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Weekly and Monthly Events

Over the Hills Gang
The Over the Hills Gang ATV club meets the first Saturday of the month at Granny's Bar on Hwy. 6 located between Outing and Emily at 10 a.m.

All club events, ride schedule and training events can be found on the club’s website at www.overthehillsgang.org

The club is always seeking new members that want to promote safe and fun riding in the area.

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 located at 34212 County Highway 3 in Crosslake, MN. We are open the first and third Fridays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. When you come in for the first time, please bring a driver’s license and a current utility bill no more than one month old. 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

Memory Loss Support Group
A memory loss support group for the caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby.

The group’s facilitators are Karen Ford and Pam Wachholz who have been trained through the Alzheimer’s Association to lead memory loss support groups. Both women have loved ones in their lives with Alzheimer’s, a disease that attacks the brain. A session will also be held that day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Home Instead in Brainerd.

The group is free and open to the public; no reservations are necessary. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. For more information, contact Tammy Jo Johnson at Heartwood, tjohnson@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-8522.

Outing Volunteer Library Hours
Winter hours as of October 1:
Monday 10-12; Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 2-4; Thurs. Closed
Friday 9-11; Saturday 10-12

Free Programs for Adults at the City of Emily Gymnasium
Exercise program— For all fitness levels, seated and standing exercise to vintage music on CD. Chairs provided. Mon & Wed 9- 10am.

Pickleball—
All skill levels: Teams or singles welcome. Tue 1-3 p.m. Equipment provided as needed.

Ladies and Beginners: Learn to play. Mon 10-Noon & Fri 9-11am. Equipment provided.

Line Dancing— Beginner dances, senior friendly. Wed 10am-11am. No boots or hats needed.

‘Bone Builders’ exercise program in Outing
The Bone Builders strength-training program, promoted by RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), helps prevent and reverse osteoporosis, improves balance, enhances energy and well-being, increases socialization, and provides senior friendly health information.

Volunteer trainers lead Bone Builder sessions each Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Outing/Crooked Lake Township Hall on Highway 6 in Outing.

There is no charge for the sessions –hand and leg weights are provided. The program, sponsored by Outing Seniors, serves seniors in Outing, Emily, and Fifty Lakes.

For information on how to get started, contact Jack Schuller 218-792-5256.

Emily Food Shelf
The Emily Area Food Shelf regular hours are on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The additional day, will be the following Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for those who are unable to pick-up at the regular time.

To donate:
Monetary donations may be made to Emily Emergency Food Shelf, P.O. box #93, Emily, MN 56447
 
Food donations may be made at the Food Shelf building (old Unity Bank building) 20948 Cty Rd #1, on the third Tuesday of the month,  8:30 -11:00 when volunteers are present. Additional volunteers are needed and welcome.

For more information please call the Emily Food Shelf at 763-3663.
 

Local area AA
• Mon Night AA Meeting, 7:00 PM at Crosslake Luthern Church, 35960 Cty Rd 66

• Tue Night AA Meeting, 7:00 PM at Presbyterian Church, 14444 Daggett Pine Road

• Thur Night AA and Alanon Mtgs, 7:00 PM at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church South of Reeds Market on CR 37


The Closet
The Closet of Narrows Community Church offers gently loved clothing for men and women who are in need of a helping hand. There is no charge for the clothes and no restrictions apply. What you will find at The Closet, in addition to some lovely clothing selections, is a warm smile, some tasty treats and very friendly volunteers to assist you.

Our shopping hours are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. If you have clean, repair-free clothes you want to donate, we’ll gladly accept them during this time as well or you can call at 218 792-5530 for more information or to make other arrangements.

Narrows Community Church is located in Outing at 6297 Woods Bay NE, across the street from the Crooked Lake Town Hall. Please look for the yellow directional signs we’ll place for you just north of the Hwy. 6 bridge. If you’d like more information about The Closet, please call the number listed above.

Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous meetings in Brainerd at 7 pm on Monday nights at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 408 N. 7th Street, Brainerd.

 
Wednesdays:  Care 'N Share meals in Emily
Come and join us on Wednesday's at the Care N Share Community Cafe for a delicious community meal, 5-6 pm. The Care ‘N Share Cafe is located in the fellowship hall in the Emily Wesleyan Church on Highway #6 in Emily, MN. Come, meet, share with your neighbors and community friends. This is a great way to make new friends and have a good meal. This is a community activity open to all. Please join us!

Caregiver Support Group last Tuesday of the month
Crosslake Lutheran will be hosting a monthly Caregiver Support Group to be held on the last Tuesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 pm at the church. The group is geared to those who are caring for others with health issues and is open to all area residents.
 
The group is facilitated by Gail Smith, RN, and Parish Nurse, with over 45 years of clinical experience and will feature educational topics each month of interest to caregivers.
 
The next session will be held April 30th and will review caregiver stress and strategies to deal with issues that arise in caring for others.
 
If you would like to bring your loved one to the afternoon session, we will have activities for them as well so that you are able to attend. Please call 218-692-3682 if you would like to take advantage of that process or if you have questions.
 
Crosslake Ideal Lions
The Crosslake Ideal Lions Club meets the 2nd Wed. of every month at Maucieri’s 6PM for board meeting and 6:30 for the general meeting. For more information about joining the Lions please call Connie at 218 839-1267.

Heartland Hospice Volunteer Training
Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Breezy Point, Crosslake, Outing and the outlying communities. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, pet visits, musical enrichment, art enrichment, Veteran to Veteran visits and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule.

Please call Keshia Kettler-Herrmann at Heartland Hospice at 218 829-1252 for further information
 
CRMC volunteers needed
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby is seeking volunteers to assistant patients in wheelchairs get to their destination. Volunteers are needed in four-hour shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and must be able to walk long distances.

CRMC volunteers must be 18 years or older, flexible and be willing to provide excellent customer service. Benefits of becoming a CRMC volunteer include tremendous self-satisfaction from helping others, social interaction and the opportunity to make new friends, and seeing first-hand what various professions are really like.

To submit an application, visit cuyunamed.org and under the About Us tab, select Volunteer. For more information, please call 218-545-4447.

BUNCO Card Group in Crosslake
Mondays at 1 pm at the Crosslake Community Center. Beginners welcome, $1 fee. Call Jena for more information: 763-441-6417

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!!

Emily City Library Hours
The Emily Library is located within the Emily City Hall building and is open year round with free Wi-Fi. Hours are Mon-Wed 8 am to 4 pm, Thurs and Fri from 8 am-11:30 am, and on the 2nd Tue of the month open 8 am-8 pm or until the end of the council meeting.

Donation based Yoga
Donation based Yoga Located at 456 Birch Ave Outing - (behind Land O'Lakes).

Chair - A gentle form of Yoga practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support - Tuesday @6 pm

Flow - Tuesday @4:30 pm; Sunday @9 am
 
National Senior Service Corps
Make a difference in your community by joining the National Senior Service Corps.

Here are two opportunities to serve locally: Foster Grandparents tutor and mentor children in schools, head starts and shelters working 1:1 and in small groups with children in need of extra assistance.

Senior Companion volunteers are assigned to seniors they visit each week to keep them living independently: assisting them with grocery shopping, getting to medical appointments and helping them get out into the community.

Retirees (age 55+) receive a small tax-free stipend and mileage for serving 15-20 hours a week. For more information on how to volunteer and an application: call 218-839-6650 or email Marcia.Ferris@lssmn.org

The grants are funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Minnesota Board on Aging, with inkind support from the agencies they serve at.
 
Wednesdays: Volunteers Needed
Care-N-Share is looking for a volunteer(s) to deliver meals to four (4) residences in northern Emily and Outing on Wednesdays. Meals are packaged and ready for delivery at 4:30 PM. The driver can also receive meals. Call 218-763 2104 and leave your name and phone number for a call back or see Kent at Wednesday’s Care-N-Share.
 
Volunteers Needed for Emily Care-n-Share
It is the time of year when many folks start thinking snowbird thoughts, including some of the volunteers at the Emily Care-n-Share. This means additional opportunities for you to volunteer by reaching out and lending a helping hand.

As many of you know Care-n-Share is located in the Emily Wesleyan Church but it is a separate, independent 501 c3 organization and is funded by donations and grants. From Care-n-Share’s beginning and after completing an updating of the food preparation area the needs of many in our communities has grown. There has been a continuous and steady increase in the number of meals served. As with many organizations the growth has not been without a few bumps along the way. At one time a request exceeded the legal parameters of most all organizations with a charitable classification.

All meals provided on Wednesday’s are free with a current weekly average is about 270 to 280. Many of those receiving meals provide Care-n-Share with a donation. Within Care-n-Share some steps have been taken to improve the inventory management of the food and support supplies all of which helps to conserve the donation dollars. Depending on the evening meal and number of onsite volunteers paper plates have been used for in house meals and soon biodegradable/compostable plates will be used as we look to be more environmentally friendly.

With this short update on the Emily Care-n-Share and to those who enjoy the winters in Minnesota we invite you to volunteer and lend a helping hand to others in our community. Please join us on Wednesday afternoons in Emily as a volunteer or just for the evening meal served between 5:00 to 6:00 PM.

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
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.

Focused on Donations to support the 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. To date, over 4,000 individual meals have been provided to those residing in these areas. Additionally, over 1,700 hours of service have been provided by volunteers. To continue providing this valuable service to these communities we are currently accepting donations. Monetary donations can be either 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.

Crosslake Ideal Lions: New members wanted
Looking for new members willing to serve our community by volunteering your time to support local organizations. Crosslake Ideal Lions support the Crosslake Food Shelf by stocking shelves every Tuesday, sponsoring the Free Concert @ Town Square in the summer months in Crosslake, sponsoring a weekly Flea Market June through September, in addition to annual events. Crosslake Ideal Lions donate all proceeds from fund raising to local organizations. Support your community by joining us by emailing us at CrosslakeIdealLions@gmail.com. OUR MOTTO IS TO SERVE!

GoNorthMn Selected for Welcoming Communities Pilot Project
Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) announces the selection of GoNorthMn as the recipient of their Welcoming Communities Pilot Project. This is a citizen-led community project that exemplifies goals that bridge cultures funded by a grant from Sourcewell.

GoNorthMn is forming a Welcoming Community Advocacy Group, made up of students, educators, residents, business owners, elected officials, nonprofit and community foundation leaders. The Welcoming Communities program is focused on workforce attraction and expanding cultural agility for individuals, organizations, and communities. If you would like to become involved in this initiative, please call Jan Mosman at 612-419-1787 or Lovell Baker at 612-759-5021. You can also email Kathryn B. Clayton-Hachey at khachey@gmail.com

About GoNorth MN
GoNorthMN promotes sustainable, fulfilling, prosperous and healthy living for residents, businesses and visitors to our five rural Minnesota Lake Communities: Emily, Fairfield, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine and Outing. Visit GoNorthMN.org for more information.

About Region Five Development Commission
Enhancing the vitality and quality of life in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties is the mission of Region Five Development Commission. Resiliency, inclusion and collaboration are guiding concepts in achieving mutually shared goals that continue to evolve with local municipalities, state, federal agencies, philanthropic, non-profit and social advocacy agencies. Visit www.regionfive.org to learn more.

Wednesdays: Breezy Point Quilters
Breezy Point Quilters are extending an invitation to others who sew, embroider, needlepoint and quilt to join our group on Wednesdays. We meet at the Breezy Point Conservation Club from 9:00 to 12:00. Come make new friends, For more info call Lois 218 779-1930.

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November Events

November 12: Outing Seniors
The Outing Seniors will hold their monthly meeting on November 12, 2019 at 1:30 PM. Meeting will be held in the Crooked Lake Township Hall in Outing, MN. Simon Whitehead, U of MN Extension will speak on Senior Healthcare, active living and healthy eating. Refreshments will be served. Membership in the Outing Seniors Club is open to all seniors 55 and older in Emily, Fifth Lakes, Crooked Lake Township and surrounding communities. For more information contact Club President Mary Patterson at 218-763-3022.

November 12: Gizmos and Gadgets Free Seminar 10 am
It’s starting to feel like our warm sunny days are nearing the end, but don’t let that get you down! November is our gizmos and gadgets month. This month we will be going over some great holiday tech gifts in all areas of the technology field and of all price ranges. We will cover all the newest technology and give you some great gift ideas for the tech-savvy family member or friend in your life. Our gizmos and gadgets seminar has you covered!

This fun seminar will be presented by the staff of Crosslake Communications and ECTC and will be held at the Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake. We hope to see you there!

November 12: Emily Loon Crafters Quilt Guild
The Emily Loon Crafters Quilt Guild will meet on Tuesday, November 12th at 9:30 AM in the Sewing Room at Emily City Hall. Visitors and new members are welcome. We will continue to work on quilts. Hostess is Cindy Thompson.

November 12: New Prostate Cancer Support Group Starting: Lakes Area Prostate Cancer Group to launch
Having cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences in a person's life. Support groups help many people cope with the emotional aspects of cancer by providing a safe place to share and work through feelings and challenges alongside others who have experienced cancer in the past.

The Lakes Area Prostate Cancer Group will be launching a new prostate cancer support group at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center to provide a place of support for those who have experienced prostate cancer in the past, are currently dealing with it or simply wishing to become more aware of this all too common men’s disease. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

Discussion topics will include:
• Treatments
• Decisions in the selection of a medical team
• Emotional and physical impact of the cancer on individuals and their families
• The need to maintain a positive attitude
• The role faith plays in conquering prostate cancer

Gary Harris of Nisswa will be the group moderator. Gary has been fighting serious recurrent metastatic prostate cancer since his diagnosis some 11 years ago. Intending to “pay back”, he spent the last two years authoring the book” Man- Opause My Continuing Battle with Metastatic Prostate Cancer,” describing his medical trials and triumphs and the personal struggles and support from his family and friends.

The group is open to those who have experienced prostate cancer in the past, are currently dealing with it, or those simply wishing to become more aware of this all too common men’s disease.

November 12: Community Invited to Participate in Short and Long Term Planning to Address Homeless Shelter Needs in the Brainerd Lakes Area
When New Pathways made the decision to no longer serve the Brainerd Lakes Area, Stephanie Pontius knew her heart’s calling was to step forward and ensure serving the homeless population was not going to be ignored.

“Homelessness in the Brainerd Lakes Area is real, but it’s often invisible, so the community isn’t always aware of how great the need is. The Bible specifically tells us to help those in need. We are blessed to live in a giving, connected community, and together we can make a real difference,” said Pontius.

Reaching out to a few of the people she knew who volunteered with New Pathways, along with Bridges of Hope, Brainerd HRA, and the Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army, Pontius pulled together a group to start a conversation around what the rebuilding of a homeless shelter program could look like. From that initial conversation, a meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m. at the Journey North to look at addressing homeless needs in the community both short and long term.

Anyone with a heart for this work is invited to come. Groups will meet simultaneously, with one focused on short term planning for this coming winter, and another looking at long term visioning.

WHAT: Homeless Shelter Program Planning
WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Journey North, 6785 Woida Rd N, Baxter

November 14: Christmas Boutique Kick Off Event Common Goods, Crosslake location
Join us at our Common Goods Crosslake Location on Thursday Nov 14th from 10am-6pm as we unveil this year's Christmas Boutique. Enjoy hot cider, cookies, and Christmas music while you shop in our winter wonderland. This will also be your first chance to see this year's Christmas tree ballgown.

Common Goods in Crosslake will be closed on Wednesday November 13th as our elves set up the Christmas Boutique.

Common Goods is a trendy thrift store for the community-minded shopper, owned by Bridges of Hope.

Location: 35562 County Road 16, Crosslake, MN

November 16: Ideal Green Market ‘s 3rd annual Farm to Table Lunch and Silent Auction
The Ideal Green Market Cooperative is holding its 3rd Annual Farm to Table Lunch and Silent Auction on Saturday November 16, 2019 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM at the Old Milwaukee Saloon and Eatery 35002 County Road 39 in Ideal Corners. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for children under 12.

“This has been an annual collaborative event with the Old Milwaukee Saloon and Eatery, our farmers, member owners and artists donating items for our silent auction, stated Joan Ingebrigtson, board president. “Jeff Feldman and his staff do an outstanding job creating the meal and allowing us the use of the restaurant to have this annual event.

The lunch served will be pork tenderloin, sweet and sour red cabbage, winter squash, roll, and apple bread pudding. In addition to the lunch and silent auction, all ticket holders will be able to get at 10% discount for items at the Ideal Green Market (excluding consignment items) on Saturday. All proceeds from this event will be used to support the Ideal Green Market. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.idealgreenmarket.com or call the market at 215 543 6565.

November 16: Christmas Shopping Extravaganza
The Outing Chamber will be promoting a Christmas Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday November 16th. Craft Fair will be at the Emily City Hall 39811 State Highway 6 in Emily. Banners will be out too.

We are hoping that local businesses will have sales that day also – or that they will have a coupon in our welcome bag for the customers to use at a later day. (need 200 coupons dropped off at Vacationland Realty in Outing by Nov 1st cost is $5 for members, $10 for non members).

Crafters and vendors need to send in $20 for their table to Outing Chamber PO Box 33, Outing MN 56662 by Nov 1st. Reservations are on a first come basis, or you can drop off your check at Vacationland Realty in Outing. We will also need to know if they need to be on a wall or need electric, if it’s available, and if they need a table or will be bringing their own displays and what they will be selling. Crafters and vendors can call Meri at 218-792-5365 for more information.

November 16, 17, 23, and 24: Crow Wing County Landfill to be open select Saturdays and Sunday for Deer Carcass Disposal Only
Crow Wing County Landfill will be open the following Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5 pm to coincide with Deer Firearm Season for disposal of deer carcasses only.

• Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th
• Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th

Crow Wing County is encouraging its residents to bring their deer carcasses to the Landfill for disposal free of charge. “The more carcasses that are brought into the Landfill and disposed of in a responsible manner, the less likely that CWD is further spread across the landscape”, stated Ryan Simonson, Environmental Services Supervisor. “Deer carcasses may be incinerated or placed in strategic locations within the Landfill to minimize disposal risk, so it is very important that carcasses are brought in separately from other garbage.”

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a neurological disease affecting the cervid family – deer, elk, moose, reindeer, and caribou. It causes characteristic spongy degeneration in the brain of an infected animal, which culminates in their death. It is spread when a cervid comes into contact with prions (defective proteins) from an infected animal. Prions from an infected animal are spread on the landscape through deposits of saliva or other bodily fluids; and, they are known to survive in the soils for multiple years waiting to infect another cervid.

Crow Wing County has participated in numerous meetings with the MN Department of Natural Resources, the MN Pollution Control Agency, the MN Board of Animal Health, Conservation Officers, and several local businesses in an effort to better understand the disease and be more proactive to contain the spread. In addition, the County is committed to ensuring residents get the best information that research currently offers on this disease.

The Land Services Department is committed to providing excellent customer service while helping our residents make wise choices that protect Crow Wing County’s extraordinary natural resources. Citizens are encouraged to contact the Environmental Services Solid Waste Office at (218) 824-1290 or for more information on Chronic Wasting Disease, please visit the Crow Wing County’s Web site at http://crowwing.us/1566/Chronic-Wasting-Disease

November 18: CRMC Free Screening for Women
Free breast and cervical cancer screenings will be offered at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Crosby Clinic on Monday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. for uninsured and under-insured women age 40 years and older who meet income guidelines.

At the event, eligible women will receive clinical breast examinations, mammograms, Pap tests, pelvic examinations, Human papillomavirus (HPV) tests, diagnostic testing if results are abnormal, and referrals to treatment. OB/GYN Rachel Cady, M.D., Family Physician Monica Goodwin, M.D.; and nurses Cassie Schliek and Rhonda Swehla are volunteering their time to assist women.

CRMC hopes to make more women in the Cuyuna Lakes Area aware of this free program. "We think many women are not receiving these life-saving screening tests because they have no health insurance or their insurance has deductibles or co-payments they cannot afford to pay," said Oncology Care Coordinator Jill Wittrock, R.N.

All women are at risk for breast and cervical cancer, but regular screenings can prevent these diseases or find them early. Women between 50 and 74 years old should get a mammogram every two years. Those under 50 should talk with their health care provider about when they should be screened. Women should get their first Pap test at age 21 and continue screening until age 65.

Light refreshments will be served at the event and ladies will receive a swag bag. For a screening appointment, call 218-546-7000, ext. 2135.

November 19: CRMC End of Life Decisions Meeting
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center is hosting a free meeting about end-of-life decisions on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. in its Clinic Conference Room.

A trained Honoring Choices facilitator will discuss how to start the discussion with those close to you, determining wishes for endof- life care and who you want to make medical care decisions for you if you could not speak for yourself, the importance of an advance care directive and more. Anyone over age 18 is welcome to attend, no registration is required.

The sessions are being provided monthly to encourage everyone to make their healthcare wishes known to their family members and physician and to go through an advanced care planning process. Advance care planning is preparing for when a person may not be able to make his or her own medical decisions. The process involves conversations throughout life about values, beliefs, and goals for future health care. Revisiting decisions and plans regularly and documenting wishes in a Health Care Directive is important. The document helps prepare for the unexpected by outlining values and priorities for future medical treatment and identifies a health care agent.

Trained Honoring Choices facilitators are also available at CRMC to help people complete a Health Care Directive by appointment the first and third Monday of each month. For an appointment or more information, contact Deb Bergsnev at deb.bergsnev@cuyunamed.org or 218-851-5430.

November 20: Crosslake Area Garden Club

The Crosslake Area Garden Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM at the Crosslake Community Center. Visitors are always welcomed and members are encouraged! For more information contact Linda at 218- 765-3246 or visit our website at: crosslakegarden.org. We never stop learning about our gardens & the land around us! Join Us!

2019 Programs:
November – Hillside Planting by Judy Martin Master Gardener. Judy will be giving us suggestions what we can plant and how to maintain our Hillsides with pictures to show examples!

December – Holiday Party location to be determined


November 20: The African Children's Choir to Perform in Brainerd'
Celebrating our 50th choir to tour from Africa since our founding in 1984.
New program, “Just As I Am”.
Brainerd, MN
Wed., November 20, 2019 6:30 PM
Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
t: (218) 829-8770

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children's Choir) works in the African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow's Africa, by focusing on education.

The African Children's Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

Promotional support of this community concert is greatly appreciated.

The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

No tickets. Donations appreciated.

www.africanchildrenschoir.com

November 21: Crosslake Ideal Lions to host Blood Drive
The Crosslake Ideal Lions Club will be hosting a Red Cross Blood drive at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church on November 21, 2019. The address is 35208 County Road 37, CrossLake, MN. Your participation is appreciated.

November 21: Cancer Nutrition at CRMC

“Nutrition Confusion Related to Carbohydrates” will be presented by Registered Dietitian Johanna Christenson at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Support Group on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Clinic Conference Room.

People who are newly diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment or post treatment and their significant others are invited. The group is an opportunity to share experiences and support one another, to listen and learn.

Registration for the support group is not required and there is no cost to attend. A new topic is discussed each month and a complimentary lunch is provided. Groups are usually scheduled the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 218-546-4319 or 218 546-4302.

November 21: WAPOA To Hold Seminar: Pipeline Routing Threats to Our Water Quality
The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA) mission includes strong advocacy for actions to sustain and improve quality surface and ground water in this area. In addition to other present water quality threats from non-native invasive species, the threat of new crude oil pipelines proposed for our area is in its sixth year of environmental review, legal challenges, and continuing activities to protect Minnesota “Lake Country” waters.

At this time, the Minnesota Court of Appeals determined that the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Enbridge Energy’s new, expanded Line 3 proposal was not “adequate’ for oil spill analysis for the Lake Superior watershed. The regulatory and legal work is “Not done”.

The proposed new, expanded Line 3 would be constructed through roughly 35 miles of the northern part of the Pine River Watershed. This proposed route passes near and through the Watershed and catchment areas that flows into the Whitefish Chain of Lakes, Fifty Lakes area lakes, and Outing area lakes. This proposed route represents all surface and ground water in the Watershed, as it would be constructed through Hubbard, Crow Wing, Cass and Aitkin Counties.

WAPOA has invited Richard Smith, President of the Friends of the Headwaters (FOH), as the presenter for this workshop. FOH, a Minnesota non-profit organization, won a 2015 Court of Appeals case which ruling required the first EIS on crude oil pipeline projects in Minnesota and a new standard for environmental review on future pipeline projects. The primary objectives for this workshop are to (1) provide an update on the proposed Enbridge Line 3 and the EIS, and to (2) discuss regulatory actions we can expect in the near future.

• The workshop/seminar will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 21 at the Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road, Crosslake, MN 56442.

You may have read numerous reports by Enbridge stating that they have or will shortly have all the approvals and permits needed to proceed with construction of the New Line 3 through “Lake Country”. As FOH attorney Scott Strand stated – “Enbridge reports that it has or will have all approvals are greatly exaggerated”.

You should attend this event if you have an interest in learning and understanding what we in Lake Country are facing with this “new” Line 3 oil pipeline plan or a pipeline disaster. Enbridge has a long history of disaster experiences like the over one (1) million gallon (27,132 gallons) 2010 Kalamazoo crude oil spill or the 1991 (then Lakehead) 40,500 barrel (1.7 million gallons) in Grand Rapids/Cohasset or the worker deaths in Clearbrook in 2007.

Please join WAPOA for this Line 3 update workshop and learn why we need to remain vigilant in the continuing opposition to locating a new Line 3 pipeline through Lake Country and how you can offer support for Friends of the Headwaters (FOH).

November 21: Brain Injury Support Group
People with brain injuries and their caregivers and those who lives are affected by stroke are welcome to attend Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby.

The group’s facilitator is Russ Philstrom, a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Minnesota. There is no charge and no reservation is necessary. Call 651-329-1373 for more information.

November 21: Flying Solo Rebuilding your life after loss
Crosslake Lutheran will be offering a community wide class on Thursday November 21st from 9:30 am - Noon, entitled “Flying Solo”, a class that looks at the recovery process after loss and building a strong support system to enhance recovery.

The class is for those who are through the acute grief phase and are now looking for ways to create a new chapter in their lives based on values, needs and resources. The group also looks at ways to connect with others to build relationships as a single person.

Gail Smith RN Parish Nurse at Crosslake Lutheran will lead the discussion and has many years experience in recovery from loss groups including Beginning Experience in Fargo, ND and as a Befriender Ministry leader.

The class is open to all in the community and is free – please call the church at 218-692-3682 before November 18 to reserve your space. If you have questions, please call Crosslake Lutheran.

November 22: What the World Needs Now...

Friday November 22, 2019, First Lutheran Church, Aitkin, MN, 7:30pm

Sunday November 24, 2019, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN, 3:30pm

Dubbed “Broadway for Orlando,” 68 stars of the contemporary Broadway stage rerecorded Burt Bacharach’s famous popular song from 1965 to honor the victims and those wounded in the 2016 Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub.

This reworked version of What the World Needs Now is Love is the centerpiece for the Legacy Chorale’s Fall 2019 concert series, and will feature almost 25 soloists from the Legacy Chorale. Audiences will enjoy many other inspirational songs, such as If Music Be the Food of Love and What a Wonderful World, by Minnesota composers David Dickau and René Clausen, respectively; gospel tunes and spirituals, including a jazz/blues arrangement of He’s Got the Whole World; Harry Belafonte’s well-known original, Turn the World Around; a dramatic rendition of "America the Beautiful" entitled, From Sea to Shining Sea; and an audience sing-along to I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing!

As part of The Legacy Chorale’s School Outreach Program, The Aitkin High School Concert Choir (directed by Kelly Blake) will perform at the Nov. 22 concert in Aitkin, and the Brainerd High School 9th Grade Varsity Choir (directed by Marcus Aulie) will perform at the Nov. 24 concert in Brainerd.

November 23: Step Back in Time to 1909
Heritage Group North of Pine River will be hosting a 1900-1920 Era Masked Ball on November 23, 2019 at the River Fitness Ballroom on Barclay Avenue in Pine River. Dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to a live orchestra under the direction of Scott Sater. Tickets are $30 and are on sale now by calling Pat 218-851-0898. Michelle and Oscar of Spirit Movement Studio will provide dance demonstrations featuring popular dances of the era..

Masked Balls started in Pine River as early as December 25, 1899 and were held in the Barclay Store Opera Hall and continued throughout the early 1900's. After George Barclay was murdered in the hotel, his wife Amarilla Barclay built the Barclay Store next to the hotel. The Cass County Paper ran an article on December 15, 1899 which stated...”Mrs. Barclay built a large store building with a large hall overhead, large enough to dance 60 couples”.

“This acivity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wins Art Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cuttural Heritage Fund”.


By November 22: Lakers Lions Gift Program

The Emily,Outing,50 Lakes Lions will again be providing Christmas gifts to families living in the Emily,Outing,Fifty Lakes area who need assistance with gifts for area children through 12 years of age. Application forms are available at the Emily Food Shelf. Forms must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. The application deadline will be November 22nd.

Gifts will be distributed at the Emily Food Shelf in December.

November 24: Immaculate Heart Church Knights of Columbus TURKEY BINGO
Sunday, November 24th • 1-4pm
Pop, hot dogs, brats, chips & homemade bars for sale.

Prize drawings

Kids 15 & under: half price
35208 County Road 37, Crosslake

Proceeds to local community.

November 28: Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Brainerd Legion will host a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28th from 11:30 am to 2pm. Freewill donations gratefully accepted. Excess donations will go to the Salvation Army.

To arrange for delivery, please RSVP by noon, Nov. 27th.
Brainerd Legion 829-2249
Brainerd Elks 829-2643
Brainerd VFW 829-6393
Brainerd Eagles 829-4216

By December 4: 2019 Christmas for Kids Event Application
Christmas for Kids is a local community, nonprofit organization that brings Christmas gifts to less  fortunate kids in our community. Our goal is to reach all of the families in need and make their Christmas a happy one. We shop for each child individually from the information given in the applications we receive. Last year we served 193 children between Nisswa and Crosslake areas.

If you are a family in need of our services, you will need to fill out an application and return it by December 4. Applications are available at the Crosslake Food Shelf, Crosslake Chamber of Commerce, Crosslake Community School, Pequot Chamber of Commerce, Pequot Lakes Food Shelf, Pequot Eagle View Elementary School, Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, Nisswa Elementary School and Pineview Childcare in Crosslake.

Our 12th Annual Christmas for Kids Event will be on December 7 at Maucieri’s in Crosslake. From 4pm to 7pm there will be a couple vendors selling wonderful items for the gift-giving season. There will also be a silent auction starting 4pm and going until 6pm. The Live Auction starts at 6pm with Paul Nelson as the auctioneer.

If you are interested in helping financially or have any question regarding the event or applications, you may contact Katie Wagner (218) 851-2211 or Dawn Maucieri (218) 692-4800.

Wrapping Party in Nisswa will be December 17 starting at 10am at Nisswa Community Center. No registration needed. Please bring scissors.

Christmas for Kids Event would not be possible without the donations, volunteers and support from all the businesses and people of our communities. We thank you in advance for all you may do to help us reach our goals and make this event a success.

December 7: Youth Snowmobile Safety Training
The Emily-Outing Snowmobile Club in Conjunction with the Minnesota DNR will conduct Youth Snowmobile Safety training Saturday December 7th at the Emily City hall located at 39811 State Highway 6 Emily MN.

Participants must be between ages of 11 and 15 and have successfully completed the DNR required on-line training course. The cost associated with this course is $29.95. Please see the DNR Web site for details at www.dnr.state.mn.us and search for snowmobile safety training.

The class begins promptly at 9:00am on December 7th with registration beginning at 8:30am.

To be accepted into the class the student must present their certificate of completion from the on-line course and bring appropriate clothing and helmet to participate in outdoor snowmobile driving test. Snowmobiles will be provided. Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay for this event. There is no cost for this class.

Class size is limited so please sign up early. For additional information and to pre- Register for this  class call Dean Kapler @ 763-286-0278 or e-mail backfour88@yahoo.com.

December 14: Wreaths for our Fallen Warriors

This program places a wreath on the cross of Military Veterans who have been laid to rest at Fort Ripley near Little Falls. The Emily Outing Fifty Lakes Lions club will purchase wreaths. If you would like to have a wreath placed on the cross of a Veteran at Fort Ripley, please contact Sue @ 218-792-5706. You are asked to do so as soon as possible.

The National Remembrance Ceremony for honoring our country’s veterans takes place at 11:00 AM on the second Saturday, December 14th. All are invited to attend and participate in honoring our country’s fallen heroes. To learn more about this program visit www.Wreaths ForTheFallen.org

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