fees/Admission:   Free-donations welcome
May 20   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 20, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 22   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   May 22, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
May 22   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   May 22, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   May 22
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Contact us for more details.
 
May 24 - May 28   Street Car Showdown at BIR

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muscle Car Series Schedule

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

 

Harvey West Classic Schedule

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

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

 

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate

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

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

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

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

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

May 24 - May 26   SCCA Competition Racing License School
Complete this three-day school and you'll receive a full SCCA Regional Level Competition Racing License. This license allows you to enter any Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) regional or Vintage Racing event. The school combines classroom instruction with on-track driving. Sign up today!
 
Date:   May 24, 2017 - May 26, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   May 24-26
Classes start at 8 a.m. daily. Limited availability.
Fees/Admission:   Contact the track for details.
May 24   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 24, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 25   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

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

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
May 26   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   May 26, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
May 26 - May 28   9th Annual Street Car Showdown
Brainerd International Raceway's 2017 Muscle Car Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the 9th Annual Street Car Showdown, a display of raw speed and power on the quarter-mile drag strip. The Showdown is the first race in the three-race series, featuring seven Heads-Up Classes, with cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. They have the kind of horsepower that yanks their front end off the ground when they launch from the starting line. The event also includes the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. It features great wheel-to-wheel racing action. Two exciting events for the price of a single ticket! Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping.
 
Date:   May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   May 26-28
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
May 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   May 26, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
May 26   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

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

All Aboard JUNKers!

The Northern Pacific Event Center Campus will soon be filled with Antique Vendors from across the Nation. They will be making a stop with a huge selection of treasured vintage finds at the natural stone depot built in the early 1900’s. Everything you could dream of finding will be displayed for this incredible weekend event! Whether your style is rustic, shabby, farmhouse, chic, industrial or you are just looking for junk gems…You won’t want to miss this TRAIN!
Date:   May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Website:   http://theoldedepotjunktion.com/
Location:   Northern Pacific Event Space
1511 Northern Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   PJ Overvold, 218-340-6172 Brad Johnson, 612-328-0031 Amy Johnson, 612-363-3204
Date/Time Details:   May 27, 2017   10 am - 5 pm
May 28, 2017   10 am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   $8 per day. General admission at the door. Cash & check. Children under 11 get in free.
May 27   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   May 27, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
May 28   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   May 28, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
May 31   Wednesday Night Drag Racing at BIR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you’d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here’s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies.

BIR opens the track to anyone with a helmet (Snell 2005 or newer), a valid drivers license and a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle. The gates open at 4 p.m. You can make as many runs as possible until the track closes at dusk. During that time, you get to use the starting line tree, the scoreboard and the burn-out box, just like the pros do. We even have an announcer calling the action over the PA system.

In addition to drag racing, the Wednesday Night Street Drags give drivers a chance to try autocross and drifting. Autocross is a timed competition where cars maneuver individually through a course. It’s more about car control than speed and horsepower. Drifting is similar, but the car maneuvers through the course in controlled skids. It’s as much fun to watch as it is to participate. Below is a schedule of when autocross and drifting are offered.

The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style was created as a safe alternative to street racing. BIR offers racers a safe, controlled environment to race, where professional track operators and rescue personnel oversee the racing and ensure that the racers are still able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing against their buddies. BIR is committed to the highest standards of safety.

Date:   May 31, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:   May 3 – With autocross
May 17 – With drifting
May 31 – With autocross
June 14 – With drifting
June 28 – With autocross
July 12 – With drifting
July 26 – With autocross
August 30 – With drifting
September 6 – With autocross
Fees/Admission:   Prices
Participant Entry – $25
Spectator Entry – $5
Note: Cash & checks only.
May 31   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. You can try your hand at autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Nine Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   May 31, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   May 31
Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
 
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
May 31   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   May 31, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 01   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!
Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to visit with the host enjoy a cup of coffee and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
Meeting locations vary each month.  If you are interested in hosting (10-20 attendees), please call Cindy at the Chamber 218-692-4027.
 
Date:   June 1, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   To be determined
 
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027 or 218-251-6323
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday monthly
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
Jun 02   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

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

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   June 2, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 3, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 05   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   June 5, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Jun 05   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   June 5, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 5 - 8 a.m.-5 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Contact us for details.
Jun 06   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   June 6, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Jun 07   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 7, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 08   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 8, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Jun 08   2nd Thursday Happy Hour for a Cause at Prairie Bay

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

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

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

Brainerd International Raceway’s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes. Fans can see dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters, all of which are competing for prize money, hardware and all-important series points that go toward series championships at the end of the season.

Bracket Drag Racing Series has a dozen chances for drivers to take home hardware as the series features 12 races on six weekends. On Saturday and Sunday, each class has one round of time trials at the beginning of the day before starting elimination rounds. Class winners will be determined at the end of both days so the intensity will be ratcheted up!

Date:   June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Rd 
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-824-RACE (7223)
Date/Time Details:  

May 5-7, 2017  Drag racing only this weekend.

May 19-21, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

June 9-11, 2017 Triple Event Weekend with CRA Superbike Racing and IWA Watercross

July 7-9, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

July 21-23, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017  Grand finale of the Bracket Drag Racing Series with championships on the line. The World Racing League is on the road course for endurance racing.

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

Jun 09   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 9, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 09 - Jun 11   Wet & Wild Weekend
It’s Brainerd International Raceway’s annual Wet & Wild Weekend, featuring drag racing, Superbike racing and snowmobiles racing on open water! The International Watercross Association is on Lake BIR for drag racing and oval racing, where snowmobiles defy gravity by skipping across the water. Meanwhile, Central Roadracing Association brings exciting Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, and the drag strip is busy with the third weekend of the Bracket Drag Racing Series. Something for everyone! Three great racing events for one ticket! On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 9-11
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are free.
Jun 09   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 9, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 09   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 - 11:45 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date:   June 13, 2017
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Lakeshore Conservation Club
9911 County Rd 77
Nisswa, MN 56468
 
Contact:   Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 13, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Jun 14   Wednesday Night Drag Racing at BIR

If you've ever wondered what it's like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you'd like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here's your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies.

BIR opens the track to anyone with a helmet (Snell 2005 or newer), a valid drivers license and a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle. The gates open at 4 p.m. You can make as many runs as possible until the track closes at dusk. During that time, you get to use the starting line tree, the scoreboard and the burn-out box, just like the pros do. We even have an announcer calling the action over the PA system.

In addition to drag racing, the Wednesday Night Street Drags give drivers a chance to try autocross and drifting. Autocross is a timed competition where cars maneuver individually through a course. It?s more about car control than speed and horsepower. Drifting is similar, but the car maneuvers through the course in controlled skids. It?s as much fun to watch as it is to participate. Below is a schedule of when autocross and drifting are offered.

The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style was created as a safe alternative to street racing. BIR offers racers a safe, controlled environment to race, where professional track operators and rescue personnel oversee the racing and ensure that the racers are still able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing against their buddies. BIR is committed to the highest standards of safety.

Date:   June 14, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:   May 3 - With autocross
May 17 - With drifting
May 31 - With autocross
June 14 - With drifting
June 28 - With autocross
July 12 - With drifting
July 26 - With autocross
August 30 - With drifting
September 6 - With autocross
Fees/Admission:   Prices
Participant Entry - $25
Spectator Entry - $5
Note: Cash & checks only.
Jun 14   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   June 14, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Jun 14   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. You can try your hand at drifting as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Nine Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
 
Date:   June 14, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 14
Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
 
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jun 14   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 14, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 15   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   June 15, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jun 15   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   June 15, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Jun 16   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 16, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 16 - Jun 18   MAP Proving Grounds
Import cars and sport compacts invade BIR for a weekend of drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping, car shows and much more, sponsored by Modern Automotive Performance. Don't miss this one! On-site camping available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Every ticket includes a pit pass.
 
Date:   June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 16-18
Events start at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are free.
Jun 16   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 16, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 16   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

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

Free kayak classes 10:30 to 12:00 at the Army Corp Campground beach.  Life jackets provided. No need to register, just show up. All ages welcomed. For more information call Jim 612-581-2144 @ Wind, Water & Wheels.


 
Date:   June 17, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Cross Lake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Jim 612-581-2144
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 8/5, 8/19 & 9/2
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 17   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 17, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 19   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   June 19, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Jun 19   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
 
Date:   June 19, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 19
Class starts at 8 a.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Contact us for details.
Jun 20   StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
Date:   June 20, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 20, starts at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Contact us for pricing.
Jun 20   2017 10th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling
Take aim at the 10th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 20 and join other Chamber members for this networking opportunity at Hunts Point Gun Club south of Pequot Lakes.
 

NETWORK

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



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

 


PARTICIPANTS WILL ENJOY

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

 

 



    
Date:   June 20, 2017
Time:   12:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:  
Hunts Point Gun Club
2142 76th Street SW
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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

Cost:
$60 Individual Registration*
$225 Team Registration*
 
*Bring your own shotgun and anticipate shooting up to 100 shells.
(Rental guns are available with advance request.)
Jun 21   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 21, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 22   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   June 22, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Colleen Dols 822-7107
Email:   cdols@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

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

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
$25 Suggested Voluntary Contribution
Jun 22   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   June 22, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jun 22   Little Miss & Mr. Pageant
Little Miss & Mr. Pageant 
For kids 4 - 8 years old - Prizes for everyone. 
Little Miss and  Mr. ride in the 4th of July Parade
Date:   June 22, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdcommunityaction.org/
Location:   Westgate Mall
Contact:   Holly Holm, Executive Director, Brainerd Community Action
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   June 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Jun 23   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

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

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   June 23, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 24   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   June 24, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jun 24   Mrs. Brainerd/Baxter United States Pageant
Mrs. Brainerd/Baxter United States Pageant
Date:   June 24, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdcommunityaction.org/
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Contact:   Holly Holm, Executive Director, Brainerd Community Action
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   June 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Jun 25   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   June 25, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Jun 28   Wednesday Night Drag Racing at BIR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you’d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here’s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies.

BIR opens the track to anyone with a helmet (Snell 2005 or newer), a valid drivers license and a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle. The gates open at 4 p.m. You can make as many runs as possible until the track closes at dusk. During that time, you get to use the starting line tree, the scoreboard and the burn-out box, just like the pros do. We even have an announcer calling the action over the PA system.

In addition to drag racing, the Wednesday Night Street Drags give drivers a chance to try autocross and drifting. Autocross is a timed competition where cars maneuver individually through a course. It’s more about car control than speed and horsepower. Drifting is similar, but the car maneuvers through the course in controlled skids. It’s as much fun to watch as it is to participate. Below is a schedule of when autocross and drifting are offered.

The Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style was created as a safe alternative to street racing. BIR offers racers a safe, controlled environment to race, where professional track operators and rescue personnel oversee the racing and ensure that the racers are still able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing against their buddies. BIR is committed to the highest standards of safety.

Date:   June 28, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/wednesday-night-drags/
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401

 
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:   May 3 – With autocross
May 17 – With drifting
May 31 – With autocross
June 14 – With drifting
June 28 – With autocross
July 12 – With drifting
July 26 – With autocross
August 30 – With drifting
September 6 – With autocross
Fees/Admission:   Prices
Participant Entry – $25
Spectator Entry – $5
Note: Cash & checks only.
Jun 28   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. You can try your hand at autocross as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Nine Wednesdays are on the schedule this year. $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Date:   June 28, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Jun 28 - Jul 01   On Golden Pond
This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the Forty-eighth year. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiance, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as, Norman revels in taking him fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness-and slang-in return.

Auditions: May 5 at 7 p.m.; May 6 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Callback at 3 p.m.
Date:   June 28, 2017 - July 1, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://chamber.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/stage-north-theatre-company-11677
Location:   Stage North Theatre Company, Inc.
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Call to reserve your season tickets 218-232-6810
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday - Saturday, June 28 - July 1, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Season Tickets Only:
Adult $25.00
Child $12.50
Jun 28   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   June 28, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 29   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   June 29, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jun 29   Camp Confidence - Right Friends Picnic
Camp Confidence - Right Friends Picnic
A picnic to help celebrate the contribution of people with disability in our community. Sponsored by the Jack Mahaffey family.
Date:   June 29, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdcommunityaction.org/
Location:   Camp Confidence
Contact:   Holly Holm, Executive Director, Brainerd Community Action
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   June 29, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 30 - Jul 02   Brainerd International Raceway - PLEASURELAND RV & GO
A Fourth of July tradition, Show & Go features Muscle Car Series drag racing, NASA road racing and event's finale: Trans Am Series racing. Fireworks, live music, classic car show, on-site camping.
Date:   June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   June 30th - July 2nd 2017
An all day event
Fees/Admission:   Free to Attend
Jun 30   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   June 30, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jun 30 - Jul 02   31st Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go
The 31st Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go is a great Fourth of July tradition, offering fans a chance to see ridiculous head-to-head drag racing action as well as wide-open wheel-to-wheel racing on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. The event’s finale is the 100-mile, 40-lap Trans Am Series race Sunday. On the drag strip, the second race in the three-race Muscle Car Series features cars that can run over 200 mph! NASA road racing will be on the road course all weekend as well. The event includes a classic car show, fireworks and live music. Three great racing events for the price of a single ticket! On-site camping and RV sites available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   June 30-July 2
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Jun 30   The Bodyworks- SHOW N' SHINE
Cars, Music, and food
Date:   June 30, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:   The Bodyworks
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Community Action
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.com
Date/Time Details:   June 30, 2017
5 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to Attend
Jun 30   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   June 30, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jun 30   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   June 30, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 01   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 1, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 02   Gregory Park - ARTS IN THE PARK
Arts In The Park is widely known and respected as one of central Minnesota's finest arts presentations. Artists are individually juried into Arts In The Park to ensure the highest possible quality of wares. Guests and artists alike will find some new art elements, as well as some old favorites.  Whether it is a favorite artist, entertainer or even your favorite snack offered by our food vendors, Arts In The Park has something for everyone.
Date:   July 2, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Gregory Park
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   July 2, 2017
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to Attend
Jul 03 - Jul 04   2017 Stars & Stripes Days
Fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with all sorts of activities July 3 and 4 in Pequot Lakes. This two-day event is loaded with family-friendly events!

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


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

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, 2017 - July 4, 2017
Location:  

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

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

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

Fees/Admission:  

Free

 

Jul 04   4th of July THE AMERICAN CELEBRATION
12 p.m. - Free corn on the cob
4 p.m. - Parade
6:30 p.m. - Don Adamson Field - Entertainment by The Dweebs
10 p.m. - Presentation of the flag/National Anthem
10:15 p.m - Don Adamson Field - Fireworks - tune in to B93.3 to watch the fireworks synchronized with music!
Date:   July 4, 2017
Location:   Downtown Brainerd area
Adamson Field
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   An all day even starting with free corn on the cob at 12 p.m. and ending with fireworks at 10:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to Attend
Jul 04   Caregiver Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Starting November 1, a Caregiver Support Group will begin at Crosslake Lutheran Church. This will feature a facilitator trained through the Alzheimers Association and geared toward families who have loved ones that experience memory loss.  Open to the community and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30am will include speakers on a variety of topics related to memory loss.
Date:   July 4, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Julie Florell, 320-241-9560
Email:   jflorell@stcroixhospice.com
Date/Time Details:   First Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Jul 05   Mom's Morning Out
Moms, bring your babies and come enjoy a morning out! Come join us to learn about the changes that occur in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth, ask questions and meet other new moms in your community.
Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 am

 
Date:   July 5, 2017
Time:   10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http:// EssentiaHealth.org/MatchOB
Location:   Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N. Third Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-7414
Date/Time Details:   Every Wednesday morning
10-11:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 06   Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Business owners, managers and key staff are invited to join us for an Explore Crosslake Business meeting.  Chamber facilitated, this meeting will provide information about upcoming events, we'll learn more about new Crosslake businesses and you'll hear ways that you can get involved to promote your business!
Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to visit with the host enjoy a cup of coffee and network with others.  The meeting will take place from 8 - 9 a.m. 
Meeting locations vary each month.  If you are interested in hosting (10-20 attendees), please call Cindy at the Chamber 218-692-4027.
 
Date:   July 6, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:   To be determined
 
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber Director 218-692-4027 or 218-251-6323
Email:   cindy@crosslake.com
Date/Time Details:   First Thursday monthly
7:30 a.m. - meet & network
8 - 9 a.m. meeting
Jul 06   2017 Market in the Park


Each Thursday in the summer, we create a Crafters Village along the Paul Bunyan Trail.  We transform the area into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats.

2017 Crafter's Application and ST19
Date:   July 6, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/brainerd-lakes-chamber/chamber-programs-services-committees/vendor-information/
Location:   Trailside Park, Hwy 371
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Pequot Lakes Chamber Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   cmercernelson@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   This event will run June 15 through August 17, 2017.
Thursdays only
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
Jul 07 - Jul 09   Bracket Drag Racing Series

Brainerd International Raceway’s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes. Fans can see dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters, all of which are competing for prize money, hardware and all-important series points that go toward series championships at the end of the season.

Bracket Drag Racing Series has a dozen chances for drivers to take home hardware as the series features 12 races on six weekends. On Saturday and Sunday, each class has one round of time trials at the beginning of the day before starting elimination rounds. Class winners will be determined at the end of both days so the intensity will be ratcheted up!

Date:   July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com/bracket-drag-racing-series/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Rd 
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-824-RACE (7223)
Date/Time Details:  

May 5-7, 2017  Drag racing only this weekend.

May 19-21, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

June 9-11, 2017 Triple Event Weekend with CRA Superbike Racing and IWA Watercross

July 7-9, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

July 21-23, 2017 Drag racing only this weekend.

Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017  Grand finale of the Bracket Drag Racing Series with championships on the line. The World Racing League is on the road course for endurance racing.

Fees/Admission:  

General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
Thurs-Sun $55
Fri-Sun $45
Sat-Sun $35
Single Day $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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

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

Condos
Cost per night: $187.91 which includes tax

Jul 07   Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

Paul Bunyan Toastmasters 
Growing to meet the needs of busy people

You'll learn:
  • How to write and deliver a great speech
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to make good decisions "on your feet"
  • How to be a leader
  • How to give an accept evaluation
Working the Toastmasters program builds confidence along with communication and leadership skills.
  • You can start any time
  • Just show up. This is your invitation
  • Dues are under $100 a year
  • You'll meet some very friendly and supportive people
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to dvelope communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
 
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://toastmasters.org
Location:   Sawmill Inn
601 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Dan Hegstad
Email:   dan@danhegstad.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday Morning
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Under $100 per year
Jul 07 - Jul 09   Bracket Drag Racing Series & Road Closed
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. This is the fourth of six weekend races, featuring 250+ drivers competing in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. Friday is a Test & Tune Day, with time trials and elimination's both Saturday and Sunday. Winners are crowned both days. The pits are always open. Road Closed Productions will be on the road course Saturday and Sunday, hosting a motorcycle track day for riders to polish their riding skills. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 7-9
Racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Jul 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Jul 07   Gull Dam Game Night - Cards Against Humanity - Every 2nd & 4th Friday.
New in 2017 at the Gull Dam Brewing Taproom: Our Head Brewer hosts two rounds of Cards Against Humanity! This is a regular event on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Players get $3 pints, and winners get a free growler!

Unlike most of the party games you've played beforeCards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. ATTN: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY CAN CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. CUSTOMER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Date:   July 7, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.GullDamBrewing.com
Location:   Gull Dam Brewing
23836 Smiley Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Andre', (480) 289-1313
Email:   Andre@gulldambrewing.com
Date/Time Details:   The 2nd & 4th Friday each month.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jul 08   Forestview Middle School - SUSAN G. KOMEN BRAINERD LAKES RACE FOR THE CURE
Participants may choose to run in the 5K, walk a 5K or walk a 1 mile course with commemorative T-shirts to all, along with eligibility for door prizes.
Date:   July 8, 2017
Location:   Forestview Middle School   
Email:   holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org
Date/Time Details:   The event will begin at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to Attend
Jul 08   Pancake Breakfast at Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
Pelican Lakes Conservation Club welcomes everyone to a....
Pancake Breakfast!
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast including:
    -Pancakes
    -Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese
    -Sausage
    -Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    -Orange Juice
    -Coffee
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://plccmn.org/
Location:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club
8922 Thrane Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Contact:   Pelican Lakes Conservation Club, (218) 562-5670
Email:   Info@plcmn.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Saturday of Every Month
7 - 11a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $7 ages 6 and older
free for children 5 and younger
Jul 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   July 8, 2017
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 10   BIR Performance Driving School

A driving experience you’ll never forget!

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School.

Shift from racing fan to real race car driver in just one day. Our experienced driving instructors, some of whom have raced professionally, will teach you the finer points of performance driving and how to get the most of you and your car on a race track. You start with classroom instruction and then you hit the track to put your new knowledge to the test. Drive your own car or use one of the school’s purpose-built race cars. Mastering a well-tuned machine on a real race track changes your perception of driving.

For more than 20 years, the BIR Performance Driving School has delivered the only experience of its kind in the Midwest. Register to race this season or purchase gift cards that are good for all events and merchandise at the track. The school has 12 dates on the 2017 schedule. Click here to visit the school’s website for more details. Below are the school dates followed by more opportunities through the BIR Performance Driving School.

April 24 – Both tracks                                                        July 24 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
May 8 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                       Aug. 7 – 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course
May 22 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Aug. 28 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course
June 5 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                     Sept. 11 – Both tracks
June 19 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                    Sept. 25 – Both tracks
July 10 – 2.5-mile Competition Road Course                      Oct. 9 – Both tracks

Date:   July 10, 2017
Website:   http://www.birperformance.com/
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 297-0996
Date/Time Details:  

April 24, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 22, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 24, 2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Sept 11,2 017
Sept 25, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

Fees/Admission:   check website for fees  http://www.birperformance.com/
Jul 10   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   July 10, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   tickets@brainerdraceway.com
Date/Time Details:   July 10
Starting at 8 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Different packages are available. Call for more details.
Jul 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   July 10, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Jul 11 - Jul 12   2017 Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes
Come and celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes July 11-12, 2017! The huge cast iron kettles of beans are buried on Tuesday, July 11 so they can cook overnight and be served free of charge on Wednesday, July 12 at noon.

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

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


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

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

​Paddle Hunt Clues:

 
Date:   July 11, 2017 - July 12, 2017
Location:   Trailside Park on Hwy 371 and CR 11
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911