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Emily Food Shelf Coats for Children
The Emily Food Shelf has coats for children. These coats have been donated by the Knights of Columbus. The coats come in all sizes and colors and are new. These coats are available at no charge, in limited quantities, to anyone who needs a coat. Stop in at the Food Shelf during food shelf hours or call 218-763-3663.

Second Wednesdays: Quilting Opportunity
The Knotty Ladies Quilters of Our Savior’s would like to invite women in the community to join us to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief and others in need. No quilting experience is needed. Come learn how to quilt with mini quilt lessons at each meeting and help complete quilts. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall. Hope to see you starting in September! Please contact us with any questions you may have at 218-792-5346. If no answer, please leave a message for Shirley S.

Saturdays: Emily Community Market
Emily Wesleyan Church will be hosting the Emily Community Market every Saturday morning, 9 am - noon, beginning Saturday July 23. Emily Wesleyan Church is located at 40141 State Highway 6, Emily MN. The community market will offer garden fresh produce, handmade crafts and specialty items. For questions, or to be a vendor call 303-815-5887.

GriefShare Wednesdays October-November
GriefShare is a weekly support group for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. You are welcome to attend anytime during the 9- week cycle. Each session is self-contained, so you don’t have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you come.

Griefshare will be Wednesdays thru Nov. 30th at the Crosslake Log Church, 37218 County Rd 66 Crosslake, MN 56442. We meet from 6:00- 7:30 weekly.

Contact Wendy or Tom Canon at 765-993-3518 or 765-977-6675 for more information.

Care-n-Share pick-up meals

The Care-N-Share free weekly pick-up meal program is scheduled to continue through spring 2022 at which time the Board will again review opening to in-house meals. The need for additional volunteers to package the free pick-up meals is an ongoing need.

Call 952-240-7936 to reserve your free meals for pick-up between 1:00 & 2:30 PM at Emily Wesleyan Church on Wednesday. Your name can also be added to a distribution list for routinely receiving free meals every Wednesday.

Emily Food Shelf NEW HOURS
The Emily Food Shelf has added an extra day to serve those in need.The Food Shelf will now be open the First Tuesday of the month beginning on September 6th, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.the Food Shelf will continue to be open on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the following Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Call the Emily Food Shelf at 218-763-3663 for further information and emergency assistance. Financial contributions s/b sent to our mailing address: PO BOX 93, EMILY MN 56447 We sincerely thank all of you who continue to support the food shelf and the local communities we serve: Emily, Fifty Lakes, Outing, Fairfield, Little Pine, Ross Lake, Perry Lake.

Free Online Mental Health Peer Support Groups for Individuals and Families
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors a variety of online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, their families, friends, spouses/partners, as well as parents of children and teens. Led by trained peer facilitators the support groups help individuals and families learn coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. When joining an online group, please add only your first name. Also, the groups are specifically for those individuals suggested by the group’s title. For example, Family Support Group is only for family members and NAMI Connection is only for those who live with a mental illness and are over 18 years old, etc. Find a complete listing of group meetings and how to join in by going to namimn.org and clicking on “Support Groups” or go straight to https://namimn.org/support/namiminnesota-support-groups/.

Cuyuna Iron Range Riders
We are a family style ATV club located in the Crosby /Ironton area. We are dedicated to responsible riding for all ages, youth safety training and trail ambassadorship. We plan activities centered around riding in Minnesota’s great outdoors.

The Cuyuna Iron Range Riders club has been activity in the Cuyuna Range community since 2004. We volunteer our time to host youth safety training and trail ambassadorship. We are actively pursuing grant in aid trails in Crow Wing County. The club offers memberships to anyone interested in trail riding and exploring nature. For more information, go online to www.cuyunaironrangeriders.com or contact  club President Russ Heittola at 825-0441 or email heittola@brainerd.net and visit us on Facebook.

Crosslake Food Shelf
The Crosslake Food Shelf is open the first and third Fridays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. It is located at 34212 County Highway 3 in Crosslake, MN. If you have any questions or need emergency assistance, you may call:
Doris Mezzenga 218-692-1004
Fred Walch 218-270-0646
Nancy Rudberg 218-692-2309

Monetary donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 253, Crosslake, MN 56442

Outing Volunteer Library
The Outing Library Story Time will kick off Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28th at 10:30 am. The program runs through September 3rd

Outing Volunteer Library hours:
Mon.10-12, Wed. 1-4,Sat. 10-1

The Outing Volunteer Library is located at: 6300 Woods Bay Dr NE, Outing, MN 56662

Emily Public Library
The City of Emily Public Library in Emily City Hall is now open. Hours are Mon-Wed 8 -4:00, Thur & Fri 8-11:30.

The option to request materials remains for in-house pickup. To request items or for more info log on the city website at www.cityofemily.com and select the library tab.

Lakes Area Food Shelf Now Open an Additional Day Wed. from 3-6 p.m.
Lakes Area Food Shelf is a community food shelf, open to any person from anywhere. To better serve our friends and neighbors, we are now open every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m., as of January 5. These new hours are in addition to our regular hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to Noon.

We have an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs and butter, a wide assortment of meats, bread, canned goods, baking supplies, and toiletries.

Our core values include:
• All are welcome at Lakes Area Food Shelf.
• We will help any person, from anywhere, needing food.
• We value all who use our services as friends, neighbors, and members of our community.
• We will serve all with compassion, dignity, and respect.
• We will do all we can to help friends and neighbors address barriers that prevent them from receiving food assistance through Lakes Area Food Shelf.

Physical address: 28316 Patriot Ave., Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Mailing address: PO Box 724, Nisswa, MN 56468

Phone number: 218-568-8474

Email address: lafs1@tds.net

Web Site/Facebook: lakesareafoodshelf.org

Laker Lions News
Mobility Equipment available for use
The Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions has mobility equipment for you to use. These articles include: Wheel Chairs, Walkers, Crutches, etc. Please contact Larry @ 218-763-5022 or Kathy @ 218-821-4668. Please call us—We are here to serve our communities.

Lakers Lions accepting recycled item donations
The Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions are collecting used eye glasses to be recycled for foreign mission projects, used hearing aids to be recycled for our Hearing Foundation Projects, used cell phones to go to battered woman’s shelters, and used ink cartridges to be recycled for Pediatric cancer patients. If you have any of these items you would like to donate to the cause, please deposit these items in our donation boxes at these locations: Outing—Village Inn and Outing Station. Emily—Pine River State Bank, Ace Hardware, Kut & Kurl, Granny’s Bar and Grill, and the Emily Wesleyan Church

We and you Serve!!

Donate your used eyeglasses
Crosslake Ideal Lions are collecting used eyeglasses to donate to the visually impaired. Drop off sites are located at Crosslake Drug, Crosslake Community Center, Black Ridge Bank, First National Bank, Crosslake Clinic, Reeds,and Crosslake Lutheran Church.

Pine River-Backus Free Community Meals
The Free Weekly Community Meals initiative in the Pine River and Backus communities began on April 22, 2019. The overarching goal is to connect families with weekly access to restaurant quality food, prepared by area Chefs, and be a catalyst to continue building the solid network of support within our community.

Free Weekly CommUnity Meals are provided every Monday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at the Riverside Church, located at 310 Norway Ave, in Pine River, and every Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm, at the Pine Mountaineer Senior Citizens Club, located at 131 Front Street North, in Backus.

These healthy meals are Chef prepared and open to the public. If you are interested in providing a monetary donation to support the CommUnity Meals they may either be mailed to: CommUnity Meals, P.O. Box 1, Pine River, MN or dropped off in person at the Pine River-Backus Family Center, located at 245 Barclay Avenue, Pine River. Your support and financial contributions to this valuable community resource are both respected and deeply appreciated.

Weekly Crosslake AA Meetings
There are three AA meetings in Crosslake held on different nights and in different locations. Those with a desire to stop drinking are invited to attend one or more of these meetings. They are all nondenominational and held as follows:

Monday Nights from 7-8 p.m. at the Crosslake Lutheran Church; 35960 County Road 66, Crosslake

Tuesday Nights from 7-8 p.m. at the Log Church; 37218 County Road 66, Crosslake

Thursday Nights from 7-8 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 35208 Co. Rd 37, south of Crosslake.

Crosslake Ideal Lions Seek Donations

One of the missions of Lions, worldwide, is in the collection of eyeglasses and hearing aids. If you have any glasses you no longer use, please drop them off at one of our sites where we have collection boxes. The locations are as follows: Crosslake Drug Store, Crosslake Clinic, Crosslake Community Center, Blackridge Bank, First National Bank, and Crosslake Lutheran Church. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Outing Bone Builders

Bone Builders, the strengthening program for men and women to help prevent osteoporosis and rebuild bone density for vaccinated seniors. The hour-long classes, held every Tue & Thurs at the Crooked Lake Town Hall in Outing begin promptly at 9 am. There is no charge to participate. Hand and leg weights are provided in class or bring your own. New to the program? Contact Jack Schuller 218-792-5256 to learn more and find out how to get started. The program is sponsored by the Outing Seniors, serving Outing, Emily, and Fifty Lakes.

Emily Gym Fall Schedule
Exercise to vintage music CD: Mon & Wed 9 -10 am

Ladies Beginner Pickleball: Mon 10 –12 pm & Fri 9 –12 pm

Pickleball: Mon 12 - 3 pm & Wed 1 - 4 pm

Groups may move from indoors to the outdoor Pickleball /Tennis court near the Fire Hall weather permitting.

More options /available open times can be found on the schedule board in the gym as added.

Pre-scheduled activities and public events take precedence. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Dry shoes are required for gym use.

Thursdays: Makers’ Place of Emily
All makers - (artists, crafters, writers, musicians, etc.) are welcome to come to the Emily City Building to meet, share, create, learn and collaborate.

Bring a project you are working on or bring ideas or interest in learning something new. A place to meet and make new friends, work individually or share/learn an art/craft or work together on collaborative ideas.

Meeting time: 6-9 on Thursdays. Alternative day/evening times can be scheduled if there is interest.

For questions or interest contact makersplaceofemily@gmail.com or find the Facebook group by the same name.

First Thursdays: Explore Crosslake Business Meeting
Join us for the monthly Explore Crosslake Business meeting of business owners, managers and key staff. Meet and network with others, learn more about events, activities and organizations in Crosslake, and share information about your business!

The event is Chamber facilitated, and all businesses are invited to attend regardless of Chamber membership. Always the first Thursday monthly beginning at 7:45 for coffee and networking, and the meeting runs from 8 - 9:15 a.m.

Businesses are encouraged to pick a month to host and can plan for 15-25 attendees monthly. Call Cindy at the Chamber if you'd like to host this meeting and highlight your business!

Last Mondays: New Area Mental Health Support Group at CRMC
People who need someone to talk to or listen are welcome to attend a new mental health support group, I.O.U. (Importance of Unimpaired), the last Monday of each month at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

The confidential, non-religious based support group type environment of the gatherings will allow those attending to share, learn, inspire, and more regarding all concerns about mental health. Meetings are held from 2-3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Earl Bedard Board Room on the lower level of the hospital.

“To be unimpaired means to be healthy. If talking, or even listening helps you help your own well-being, please come,” said Facilitator Christina Mullen, a mental health advocate from Crosby. She added that there will be no introductions and no standing in front of a crowd.

Mullen says as the I.O.U. implies, people owe it to themselves to keep their well-being healthy. Mullen’s son Conner was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, high anxiety, and depression. Born May 25, 1995, he died June 2, 2014, as a result of suicide. Mullen said although the group is not a cure-all for what ails individuals, together, those in the group can help those who may be in similar situations to Conner. She encourages attendees to feel free to share their thoughts, insight, inspirational quotes, and other information so that everyone may give hope to those who fear there is none and share knowledge with those in search of it.”

Registration for the support group is not required. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/inhonorofconner

Volunteers Needed for Care ‘N Share Meals
Community Care ‘N Share in Emily (CNS) sends to-go meals to over 100 people in the Crosby area who are seniors, veterans or home-bound people. We also supply another 100 to-go meals closer to Emily, Outing and Fifty Lakes.

We need about 10 volunteers Wednesdays Noon to about 2 pm for a variety of tasks: help prepare and package to-go meals, wash dishes, clean up or help deliver boxes of packages of to-go meals to apartments in Crosby or other surrounding destinations.

Our chef could use 1 or 2 more on Tuesdays from 1 to 3:30 pm to help pre-make some of the menu. If you would like to volunteer, call Lori at 651-246-7292 or LoriNelson@brainerd.net.

If you need a meal, call 952-200-9108. Any amount of financial contributions are needed to help us cover expenses. Care N Share is a 501c(3) charity exempt from federal income tax.

Our kitchen is co-located with the Wesleyan Church in Emily on State Highway 6. Donations can be sent to Care N Share, PO BOX 354 Emily, MN 56447.

We are financially supported in part by Essentia Health St Joseph Foundation; Second Harvest North Central Food Bank; Crow Wing Power Round Up; Hallett Foundation and generous individuals like you.

Free Online Mental Health Resources, for BIPOC communities
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers a variety of free online BIPOC Black, Indigenous, People of Color) resources, community-focused classes, and support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, their families, friends, partners, and parents.

Find a complete listing of classes and resources for Multicultural Communities by going to namimn.org and clicking on the “Education and Public Awareness” tab or going straight to https://namimn.org/education-andpublic-awareness/. It includes resources in Spanish.

The support groups help individuals and families learn coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. They include an African American support group meeting on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, an Asian support group meeting on the first and third Sundays of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, and two general BIPOC support groups on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 AM, and the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Biracial and bicultural people are welcome.

Find a complete listing of our peer-led online connection support groups for people in BIPOC communities who live with mental illness by going to namimn.org and clicking on “Support Groups” or going straight to https://namimn.org/support/namiminnesota-support-groups/ and click on "Online BIPOC Focused Connection Support Groups.”

USDA Accepting Applications to Help Low-Income Individuals and Families Buy or Repair Homes

USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for very low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area.

The Direct Home Loan program offers financing to qualified verylow and low-income applicants that are unable to qualify for traditional financing. No down payment is required, and the interest rate could be as low as one percent with a subsidy. Applicants must meet income and credit guidelines and demonstrate repayment ability. The program is available in rural communities of generally 35,000 people or less.

The maximum loan amount is $40,000 at a one percent interest rate, repayable for a 20-year term and can be used to improve or modernize homes and do essential repairs. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to homeowners 62 and older and must be used to remove health or safety hazards, such as fixing a leaking roof, installing indoor plumbing, or replacing a furnace.

Contact a USDA Rural Development Housing Specialist in your area today, to see if you qualify.

USDA Rural Development loans and grants provide assistance that supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and highspeed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/mn.

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December Events

December 6 & 20 - 21: Lakers Lions to Distribute Gifts for Children
Lakers Lions will distribute gifts, for those who signed up to participate in this program, at the December food shelf.

Gifts will be available:
Tuesday December 6th from 4-6
Tuesday December 20th 5-6:30 and Wednesday December 21st 9:30-11:00

December 7: 20th annual Christmas for Kids event held at Riverside Supper Club in Crosslake, complimentary food with a minimum $20 donation.

December 7-10: Sertoma Winter Wonderland

Drive tour of animated lit displays, Northland Arboretum, Wed.-Sat. 5:30-8:30 pm 12/7-12/10.

December 10: Crosslake American Legion Auxiliary to Host Cookie Walk
The Auxiliary can hold their fun, annual holiday event, the Cookie Walk/Bake Sale will be held on Saturday December 10th from 9am to 3pm. The event will be held at the Legion on County Rd 3 in Crosslake.

The annual Cookie Walk/Bake Sale will feature an assortment of cookies - buyers’ choice, for $9/pound. The Auxiliary members each make 7 dozen cookies, of which you can purchase an assortment by the pound. There is always a good variety of cookie kinds. Other holiday baked goods will also be on sale.

All Cookie Walk/Bake Sale proceeds go towards the Auxiliary Scholarship fund. $1000 scholarships will be awarded to two-three local students in the spring of 2023.

December 10: Santa’s Bobbin’ Into Town Event
Activities and Fireworks, 3pm Cole Memorial Bldg: Magic Show sponsored by Pequot Lakes Library, 4-6pm Pequot Lakes Trailside Park bonfire with cocoa, s’mores, horse & wagon rides, 6:20pm Fireworks.

December 10: Pine River Parade of Lights Day

10am-7pm. Visit with Santa, Lighted parade at 5pm. Join the community at the Chamber for refreshments after the parade. Fireworks at 6 pm.

Through December 12: 2023 invasive aquatic plant management grant applications open

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers grants to lake associations and other groups for invasive aquatic plant management projects.

Invasive aquatic plants are nonnative plants that can potentially reduce native plant diversity and create recreational nuisance in lakes. The DNR’s invasive plant management goal is to minimize harmful effects caused by invasive plants while also protecting the natural resources and their use.

Applications will be accepted starting midnight Thursday, Nov. 10. The application deadline is 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12.

In a change from prior years, invasive aquatic plant management permit applications will not be required at the time of grant application. Instead, grantees will apply for permits after receiving a grant, as a step in their grant work plan. Receiving a grant will not guarantee a permit.

Application materials and details about the grant program will be made available on the DNR website (mndnr.gov/grants/aquatic_invasive/control-projects.html) on Nov. 9.

Questions can be directed to DNR aquatic invasive species research and grants coordinator Jake Walsh, jake.walsh@state.mn.us, or to DNR regional invasive species specialists (mndnr.gov/Invasives/AIS/Contacts.html).

December 13: 2022 Business After Hours Holiday Extravaganza
at Town Hall of Madden's Resort. 4-7:30 pm. Let’s Jingle & Mingle! Invite a guest, your employees, vendors and best customers.

December 14-17: Sertoma Winter Wonderland
Drive tour of animated lit displays, Northland Arboretum, Wed.-Sat. 5:30-8:30 pm 12/14-12/17.

December 14: Crosslake Area Garden Club
Crosslake Area Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00PM in the meeting room at the Crosslake Community Center. The upcoming programs are listed below:

December 14th –(note date change) Holiday Party Lunch (reservations needed)/ Donations going to Golden Horizons

January 17, 2023 – “Succulents” – Program by Copper Creek Nursery, Gabby Reiss

February 15, 2023 – New Ideas & Fun Plants for 2023 (bring your seed catologs)

Everyone is welcome to join our meetings. For questions call Linda @ 507-202-9374.

December 16-18: Christmas Acres at Copper Creek
Holiday tradition with North Pole magic. Santa visits, fun activities inside and out. 4pm.

December 20: CRMC Care Center Resident Gifts Needed
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Care Center is now accepting donations of Christmas presents for its residents. Please bring unwrapped donations in bags or boxes marked male or female to the Care Center by Tuesday, Dec. 20, so gifts can be personalized for everyone.

A collection bin is set up outside the Care Center’s main entrance. For everyone’s health and safety, donors can leave items there without coming into the facility. Activities staff will be collecting donations from the bin daily.

On Christmas, staff will deliver all gifts to residents based upon need, cognitive ability, diet, and dexterity. Clothing gift suggestions in sizes small to XXXXL are night gown/pajama sets, men’s short-sleeved undershirts, women’s long-sleeve and sleeveless undershirts, slippers with rubber soles, slipper socks, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shirts, and cardigan sweaters.

Other gift suggestions include stuffed animals to provide comfort, colored pencils, markers, electric razors, cologne/aftershave, lotions, body sprays, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, deodorant, individually wrapped snacks and candy, universal headphones for televisions or music, postage stamps, iTunes gift cards, and gift certificates to Wal-Mart, Amazon, or local restaurants.

Thank you in advance for caring about the residents of the Care Center. To arrange drop off, please contact the Care Center Activities Department at 546-7000, ext. 4102. For more information, contact Mary Dehning at 218-546-4353.

December 21-31: Sertoma Winter Wonderland

Drive tour of animated lit displays, Northland Arboretum, Every night 5:30- 8:30 pm.

December 24-25:
Christmas Eve…Merry Christmas!

December 29: Blood Drive: Crosslake Community Charter School
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Crosslake Community Charter School Gym on Thursday, December 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location; 35808 Cty Rd 66, Crosslake.

Call Kathy at 218-692-5437 for an appointment or for more information.

Shake Up Your Holiday Tradition by giving blood. Give something that means something

December 31:
Outing Chamber Winter Fireworks, Lawrence Lake, Fireworks at 6 pm

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January Events

January 1: New Year’s Day

January 6-7: Ice Fest at Breezy Point
Classic Minnesota Winter Fun for all ages. Games, entertainment, food & drinks and more!

January 7: Full Moon Snowshoe Hike
presented by Bryan Pike 7:30- 8:30pm at The Northland Arboretum for a one-hour hike under a full moon. Hot chocolate afterwards. $10 for Arb members, $20 for non-members. Call the Arboretum to register 218-829-8770.

January 7: Scandinavian Showcase
A smorgasbord of Scandinavian singing, traditional music, comedic acting and storytelling. Tickets $12. Pequot Lakes High School Theater, 7-9pm.

Through January 11: Free Grief Holiday Support Group
Grief Support and Healing through the Holidays. Join us as we gather this season to share, remember and heal throughout this holiday season. Wednesday’s now thru January 11th 5:30-6:30 PM. Address: 7658 Design Road Suite #300 Baxter MN, 56425 Phone: 218-829-1252 Contact Haley for any questions

January 14: Snowshoe Class
9:30-11:30am at The Northland Arboretum. $10 for Arb members, $15 for non-members. Call the Arboretum to register 218-829-8770.

January 14-16: ‘Back to Hack’ festivities
Hackensack, Fri & Sat Medallion Hunt, Sat. Noon Bake Sale, 2pm Winter Carnival Outdoor Kids Games, 5:30pm Community Bonfire, 6pm Fireworks on Birch Lake.

January 14-15: Nisswa 100 Cross-Country Snowmobile Race
presented by Northland Sports Center. This race will be based just outside of Downtown Nisswa - next to Crocker Collision. The Nisswa 100 Course will be a mixture of lake, ditches, woods & fields and approximately 50 miles in length.

January 21: Winter Ice Fishing Contest
sponsored by Outing Area Chamber of Commerce & Crooked Lake Fire Dept., Lawrence Lake at Luscher’s Park, Outing, 10am-2 pm, Weather Permitting

January 22: Learn to Ski Lessons
Adults aged 15 and up, 2pm at The Northland Arboretum. Preregister by Jan. 19th. $10 for Arb members, $15 for non-members. Bring your own equipment. Call the Arboretum to register 218-829-8770.

January 28: Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Hole-In-The-Day Bay, Noon-3pm

February 2-4: Crosslake 21st Annual WinterFest
begins Thursday with Search for the Lost Medallion, Friday outdoor activities, Saturday Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, Bonfire & S’mores, Craft & Vendor Fair, Helicopter Rides, Radar Runs. See full calendar of events on Crosslake Chamber website.

February 4: Full Moon Snowshoe Hike
presented by Bryan Pike 7:30-8:30pm at The Northland Arboretum for a one-hour hike under a full moon. Hot chocolate afterwards. $10 for Arb members, $20 for non-members. Call the Arboretum to register 218-829-8770.

February 11: 2023 Bobber Bocce on Ice, 8am-5pm.
This event is a hybrid of bocce ball and curling played on the ice of Sibley Lake in Pequot Lakes. Enjoy ice games, bonfires, food and drink sales, music, raffle drawing, and plenty of laughs. Sign your team up now. Call Nichole Heinen 218-568-8911.

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