Weekly and Monthly EventsOver 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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-545-8522.
Outing Volunteer Library
Winter hoursFree exercise opportunities foradults offered at City of Emily
Monday 10-12; Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 2-4; Thurs. Closed
Friday 9-11; Saturday 10-12
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at the City Gymnasium 9:00—9:45a.m., walk or exercise to old timemusic. This ongoing exercise program on CD allows you the flexibility to work at your own pace! Chairs are provided. Keep it low-impact, pick up your feet, or just walk indoors during our Minnesota-cold winter and wet spring.
Wednesdays at the gym from 10:00—10:45 a.m. check out the Line Dance Classes for adults.Returning Jan 18 and offered through mid-May, this is a great way to exercise while you learn fun dances to a variety of music types – something for everyone. Participants may join at any time. No boots or hats needed –just a desire to have fun!
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.
An additional distribution day will now be added for fruits, vegetables,and bakery items ONLY; on the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
For more information please call the Emily Food Shelf at 763-3663.
Local area AA and Al-Anon
Crosslake AA and Al-Anon meet Monday at 7:00 p.m. at CrosslakeLutheran Church. Crosslake AA Open meets Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Crosslake Presbyterian Church. For info. AA call: 218-692-1845 or218-232-3558; Al-Anon call: 218-821-4621.
The Closet at Narrows Community Church
If you are in need of clothes or know someone who is, The Closet, located in the lower level of Narrows Community Church in Outing, offers gently loved clothing for men and women at no charge.
Shopping hours are 8 a.m. - noon the second and fourth Saturday of each month; clean, repair free clothing donations are accepted during this time as well.
Narrows Community Church is located just north of the Outing bridge on Hwy 6, across the street from the Crooked Lake Town Hall on Woods Bay Drive NE. Follow the yellow signs!
For more information, call Pastor Stanley Mikles at 218.820.5365.
Brainerd Gamblers Anonymous Monday Night Meetings
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 ocated 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 in Crosslake
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.
Crosslake Ideal Lions
The Crosslake Ideal Lions Club meets the 2nd Wed. of every month for the board meeting at Old Milwaukee Club. On the 3rd Wed. of every month at Maucieri’s for the General Meeting. For information about joining our club please call Doreen at 218-838-8219.
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 in-kind support from the agencies they serve at.
Faith in Action Volunteer Drivers Needed to Help Your Neighbors
Many people in rural Minnesota depend on friends or neighbors for rides to medical appointments, grocery shopping and errands. For some, this is the only way they can connect with community, especially during the winter months. At times, finding a driver can be difficult.
In this Season of Giving, consider giving of your time and yourself by becoming a volunteer with Faith in Action and providing rides to someone in your community. Faith in Action Volunteers can choose to drive once or twice a month or weekly as their time allows.
“Without your help I would not be able to live in this community. Each person that has helped me is terrific!” exclaimed Jeannette. And Fred from Pine River said, “Thanks for sending the driver to help me get groceries. I didn’t know how I would get it done. You are lifesavers!”
If you like spending time with people and can transport them to their appointments, shopping and errands, Faith in Action is the place for you to volunteer. Volunteers receive liability insurance coverage, coordination, recognition, mileage reimbursement, and the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference. An application with background check and orientation session are required.
Faith in Action is currently seeking compassionate drivers in your area to help people like Jeannette and Fred to connect with community. Volunteer drivers give them the freedom to manage their health and well-being, and the freedom to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Your neighbors need you! For more information on Faith in Action services and volunteer opportunities, call 218-209-9608 or email email@example.com.
Engravable Paver Brick Opportunity
A new gift-giving opportunity is available this year that’s a guaranteed pleaser for both the recipient and the giver. Engravable paver bricks are here!
The Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens (LUMG), a partner project between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association, has been taking shape over the past two summers. Located along the south side of the entrance to the Crosslake Campground and Recreational Area, the LUMG has drawn accolades from many already and will see future development continue in the same welcoming and attractive style that has already pleased residents and visitors.
One of those developments is the upcoming paver paths, scheduled for spring installation. As a part of that, folks now have a new opportunity to purchase one or more engraved paver bricks at $60 per brick. Messages of one or two lines can honor, memorialize, celebrate or highlight something or someone, or an organization or business. The engraved bricks will become a permanent part of the garden’s paver paths.
Any questions about the engravable paver opportunity or the LUMG in general, or to place an order, call Lynn Scharenbroich at 218-543-4714 or Corrine Hodapp at 651-290-5790. Or, email the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association: http://paulbunyanscenicbyway.org/contact_us
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January 18: Crosslake Area Garden Club
The Crosslake Garden Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Crosslake Community Center. New members welcome. For more information contact Jayne at 218 763-1222 or visit our website at: https://crosslakegarden.wordpress.com/
January 18: "Mushrooms" Presenter: Matt Ratliff
February 15: "Garden Voices: Writers in the Garden" Presenter: JoAnn Weaver
March 14: Board of Directors' Meeting TBA
March 15: "Insects and Garden Diseases" Presenter: Shelley Boser
January 21: 30th annual Outing ice fishing contest set
The 30th Annual Outing Ice Fishing Contest sponsored by the Outing Area Chamber of Commerce and the Crooked Lake Fire Department will be held on January 21, 2017.
The contest runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Lawrence Lake. Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the contest. The non-refundable entry fee of $10 and contest rules are available at the Grocery Store and the Gas Station in downtown Outing.
Prizes will be based on the total number of entries on the day of the contest.
January 23: Lakers Lions
Monday January 23rd will be Emily,Outing, 50 Lakes Lions 1st membership meeting of 2017. It will start at 5:30 at Granny's with dinner following the meeting.
January 27: Applications open for spring wild turkey A and B season permitsThe deadline for firearms wild turkey hunters to apply for early season spring hunting permits is Friday, Jan. 27, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.The spring season, which runs from Wednesday, April 12, to Wednesday, May 31, is divided into six time periods. Only people age 18 and older who want to hunt using a firearm during the first two time periods (A or B) need to apply for a spring turkey permit. Permits for the remaining time periods (C-F) can be purchased over-the-counter. Archery and youth turkey hunters can hunt the entire season without applying for the lottery.Permits for the last three time periods and youth licenses are sold starting March 1. Surplus adult licenses from the first two time periods, if available, are sold starting around mid-March.People applying for permit area 511, the Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area, are advised that the sanctuary portion of the WMAwill be closed to turkey hunting except for the special hunt for hunters with disabilities.For turkey hunting, a person may only use shotguns 20 gauge or larger, including muzzleloading shotguns. Only fine shot size No. 4 and smaller diameter may be used, and red dot scopes and range finders are legal. Visit the turkey hunting page for more information about turkey hunting: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/turkey/index.html
Jan 28: Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza at Hole-In-The-Day Bay, Noon-3pm
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February 1 - April 12: Income Tax Preparation Free E-File Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes AARP Tax-Aide Program
Free income tax preparation, for all ages, is available Feb 1 through Apr 12, at the Crooked Lake Town Hall in Outing, MN. Wednesdays: 2:00pm-6:00pm. Appointment only.
After receiving your tax information, call Tom Martin (MON through THUR ONLY) for an appointment. (218-792-5903)
ALL appointments to be scheduled later than Mar. 15 should be made prior to Mar. 15. This assures we can assist all members in the communities. A valid photo ID, Social Security card, and a copy of last year's tax return MUST be brought with you.
Feb 3-4 Crosslake 14th Annual Winterfest begins with medallion hunt/ Fireworks at Community Center 7-9 pm
Feb 3 Crosslake Community School Cabin Fever Carnival, 4-6 pm
Feb 4th 8-11:30 Firefighters Pancake Breakfast Crosslake Lutheran church 12PM 14th Annual Soup Fest
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